@AU_Wrestling Travels to Bucknell on Friday

AU wrestlers lined up for the national anthem

LEWISBURG, Pa. – American University continues its three-match road swing on Friday when it travels to Bucknell for a dual match with the Bison, starting at 7 p.m.

The Eagles are now 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association after a 21-16 come-from-behind win at Drexel last week. AU has won three of its last four after starting the season 0-3.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

• Senior Jack Mutchnik finished off the win over the Dragons with a third-period takedown and a 3-2 decision in the final bout of the match at 141 pounds. Mutchnik leads the Eagles with a 20-8 overall record and with 19 dual-match points.

• Mutchnik, ranked 32nd in the most recent NCAA coaches panel list, has one of the biggest matchups against Bucknell when he faces 29th-ranked Joey Gould.

• Senior Josh Terao is on a four-match winning streak at 133, coming into Friday with a 16-4 record overall. Terao is five victories away from becoming the ninth Eagle in history with 100 career wins.

• At 19th in the NCAA coaches panel, Terao is the Eagles' highest-ranked wrestler. In addition to Mutchnik, AU has 184-pounder Tanner Harvey at 27th and Michael Sprague in 31st at 149.

SCOUTING THE BISON

• Bucknell is currently 6-7 in duals and carries a 4-3 record in EIWA matches. The Bison lost to 17th-ranked North Carolina, 31-6, and beat Franklin & Marshall, 35-6, last weekend.

• D.J. Hollingshead (165) and Drew Phipps (197) each went 2-0 last week.

• In addition to Gould, Bucknell placed freshman Zach Hartman (10th at 157) in the NCAA coaches panel. Hartman leads the Bison with a 19-5 record and is tied with Phipps for the team lead in dual victories with 10.

NEXT UP

The Eagles travel to Navy on Feb. 14 before returning home for their final two dual matches of the season. American plays host to George Mason on Friday, Feb. 15 and hosts Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. against Old Dominion.

FREE ADMISSION TO FEDERAL WORKERS

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With a valid federal government ID, fans will receive free admission for themselves and a guest to support and cheer on the AU Eagles to victory. 

For more information and complete details, contact the AU Athletics Ticket Office at 202-885-TIXX

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