Clarion transfer, Matthews, out for rest of season with knee injury, applies for medical redshirt

By Tyler Trumbauer
Sports Editor/Spectator

Clarion transfer Austin Matthews is in his first year as a Fighting Scot. Now, the sophomore is hoping he can get another one.Head wrestling coach Tim Flynn announced last week that Matthews will sit out the rest of this season due to a knee injury, an ailment that has sidelined him for the last two months.

According to a release from the university’s sports information department, Edinboro will apply for a redshirt year for Matthews, who appeared on just three occasions during his inaugural year in the Boro.

The Greenville native was 9-0 this season competing at 157 lbs., and was ranked in the top five in multiple rankings before being sidelined with the injury. He finished first at the Clarion Open, won a thrilling bout in the Pittsburgh dual on Nov. 6 and won two bouts against top-ten ranked wrestlers at the EMU Duals on Nov., 15, his last action of the season.

He qualified for the NCAA D-I National Championships last season going 23-9. Matthews also had an illustrious high school career as he was a four-time PIAA place winner and won the state championship at 152 lbs., his senior year.

Tyler Trumbauer is the sports editor for the Spectator. He can be reached by sports.spectator@gmail.com