Burger survives in overtime

Union City had three champs in the 28th annual Saegertown Wrestling Tournament. From left are Jared Burger (215 pounds), Shane Rankin (112) and Greg Reinke (heavyweight). Burger was named the tournament’s “outstanding wrestler.” Journal photo by Maryann Mook

From Combined Sources

LOWVILLE — Union City won two overtime bouts but it wasn’t enough as the Bears fell to Seneca 39-20 in a region 3 match on Wednesday.

Union City received three forfeits but the Bobcats won nine of the 14 weight classes.

After Jesse Vazquez pulled out a 7-6 overtime win over Brian Fenno at 189 pounds, there was a rematch of the Saegertown Tournament finals at 215.

That pitted Union City’s undefeated Jared Burger versus Seneca’s Matt Mongera, a former member of the Corry Kids program.

Last Saturday, Burger pulled out a 4-1 decision for the title.

This time, the tense match went OT before Burger prevailed, 3-2.

Heavyweight Greg Reinke followed with a pin in 65 seconds over Brad Beiter.

Shane Rankin (112) and Josh Reinke (130) got the forfeits.

UC has a non-region match at Franklin tonight.

Seneca 39, Union City 30

103 — Teixeira (S) won by forfeit

112 — Shane Rankin (UC) by forfeit

119 — Yaple (S) p Ron Cross, 3:53

125 — Pier (S) d Jesse Middleton, 2-0

130 — Josh Reinke (UC) by forfeit

135 — Nate Wienczkowski (UC) forfeit

140 — Smith (S) d Tim Vargo, 8-0

145 — Hibbler (S) tf Nick Tomcho 16-0

152 — Horn (S) p. Jarred Brooks 1:52

160 — Smith (S) p Adam Green, 3:32

171 — Murphy (S) md Myers, 14-2

189 — Jesse Vazquez (UC) d Fenno, 7-6 OT

215 — Jared Burger (UC) d Mongera, 3-2 OT

285 — Greg Reinke (UC) p Beiter, 1:05.

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