Patriots Clash With EWL Rivals Cleveland State and Edinboro Saturday
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Patriots Clash With EWL Rivals Cleveland State and Edinboro Saturday

WRESTLING at Cleveland State / at Edinboro
WHEN:  Saturday, Jan. 27 | at Cleveland State 12 p.m. | at Edinboro 7 p.m.
WHERE:  Woodling Gymnasium, Cleveland, Ohio | McComb Fieldhouse, Edinboro, Pa.
COVERAGE vs. Edinboro:  Live Video ($) | Live Stats
FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Mason wrestling team faces a pair of Eastern Wrestling League opponents, while traveling to two different states on Saturday.  The Patriots take on Cleveland State at 12 p.m. at Woodling Gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio and then battle defending EWL Champion Edinboro at 7 p.m. at McComb Fieldhouse in Edinboro, Pa.
Mason (3-8, 0-4 EWL) dropped a 48-0 decision to Clarion last Sunday in the final EWL home dual of the season.  The Golden Eagles won all 10 bouts in the match including three falls, one technical fall, one major decision and two by forfeit.
Last season against Cleveland State, the Patriots earned a 27-8 victory over the Vikings on Jan. 15, 2017 at the Recreation Athletic Complex.  The Patriots won the first six bouts and eight of 10 in the match.
Ibrahim Bunduka (125) began the match against Cleveland State with a 12-8 decision, Tejon Anthony (141) notched a 3-2 decision and Matthew Voss (285) posted four takedowns and eight near-fall points to pick up a 17-1 technical fall.
Mason dropped a 32-7 decision to Edinboro at the Recreation Athletic Complex in the last meeting between the two teams.  The Fighting Scots won eight of the 10 bouts in the match, earning bonus points in six of the victories.

Anthony (141) scored an early takedown in overtime for a 5-3 decision in sudden victory, while Matt Meadows (197) notched a 14-0 major decision for the Patriots against the Fighting Scots.

After this weekend, the Patriots are next in action against Navy on Feb. 6 at Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Md.

125 | R-Sr. Ibrahim Bunduka (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) 16-8
133 | R-Fr. Victor Echeverria (Centreville, Va.) 8-14
141 | So. Trevor Mello (Gainesville, Va.) 3-14
149 | R-Jr. Tejon Anthony (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) 15-9
157 | Fr. Bryce Reddington (Eagleville, Pa.) 9-12
165 | Fr. Austin Wilkerson (Lynchburg, Va.) 0-2
174 | Fr. Levko Higgins (Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra Area) 3-13
184 | R-Jr. Austin Harrison (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) 3-9
197 | R-Fr.  Eli Spencer (Columbus, Ohio/Stuttgart) 3-10
285 | R-Jr. Matthew Voss (Edgewood, Wash./Puyallup) 17-8

Cleveland State has a 2-6 overall dual record, including 0-1 against EWL opponents.  The Vikings are 1-2 at home, 0-2 on the road and 1-2 in duals held at a neutral site.

The Vikings fell to No. 19 Rider 30-6 in their EWL opener last Friday.  The Broncs won nine of the 10 bouts in the match.  Cleveland State senior Nick Corba won by forfeit at 184 pounds to account for the Vikings lone victory.  Corba, a NCAA qualifier from 2018, leads the team with 19 wins.
Cleveland State defeated Northern Illinois 28-12 on Dec. 2 and picked up a 35-12 win over John Carroll on Dec. 9.

125 | R-Sr. John Martin (Buckland, Ohio/Wapakoneta) 1-4
133 | R-Jr. Andrew Coghill (Sagamore Hills, Ohio/Nordonia) 5-14
141 | Jr. Evan Cheek (Milan, Ohio/Edison) 13-8
149 | R-Fr. Ryan Ford (Covington, Ohio/Covington) 7-13
157 | R-So. Ryan Montgomery (Madison, Ohio/Madison) 4-10
-or- Jr. John Vaughn (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) 11-10
165 | Fr. Georgio Poullas (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) 7-10
174 | R-Sr. Gabe Stark (Warren, Ohio/Howland) 10-9
-or- R-So. Caleb Stockmaster (Castalia, Ohio/Margaretta) 14-8
184 | R-Sr. Nick Corba (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek) 19-7
197 | Fr. John Kelby (Smithville, Ohio/Smithville) 9-11
285 | So. Collin Kelly (Mogadore, Ohio/Mogadore) 4-14

Edinboro has a 3-3 overall dual record, including a 1-1 mark against EWL opponents.  The Fighting Scots are 3-2 at home and 0-1 on the road.
Edinboro has dropped its last two duals, falling 20-15 to No. 10 Virginia Tech and 21-15 to No. 19 Rider.
The Fighting Scots have five wrestlers in the national rankings.  Junior Sean Russell (125) is ranked No. 11 by InterMat, sophomore Korbin Myers (133) No. 18 by InterMat, sophomore Andrew Shomers (157) is No. 21 by Trackwrestling, senior Ty Schoffstall (174) No. 20 by FloWrestling and junior Billy Miller (285) No. 14 by InterMat.
Shomers was named PSAC Wrestler of the Week after going 2-0 last week.  He defeated Virginia Tech's B.C LaPrade by 6-2 decision and edged No. 16 B.J. Clagon of Rider by a 4-3 decision to improve to 20-5 on the season.
Edinboro is the defending Eastern Wrestling League Champion, winning the title for the third time in the last four years.  The Fighting Scots recorded a school record six individual championships, sent nine wrestlers to the semifinals and had eight wrestlers reach the finals at last year's conference tournament held in Bloomsburg, Pa.
125 | No. 11 R-Jr. Sean Russell (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hills) 20-4
133 | No. 18 R-So. Korbin Myers (Carisle, Pa./Boiling Springs) 18-8
141 | Jr. Nate Hagan (Toledo, Ohio/Toledo Central Catholic) 8-13
149 | Fr. Peter Pappas (Plainview, N.Y./Plainview) 11-8
157 | No. 21 R-So. Andrew Shomers (Ransomville, N.Y./Lewiston-Porter) 20-5
165 | R-So Fritz Hoehn (North Andover, Mass./North Andover) 10-9
174 | No. 24 R-Sr. Ty Schoffstall (Pottsville, Pa./Tri-Valley) 9-1
184 | Fr. Zach Ancewicz (Greenlawn, N.Y./John Glenn) 8-10
197 | R-So Dyland Reynolds (Cambridge Springs, Pa./Saegertown) 6-8
285 | No. 14 R-Jr. Billy Miller (Perry, Ohio/Perry) 9-3
No. 19 Rider defeated Edinboro 21-15 on Jan. 21 at McComb Fieldhouse, snapping the Fighting Scots 24-match winning streak against EWL opponents.  Edinboro last suffered a loss in EWL dual action nearly five years ago, dropping a 19-18 decision to Cleveland State on Jan. 25, 2013.  
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