Bears (9-0) upend Bisons 40-25 in non-region match
By William Hayes
Your Union City Bears Varsity Wrestling Team defeated the Fort LeBoeuf Bisons Tuesday evening in front of a packed Bears Den, at the Union City Elementary School 40-25. It had been nearly 30 years since the Bears have defeated The Bisons. It would all happen on Union City’s annual Ed Margie Scholarship Night making the evening even more special.
Union City Sophmore standout Tallin Henry, 132 lbs. came up huge with a dominating start for the Bears, jumping out to a big lead before securing the fall. Judah Gardner, 138 lbs. Lost a barn burner of a match 4-3 that ended in what appeared to be a controversial no call at the closing seconds of the match, where Gardner appeared to get a 2 pt reversal that wasnt called. At 145lbs. Union City Senior Shad Haskins lost by major dec. giving the Bisons a 7-6 lead. Esteban Waldman, 152 lbs. won by dec. At 160 lbs. Sophmore Cain Greeley lost by dec. At 170 lbs. Union City’s Parker Barto lost by fall.
At 183 lbs. Union City Senior Gavin Henry, Ranked 5th in State, took on State #1 Ranked Senior Julian Gorring. The Match was one of the most anticipated showdowns in District 10. In a great hardfought battle it would be Gorring with the narrow victory 5-3.at 195lbs. Marshall Vantassel stepped up huge by wrestling up not 1 but 2 weight classes securing the victory 7-5. At 220 lbs. Senior Tyler Hedderick accepted a forfeit for the Bears. 285 lbs. Union City Senior Matt Long got a 20 sec fall. At 106 lbs. Union City Sophmore Evan Smith lost by Fall. At 113 lbs. Quinten Hedderick won by fall, Austin Dolan, 120 lbs. Won by Major Dec. And lastly Senior William Burgess, 126 lbs. won by forfeit.
The Ed Margie Scholarship goes to a UC Student that meets the following qualifications.
- Must have Drivers License
- Must Have Participated in Wrestling, Football, Or Track and Field
- Must Have 3.5 Grade Point Average
We spoke with Mrs. Margie before the match, and she explained that these stipulations were made by Coach Margies Daughters. Mr Margie was the UC Drivers Ed Teacher, Coached three sports In UC, and demanded that of them grade wise. “As A past UC Varsity Wrestler For Coach Ed Margie, this happened on the perfect night….I know theres one PIAA Hall Of Fame coach up above smiling down today ” said William Hayes
Results from UC vs FLB
UC 40 FLB 25
Tallin Henry (Union City Area Hs) over Jonathan Ploss (Fort Leboeuf Hs) (Fall 5:29)
Justin Cornelius (Fort Leboeuf Hs) over Judah Gardner (Union City Area Hs) (Dec 4-3)
Joel Huck (Fort Leboeuf Hs) over Shad Haskins (Union City Area Hs) (MD 9-1)
Esteban Waldman (Union City Area Hs) over Jack Rimpa (Fort Leboeuf Hs) (Dec 6-4)
Josh Mc Call (Fort Leboeuf Hs) over Cain Greeley (Union City Area Hs) (Dec 10-4)
Brent Burbules (Fort Leboeuf Hs) over Parker Barto (Union City Area Hs) (Fall 2:30)
Julian Gorring (Fort Leboeuf Hs) over Gavin Henry (Union City Area Hs) (Dec 5-3)
Marshall VanTassel (Union City Area Hs) over Tim Church (Fort Leboeuf Hs) (Dec 7-5)
Tyler Hedderick (Union City Area Hs) over Unknown (For.)
Matt Long (Union City Area Hs) over Tyler Cornell (Fort Leboeuf Hs) (Fall 0:20)
Adam Johnson (Fort Leboeuf Hs) over Evan Smith (Union City Area Hs) (Fall 1:58)
Quintin Hedderick (Union City Area Hs) over Andrea Przybycien (Fort Leboeuf Hs) (Fall 2:23)
Austin Dolan (Union City Area Hs) over Matthew Orton (Fort Leboeuf Hs) (MD 18-9)
William Burgess (Union City Area Hs) over Unknown (For.)