Three Eagles Win, Nine Place at Lock Haven Tourney

Gage Curry tries to turn an opponent

LOCK HAVEN, Pa.Gage Curry, Jack Mutchnik and Kizhan Clarke each won their weight classes Sunday as American University competed at the Mat Town Open II, hosted by Lock Haven University.

Nine Eagles earned top-four finishes in the event, which drew wrestlers from around the East.

The tournament gave the Eagles a chance at extra matches to fill in between the dual-match schedule and the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Tournament on March 8 and 9.

MATCH NOTES

• Curry won all three of his matches, scoring a 13-1 win over unattached wrestler Eric Damian in the championship. He also scored a first-period pin in his opening bout.

• Mutchnik won all four of his matches as the 141-pound weight class was competed in round-robin format. He needed just 32 seconds to pin Jackie Gold of Edinboro, scoring the fastest fall of the season by an Eagle. Freshman Patrick Ryan was fourth at 141.

• Clarke won all four of his bouts at 157. He started the day with a 20-3 technical fall victory over Luke Sorboro of West Virginia and posted an 8-4 victory over Colin Glorioso of Lock Haven in the final.

Anthony Wokasch went 4-1 to finish fourth at 165 pounds. He had a pin of teammate Bryce Dempsey in the consolation bracket among his wins.

Conner Allshouse (2-1) and Colin Shannon (3-1) to finish second and third at 174. Allshouse scored 5-0 and 2-0 shutouts in the quarters and semis before losing 3-0 to Joe Accousti of Appalachian State in the final. Shannon had a pair of major decisions along the way before pinning Vincent Levun of Florida Gulf Coast in 3:25 of the third-place match.

Tanner Harvey had two third-period pins at 184, stopping Austin Hoopes of Penn State in 6:30 and Christos Avgeros of ODU in 6:00. He took a medical forfeit in the championship match.

Abraham Correa-Medina was fourth at 197 pounds, getting a 4-0 decision over Michael Dua of Edinboro and an injury-default win in the consolation semifinal.

COACH MOORE SAID

"We wrestled well," said AU head coach Teague Moore. "Some guys only needed a couple matches to get us back into the tournament mindset. We are ready to do the work in prep for EIWAs."

NEXT UP

The Eagles are in the final stages of preparation for the 2019 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in Binghamton, N.Y., on March 8 and 9.