Unionville young gun slings his way to Regional berth

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Indians sophomore Mike Caldwell was the sole survivor in Saturday’s district fray

By Dave Conard Sports Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com

Scott Seidenberger is greeted by coaches after his final bout for Unionville

UPPER PROVIDENCE—It may not have been exactly the way Unionville senior Scott Seidenberger envisioned his final match ending in an illustrious career where he posted 85 wins and is on the top ten wins list of all time, as he was on the losing end of a 17-0 technical fall at the hands of Garnett Valley’s Kyle Loeb (sixth place finisher).

But in true Seidenberger fashion, a fourth round loss did not detour him from immediately becoming a supporter of his fellow Indians grapplers, as six Unionville wreslters qualified for the consolation quarter finals with sophomore Mike Caldwell leading the way as Seidenberger and his senior team mates cranked up the volume cheering the youngsters on.

“I am so glad for Mike,” said Indian head coach Chris Matz. “He works so hard all year round and has come so far, it is great to have such a young guy get a chance to go to the regional next week. I am very proud of the way all of my guys have battled this weekend, to have five wrestlers with a chance to reach the semis says a lot about the effort they have put forth.”

Seidenberger, senior Perry Hopkins, senior John Hartz, the sophomore duo of Will Hart and Steve Annan along with Caldwell took to the mat with an opportunity to qualify for the Pennsylvania State Southeastern regional to be held next week at Oxford High School, with Caldwell winning a tight 2-0 victory over Glenn Mills junior Travis Abbott to advance to the semi finals.

Mike Caldwell battled his way to a fourth plcae finish for the Indians

In the semis, Caldwell took a 6-3 lead into the third period but had to battle to hang on for an 8-6 win over Marple Newtown sophomore Pat Callaghan, claiming a berth in next weeks regional, before getting pinned by Garnet Valley’s Fred Alderman in the final round, settling for a fourth place medal

“I am so excited right now,” said Caldwell following his semi final win. “Every time I tried a shot, he countered by flipping around but I was still able to get my points. Our upperclassmen have really helped me know what need to be done to get here, I could not have done it with out their support, this is awesome.”

“I am already looking forward to next season and our turn on top of the mountain,” added Matz. “With guys like Mike and Bobby (Murray) along with Zach (Pfieffer), Will (Hart) and Steve (Annan) we have so much talent that will be returning next season. It is going to be something special.”

Championship Round 1

106 – Edgar Garcia (Avon Grove) pinned Bob Murray, 0:53

120 – Scott Seidenberger dec. Kelley Bartivic (Springfield Delco), 12-8

126 – Tyler Clapp (Strath Haven) pinned Mike Caldwell, 4:56

138 – Josh Demi (West Chester Henderson) dec. Zach Pfeifer, 5-3

160 – John Hartz pinned Nick Johnson (Conestoga), 1:08

182 – Lawrence Alkins (Ridley) dec. Perry Hopkins, 8-2

220 – Steve Annan dec. Chip Rossino (Haverford High), 11-6

285 – Will Hart pinned Justin Freemont (Strath Haven), 3:32

Quarterfinals

120 – Ryan Flynn (Marple Newtown) won by tech. fall over Scott Seidenberger, 18-3; 5:17

160 – Don Heidelberg (Glen Mills) dec. John Hartz, 5-1

220 – Ken Smith (Marple Newtown) pinned Steve Annan, 0:54

285 – James Brown (Ridley) dec. Will Hart, 7-2

 

First Round Consolations

106 – Dylan Wertz (Boyertown) pinned Bob Murray, 0:35

120 – Scott Seidenberger dec. Todd Christy (Conestoga), 6-4

126 – Mike Caldwell pinned Jim Stong (Spring-Ford), 2:49

138 – Brent Dunfee (Springfield Delco) dec. Zach Pfeifer, 7-2

160 – John Hartz dec. Matt Sauselein (Ridley), 7-2

182 – Perry Hopkins dec. Van Barrett (West Chester East), 3-0

220 – Steve Annan pinned Devin Miller (Academy Park), 0:35

285 – Will Hart pinned Austin Hennessey (Oxford Area), 4:41

Consolation Quarterfinals

120 – Kyle Loeb (Garnet Valley) won by tech. fall over Scott Seidenberger, 17-0; 2:41

126 – Mike Caldwell dec. Travis Abbott (Glen Mills), 2-0

160 – Cody Richmond (Boyertown) dec. John Hartz, 8-6 SV

182 – Marquese Redmon (Glen Mills) dec. Perry Hopkins, 6-4

220 – Mark Kaminskas (Conestoga) dec. Steve Annan, 5-2

285 – Rob Campbell (Conestoga) dec. Will Hart, 4-2

Consolation Semifinals

126 – Mike Caldwell dec. Pat Callaghan (Marple Newtown), 8-6

Third Place

126 – Fred Alderman (Garnet Valley) pinned Mike Caldwell, 2:30

Unionville senior Scott Seidenberger’s career stats


CAREER WRESTLING STATISTICS
HIGH SCHOOL

W

L

T

F

TF

MD

W%

2008-2009 Unionville

16

13

0

3

1

4

0.552

2009-2010 Unionville

18

16

0

4

3

2

0.529

2010-2011 Unionville

21

10

0

5

2

2

0.677

2011-2012 Unionville

30

10

0

6

3

11

0.750

VARSITY TOTALS

85

49

0

18

9

19

0.634

 

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