Union City Varsity Wrestling Advances 9 To District 10 Championships


Union City Varsity Wrestling Advances 9 To District 10 Championships

Story and picture by William Hayes

Union City’s 5 Finalists
From left Marshall Vantassel Esteban Waldman. Gavin Henry William Burgess. Mat Long

The Union City Varsity Wrestling Team travelled to Meadville High School Friday and Saturday to compete in the PIAA District 10 Sectional Tournament. Fourteen Bears would enter the “House Of Thrills”, and after some very hard fought battles, The Bears came out with two champions, eleven wrestlers placing in the tournament, with nine moving on to the next round, of the PIAA District 10 Championships. The race for team title was down to the wire with Union City advancing five wrestlers into the finals. The Bears came up just short to General Mclane, placing 2nd as a team. In order to advance wrestlers, they had to place in the top seven of their respected weight classes. It was a day full of great Wrestling action, with triumph and heartache in full force.

Union City Results
113 Quintin Hedderick 8th Place
120 Jayson Solliwoda 8th Place
126 William Burgess 2nd Place (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)
132 Tallin Henry 5th Place (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)
138 Judah Gardner 5th Place (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)
152 Esteban Waldman 2nd Place (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)
170 Marshall VanTassel 2nd Place (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)
182 Gavin Henry Champion (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)
195 Nick Kaday 6th Place (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)
220 Tyler Hedderick 3rd Place (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)
285 Matt Long Champion (DISTRICT QUALIFIER)