UC Bears Strike at Day One of Regional Wrestling Tournament

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UC Bears Strike at Day One of Sharon Wrestling Tournament
By Staff Reports

The Bears have three semifinalists heading into Saturday’s action in Sharon.

Union City 126-pounder William Burgess opened with a 7-0 decision over Fort LeBoeuf’s Jonathan Ploss and then defeated Blake Passarelli of Curwensville 3-0 in the quarterfinals.

The Bears’ 182-pounder, Gavin Henry, received a first-round bye after winning the District 10 title last weekend. He then improved to 36-3 by pinning Hudson Martz of Redbank Valley in 1 minute, 22 seconds.

Union City’s third semifinalist was heavyweight Matt Long, who pinned Sheffield’s Nick Knowles in 2:26 in the quarterfinals after a first-round bye.