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COLLEGE WRESTLING: TIOGA GRAD WORTHING GOES 3-0, HANDS ATHENS GRAD BURKHART ONLY LOSS AT CLARION DUALS (2024-01-22)

Valley Sports Report
CLARION — Tioga grad John Worthing, a redshirt junior on the Clarion University wrestling team, won all three of his bouts to help the Golden Eagles to a 3-0 record at their Clarion Duals Sunday afternoon.

One of Worthing’s wins came against a former high school rival — Athens grad A.J. Burkhart, who won a state title at Waverly as a freshman. Worthing forged a 5-1 win over Burkhart at 174 pounds to help Clarion to a 24-10 win over Kent State.

The last time Worthing and Burkhart met, Burkhart scored a 10-6 win in the fifth-place match at the Edinboro Open in Feburary of 2020.

Later in the day, Worthing pinned Long Island’s Corey Connolly in 2:22 to help the Golden Eagles to a 39-6 victory.

Worthing capped his day with a pin of Morgan State’s Cortilius Vann in 1:47 to help Clarion to a 50-0 win.

On the season, Worthing is 13-7.

Burkhart also registered a pin of Vann in Kent State’s 38-6 win over Morgan State.

In the nightcap, Burkhart topped LIU’s Connolly, 9-5, to help Kent State to a 26-7 victory.

Burkhart, who transferred from Lehigh University, began wrestling for Kent after the Christmas break. He is 4-5 on the season.

Clarion, now 7-6, wrestles at Edinboro Sunday, while Kent State, now 4-13, wrestles at Bloomsburg Saturday.

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IN PHOTO: John Worthing.


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