Lucky 13. Thirteen PSAC Wrestlers including Zacherl Clarion to Participate in D-1 Wrestling Tournament

brock zacherlINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Thirteen PSAC Division I wrestlers qualified for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship including two from Clarion, the NCAA announced Tuesday afternoon.

(Photo of Brock Zacherl. Photo courtesy of Clarion University Athletics)

A total of 330 qualifiers for the championship were selected. There were 53 at-large bids in addition to the 277 student-athletes that qualified automatically through the conference and regional qualifying tournaments during the past two weekends.

Edinboro led the conference with seven representatives while Lock Haven will send four.

Representing Clarion will be Brookville graduate Brock Zacherl at 141 pounds and Jake Gromacki at 141 pounds.

The Edinboro contingency includes former Golden Eagle Austin Matthews, who transferred from the school following his freshman year, at 165 pounds as well as Franklin graduate Dakota Geer at 184 pounds.

The at-large selections were made by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee using the following selection criteria: head-to-head competition, quality wins, results against common opponents, winning percentage, rating percentage index, coaches ranking and qualifying event placement.

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Sean Russell (125 lbs)
Korbin Myers (133 lbs)
Patricio Lugo (149 lbs)
Austin Matthews (165 lbs)
Ty Schoffstall (174 lbs)
Dakota Geer (184 lbs)
William Miller (HWT)

Lock Haven

DJ Fehlman (133 lbs)
Ronald Perry (141 lbs)
Kyle Shoop (149 lbs)
Thomas Haines (HWT)


Jake Gromacki (125 lbs)
Brock Zacherl (141 lbs)

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