@AU_Wrestling Begins Season at ESU Open

Michael Sprague corrals an opponent.

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa.– American University opens its wrestling regular season on Saturday when it travels to participate in the East Stroudsburg Open.

AU will be one of 14 schools that are registered to compete in the event, which includes mostly NCAA Division I and Division II schools. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.


• American returns three of the five wrestlers who qualified for last season's NCAA Championships in Cleveland. Redshirt seniors Josh Terao (133 pounds) and Michael Sprague (149) return, as does redshirt sophomore Gage Curry (125).

• Terao opens the new year as the leader in career victories with a 79-34 record. He went 29-10 a year ago, finishing second behind new Eagle assistant coach Jeric Kasunic (35-7) in victories.

Jack Mutchnik is the Eagles' third senior this season and is expected to compete at 141 pounds. He went 16-11 last season.

• The Eagles have added a talented transfer in redshirt sophomore Tanner Harvey. The 184-pounder won the junior college national championship while at Southwestern Oregon CC a year ago.


Tickets to all five home duals for the 2018-19 season are on sale now. 

  • SAVE BIG (OVER 20% OFF) - Attend all 5 home duals by purchasing season tickets…
    • Adult- General Admission: $30.00
    • Youth (17 & below) / Senior (65+) – General Admission: $15.00
  • Bring a group of 10+ and save over 40% off your purchase…
    • $3 per person
  • Join us in Bender Arena for individual duals…
    • Adult – General Admission: $8.00
    • Youth (17 & below) / Senior (65+) – General Admission: $5.00
    • Military/Veterans – General Admission: Free Admission with Identification



For inquiries e-mail clawed@american.eduor call 202.885.TIXX (8499).