EWL This Week, January 15-21

Bloomsburg (2-6, 1-2): Sunday home vs. VMI (1-5), 12:00 PM; Sunday home vs. Sacred Heart (1-5), 2:00 PM
Clarion (5-3, 0-0): Sunday at George Mason (3-6, 0-2), 2:00 PM
Cleveland State (2-5, 0-0): Friday home vs. #19 Rider (7-2, 1-0), 6:00 PM
Edinboro (3-1, 1-0): Friday home vs. #10 Virginia Tech (8-2), 7:00 PM; Sunday home vs. #19 Rider (7-2, 1-0), 1:00 PM
George Mason (3-6, 0-2): Saturday home vs. #23 Lock Haven (7-1, 1-0), 12:00 PM; Sunday home vs. Clarion (5-3, 0-0), 2:00 PM
#23 Lock Haven (7-1, 1-0): Saturday at George Mason (3-6, 0-2), 12:00 PM; Sunday home vs. Brown (0-3), 1:00 PM
#19 Rider (7-2, 1-0): Friday at Cleveland State (2-5, 0-0), 6:00 PM; Sunday at Edinboro (3-1, 1-0), 1:00 PM

Ibrahim Bunduka (George Mason) named EWL Wrestler of the Week

Redshirt senior Ibrahim Bunduka (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) of George Mason has been named the EWL Wrestler of the Week for the week ending January 14th. Bunduka opened the weekend on Friday with a 16-0 technical fall victory in 2:42 over Michael McClelland of Davidson, helping his Patriots win 29-9 in their home dual meet. Saturday, Bunduka upset nationally-ranked J.R. Wert of Rider, 4-3, in George Mason’s dual meet with the Broncs. With these two victories, Bunduka moved to 17-7 on the season. Previously, Bunduka had gone 22-5 and was an NCAA qualifier in 2016-17, 20-17 in 2015-16, 6-18 in 2014-15, and 18-16 in 2013-14 while wrestling unattached.

EWL Wrestlers of the Week:

November 5: Alex Klucker (Lock Haven)
November 12: Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven)
November 19: Andy Schutz (Bloomsburg)
November 26: Josiah Kline (Lock Haven)
December 3: Chad Walsh (Rider)
December 10: Sean Russell (Edinboro)
December 17: Greg Bulsak (Clarion)
December 31: JR Wert (Rider)
January 7: Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven)
January 14: Ibrahim Bunduka (George Mason)
January 21:
January 28:
February 4:
February 11:
February 18:

EWL This Week, January 8-14

Bloomsburg (2-5, 1-2): Sunday at Hofstra (6-4), 1:00 PM
Clarion (3-3): Saturday at VMI (0-3), 2:30 PM, Saturday vs. Davidson (1-4) at VMI, 4:00 PM
Cleveland State (2-5): Idle
RV Edinboro (3-1, 1-0): Idle
George Mason (2-5, 0-1): Friday home vs. Davidson (1-4), 7:00 PM, Saturday at #21 Rider (5-2, 0-0)
#20 Lock Haven (4-0, 1-0): Friday vs. Fresno State (2-5) at Hampton, VA, 9:00 AM, Friday vs. Bucknell (1-5) at Hampton, VA, 11:00 AM, Friday vs. RV Oklahoma (2-4) at Hampton, VA, 1:00 PM, more duals to be determined by advancement at Hampton, VA
#21 Rider (5-2, 0-0): Saturday home vs. Princeton (0-5), 1:00 PM, Saturday home vs. George Mason (2-5, 0-1), 7:00 PM

Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven) named EWL Wrestler of the Week

For the second time this season, redshirt junior Chance Marsteller (New Park, PA/Kennard-Dale HS/Oklahoma State) of Lock Haven has been named the EWL Wrestler of the Week for the week ending January 7th. Marsteller finished third at 165 pounds at the prestigious Southern Scuffle, held in Chattanooga, Tennessee on January 1st and 2nd. Marsteller opened the tournament with a 16-5 major decision victory over Tyler Wiederholt of Air Force, then won by fall in 3:52 over Neal Richards (Unattached from VMI), and picked up a 3-1 decision over Mekhi Lewis (Unattached from Virginia Tech) in the quarterfinals on January 1st. On January 2nd, Marsteller fell 3-2 to Bryce Steiert (unattached from Northern Iowa), but rebounded to beat Ebed Jarrell of Drexel 10-5 in the consolation semifinals, and then picked up his second victory of the tournament over Mekhi Lewis, this time by 6-4 decision in the third-place match. Marsteller came into the week ranked #7 in the nation at 165 pounds by InterMat, #8 by The Open Mat, and #11 by FloWrestling. With his 5-1 this week, he is now 24-1 this season. Marsteller did not compete last season, however, he did go 6-5 in 2015-16 while wrestling for Oklahoma State, and 14-4 in 2014-15 while wrestling unattached.

EWL Wrestlers of the Week:

November 5: Alex Klucker (Lock Haven)
November 12: Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven)
November 19: Andy Schutz (Bloomsburg)
November 26: Josiah Kline (Lock Haven)
December 3: Chad Walsh (Rider)
December 10: Sean Russell (Edinboro)
December 17: Greg Bulsak (Clarion)
December 31: JR Wert (Rider)
January 7: Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven)
January 14:
January 21:
January 28:
February 4:
February 11:
February 18:

EWL This Week, January 1-7

Bloomsburg (2-4, 1-1): Saturday at #25 Edinboro (2-1, 0-0), 7:00 PM
Clarion (1-1): Sunday vs. Hofstra (3-4) at LIU Post, 10:30 AM; Sunday vs. Columbia (0-4) at LIU Post, 12:00 PM; Sunday vs. North Carolina Pembroke (2-5) at LIU Post, 1:30 PM; Sunday at LIU Post (4-7), 3:00 PM
Cleveland State (2-5): Monday-Tuesday at Southern Scuffle, hosted by Chattanooga, 10:00 AM both days
#25 Edinboro (2-1, 0-0): Saturday vs. Bloomsburg (2-4, 1-1), 7:00 PM
George Mason (2-5, 0-1): Monday-Tuesday at Southern Scuffle, hosted by Chattanooga, 10:00 AM both days
#20 Lock Haven (4-0, 1-0): Monday-Tuesday at Southern Scuffle, hosted by Chattanooga, 10:00 AM both days
#22 Rider (5-2): Idle

JR Wert (Rider) named EWL Wrestler of the Week

Redshirt Senior JR Wert (Christiansburg, VA/Christiansburg) of Rider has been named the EWL Wrestler of the Week for the week ending December 31st. Wert went 4-0 at the South Beach Duals in Deerfield Beach, Florida, with an 18-0 technical fall victory over Hunter Dusold of Columbia and a 9-2 decision win over Paul Bianchi of North Dakota State on Friday, and then followed that up with a 6-4 decision upset of nationally-ranked Barlow McGhee of Missouri and an 18-2 technical fall victory over Michael Simonetti of Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. These four victories puts Wert’s record at 9-1 on the season, including a perfect 6-0 in duals. In previous seasons, Wert had gone 15-8 in 2016-17, 14-14 in 2014-15, and 10-3 while wrestling unattached and redshirting in 2013-14 as a true freshman.

EWL Wrestlers of the Week:

November 5: Alex Klucker (Lock Haven)
November 12: Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven)
November 19: Andy Schutz (Bloomsburg)
November 26: Josiah Kline (Lock Haven)
December 3: Chad Walsh (Rider)
December 10: Sean Russell (Edinboro)
December 17: Greg Bulsak (Clarion)
December 31: JR Wert (Rider)
January 7:
January 14:
January 21:
January 28:
February 4:
February 11:
February 18:

EWL This Week, December 25-31:

Bloomsburg (2-4, 1-1): Idle
Clarion (1-1): Friday-Saturday at Ken Kraft Midlands, 10:30 AM Friday, 1:00 PM Saturday
Cleveland State (2-5): Idle
#25 Edinboro (2-1): Friday-Saturday at Ken Kraft Midlands, 10:30 AM Friday, 1:00 PM Saturday
George Mason (2-5, 0-1): Idle
#20 Lock Haven (4-0, 1-0): Friday hosting Lock Haven Classic, 9:30 AM
#22 Rider (2-1): Friday vs. Columbia at Deerfield Beach, FL, 11:00 AM; Friday vs. North Dakota State at Deerfield Beach, FL, 1:00 PM; Saturday vs. Missouri at Deerfield Beach, FL, 11:00 AM; Saturday vs. Franklin & Marshall at Deerfield Beach, FL, 1:00 PM

Greg Bulsak (Clarion) named EWL Wrestler of the Week

Redshirt Freshman Greg Bulsak (South Park, PA/South Park) of Clarion has been named the EWL Wrestler of the Week for the week ending December 17th. On Saturday, Bulsak picked up a win by fall in 2:52 over Gregg Harvey of Pittsburgh at the 184-pound weight class, helping Clarion pick up a road victory at Pittsburgh, 24-20. With the win, Bulsak picked up his fourth fall of the season, and ran his record to 7-2 on the season, including a perfect 2-0 in duals. Previously, Bulsak had a 17-4 record in 2016-17 while wrestling unattached.

EWL Wrestlers of the Week:

November 5: Alex Klucker (Lock Haven)
November 12: Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven)
November 19: Andy Schutz (Bloomsburg)
November 26: Josiah Kline (Lock Haven)
December 3: Chad Walsh (Rider)
December 10: Sean Russell (Edinboro)
December 17: Greg Bulsak (Clarion)
December 31:
January 7:
January 14:
January 21:
January 28:
February 4:
February 11:
February 18:

EWL This Week, December 11-17

Bloomsburg (2-2, 1-0): Saturday vs. #22 Lock Haven (1-0, 0-0) at Williamsport, PA, 5:30 PM; Sunday vs. Virginia (1-3), 1:00 PM
Clarion (0-1): Saturday at Pittsburgh (1-3), 3:00 PM
Cleveland State (2-5): Saturday hosting Cleveland State Open, 9:00 AM
#24 Edinboro (2-1): Idle
George Mason (2-5, 0-1): Idle
#22 Lock Haven (1-0, 0-0): Saturday vs. Wheeling Jesuit (3-0) at Williamsport, PA, 2:00 PM; Saturday vs. Messiah (4-2) at Williamsport, PA, 3:30 PM; Saturday vs. Bloomsburg (2-2, 1-0) at Williamsport, PA, 5:30 PM
#21 Rider (2-1): Idle

Sean Russell (Edinboro) named EWL Wrestler of the Week

Redshirt junior Sean Russell (Lawrenceville, GA/Collins Hill) of Edinboro has been named the EWL Wrestler of the Week for the week ending December 10th. Russell won his third-straight PSAC Championship on Saturday, with a 25-10 technical fall victory in 5:58 over Aaron Wildonger of Millersville in the quarterfinals, a fall in 6:01 over Josiah Kline of Lock Haven in the semifinals, and a 19-8 major decision victory over 2017 NCAA Division II All-American Alan Diltz of Seton Hill in the championship match. With these victories, Russell ran his record to 13-2 on the season. Prior to this season, Russell was an EWL Champion and an NCAA Division I All-American in 2017, finishing seventh at 125 pounds in St. Louis, Missouri, and earning a record of 37-8 on the season. Russell also was an EWL Champion in 2015-16, with a record of 28-9, and went 18-8 in 2014-15 while redshirting and competing unattached.

EWL Wrestlers of the Week:

November 5: Alex Klucker (Lock Haven)
November 12: Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven)
November 19: Andy Schutz (Bloomsburg)
November 26: Josiah Kline (Lock Haven)
December 3: Chad Walsh (Rider)
December 10: Sean Russell (Edinboro)
December 17:
December 24:
December 31:
January 7:
January 14:
January 21:
January 28:
February 4:
February 11:
February 18: