Bucknell Comes to Bender for Super Bowl Sunday

Jeric Kasunic battles a Navy opponent.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American University will attempt to complete a sweep of weekend dual matches on Sunday when it hosts Bucknell at noon at Bender Arena.

The Eagles are now 5-5 overall and 2-2 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association after Friday's 20-14 win at Binghamton. AU picked up six individual victories against the Bearcats, including two by freshmen Gage Curry and Eric Hong.

Bucknell comes to Bender at 2-12 overall and 2-5 in the league. The Bison also won on the road Friday night, beating Franklin & Marshall, 23-13.

AU senior Jeric Kasunic improved his winning streak to 17 straight with his win Friday at 197 pounds. Kasunic, ranked 10th in the most recent NCAA Coaches Panel, is now 27-3 overall and is eighth on AU's career list with 94 victories.

Junior Josh Terao, also ranked 10th by the coaches panel, is 24-4 overall and 21-2 since mid-November. Michael Sprague (17th at 149 pounds) and Brett Dempsey (25th at heavyweight) are also nationally ranked for the Eagles.

Senior 141-pounder Tyler Smith leads Bucknell with a 21-3 overall record and a 13-0 mark in duals. Smith is ranked 10th nationally in the coaches panel.

Next weekend, the Eagles celebrate the induction of NCAA National Champion Josh Glenn into the Stafford "Pop" Cassell Athletic Hall of Fame. Glenn, who won the 197-pound title in 2007, will be inducted on Saturday evening, Feb. 10.

The next day, Glenn will join other former AU wrestlers on Alumni Day when the Eagles play host to Drexel at 2 p.m.

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