@AU_Wrestling Seeks Wins, Good Fortune in Vegas

Jack Mutchnik throws an opponent to the mat

Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Website 

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – American University continues its fall-semester look at national-level competition this weekend when it takes student-athletes to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational starting Friday morning.

The Eagles will be one of 46 teams competing in the tournament, which has drawn nine of the top-20 schools in the nation. The event will give some of AU's top wrestlers a chance to compete against some of the best in the nation.

AU has already seen strong competition this fall at the Journeymen Fall Classic and at the Navy Classic.

Junior Josh Terao (133 pounds), senior Jeric Kasunic (197) and fifth-year senior Brett Dempsey (285) are ranked nationally by various outlets in their respective weight classes.

Terao and Kasunic were NCAA qualifiers a year ago and are tied for the team lead so far this season with eight wins each.