Solanco’s all-star wrestlers; special recognition for Dominic Flatt’s kindness

| March 12, 2019

Wrestling - all-starsWEBPhoto: Standout Solanco wrestlers Connor Charles, Nick Yannutz, Joey Vandegriff, Nate Nuehauser, Chase Charles, Jackson Houghton and Dominic Flatt.

Solanco wrestlers have been honored for their successful seasons and accomplishments:
Chase Charles at 126 pounds and Jackson Houghton at 113 have been named Lancaster-Lebanon League all-stars.
Connor Charles earned academic all-star recognition.
Dominic Flatt at 106 pounds and Joey Vandergriff at 132 pounds are L-L League second team all-stars.
Nick Yannutz at 195 pounds and Nate Nuehauser at 285 pounds received honorable mention recognition.

Wrestling - Dominic FlattWEBIn this photo are Solanco wrestler Dominic Flatt (center) and brothers Jaxon and Cooper Brubaker. Varsity wrestling coach Tony Mendez provided the following information about the photo and the special Extemporaneous Character Award that Dominic was presented with:Dominic Flatt won his first L-L title this past January as an undersized 106 pounder weighing in at only 99.5 pounds.  At the league tournament he began a friendship with two brothers Jaxon and Cooper Brubaker who have Saul-Wilson Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, characterized by small stature. The brothers are two of only 13 in the world with the condition. Upon receiving his first place medal at the tournament, Dominic gave his medal to Jaxon Brubaker, realizing Jaxon would probably never get the chance to wrestle. Between LNP (Lancaster Newspapers) and social media sharing his story, many individuals in the wrestling community became well aware of this story, including Clair Beiler. Mr. Beiler owns Lancaster Awards & Apparel and supplies the league wrestling tournament with all of its awards. Mr. Beiler wanted to donate a new championship medal to Dominic for his incredible act of kindness. At the all-star wrestling banquet, Dominic was presented with the special Extemporaneous Character Award.  As I suspected, Dominic placed the medal around Cooper Brubaker’s neck so he had a medal to match his brother’s. Once again, Dominic demonstrated his incredible character as a wrestler and person. Thank you Dominic for your leadership as a Solanco wrestler. Tony Mendez.

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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