Golden Eagles drop final team meet of season against Oklahoma State season against Oklahoma State

The Clarion University wrestlers fell on Friday by a score of 46-0 to the nationally ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys.

The Golden Eagles failed to win one of the 10 bouts for the third time this season.

After the loss, the Golden Eagles dropped their record to 1-16 overall. The No. 7 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys improved their record to 9-3 on the season.

The closest matchup the Golden Eagles had all night was the 174 matchup between No. 11 ranked Kyle Crutchmer and junior Michael Pavasko.

Pavasko dropped the bout 9-5 in a decision.

The only other decision loss that Clarion was able to hold onto was the matchup between senior Ryan Darch and his opponent Luke Bean in the 197 bout.

Two Clarion University wrestlers lost by fall.

Junior Slade Horner was pinned by his opponent Alex Dieringer about 4:26 into the match.wrestling online

Dieringer is listed as the No. 1 ranked wrestler of the 165-weight class in the country.

Joshua Davis was also pinned in a battle of the heavywheigts. Davis’ opponent, Austin Marsden, who is ranked No. 5 in the nation of the 285 class, took Davis down in 1:30, quickly ending that matchup.

In the 125 class, sophomore Hunter Jones dropped to a technical fall also, grabbing only one point in the bout.

His opponent, Eddie Klimara, is ranked No. 9 in the nation.

Kilmara won the bout by a score of 16-1.

The No. 4 ranked Josh Kindig of the 149 weight class defeated freshman Brodie Zacherl 22-5 by technical fall.

Senior Daniel Sutherland also dropped by technical fall in his 184 matchup with his No. 18 ranked opponent Nolan Boyd.

The final in that bout was 17-2.

Two Clarion wrestlers lost by major decision in the meet with Oklahoma State.

Those wrestlers were freshmen Matthew Liggett and Evan DeLong.

Liggett lost to his unranked opponent Gary Harding 18-4 in his 133 matchup.

DeLong dropped his 157 match by a score of 14-5 to his opponent Anthony Collica, who was ranked 18th in the nation.

The Clarion Golden Eagles finished their regular season with a 1-16 record.

The three shutouts of the team came by nationally- ranked Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh and Oklahoma State University.

The lone victory of the season came against the Bloomsburg Huskies on Dec. 19, by a score of 20-19.

The EWL’s start March 7 and will be hosted by Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

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