Campus Corner: Unbeaten Barger Earns Two Shutouts

WRESTLING

WILLIAMSPORT — Undefeated junior 165-pounder Nolan Barger (Clearfield) continued to move up the Lycoming win list in the Warriors’ sweep of SUNY-Oswego 37-5 and Rochester Institute of Technology 32-12 at the New York/Pennsylvania Duals in Lamade Gym Sunday afternoon.

Barger, one of six Warriors who won both of their matches, shut out SUNY-Oswego’s Mark Milisci 6-0 and RIT’s Joe Cutugno 15-0.

The technical fall at the 6:54 mark was Barger’s 80th career victory, making him the 21st wrestler in Lycoming history to achieve that total.

Barger, No. 2 in several NCAA Division III rankings including MyHOUSE/d3wrestle.com and InterMat, is 15-0 with an 11-0 record in dual meets.

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LOCK HAVEN — Clarion redshirt senior 149-pounder Jake Keller (Curwensville) earned a pair of one-sided wins in four bouts at the Lock Haven Classic in Thomas Fieldhouse last week.

He advanced to the quarterfinals with a 15-1 major decision against Christian Bassolino of Bucknell and, after losing 12-3 to eventual champion Dan Neff of Lock Haven, rolled up a 15-0 technical fall against Collin Boylan of Bucknell.

Keller was eliminated in the consolation quarterfinals, falling 6-2 to Robert Lee of Pitt.

The Golden Eagles placed ninth in the 10-team tourney with 16.5 points.

Keller is 8-10 overall and 2-6 in dual meets, including decision losses at 157 pounds to Angel Najar of Appalachian State and Addrian Ferrarie of Buffalo on Dec. 19.

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