on February 29, 2024
North Union wrestler Heath Ferguson (right) has his arm raised in victory during the Central Buckeye Conference tournament. Ferguson won the Division III sectional championship in the 150-pound weight category. (Gazette photo by Aleksei Pavloff)

Wildcat grapplers punch tickets to D-III District Tournament

By By Bob Putman, Richwood Gazette 


North Union sophomore Heath Ferguson won a Division III sectional wrestling championship during the Central District tournament at Amanda Clearcreek.

Ferguson (19-6) finished off three straight wins in the 150-pound division. He notched a late pin during the third period of his title match against Joey Wright of Westfall.

After getting a firstround bye, Ferguson opened with a victory over Josh Kean of West Jefferson in a quarterfinal match. He won by pin in 5:40.

He followed in the semifinal with a 15-4 decision over Jahki Royster of Heath.

The last North Union wrestler to win a sectional title was in 2019 when Tarren Riffle and Chris Cox-Wilson each were sectional champions.

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