UC Bears Strike at Day One of Regional Wrestling Tournament


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.