WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three matchups between nationally ranked wrestlers highlight a meeting of Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association teams on Sunday when American plays host to Drexel at 2 p.m. in Bender Arena.
AU's Josh Terao, ranked ninth in this week's NCAA Coaches Panel, will face 4th-ranked Austin DeSanto in the 133-pound bout. Terao, a redshirt junior, is 25-4 so far this season and has won 12 of his last 13.
Eagle senior Jeric Kasunic, who has a team-best 28-3 record, is ranked 10th this week and will face No. 17 Stephen Loiseau in the 197-pound bout.
Michael Sprague, ranked 19th nationally, will match up at 149 with No. 30 Trevor Elfvin of Drexel. AU heavyweight Brett Dempsey was ranked 26th this week and brings a five-match winning streak into Sunday's dual.
The Eagles come into the match at 6-5 overall after winning back-to-back matches last weekend. AU won at Binghamton, 20-14, and at home against Bucknell, 32-11.
The Dragons are 10-3 overall and 4-3 in the EIWA prior to their home match Friday against 10th-ranked Cornell. Drexel had seven wrestlers in the NCAA Coaches Panel listing this week.
Prior to Sunday's match, the Eagles will celebrate the induction of NCAA National Champion Josh Glenn into the Stafford "Pop" Cassell Athletic Hall of Fame. Glenn, who won the NCAA 197-pound title in 2007, will be inducted on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, Glenn will join other former AU wrestlers on Alumni Day during pregame and intermission ceremonies.
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