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2017-2018 Clarion season

PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:13 am
by d ... match.aspx

Wrestling | 10/30/2017 9:38:00 PM
Starting Spots Determined at Blue / Gold Match

CLARION, Pa. – The Clarion wrestling team invited fans to its final night of wrestle-offs on Monday, as the Golden Eagles determined spots in the starting lineup at the Blue / Gold Match at Tippin Gymnasium. Clarion will open its 2017-18 season on Friday against Utah Valley.

In one instance a decisive third match was needed to settle a starting spot, as Jack Peura topped Mac Tanner on Monday to force the rubber match at 157 pounds. Tanner took a 6-4 decision earlier in the series of wrestle-offs but Peura countered with a 9-3 decision on Monday. He brought Tanner down twice in quick succession to start the first period and took a 4-2 lead into the final frame. After a quick escape to start the third Peura brought Tanner down twice en route to the win.

In the rubber match, Peura notched a hard-fought takedown of Tanner at the 1:06 mark of the first period. He made it 5-1 with a late takedown in the second period, but Tanner soon cut it down to 5-3. An early escape by Tanner made it just a 5-4 score, but Peura held tough and fought off his opponent to take the decision.

The other duo to face off twice on Monday night was Max Wohlabaugh and Jimmy Miller at 165 pounds, with Wohlabaugh taking the first match by a 3-2 decision. The freshman took Miller down to open the proceedings, the only time either wrestler was brought down to the mat in the bout. Both escaped from the bottom position in the next two periods, with Wohlabaugh fending off Miller's late challenge for a win.

Neither competitor scored in the first period of their second bout of the night, and again the two wrestlers escaped the other to start the final two periods. Tied 1-1, Wohlabaugh was able to take control of Miller with just 30 seconds remaining in the third period for a takedown, and rode him out for nearly the rest of the period to take the 3-2 decision.

The night started with one of the Golden Eagles' two returning NCAA qualifiers rolling to a major decision, as Jake Gromacki defeated Gavin Park in the 125-pound match. The redshirt junior opened up a 6-0 lead after one period thanks to a four-point near fall at the buzzer, and rattled off another in the second period to take a commanding 14-0 advantage. Gromacki brought Park down one more time in the third period to set the final deficit at 16-2.

The other qualifier from a year ago was Brock Zacherl, and he too cruised to a victory in his match. The 141-pounder put the heat on freshman Jalin Hankerson early, taking a 4-1 lead at the end of the first period before really opening things up in the second. Two four-point near-falls gave Zacherl a 15-1 edge after five minutes of action, and he added a takedown early in the third periods for the 17-2 tech fall.

Two other freshmen earned spots in the starting lineup with their performances on Monday. Greg Bulsak won his second match in the 184-pound series, defeating Ty Bagoly 4-0, while Toby Cahill earned a spot at 285 pounds with an 8-5 decision over Edgar Ruano.

Re: 2017-2018 Clarion season

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:23 pm
by Npgheaglefan
Clarion vs Utah Valley


Utah Valley is pretty tough as they whooped up on WVU prion to Clarion match

125 Lamont is tough. Gromacki had no offense.
133 Cooley - not much offense very defensive
141 Brock - good showing but needs to get better on top
149 Ortz - Taylor wrestled tough against a bigger stronger kid. Needs to get better on top
157 Mac - surprised how well he did for a defensive wrestler. Really hard nosed. It appeared Peura got hurt at end of wrestle off that he won. Is he hurt?
165 Wolabaugh - tough intro to college wrestling. Big and strong but not sure Greco translates to college folk style immediately. Could have used RS but he will get better and has huge upside.
174 Rigous - was right in it vs ranked wrestler. Looks like he’s really sucking weight
184 - Bulsak - was a beast tonight on top. Would like to see him more on his feet. The kid he wrestled has good pedigree and he handled him. Kids could barley put his shirt on after the match :)
197 - Conti - ugh! Was handling a ranked wrestler and winning with less than a minute left and then £[¥{¥{£{!><]]! Take away 6 from them and give us 3 and Clarion wins. Potential to do damage this year is there........
HWT Cahill - surprise of the night for me. A true frosh vs a RS sr. Who was ranked and huge.....the tilt call with 10 sec left was crap. I really liked what I saw. Very athletic. Could have rolled over but really showed guts.

All in all I was pretty encouraged.......on the the open Sunday......go Eagles

Re: 2017-2018 Clarion season

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:44 am
by d
Clarion adds 12/29 Midlands to schedule. ... lands.aspx

Wrestling to Compete at 55th Midlands
CLARION, Pa. – Head wrestling coach Keith Ferraro announced today that the Clarion wrestling team added the 55th Annual Midlands Championships, hosted by Northwestern, to the 2017-18 schedule. The two-day event will take place over December 29-30 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. outside of Chicago.
Last year's competition had the biggest field ever and featured 71 ranked wrestlers, including 38 that were ranked in the top-10 at their respective weight classes. Clarion last attended the event during the 2012-13 season.
Historically, 11 different Golden Eagles have placed at Midlands a total of 16 times. Wade Schalles is Clarion's lone champion at Midlands, having won the 158-pound weight class there in 1972. Most recently, Bekzod Abdurakhmonov and James Fleming placed during the 2011-12 season. Abdurakhmonov also placed there in 2012.
The Sears Centre is a multi-purpose arena which currently serves as the home of the Windy City Bulls, the D-League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls. Additionally, the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament has been hosted at the Sears Centre in two of the last four years.

Re: 2017-2018 Clarion season

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:22 pm
by Npgheaglefan
Any intel on why Gromacki 125 and Rigous 174 are not in the lineup for the PSAC championship? Injuries? If not why did they burn Parks redshirt?

Re: 2017-2018 Clarion season

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:24 am
by d
sorry no intel on the lineup substitutions.

however, pretty solid showing, especially without 2 starters! ... sac-s.aspx

Zacherl, Conti Lead Clarion to 2nd at PSAC's
Brock Zacherl won his second PSAC title at 141 pounds in three years, Dustin Conti won his first at 197 pounds, and three of their teammates also reached their respective finals as Clarion wrestling team took second place at the 75th PSAC Championships hosted by Edinboro. The Golden Eagles finished with 122.0 team points, behind only Lock Haven and just ahead of Edinboro.
All told, Clarion saw four of its wrestlers reach their respective finals on Saturday, with Mac Tanner and Greg Bulsak joining Zacherl and Conti in the championship round. In addition, Taylor Ortz and Taylor Cahill both took third place in their respective brackets, while Max Wohlabaugh reached the third-place match at 165 pounds and took fourth place.
Zacherl rolled to two bonus point victories to open the 141-pound bracket, starting with a major decision over Edinboro's Nate Hagan. The two-time NCAA qualifier got off to a big margin en route to the 13-3 major decision. He was even better in the semifinal bout against Pitt-Johnstown's Chris Eddins, working him to the tune of a 19-4 technical fall to set up a bout against Lock Haven's Kyle Shoop.
In his championship bout against Shoop, Zacherl held off the second-seeded wrestler in the bracket, defeating him by an 8-4 decision.
Compared to his teammates, the two wins that sent Dustin Conti to the finals were nailbiters. The redshirt senior won his quarterfinal match in the 197-pound bracket, a 1-0 decision over Edinboro's Aaron Paddock. That led to a win over top-seeded Evan Ramos of Shippensburg, with Conti holding on for a 4-1 decision to reach the finals.
In the championship match against Pitt-Johnstown's Levi Niebauer, neither wrestler scored in the first period. Conti got and escape and a two-point takedown midway through the second period to take a 3-0 lead, and he ultimately held a 3-1 edge entering the final frame. Conti fought off a number of attempts from Niebauer, ultimately leaving with the 4-3 decision and his first career PSAC title.
At 157 pounds, Tanner got a bye directly to the quarterfinal round and took advantage of it, beating Gannon's George McGuire by seven points in a 12-5 decision. He punched his ticket to the finals with a win by fall in the semis, pinning Pitt-Johnstown's Cody Law 1:02 into the third period to earn a shot against the Fighting Scots' Andrew Shomer in the championship match. Shomer got the better of Tanner in the final, though, winning by major decision.
The redshirt freshman Bulsak continued the exciting start to his season, reaching the finals of the 184-pound bracket. It started with a pin over Kutztown's Jeff Reimel 35 seconds into the second period, sending Bulsak to the semifinals against Edinboro's Dylan Reynolds. There Bulsak notched another impressive win, shutting out Reynolds for a 6-0 decision and a match against top seed Corey Hazel of Lock Haven. The finals match against Hazel was a tight one, with Hazel holding on for dear life and a 4-3 decision.
Ortz started off his day with a decision over Shippensburg's Cody Blankenship, taking him down 4-3 in their opening bout. He followed that up with an 11-2 major decision over Millersville's Douglas Mele before falling to top seed and 2017 NCAA qualifier Ronnie Perry of Lock Haven. After pinning Kutztown's Chad Haegele in just 49 seconds in the consolation semis, Ortz added another major decision to his resume, beating Mercyhurst's Logan Grass 9-1.
Cahill began his morning with an exciting overtime victory, beating Bloomsburg's Kyle Murphy 7-6 in the quarterfinal round. He dropped a semifinal match to Lock Haven's Jared Siegrist but in the consolation semis won his second overtime match of the day. Cahill held off Kutztown's Zach Ancewicz with a two-point takedown in double sudden victory. In the third-place match, he fended off Murphy again with a takedown during sudden victory, earning third place as a result.
Wohlabaugh started his day off with a bonus points victory, beating Edinboro's Fritz Hoehn by major decision and a 14-5 score. He fell in the semifinals to East Stroudburg's Michael Raccioppi but recovered with a 4-3 decision over Pitt-Johnstown's Devin Austin in the consolation semis. He fell in the third-place match, though, dropping a major decision to Millersville's Shane Ruhnke and finishing in fourth place

Re: 2017-2018 Clarion season

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:31 pm
by Npgheaglefan

Re: 2017-2018 Clarion season

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:20 am
by Npgheaglefan
Midlands brackets posted

The eagles have 4 wrestlers going but had earlier posted that 8 would be attending. Any idea why no Delong or Brock Zacherl?