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Broncs go 3-0 at University of Pittsburgh Duals

Courtesy: Matt St. Onge
Release: January 14, 2017
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
PITTSBURGH, PAJ.R. Wert (Christianburg, VA/Christianburg), Anthony Cefolo (Florham Park, NJ/Hanover Park Regional [South Dakota State]), Evan Fidelibus (Easton, PA/Easton Area), B.J. Clagon (Toms River, NJ/Toms River South) and Chad Walsh (Cherry Hill, NJ/Camden Catholic) each won all three of their matches as the Rider University wrestling team (6-0, 2-0 EWL) went 3-0 at the University of Pittsburgh Duals on Saturday. The Broncs began the day with a 39-4 win over Columbia, before defeating West Virginia, 28-6. Rider wrapped up the three-match sweep with a 32-9 win over Brown. 

“We wrestled with energy and very aggressive today” said Rider Head Coach Gary Taylor while talking about the day full of dual meets. 

The Broncs kicked the day off with a very strong start, winning the first nine matches they wrestled against Columbia wrestlers to open up a 39-0 lead. An early win by Wert at 125 kicked the Rider wrestlers off in the right direction. “Wert wrestled well having just come off knee surgery” said Taylor.

The Broncs would continue on with the wind at their back, taking the first eight matches of their second dual meet against West Virginia University. The Broncs would have the dual completely locked up by 197 pounds, leading 28-0.  

The final dual meet of the day would see more success for Rider, kicking off the match against Brown on yet another run, this time winning the first three matches to take a 15-0 lead. They would never look back, going on to take the dual 32-9. 

“Cefolo and Walsh beat two top notch kids from WVU,” said Taylor. B.J. responded extremely well from the Midlands tournament and returned to his old form. Fidelibus continues to improve as a true freshman. Ryan Wolfe also wrestled well, with his only loss coming to the #6 ranked kid in the country 5-4.”

The Broncs next action will be on Friday, January 20th when they Broncs play host to the EWL rival Edinboro Scots in Alumni Gymnasium. 

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