SEASON of SUCCESS! AND IT CONTINUES

Alumni, Family, and Friends of Upper Arlington Wrestling:

Yesterday, the Upper Arlington High School Wrestling Team finished 2nd at the Sectional Tournament and advanced 12 individuals to the Central District Tournament next weekend at Hilliard Darby High School.  Team 62 finished with 236 points, just four points behind team champion Olentangy Orange but safely outdistancing Central Crossing (185 points) for team runner-up honors.   Senior captain Slade Morley (220) and senior Alex Botello (285) each claimed individual weight class championships to pace the Golden Grapplers.

While disappointed that we could not capture the first Sectional team championship for UA in 30 years, the 12 individual District Tournament qualifiers is the most in program history and we are excited for those individuals as they prepare to compete at the District Tournament.  The following individuals qualified for the District Tournament:

106 – Daniel Beam (Fr.) – 4th place (15-17 record overall)

113 – Jesse Bowers (Fr.) – 3rd  (27-15)

120 – Joey Orlando (So.) – 4th  (24-12)

126 – Teddy Hill (Fr.) – 2nd (27-11)

132 – Gavin Shafer (So.) – 4th (4-6)

138 – Zach Harris (Sr.) – 3rd (17-17)

145 – Henry Ledman (Jr.) – 3rd (18-16)

152 – Mark Trifelos (Jr.) – 3rd (28-12)

170 – Garegin Soghomonyan (Jr.) – 3rd (25-10)

195 – Dante Landolfi (Jr.) – 2nd (34-7)

220 – Slade Morley (Sr.) – 1st (34-4)

285 – Alex Botello (Sr.) – 1st (20-11)

Final brackets from the Sectional Tournament can be found here:  http://www.baumspage.com/wr/wrevent.php?peventID=200&table=C

Wrestling for the District Tournament begins at 4 PM this Friday, March 3rd with championship preliminary and quarterfinal matches.  Brackets for the District Tournament can be found here:   http://www.baumspage.com/cedist/hi1/2016/2017%20Brackets.htm

We look forward to your support as Team 62 closes out the 2016-17 season.

Just a reminder that you can follow our team at www.uawrestling.org or on Facebook under “Upper Arlington Wrestling Boosters.” 

Thanks,

Matt Stout, Head Wrestling Coach, Upper Arlington High School

11 days until the 2017 OHSAA State Tournament

“You can’t always be the strongest or most talented or most gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive.”

Pat Summitt, All Time Wins Leader, NCAA Basketball (Men and Women)

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