COLLEGE WRESTLING: TIOGA GRAD WORTHING UPENDS NATIONALLY-RANKED GRAPPLER; GOES 3-0 TO HELP CLARION TO PAIR OF WINS (w / 2 Videos) (2021-11-15)

Valley Sports Report
DAVIDSON, N.C. —  Tioga grad John Worthing, a redshirt freshman on the Clarion wrestling team, was 3-0 Saturday, including a win over nationally-ranked grappler to help the Golden Eagles to two dual wins.

The Golden Eagles lost their opener, 27-10, to 19th-ranked Rutgers, but Worthing scored a 12-6 upset win over Jackson Turley in their 174-pound bout. Turley is ranked seventh in the nation.



Clarion topped Chattanooga, 22-16, but trailed 13-0 after four weight classes. Worthing’s 4-2 decision over Carial Tarter gave the Golden Eagles a 15-13 lead.

Tarter took the early lead with a takedown, but Worthing scored a quick escape to trim the deficit to 2-1.

Worthing started the second period with an escape to tie the bout, then registered a takedown in the third period for the win.



Clarion closed out its day with a 29-12 win over Davidson, with Worthing registering a pin of Steven Newell in 2:43.

Worthing scored a takedown midway through the first period, and scored a pair of near-fall points to take a 4-0 lead, before finishing off Newall.

Worthing improves to 6-2.

Clarion returns to action Saturday in the Shorty Hitchcock Open at Millersville University.

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IN PHOTO: John Worthing.

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VIDEOS COURTESY OF JERRY WEED JR.