Pitt-Johnstown mourns passing of former wrestler Tyler Chesney

Pitt-Johnstown mourns the loss of former Mountain Cat wrestler Tyler Chesney, who passed away peacefully at his residence in Ocean City, MD, earlier this week. Chesney was 29.

Tyler Chesney
Chesney, a former PIAA AA State place-winner at Northern Bedford High School, came to Pitt-Johnstown in 2009, where he red-shirted as a true freshman. Chesney was a three-year letterman and a member of four NCAA Super Region I Runner-up teams as a Mountain Cat.

Born in Altoona in 1991, Chesney graduated from Pitt-Johnstown with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a Minor in Writing.

Chesney was a four-time District Champion and placed fourth at the PIAA AA State Wrestling Tournament at Northern Bedford High School.

Prior to his death, Chesney worked as a bartender at the Purple Moose and Riptide Pool Bar in Ocean City.

Chesney is survived by his parents Richard and Chris Chesney and three sisters.

Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 22 and from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, November 23 at the Community Grace Brethren Church at 1216 Raystown Road in Everett. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday.


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