Clarion Wrestling Wins EWL Opener vs. Bloomsbur
CLARION, Pa. – Toby Cahill pinned Bruce Graeber 12 seconds into the third period, clinching Clarion’s team victory as the Golden Eagles defeated Bloomsburg 22-15 at Marwick-Boyd Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. Clarion (4-4, 1-0 EWL) will close out their three-match homestand on Thursday when they host George Mason.
The Golden Eagles entered the 285-pound match with a 16-15 advantage over the Huskies thanks to a 3-0 decision by Greg Bulsak in the previous bout. Cahill and Graeber wrestled a tight match through the first two periods, with the former holding a 2-1 advantage heading into the final period. Graeber nearly escaped Cahill’s grasp from the bottom position, but Cahill drove him back down to the mat and flattened him for the win by fall.
Bloomsburg won the first two bouts of the afternoon to take a 6-0 lead, but freshman Andrew Gapas woke the crowd and his teammates with his second straight win by fall at 141 pounds. Late in the first period, Gapas took down Aaron Coleman and worked him over for the win by fall, his second in as many matches and one that tied the team match at 6-6.
The Huskies won each of the next two bouts to open up a 12-6 lead, but Evan Delong added more bonus points to pull his team back to 12-10. He just missed a fall against Dominick DeMarco but still managed to score back points on a four-point near fall, giving him a 14-3 major decision. The teams split a pair of decisions in the next two points before Bulsak’s win over Kyle Murphy put Clarion ahead for good.
Clarion 22, Bloomsburg 15
125: Willy Girard (BLOOM) def. Gavin Park (CLAR) Dec. 6-0
133: Lewis Williams (BLOOM) def. Seth Koleno (CLAR) Dec. 5-4
141: Andrew Gapas (CLAR) def. Aaron Coleman (BLOOM) Fall 2:43
149: Grant Bond (BLOOM) def. Joe Sliwoski (CLAR) Dec. 6-1
157: Nate Newberry (BLOOM) def. Mike Bartolo (CLAR) Dec. 7-6
165: Evan Delong (CLAR) def. Dominick DeMarco (BLOOM) MD 14-3
174: Max Wohlabaugh (CLAR) def. Anthony Vetrano (BLOOM) Dec. 6-1
184: Trevor Allard (BLOOM) def. Luke Funck (CLAR) Dec. 6-0
197: #14/15 Greg Bulsak (CLAR) def. Kyle Murphy (BLOOM) Dec. 3-0
285: Toby Cahill (CLAR) def. Bruce Graeber (BLOOM) Fall 5:12