Jan 13, 2017
WASHINGTON – American University plays host to its toughest wrestling opponent yet on Saturday night when it hosts Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association foe No. 8 Lehigh at Bender Arena at 7 p.m.
The Eagles are 3-3 overall after winning one of its three matches last Friday in the AU Duals. American bested 30th-ranked Wyoming before losing to Army West Point and 25th-ranked North Carolina.
The Mountain Hawks come into the weekend at 5-1, facing a dual at Navy on Friday before traveling to Northwest D.C. on Saturday evening. Lehigh boasts six wrestlers ranked nationally by Intermat.com.
One of the feature bouts could be the first one, as No. 8 Darian Cruz will battle AU's Josh Terao at 125 pounds. The Eagle sophomore is ranked by all five major services, and is as high as 10th in the nation in one.
American will also have senior Esteban Gomez-Rivera at 133 and junior Jeric Kasunic at 197, each of whom joined Terao with 3-0 records last week at the AU Duals.
Tickets for the match are $8 for adults and $5 for students, with AU students being admitted free with their valid student ID. Tickets for all AU home wrestling events are also available online at www.aueagles.com/tickets.