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College Wrestling Doubleheader
Broncs Host Duke, Sacred Heart
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Alumni Gymnasium will be the site of a wrestling doubleheader Saturday, February 1, when the Broncs host Duke at 1pm and Sacred Heart at 3pm.
Rider has never faced Duke in wrestling before, while Sacred Heart is a former ECWA and CAA opponent.
Rider and Scared Heart have met 12 times since the series began in 2000-01 with Rider winning all 12, including 57-0 last year and 44-3 in 2011-12.
Sacred Heart now competes in the EIWA and is 2-6 this season, 1-0 in the EIWA. The Pioneers are led by 141 Andrew Polidore.
The Blue Devils are 4-8 overall against a tough schedule that includes Purdue, Indiana, Ohio State, Pittsburgh.
Duke defeated Clarion 28-9 this year, while Rider defeated Clarion 21-16.
Duke is 0-3 in the ACC and is led by 157 Immanuel Kerr-Brown. The red-shirt junior is 16-7 this year and has 45 career wins. Duke’s 197 Conner Hartmann is a red-shirt sophomore with a 12-7 record and is 32-18 at Duke.
The Broncs (10-5, 4-1 EWL) are led by sophomore Robert Deutsch (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional), sophomore Curt Delia (Mullica Hill, NJ/Delsea), junior Clint Morrison (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cedar Cliff), senior Ramon Santiago (Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville), sophomore Conor Brennan (Brick, NJ/Brick Twp.) and junior Chuck Zeisloft (Woodbury Heights, N.J./Gateway).
Deutsch is currently ranked 15th in the nation at 125 and owns a team-best 21-4 record, including 15-1 in dual meets.
Delia was the EWL Wrestler of the Week January 13 and has since moved up to a national ranking of 20th at 149. Delia is 15-9 overall with three pins.
Morrison came back from injury and is 10-3 at 184 pounds. Brennan has quietly compiled a 17-7 overall record, 12-3 in dual meet, at 174 pounds.
Santiago was a conference champion and national qualifier last year and is currently 13-10 overall at 165. Zeisloft is 16-11 at 133 pounds.
Before the Duke match Rider head coach Gary Taylor will be honored for recently collecting his 400th career win, just the second active coach to have 400 wins at a Division I program.
If you can't make the match, all non-televised home matches can be seen in high definition on BroncVision and MAAC.TV as part of Rider's pay per view service powered by GoBroncs.com.
The audio will be simulcast on the video stream.