Clymer brothers off to good start at respective colleges
Scott Clymer and his younger brother Ben Clymer, both Northwestern High School graduates, have started the 2009-2010 collegiate wrestling seasons on the right foot.
In his third year at Liberty University, Scott has started the season with an 8-3 mark, which included four wins by fall and two major decisions.
The red-shirt sophomore made a strong comeback in the Flamers' first tournament of the season the Brockpost/Oklahoma Gold Tournament. In the wrestleback bracket, the 141-pound Flame rattled off four-straight wins, including three by pins, to take part in the third-place match-up. Scott ended up droppings a 10-6 setback to Rutgers' Trevor Melde. The fourth-place finish marked the second time the older Clymer placed at the event during his collegiate career.
In the Keystone Classic, Scott opened with two straight victories before dropping to the consilation bracket. Scott rebounded to record back-to-back decision wins to finish in third. Since joining the program, Scott is 29-27.
Hofstra sophomore Ben Clymer was recently named the GoHofstra.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending in November 29th.
Ben kept his undefeated season in tact with a trio of victories at the Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals at Hudson Valley Community College last Saturday. The Germansville native posted two decision and a major decision to improve his overall record to 8-0 on the season.
A year ago, Ben was 21-12 and was named to the All-CAA Freshman Team as a true freshman.