Gavin Henry & Matt Long Head to Wrestling Regionals Friday

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Gavin Henry & Matt Long Head to Wrestling Regionals Friday

Union City Senior wrestlers Gavin Henry and Matt Long heads to Sharon Friday for the Northwest Region Class 2A tournament. Henry starts with a first round bye, after receiving a District 10 gold medal last Saturday. Henry finished first at 182 pounds. So does Matt Long with a record of 32-5 in the 285 lb division.

Other county wrestlers who were automatically placed into region quarterfinals are McLane’s Hunter Robison (30-5 at 106) and Andrew Brest (33-5 at 113); Northwestern’s John Wheeler (30-4 at 132).

Cambridge Springs’ 132-pounder Tye Varndell, an Edinboro University recruit, and Greenville’s Jacob McMaster are district wrestlers who head to regions with perfect records as seniors.

Varndell is 36-0 at 132 and McMaster 41-0 at 220.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to next week’s PIAA 2A meet at Hershey’s Giant Center.