Broncs push past Huskies, 32-6
BLOOMSBURG, PA – J.R. Wert (Christianburg, VA/Christianburg), Evan Fidelibus (Easton, PA/Easton Area), B.J. Clagon (Toms River, NJ/Toms River South), Chad Walsh (Cherry Hill, NJ/Camden Catholic), Dean Sherry (Brick, NJ/Brick Township), Michale Fagg-Daves (Somerset, NJ/Franklin) and Mauro Correnti (Delran, NJ/Holy Cross [Lock Haven]) each picked up victories as the Rider University wrestling team cruised to a 32-6 Eastern Wrestling League win at Bloomsburg on Friday evening. After the teams split the first four matches, Rider (8-1, 4-1 EWL) took the final six bouts from the Huskies (4-13, 0-4 EWL).
Wert started the match with a 5-3 decision over Willy Girard at 125 to stake Rider to a 3-0 advantage. Matt Noble defeated Broncs 133 Brenden Calas (Clark, NJ/Seton Hall Prep [N.C. State]) by a 4-1 margin to even the match at 3-3.
Fidelibus earned a 19-9 major decision at 141 over Grant Bond to give the Broncs a 7-3 lead. At 149, Bloomsburg’s Nate Newbury pulled out a 3-2 decision over Gino Fluri (Blairstown, NJ/North Warren Regional) to cut the Broncs’ lead to 7-6.
But Rider would win the final six matches to cruise to a 32-6 victory. Clagon scored a major decision over Kevin Laubach at 157, 12-4, before Walsh pinned Reid Stanley in 5:54 at 165. The pin was Walsh’s 11th of the year, the second-most in the nation.
Sherry then defeated Trevor Allard, 9-6, at 174 and Fagg-Daves took a 7-5 decision over Kyle Murphy at 184. A forfeit at 197 gave the Broncs six more points and a 29-6 advantage. Correnti’s 2-0 decision over Bruce Graebar at 285 closed out the 32-6 Rider victory.
The Broncs return to EWL action Sunday, when they travel to George Mason. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
125: J.R. Wert (RU) Dec. Willy Girard (BU) 5-3. RU Leads 3-0
133: Matt Noble (BU) Dec. Brenden Calas (RU) 4-1. Match Tied 3-3
141: Evan Fidelibus (RU) M. Dec. Grant Bond (BU) 19-9. RU Leads 7-3
149: Nate Newbury (BU) Dec. Gino Fluri (RU) 3-2. RU Leads 7-6
157: B.J. Clagon (RU) M. Dec. Kevin Laubach (BU) 12-4. RU Leads 11-6
165: Chad Walsh (RU) WBF Reid Stanley (BU) 5:54. RU Leads 17-6
174: Dean Sherry (RU) Dec. Trevor Allard (BU) 9-6. RU Leads 20-6
184: Michale Fagg-Daves (RU) Dec. Kyle Murphy (BU) 7-5. RU Leads 23-6
197: Ryan Wolfe (RU) by forfeit. RU Leads 29-6
285: Mauro Correnti (RU) Dec. Bruce Graeber (BU) 2-0. RU Wins 32-6
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