Two Clarion Wrestlers Appear in NCAA Poll Releases

| February 15, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released the second of four coaches’ individual rankings, as well as the initial set of RPI rankings, for Division I wrestling on Thursday, with a pair of Clarion Golden Eagles appearing on the lists.

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The final rankings will be tools used as part of the selection process to determine qualifiers and seeding for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

Clarion 197-pounder Greg Bulsak appears in the coaches’ ranking for his weight class, clocking in at 17th among his peers and first among EWL competitors. He comes in ahead of fellow EWL and PSAC competitor Dylan Reynolds of Edinboro, who was ranked 29th in the weight class. Bulsak boasts a 15-4 overall record, including a 9-1 mark in dual matches and a 4-0 record against EWL opponents. One of his wins came against Virginia Tech’s Tom Sleigh, who ranks eighth in the poll.

Joining Bulsak in today’s release is 165-pounder Evan Delong, who ranks 29th in the first edition of the RPI. Delong is 13-11 overall, including a 5-7 mark in dual matches.

Wrestlers in each weight class are measured by winning percentage, RPI and coaches’ rankings to earn allocation spots for their qualifying tournaments for the championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches representing each qualifying tournament. The RPI is calculated based on results vs. Division I wrestlers and rankings only include wrestlers that have a minimum of 17 results vs. Division I opponents.

For coaches ranking purposes, they may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. To be eligible, wrestlers must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents in the weight class and have wrestled within the last 30 days.

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