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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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