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Ortz, Zacherl to miss remainder of season

Brock Zacherl (Photo/Clarion Athletics)

CLARION, Pa. -- Clarion wrestling coach Keith Ferraro announced today that due to injuries sustained earlier in the season, Golden Eagle wrestlers Brock Zacherl and Taylor Ortz will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season. Neither has competed since the Cliff Keen Invitational earlier this month.

The program hopes Zacherl and Ortz will be eligible for a medical hardship and an extra year of eligibility, which they intend to apply for at the appropriate time.

"We're disappointed that Brock and Taylor won't be able to compete with us for the rest of the season," Ferraro said. "We will look to the rest of our lineup to step up this year, and we hope to have both guys back in the future."

Both Zacherl and Ortz were NCAA qualifiers in 2018, with Zacherl also reaching the NCAA Championships in the previous two seasons as well. Zacherl reached as high as fifth in the national rankings this season after an impressive showing at the Cliff Keen Invitational, while Ortz continued his ascendance with an exceptional performance there as well.

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