Clarion University Wrestling Competes at Lock Haven Classic

delucaLOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Dom Rigous and Zach DeLuca each reached the semifinal round of their respective brackets as the Clarion wrestling team concluded its day at the Lock Haven Classic on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles will be back in dual meet action on Saturday, January 16 when they take on Ohio.

(Pictured: Zach DeLuca was one of two Golden Eagles to reach the semifinals of his bracket.)

Rigous and DeLuca advanced to the final fours of the 184 and 285 brackets, respectively, with DeLuca winning two matches to reach that point and Rigous one. DeLuca started his day with a decision over Indiana (Pa.)’s Garret Goldman, winning 6-2. He scored a bit win by fall over Kent State’s Devin Nye in the quarterfinal round, pinning his opponent just three seconds before the end of the first period to advance.

DeLuca fell in a major decision to eventual heavyweight champion Joe Stolfi of Bucknell but moved to the consolation semifinal. There he fell in a tight decision to George Mason’s Matt Voss, dropping a 9- decision.

Rigous had a bye in the opening two rounds of the 184 bracket to move directly to the quarterfinal round. He defeated Indiana’s Matt Irick in an exciting sudden victory bout, winning 4-2 in the extra session to move to the semifinal round. Rigous fell in the semifinal round, dropping a decision to eventual champion Tom Sleigh of Bucknell.

Elsewhere on the mats, Jake Keller reached the quarterfinal round of the 149 bracket, winning in a major decision over Bucknell’s Christian Bassolino. Though both grapplers had byes to the second round, Keller was the one ready to wrestle, claiming a 15-1 major decision to move to the quarterfinals where he fell to eventual champion Dan Neff of Lock Haven.

Roshaun Cooley won a pair of matches in the 133 consolation bracket, claiming a technical fall over Hofstra’s Marcus Begaly at 17-0 and a 6-4 decision over Kent State’s Del Vinas in the consolation quarterfinal. Slade Horner advanced to the 174 consolation semifinal, starting with a 6-0 decision over Bucknell’s Chad Reese. He claimed a win by fall over Indiana’s Wyatt Wilson and then reached the round of four with a 7-0 decision over Kent State’s Mike Vollant.

Brendan Howard (125)
Rd. of 32: Brendan Howard (Clarion) dec. over Frank Satriale (Bucknell) 5-2
Rd. of 16: LJ Bentley (Pitt) maj. dec. over Brendan Howard (Clarion) 12-0
Cons. Quarterfinal: Steven Bulzomi (Binghamton) dec. over Brendan Howard (Clarion) 13-8

Roshaun Cooley (133)
Rd. of 32: Lewis Williams (Lock Haven) win by fall over Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) 3:37
1st Rd. Consolation: Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) tech fall over Marcus Begaly (Hofstra) 17-0
2nd Rd. Consolation: Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) advances by medical forfeit over Arty Walsh (Messiah)
Cons. Quarterfinal: Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) dec. over Del Vinas (Kent State) 6-4
Cons. Semifinal: Vince Rodriguez (George Mason) win by fall over Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) 4:27

Kyle Greenwald (133)
Rd. of 32: Arty Walsh (Messiah) maj. dec. over Kyle Greenwald (Clarion) 15-7
1st Rd. Consolation: Jake Nicholson (Binghamton) win by fall over Kyle Greenwald (Clarion) 3:38

Matthew Liggett (141)
Rd. of 32: Joe Ghione (Lock Haven) win by fall over Matthew Liggett (Clarion) 4:38
2nd Rd. Consolation: DJ Fehlman (Lock Haven) win by fall over Matthew Liggett (Clarion) 4:18

Jake Keller (149)
Rd. of 16: Jake Keller (Clarion) maj. dec. over Christian Bassolino (Bucknell) 15-1
Quarterfinal: Dan Neff (Lock Haven) maj. dec. over Jake Keller (Clarion) 12-3
3rd Rd. Consolation: Jake Keller (Clarion) tech fall over Collin Boylan (Bucknell) 15-0
Cons. Quarterfinal: Robert Lee (Pitt) dec. over Jake Keller (Clarion) 6-2

Sean Caruso (149)
Rd. of 16: Kyle Krasavage (Hofstra) win by fall over Sean Caruso (Clarion) 2:29
3rd Rd. Consolation: Collin Boylan (Bucknell) maj. dec. over Sean Caruso (Clarion) 13-0

Troy Braddock (165)
Rd. of 16: Cody Wiercioch (Pitt) win by fall over Troy Braddock (Clarion) 1:43
1st Rd. Consolation: Brenan McAllister (Bucknell) win by fall over Troy Braddock (Clarion) 3:35

Slade Horner (174)
Rd. of 16: Jack McKeever (Binghamton) maj. dec. over Slade Horner (Clarion) 11-2
3rd Rd. Consolation: Slade Horner (Clarion) dec. over Chad Reese (Bucknell) 6-0
4th Rd. Consolation: Slade Horner (Clarion) win by fall over Wyatt Wilson (Indiana) 6:25
Consolation Quarterfinal: Slade Horner (Clarion) dec. over Mike Vollant (Kent State) 7-0
Consolation Semifinal: Jack McKeever (Binghamton) dec. over Slade Horner (4-2)

Nicholas Shawley (184)
Rd. of 16: Jeremy Bailes (Messiah) dec. over Nicholas Shawley (Clarion) 9-5
1st Rd. Consolation: Nicholas Shawley (Clarion) dec. over Luke Ludke (George Mason) 7-4
2nd Rd. Consolation: Cory Damiana (Hofstra) dec. over Nicholas Shawley (Clarion) 13-8

Dom Rigous (184)
Quarterfinal: Dom Rigous (Clarion) dec. over Matt Irick (Indiana) 4-2 SV
Semifinal: Tom Sleigh (Bucknell) dec. over Dom Rigous (Clarion) 8-3
Consolation Semifinal: Steven Schneider (Binghamton) default over Dom Rigous (Clarion)

Edgar Ruano (197)
Quarterfinal: Jake Massengale (Indiana) dec. over Edgar Ruano (Clarion) 4-3
Mark Tracy (Binghamton) dec. over Edgar Ruano (15-8)

Zach DeLuca (285)
Rd. of 16: Zach DeLuca (Clarion) dec. over Garret Goldman (Indiana) 6-2
Quarterfinal: Zach DeLuca (Clarion) win by fall over Devin Nye (Kent State) 2:57
Semifinal: Joe Stolfi (Bucknell) maj. dec. over Zach DeLuca (Clarion) 12-3
Consolation Semifinal: Matt Voss (George Mason) dec. over Zach DeLuca (Clarion) 9-7

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