Alex Clemsen to Leave Wrestling Program

Aug. 27, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. - Wrestling director of operations, Alex Clemsen is leaving the program to take a job as assistant wrestling coach at Virginia, announced Thursday by Cavaliers head coach Steve Garland. Clemsen spent the last two seasons with the Beavers.


During his time at Oregon State, the Beavers had seven NCAA qualifiers, including one All-American.


At Edinboro, Clemsen was an All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier while posting a 121-35 career record. He was just the 14th wrestler to win four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships, and he also was named an Eastern Wrestling League Champion. He ended his career with the ninth-most wins in Edinboro history.


At the international level, Clemsen was a University Nationals All-American and a University World Team Trials runner-up.


Clemsen also was a two-time Academic All-American, graduating with the highest GPA of any wrestler in school history.


At Moberly Senior High School, Clemsen finished with a 158-7 career record and was an All-American. He twice posted perfect records, while winning the Missouri state championship three times and advancing to the state finals all four years. Clemsen also holds the state record with 27 tournaments won. In addition, he received Academic All-America honors.


A native of Moberly, Mo., Clemsen graduated in 2007 from Edinboro with a bachelor's degree in business administration with concentrations in financial services and marketing.


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