Brookville’s Brock Zacherl Named Clarion University ‘EWL Freshman of the Week’

brock zacherlCLARION, Pa. – Clarion University freshman wrestler Brock Zacherl (Brookville) was named the EWL (Eastern Wrestling League) “Freshman of the Week” after finishing a strong second at the Clarion Open on Sunday at 141-pounds.

Wrestling unattached, Zacherl posted an impressive 4-1 record in the event held at the Clarion University Rec Center.

Zacherl opened with a technical fall (17-2) over Jayce Carr of Cleveland State, then won by tech. fall (16-1) over Alexander Mirante. In his third match he posted a 10-2 major decision over Brandon Lapi (Buffalo), then in the semi’s won by injury default over Tyson Dippery of Rutgers, setting Zacherl up with a finals matchup against #2 rated and two-time Edinboro All-American Mitchell Port.

clarion wrestler Zacherl led 4-2 at the end of the first period with two first period takedowns. Port escaped in the second and got a takedown to lead 5-4 after two periods. In the third Zacherl took neutral, took Port down, and after Port escaped to tie the match 6-6, the Edinboro senior posted a takedown and had riding time to win 9-6.

“Brock had a very strong day of wrestling and really had a barn-burner of a match with Port in the finals,” said Clarion coach Keith Ferraro. “Congratulations to Brock on getting this award – he really earned it and is going to be a very exciting wrestler to watch here at Clarion.”

Zacherl, a true freshman, was the PIAA Class AA State champion last year from Brookville High School. He is a Business major at Clarion and is the son of Emily and Louis Zacherl.

CLARION NOTES: Brock’s brother Brodie is also attending Clarion and posted a 2-2 record at 149-pounds on Sunday … Ticket are still available for the Clarion – Penn State match on November 22 at 7pm … About 1,000 still remaining … All General Admission and they are $7 each … they are available on line at … Clarion opens its dual meet season with four matches at the Eastern Michigan Open on Nov. 15th …. Clarion vs SIUE at 10am; vs Northwestern at 11:30; vs Central Michigan at 1pm and Northern Illinois at 2:30pm …

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