Seven grapplers will represent Unionville this weekend trying to move one step closer to the state tourney By Dave Conard Sports Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com
ROYERSFORD—An eclectic group of Unionville wrestlers will travel to Spring-Ford High School on Friday to compete in the PIAA District One AAA South championships.
More over they will all have their sights set on one target, a PIAA Southeastern Regional berth, of which each weight class has five available for next week’s state final qualifiers at Oxford High School.
The pack of Indians will take to the mats at Rams Gymnasium by virtue of their qualifying efforts this past weekend at the Group four sectionals held at Boyertown.
Scott Seidenberger will be battling at 120 after finishing fourth last weekend recording three wins and two losses, which was good enough to claim a sectional fourth place medal.
There is good chance that 220-pounder Steve Annan got to see the best his class has to offer last Saturday a he pinned Corey Snoots from Octorara, following a semi final defeat at the hands of eventual champion Mike Boykin of Coatesville, to bring home the bronze medal from section four.
A pair of runner up finishes by John Hartz at 160 pounds and Will Hart at 285 pounds, who both fell to grapplers from Pac-10 power house and back-to-back champions Owen J. Roberts, bodes well for the Indians at the district meet this weekend as both men battled through the brackets posting three wins apiece until the finals.
“It’s good to know the guys that are here,” said heavyweight Will Hart. “I would actually almost rather not have wrestled them before, I have two moves I like to use and if they have seen me it takes away my advantage. It’s good having teams like (Downingtown) West, (Downingtown) East and Owen J. (Roberts) here, to be the best you have to beat the best.
Unionville will be represented at 106 pounds by Bob Murray and Mike Caldwell at 126-pounds, who snagged fourth overall by fighting through the consolation bracket along with Seidenberger following second round losses. Caldwell won three consecutive matches before dropping the third place bout by a decision 5-0.
At Boyertown on Saturday, 138-pounder Zach Pfeifer and Perry Hopkins at 182 were dominant early on as they blew through the first two rounds before having to settle for bronze medal finishes as both men won their consolation match.
Hopkins pinned the Wildcats Tyler Rogers in 2:21, while Pfeifer scored a 9-4 decision over the Bears Reuben Maldanado.
The District One South AAA championship action starts Friday evening and carries over with the quarter, semis and finals on Saturday among 30 teams in attendance.
PIAA District One section IIII-Boyertown High School
|106||Aston White, Owen J. Roberts, won by tech. fall over A.J Garber, Downingtown West, 15-0; 5:29|
|113||Derek Gulotta, Owen J. Roberts, dec. Chase Brown, Spring-Ford, 4-0|
|120||Colby Frank, Owen J. Roberts, dec. Sean Hennessey, Spring-Ford, 5-0|
|126||Dan Pommerer, Downingtown West, pinned Jim Stong, Spring-Ford, 5:32|
|132||Demetri D’Orsaneo, Owen J. Roberts, maj. dec. Bo Johnstone, Octorara, 14-1|
|138||Adam Moser, Owen J. Roberts, dec. Jesse Quave, Spring-Ford, 7-5|
|145||Andrew Kinney, Owen J. Roberts, dec. Brandon Arnsberger, Octorara, 3-2|
|152||Kyle Shronk, Owen J. Roberts, dec. Jon Neiman, Boyertown, 7-6|
|160||Mike Lenge, Owen J. Roberts, dec. John Hartz, Unionville, 3-2|
|170||Gordon Bolig, Owen J. Roberts, dec. Gray Garber, Boyertown, 8-6|
|182||Chase Garber, Boyertown, pinned Nick Prange, Octorara, 1:56|
|195||Adam Pleines, Downingtown East, dec. Jordan Wertz, Boyertown, 4-2|
|220||Mike Boykin, Coatesville, dec. Matt Bartolotta, Downingtown East, 6-1|
|285||Brad Trego, Owen J. Roberts, pinned Will Hart, Unionville, 1:26|
|106||Dylan Wertz, Boyertown, pinned Bob Murray, Unionville, 4:44|
|113||Mike Pommerer, Downingtown West, dec. Shane Ruhnke, Great Valley, 6-4|
|120||Eddie Kriczky, Boyertown, won by tech. fall over Scott Seidenberger, Unionville, 17-2; 2:29|
|126||TJ Nelson, Downingtown East, dec. Mike Caldwell, Unionville, 5-0|
|132||Noah Stephens, Coatesville, dec. Adam Dombrosky, Spring-Ford, 6-3|
|138||Zach Pfeifer, Unionville, dec. Reuben Maldonado, Boyertown, 9-4|
|145||Jason Dombrosky, Spring-Ford, dec. Matt Brownback, Coatesville, 4-1|
|152||Alex Wait, Downingtown East, dec. Jason Madanat, Downingtown West, 3-0|
|160||Cody Richmond, Boyertown, dec. Dan Lawrence, Spring-Ford, 3-1 SV|
|170||Gabe Hale, Downingtown West, dec. Tyler McGuigan, Spring-Ford, 2-0|
|182||Perry Hopkins, Unionville, pinned Tyler Rogers, Owen J. Roberts, 2:21|
|195||Mason Romano, Spring-Ford, dec. Javier Santiago, Octorara, 5-4 UTB|
|220||Steve Annan, Unionville, pinned Corey Snoots, Octorara, 3:41|
|285||Dean Lang, Great Valley, dec. Sean Snodgrass, Downingtown East, 1-0|