Penn State wrestlers rout Clarion; LeBoeuf grad Daley wins

   February 24, 2014 8:22 am    0

 

The powerhouse Penn State wrestling team rolled to its 15th victory in 16 dual meets this season Sunday with a 43-3 victory over Clarion in front of a sellout crowd at PSU’s Rec Hall.

Evan Daley

Evan Daley

However, Fort LeBoeuf graduate Evan Daley was a bright spot for the Golden Eagles. Daley, a freshman heavyweight, upset No. 12-ranked Jimmy Lawson 7-6 in the final match for Clarion’s only team points.

It was the final dual of the season for Clarion (9-15) , which will prepare for the Eastern Wrestling League tournament March 8 at Cleveland State.

No. 1-ranked Penn State, the three-time defending NCAA Division I champion, celebrated Senior Day and bid farewell to a pair of superstar wrestlers with a combined 253-6 record.

David Taylor improved to 26-0 this season and 126-3 in his career with an 11-second pin at 165 pounds. He’s a former national champion and a two-time national runner-up.

Ed Ruth, a two-time national champ, also earned a pin at 184 pounds in his final home dual. Ruth is now 25-1 on the season and 127-3 in his career.

The Nittany Lions next will compete in the Big Ten Conference championships March 8-9 at Wisconsin.

– Jeff Kirik, sports editor

 

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