Cory Clolinger commits to College of Mt. St. Joseph

August 6th, 2010    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Cory Clolinger, Amelia High School senior, recently committed to further his education and wrestling career at the College of Mt. St. Joseph by signing a letter-of-intent.

Planning to major in pre-nursing, he said he will attend Mt. St. Joe because “I really like the wrestling program and the coaches and the school offered the major I wanted.”

In his four years at the barony, Clolinger was a member of the wrestling squad throughout and he earned three varsity letters.

Cory Clolinger signs his college letter of intent as his parents Ray and Dana Clolinger look on.
Not only was he the champion of his weight class his senior year his talent earned him the respect of the opposing coaches of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division as he was rewarded by being recognized as the division's most valuable wrestler. He owns three school records - most wins in a season for an 103-pounder (31), fastest pin for (5.5 seconds), and most career pins (51).

Out of uniform, he is a member of several Amelia High honors programs.

"The team winning the league championship my freshman year inspired me to do my best the rest of my high school career." he said.

My parents (Ray and Dana Clolinger) were my biggest fans. They were always there and always encouraged me. . . my coaches Lyle Bloom got me into wrestling and Derek Tessoff helped me and pushed me to do my best and be the best I could be," he said.
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