The #8 ranked Union Knights wrestling program earned its eighth trip to state duals - and the first since 2008 - with a decisive 53-15 team victory over East Marshall/GMG last Tuesday night.
EM/GMG's Jay Reisetter was the only senior to win his final home match, defeating Union's Tanner Shirk at 182 pounds.
Josh Clark won a 7-0 decision over Nate Judge at 285 pounds, and several other Union wrestlers won their match with pins.
Above, East Marshall/GMG cheerleaders react as Mustang senior heavyweight Nate Judge, top, tries to reverse Union’s Josh Clark to his back during the third period of their match last Tuesday in Le Grand. Clark won the rated battle, 7-0, and the Knights prevailed with a 53-15 team victory. (Photos by Ross Thede, Times-Republican)
Austin Dengler (138), Jacob Holschlag (145), Tanner Hilton (195), Jace Hadachek (220), Max Thomsen (126) and Trevor McLaughlin (132) all won their matches by pinning opponents.
Logan Thomsen won his match at 152 by a 17-2 margin, and Cole Reiter defeated his opponent at 160 by a score of 11-6. Jon Hellman won 4-0 in the 106-pound slot.