Wrestling looks to Continue Dominant Season

The Huskies wrestling squad is off to a hot start to their 2021-2022 winter season, and they look to keep that momentum as they prepare to face Clarion University this Wednesday.

The team’s season began earlier this month when they participated in the Clarion Open. The Huskies placed 14th overall with 53.5 points behind a 3rd place individual performance by senior Alex Carida (Hackettstown NJ) in the 157-pound bracket.

The Huskies dominated in their first dual meet of the season, winning 57-0 against Shippensburg and 56-0 against King’s College in respective shutout fashion. Some highlights included pinfalls by Cody Harrison (Phillipsburg NJ) in the 165-pound bout and David Tuttle (Steubenville, Ohio) in the 197-pound bout against Shippensburg. Freshman Cade Balestrini (Subury, PA) earned a tech fall in his 149-pound match after going up 21-3 against his opponent from King’s College. Carida followed with a quick fall just one minute into his matchup.

After going 2-0, the Huskies traveled to Annapolis, Maryland to compete in the Navy Classic on November 21st. The team finished 10th overall behind a 4th place finish from Shane Noonan (Hazleton, PA) in the 285-pound bracket and a 6th place finish from Balestrini in the 149-pound bracket.

This past weekend, the Huskies placed 18th at the Mat-Town Open I Tournament in Lock Haven, PA, capping off a strong season thus far. They now set their sights on the Clarion Golden Eagles, who hold a 2-1 record on the year. The Huskies will look to keep their momentum going as they travel to Clarion University on Wednesday for that matchup, which will take place at 7:00 pm. You can tune in via livestream on the Bloomsburg University Athletics website to support.