COLLEGE WRESTLING: TIOGA GRADS WORTHING BROTHERS OPEN SEASON AT CLARION OPEN
(2021-11-10)Valley Sports Report
CLARION, Pa. — Tioga grad John Worthing
, a redshirt freshman on the Clarion wrestling team, went 3-2 and missed placing in the top six by one match at the season-opening Clarion Open, while freshman Brady Worthing
was 1-2 in his first collegiate action.
John Worthing, the top seed at 174 pounds, opened with a 12-5 decision over Bucknell’s Nolan Springer, and then decked Franklin & Marshall’s Noah Fox in 1:34.
In the quarterfinals, John Worthing dropped a 9-6 decision to Pitt’s Hunter Kernan, who ended up winning the weight class.
In the consolation round-of-8, John Worthing bounced back with a pin of West Virginia’s Dennis Robin in 2:20.
In the consolation round-of-4, Bucknell’s Jaden Fisher scored an early six-point move and eliminated John Worthing with an 11-4 decision.
At 141 pounds, Brady Worthing dropped a 7-2 decision to West Virginia’s Caleb Rea in the opening round.
Brady Worthing logged his first collegiate win with a 17-2 technical fall of Lock Haven’s Tyler Dilley in 4:34. He opened the bout with a six-point move, and led 9-1 after the first period.
Brady Worthing’s tournament came to an end with a 9-1 loss to third-seeded Louis Newell of Kent State.
Clarion finished fourth in the team standings.
Clarion returns to action Saturday with three matches at Davidson. They opened with nationally-ranked Rutgers, then face the University of Chattanooga, and Davidson.
IN PHOTO: John Worthing (left) and Brady Worthing.
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