CLARION, Pa. -- Clarion won six bouts, including a fall from #3 James Fleming (Sr. West Mifflin) at 157 and major decision from Sam Sherlock (So. West Mifflin) at 141 to lead Clarion to a 25-16 win over Bucknell in NCAA Division I wrestling on Friday night.
Held at W.S. Tippin Gym, Clarion raised its record to 5-8 overall, while Bucknell dropped to 6-12.
The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 6-0 lead when Tyler Fraley won by forfeit at 125.
After Joe Waltko lost 16-6 to Paul Petrov at 133-pounds, the Golden Eagles ran off three straight wins to jump to a 19-4 lead.
Sam Sherlock started the run with a 12-3 major decision over Derrik Russell at 141. Sherlock had two takedowns and two near falls to raise his record to 10-9.
Tyler Bedelyon came on at 149 for an 11-5 win over Adam Healey. Bedelyon had two takedowns and a three point near fall to post the win.
#3 ranked James Fleming pinned Vincent Favia at 6:29 at 157-pounds to push his season record to 27-2 and overall record to 119-18. Fleming led 14-1 at the time of the fall and Clarion had a 19-4 lead.
After Nick Milano lost a technical fall to #10 ranked Corey Lear at 165, Ryan Darch posted a 4-3 over Robert Schlitt at 174. Steven Cressley lost 8-4 to Robert Marchese at 184, but Clarion's Justin Ortega won a 9-5 decision at 197 to clinch the victory for the Golden Eagles. Ortega upped his record to 17-11.
Heavyweight Phil Catrucco lost a 10-2 major decision to Joe Stolfi at heavyweight to make the final score 25-16.
Clarion will host Lehigh at 2pm on Saturday.
125 – Tyler Fraley (CL) wb forfeit
133 – Paul Petrov (B) Maj. dec. Joe Waltko (CL) 16-6
141 - Sam Sherlock(CL) maj. dec. Derrik Russell (B) 12-3
149 – Tyler Bedelyon (CL) dec. Adam Healey (B) 11-5
157 – James Fleming (CL) wbf Vince Favia (B) 6:29
165- Corey Lear (B) tech. fall Nick Milano (CL) 16-0 5:26
174- Ryan Darch (CL) dec. Robert Schlitt (B) 4-3
184 – Robert Marchese (B) dec. Steven Cressley (CL) 8-4
197 – Justin Ortega (CL) dec. Tyler Lester (B) 9-5
285 – Joe Stolfi (B) maj. dec. Phil Catrucco (CL) 10-2