Three Williamson wrestlers traveled to Williamsport for the District 4A tournament on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22 with Ayden Sprague (106-pounds), Mikey Sipps (195-pound) and Kade Sottolano (220-pound) all competing .
In the first championship round, Sprague wrestled in the 106-pound division and was pinned in just over three minutes by Robert Gardner from South Williamsport. In the consolation round Sprague was once again pinned by Kyler Fester from Midd-West in just over two minutes to end his season with a 15-12 record.
During the 195-pound class match Sipps was also pinned in just over three minutes by Dominick Bridi from Line Mountain. In Sipps’ first consolation round he was able to put together a much stronger effort, pushing Bailey Hadzinkikolov to the end, but eventually fell by a close 7-4 decision score to end his season.
It was then Sottolano’s match in the 220-pound division, Sottolano has been the anchor for the Williamson wrestling team this season, but saw his first-round match with Carter Sauer from Midd-West end in a pin at the 5:30 mark.
In his consolation round matchup, Sottolano was able to bounce back in a big way against Logan McWilliams from Central Columbia and grab Williamson’s first and only win of the day in a 5-1 decision.
In the final match for Williamson, Trevor Williams got the best of Sottolano by an 8-0 major decision to end the Williamson Warriors season in Williamsport.
Despite only one wrestler coming up with a win during districts, the Williamson wrestling team put together a strong season despite a lack of wrestlers in certain weight classes.
The Warriors who finished the season 9-10 had three wrestlers who qualified for the District 4A tournament, and also had six wrestlers finish with a .500 or better record this season with Sam Cummings (13-13), Carter Gontarz (13-12), Josh Hultz (18-15), Sipps (19-13), Sprague (15-12) and Sottolano (25-9) all topping that mark.
The Williamson wrestling team also returns all but one wrestler next season with Brock Robinson being the only senior currently on the roster.