Broncs return home to face Clarion Thursday

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: January 11, 2017
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
Thursday, January 12, 2017
#20 Rider Broncs (2-0, 1-0 EWL) vs. Clarion Golden Eagles (1-5, 0-1 EWL) 
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ – Alumni Gym
Start: 6 p.m. 
Live Video – BroncVision
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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ
- The nationally-ranked No. 20 Rider University wrestling team returns home Thursday evening to host Clarion University in an EWL dual meet. The match will begin at 6 p.m. in Alumni Gymnasium. The match can also be seen at GoBroncs.com on BroncVision.

Rider (2-0, 1-0 EWL) has been led this season by three nationally-ranked wrestlers, junior BJ Clagon at 157, sophomore Chad Walsh at 165 and senior Ryan Wolfe at 197.

Fresh off a run to the Midlands Finals, Walsh (14-2) is ranked fifth Intermat and TheOpenMat, seventh by FloWrestling and eighth by Amateur Wrestling News. Wolfe (6-3) is ranked as high as 10th by FloWrestling, 12th by Amateur Wrestling News, 14th by InterMat and 15th by TheOpenMat. Clagon (8-5) is ranked 14th by FloWrestling and 19th by Amateur Wrestling News. 

Last season, Walsh was an All-American, an NCAA Qualifier, EWL Wrestler of the Year and Rider Athlete of the Year. Wolfe was an EWL Champion and NCAA Qualifier, while Clagon was also an NCAA Qualifier.  

Clarion (1-5, 0-1 EWL) is led by redshirt sophomore 141 Brock Zacherl, who’s ranked as high as No. 13 by TheOpenMat, as well as No. 16 by FloWrestling. The Golden Eagles dropped their EWL opener to Edinboro, 31-6, on Dec. 19. They’ve since defeated Davidson, 41-6, and fallen to Appalachian State, 23-10, both on Jan. 8.  

The Golden Eagles took last year’s match, 24-15, in Clarion, Pa., a year after the Broncs took a convincing 38-3 decision at Alumni Gymnasium. 

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