PHILADELPHIA --Clint Matter W'97 will join the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame this Saturday night at induction ceremonies to be held November 7 at Masso's Catering in Glassboro. Information on the induction ceremony is available here.
Matter, a two-time EIWA champion and a two-time first-team All-Ivy selection, joins his brother, Brett, who was inducted into the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2008.
Matter was a part of Penn's wrestling resurgence in the mid-1990s, helping the Quakers to their first EIWA team championship in 1996 - a title that sparked a run of four consecutive EIWA crowns. Matter won the 177-pound EIWA title in 1996, part of three individual crowns for the Quakers that season - their first individual titles since 1946.
In 1997, Clint was a captain for Penn's record-setting EIWA championship team which scored 180.0 points in a dominant win at The Palestra.
A two-time Academic All-Ivy selection, Clint also earned NWCA All-Academic honors in 1996.
Clint, married to Kourtney and father to Frace, Mackenzie, Andrew, and John, has stayed involved with the Penn Wrestling program since his graduation, serving as president of the Penn Wrestling Grapplers Club and currently serving on the Board of Athletics Overseers for the University.
In addition, Matter is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Beat The Streets Philadelphia and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center which competes out of the Pottruck Wrestling Center at Penn.