Clarion Wrestling Predicted to Finish 3rd in EWL

EDINBORO, Pa. – The Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) announced the results of its preseason poll, with Clarion predicted to finish third in the conference in 2019 behind Lock Haven and Rider.  In addition, Brock Zacherl (149) and Greg Bulsak (197) were predicted to claim individual championships at their respective weights.

Individual rankings were done on a 5-4-3-2-1-0 basis, with coaches not allowed to vote for their own wrestlers. Ties were broken based on the wrestler who was ahead on more ballots. Team rankings were done on a tournament-points rubric, on a 12-9-5.5-3.5-.5 scale for the top five wrestlers at each weight.

Zacherl was one of six wrestlers unanimously predicted to win his weight class, with the redshirt senior making the leap to 149 pounds for the coming season.  He is a three-time NCAA qualifier that reached the quarterfinal round at the NCAA Championships a year ago, as well as the 2016 EWL champion at 141 pounds.  Zacherl has gone 79-11 in the last three seasons, and has not lost a dual match since his redshirt freshman season in 2015-16.

Bulsak compiled a 21-9 record as a redshirt freshman last season and was an EWL finalist at 184 pounds.  The EWL Freshman of the Year, he earned a trip to the NCAA Championships with what was a literal last-second victory at the EWL Championships, beating Bloomsburg’s Trevor Allard in a true second-place match.

The Golden Eagles were also predicted have other top contenders in the conference.  2017 NCAA qualifier Jake Gromacki returns to the lineup after missing nearly the entire 2017-18 season and was predicted to finish second at 133 pounds; Evan DeLong is projected to take third at 165 pounds; and Toby Cahill was predicted to finish third in the heavyweight weight class.

125 pounds:
1. Luke Werner, Lock Haven, 30 points (6 first-place votes)
2. Jonathan Tropea, Rider, 23 (1)
3. Willy Girard, Bloomsburg, 19
4. Tyshawn White, Clarion, 16
5. Talha Farooq, George Mason, 7
6. Cody Moosman, Cleveland State, 7
7. Lucas Rodriguez, Edinboro, 3

133 pounds:
1. Anthony Cefolo, Rider, 27 (3)
2. Jake Gromacki, Clarion, 25 (3)
3. DJ Fehlman, Lock Haven, 22 (1)
4. Armando Torres, Cleveland State, 15
5. Lewis Williams, Bloomsburg, 9
6. Mel Ortiz, George Mason, 6
7. Richie Gomez, Edinboro, 1

141 pounds:
1. Evan Cheek, Cleveland State, 29 (5)
2. Kyle Shoop, Lock Haven, 23 (1)
3. Alex Madrigal, George Mason, 19 (1)
4. Taylor Ortz, Clarion, 17
5. Frankie Gissendanner, Rider, 11
6. Carmine Ciotti, Edinboro, 6
7. Cary Palmer, Bloomsburg, 0

149 pounds:
1. Brock Zacherl, Clarion, 30 (6)
2. Tejon Anthony, George Mason, 20 (1)
3. Jonathan Ross, Lock Haven, 20
4. Evan Fidelibus, Rider, 16
5. Tyler Vath, Edinboro, 9
6. Brady Barnett, Cleveland State, 9
7. Alex Carida, Bloomsburg, 1

157 pounds:
1. Alex Klucker, Lock Haven, 30 (6)
2. Gary Dinmore, Rider, 22
3. John Vaughn, Cleveland State, 17 (1)
4. Nate Newberry, Bloomsburg, 14
5. Michael Bartolo, Clarion, 13
6. Kolby Ho, George Mason, 8
7. Tim Suter, Edinboro, 1

165 pounds:
1. Chance Marsteller, Lock Haven, 30 (6)
2. Jesse Dellavecchia, Rider, 20
3. Evan Delong, Clarion, 19 (1)
4. Fritz Hoehn, Edinboro, 14
5. Colston DiBlasi, George Mason, 11
6. Georgio Poullas, Cleveland State, 11
7. Grant Bond, Bloomsburg, 0

174 pounds:
1. Dean Sherry, Rider, 30 (6)
2. Jared Siegrist, Lock Haven, 25 (1)
3. Jacob Oliver, Edinboro, 16
4. Taylor Cahill, Clarion, 15
5. Caleb Stockmaster, Cleveland State, 12
6. Phil Stolfi, George Mason, 4
7. Anthony Vetrano, Bloomsburg, 3

184 pounds:
1. Corey Hazel, Lock Haven, 30 (6)
2. Trevor Allard, Bloomsburg, 22 (1)
3. Mike Fagg-Daves, Rider, 21
4. Cody Mulligan, Edinboro, 15
5. Tyler Bagoly, Clarion, 12
6. Chris Morrow, Cleveland State, 4
7. Paul Pierce, George Mason, 1

197 pounds:
1. Greg Bulsak, Clarion, 29 (5)
2. Ethan Laird, Rider, 26 (2)
3. Dylan Reynolds, Edinboro, 15
4. Kyle Murphy, Bloomsburg, 13
5. Eli Spencer, George Mason, 9
6. John Kelbly, Cleveland State, 7
7. Blake Reynolds, Lock Haven, 6

Heavyweight:
1. Thomas Haines, Lock Haven, 30 (6)
2. Matt Voss, George Mason, 25 (1)
3. Toby Cahill, Clarion, 18
4. Ryan Cloud, Rider, 12
5. Bruce Graeber, Bloomsburg, 10
6. Jon Spaulding, Edinboro, 5
7. Collin Kelly, Cleveland State, 5

Team Scores:
1. Lock Haven, 89 (5)
2. Rider, 73 (2)
3. Clarion, 55.5 (2)
4. George Mason, 25
5. Bloomsburg, 22.5
6. Cleveland State, 21.5 (1)
7. Edinboro, 18.5