ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Clarion wrestling team closed out its 2018-19 dual match season on Sunday afternoon, falling 37-6 to fourth-ranked Michigan in Ann Arbor. Despite the loss, the Golden Eagles (7-7, 4-2 EWL) finish .500 or better for the second straight season, the first time they have done so since 1994-95.
It was a tough road against the Wolverines, who entered the weekend as one of the best teams in the nation, but the Golden Eagles eked out a pair of wins in their final tune-up before the EWL Championships hosted by George Mason. Redshirt sophomore Greg Bulsak rang his win streak to nine straight win a decision over Jackson Striggow, leading him 4-0 after two periods and trading points with him in the third en route to the decision.
The other winner on Sunday afternoon was freshman Seth Koleno, who improved to 14-11 overall on the season and evened his dual match record at 7-7. Wrestling in the penultimate match of the day, he defeated Jack Medley 11-9 to improve to 2-0 on the weekend.
The match against the Wolverines started at 149 pounds, and the Big Ten powerhouse won the first five bouts on the mat to take a 20-0 lead. Bulsak stemmed the tide with his decision at 197 pounds, but Michigan clinched the team victory with a win by fall at heavyweight.
#4 Michigan 37, Clarion 6
149: Malik Amine (Michigan) over Avery Shay (Clarion) (Dec 10-3)
157: #5/5 Alec Pantaleo (Michigan) over Mike Bartolo (Clarion) (MD 23-9)
165: #7/7 Logan Massa (Michigan) over Evan Delong (Clarion) (MD 12-4)
174: #4/4 Myles Amine (Michigan) over Max Wohlabaugh (Clarion) (Fall 6:40)
184: #19/20 Jelani Embree (Michigan) over Ty Bagoly (Clarion) (Dec 9-2)
197: #16/17 Greg Bulsak (Clarion) over Jackson Striggow (Michigan) (Dec 8-4)
285: #9/6 Mason Parris (Michigan) over Toby Cahill (Clarion) (Fall 4:43)
125: #12/13 Drew Mattin (Michigan) over Gavin Park (Clarion) (TF 18-2 2:57)
133: Seth Koleno (Clarion) over Jack Medley (Michigan) (Dec 11-9)
141: #7/6 Kanen Storr (Michigan) over Andrew Gapas (Clarion) (Fall 6:49)