Golden Eagle freshmen lead wrestlers in winning two of three weekend matches

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Clarion Eagle  wrestlers took to the mat three times this past weekend and managed to win two of the three matchups.
On Friday, Clarion won six of its 10 bouts against the Lock Haven Bald Eagles to grab the 18-12 victory.
Freshmen Hunter Jones, Justin Arthur, Austin Matthews  and Evan Daley, along with juniors Sam Sherlock and Ryan Darch all grabbed victories for Clarion. Clarion Wrestling
Saturday, the Eagles picked up where they left off with a victory over visiting George Mason.
Clarion defeated the Patriots 23-12.
Grabbing victories for Clarion were Jones, Arthur, Matthews, Darch, Daley and freshman Dustin Conti.
On Sunday, the team traveled out to Bloomsburg for a meeting with the Huskies.
Only Arthur and senior Tyler Bedelyon grabbed victories for the Eagles, leading to the 28-8 downfall.
The Eagles had a short lead, but the Huskies ended up on top in the final six bouts leading to the loss.
Arthur was the only Golden Eagle to take home an individual victory in all three of his bouts over the weekend. When asked about the performance this past weekend, Arthur said, “Everyone did a very good job in their own way in what they do. The wrestler that stood out to me was Tyler [Bedlyon] cause he is just a fighter. He may be getting beat by fifteen points and it would be the last minute but he’s not going to stop wrestling until the final whistle.  He comes back in a lot of matches just cause he has heart.  It’s just nice to go out there, especially because he wrestles right before me. Whenever I just look out there and see him fighting it’s like all right if he is going to be a fighter, I’m going to be a fighter,’ and it, just like wildfire, it just spreads. When he gets on a roll the whole team gets on a roll and it’s real nice to have him before me.”
Looking ahead in the schedule Arthur said, “I’m looking forward to the top competitors that I am going to face just cause I love myself, I love being the underdog in every single match that I am in. You know we have [Oklahoma State] coming in, we have Penn State, I’m wrestling Ohio this weekend, and I have a nationally ranked guy there, so I am just looking forward to being in that position to be able to knock off some of the best people in the country.”
When asked about the Oklahoma State match, he continued, “They [Oklahoma State] are human, I’m human, there is really no difference you know? It could be Clarion University against Clarion College; everyone is the same. Just cause they have Oklahoma State across their name it doesn’t make them better than us. They may have the top ranked guys, all this and that, but we’re still going to go out there and fight. That’s what this program is trying to get back to and that’s just what we’re going to do.”
His goals are simple, he said, “The ultimate goal for me is to be a national champion and to change the [program] of Clarion University wrestling. I want to get it back on the track to where Clarion University is looked at as the Penn State wrestling. I want it to get back to, ‘Oh wow, Clarion is coming to us today? We have Clarion next week?” We’re selling tickets now to the [Oklahoma State] duel because everyone wants to go see Oklahoma State… it’s going to be different in the future. That’s what I want to change to where Clarion is the big school, because in the nineties, that’s what it was. Clarion was the Iowa Hawkeyes. Clarion was the Penn State. It’s going to be exciting.”
Clarion sits at an 8-11 record with one game coming up this weekend against the Ohio Bobcats in Athens where the “excitement” continues.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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