Rider Wrestling BIO
 B.J. Clagon

At Rider:
Criminal Justince major...two-time NCAA qualifier…as a sophomore, EWL runner-up...won 21 matches last year, including two at NCAAs, and now has 51 career wins…at 2016 EWLS was third seed and defeated second but lost to All-American top seed…placed sixth at Midlands last year…was ranked 20th in the Coaches Poll, 17th by InterMat at the end of 2016 dual meet season…the 2014-15 Rider Athlete of the Year…began the 2015-16 season at the Coaches’ All-Star Classic…first Rider student-athlete to earn All-American honors as a freshman in any sport…in 2015 placed fifth in the NCAA at 149 pounds…at NCAAs as a freshman was the 15th seed and defeated the fifth, eighth, 13th and 16th seeds…2015 EWL Championship Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler…became the first Bronc to defeat a #1 ranked wrestler in 2015…at the 2015 Nationals lost 2-1 and 2-0 to the defending National Champion, going 6-2 at the NCAAs…EWL Rookie of the Year in 2015…named to 2015 Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team…as a freshman won by fall to give Rider 21-15 win at Hofstra…red-shirted the 2013-14 season.

At Toms River High School South:
Won four NHSCA National Championships, one of only three wrestlers to ever achieve that, and two NJSIAA State Championships at Toms River South.  He was ranked third in the nation at 145 pounds as a senior...compiled a 155-6 scholastic record...was the tenth highest ranked recruit in all weight classes according to InterMat.

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 157
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
High School: Toms River HS South
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