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PENN STATE WRESTLING 2013-14 SCHEDULE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NOVEMBER Sat. Sun. Sun.

16 17 24

at Rider at Lehigh LOCK HAVEN

6 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m.

6 8 15 21

at Boston PITTSBURGH OHIO STATE* at Iowa

7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 9 p.m.

1-2 12 17 19 24 31

Southern Scuffle, Chattanooga, Tenn. PURDUE* at Indiana* NORTHWESTERN* ILLINOIS* at Michigan State*

DECEMBER Fri. Sun. Sun. Sat.

JANUARY Wed.-Thur. Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Fri.

All Day 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY Sun. Sun. Sun. Sun.

2 9 16 23

at Michigan* at Minnesota* OKLAHOMA STATE CLARION

2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

MARCH Sat.-Sun.

8-9 Sat. 8 Sun. 9

Thur.-Sat. 20-22 Thur. 20 Thur. 20 Fri. 21 Fri. 21 Sat. 22 Sat. 22

Big Ten Championships, Madison, Wis. Session 1 -- Opening Round Session 2 -- Semifinals Session 3 -- Consolation, 7th place bouts Session 4 -- Championship Finals, 3rd and 5th 2013 NCAA Championships, Oklahoma City, Okla. Session 1 -- 1st Round Session 2 -- 2nd Round/Consolations Session 3 -- Quarterfinals/Consolations Session 4 -- Semifinals/All-America Round Session 5 -- Medal Rounds Session 6 -- Championship Finals

Times TBA

Times TBA

* Big Ten Dual (dual at Iowa is a non-conference dual) All Dates and Times Subject to Change -- All Times EASTERN

The 2013-14 Penn State Wrestling Media guide was produced by the Penn State office of Athletic Communications. It was designed and created by Patrick Donghia, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Wrestling Contact). Cover Realization, Design and Graphic Artwork by Steve Love; Cover Concept and Thematics by Steve Love and Patrick Donghia. Editorial Assistance by Erin Fanthorpe and Gabby Richards. Photos by Mark Selders, Steve Manuel, Monty Christiansen, Ernie Lucas, Tom Labiosa. Copies of the guide may be purchased for $10. U. Ed. # ICA--14-16.

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2 2013-14 Schedule 3 Media Information and Quick Facts 4 2013-14 Roster 5 National Champions 7 Academic Achievement 8 The Lorenzo Wrestling Complex 14 Rec Hall 16 Head Coach Cael Sanderson 22 Associate Head Coach Cody Sanderson 23 Head Assistant Coach Casey Cunningham 24 Assistant Coach Nick Fanthorpe 25 Director of Operations Adam Lynch 26 Support Staff 28-64 Wrestler Bios 65 Season In Review 66 Final Individual Stats 68 Results, Awards, Attendance 69 Season Ending Notes 75 Rankings, Big Ten Review 76-92 Event Recaps 93 Big Ten Championship Recap 95 NCAA Championship Recap 97 History and Tradition 98 Penn State’s Big Ten Champions 99 Penn State in the Big Ten 100 Penn State in the NCAA Championships 103 All-American History 104 Timeline/EWL and EIWA History 107 Record Book 109 Coaching History 110 100-Wins at Penn State Club 112 Freestyle and Greco Honors 114 Honor Roll 116 All-Time Series Records 117 Year-by-Year Records 118 All-Time Results 122 All-Time Lettermen 127 2013-14 Opponents/Events

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. The Pennsylvania State University does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; tel. (814) 8630471; TDD (814) 865-3175.

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MEDIA INFORMATION PRIMARY WRESTLING CONTACTS PRINT Altoona Mirror Blue-White Illustrated Centre Daily Times Clearfield Progress Daily Collegian Harrisburg Patriot-News Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Lewistown Sentinel Fight On State Sunbury Daily Item Williamsport Sun-Gazette

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WRESTLING DIRECTORY All Area Codes: 814 Penn State Wrestling Office:

238 Rec Hall University Park, Pa. 16802 Phone: 814-863-7460 Athletic Director Dr. Dave Joyner 865-1086 Asst. AD Jan Bortner 863-0420 Asst. AD/Communications Jeff Nelson 865-1757 Athletic Communications Pat Donghia 865-1757 Marketing and Promotions Alexa Hetzel 865-1757 Events Coordinator: Cody Ritchey 863-1138 Ticket Manager Bud Meredith 863-0971 Dir. of Athletic Medicine Wayne Sebastianelli 865-3566

PENN STATE QUICKS Location Founded Enrollment Conference Colors Nickname President

University Park, Pa. 1855 41,445 Big Ten Blue & White Nittany Lions Dr. Rodney A. Erickson

WRESTLING QUICKS Head Coach Cael Sanderson (Iowa State ‘02) Career Record 100-19-2 (8th year) Record at Penn State 56-9-2 (5th year) Associate Head Coach Cody Sanderson (Iowa State ‘00) Head Assistant CoachCasey Cunningham (C. Michigan, ‘99) Assistant Coach Nick Fanthorpe (Iowa State, 10) Director of Operations Adam Lynch (Penn State, ‘10) Strength and Conditioning Shawn Contos Head Athletic Trainer Dan Monthley Communications Director Patrick Donghia pad11@psu.edu -- 814 865 1757 Home Arena Rec Hall (6,202; 6,502 w/ SRO) 2012-13 Dual Record 13-1 2012-13 Big Ten Duals 7-1 2013 Big Ten Dual Finish 2nd 2013 Big Ten Tournament 1st 2013 NCAA Tournament 1st 2013 NCAA Qualifiers 10 Letterwinners Returning/Lost 24/5 All-Americans Returning/Lost 5/1* NCAA Qualifiers Ret./Lost 8/2 Starters Returning/Lost 8/2 * includes one from 2012

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

PENN STATE TATE WRESTLING ON TWITTER

WRESTLING SOCIAL MEDIA!

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Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Patrick Donghia (phone 814-865-1757; email pad11@ psu.edu) proudly serves as the media relations director for the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling program. The office of athletic communications offers media and fans countless ways to stay on top of everything going on in and around the Penn State program. The main source for information, live audio and video streaming, live stats and multi-media features is the university’s official athletics website:

Twitter is the place to get instant text messages sent to your mobile phone this year as the official Penn State Wrestling Twitter will be keeping you up to date on a bout-by-bout basis, both home and away, from the season opener through the national championships in Oklahoma City.

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Among the many features offered for wrestling fans by the athletic communications office are: match notes, live video of home duals, live audio broadcasts for the entire season (including Cael Sanderson’s radio show), live stats at home events, photo galleries, video highlights, stats, history, player profiles and more.

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PENN STATE MEET THE LIONS WRESTLING 2013-14 PENN STATE WRESTLING ROSTER NAME

Wt.

YR.-EL.

Andrew Alton

149

So.-Jr.

Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain

Dylan Alton Seth Beitz Zack Beitz Devon Bentley Matt Brown

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

157

So.-Jr.

Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain

149/157

Sr.-Jr.

Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata

141

So.-Fr.

Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata

133/141

Fr.-Fr.

Shippensburg, Pa./Trinity

174

Sr.-Jr.

West Valley City, Utah/Cyprus

Andrew Church

174/184

Sr.-Sr.

Erie, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf

Jordan Conaway

125/133

Jr.-So.

Abbottstown, Pa./New Oxford

Dylan Dailey

174/184

Jr.-So.

Danville, Pa./Danville

James English

149

Gr.-Sr.

York, Pa./Central York

James Frascella

174

Jr.-So.

Carmel, Ind./Carmel

Luke Frey

149

Jr.-So.

Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville

Jon Gingrich

285

Sr.-Jr.

133

So.-Fr.

Latrobe, Pa./Derry Area

157/165

Fr.-Fr.

Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg

Jimmy Gulibon Garett Hammond Cameron Kelly Cody Law Jimmy Lawson Caleb Livingston

Wingate, Pa./Bald Eagle Area

133

Sr.-Jr.

Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford

157/165

Fr.-Fr.

Windber, Pa./Forest Hills

285

Sr.-Jr.

Tom’s River, N.J./Manchester Township

165/174

So.-Fr.

Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby

Rex Lutz

165

Jr.-So.

Frank Martellotti

133

Sr.-Jr.

Matt McCutcheon

184/197

Fr.-Fr.

Apollo, Pa./Kiski Area

Morgan McIntosh

197

Jr.-So.

Santa Ana, Calif./Calvary Chapel

Nico Megaludis

125

Jr.-Jr.

Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional

Kyle Moran

149

Sr.-Jr.

Oxford, Pa./Oxford

Nate Morgan

Easton, Pa./Pen Argyl Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side

133

Sr.-Jr.

McCook, Neb./McCook

Kade Moss

141/149

Fr.-Fr.

South Jordan, Utah/Bingham

Wes Phipps

174/184

So.-Fr.

Grove City, Pa./Grove City

Zain Retherford

141

Fr.-Fr.

Benton, Pa./Benton

Josh Rogers

197

Jr.-So.

Pottstown, Pa./St. Pius X

Nick Ruggear

285

Sr.-Jr.

Oxford, Pa./Oxford

Ed Ruth

184

Sr.-Sr.

Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township

P.J. Steinmetz

197

Fr.-Fr.

Holland, Pa./Council Rock South

184/197

Jr.-So.

Chester Springs, Pa./Owen J. Roberts

165

Gr.-Sr.

St. Paris, Ohio/St. Paris Graham

157

Sr.-Sr.

Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South

133/141

Jr.-So.

Advance, N.C./Davie

Scott Syrek David Taylor James Vollrath Michael Waters

HEAD COACH: CAEL SANDERSON (Iowa State, ‘02) ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: Cody Sanderson (Iowa State, ‘00) HEAD ASSISTANT COACH: Casey Cunningham (Central Michigan, ‘99) ASSISTANT COACH: Nick Fanthorpe (Iowa State, ‘10) DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Adam Lynch (Penn State, ‘10) MANAGERS: Wyleisha Branch, Claudia Bogdan, Rachel Sackett, Sarah Graber

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PENN STATE 2013-14 2011–12 NITTANY • NITTANY LION LION WRESTLING WRESTLING• 3X • 2011 BIG TEN BIG CHAMPIONS TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X•NCAA 2011CHAMPIONS NCAA CHAMPIONS

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Howard

Joe

Hud

JOHNSTON

LEMYRE

SAMSON

Larry

Bill

John

FORNICOLA

OBERLY

JOHNSTON

Andy

John

Carl

MATTER

FRITZ

DeSTEFANIS

Scott

Jim

Jeff

LYNCH

MARTIN

PRESCOTT

John

Sanshiro

Kerry

HUGHES

ABE

McCOY

Glenn

Jeremy

Phil

PRITZLAFF

HUNTER

DAVIS

Quentin

Frank

Ed

WRIGHT

MOLINARO

RUTH

165 pounds 1935

137 pounds 1955

167 pounds 1971 & 1972

134 pounds 1984

142 pounds 1995

174 pounds 1999

184/197 pounds 2011 & 2013

David

TAYLOR

165 pounds 2012

167 pounds 1952

Heavyweight 1955

126 pounds 1975

126 pounds 1988

126 pounds 1996

125 pounds 2000

149 pounds 2012

191 pounds 1953

130 pounds 1957

118 pounds 1984

118 pounds 1991 & 1992

Heavyweight 1994 & 1997

197 pounds 2008

174/184 pounds 2012 & 2013

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Endowments For Penn State Wrestling

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics would like to thank our generous donors for their commitment to and financial support of our Forever Blue & White endowment program. We are grateful for their support and below is a listing of our wrestling scholarships and program support endowments.

EEndowed ndoowed PPosition osittioon Scholarships Scholaarshipps for for Wrestling Wreestlingg

Program Pro ogram m Support Supportt for foor Wrestling Wreestlingg

A gift of $300,000 or more can establish an endowed position scholarship for a designated sport.

A gift of $25,000 or more can establish a program support endowment.

Michael and Patricia Allegrucci Wrestling Position Scholarship Kenton & Audrey Broyles Endowed Wrestling Scholarship (118 lb. Weight Class) Galen E. Dreibelbis Wrestling Scholarship (125 lb. Weight Class) Mel Kling Endowed Scholarship for Wrestlers (157 lb. Weight Class) Raymond Shibley Wrestling Endowment (174 lb. Weight Class) Rich Lorenzo, Head Wrestling Coach From 1979-1992, Endowed Wrestling Scholarship (197 lb. Weight Class)

Endowed En ndowed SScholarships cholaarshipps for for Wrestling Wres restliing A gift of $50,000 or more can establish a named endowed scholarship. Homer Barr Memorial/Jack Light Wrestling Scholarship Richard P. Boehmer Memorial Wrestling Scholarship R. Paul & Ora Campbell Wrestling Scholarship Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Nittany Lion Club Wrestling Endowment Robert J. Chaney Family Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Rodney L. & Casey C. Fletcher Wrestling Scholarship Larry Fornicola Award William & Henrietta Grosz Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Terry A. Wilde Wrestling Scholarship Thomas H. Irving Wrestling Scholarship The Lowe Family Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Navasky Family Endowed Fund for Wrestling Robert & Kim Nielsen Endowed Wrestling Scholarship for Intercollegiate Athletics Michael & Andrew Ortenzio Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Michael J. & Ruth S. Patrick Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Richard & Lorraine Puleo Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Dean B. Seltzer Wrestling Scholarship Thomas F. Songer II & Sara H. Songer Athletic/Engineering Scholarship Sourbeer Families Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Edwin J. Stewart Jr. Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Martin L. Strayer & Eleanor H. Strayer Endowed Wrestling Scholarship

Howard K. Johnston Memorial Wrestling Graduate Scholarship Ira M. Lubert Endowment Lubert Family Varsity Wrestling Coaches Endowment Penn State Wrestling Endowment Tarvin Family Program Support Fund for Wrestling Peter G. & Ann C. Tombros Program Endowment for Wrestling Tucker-Oishi Greco Roman/Freestyle Program Support Fund Active scholarships are designated by bold type. The others listed will be activated upon pledge fulfillment.

Four-time All-American and 2X NCAA Champion Quentin Wright was the recipient of the Michael and Andrew Ortenzio Endowed Wrestling Scholarship, the Paul and Evelyn Ferrero Athletic Scholarship and the Walter and Norma Levin Athletic Scholarship.

If you would like to explore giving opportunities with our wrestling program, please contact one of our major gift officers at 814-863-GIFT or visit the major gift tab at:

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PRIDE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Penn State has been ranked among the top 25 teams in the NWCA All-Academic list in 20 of the last 23 years. NWCA TOP 25 PLACINGS AND NCAA FINISHES SINCE 1991 Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Acad. Place 10th 26th 11th 15th 14th DNP 17th 17th 21st 16th 11th 12th 14th 18th 4th 10th 15th 25th 9th 24th None selected DNP 6th

GPA 3.15 3.03 3.10 3.06 3.06 2.90 2.93 2.97 2.98 3.07 3.08 2.99 2.94 3.09 2.92 2.90 2.60 2.86 2.57

2.75

NCAA 1st 1st 1st 9th 17th 3rd 11th T9th 23rd 12th 6th 35th T25th T16th 4th 4th 10th 4th 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd

* Penn State wrestlers have earned five NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. * Lion wrestlers have earned 39 NWCA Academic All-America honors. * Penn State wrestlers have earned six GTE or CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. *A total of 13 Nittany Lions have earned Academic All-America laurels from the coaches association during Sanderson’s four years at Penn State, 3.25 per year. * Penn State wrestlers have earned 126 Big Ten All-Academic Team selections in 20 years, an average of 6.3 per year. *A total of 39 Nittany Lions have earned the Big Ten’s All-Academic honor in Sanderson’s four years as mentor, 9.75 per year.

THE PENN STATE WRESTLING CLUB Since 1980, the Penn State Wrestling Booster Club has made Penn State Wrestling a family affair. Approximately 1,200 members provide volunteer support for the team. They join wrestlers, parents, coaches and administrators at picnics, socials and the annual team banquet honoring team and individual accomplishments. They fill busses with fans to cheer on the team at away meets and at the Big Ten and NCAA Championships. Working alongside the Student Affiliate Club, the two organizations share the workload for Club events. The affiliates spread posters around town and campus to promote Penn State matches. The Club produces 8-10 Newsletters a year for its membership, which ranges across the United States in 29 states – from California to New England, Wisconsin to Texas. Fans get detailed reports on every club activity and every match, covering all squad members in and out of season and even independent red-shirt competition. The Booster Club is now developing new strategies for better promoting Lion wrestling. Proceeds from membership and donations have helped purchase equipment, produce both recruiting tapes for the coaches and annual highlight films available to the public, funded satellite broadcasts of matches and supported promotional activities such as schedule magnets and vacation prizes at wrestling matches. The Club’s many long-time members are always looking for new blood willing to share their commitment to the best wrestling program East-of-the-Mississippi. Their wide-range of fundraising, promotional and social activities gives them all a deeply felt and widely shared sense of involvement in the program’s success.

* Penn State has finished in the NWCA All-Academic Team top 30 in 20 of the last 23 years, including all of Sanderson’s four years.

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PENN THE LORENZO STATE WRESTLING WRESTLING COMPLEX

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THE LORENZO WRESTLING COMPLEX

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PENN STATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR WRESTLING DAVE JOYNER David M. Joyner was named Penn State’s Director of Athletics on January 21, 2013. He had served as the Acting Director of Athletics since November 16, 2011. A two-sport AllAmerican and Academic All-American at Penn State, Joyner is a former sports medicine physician and health care and business consultant who provides a strong background in department budget, facilities, fundraising and personnel management. “Dave Joyner has provided outstanding leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics, as evidenced by the strong academic performance of our athletes and the top 10 finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings,” said Penn State President Rodney Erickson. “I look forward to continuing to work with Dave to further the success of our student-athletes and the Penn State athletics program.” Joyner oversees an athletic department with more than 800 student-athletes and 300 staff members that expanded to 31 varsity sports in 2012-13 with the launch of NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey. Penn State’s 31 sports are tied for third-highest in the nation among Football Bowl Subdivision institutions. Joyner’s mantra for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics is IAC — Integrity, Academics and Championships — and the 201213 academic year provided a substantial list of accomplishments in all three core areas. In his first full year as Athletic Director, he provided the leadership for one of the most successful years in Penn State’s glorious history of student-athlete academic and athletic success. Penn State student-athletes captured a school-record 11 conference championships in 2012-13, including a record eight Big Ten titles, the most of any conference institution. Twentyone of 31 teams were represented in their respective NCAA Championship, with the wrestling team capturing a third consecutive national title.

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A Penn State-record eight head coaches were selected Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year in 2012-13, including football coach Bill O’Brien. Joyner led the search that identified and hired O’Brien in January 2012. Penn State was No. 6 in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, its highest finish in 10 years. A school-record 296 Penn State student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades during the 2012-13 academic year, crushing the previous record of 261. Six Penn State studentathletes attained Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® accolades in 2012-13, including three first-team honorees. Six teams compiled perfect multi-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores of 1,000 and the average multi-year APR score for Penn State’s varsity teams was 984, easily above the Division I average of 974. Founder, Chairman and CEO of Joyner Sports Medicine Institute (JSI) from 1992-98, he developed and managed 19 physical therapy centers and 350 employees in eight states to deliver state-of-the-art training and rehabilitation services honed by U.S. Olympic and Elite Medical Team experience and leadership. Closely involved with numerous campus initiatives, Joyner has served as a member of the Penn State Libraries Development Advisory Board, co-chairman of the Paterno Libraries Endowment, chairman of the external advisory board for the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and the Schreyer Honors College. In 2003, as chairman of the Penn State Athletic Campaign Committee, he led a five-year effort to raise $130 million for the athletic department, far surpassing the campaign’s $100 million goal. During the same period, as a member of the Executive Committee of the University’s Leadership Gifts Committee, he helped achieve the University’s goal to raise $745 million. He also has been a member of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Capital Campaign Committee. A member of the Penn State Board of Trustees from 2000 until the date of his appointment with Intercollegiate Athletics, Joyner was honored in 1992 as a Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State. He currently is a member of the board of directors of The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Joyner’s work with the U.S. Olympic Committee includes service as head physician to the United States’ teams at the 1992

Olympic Winter Games, the 1991 World University Games and the 1989 United States Olympic Festival. He is a past chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Society. Joyner served as the chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Committee and the vice-chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Anti-Doping Committee. He currently is a member of the medical commission of the Pan American Sports Organization. Joyner served on the Pennsylvania Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and has served as Chairman of USA Football’s Football and Wellness Committee and has been an emeritus member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. An offensive tackle from 1969-71, Joyner earned first-team All-America honors his senior season and was a team co-captain. He was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions compile a cumulative 29-4 record, including an 11-0 mark in 1969, with victories in the 1970 Orange and 1972 Cotton bowls. Joyner also was a standout wrestler from 1970-72, gaining All-America honors by finishing as the NCAA runner-up at heavyweight in 1971. Joyner was named a first-team CoSIDA Academic AllAmerican in 1971 and is one of a select group of individuals who have been inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame, which honors “those with the highest standards in college academics, athletics and in life beyond athletics.” Joyner also received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as a Penn State student-athlete and was selected for the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 1997. Joyner was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1993. He earned his bachelor’s degree in science in 1972 and his M.D. from Penn State’s College of Medicine in 1976. Following residencies in general and orthopedic surgery at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a stint in the World Football League, Joyner began a medical career with a sports medicine emphasis. Joyner’s sons, Andy and Matt, also played football at Penn State and are graduates of the University.

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF

Dave Baker

Joe Battista

Mark Bodenschatz

Jan Bortner

Linda Caldwell

Ken Cutler

Assistant Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director, Ice Arena & Hockey Development

Associate Athletic Director, Facilities & Operations

Assistant Athletic Director

NCAA Faculty Representive

Director of Development for Athletics

Michelle Davidson

Julie Del Giorno

Bruce Ellis

Clint Eury

Charmelle Green

Jenn James

Director of Stewardship & Events, Nittany Lion Club

Athletics Integrity Officer

Assistant Athletic Director, Student Services

Varsity “S” Director

Associate Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator

Assistant Athletic Director

Rick Kaluza

Morris Kurtz

Bud Meredith

Russ Mushinsky

Nikki Potoczny

Patty Rees

Associate Athletic Director for Finance

Special Assistant to the Athletic Director, Operations

Director of Ticket Operations

Director, Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes

Assistant Director, Nittany Lion Club

Customer Relations Manager

Erikka Runkle

Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli

Jeanne Smith

Matt Stolberg

Mark Wharton

Bob White

Ticket Manager

Associate Athletic Director, Compliance & Student-Athlete Services

Executive Director, Nittany Lion Club

Director of Club & Suites

Manager, Human Resources

Director of Athletic Medicine

Big Ten Advisory Commission

Curtis White

Heather Wilson

Cheerleading Coach

Executive Assistant to the Athletic Director

Long a leader in innovative practices and policies beneficial to intercollegiate athletics, the Big Ten Conference has been at the forefront in addressing and investigating the problems and concerns of minority student-athletes. The Big Ten Advisory Commission, formed more than 20 years ago, represents a positive approach to achieving the Conference’s goal of providing quality and equal education for all its student-athletes. The Commission consists of 12 former African-American alumnae and alumni from each Big Ten university. Each individual represented their institution in intercollegiate athletics and now are prominent professionals in their chosen fields.

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PENN STATE ATHLETICS WRESTLING The 2012-13 academic year marked Penn State’s 20th complete year in the Big Ten Conference. In that time, the Nittany Lions and Lady Lions have established themselves as annual contenders in 24 Big Ten Championship sports, winning 81 titles. Penn State completed the school’s integration into the Big Ten in 1993 by joining the chase for its first-ever conference football crown and the accompanying Rose Bowl bid. The integration of the football program concluded a process that began in June 1990, with Penn State’s initial acceptance as the 11th member of the Big Ten Conference. In just its second year of Big Ten competition, Penn State won its first Big Ten and Rose Bowl championships, becoming the first conference football squad to finish with a perfect record since Ohio State in 1968 and the first-ever to compile a 12-0 mark.

Penn State made its Big Ten debut in 18 sports during the 1991-92 athletic season. The Penn State men’s and women’s basketball teams and the wrestling squad first competed in the conference in 1992-93. Boasting one of the largest intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation, Penn State fields teams in 16 men’s and 15 women’s sports. All 31 programs are funded at 100 percent scholarship levels. The breadth of the University’s athletic offerings has been matched by a generous harvest of national, regional and conference titles. Penn State has won 69 national championships in all sports, with 12 titles since March 2007. The women’s volleyball and wrestling teams were national champions in 2010-11; fencing and women’s volleyball in 2008-09 and 2009-10; men’s and women’s volleyball in 2007-08; fencing and men’s gymnastics in 2006-07; and wrestling repeated in 2012 and 2013.

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS Penn State was No. 6 in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, earning a school-record 1,100 points. The Nittany Lions recorded their ninth Top 10 finish in the 20 years of the Directors’ Cup survey. Penn State is among only nine schools to finish in the Directors’ Cup Top 25 all 20 years.

Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan’s women’s track and field team won its fourth Big Ten Outdoor championship in the past six years. The men’s track and field team finished 14th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, its first Top 15 NCAA finish since 1976.

The Nittany Lions won a school-record 11 conference championships, including a record eight Big Ten titles. In addition to the Big Ten titles (see below), the men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and men’s volleyball teams also won or shared their conference championships.

Under the direction of first-year head coach Bill O’Brien, the Penn State football team won eight of its final 10 games, capped by a Senior Day win over Wisconsin, the eventual Big Ten champion. O’Brien was selected the Bear Bryant, Maxwell Football Club and ESPN Coach-of-the-Year, the Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year and overall Big Ten Men’s Coach-of-the-Year.

The Nittany Lions captured a school-record eight Big Ten championships, the most of any institution. Penn State’s Big Ten champions: women’s basketball, field hockey (regular-season and tournament), men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s outdoor track and field, women’s volleyball and wrestling.

The women’s lacrosse team was ALC co-champions, earning their first ALC title. Coach Missy Doherty’s team garnered the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Championship and won its first two matches, advancing to the quarterfinals for the second straight year.

Penn State has won 81 Big Ten regular-season or tournament titles all-time, including 13 in the past two years. The 1993-94 academic year was Penn State’s first full year in the Big Ten.

The men’s lacrosse team won its first CAA regular-season title and was the No. 8 overall seed in the NCAA Championship. Coach Jeff Tambroni’s team gained the program’s first NCAA bid since 2005 and hosted its first-ever NCAA contest.

A total of 21 Penn State programs (out of 31) participated in their respective NCAA Championship, either as a team or by individuals.

The men’s volleyball team won the EIVA Championship, advancing to the NCAA semifinals for the 15th consecutive year.

Penn State has captured 12 NCAA Championships since March 2007 (in five sports), tied with Southern California for most in the nation during the past six years. The Nittany Lions have won 69 national championships all-time.

In its first season as an NCAA varsity program, Coach Guy Gadowsky’s men’s hockey team earned victories at Wisconsin and Michigan State and also had notable wins over Ohio State, RIT and Vermont.

Coach Cael Sanderson, the NWCA Coach-of-the-Year, led Penn State to its third consecutive NCAA Championship, beating Oklahoma State by four points. Big Ten Wrestler-of-the-Year Ed Ruth (184) and senior Quentin Wright (197) won their second career NCAA individual titles. Three additional Nittany Lions were national runners-up: Nico Megaludis (125), David Taylor (165) and Matt Brown (174). Penn State captured five fall Big Ten titles for the first time since 2005. The Nittany Lions were conference champions in field hockey (regular-season and tournament), men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. A school-record eight Penn State coaches were selected Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year: Beth Alford-Sullivan (women’s outdoor track and field), Char Morett (field hockey), Bill O’Brien (football), Russ Rose (women’s volleyball), Cael Sanderson (wrestling), Erica Walsh (women’s soccer), Bob Warming (men’s soccer) and Coquese Washington (women’s basketball). The women’s soccer team was the NCAA runner-up, advancing to the NCAA College Cup for the fourth time (first since 2005). Coach Erica Walsh’s team captured its 15th consecutive Big Ten regularseason title, a record for a conference women’s sport. The women’s volleyball team advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the 10th time since 1993. Coach Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won their 15th Big Ten title. Led by Coach Char Morett, the field hockey team captured its sixth Big Ten regular-season title and its sixth conference tournament championship. The men’s soccer team won its first Big Ten title under third-year head coach Bob Warming and its fourth title overall. The Lady Lion basketball team won its second consecutive Big Ten title under the leadership of Coach Coquese Washington. Junior Maggie Lucas was selected Big Ten Player-of-the-Year and was joined on the first-team by Alex Bentley, who attained first-team honors for the third consecutive year.

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Penn State student-athletes compiled an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 88 percent compared to the 80 percent average for all Division I institutions for students entering from 2002-03 through 2005-06. The 88 percent figure was third-highest among Big Ten institutions. Six Penn State teams compiled perfect multi-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores of 1,000. The average multi-year APR score for Penn State’s varsity teams was 984, easily above the Division I average of 974. Eight Penn State teams received a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA for earning scores in the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sport in the 2011-12 Academic Progress Rate (APR) compilation. Penn State’s eight honored teams were second-highest among Big Ten institutions. A school-record 296 Penn State student-athletes attained Academic All-Big Ten accolades during the 2012-13 academic year. The 296 Penn State honorees crushed the previous record of 261 during the 2007-08 academic year. Penn State student-athletes broke the previous school mark for honorees in all three seasons: fall (100), winter (64), spring and at-large (132). Penn State has totaled 4,477 Academic All-Big Ten honorees through its 20 years of full membership in the conference. The Penn State football team broke its program record for the second consecutive year and finished seventh among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams with a Graduation Success Rate of 91 percent. The Nittany Lion basketball (92 percent) and Lady Lion basketball (100) teams also compiled GSR scores at least 15 percent higher than the national average. Seven Penn State student-athletes earned Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® accolades, including three first-team honorees (through July 1). Penn State’s 182 all-time Academic

CHAMPIONSHIPS: 67 TOURNAMENT TITLES: 14  1992-93

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Women’s Volleyball (c)

Field Hockey (s) Football Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer (s) Women’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Volleyball

 1993-94 Women’s Basketball (c) Field Hockey Men’s Soccer Women’s Volleyball

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 1995-96 Baseball Women’s Basketball (t) Field Hockey (t)

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 2003-04 Women’s Basketball (s) Women’s Soccer (s) Women’s Indoor Track & Field Women’s Volleyball

 2004-05 Women’s Soccer (s) Women’s Volleyball Women’s Swimming & Diving

 2012-13 Women’s Basketball (s) Field Hockey (s/t) Men’s Soccer (c) Women’s Soccer Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Women’s Volleyball Wrestling (t) s — season champions c — season co-champions t — tournament/meet champions

All-America® honorees are the third-highest total among NCAA Division I institutions. A school-record 19 Penn State student-athletes competed in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, with five alums — Megan Hodge (volleyball), Christa Harmotto (volleyball), Erin McLeod (soccer), Carmelina Moscatto (soccer), Natalie Dell (rowing) — winning medals. Penn State has sent athletes to every Olympic Games since 1948.

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PENNHALL! REC STATE WRESTLING

WRESTLING LIVES HERE Rec Hall has been the home of Penn State Wrestling since the building opened in 1929. Since then, Rec Hall (officially titled Recreation Building) has been the site of numerous wrestling battles, many that will live in the memory of Penn State wrestling fans forever. Last year, Penn State SOLD OUT it’s ENTIRE season of regular seats before the first home dual, leaving just limited SROs for each match. Roughly 45,000 fans packed Rec Hall for Penn State’s seven home duals. Rec Hall has a listed capacity of 6,202, with the ability to hold 6,502 with 300 SROs. Penn State is heading into its second straight year of having its entire season being sold out before the first dual meet. Penn State averaged 6,411 fans per dual last year with every single dual coming in at over 6,100 per event!

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Coaches / world class

PENN STATESTAFF COACHING WRESTLING Cael

SANDERSON Penn State’s 12th head coach 5th year at Penn State 8th year as head coach Iowa State ‘02

HEAD COACH MAKING HISTORY... On April 17, 2009, Penn State named national wrestling legend Cael Sanderson as its 12th head wrestling coach on that day and immediately the nation looked East. Four years later, the wrestling landscape across the nation has changed as Penn State has claimed a string of NCAA and Big Ten titles, all while crowning numerous individual champions and maintaining the highest academic standards.

A career begun in the Midwest... Then just 29 years old, Sanderson came to Penn State after three very productive years as the head coach at his alma mater. Sanderson’s teams did not finish any lower than fifth at the NCAA Championships and he never had a wrestler not qualify for nationals, getting 30 of 30 grapplers through to the championship tournament. After graduating from ISU in 2002, Sanderson spent 2003 and 2004 as a special assistant in the athletic department at Iowa State before joining the ISU coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2004-05. He was promoted to the assistant head coach position the next year and then became the Cyclones’ head coach for the 2006-07 season. In 2007, during Sanderson’s rookie campaign, he led ISU to a 13-3 dual meet record and the first of three straight Big 12 Championships. An NCAA Runner-Up finish in Detroit capped off a wildly successful year as the Cyclones crowned one national champion and Sanderson was honored as Big 12 Coach of the Year, National Rookie Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year. The next year, Sanderson led ISU to a 16-4 dual meet mark, another Big 12 title and a fifth place finish at nationals. Iowa State’s seven All-Americans in 2008 were the most at the school since 1993. In 2009, Sanderson’s team went 15-3 in duals, won its third straight Big 12 title and took third place at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis (just 12 points out of first place). The Cyclones also crowned another national champion. In three years at Iowa State, Sanderson’s teams went 44-10, won three conference crowns, qualified all 30 wrestlers for nationals, and earned 15 All-American awards and two individual national titles.

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A move East and a rapid ascent... His first season at Penn State was solid. Sanderson led Penn State to a 136-1 dual meet record, much improved over the prior year’s 8-12-2 mark. After a year outside the top ten, Sanderson led the Lions back to their place among the nation’s elite with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships and a No. 10 final dual meet ranking from the NWCA Coaches. Sanderson picked up three more All-Americans (including a national finalist) and a Big Ten Champion (in younger brother Cyler Sanderson). In 2010-11, Sanderson reached the pinnacle of the collegiate coaching mountain by guiding Penn State through a stunning season filled with records, championships and memories that thrilled the Penn State faithful. Sanderson led the Nittany Lions to their first-ever Southern Scuffle CoChampionship and first Virginia Duals Championship since 1991. While guiding Penn State to a 6-1-1 conference mark, Sanderson equaled the most Big Ten dual meet wins in Penn State history in just his second year at the helm of the Nittany Lions (Penn State won six Big Ten duals in 1998). He led Penn State to the school’s first ever Big Ten Championship on March 5-6 and was named 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year. He became the first coach in NCAA history to be named both the Big Ten and Big 12 Coach of the Year. Saving the best for last, he led the Nittany Lions to the 2011 NCAA National Championship in Philadelphia on March 17-19, Penn State’s first since 1953 and Sanderson’s first as a collegiate head coach. During the 2011-12 season, the national watched as Sanderson lead Penn State to a 13-1 dual mark including a school record 7-1 Big Ten dual record to earn a share of the 2012 Big Ten dual meet championship. Sanderson then made it two in a row by leading Penn State to the 2012 Big Ten Championship at Purdue on March 3-4. He was named 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year, earning the honor for the second straight season. Two weeks later, Sanderson led Penn State to a second straight NCAA crown, helping Penn State to become just the fifth team in NCAA history to win back-to-back titles. He was named NWCA National Coach of the Year (for the second time in his career) at the conclusion of the championships in Des Moines. Last year (2012-13), Penn State posted an identical 13-1 mark and 7-1 Big Ten dual record and won its third straight Big Ten Championship in Illinois during the second weekend in March. Sanderson earned his third straight Big Ten Coach of the Year honor (co-) in the process. Two weeks after that, Sanderson guided Penn State to a thrilling third straight NCAA crown, helping Penn State to become just the third team in NCAA history to win three straight team titles. He was named NWCA National Coach of the Year at the tournament’s end. In just four years as Penn State’s head coach, Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to three-straight conference titles, three straight national titles, collected 19 All-Americans, six national champions, three Gorriaran winners, one NCAA tourney OW and one Hodge Trophy winner. Coach Sanderson now sports a 100-19-2 dual meet mark after seven years as a collegiate head coach. He is 56-9-2 after his fourth year at Penn State. In all, Sanderson has coached 34 All-Americans in just seven years as a head coach, including eight national champions (two at ISU and six at PSU). He has qualified 63 of 70 wrestlers for the NCAA Championships.

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COACHING STAFF A coaching career born of the most storied collegiate wrestling career ever...

THE SANDERSON FILE

As a wrestler, Sanderson established himself as the most dominant collegiate competitor in NCAA history. In four years, Sanderson never lost. From 1999-2002, Sanderson posted a 159-0 career record (going 39-0, 40-0, 40-0 and 40-0); won four individual National Championships; won four Most Outstanding Wrestler awards at the NCAA Championships (the only wrestler in NCAA history to do so); became the first freshman in NCAA history to win the O.W. honor and won three Dan Hodge Trophies as the nation’s best collegiate wrestler (also a collegiate first). He wrestled his first three years at 184 and then moved to 197 as a senior.

Full Name: Birthday: Birthplace: Hometown: Alma Mater: Spouse: Children:

The four-time All-American’s four-year streak of perfection was called the No. 2 most outstanding achievement in collegiate sports history by Sports Illustrated. The NCAA called his final win (in the 2002 NCAA 197-pound championship) one of the NCAA’s “25 Defining Moments” for its Centennial celebration. His wrestling career culminated in 2004 when the Heber City, Utah, native won the 84 kg Olympic Gold Medal in Athens, Greece.

COACHING HONORS

Cael Norman Sanderson June 20, 1979 Provo, Utah Heber City, Utah Iowa State, 2002 Kelly Tate, Teag

* 2007 NWCA Coach of the Year * 2007 Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year * 2007 Amateur Wrestling News Rookie Coach of the Year * 2007 RevWrestling.com Coach of the Year * 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year * 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year * 2012 Intermat National Coach of the Year * 2013 Big Ten Coach of the Year (co-) * 2013 NWCA Coach of the Year * 2013 W.I.N. Magazine Coach of the Year. * Only man in NCAA history to earn both Big Ten and Big 12 Coach of the Year honors * Coached 8 National Champions (6 in 4 years at PSU) * 34 All-Americans in just 7 years (19 in 4 years at PSU) * 63 of 70 of his wrestlers qualified for NCAAs * Coached 13 Big Ten Champions in four years in the conference, including a perfect 13-0 record in coaching Big Ten title bouts.

AS A WRESTLER...

Sanderson’s Career Coaching Record Season 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Career

Record 13-3-0 16-4-0 15-3-0 13-6-1 17-1-1 13-1-0 13-1-0 100-19-2

% .813 .800 .833 .675 .921 .929 .929 .835

B10 Dual ------5-3-0 6-1-1 7-1 7-1 25-6-1

Conf. 1st 1st 1st 5th 1st 1st 1st ---

NCAA 2nd 5th 3rd 9th 1st 1st 1st ---

Qual. 10 10 10 6 8 9 10 63

AA 4 7 4 3 5 6 5 34

NC 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 8

* The only wrestler in NCAA history to never lose a bout * Four-time NCAA National Champion * Four-time NCAA Most Outstanding Wrestler * 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist * 159-0 as collegiate wrestler * Four-time Big 12 Champion * Sports Illustrated called unbeaten streak #2 most outstanding achievement in collegiate history * Three-time Hodge Trophy winner * Final NCAA win named one of 25 Defining Moments by NCAA * ESPY Award for Best Male Collegiate Athlete * ESPN Sports Century special on his career * One-time appearance on Wheaties cereal box

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PENN STATESTAFF COACHING WRESTLING

Sanderson celebrated his first Senior Day as Penn State’s head coach on Feb. 12, 2010.

Sanderson led Penn State to a 13-6-1 record in his first year as head coach of the Nittany Lions.

SANDERSON: YEAR ONE

Highlights

During his first year as head coach, Cael Sanderson laid a strong foundation for future success in Happy Valley. Sanderson led Penn State back into the top ten in both dual meets and the NCAA Championships, coaching a Big Ten Champion, three All-Americans and a national finalist. Penn State’s 13-6-1 dual meet record (5-3 in the Big Ten) earned it a No. 10 ranking in the final NWCA Coaches Poll and its 49.0 points in Omaha were good enough for a ninth place finish at nationals.

Final Results (13-6-1, 5-3 B1G, 5th B1G, 9th NCAA) Nov. 13 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Jan. 3 Jan. 8 Jan. 8 Jan. 9 Jan. 9 Jan. 22 Jan. 24 Jan. 29 Jan. 31 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 19 March 6-7 March 18-20

at #17 Lehigh 14-23 BLOOMSBURG 23-15 vs. Rutgers$ 18-17 vs. Harvard$ 36-6 vs. #15 Edinboro$ 22-9 at West Virginia 33-12 at #24 Pittsburgh 19-19 at Lock Haven 32-6 vs. Virginia Tech! 26-9 vs. #13 Kent State! 22-13 vs. #4 Oklahoma State! 13-24 vs. #10 Oklahoma! 15-22 #19 ILLINOIS* 24-11 at #3 Ohio State* 14-21 at #1 Iowa* 6-29 at #12 Wisconsin* 22-15 NORTHWESTERN* 37-10 MICHIGAN* 29-10 MICHIGAN STATE* 26-12 at #5 Minnesota* 16-26 Big Ten Championships NCAA Championships $ Sprawl and Brawl Duals, Binghamton, N.Y.; ! Virginia Duals, Hampton, Va. -- * Big Ten Dual

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-- Penn State went 13-6-1 in dual meets, much improved from the prior year’s 8-122, and a strong finish to return to the top ten (No. 10) in the final NWCA Coaches Poll. -- Sanderson led Penn State to a fifth place finish at the 2010 Big Ten Championships, including his first Big Ten individual champion as younger brother Cyler claimed the 157 pound title. -- Penn State tallied 49.0 points at the 2010 NCAA Championships in Omaha, Neb., the 17th-most in school history and good enough for ninth place in the final team standings. Dan Vallimont was the top finisher among Penn State’s three AllAmericans, advancing to the national finals at 165. Frank Molinaro finished fifth at 149 and Cyler Sanderson took sixth at 157.

Signature Wins -- Sanderson’s first win as Penn State head coach came in the Lions’ home opener with a 23-15 win over Bloomsburg on Nov. 15, 2009 -- Signs that Penn State was back came early with a 22-9 win over then No. 15 Edinboro during a 3-0 run at the Sprawl and Brawl Duals on Nov. 22 -- Sanderson made a fine Big Ten debut with a 24-11 win over No. 19 Illinois on Jan. 22, 2010. -- His first Big Ten road win came at No. 12 Wisconsin as Penn State earned a 22-15 road win in Madison on Jan. 31.

Cyler Sanderson, Cael’s youngest brother, was his first Big Ten Champion as a head coach, winning the 157 pound title in 2010.

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Sanderson celebrated his second Senior Day as Penn State’s head coach on Feb. 18, 2011, in front of a sold out Rec Hall crowd.

Sanderson won his first of three straight Big Ten Coach of the Year awards in 2011. David Taylor won B1G Wrestler of the Year and Quentin Wright claimed B1G Tourney OW.

SANDERSON: YEAR TWO

Highlights

Fulfilling the promise of a bright young coaching career in just his fifth season as a collegiate head coach (and only his second at Penn State), Sanderson led the Nittany Lion wrestling team to the 2011 NCAA National Championship in March at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Just two weeks after guiding Penn State to its first ever Big Ten title, Sanderson and his staff helped five Penn Staters earn All-America honors (all in the top three) and crowned one NCAA champion. The magical March run was built on the foundation of a superb regular season, including a co-championship at the Southern Scuffle, the Virginia Duals championship and tying a school record for Big Ten dual meet wins with a 6-1-1 conference mark. Penn State’s run to the NCAA title in 2011 was the school’s first since 1953. 2011 marked the year that the Nittany Lions were the first East Coast team to win the NCAA crown since 1973. Sanderson was named the 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year and in just five short years as a collegiate head coach, he became the only coach in NCAA history to be named both Big Ten and Big 12 Coach of the Year.

Final Results (17-1-1, 6-1-1 B1G, 1st B1G, 1st NCAA) Nov. 12 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

Dec. 12 Dec. 19 Dec. 29-30 Jan. 7

Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 30 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 18 March 5-6 March 17-19

at Bloomsburg 41-3 #15 LEHIGH 27-17 vs. Harvard$ 45-0 vs. West Virginia$ 40-3 vs. #24 Rutgers$ 22-10 LOCK HAVEN 48-0 #22 OHIO STATE* 42-3 Southern Scuffle at UNC-Greensboro vs. VMI! 42-3 vs. Edinboro! 37-12 vs. #23 Kent State! 27-15 vs. #15 Michigan! 24-12 #22 PITTSBURGH 30-7 at Indiana* 36-8 #8 IOWA* 13-22 at Michigan State* 30-9 at #13 Michigan* 28-13 #20 ILLINOIS* 23-13 at #5 Minnesota* 18-18 #16 WISCONSIN* 30-12 Big Ten Championships NCAA Championships $ Sprawl and Brawl Duals, Binghamton, N.Y.; ! Virginia Duals, Hampton, Va. -- * Big Ten Dual

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-- The Nittany Lions sold out two duals in Rec Hall and averaged nearly 5,500 fans per home event. -- Penn State tied Cornell for the Southern Scuffle title in the school’s first ever appearance at the event in Greensboro, N.C. -- Sanderson led Penn State to its most dual meet wins (17) since the team went 18-3 in 1998. -- Penn State’s 6-1-1 Big Ten dual meet record tied a school record for conference wins in a season. -- The Nittany Lions claimed the school’s first-ever Big Ten Championship with a stunning final session run at Northwestern University in March. Penn State crowned five Big Ten Champions, going 5-0 in the finals, and picked up key consolation wins from a number of wrestlers to out-distance Iowa by a single point. -- Sanderson led Penn State to the 2011 NCAA Championship in front of a homestate crowd in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on March 17-19. Sanderson’s Lions stormed the competition, clinching the title early on the third day of the event, before the national finals even began. -- Penn State had five All-Americans, all finishing in the top three, none of whom were seniors at the time. -- Sophomore Quentin Wright became Sanderson’s first Penn State national champion, claiming the 184-pound title. -- Penn State’s team title was the school’s first NCAA crown since 1953, only the second in school history. -- The win by Penn State marked the first time since 1973 that a school east of the Mississippi River won the NCAA wrestling title (Michigan State). -- Sanderson was named 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year and became the first person ever to win both Big Ten and Big 12 Coach of the Year honors.

Signature Wins -- The Nittany Lions opened up Big Ten dual meet action with a resounding 42-3 win over Ohio State on Dec. 19. --Sanderson led Penn State to four straight wins at the Virginia Duals on Jan. 7-8 for the school’s first Virginia Duals title since 1991. -- Penn State’s 30-12 Senior Day win over Wisconsin in front of a sold out Rec Hall crowd helped the Lions finish with a 6-1-1 Big Ten dual meet record, tying the school record for conference dual wins in a season.

Sanderson and the Nittany Lions won the first of three straight NCAA Championships in Philadelphia in March of 2011.

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Sanderson celebrated his third Senior Day as Penn State’s head coach on Feb. 19, 2012, in front of a sold out Rec Hall crowd.

The Nittany Lions crowned three champions at the Big Ten Championships at Purdue in 2012 and rolled to their second straight conference crown.

SANDERSON: YEAR THREE

Highlights

Sanderson led Penn State to a second straight NCAA title in 2011-12, making Penn State only the fourth team in NCAA history to ever win back-to-back crowns. The Nittany Lions’ run through the NCAA field in St. Louis was a dominant showcase, highlighted by three NCAA champions, five NCAA finalists and six All-Americans, all of whom placed in the top three of their respective weights. Just two weeks after guiding Penn State to its second straight Big Ten title at Purdue, Sanderson watched his squad run away with another NCAA crown, this time by over 20.0 points. The year was stellar from start to finish as the Nittany Lions went 13-1 in duals, including a school record 7-1 mark in Big Ten duals (Penn State earned Big Ten Regular Season Co-Champion laurels). The Lions also won their second straight Southern Scuffle crown, this time outright. Sanderson earned his second straight Big Ten Coach of the Year award and was also named the Intermat National Coach of the Year. The Nittany Lions averaged 6,481 fans per dual meet, selling out all but two of their seven home events and drawing over 6,000 for every event.

Final Results (13-1, 7-1 B1G, 1st B1G, 1st NCAA) Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Dec. 9 Dec. 11 Dec. 18 Jan. 1-2 Jan. 8 Jan. 13 Jan. 15 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 11 Feb. 19 March 3-4 March 15-17

BLOOMSBURG #4 MINNESOTA* at #10 Lehigh WEST VIRGINIA at Lock Haven Southern Scuffle at UT-Chattanooga at Michigan State* at #17 Northwestern* at Wisconsin* #2 IOWA* #5 OHIO STATE* at #7 Nebraska* #12 MICHIGAN* at Utah Valley #9 PITTSBURGH* 2012 Big Ten Championships at Purdue 2012 NCAA Championships at St. Louis * Big Ten Dual

39-3 14-23 24-12 34-6 50-0 36-6 38-3 43-0 22-12 34-9 31-6 34-7 39-3 33-6

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-- Penn State averaged 6,481 fans per dual meet, selling out all but two of its seven home dates with every single event having over 6,000 fans fill Rec Hall. -- The Nittany Lions ran away with the 2012 Southern Scuffle title, outdistancing Minnesota by 14 points to win its second straight Scuffle crown. -- Penn State’s 7-1 Big Ten dual meet mark set a school record for conference wins in a season and gave the Lions a share of the 2012 Big Ten Regular Season title. -- The Nittany Lions rolled to a second straight Big Ten Championship, running away with the conference crown at Purdue. The Lions had three champions and notched 149.0 points to second place Minnesota’s 134.0. -- Sanderson led Penn State to the 2012 NCAA Championship in St. Louis’ Scottrade Center on March 15-17. The title was Penn State’s second straight, making Sanderson’s Lions only the fourth team in NCAA history to win back-to-back titles. -- Penn State had six All-Americans, all of whom finished in the top three and five of whom return. -- Senior Frank Molinaro, sophomore David Taylor and sophomore Ed Ruth each capped off stunning undefeated seasons by winning NCAA titles at their respective weights. Molinaro (149), Taylor (165) and Ruth (174) gave Penn State a 3-2 mark in the national finals with true freshman Nico Megaludis (125) and junior Quentin Wright (184) finishing as National Runners-Up. -- Penn State’s team title was the school’s third overall. -- Sanderson was named 2012 Big Ten Coach and Intermat’s 2012 National Coach of the Year. -- David Taylor was named the 2012 Hodge Trophy winner as the national wrestler of the year.

Signature Wins -- Penn State shut out Big Ten foe Wisconsin 43-0 in Madison on Jan. 15, 2012, marking the first time in over 50 years that the Badgers had suffered a shut-out and also marked Penn State’s first shut-out in a Big Ten dual. -- The Nittany Lions downed #2 Iowa 22-12 in a packed Rec Hall on Jan. 22, 2012, as nearly 6,800 standing room only fans filled Rec Hall. -- Penn State clinched a share of the 2012 Big Ten Regular Season Championship with a 34-7 home dual win over Michigan on Feb. 5, 2012. The win was Penn State’s seventh Big Ten dual win of the year, setting a school record for conference wins in a season.

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St. Louis was the site of Penn State’s second straight NCAA crown under Sanderson in 2012.

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Sanderson celebrated his fourth Senior Day as Penn State’s head coach on Feb. 17, 2013, in front of a sold out Rec Hall crowd.

The Nittany Lions crowned four champions at the Big Ten Championships at Illinois in 2013 and rolled to their third straight conference crown.

SANDERSON: YEAR FOUR

Highlights

In 2012-13, Penn State went 13-1 overall in dual meets and won its third straight Southern Scuffle title in early January. The Nittany Lions followed that up with a third straight Big Ten Championship on March 9-10 at Illinois and a third straight NCAA National Title in Des Moines on March 21-23. He was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the third straight season (sharing this year’s honor as a co-CotY) and 2013 National Coach of the Year (the second time he has earned that honor). In his four years as Penn State’s coach, Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to three-straight conference titles, three straight national titles, collected 19 All-Americans, five national champions, three Gorriaran winners, one NCAA tourney OW and one Hodge Trophy winner. He and his coaching staff ended year four at PSU with a perfect 13-0 record in Big Ten championship finals. Coach Sanderson now sports a 100-19-2 dual meet mark in this, his seventh year as a head coach. He is 57-9-2 and in his fourth year at Penn State. .

Final Results (13-1, 7-1 B1G, 1st B1G, 1st NCAA) Nov. 16 Nov. 18 Dec. 9 Dec. 15 Jan. 1-2 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan.. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 Feb. 24 March 9-10 March 21-23

#24 LEHIGH at West Virginia INDIANA* LOCK HAVEN Southern Scuffle at UT-Chattanooga MICHIGAN STATE* #24 WISCONSIN* at Purdue* #12 NEBRASKA* at #3 Iowa* at #8 Illinois* at #15 Pittsburgh at #6 Ohio State* RIDER at Rutgers Big Ten Championships at Illinois NCAA Championships at Des Moines * Big Ten Dual

29-6 44-3 52-0 42-3 41-0 36-6 35-3 33-9 16-22 37-0 31-7 29-18 48-0 34-0

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-- Penn State averaged 6,411 fans per dual meet selling out every single dual BEFORE the start of the season. -- Penn State claimed a third straight Southern Scuffle title as 2013 dawned, beating second place Oklahoma State by over 20 points (178.5 to 158.0). -- Penn State’s 7-1 Big Ten dual meet tied a school record for conference wins in a season. -- Sanderson’s Lions stormed their way to a third straight Big Ten Championship, once again outdistancing the field by double-digits. Penn State won the title with 151.0 points. -- Sanderson led Penn State to its third straight NCAA crown as ten Nittany Lions scored points at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Des Moines on March 21-23. Penn State became only the third school to ever win three or more titles in a row (joining Oklahoma State and Iowa). Penn State won by four points (123.5 to 119.5) over Oklahoma State. -- Penn State had five All-Americans, each and every one of which wrestled in the National Finals. -- Ed Ruth (184) and Quentin Wright (197) won individual NCAA crowns. Ruth’s was his second straight while Wright’s, his second overall, clinched the team title. -- Nico Megaludis (125), David Taylor (165) and Matt Brown (174) each ended the year as National Runner-Up. -- Sanderson was named Big Ten Coach of the Year (this time co-) for the third straight season and earned his second National Coach of the Year nod from the NWCA. -- Matt Brown was named Elite 89 Award Winner as wrestling’s top student-athlete; David Taylor won the 2013 NCAA Championships Gorriaran Award and Ed Ruth was named 2013 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year. (and was Hodge Trophy runner-up for the second straight season).

Signature Wins -- Penn State opens up season with 29-6 win over #24 Lehigh in sold out Rec Hall. -- Lions shut-out Big Ten foe Indiana 52-0, one of five dual shut-outs on the year (and three within the Big Ten including Michigan State and #8 Illinois). -- Team comes from behind for thrilling 29-18 road dual victory at #6 Ohio State on Feb. 10.

Des Moines was the site of Penn State’s third straight NCAA crown under Sanderson in 2013.

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SANDERSON 5th year at Penn State 13th year in collegiate coaching Iowa State ‘00

ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH Cody Sanderson is heading into his fifth season as the associate head coach of the Penn State wrestling program. Sanderson, who played a major role in the Iowa State wrestling program’s rapid ascent as Big 12 powerhouse and NCAA team title contender, is the oldest brother of Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson and a former head coach himself. He is in his 13th year as a collegiate coach. Cody served as associate head coach at Iowa State during brother Cael’s three-year run as a mentor of the Cyclones. Prior to joining Cael in Ames, Iowa, Cody was the head coach at Utah Valley State (now Utah Valley University), where he started the school’s wrestling program from scratch in 2003. Sanderson’s efforts helped create the nation’s first Division I wrestling program started from scratch in 30 years. Prior to beginning the program at UVSC, Cody served as administrative assistant at Iowa State from 2001-2003. As an athlete, Sanderson was a two-time national finalist at 133 pounds, advancing to the NCAA title bout in 1999 in the Bryce Jordan Center and in 2000 in St. Louis. He ended his stellar Cyclone career with 116 wins, including a 33-3 mark his senior year. He also claimed the Big 12 title as a senior and helped spur ISU to a National Runner-Up finish at the NCAA Championships in 2000. Sanderson graduated from Iowa State in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine. His wife, Sarah, was a standout gymnast at Iowa State and the couple has three children (sons Kade and Mason and daughter Tylar Ann).

Cody Sanderson is entering his fifth year as Penn State’s Associate Head Coach.

THE SANDERSON FILE Birthday: Birthplace: Hometown: Alma Mater: Spouse: Children:

COACHING EXPERIENCE * * * *

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August 8, 1976 Provo, Utah Heber City, Utah Iowa State, 2000 Sarah Tylar Ann, Kade, Mason

2009-Prsnt: Associate Head Coach, Penn State 2006-2009: Associate Head Coach, Iowa State 2004-2006: Head Coach, Utah Valley State 2001-2003: Administrative Assistant, Iowa State

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COACHING STAFF Casey

CUNNINGHAM 5th year at Penn State 14th year in collegiate coaching Central Michigan, ‘99

HEAD ASSISTANT COACH Casey Cunningham is in his fifth year on the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling staff. Named head assistant coach by Cael Sanderson in April of 2009, Casey is in his 14th as a collegiate coach. Cunningham served as Cael Sanderson’s head assistant coach at Iowa State as well. Prior to his one-year stint in Ames, he was head assistant coach at Central Michigan for seven years (2001-2008). He began his coaching career in 1999 as a graduate assistant at CMU and then spent a year at the Olympic Training Center. During his tenure at CMU, he helped lead 18 Chippewas to All-American honors and 35 Mid-American titles. During Cunningham’s last season as an assistant, Central Michigan finished seventh at the 2008 NCAA Championships. CMU dominated the MAC during Cunningham’s time with the Chippewas, winning the last 10 regular season championships (including all eight during his run as an assistant). As a wrestler, Cunningham is among Central Michigan’s all-time greats. He capped off his collegiate career in 1999 by winning the 157-pound title in the Bryce Jordan Center, earning the school’s first Division I national title and only the second individual title in school history in any sport. The two-time All-American (he was national runner-up in 1998) won three MAC championships (1996, 1997 and 1999) and was twice named MAC Wrestler of the Year (1998 and 1999). Cunningham finished his Chippewa career with a 134-19 record. An accomplished international competitor, Cunningham won the 2008 Pan American Games silver medal and was two time U.S. Nationals and World Team Trials runner-up. An outstanding student, Cunningham was a four-time NWCA Academic All-American. Cunningham earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice from CMU in 1999. His wife, Tara (Nott), is an Olympic champion, having won the gold medal in weight lifting at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. The couple has three sons, Hayden, Asher and Ryder and two daughters, Saige and Sterling.

Casey Cunningham is entering his fifth year as Penn State’s Head Assistant Coach.

THE CUNNINGHAM FILE Birthday: Birthplace: Hometown: Alma Mater: Spouse: Children:

April 25, 1976 Carson City, Mich. Middleton, Mich. Central Michigan, ‘99 Tara Hayden, Asher, Ryder, Saige and Sterling

COACHING EXPERIENCE * * * *

2009-Prsnt: Head Assistant Coach, Penn State 2008-2009: Assistant Head Coach, Iowa State 2001-2008: Assistant Coach, Central Michigan 1999-2000: Graduate Assistant, Central Michigan

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FANTHORPE 2nd year at Penn State 2nd year in collegiate coaching Iowa State, ‘10

ASSISTANT COACH Former Iowa State All-American Nick Fanthorpe has made the move from resident athlete with the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club to Assistant Coach (volunteer). Fanthorpe is in his second season as a collegiate coach with Penn State. Fanthorpe had a stellar career at Iowa State. During his four year career in Ames, Fanthorpe wrestled three for current Lion mentor Cael Sanderson. The Naperville, Ill., native’s ISU career was highlighted by a 32-6 mark as a sophomore. That year, 2007-08, Fanthorpe placed seventh at NCAAs to become a Cyclone All-American.

Nick Fanthorpe is entering his second season as an assistant coach at Penn State.

He was a two-time Big 12 Champion as well and a three time Academic All-Big 12 first teamer. An outstanding student-athlete, Fanthorpe won Iowa State’s Total Commitment Award four straight years, winning in 2007, 08, 09 and 10. Fanthorpe is married to the former Erin Witte, who serves as Penn State Wrestling’s office manager. He graduated from Iowa State in 2010 with a degree in Community and Regional Planning.

THE FANTHORPE FILE Birthday: Birthplace: Hometown: Alma Mater: Wife:

COACHING EXPERIENCE * 2012-Prsnt: Assistant Coach, Penn State

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Oct. 29, 1986 Naperville, Ill. Naperville, Ill. Iowa State, ‘10 Erin

SUPPORT STAFF Adam

LYNCH

3rd year at Penn State Penn State, ‘10

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Former Nittany Lion wrestler Adam Lynch is heading into his third season as Director of Operations for Penn State. Lynch was a member of Penn State’s 2011 Big Ten and NCAA Championship team. Lynch ended his Penn State career as one of the team’s leaders, coming back for a fifth year to continue the work of building a championship. As a junior in Sanderson’s first season (2009-10), Lynch went 13-13 overall but posted a superb 6-2 record in Big Ten duals. He debuted in the national rankings at 141 in February of that year. During his final season in 2010-11, Lynch went 7-3 with three pins. Over the course of his career, Lynch posted a 46-38 overall record, an 8-8 dual meet mark (6-3 in Big Ten action), had nine pins and 34 dual meet points. Lynch received his bachelors of science in kinesiology in the movement science option in December of 2010 and will wrap up his graduate degree in sports management and sports administration in December of 2013. He is a native of Mifflinburg, Pa.

Third-year director of operations Adam Lynch pinned nationally ranked Jermaine Lindsey of Ohio University in the first round of 2011’s Southern Scuffle.

THE LYNCH FILE Birthday: Birthplace: Hometown: Alma Mater:

June 3, 1987 Brunswick, Maine Mifflinburg, Pa. Penn State, ‘10

COACHING EXPERIENCE * 2011-Prsnt.: Director of Operations, Penn State

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CONTOS

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Dan

MONTHLEY

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

Erin

FANTHORPE

OFFICE MANAGER

Dr. Kristine

CLARK

DIR. of SPORTS NUTRITION 26

Dr. Philip

BOSHA

TEAM PHYSICIAN

Dr. Paul

SHERBONDY

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Mark

HINISH

ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

Dr. Dave

YUKELSON

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

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Wrestling...is Wrestling... is what we do...

3X ALL-AMERICAN FRANK MOLINARO

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3X ALL-AMERICAN, 2X NATIONAL CHAMPION Ed

RUTH Sr./Sr. Eligible Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Twp. 3X All-American, 2X Champion (2013, 1st at 184; 2012, 1st at 174; 2011, 3rd at 174) SENIOR • 184

2X NATIONAL CHAMPION, 3X ALL-AM Senior Ed Ruth will head into his final campaign as a Nittany Lion riding a 68-match win streak, having won two straight National Championships and looking to become a four-time All-American. Ruth has established himself as one of the top wrestlers ever to don the Nittany Lion singlet. Now, the Harrisburg native is prepping to close out his collegiate career in style. Ruth has never lost to a Big Ten opponent, owning a 42-0 record against conference foes. Ruth was named Penn State’s Male Athlete of the Year in June of 2013 and was a finalist for the Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year award. Parents: Thanayi and Eddie Ruth -- Major: Communications

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Ranked No. 1 by Intermat...beat #3 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh 11-9 on 11/16...downed WVU’s Lance Bryson 11-1 on 11/18...rolled to 2012 NLO title at 184 with perfect 5-0 showing, including a pin, a tech and two majors...downed #10 Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland 11-4 in finals... won third straight Southern Scuffle crown on 1/1-2, going 6-0 with three pions and two majors...majored #9 Mike Larson of Missouri in semis before dismantling #2 and defending NCAA Champion Steve Bosak 7-3 in finals... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on 1/8...pinned Purdue’s Dion Crowder (3:42) in road dual on 1/20...18-3 tech fall over #8 Josh Ihnen of Nebraska on 1/27...majored Grant Gambrall of Iowa on 2/1...quick fall over #20 Tony Dallago at Illinois on 2/3, getting pin at 0:47 mark...17-3 major over #13 Max Thomusseit on 2/8...pinned Ohio State’s C.J. Magrum (1:51) on 2/10 to close out third season of Big Ten dual action unbeaten (24-0)...ended dual season with dominating 11-4 win over #10 Dan Rinaldi at Rutgers on 2/24.. Big Ten Championships (3-0, 1st, NCAA Qualifier): Became Penn State’s fourth three-time Big Ten Champion with 3-0 run at 2013 Big Ten Championships on 3/9-10, including major over #14 Ethan Lofthouse of Iowa and win over #5 Kevin Steinhaus of Minnesota in finals...named 2013 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year and first team All-Big Ten. NCAA Championships (5-0, NCAA Champion): Ruth devastated the competition at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Des Moines, going 5-0 to with the 184-pound crown, his second straight title...pinned Lock Haven’s Fred Garcia (0:28) and Arizona State’s Kevin Radford (3:41)...majored Pitt’s Max Thomusseit 11-1...downed #4 Steve Bosak of Cornell (the defending NCAA champ) 4-1 in national semis...posted 12-4 major over Lehigh’s Robert Hamlin in national finals. 2011-12: Beat Matt Brown 7-4 in Intrasquad on 11/3...downed #20 Mike Dessino 10-4 in season opening dual on 11/13...pinned Minnesota’s Alex Ortiz at the 2:28 mark on 11/20...went 6-0 to win the 2011 Nittany Lion Open title on 12/4, downing #17 Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland in the finals...rolled through the field at the 2012 Southern Scuffle for his second title, going 6-0 with three pins, a tech fall and a major...dominating 18-3 tech fall over #9 Lee Munster of Northwestern on 1/13....majored #9 Ethan Lofthouse of Iowa 10-1 in dual win on 1/22...pinned #8 Nick Heflin of Ohio quickly at the 2:05 mark of the first period on 1/29....closed out second straight undefeated Big Ten dual season with pin of Nebraska’s Tyler 28

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2009-10

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2010-11

38-2

19-0 (8-0)

19-2 (3-0/6-1)

13-0

5-0

4-0

86

2011-12

31-0

11-0 (8-0)

20-0 (3-0/5-0)

10-0

7-0

9-0

54

2012-13

33-0

14-0 (8-0)

19-0 (3-0/5-0)

12-0

4-0

10-0

70

Career

102-2

44-0 (24-0) 58-2 (9-0/16-1) 35-0

16-0

23-0 210

Koehn on 2/3 and a 12-1 major over #8 Justin Zeerip on 2/5...is 16-0 all-time in conference duals through two seasons...first team All-Big Ten... Intermat’s 2012 National Wrestler of the Year...closest match of year was a 6-3 win over teammate Matt Brown in finals of 2012 Southern Scuffle on 1/2...has 140 career dual meet points...has never lost to a Big Ten foe, dual or tourney. Big Ten Championships (3-0, 1st, NCAA Qualifier): Won his second straight Big Ten title at 174 with three dominating majors over #9 Jordan Blanton of Illinois, #10 Nick Heflin of Ohio State and #6 Logan Storley of Minnesota in the finals. NCAA Championships (5-0, NCAA Champion): Dominated the field at the 2012 NCAA Championships in St. Louis, going 5-0 with two pins a tech and a major to win his first NCAA title and earn All-American laurels for the second time...pinned Jim Resnick of Rider and Dorian Henderson of Missouri...11-4 win over #9 Nick Heflin of Ohio State in quarters...16-1 tech fall over #4 Logan Storley of Minnesota in national semis...13-2 major over #3 Nick Amuchastegui in the national finals...is now 11-1 all-time at NCAA Championships...only loss an injury default in quarters as a freshman..69-2 career record. 2010-11: Made collegiate debut with 20-5 tech fall over Bloomsburg’s Mike Dessino on 11/12...beat talented Lehigh freshman Austin Meyes 7-5 in Rec Hall debut on 11/14...continued perfect start to collegiate career with 3-0 day at Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/21, including two pins...nice run at Nittany Lion Open on 12/5, going 5-1 to take second; beat #9 Scott Giffin of Penn 6-2 in semis and lost 9-4 to #8 Mike Letts of Maryland in finals...moved up a weight to 184 and pinned Lock Haven’s Jacob Bachman on 12/12...moved up to 184 one more time and majored Ohio State’s Peter Capone 18-6 in Big Ten dual debut on 12/19...dominated loaded 174pound field at Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30, going 5-0 with two majors and a pin to win title...beat #1 Mack Lewnes of Cornell 11-5 in semis (with four takedowns) and then took down #2 Chris Henrich of Virginia in the finals to win the crown and earn 2010 Southern Scuffle Most Outstanding Wrestler honors...went 4-0 with two tech falls and a pin at Virginia Duals on 1/7-8...pinned Pitt’s Andy Vaughn (5:45) on 1/21 and Indiana’s Nick Avery (4:49) on 1/23...10-3 win over #13 Ethan Lofthouse of Iowa on 1/30...18-6 major over MSU’s Curran Jacobs on 2/4...beat Michigan’s Justin Zeerip 13-6 on 2/6...pinned Ben Freidl of Illinois (4:56) on 2/11...12-5 win over #12 Scott Glasser of Minnesota on 2/13...completed perfect dual meet season with solid 8-5 win over #14 Ben Jordan of Wisconsin on 2/18, going 19-0 in duals and 8-0 vs. the Big Ten. Big Ten Championships (3-0, 1st, NCAA Qualifier): Rolled through field at 2011 Big Ten Championships to earn Big Ten title at 174, getting major and beating two ranked grapplers, a 3-2 win over Iowa’s Ethan Lofthouse and an 8-5 win over Ohio State’s Nick Heflin in the finals. NCAA Championships (6-1, 3rd Place Finisher): Rebounded from an injury in the national quarterfinals to spur Penn State on to the NCAA team title with a 6-1 mark and a third place finish at his first NCAA tournament, becoming a freshman All-American...Ruth had two pins (one in 0:24 and one in 0:42) to win the Gorriaran Award for most pins in least time at the

PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

SENIOR ED RUTH 2011 NCAA Championships...beat the #6, #5 and #3 wrestlers on his way to a third place finish. 2009-10: Red-shirt season...went 14-3 as an unattached grappler...took second at ESU Open, placed fifth at NLO, won the Hitchcock on 1/17... second at National Collegiate...competed all year at 184...3-0 in pins. Freestyle: 2013 Asics U.S. University Champion (84 kg)...4th place at 2013 Las Vegas/Asics U.S. Open (84 kg)

RUTH MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/16 11/18 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/9 12/15 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/13 1/18 1/20 1/27 2/1 2/3 2/8 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/21 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23

Wt. 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184

Result W, 11-9 W, 11-1 W, 16-2 W, 19-1 WBF W, 11-2 W, 11-4 WBF W, 17-2 WBF WBF WBF W, 13-4 W, 11-0 W, 7-3 WBF W, forf. WBF W, 18-3 W, 21-10 WBF W, 17-3 WBF WBF W, 11-4 W, 18-3 W, 10-1 W, 5-3 WBF WBF W, 11-1 W, 4-1 W, 12-4

Opponent Place Record #3 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh dual 1-0 Lance Bryson, West Virginia dual 2-0 Chris Heald, Michigan (major) NLO 3-0 Austin Coburn, Old Dominion (TF; 4:37) NLO 4-0 Brandon Griffin, Lehigh (3:28) NLO 5-0 Victor Avery, Edinboro (major) NLO 6-0 #10 Jimmy Sheptock, Maryland NLO (1st) 7-0 Luke Sheridan, Indiana (1:24) dual 8-0 Fred Garcia, Lock Haven (TF; 4:55) dual 9-0 Thomas Barriero, American (2:14) Scuffle 10-0 James Cook, Campbell (3:29) Scuffle 11-0 Diego Bencomo, Duke (3:37) Scuffle 12-0 Stephen Doty, Virginia (major) Scuffle 13-0 #9 Mike Larson, Missouri (major) Scuffle 14-0 #2 Steve Bosak, Cornell Scuffle (1st) 15-0 John Rizqallah, Michigan State (1:37) dual 16-0 Forfeit, Wisconsin dual 17-0 Dion Crowder, Purdue (3:42) dual 18-0 #8 Josh Ihnen, Nebraska (TF; 7:00) dual 19-0 Grant Gambrall, Iowa (major) dual 20-0 #20 Tony Dallago, Illinois (0:47) dual 21-0 #13 Max Thomusseit, Pittsburgh (major) dual 22-0 C.J. Magrum, Ohio State (1:51) dual 23-0 Ryan Wolfe, Rider (2:38) dual 24-0 #10 Dan Rinaldi, Rutgers dual 25-0 C.J. Magrum, Ohio State (TF; 5:58) B10 26-0 #14 Ethan Lofthouse, Iowa (major) B10 27-0 #5 Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota B10 (1st) 28-0 Fred Garcia, Lock Haven (0:28) NCAA 29-0 Kevin Radford, Arizona State (3:41) NCAA 30-0 Max Thomusseit, Pittsburgh (major) NCAA 31-0 #4 Steve Bosak, Cornell NCAA 32-0 #3 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh (major) NCAA (1st) 33-0

Result W, 10-4 WBF W, 17-0 WBF W, 24-9 WBF W, 11-3 W, 7-4 W, inj. def. W, 18-6 W, 16-1 WBF WBF WBF W, 10-1 W, 6-3 W, 17-2 W, 18-3 W, 17-2 W, 10-1 WBF WBF W, 12-1 W, 14-2

Opponent Place Record #20 Mike Dessino, Bloomsburg dual 1-0 Alec Ortiz, Minnesota (2:28) dual 2-0 Collin Zeerip, Michigan (TF; 7:00) NLO 3-0 Stephen West, Columbia (2:49) NLO 4-0 Stephen Doty, Virginia (TF; 7:00) NLO 5-0 James Mannier, Navy (1:38) NLO 6-0 John-Martin Cannon, UA-Buffalo (major) NLO 7-0 #17 Jimmy Sheptock, Maryland NLO (1st) 8-0 Nathaniel Brown, Lehigh (up 12-1) dual 9-0 Lance Bryson, West Virginia (major) dual 10-0 William Coggins, Virginia (TF; 3:33) Scuffle 11-0 Cody Walters, UA-Ohio (1:22) Scuffle 12-0 Levin Clemmons, Chattanooga (3:11) Scuffle 13-0 William George, Cornell (1:05) Scuffle 14-0 Patrick Wright, Missouri (major) Scuffle 15-0 Matt Brown, Penn State Scuffle 16-0 Curran Jacobs, Michigan St. (TF; 6:33) dual 17-0 #9 Lee Munster, Northwestern (TF; 5:37) dual 18-0 Scott Liegel, Wisconsin (TF; 5:37) dual 19-0 #9 Ethan Lofthouse, Iowa (major) dual 20-0 #8 Nick Heflin, Ohio State (2:05) dual 21-0 Tyler Koehn, Nebraska (5:58) dual 22-0 #8 Justin Zeerip, Michigan (major) dual 23-0 #9 Jordan Blanton, Illinois (major) B10 24-0

3/3 3/4 3/15 3/15 3/16 3/16 3/17

174 174 174 174 174 174 174

W, 15-7 W, 13-2 WBF WBF W, 11-4 W, 16-1 W, 13-2

#10 Nick Heflin, Ohio State (major) B10 #6 Logan Storley, Minnesota (major) B10 (1st) Jim Resnick, Rider (1:43) NCAA Dorian Henderson, Missouri (1:25) NCAA #9 Nick Heflin, Ohio State NCAA #4 Logan Storley, Minnesota (TF; 6:38) NCAA #3 Nick Amuchastegui, Stanford (major)NCAA (1st)

25-0 26-0 27-0 28-0 29-0 30-0 31-0

Result W, 20-5 W, 7-5 WBF WBF W, 11-5 WBF W, 15-0 WBF W, 17-2 W, 6-2 L, 4-9 WBF W, 18-6 WBF W, 11-3 WBF W, 11-5 W, 7-2 W, 24-9 W, 20-5 W, 11-8 WBF WBF WBF W, 10-3 W, 18-6 W, 13-6 WBF W, 12-5 W, 8-5 W, 18-5 W, 3-2 W, 8-5 WBF W, 5-3 L, def. W, 7-6 WBF W, 7-2 W, 6-2

Opponent Place Record Mike Dessino, Bloomsburg (TF; 6:16) dual 1-0 Austin Meys, Lehigh dual 2-0 Ian Roy, Harvard (0:54) dual 3-0 Matt Winston, West Virginia (5:48) dual 4-0 Alex Caruso, Rutgers dual 5-0 Brandon Lintner, West Virginia (4:31) NLO 6-0 Luke Etter, Bloomsburgh (TF; 4:52) NLO 7-0 Ryan McGarity, Binghamton (4:30) NLO 8-0 Hunter Meys, Boston (TF; 6:33) NLO 9-0 #9 Scott Giffin, Penn NLO 10-0 #8 Mike Letts, Maryland NLO (2nd) 10-1 Jacob Bachman, Lock Haven (2:53) dual 11-1 Peter Capone, Ohio State (major) dual 12-1 Robert Doyle, Army (2:11) Scuffle 13-1 Justin Zeerip, Michigan (major) Scuffle 14-1 Michael Khoury, Lock Haven (1:07) Scuffle 15-1 #1 Mack Lewnes, Cornell Scuffle 16-1 #2 Chris Henrich, Virginia Scuffle (1st) 17-1 Matthew Brock, VMI (TF; 5:09) dual 18-1 Chris Hrunka, Edinboro (TF; 5:42) dual 19-1 Brandon Johnson, Kent State dual 20-1 Jonathan Beck, Michigan (1:06) dual 21-1 Andy Vaughn, Pittsburgh (5:45) dual 22-1 Nick Avery, Indiana (4:49) dual 23-1 #13 Ethan Lofthouse, Iowa dual 24-1 Curran Jacobs, Michigan State (major) dual 25-1 Justin Zeerip, Michigan dual 26-1 Ben Friedl, Illinois (4:56) dual 27-1 #12 Scott Glasser, Minnesota dual 28-1 #14 Ben Jordan, Wisconsin dual 29-1 Curran Jacobs, Michigan State (major) B10 30-1 #14 Ethan Lofthouse, Iowa B10 31-1 #10 Nick Heflin, Ohio State B10 (1st) 32-1 Royal Brettrager, Liberty (0:24) NCAA 33-1 Scott Glasser, Minnesota NCAA 34-1 #7 Nick Amuchastegui, Stanford NCAA 34-2 Luke Manuel, Purdue NCAA 35-2 #6 Ben Bennett, Central Michigan (0:42) NCAA 36-2 #5 Chris Heinrich, Virginia NCAA 37-2 #3 Mack Lewnes, Cornell NCAA (3rd) 38-2

2010-11 Date 11/12 11/14 11/21 11/21 11/21 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/19 12/29 12/29 12/30 12/30 12/30 1/7 1/7 1/8 1/8 1/21 1/23 1/30 2/4 2/6 2/11 2/13 2/18 3/5 3/5 3/6 3/17 3/17 3/18 3/18 3/18 3/19 3/19

Wt. 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 184 184 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174

2011-12 Date 11/13 11/20 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/9 12/11 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/8 1/13 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/3 2/5 3/3

Wt. 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174

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3X ALL-AMERICAN, NATIONAL CHAMPION David

TAYLOR Gr./Sr. Eligible St. Paris, Ohio/St. Paris Graham 3X All-American, 3X Finalist (2013, 2nd at 165; 2012, 1st at 165; 2011, 2nd at 157) SENIOR • 165

3X ALL-AM, ‘12 HODGE WINNER Three-time All-American David Taylor, one of the most decorated wrestlers in Penn State grappling history, carries a national title and a Hodge Trophy with him into his final year as a Nittany Lion. Taylor, who is coming off an outstanding freestyle summer, making both the U.S. National Freestyle Team (74 kg) and the World University Games Team (74 kg), will be looking to become a four-time All-American and win his second NCAA title. Taylor, who is a three-time first team NWCA Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten pick, has already earned his degree and is enrolled in graduate school this year. The Nittany Lion has never lost to a Big Ten foe (44-0) and is currently chasing Penn State’s all-time pins record. Parents: Kathy and Dave Taylor -- ‘13 Grad: RPTM/Business; Pursuing Masters’ in Education Administration.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Ranked No. 2 by Intermat...dropped 2-1 (TB) dec. to #1 Kyle Dake in U.S. Marine Corps All-Star Classic on 11/3...opened up season with two 20-5 tech falls, over Lehigh’s Eric Hess (5:46) on 11/16 and West Virginia’s Dominic Prezzia (6:04) on 11/18....rolled to 2012 NLO title on 12/2 with 5-0 mark, including three pins and two tech falls, pinned #13 Mark Lewandowski of Buffalo in finals at 5:42 mark...majored #18 Ryan LeBlanc of Indiana 9-0 on 12/9...went 4-1 at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2 to place second with two pins, a tech fall and a major...lost close late decision to #1 Kyle Dake of Cornell in finals...pinned Purdue’s Doug Welch in first period (2:41) in road dual on 1/20...16-1 tech fall over Nebraska’s Tyler Koehn on 1/27...18-2 tech fall over #13 Nick Moore at Iowa on 2/1... strong 13-7 win over #8 Conrad Polz at Illinois on 2/3...20-6 major over #17 Tyler Wilps of Pitt on 2/8...pinned Ohio State’s Mark Martin (2:55) on 2/10...ends third year of Big Ten dual action unbeaten in conference duals (24-0)...pinned #20 Ramon Santiago of Rider (3:48) on 2/17. Big Ten Championships (3-0, 1st, NCAA Qualifier): Became Penn State’s third three-time Big Ten Champion with 3-0 run through 2013 B1G Championships on 3/9, including 15-0 TF of #12 Nick Moore of Iowa and 9-1 major over #8 Conrad Polz of Illinois in finals. NCAA Championships (4-1, 2nd, All-American/National Runner-Up): Pinned his way to his third NCAA title bout in three years and went 4-1 to become a three-time All-American, finishing second at 165...pinned North Carolina’s John Staudenmayer (2:51), Zach Strickland of Appalachian State (2:41), #7 Conrad Polz of Illinois (0:24) and #3 Peter Yates of Virginia Tech (3:24)...dropped tough 5-4 decision on riding time to #1 Kyle Dake in the national title bout...won 2013 Gorriaran Award at NCAA Championships for most pins in the least amount of time. 2011-12: 21-6 tech fall over Nick Fischer in Intrasquad on 11/3...pinned Bloomsburg’s Kevin Hartnett in season opening dual on 11/13...sizzling 16-1 tech fall in just 4:29 over #8 Cody Yohn of Minnesota on 11/20, win put him over the 100 career dual meet point mark in just his 21st dual meet...went 4-0 with four pins to win the 2011 Nittany Lion Open on 12/4 plus downed former All-American Steve Fittery, a NC entry, 14-6 in the finals (which does 30

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2009-10

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2010-11

38-1

19-0 (8-0)

19-1 (3-0/4-1)

8-1

15-0

11-0

93

2011-12

32-0

14-0 (8-0)

18-0 (4-0/5-0)

15-0

9-0

6-0

66

2012-13

30-2

14-0 (8-0)

16-2 (3-0/4-1)

14-0

10-0

5-0

70

Career

100-3

47-0 (24-0) 53-3 (10-0/13-2) 37-1

34-0

22-0 229

not count on his record)...downed #9 Brandon Hatchett of Lehigh on 12/9 at LU...rolled into to the 2012 Southern Scuffle title, earning OW honors as well, with three pins, a tech and a major...pinned #10 Cody Yohn of Minnesota at the 2:34 mark in the finals...20-5 TF over NU’s Pierce Harger on 1/13 and a pin of UW’s Alex Yde at 2:28 on 1/15...dominated #6 Mike Evans of Iowa 9-4 in dual on 1/22 with over 3:00 riding time...18-3 TF (6:20) over Ohio State’s Derek Garcia on 1/29...closed out second straight unbeaten Big Ten dual season with 13-3 major over #6 Robert Kokesh on 2/3 and 15-0 TF of #14 Dan Yates of Michigan on 2/5...is 16-0 all-time in Big Ten duals through two years...has 159 career dual meet points...23 falls is top 20 alltime at PSU...first team Academic All-American (NWCA) and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Big Ten Championships (4-0, 1st, NCAA Qualifier): Won second straight Big Ten title (and first at 165) with sizzling 4-0 run through 2012 Big Ten Championship field...advanced to semis with a tech fall and a pin and then majored #12 Conrad Polz of Illinois in semis before majoring #6 Mike Evans of Iowa in finals...was named 2012 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year for second straight year...now 2x Big Ten champ...has never lost to a Big Ten foe in regular season or post-season. NCAA Championships (5-0, NCAA Champion): Stormed his way to his first NCAA championship, pinning his way to the finals at 165 before scoring an all-time finals record 22 points in 22-7 tech fall win over Lehigh’s Brandon Hatchett in the title bout...pinned Corey Lear of Bucknell (1:40)...Brandon Wright of Chattanooga (1:51)...#8 Robert Kokesh of Nebraska (0:29)...and Bekzod Abdurakhmonov of Clarion (4:46)...won 2012 NCAA Championship Gorriaran Award and 2012 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Award...capped year off with 2012 Hodge Trophy as top collegiate wrestler in the country. 2010-11: Tech fall over Frank Hickman of Bloomsburg in dual debut on 11/12...then pinned Sean Bilodeau of Lehigh in Rec Hall dual debut on 11/14...continued perfect start to collegiate career with 3-0 showing at Sprawl and Brawl Duals, including a pin and two majors (the final major a 13-3 dismantling of #18 Daryl Cocozzo of Rutgers)...blazed through the Nittany Lion Open field on 12/5, going 6-0 with three majors, a pin and a tech fall; downed Virginia Tech’s Jesse Dong 9-3 (w/ over 5:00 riding time)...19-4 tech fall over Lock Haven’s Seth Creasy on 12/12...dominated #13 Colt Sponseller of Ohio State in Big Ten dual meet debut on 12/19, nearly picking up a tech fall with a 14-1 win including 5:56 in riding time... perfect 6-0 with four tech falls and two pins to blaze his way to 157-pound crown at Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30...dominated #9 Paul Young of Indiana for an 18-2 tech fall in only 4:06 in the title bout...named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2011 Virginia Duals after going 4-0 with a pin, two tech falls and a major...tech fall over Pitt’s Donnie Tasser (2611) on 1/21...dominating 14-3 major over #5 Paul Young of Indiana on 1/23...majored #14 Derek St. John of Iowa on 1/30...20-5 tech fall over MSU’s Sean McMurray on 2/4...pinned #20 Brandon Zeerip of Michigan in just 1:01 on 2/6...26-10 tech fall over Illinois’ Jackson Morse on 2/11... tech fall over Minnesota’s Matt Mincey on 2/13 (16-1 in 6:15)...completed perfect regular season with eighth Big Ten dual meet win, getting a TF over

PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

SENIOR DAVID TAYLOR Wisconsin’s Kalvin York on 2/18 (18-2). Big Ten Championships (3-0, 1st, NCAA Qualifier): Continued his undefeated run for the season with a perfect 3-0 showing at Big Tens to earn the 2011 Big Ten championship at 157. Taylor notched a pin and a major and then beat #7 Derek St. John soundly in the final, 8-3....named 2011 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year on 3/6 and 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year on 3/6 as well. NCAA Championships (4-1, 2nd, All-American/National Runner-Up): Went 4-1 at first NCAA tournament, blazing to NCAA finals with four straight wins, including a major and a tech, downed #2 Steve Fittery 7-1 in national semifinals and ended record setting freshman year as 2011 NCAA Runner-Up at 157...Intermat’s National Freshman of the Year. 2009-10: Red-shirt season...posted 21-2 record as an unattached competitor...wrestled in five open tournaments, winning three and taking second in the other two...won W&J Open on 1/14...second at ESU Open on 11/22... won Mat-Town on 11/28...second at NLO on 12/6 (losing to Lion AllAmerican Cyler Sanderson 9-7 in finals)...won National Collegiate Open on 2/20...competed all season at 157...7-0 in pins, 10-0 in technical falls and 2-0 in majors.

High School/Personal: 2010 University Nationals Champion (70kg)...outstanding career at St. Paris Graham High School...Falcons reeled off a stunning nine consecutive Ohio State Division II state titles, including the 2008 DII National Championship...received the prestigious Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award for the nation...posted an amazing 180-2 overall record in four years and won four consecutive Ohio State Championships (won two titles at 103, one at 112 and last one at 135)...2009 Ohio State Wrestling Tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler...Ohio Wrestler of the Year two straight times...two-time Asics First Team All-American and has claimed the Beast of the East crown and won the Ironman title an unprecedented four times (he is the only wrestler in that tournament’s long and storied history to win four titles)...won three Cadet and two Junior National titles in both freestyle and Greco-Roman competition...member of 4-H Club...ranked in the top 10 of his class...4.0 GPA.

TAYLOR MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/16 11/18 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/9 12/15 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/13 1/18 1/20 1/27 2/1 2/3 2/8 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/21 3/21

Wt. 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165

Result W, 20-5 W, 20-5 WBF WBF W, 23-6 W, 17-2 WBF W, 9-0 WBF W, 22-7 WBF WBF W, 10-0 L, 2-3 WBF W, 25-7 WBF W, 16-1 W, 18-2 W, 13-7 W, 20-6 WBF WBF W, 14-6 W, 20-5 W, 15-0 W, 9-1 WBF WBF

Opponent Place Record Eric Hess, Lehigh (TF; 5:46) dual 1-0 Dominic Prezzia, West Virginia (6:04) dual 2-0 Michael Harper, The Citadel (4:05) NLO 3-0 Russell Benner, Hofstra (3:29) NLO 4-0 Bobby Nash, Michigan State (TF; 5:20) NLO 5-0 Corey Mock, North Carolina (TF; 6:06) NLO 6-0 #13 Mark Lewandowski, Buffalo (5:42) NLO (1st) 7-0 #18 Ryan LeBlanc, Indiana (major) dual 8-0 Aaron McKinney, Lock Haven (4:41) dual 9-0 Jesse Stafford, Air Force (TF) Scuffle 10-0 Parker Madl, Arizona State (1:31) Scuffle 11-0 Paul Hancok, Army (4:39) Scuffle 12-0 #4 Tyler Caldwell, Oklahoma State (major) Scuffle 13-0 #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell Scuffle (2nd) 13-1 Nick Proctor, Michigan State (1:37) dual 14-1 Frank Cousins, Wisconsin (TF; 6:22) dual 15-1 Doug Welch, Purdue (2:41) dual 16-1 Tyler Koehn, Nebraska (TF; 5:09) dual 17-1 #13 Nick Moore, Iowa (TF; 6:42) dual 18-1 #8 Conrad Polz, Illinois dual 19-1 #17 Tyler Wilps, Pittsburgh (major) dual 20-1 Mark Martin, Ohio State (2:55) dual 21-1 #20 Ramon Santiago, Rider (3:48) dual 22-1 Nick Visicaro, Rutgers (major) dual 23-1 Mark Martin, Ohio State (TF; 5:45) B10 24-1 #12 Nick Moore, Iowa (TF; 2:37) B10 25-1 #8 Conrad Polz, Illinois (major) B10 (1st) 26-1 John Stuadenmayer, North Carolina (2:51) NCAA 27-1 Zach Strickland, Appalachian St. (2:41) NCAA 28-1

3/22 3/22 3/23

165 165 165

WBF WBF L, 4-5

#7 Conrad Polz, Illinois (0:24) #3 Peter Yates, Virginia Tech (3:24) #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell

NCAA NCAA NCAA (2nd)

29-1 30-1 30-2

WBF W, 16-1 WBF WBF WBF WBF W, 8-5 W, 22-7 W, 21-5 WBF W, 21-6 WBF W, 12-3 WBF W, 13-5 W, 20-5 WBF W, 9-4 W, 18-3 W, 13-3 W, 15-0 WBF W, 20-9 W, 20-5 WBF W, 12-0 W, 11-2 WBF WBF WBF WBF W, 22-7

Kevin Hartnett, Bloomsburg (2:21) dual #8 Cody Yohn, Minnesota (TF; 4:29) dual Ross Renzi, UA-West Virginia (3:12) NLO Kyle Czarnecki, Boston (2:33) NLO Joseph Favia, Stevens Tech (1:48) NLO #14 Peter Yates, Virginia Tech (4:40) NLO (1st) #9 Brandon Hatchett, Lehigh dual Kyle Eason, West Virginia (TF; 4:17) dual Seth Creasy, Lock Haven (TF; 3:21) dual Justin Guthrie, UA-Gardner Webb (1:54) Scuffle Tristan Warner, Old Dominion (TF; 7:00) Scuffle John Staudenmayer, North Carolina (2:13) Scuffle #20 Kyle Blevins, Appalachian St. (major) Scuffle #10 Cody Yohn, Minnesota (2:34) Scuffle (1st) David Cheza, Michigan State (major) dual Pierce Harger, Northwestern (TF; 7:00) dual Alex Yde, Wisconsin (2:28) dual #6 Mike Evans, Iowa dual Derek Garcia, Ohio State (TF; 6:20) dual #6 Robert Kokesh, Nebraska (major) dual #14 Dan Yates, Michigan (TF; 5:25) dual Ethan Smith, Utah Valley (2:40) dual Tyler Wilps, Pittsburgh (major) dual Derek Garcia, Ohio State (TF; 7:00) B10 Pierce Harger, Northwestern (1:40) B10 #12 Conrad Polz, Illinois (major) B10 #6 Mike Evans, Iowa (major) B10 (1st) Corey Lear, Bucknell (1:40) NCAA Brandon Wright, UT-Chattanooga (1:51) NCAA #8 Robert Kokesh, Nebraska (0:29) NCAA #4 Bekzod Abdurakhmonov, Clarion (4:46) NCAA #11 Brandon Hatchett, Lehigh (TF; 5:55) NCAA (1st)

1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 8-0 9-0 10-0 11-0 12-0 13-0 14-0 15-0 16-0 17-0 18-0 19-0 20-0 21-0 22-0 23-0 24-0 25-0 26-0 27-0 28-0 29-0 30-0 31-0 32-0

Result W, 20-5 WBF W, 15-4 WBF W, 13-3 WBF W, 20-8 W, 18-3 W, 17-6 W, 12-0 W, 9-3 W, 19-4 W, 14-1 W. 18-2 W, 20-5 WBF WBF W, 23-6 W, 18-2 WBF W, 25-12 W, 19-4 W, 19-4 W, 26-11 W, 14-3 W, 12-4 W, 20-5 WBF W, 26-10 W, 16-1 W, 18-2 WBF W, 18-4 W, 8-3 W, 13-2 W, 20-3 W, 6-3 W, 7-1 LBF

Opponent Place Record Frank Hickman, Bloomsburg (TF; 5:00) dual 1-0 Sean Bilodeau, Lehigh (3:33) dual 2-0 Walter Peppleman, Harvard (major) dual 3-0 Ryan Goodman, West Virginia (4:55) dual 4-0 #18 Daryl Cocozzo, Rutgers (major) dual 5-0 Dylan Caprio, Lock Haven (2:08) NLO 6-0 Nicholas Visicaro, Rutgers (major) NLO 7-0 Zach Clemente, Hofstra (TF; 6:58) NLO 8-0 Mark Lewandowski, Buffalo (major) NLO 9-0 James Vollrath, Penn State (major) NLO 10-0 Jesse Dong, Virginia Tech NLO (1st) 11-0 Seth Creasy, Lock Haven (TF; 6:27) dual 12-0 #13 Colt Sponseller, Ohio State (major) dual 13-0 Alex Elder, Oregon State (TF; 5:26) Scuffle 14-0 Joseph Grygelko, Minnesota (TF; 4:52) Scuffle 15-0 Bradley Wukie, Penn (2:37) Scuffle 16-0 Kyle Kiss, North Carolina (1:18) Scuffle 17-0 Brandon Zeerip, Michigan (TF; 6:15) Scuffle 18-0 #9 Paul Young, Indiana (TF; 4:06) Scuffle (1st) 19-0 Nick Emison, VMI (2:27) dual 20-0 Josh Greisheimer, Edinboro (major) dual 21-0 Matt Cathell, Kent State (TF; 4:40) dual 22-0 Aaron Hynes, Michigan (TF; 4:53) dual 23-0 Donnie Tasser, Pittsburgh (TF; 7:00) dual 24-0 #5 Paul Young, Indiana (major) dual 25-0 #14 Derek St. John, Iowa (major) dual 26-0 Sean McMurray, Michigan State (TF; 6:23) dual 27-0 #20 Brandon Zeerip, Michigan (1:01) dual 28-0 Jackson Morse, Illinois (TF; 6:21) dual 29-0 Matt Mincey, Minnesota (TF; 6:15) dual 30-0 Kalvin York, Wisconsin (TF; 4:57) dual 31-0 Matt Mincey, Minnesota (1:27) B10 32-0 #10 Paul Young, Indiana (major) B10 33-0 #7 Derek St. John, Iowa B10 (1st) 34-0 Robert Erisman, Oklahoma State (major) NCAA 35-0 David Bonin, Northern Iowa (TF; 5:49) NCAA 36-0 #6 Derek St. John, Iowa NCAA 37-0 #2 Steve Fittery, American NCAA 38-0 #4 Bubba Jenkins, Arizona State (4:14) NCAA (2nd) 38-1

2011-12 11/13 11/20 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/9 12/11 12/18 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/8 1/13 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/3 2/5 2/11 2/19 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/4 3/15 3/15 3/16 3/16 3/17

165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165

2010-11 Date 11/12 11/14 11/21 11/21 11/21 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/30 12/30 12/30 1/7 1/7 1/8 1/8 1/21 1/23 1/30 2/4 2/6 2/11 2/13 2/18 3/5 3/5 3/6 3/17 3/17 3/18 3/18 3/19

Wt. 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157

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ALL-AMERICAN Dylan

ALTON Sr./Jr. Eligible Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain All-American (3rd in 2012) 2X NCAA Qualifier (‘12, ‘13)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2011-12

30-6

12-2 (6-2)

18-4 (4-1/6-1)

2-1

0-0

10-0

39

2012-13

28-8

9-2 (4-1)

19-6 (3-3/3-2)

9-1

0-0

4-1

31

Career

58-14

21-4 (10-3) 37-10 (7-4/9-3) 11-2

0-0

14-1

70

JUNIOR • 157

ALL-AMERICAN Junior All-American Dylan Alton will head into the 2013-14 season looking to return to the podium at NCAAs and make a run at the 157-pound NCAA title. A year after finishing third at 157, Alton battled through injuries but still posted a strong 28-8 mark and advanced to the round of 12 in Des Moines. He was one win shy of becoming a two-time All-American with losses only to the tournament’s No. 1 and 4 seeds. Alton has proven he’s among the nation’s elite at his weight and the Nittany Lion looks to be in the mix for the crown this season.

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Beat #3 Jason Welch of Northwestern 3-2 in U.S. Marine Corps All-Star Classic on 11/3...pinned WVU’s Jason Luster (2:28) on 11/18... went 4-1 to take second at NLO on 12/2 with a pin, lone loss a SV decision to #3 James Fleming of Clarion...went 5-0 with three pins and a major to win F&M Open on 1/5...went 4-0 with three pins to win Hitchcock Open on 1/20, including pins in just :08 and :19...beat #4 James Green of Nebraska 3-1 on 1/27...hard-fought 4-3 loss to #1 Derek St. John at Iowa on 2/1...14-6 major over Matt Nora in road dual at Illinois on 2/3...4-3 win over #19 Josh Demas at Ohio State on 2/10. Big Ten Championships (3-3, 6th, NCAA Qualifier): Went 3-3 to take sixth place at 2013 Big Ten Championships at Illinois...picked up a pin over Wisconsin’s Kalvin York, Purdue’s Tommy Churchard (a fall at the 6:36 mark) and MSU’s Ryan Watts. NCAA Championships (3-2, ‘round of 12’): Went 3-2 at NCAAs, picking up three quick wins (including two key majors)...10-2 major over Columbia’s Jake O’Hara...8-4 win over Pitt’s Donnie Tasser...13-5 major over Rider’s Zac Cibula...tough 8-3 loss to #1 Jason Welch of Northwestern quarterfinals...14-4 loss to #4 James Green of Nebraska in round of 12.

a 3-1 sudden victory decision to #2 Derek St. John of Iowa in national quarterfinals...beat Jake O’Hara of Columbia to the tune of a 12-4 major... downed #10 Anthony Jones of MSU 2-1...beat Air Force’s Josh Kreimeir in first conso bout...4-3 win over #11 James Green of Nebraska followed by 7-5 (sv2) win over #5 Ganbayar Sanjaa of American...downed #3 Jason Welch of Northwestern in third place bout 6-2. 2010-11: Alton posted a superb 17-2 record as an unattached wrestler at 149 and 157 last season...notched five pins and three majors...won East Stroudsburg Open title in November and the National Collegiate Open at Clarion in February.

High School/Personal: Dylan was ranked No. 1 at 152 by Intermat and was the No. 5 ranked overall recruit in the country (at any weight). Alton was a three-time PIAA state champion, having claimed the 152 pound title last year with a 47-0 record. He won the 145 pound crown his junior year after going 47-0. The year before, he went 45-1 at 135 and claimed the state title as a sophomore. Dylan posted a 39-4 mark and took seventh at states as a freshman. He ended his career with a 178-5 record at nearby Central Mountain High School. Alton won the 2008 and 2009 Junior National crowns, took the 2008 Junior National championship in Greco Roman and won the 2008 Walsh Ironman title. Dylan, twin brother of Andrew, is the son of Neil and Donna Alton of Mill Hall, Pa.

2011-12: Made collegiate dual debut with 10-8 win over #14 Frank Hickman of Bloomsburg on 11/13...advanced to the finals of the 2011 Nittany Lion Open, taking second with a 4-1 record (plus an NC victory)...went 4-1 at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2 to take second place, losing in finals by close 3-0 dec. to #1 Kyle Dake of Cornell, had two pins and a major...beat #14 Anthony Jones of Michigan State 1-0 on 1/8...lost tough 2-1 decision on riding time to #3 Jason Welch of Northwestern on 1/13...dominated #20 Josh Demas of Ohio State 4-0 with nearly 2:00 RT on 1/29...downed #7 James Green of Nebraska 2-1 (tb) on 2/3...his 30 wins as a freshman ties brother Andrew and Josh Moore for 10th on PSU’s all-time freshman wins list. Big Ten Championships (4-1, 3rd, NCAA Qualifier): Alton went 3-1 at his first Big Ten Championship, taking third and qualifying for NCAAs as a freshman...beat Minnesota’s Danny Zilverberg and majored Purdue’s Tommy Churchard before a 3-1 sudden victory loss to Derek St. John in the semifinals...rebounded with 3-2 win over Ohio State’s Josh Demas and Michigan State’s Anthony Jones to take third. NCAA Championships (6-1, 3rd, All-American): Blazed to 6-1 record in first run at NCAA Championships to earn All-America status...only loss 32

PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

JUNIOR DYLAN ALTON ALTON MATCH-BY-MATCH 2011-12

2012-13 Date 11/16 11/18 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/9 12/15 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/20 1/20 1/20 1/20 1/27 2/1 2/3 2/8 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/9 3/9 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/10 3/21 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23

Wt. 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157

Result L, 2-4 WBF W, 6-3 WBF W, 4-0 W, 3-1 L, 4-9 (SV) W, 11-6 W, 5-2 WBF W, 21-7 WBF WBF W, 3-2 WBF WBF WBF W, 4-2 W, 3-1 L, 3-4 W, 14-6 W, 7-3 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 10-3 W, 8-3 L, 1-6 (TB2) WBF W, 3-2 LBF L, 2-6 W, 10-2 W, 8-4 W, 13-5 L, 3-8 L, 4-14

Opponent Place Record #13 Joey Napoli, Lehigh dual 0-1 Jason Luster, West Virginia dual 1-1 Connor Brennan, Rider NLO 2-1 Dakota Cooley, Central Michigan (0:32) NLO 3-1 Matt Stephens, Virginia Tech NLO 4-1 Jake Kemerer, Lock Haven NLO 5-1 #3 James Fleming, Clarion NLO (2nd) 5-2 Taylor Walsh, Indiana dual 6-2 Jake Kemerer, Lock Haven dual 7-2 Brenan McAllister, Bucknell (0:49) F&M 8-2 Martin Mitchell, UMBC (major) F&M 9-2 Ben Dorsay, Maryland (0:51) F&M 10-2 Connor Sutton, Columbia (4:10) F&M 11-2 Donnie Tasser, Pittsburgh F&M (1st) 12-2 Dalton Ahern, Hofstra (0:08) Hitchcock 13-2 Brian Harvey, Army (0:19) Hitchcock 14-2 Cody Copeland, Lock Haven (1:32) Hitchcock 15-2 Bryce Busler, Bloomsburg Hitchcock (1st) 16-2 #4 James Green, Nebraska dual 17-2 #1 Derek St. John, Iowa dual 17-3 Matt Nora, Illinois (major) dual 18-3 Donnie Tasser, Pittsburgh dual 19-3 #19 Josh Demas, Ohio State dual 20-3 Zac Cibula, Rider dual 21-3 Scott Winston, Rutgers dual 22-3 Kalvin York, Wisconsin B10 23-3 Josh Demas, Ohio State B10 23-4 Tommy Churchard, Purdue (1:03) B10 24-4 Ryan Watts, Michigan State B10 25-4 #2 Derek St. John, Iowa (6:36) B10 25-5 Danny Zilverberg, Minnesota B10 (6th) 25-6 Jake O’Hara, Columbia (major) NCAA 26-6 Donnie Tasser, Pittsburgh NCAA 27-6 Zac Cibula, Rider (major) NCAA 28-6 #1 Jason Welch, Northwestern NCAA 28-7 #4 James Green, Nebraska NCAA 28-8

Date 11/13 11/20 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/9 12/11 12/18 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/8 1/13 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/3 2/5 2/11 2/19 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/4 3/4 3/15 3/15 3/16 3/16 3/16 3/17 3/17

Wt. 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157

Result W, 10-8 L, 4-9 W, 16-5 W, 12-3 W, 13-4 W, 9-1 LBF W, 10-1 W, 16-4 W, 19-8 WBF WBF W, 13-2 W, 4-1 L, 0-3 W, 1-0 L, 1-2 W, 11-4 W, 5-3 W, 4-0 W, 2-1 (TB) W, 5-4 W, 12-9 W, 5-3 W, 4-2 W, 15-6 L, 1-3 (sv) W, 3-2 W, 2-1 (tb) W, 12-4 W, 2-1 L, 1-3 (sv) W, 6-3 W, 4-3 W, 7-5 (sv2) W, 6-2

Opponent Place Record #14 Frank Hickman, Bloomsburg dual 1-0 #9 Jake Deitchler, Minnesota dual 1-1 Aaron Fry, Lock Haven (major) NLO 2-1 Jake O’Hara, Columbia (major) NLO 3-1 Eric Hess, UA-Lehigh (major) NLO 4-1 Nick Fischer, Penn State (major) NLO 5-1 #8 James Fleming, Clarion (1:58) NLO (2nd) 5-2 Sean Bilodeau, Lehigh (major) dual 6-2 Dominic Prezzia, West Virginia (major) dual 7-2 Aaron Fry, Lock Haven (major) dual 8-2 Tanner Hirstine, Virginia (3:51) Scuffle 9-2 Harrison Hightower, Ohio (0:47) Scuffle 10-2 Matt Stephens, Virginia Tech (major) Scuffle 11-2 Corey Mock, North Carolina Scuffle 12-2 #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell Scuffle (2nd) 12-3 #14 Anthony Jones, Michigan State dual 13-3 #3 Jason Welch, Northwestern dual 13-4 Shawn Perry, Wisconsin dual 14-4 Nick Moore, Iowa dual 15-4 #20 Josh Demas, Ohio State dual 16-4 #7 James Green, Nebraska dual 17-4 Brandon Zeerip, Michigan dual 18-4 Napoleon Aniciete, Utah Valley dual 19-4 Donnie Tasser, Pittsburgh dual 20-4 Danny Zilverberg, Minnesota B10 21-4 Tommy Churchard, Purdue (major) B10 22-4 #20 Derek St. John, Iowa B10 22-5 #18 Josh Demas, Ohio State B10 23-5 #9 Anthony Jones, Michigan State B10 (3rd) 24-5 Jake O’Hara, Columbia (major) NCAA 25-5 #10 Anthony Jones, Michigan State NCAA 26-5 #2 Derek St. John, Iowa NCAA 26-6 Joshua Kreimier, Air Force NCAA 27-6 #11 James Green, Nebraska NCAA 28-6 #5 Ganbayar Sanjaa, American NCAA 29-6 #3 Jason Welch, Northwestern NCAA (3rd) 30-6

Dylan Alton posted an 8-4 win over Pitt’s Donnie Tasser in the 2013 NCAA Championships in Des Moines, helping Penn State to its third straight NCAA crown.

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ALL-AMERICAN, NCAA FINALIST Matt

BROWN Sr./Jr. Eligible West Valley, Utah/Cyprus All-American (2nd, 2013)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2008-09

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2011-12

27-2

5-0 (2-0)

22-2 (0-0/0-0)

7-0

4-0

10-0

19

2012-13

29-5

11-3 (5-3)

19-2 (4-0/4-1)

8-1

2-0

7-0

49

Career

56-7

16-3 (7-3)

41-4 (4-0/4-1)

15-1

6-0

16-0

68

JUNIOR • 174

NCAA FINALIST Junior All-American Matt Brown turned his first year as a full time starter into a spot in the 174-pound NCAA title bout last season. Now with one All-America honor and a Big Ten title under his belt, the Utah native has an NCAA title as his prime focus in 2013-14. The NCAA’s Elite 89 Award Winner and a first team Academic All-American (both Capital One and NWCA) is one of five returning All-Americans set to lead Penn State. Parents: Cindy Riley and Dave Brown -- Major: Crime, Law and Justice

2008-09: Red-shirted in 2008-09 and then took two years for his mission work, returning to action in Happy Valley in 2011-12.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Notched 12-1 major over #18 Nathaniel Brown of Lehigh on 11/16 then pinned West Virginia’s Ross Renzi (4:10) on 11/18...rolled to 2012 NLO title at 174 with 5-0 record, including a tech fall and two majors, downed #11 Greg Zanetti of Rutgers 7-4 in finals...posted 5-1 mark to take third at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, with two pins and a major...upset by #4 Logan Storley of Minnesota in the semifinals...majored Purdue’s Kyle Mosier 15-3 in road dual on 1/20...10-7 loss to #4 Robert Kokesh of Nebraska on 1/27...tough 4-3 loss to #6 Mike Evans at Iowa on 2/1...6-4 win over #8 Jordan Blanton of Illinois on 2/3...last second loss to #7 Nick Heflin of Ohio State on 2/10...downed #14 Greg Zannetti of Rutgers 6-2 on 2/24 in final dual of the season. Big Ten Championships (4-1, 3rd, NCAA Qualifier): .Brown stormed to a 4-0 record and first Big Ten title as the five-seed at the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships..pinned Indiana’s Cheney Dale (6:15)...beat #6 Nick Heflin of Ohio State 7-1...downed #11 Dan Yates of Michigan 5-1 in semifinals...dominated #3 Mike Evans of Iowa 7-3 in title bout. NCAA Championships (4-1, Runner-Up, All-American): Rolled to a 4-1 mark in first NCAA Championship tournament, advancing to national finals and earning All-American honors as National Runner-Up...majored Missouri’s Todd Porter (10-1)...pinned Pitt’s Nick Bonaccorsi (1:30)... majored Iowa State’s Tanner Weatherman...beat #6 Logan Storley of Minnesota 3-2 in national semifinals...dropped hard-fought 2-1 (TB) decision to #1 Chris Perry in national finals. 2011-12: Red-shirted in 2008-09...went 5-0 to win title at ESU Open on 11/12...5-0 at Laker Open on 11/19 to win crown, including two pins and three techs...5-1 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/4 to placed fifth...made Penn State dual debut at 174 with 19-4 tech fall over Lock Haven’s Aaron McKinney on 12/18...superb run at the Southern Scuffle, going 4-1 to take second place...lost in finals to teammate #2 Ed Ruth by 6-3 margin, beat #7 Dorian Henderson and #11 Logan Storley of Minnesota in the process, also had two pins...made Big Ten dual meet debut on 2/3 up two weights at 197 (weighed in at 174) and downed Husker starter James Nakashima 2-1... two days later, weighed in at 174 once again and moved up two weights to beat 15th-ranked 197-pounder Max Huntley of Michigan 3-1 in his Rec Hall dual debut...majored Utah Valley’s Monte Schmalhaus 13-3 in front of home state crowd in Orem, Utah, on 2/11...majored Pitt’s Ethan Headlee 12-2 in season dual finale on 2/19. 34

Junior Matt Brown returns after an All-America season in 2012-13 that saw him wrestle in the NCAA title tilt at 174.

PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

JUNIOR MATT BROWN 2011-12 Date 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/18 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 2/3 2/5 2/11 2/19 2/26 2/26 2/26

Wt. 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 197 197 174 174 174 174 174

Result W, 18-5 W, 16-3 WBF W, 20-6 WBF WBF WBF W, 19-3 W, 22-7 W, 23-8 W, 14-4 W, 18-5 L, 5-8 W, 15-6 W, 3-1 W, def. W, 19-4 WBF WBF W, 6-3 W, 7-5 L, 3-6 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 W, 13-3 W, 12-2 W, 19-6 W, 14-4 WBF

Opponent Place Record Stout Watson, UA-Navy (Prep) (major) ESU 1-0 Robert Doyle, Army (major) ESU 2-0 Brandon Phillips, Penn State (2:55) ESU 3-0 Conner Gabriel, Delaware Valley (major) ESU 4-0 Gordon Widington, Gloucester (1:10) ESU (1st) 5-0 Randall Wagner, Seton Hill (3:45) Laker 6-0 Matthew Barton, Wash. & Jefferson (1:38) Laker 7-0 Todd Gaydosh, John Carroll (TF) Laker 8-0 Agusut Mizia, Mercyhurst (TF) Laker 9-0 Andrew Church, Penn State (TF) Laker (1st) 10-0 Chris Moon, Virginia Tech (major) NLO 11-0 Stephen McPeek, Bucknell (major) NLO 12-0 #17 Jimmy Sheptock, Maryland NLO 12-1 Vinny Waldhauser, Bucknell (major) NLO 13-1 Quinton Godley, North Carolina State NLO 14-1 Stephen West, Columbia NLO (5th) 15-1 Aaron McKinney, Lock Haven (TF; 3:47) dual 16-1 Aric Thurn, Cleveland State (4:56) Scuffle 17-1 Michael Alexander, Cornell (3:20) Scuffle 18-1 #7 Dorian Henderson, Missouri Scuffle 19-1 #11 Logan Storley, Minnesota Scuffle 20-1 #2 Ed Ruth, Penn State Scuffle (2nd) 20-2 James Nakashima, Nebraska dual 21-2 #15 Max Huntley, Michigan dual 22-2 Monte Schmalhaus, Utah Valley (major) dual 23-2 Ethan Headlee, Pittsburgh (major) dual 24-2 Xavier Dye, Cleveland State (major) NCO 25-2 Trey Adamson, Duke (major) NCO 26-2 Mark Colabucci, West Virginia (2:15) NCO (2nd) 27-2

Matt Brown won the 2013 Elite 89 Award as NCAA Wrestling’s top student-athlete, was a first team Capital One Academic All-American and a first team NWCA Academic All-American.

BROWN MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/16 11/18 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/9 12/15 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/13 1/18 1/20 1/27 2/1 2/3 2/8 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/9 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/21 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23

Wt. 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174

Result W, 12-1 WBF W, 15-6 W, 20-5 W, 12-4 W, 9-0 W, 7-4 WBF WBF WBF WBF W, 17-8 LBF W, 9-4 W, 10-3 W, 22-7 W, 12-8 W, 15-3 L, 7-10 L, 3-4 W, 6-4 W, 10-4 L, 3-2 WBF W, 6-2 WBF W, 7-1 W, 5-1 W, 7-3 W, 10-1 WBF W, 13-5 W, 3-2 L, 1-2 (TB)

Opponent Place Record #18 Nathaniel Brown, Lehigh (major) dual 1-0 Ross Renzi, West Virginia (4:10) dual 2-0 Elliott Riddick, Lehigh NLO 3-0 Steven Nelson, Clarion (TF; 5:45) NLO 4-0 Kevin Bailey, Lehigh (major) NLO 5-0 T. Luvsandorj, The Citadel (major) NLO 6-0 #11 Greg Zanetti, Rutgers NLO (1st) 7-0 Cheney Dale, Indiana (6:40) dual 8-0 Zach Heffner, Lock Haven (1:37) dual 9-0 Trey Adamson, Duke (5:46) Scuffle 10-0 Keithen Cast, American (1:42) Scuffle 11-0 #20 Cody Walters, Ohio (major) Scuffle 12-0 #4 Logan Storley, Minnesota (4:06) Scuffle 12-1 Todd Porter, Missouri Scuffle 13-1 #16 Jon Fausey, Virginia Scuffle (3rd) 14-1 Jordan Wohlfert, Michigan State (TF; 6:17) dual 15-1 Scott Liegel, Wisconsin dual 16-1 Kyle Mosier, Purdue (major) dual 17-1 #4 Robert Kokesh, Nebraska dual 17-2 #6 Mike Evans, Iowa dual 17-3 #8 Jordan Blanton, Illinois dual 18-3 P.J. Tasser, Pittsburgh dual 19-3 #7 Nick Heflin, Ohio State dual 19-4 James Brundage, Rider (4:06) dual 20-4 #14 Greg Zannetti, Rutgers dual 21-4 Cheney Dale, Indiana (6:15) B10 22-4 #6 Nick Heflin, Ohio State B10 23-4 #11 Dan Yates, Michigan B10 24-4 #3 Mike Evans, Iowa B10 (1st) 25-4 Todd Porter, Missouri (major) NCAA 26-4 Nick Bonaccorsi, Pittsburgh (1:30) NCAA 27-4 Tanner Weatherman, Iowa State (major) NCAA 28-4 #6 Logan Storley, Minnesota NCAA 29-4 #1 Chris Perry, Oklahoma State NCAA (2nd) 29-5

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2X ALL-AMERICAN, 2X NATIONAL FINALIST Nico

MEGALUDIS

Jr./Jr. Eligible Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional 2X All-American; 2X National Finalist (2013, 2nd; 2012, 2nd)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

TF

M PTS

2011-12

28-8

11-3 (5-3)

17-5 (3-2/4-1)

3-1

3-0

7-0

46

2012-13

28-4

13-1 (7-1)

15-3 (3-1/4-1)

6-0

3-0

5-0

65

Career

56-12

24-4 (12-4) 32-8 (6-3/8-2)

9-1

6-0

12-0 111

JUNIOR • 125

TWO-TIME NCAA FINALIST True junior Nico Megaludis heads into his third season as Penn State’s 125-pounder on a mission to advance to his third straight NCAA Championship match, this time breaking through to bring home the individual crown. Megaludis is already a two-time All-American and two-time national finalist just two years into his career. An outstanding student as well, the Nittany Lion junior was a first team NWCA Academic All-American last season as well as an Academic All-Big Ten pick. Parents: Linda and Dan Megaludis -- Major: Finance

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: beat Jesse Delgado of Illinois 3-2 in U.S. Marine Corps All-Star Classic exhibition on 11/3...19-4 tech fall over Lehigh’s Alex Abreu on 11/16 followed by a pin (5:53) of WVU’s Gage Swartz on 11/18....went 4-1 to take second at Nittany Lion Open on 12/2 including 8-1 dec. over #14 Nathan Kraisser of UNC, dropped 3-2 decision to red-shirting Pitt Panther Anthony Zanetta in finals...perfect 4-0 mark to win Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, including wins over #10 Nashon Garrett of Cornell and #8 Matt Snyder of Virginia...downed #17 Camden Eppert of Purdue 5-1 in road dual on 1/20...lost tough 2-1 (TB) dec. to #1 Matt McDonough at Iowa on 2/1...pinned #5 Tony Delgado (6:45) in Penn State’s 37-0 win at Illinois on 2/3...majored #12 Nikko Triggas of Ohio State 9-1 on 2/10. Big Ten Championships (3-1, 3rd, NCAA Qualifier): Went 3-1 at 2013 Big Ten Championships to take third place, dropping 6-3 decision to eventual champ Jesse Delgado in semis, wrestling back to take third. NCAA Championships (4-1, 2nd, National Runner-Up): Continued run as one of nation’s elite 125-pounders, going 4-1 as the #4 seed at NCAAs in Des Moines to earn his second trip to the NCAA finals and second All-America tag...17-2 tech fall over Ohio’s Kevon Powell...5-2 win over Christian Cullinan of Central Michigan...12-4 major over Dominic Parisi of Appalachian State...beat #1 seed and previously undefeated Alan Waters of Missouri 2-2 (TB 2 RT) in national semifinals to earn second trip to NCAA finals in as many years...lost 7-4 to #2 Jesse Delgado of Illinois in finals.

at first Big Ten Championship at Purdue on 3/3-4 to take fifth place. Big Ten Championships (3-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Megaludis went 3-2 at his first Big Ten Championship, finishing fifth and earning a trip to NCAAs as a true freshman...downed Michigan’s Grant Pizzo 12-3 and Ohio State’s Johnni DeJulius 6-2...dropped 6-2 decision to #2 Zach Sanders and sudden victory bout to Northwestern’s Levi Mele...beat Purdue’s Camden Eppert 4-1 for fifth place. NCAA Championships (4-1, 2nd, National Runner-Up): Stunning run at NCAAs included four straight wins to advance to national finals as true freshman...13-5 major over Michael Martinez of Wyoming then 7-3 win over #7 Jarrod Patterson of Oklahoma...avenged two regular season losses with 7-4 dismantling of #2 Zach Sanders of Minnesota in quarterfinals... thrilling 3-2 (tb2) win over #6 Frank Perrelli of Cornell in national semis, avenging two regular season losses to Perrelli as well...dropped tough 4-1 bout to #1 Matt McDonough of Iowa in national finals...became Penn State’s first true freshman All-American since Quentin Wright was sixth at 174 in 2009.

High School/Personal: Nico Megaludis came to Penn State as the No. 5 ranked recruit in the nation at any weight by Intermat. Megaludis was a three-time Pennsylvania State Champion, finishing his stellar high school career with a 170-1 career record. Megaludis began his career by posting a 37-1 record and taking third place at 103 as a freshman. A year later, the Franklin Regional product began a string of undefeated seasons that would lead to three straight PIAA titles. He went 46-0 in 2009 and took first at 112 and went 36-0 in 2010, taking the crown at 119. In 2011, Megaludis won 125 pound championship in Hershey, ending the year with a 51-0 record. Megaludis was also on the list of Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award finalists, winning the Northeast Regional honor, one of only five finalists for the 2011 honor.

2011-12: Downed Jordan Conaway 5-1 in Intrasquad on 11/3....pinned Bloomsburg’s Sean Boylan in collegiate debut (2:15) on 11/13...lost close 6-2 decision to #2 Zach Sanders of Minnesota on 11/20...went 5-0 (plus a NC win) to claim the 125 crown at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/4... went 5-2 at the Southern Scuffle to take fourth, only two losses to #7 Frank Perrelli of Cornell...downed #9 Matt Snyder of Virginia at Scuffle... was dominating MSU’s Eric Olanowski 8-3 on 1/8 when illegal throw call and subsequent injury gave him a DQ loss...rebounded in stellar fashion with 7-3 win over #7 Levin Mele of Northwestern in Big Ten road dual on 1/13...took former national champion and #2 Matt McDonough of Iowa to SV before losing 3-1 on 1/22...downed #15 Johnni Dejulius 6-2 with nearly 3:00 RT on 1/29....closed out Big Ten dual season with wins against Nebraska and Michigan to go 5-3 in-conference as a true freshman...posted 4-2 (sv2) win over #15 Anthony Zanetta of Pittsburgh on 2/19...went 3-2 36

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JUNIOR NICO MEGALUDIS 2011-12

Nico Megaludis beat previously undefeated and #1 seed Alan Waters of Missouri in the national semifinals last year to advance to his second straight NCAA title bout at 125.

MEGALUDIS MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/16 11/18 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/9 12/15 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/13 1/18 1/20 1/27 2/1 2/3 2/8 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/10 3/21 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23

Wt. 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

Result W, 19-4 WBF WBF W, 12-4 W, 13-2 W, 8-1 L, 2-3 WBF WBF W, 11-4 W, 9-3 W, 3-1 W, 8-4 W, 19-6 W, 22-7 W, 5-1 W, forf. L, 1-2 (TB) WBF W, forf. W, 9-1 WBF W, 8-2 W, 4-2 L, 3-6 W, 4-1 W, 4-1 W, 17-2 W, 5-2 W, 12-4 W, 2-2 (tb 2) L, 4-7

Opponent Place Record Alex Abreu, Lehigh (TF; 5:07) dual 1-0 Gage Swartz, West Virginia (5:53) dual 2-0 Jordan Wigger, The Citadel NLO 3-0 Nick Hermann, Virginia (major) NLO 4-0 Godwin Nyama, Pittsburgh (major) NLO 5-0 #14 Nathan Kraisser, North Carolina NLO 6-0 Anthony Zanetta, Pittsburgh NLO (2nd) 6-1 Joe Duca, Indiana (4:36) dual 7-1 Bobby Rehm, Lock Haven (4:10) dual 8-1 Eddie Klimara, Oklahoma State Scuffle 9-1 David Terao, American Scuffle 10-1 #10 Nashon Garrett, Cornell Scuffle 11-1 #8 Matt Snyder, Virginia Scuffle (1st) 12-1 Brenan Lyon, Michigan State (major) dual 13-1 Matt Cavallaris, Wisconsin (TF4; 7:00) dual 14-1 #17 Camden Eppert, Purdue dual 15-1 Forfeit, Nebraska dual 16-1 #1 Matt McDonough, Iowa dual 16-2 #5 Jesse Delgado, Illinois (6:45) dual 17-2 Forfeit, Pittsburgh dual 18-2 #12 Nikko Triggas, Ohio State (major) dual 19-2 Patrick Skinner, Rider (3:48) dual 20-2 Joe Langel, Rutgers dual 21-2 #12 David Thorn, Minnesota B10 22-2 #4 Jesse Delgado, Illinois B10 22-3 #13 Nikko Triggas, Ohio State B10 23-3 #16 Sean Boyle, Michigan B10 (3rd) 24-3 Kevon Powell, Ohio (TF; 6:25) NCAA 25-3 Christian Cullinan, Central Michigan NCAA 26-3 Dominic Parisi, Appalachian St. (major) NCAA 27-3 #1 Alan Waters, Missouri (0:18 RT) NCAA 28-3 #2 Jesse Delgado, Illinois NCAA (2nd) 28-4

Date 11/13 11/20 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/9 12/11 12/18 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/8 1/13 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/3 2/5 2/11 2/19 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/4 3/4 3/15 3/15 3/16 3/16 3/17

Wt. 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

Result WBF L, 2-6 W, 17-3 W, 10-1 W, 12-3 W, 3-2 W, 11-1 W, 4-0 W, 8-2 WBF W, 18-3 W, 19-7 L, 3-9 W, 18-2 W, 5-2 W, 4-1 L, 4-6 L, DQ W, 7-3 WBF L, 1-3 (sv) W, 6-2 W, 23-6 W, 22-10 W, 19-7 W, 4-2 (sv2) W, 12-3 W, 6-2 L, 2-6 LBF (sv) W, 4-1 W, 13-5 W, 7-3 W, 7-4 W, 3-2 (tb2) L, 1-4

Opponent Place Record Sean Boylan, Bloomsburg (2:15) dual 1-0 #2 Zach Sanders, Minnesota dual 1-1 Ryan Dowd, Boston NLO 2-1 Conor Youtsey, UA-Army (major) NLO 3-1 Max Soria, Buffalo (major) NLO 4-1 Erik Spjut, Virginia Tech NLO 5-1 Coltin Fought, North Carolina St. (maj.) NLO (1st) 6-1 Mason Beckman, Lehigh dual 7-1 Shane Young, West Virginia dual 8-1 Bobby Rehm, Lock Haven (4:02) dual 9-1 Richard Alarcon, The Citadel (TF; 4:58) Scuffle 10-1 David White, Army (major) Scuffle 11-1 #7 Frank Perrelli, Cornell Scuffle 11-2 Pat Rollins, Oregon State (TF; 6:17) Scuffle 12-2 Bricker Dixon, Cornell Scuffle 13-2 #9 Matt Snyder, Virginia Scuffle 14-2 #7 Frank Perrelli, Cornell Scuffle (4th) 14-3 Eric Olanowski, Michigan State (ill. hold) dual 14-4 #7 Levi Mele, Northwestern dual 15-4 Austin Hietpas, Wisconsin (6:05) dual 16-4 #2 Matt McDonough, Iowa dual 16-5 #15 Johnni Dejulius, Ohio State dual 17-5 Shawn Nagel, Nebraska (TF; 5:59) dual 18-5 Grant Pizzo, Michigan (major) dual 19-5 Colby Christensen, Utah Valley (major) dual 20-5 #15 Anthony Zanetta, Pittsburgh dual 21-5 Grant Pizzo, Michigan (major) B10 22-5 #17 Johnni DeJulius, Ohio State B10 23-5 #2 Zach Sanders, Minnesota B10 23-6 #10 Levi Mele, Northwestern B10 23-7 Camden Eppert, Purdue B10 (5th) 24-7 Michael Martinez, Wyoming (major) NCAA 25-7 #7 Jarrod Patterson, Oklahoma NCAA 26-7 #2 Zach Sanders, Minnesota NCAA 27-7 #6 Frank Perrelli, Cornell NCAA 28-7 #1 Matt McDonough, Iowa NCAA (2nd) 28-8

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NATIONAL QUALIFIER Andrew

ALTON Sr./Jr. Eligible Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain 2X National Qualifier (2011, 2013)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

30-10

14-5 (4-4)

2011-12

16-5 (2-2/2-2)

F

TF

M PTS

18-0

1-0

4-0

74

26

Red-shirt Season

2012-13

27-6

7-2 (3-2)

20-4 (4-2/1-2)

12-2

2-0

6-0

Career

57-16

21-7 (7-6)

36-9 (6-4/3-4)

30-2

3-0

10-0 100

JUNIOR • 149

2X NATIONAL QUALIFIER Junior Andrew Alton battled injury throughout the early part of the 201213 season and heads into the new campaign primed for a run a run at the podium at 149-pounds. Alton is a two-time NCAA qualifier, having finished just one win shy of All-America laurels as a true freshman in 2011’s NCAA title run for Penn State. A pinning machine, the Nittany Lion is among the all-time leaders in Penn State history in falls. Parents: Neil and Donna Alton -- Major: Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Went 6-0 with five pins and a major to win NLO on 12/2 in first action of year, including four first-period pins...returned to dual action on 12/9 by pinning Indiana’s Geno Capezio (0:52), his sixth pin in his first seven bouts of the year....went 5-0 with three pins, a tech and a major to win F&M Open on 1/5...went 4-0 (plus one win over NC) on 1/20 to win Hitchcock Open in Millersville...18-8 major over Iowa’s Brody Grothus in CHA on 2/1. Big Ten Championships (4-2, 4th, NCAA Qualifier): Nice run at 2013 Big Ten Championships, going 4-1 to place fourth, qualify for NCAAs and help Penn State to its third straight Big Ten crown...downed Iowa’s Josh Dziewa 3-2...lost 10-6 to #11 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska...pinned Northwestern’s Dylan Marriott in a Big Ten tournament record 0:16...beat #7 Eric Grajales of Michigan 14-8...downed Michigan State’s Dan Osterman 13-4...pinned by #10 Ivan Loupochanski of Purdue. NCAA Championships (1-2, DNP): Posted 1-2 mark at 2013 NCAA Championship, getting key pin in Penn State’s run to the NCAA team title...lost 4-1 to Missouri’s Drake Houdashelt...pinned Daniel Young of Army (2:05)...lost to #12 Eric Grajales of Michigan 8-1.

time)...dominated #7 Tyler Nauman of Pitt 7-4 with riding time on 1/21 and pinned Geno Capezio of Indiana on 1/23...lost hard-fought 3-1 (tb) decision to #1 Kellen Russell at Michigan on 2/6...lost tough 5-3 dec. to #4 Jimmy Kennedy on 2/11...lost close 4-1 decision to #2 Mike Thorn of Minnesota on 2/13...pinned UW’s Shane McQuade (3:52) on 2/16 for 17th pin of the year. Big Ten Championships (2-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Posted a 2-2 mark with a tech fall to take fifth at Big Tens as the No. 5 seed...beat Purdue’s Jake Fleckenstein 17-2 and Northwestern’s Kaleb Friedley 6-4. NCAA Championships (2-2, ‘round of 12’): Went 2-2 with a pin and a major at first NCAA tournament, finishing just one win shy of All-America status in the ‘round of 12’...pinned Binghamton’s Anwar Goeres in NCAA tournament debut...also majored 11th-seed Michael Mariarcher of American...lost tough 2-0 decision to third-seeded Boris Novochkov of Cal Poly and before suffering 5-4 upset loss to Penn’s Zach Kemerer in ‘round of 12’.

High School/Personal: 2011 University Nationals Champion (66 kg)...ranked No. 1 at 145 by Intermat and was the No. 2 ranked overall recruit in the country (at any weight). Andrew is coming off a 145 pound title at last year’s PIAA championships, going 45-0. As a junior, he went 46-0 overall, winning the 140 pound title as well. Andrew went 47-1 at 140 as a sophomore, taking third at PIAAs, and was 40-7 as a high school freshman at 130 (also placing third at states). He went 178-8 over his career at Central Mountain High School in neighboring Clinton County. The Mill Hall native is also an outstanding freestyle wrestler, having won two (2008 and 2009) Junior National Championships. He took third at the FILA Junior Nationals in 2009, won the 2008 Super 32 Challenge and took second place at the 2008 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman. Andrew is the son of Neil and Donna Alton of Mill Hall, Pa., and the twin brother of fellow signee Dylan.

2011-12: Red-shirt season, went 9-1 with three majors and two pins as an unattached grappler. 2010-11: Auspicious collegiate debut on 11/12, pinning Bloomsburg’s Derek Shingara in just :54...followed that up with pin of Lehigh’s Stephen Dutton in 1:21 on 11/14...went 3-0 at Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/21, including two pins (one in just :21)...won his first four collegiate bouts as a true freshman by falls, all in the first period, in a combined time of 3:57...beat Rutgers’ fifth-year senior 7-4 on 11/21 in first collegiate dual win not by fall...went 6-0 with five pins to win the Nittany Lion Open 141-pound title on 12/5...won title by pinning #20 Zack Kemerer of Penn in just :39 in the finals...majored LHU’s Justin Loudon 13-4 on 12/12... made Big Ten dual debut a quick one, pinning Ohio State’s Randy Languis in just :31 on 12/19...Went 6-1 with three pins and a major at Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30...started season 17-0 with 13 pins before suffering first loss of season with a last second takedown by #1 Kellen Russell of Michigan in Scuffle semis, rebounded for two more wins to take third...went 3-1 at Virginia Duals with two pins and a major, only loss another close battle with #1 Kellen Russell of Michigan (this one a 2-1 decision on riding 38

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JUNIOR ANDREW ALTON ALTON MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/9 12/15 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/20 1/20 1/20 1/20 1/27 2/1 2/3 2/8 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/9 3/9 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/10 3/21 3/21 3/22

Wt. 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149

Result WBF WBF WBF W, 13-5 WBF WBF WBF W, 10-6 WBF WBF W, 16-7 W, 24-8 WBF WBF W, 21-6 W, 14-5 W, 3-2 LBF W, 18-8 W, 6-3 W, 14-7 L, 1-3 W, 12-4 W, 11-7 W, 3-2 L, 6-10 WBF W, 14-8 W, 13-4 LBF L, 1-4 WBF L, 1-8

Opponent Place Record Albert Woody, Lehigh (5:34) NLO 1-0 Christian Barber, North Carolina (0:44) NLO 2-0 Colin Saunders, Boston (0:43) NLO 3-0 Matt Cimato, Drexel (major) NLO 4-0 Nick Heilmann, North Carolina (1:36) NLO 5-0 Augustus Sako, Virginia (2:12) NLO (1st) 6-0 Geno Capezio, Indiana (0:52) dual 7-0 Mac Maldarelli, Lock Haven dual 8-0 Frank Alley, Belmont-Abbey (1:17) F&M 9-0 Feliz Perez, Nassau (1:13) F&M 10-0 Jahiani Callender, Hofstra (major) F&M 11-0 Zachary Ross, Clarion (TF) F&M 12-0 Ronnie Garbinsky, PIttsburgh (n/a) F&M (1st) 13-0 Matt Cimato, Drexel (0:49) Hitchcock 14-0 Brad Mutchnik, American (TF; 5:45) Hitchcock 15-0 Zachary Ross, Clarion (major) Hitchcock 16-0 Ian Paddock, Ohio State Hitchcock (1st) 17-0 #12 Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska dual 17-1 Brody Grothus, Iowa (major) dual 18-1 Caleb Ervin, Illinois dual 19-1 Ronnie Garbinsky, Pittsburgh dual 20-1 #19 Cam Tessari, Ohio State dual 20-2 Curt Delia, Rider (major) dual 21-2 Ken Theobold, Rutgers dual 22-2 Josh Dziewa, Iowa B10 23-2 #11 Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska B10 23-3 Dylan Marriott, Northwestern (0:16) B10 24-3 #7 Eric Grajales, Michigan B10 25-3 Dan Osterman, Michigan State (major) B10 26-3 #10 Ivan Loupochanski, Purdue (4:06) B10 (4th) 26-4 Drake Houdashelt, Missouri NCAA 26-5 Daniel Young, Army (2:05) NCAA 27-5 #12 Eric Grajales, Michigan NCAA 27-6

2010-11 Date 11/12 11/14 11/21 11/21 11/21 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/30 12/30 12/30 12/30 1/7 1/7 1/8 1/8 1/21 1/23 1/30 2/4 2/6 2/11 2/13 2/18 3/5 3/5 3/6 3/6 3/17 3/17 3/18 3/18

Wt. 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141

Result WBF WBF WBF WBF W, 7-4 WBF WBF W, 7-5 WBF WBF WBF W, 13-4 WBF WBF WBF WBF W, 15-7 L, 3-4 W, 8-5 W, 9-5 WBF W, 21-8 WBF L, 1-2 W, 8-4 WBF L, 9-11 W, forf. L, 1-3 (tb) L, 3-5 L, 1-4 WBF L, 2-6 W, 17-2 L, 2-3 W, 6-4 WBF W, 13-4 L, 0-2 L, 4-5

Opponent Place Record Derek Shingara, Bloomsburg (0:54) dual 1-0 Stephen Dutton, Lehigh (1:21) dual 2-0 Joe Alie, Harvard (1:21) dual 3-0 Michael Morales, West Virginia (0:21) dual 4-0 Trevor Melde, Rutgers dual 5-0 Scott Festejo, Old Dominion (0:35) NLO 6-0 Ben Mathiesen, Central Michigan (1:05) NLO 7-0 Danny Lopes, North Carolina NLO 8-0 Mark Hartenstine, Maryland (4:48) NLO 9-0 Adam Lynch, Penn State (2:20) NLO 10-0 #20 Zack Kemmerer, Penn (0:39) NLO (1st) 11-0 Justin Loudon, Lock Haven (major) dual 12-0 Randy Languis, Ohio State (0:31) dual 13-0 Nick Heilmann, North Carolina (6:24) Scuffle 14-0 Daniel Ownby, UNC-Greensboro (0:22) Scuffle 15-0 Augustus Sako, Virginia (1:23) Scuffle 16-0 #10 Cole Von Ohlen, Air Force (major) Scuffle 17-0 #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan Scuffle 17-1 Zack Kemmerer, Penn Scuffle 18-1 #10 Cole Von Ohlen, Air Force Scuffel (3rd) 19-1 David Yost, VMI (3:41) dual 20-1 Kasey Davis, Edinboro (major) dual 21-1 Chase Skonieczny, Kent State (3:32) dual 22-1 #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan dual 22-2 #7 Tyler Nauman, Pittsburgh dual 23-2 Geno Capezio, Indiana (2:45) dual 24-2 Montell Marion, Iowa dual 24-3 Forfeit, Michigan State dual 25-3 #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan dual 25-4 #4 Jimmy Kennedy, Illinois dual 25-5 #2 Mike Thorn, Minnesota dual 25-6 Shane McQuade, Wisconsin (3:52) dual 26-6 #4 Jimmy Kennedy, Illinois B10 26-7 Jake Fleckenstein, Purdue (TF; 4:32) B10 27-7 #2 Montell Marion, Iowa B10 27-8 Kaleb Friedley, Northwestern B10 (5th) 28-8 Anwar Goeres, Binghamton (2:20 NCAA 29-8 #11 Michael Mariarcher, American (major) NCAA 30-8 #3 Boris Novochkov, Cal Poly NCAA 30-9 #12 Zach Kemerer, Penn NCAA 30-10

Andrew Alton had a solid 4-2 run at the 2013 Big Ten Championship, helping Penn State to its third straight conference title.

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NATIONAL QUALIFIER Jordan

CONAWAY Jr./So. Eligible Abbottstown, Pa./New Oxford NCAA Qualifier (2013)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2012-13

19-10

11-2 (6-2)

8-8 (2-2/3-2)

2-3

0-0

4-1

40

Career

19-10

11-2 (6-2)

8-8 (2-2/3-2)

2-3

0-0

4-1

40

SOPHOMORE • 125/133

NATIONAL QUALIFIER Red-shirt sophomore Jordan Conaway was Penn State’s break-out wrestler last year. Conaway, a natural 125-pounder, finished just one win shy of AllAmerica laurels at 133, helping Penn State to its third straight NCAA team title. Conaway nearly hit the 20 win mark in his red-shirt freshman campaign, going 19-10 overall. Parents: Jackie and David Conaway -- Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Defeated Frank Martellotti 5-1 in Intrasquad Dual on 11/1... made Penn State dual meet debut on 11/16, beating Lehigh’s Laike Gardner in Rec Hall...went 2-2 at NLO on 12/2, lost 9-5 dec. to #19 Joseph Ward of UNC...picked up first Big Ten dual win by pinning Quin Murphy of Indiana (4:42) on 12/9 in Rec Hall...went 1-2 at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...downed MSU’s Brandon Fifield in dual on 1/13...stunned #3 Tyler Graff 10-8 (sv) in dual win on 1/18, using two third period takedowns and takedown in sudden victory to get win...majored Purdue’s Danny Sabatello 13-4 on 1/20...majored Nebraska’s Shawn Nagel on 1/27, 14-5...downed #8 Daryl Thomas 8-6 at Illinois on 2/3, picking up second win over top-ten wrestler...downed #16 Shelton Mack of Pitt 5-3 (sv) on 1/8 for third win over ranked foe this year...went 6-2 in Big Ten duals as a red-shirt freshman this year... Big Ten Championships (2-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Posted a 2-2 mark in his first Big Ten Championship tournament, taking fifth place and earning a trip to the NCAA Championships.. beat #11 Daryl Thomas of Illinois 6-5 (tb2)...lost to #1 Logan Stieber of Ohio State, lost to #6 Chris Dardanes of Minnesota...beat #11 Thomas again for fifth, 4-1. NCAA Championships (3-2, ‘Round of 12’): Posted a 3-2 mark at his first NCAA Championship tournament in Des Moines, finishing just one win shy of All-America laurels in the ‘round of 12’...opened with hard fought 3-1 (sv) loss to Rutgers’ Vincent Dellafave in the opening round...rebounded with three straight wins...6-4 (sv) over Dylan Hyder of Air Force, 6-4 over Dane Harlowe of Boston and a first period pin (1:17) of Michigan’s Rosario Bruno...then lost 14-4 to #8 Cody Brewer in the All-America round.

Jordan Conaway’s 10-8 sudden victory decision over #3 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin brought the Rec Hall faithful to their feet on Jan. 18, 2013.

High School/Personal: Wrestled at New Oxford High School. Conaway claimed his first Pennsylvania state title at 112 this past March of 2011, capping off a 38-3 senior season. The title follows a strong finish in 2010 that saw Conaway claim third place laurels at 103. Conaway continued his prep ascent this spring with a win over his Team USA opponent at the 2011 Dapper Dan Classic. Conaway leaves New Oxford with a 146-20 career record. He is the son of Dave and Jackie Conaway.

2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 11-5 in open tournaments...gathered a pin and two tech falls as well.

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SOPHOMORE JORDAN CONAWAY CONAWAY MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/16 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/9 12/15 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/13 1/18 1/20 1/27 2/1 2/3 2/8 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/10 3/21 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23

Wt. 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133

Result W, 3-2 W, 11-7 L, 5-9 W, 11-4 L, 6-8 WBF W, 13-3 W, 5-2 L, 5-6 L, 3-10 W, 7-2 W, 10-8 (sv) W, 13-4 W, 14-5 LBF W, 8-6 W, 5-3 (sv) LBF W, 19-5 W, 6-1 W, 6-5 (tb2) LBF L, 2-7 W, 4-1 L, 1-3 (sv) W, 6-4 (sv) W, 6-4 WBF L, 4-14

Opponent Laike Gardner, Lehigh Zack Watson, Virginia #19 Joseph Ward, North Carolina Jenkins Monzey, Maryland Sam Speno, North Carolina State Quin Murphy, Indiana (4:42) Matt Bryer, Lock Haven (major0 Scott Festejo, Old Dominion #16 George DiCamillo, Virginia Zach Watson, Virginia Brandon Fifield, Michigan State #3 Tyler Graff, Wisconsin Danny Sabatello, Purdue (major) Shawn Nagel, Nebraska (major) #2 Tony Ramos, Iowa (4:23) #8 Daryl Thomas, Illinois #16 Shelton Mack, Pittsburgh #1 Logan Stieber, Ohio State (1:59) Mike Shupin, Rider (major) Vincent Dellafave, Rutgers #11 Daryl Thomas, Illinois #1 Logan Stieber, Ohio State (1:28) #6 Chris Dardanes, Minnesota #11 Daryl Thomas, Illinois Vincent Dellafave, Rutgers Dylan Hyder, Air Force Dane Harlowe, Boston Rosario Bruno, Michigan (1:17) #8 Cody Brewer, Oklahoma

Place Record dual 1-0 NLO 2-0 NLO 2-1 NLO 3-1 NLO 3-2 dual 4-2 dual 5-2 Scuffle 6-2 Scuffle 6-3 Scuffle 6-4 dual 7-4 dual 8-4 dual 9-4 dual 10-4 dual 10-5 dual 11-5 dual 12-5 dual 12-6 dual 13-6 dual 14-6 B10 15-6 B10 15-7 B10 15-8 B10 (5th) 16-8 NCAA 16-9 NCAA 17-9 NCAA 18-9 NCAA 19-9 NCAA 19-10

Jordan Conaway went 3-2 at his first NCAA Championship in Des Moines last March, finishing in the medal round and helping guide PSU to the 2013 team title.

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NATIONAL QUALIFIER Jimmy

LAWSON Sr./Jr. Eligible Toms River, N.J./ Manchester Township NCAA Qualifier (2013)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

TF

M PTS

2012-13

23-9

6-1 (2-0)

18-8 (2-3/1-2)

3-1

0-0

5-1

22

Career

23-9

6-1 (2-0)

18-8 (2-3/1-2)

3-1

0-0

5-1

22

JUNIOR • 285

NATIONAL QUALIFIER Junior heavyweight Jimmy Lawson heads into his second season at Penn State looking to build upon a trip to the NCAA Championships last season. Lawson posted a 20-plus win season and picked up a key win at NCAAs, helping Penn State to its third straight NCAA team title. Lawson returned to the wrestling mat for the first time in two years last season after playing college football at Monmouth. Parents: Pam and James Lawson -- Major: Telecommunications

High School/Personal: Lawson transferred to Penn State prior to last season after two years of playing college football at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Lawson will have three years of wrestling eligibility remaining for the Nittany Lion wrestlers. An outstanding high school wrestler, Lawson was a three time New Jersey state champion and a freestyle senior national champion as well. Lawson was a four-year letterman in wrestling and football at MTHS and played in the New Jersey North South football all-star game.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: defeated Jon Gingrich 3-2 in Intrasquad Dual on 11/1....made Nittany Lion wrestling debut with 9-0 major over WVU senior Phil Mandzik on 11/18 in dual at West Virginia...won Mat-Town Open title on 12/24...picked up four wins but 2-0 officially (he wrestled two non-rostered wrestlers)....made NLO debut by advancing to the finals at 285 on 12/2 before losing, going 4-1 with a pin and major to take second place, beat #13 Odie Delaney of The Citadel in the semifinals...went 4-2 to take 7th at the Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...lost 8-1 to #3 Alan Gelogaev of Oklahoma State in quarters...took seventh with pin of #14 Levi Cooper of Arizona State...went 4-0 (plus one win over non-collegiate) to win Hitchcock Open on 1/20...picked up first career Big Ten dual meet win with 9-4 victory over Chris Lopez of Illinois on 2/3.,,tough 5-4 loss to #8 Zac Thomusseit at Pittsburgh on 2/8...was beating #12 Peter Capone 6-0 at Ohio State on 2/10 when Capone took injury forfeit with Lawson getting six-point team win. Big Ten Championships (2-3, 8th, NCAA Qualifier): Notched a 2-3 record at his first Big Ten Championship tournament, earning a bid to NCAAs and helping Penn State in its third straight conference title...majored Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge...lost 8-4 to #8 Mike McMullan of Northwestern...majored Nebraska’s Spencer Johnson 13-5...lost #15 Adam Chalfant of Indiana...lost in sudden victory to Michigan State’s Mike McClure in 7th place bout. NCAA Championships (1-2, DNP): Posted 1-2 mark at NCAA Championship as all ten Penn State wrestlers tallied points in the team title run...lost 4-3 to Ohio’s Jeremy Johnson...5-4 win over Utah Valley’s Adam Fager...lost 7-3 to Michigan’s Ben Apland.

Jimmy Lawson posted a 23-9 record for Penn State last season, earning a trip to the NCAA Championship in his return to the wrestling mat after playing college football at Monmouth..

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JUNIOR JIMMY LAWSON LAWSON MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/16 11/24 11/24 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/15 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/20 1/20 1/20 1/20 2/3 2/8 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/9 3/9 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/21 3/21 3/22

Wt. 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285

Result W, 9-0 W, 5-1 W, 4-1 W, 14-1 W, 6-0 WBF W, 2-1 (tb) L, 1-12 W, 5-1 W, 2-0 W, 5-1 L, 1-8 W, 3-1 (sv) L, 2-6 WBF WBF W, 11-0 W, 3-1 (sv) W, inj.def. W, 9-4 L, 4-5 W, inj.frf. W, 3-0 W, 3-2 (tb) W, 9-1 L, 4-8 W, 13-5 L, 4-7 LBF (sv) L, 3-4 W, 5-4 L, 3-7

Opponent Place Record Phil Mandzik, West Virginia dual 1-0 Steven Graziano, Penn Mat-Town 2-0 Harry Turner, Lock Haven Mat-Town (1st) 3-0 Wyatt Baker, Columbia (major) NLO 4-0 Terrance Jean-Jacques, Rutgers NLO 5-0 Jacob Kettler, George Mason (6:18) NLO 6-0 #13 Odie Delaney, The Citadel NLO 7-0 Nick Gwiazdowski, North Carolina St. NLO (2nd) 7-1 Harry Turner, Lock Haven dual 8-1 Joshua Davis, North Carolina Scuffle 9-1 Kevin Malone, Chattanooga Scuffle 10-1 #3 Alan Gelogaev, Oklahoma State Scuffle 10-2 Daniel Miller, Navy Scuffle 11-2 #17 Jeremy Johnson, Ohio Scuffle 11-3 #14 Levi Cooper, Arizona State (6:11) Scuffle (7th) 12-3 Gaylen Edmo, Army (2:45) Hitchcock 13-3 Cody Mason, Lock Haven (major) Hitchcock 14-3 Jack Delia, Lehigh Hitchcock 15-3 Nick Ruggear, Penn State Hitchcock (1st) 16-3 Chris Lopez, Illinois dual 17-3 #8 Zac Thomusseit, Pittsburgh dual 17-4 #12 Peter Capone, Ohio State (leading 6-0) dual 18-4 Greg Velasco, Rider dual 19-4 Billy Smith, Rutgers dual 20-4 Kosta Karageorge, Ohio State (major) B10 21-4 #8 Mike McMullan, Northwestern B10 21-5 Spencer Johnson, Nebraska (major) B10 22-5 #15 Adam Chalfant, Indiana B10 22-6 Mike McClure, Michigan State (7:36) B10 (8th) 22-7 Jeremy Johnson, Ohio NCAA 22-8 Adam Fager, Utah Valley NCAA 23-8 Ben Apland, Michigan NCAA 23-9

Jimmy Lawson’s 5-1 win over Lock Haven’s Harry Turner on 12/15 helped Penn State to the dual win over the visiting Bald Eagles.

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NATIONAL QUALIFIER Frank

MARTELLOTTI Sr./Jr. Eligible Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side National Qualifier (2012)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

TF

M PTS

2010-11

18-3

7-0 (1-0)

11-3 (0-0/0-0)

3-0

1-0

5-1

23

2011-12

9-11

3-6 (3-4)

6-5 (2-2/1-2)

0-3

0-0

2-2

10

3-3

1-0

7-3

33

2012-13 Career

Red-shirt season 27-14

10-6 (4-4)

17-8 (2-2/1-2)

JUNIOR • 133

NATIONAL QUALIFIER Junior Frank Martellotti returns after a red-shirt season, looking to challenge for a starting spot and return to the NCAA Championships after qualifying for NCAAs as a sophomore in 2012. Martellotti is one of a number of talented lighter weights that give Penn State one of the strongest line-ups in the nation. Parents: Wendy and Mark Martellotti -- Major: Telecommunications.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Red-shirt season...open tourney season limited after rehabbing an injury early in the year...went 4-1 in open tournaments. 2011-12: Wrestled unattached at the 2011 Nittany Lion Open, going 3-1 (with a NC win) and placing eighth on 12/4...made season dual debut on 1/8 with 7-5 win over Michigan State’s Brandon Fifield at 133...downed NU’s Jameson Oster on the road on 1/13...majored Wisconsin’s Shane McQuade 14-6 on 1/15...went 2-2 at his first Big Ten Championships, going 2-2 at 133 as the No. 8 seed, finishing seventh and earning an automatic qualifier...earned the automatic spot with a 4-3 win over #17 Ridge Kiley of Nebraska. Big Ten Championships (2-2, 7th, NCAA Qualifier): Posted a 2-2 mark in his first Big Ten Championship tournament, earning seventh place and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships...beat Indiana’s Joe Duca 8-2 after a first round loss...dropped tough 6-2 decision to #7 Chris Dardanes of Minnesota...rebounded to earn NCAA spot with thrilling 4-3 win over #18 Ridge Kiley of Nebraska in seventh place bout. NCAA Championships (1-2): Posted 1-2 mark in first NCAA tournament...lost to #1 Jordan Oliver in opening round...beat CS-Bakersfield’s Frank Lomas 201 before falling to #6 Devin Carter of Virginia Tech. 2010-11: Stepped into the starting line-up at 125 for injured senior Brad Pataky...made collegiate debut with 5-3 win over Bloom’s Sean Boylan on 11/12, then posted critical 11-6 win over Lehigh senior Mitch Berger in dual win on 11/14....went 3-0 at the Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/21, helping Penn State stay undefeated...perfect 5-0 day at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take the 125-pound crown (w/ two pins, a major and a tech fall)...majored Lock Haven senior Nick Hyatt 15-6 on 12/12...majored Ohio State’s Bo Touris 9-1 in his Big Ten dual debut on 12/19...went 6-3 with two majors and a pin to take sixth place at the Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30.

Frank Martellotti posted a 2-1 win over CS-Bakersfield’s Frank Lomas in 2012, helping Penn State win the ‘12 NCAA team title in St. Louis.

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PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

JUNIOR FRANK MARTELLOTTI MARTELLOTTI MATCH-BY-MATCH 2011-12 Date 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 1/8 1/13 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/3 2/5 2/11 2/19 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/4 3/15 3/15 3/16

Wt. 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133

Result L, 0-3 W, 12-0 W, 6-0 W, 6-0 W, 7-5 W, 10-4 W, 14-6 LBF LBF L, 3-4 L, 7-11 L, 1-3 L, 3-4 L, 3-13 W, 8-2 L, 2-6 W, 4-3 LBF W, 2-1 L, 9-19

Opponent Place Record Geoffrey Alexander, Navy NLO 0-1 Taylor Golba, Buffalo (major) NLO 1-1 Joe Waltko, Clarion NLO 2-1 Erik Galloway, UA-Pittsburgh NLO (8th) 3-1 Brandon Fifield, Michigan State dual 4-1 Jameson Oster, Northwestern dual 5-1 Shane McQuade, Wisconsin (major) dual 6-1 #3 Tony Ramos, Iowa (4:20) dual 6-2 #3 Logan Stieber, Ohio State (1:38) dual 6-3 #18 Ridge Kiley, Nebraska dual 6-4 #16 Zac Stevens, Michigan dual 6-5 Blake Mangum, Utah Valley dual 6-6 Shelton Mack, Pittsburgh dual 6-7 #2 Logan Stieber, Ohio State B10 6-8 Joe Duca, Indiana B10 7-8 #7 Chris Dardanes, Minnesota B10 7-9 #18 Ridge Kiley, Nebraska B10 (7th) 8-9 #1 Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State (2:06) NCAA 8-10 Frank Lomas, CS-Bakersfield NCAA 9-10 #6 Devin Carter, Virginia Tech NCAA 9-11

Result W, 5-3 W, 11-6 W, 8-4 W, 2-1 W, 5-2 WBF W, 16-1 WBF W, 9-0 W, 7-0 W, 15-6 W, 9-1 L, 1-4 W, 10-0 W, 14-0 W, 9-3 WBF W, 6-3 W, 9-3 L, 4-6 L, 4-12

Opponent Place Record Sean Boylan, Bloomsburg dual 1-0 Mitch Berger, Lehigh dual 2-0 Steven Keith, Harvard dual 3-0 Shane Young, West Virginia dual 4-0 Matt Fusco, Rutgers dual 5-0 Kory Mines, Edinboro (0:57) NLO 6-0 Gabriel Gomez, Virginia (TF; 6:15) NLO 7-0 Jacob Corrill, North Carolina (5:55) NLO 8-0 Matt Fusco, Rutgers (major) NLO 9-0 Joseph Langel, Rutgers NLO (1st) 10-0 Nick Hyatt, Lock Haven (major) dual 11-0 Bo Touris, Ohio State dual 12-0 Mark Rappo, Penn Scuffle 12-1 Dustin Brooks, Indiana (major) Scuffle 13-1 Jacob Corrill, North Carolina (major) Scuffle 14-1 Robert Jillard, Liberty Scuffle 15-1 Steve Mitcheff, Kent State (3:19) Scuffle 16-1 Matthew Snyder, Virginia Scuffle 17-1 Sean Boyle, Michigan Scuffle 18-1 #14 Ben Kjar, Utah Valley Scuffle 18-2 #13 Frank Perrelli, Cornell Scuffle (6th) 18-3

2010-11 Date 11/12 11/14 11/21 11/21 11/21 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/30 12/30 12/30 12/30 12/30

Wt. 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

Martellotti is congratulated by associate head coach Cody Sanderson after his 4-3 win over #18 Ridge Kiley of Nebraska at the 2012 Big Ten Championships at Purdue. The win earned the Nittany Lion a trip to NCAAs.

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NATIONAL QUALIFIER Morgan

McINTOSH Jr./So. Eligible Santa Ana, Calif./Calvary Chapel National Qualifier (2012)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2011-12

18-10

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) 8-2 (5-1)

2012-13 Career

10-8 (2-2/1-2)

F

TF

M PTS

3-0

0-1

3-0

25

3-0

0-1

3-0

25

Red-shirt season 18-10

8-2 (5-1)

10-8 (2-2/1-2)

SOPHOMORE • 197

NATIONAL QUALIFIER National qualifier Morgan McIntosh returns to the line-up at 197 for Penn State after a productive red-shirt season. The California native, who was among the nation’s best 197-pounders as a true freshman during Penn State’s 2012 NCAA title run, spent last season honing his craft and is ready to make a run at the NCAA title. Parents: Rebecca and Brooke McIntosh -- Major: Agriculture.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Red-shirt season...posted 12-2 mark in open tournaments...6 majors, a pin and a tech fall.

High School/Personal: Morgan McIntosh came to Penn State as the No. 1 ranked recruit at any weight by Intermat. Named the national High School Wrestler of the Year by Intermat, McIntosh won three state titles in California, capped off by a 189 pound crown in 2011 (he won the 189 pound title in 2010 and the 171 pound crown in 2009 and was 5th at 160 as a freshman). McIntosh had a 189-5 career record (including 128 pins), with all five losses coming his freshman season. He went 41-5 during his first year of high school wrestling, and then reeled off three straight undefeated seasons (43-0 in 2009, 59-0 in 2010 and 46-0 in 2011) and won the 2011 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award. McIntosh won the Fargo Junior National Championship this summer.

2011-12: Majored Justin Ortega 13-5 in Intrasquad on 11/3...beat Bloomsburg’s Richard Perry 6-0 in collegiate debut on 11/13...thrilled over 6K Rec Hall fans by nearly upsetting #2 Sonny Yohn of Minnesota on 11/20, losing 4-3 decision on last second takedown...went 4-1 and advanced to the finals of the 2011 Nittany Lion Open on 12/4, losing 12-9 to #20 Christian Boley of Maryland in the finals...went 3-3 with two pins to take sixth at Southern Scuffle, losing to #1 Cam Simaz of Cornell and close 4-3 dec. to #4 Matt Powless (on last second officials overrule)...picked up first Big Ten dual win with 7-5 dec. over Michigan State’s John McDiarmid on 1/8...6-4 win over fifth-year senior John Schoen of Northwestern on 1/13...5-3 sudden victory win over Iowa All-American Grant Gambrall at 197 clinched Lions’ 22-12 victory over Hawkeyes on 1/22...5-4 win without giving up takedown over #20 Andrew Campolattano on 1/29...dropped tough 4-3 decision to #4 Matt Wilps of Pitt on 2/19. Big Ten Championships (2-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Posted a 2-2 mark at first Big Ten Championship to take fifth place at 197 on 3/3-4...downed Ohio State’s Campolattano 3-1 in opening round before losing to #3 and #7 ranked wrestlers. 2012 NCAA Championships (1-2): Went 1-2 at first NCAA Championship, picking up first round win...one loss was to #1 seeded wrestler.

Morgan McIntosh posted a 9-3 win over Oklahoma State’s Taylor Meeks as a true freshman at NCAAs in 2012.

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PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

SOPHOMORE MORGAN McINTOSH McINTOSH MATCH-BY-MATCH 2011-12 Date 11/13 11/20 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/18 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/8 1/13 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/11 2/19 3/3 3/3 3/4 3/4 3/15 3/15 3/16

Wt. 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197

Result W, 6-0 L, 3-4 W, 14-4 WBF W, 15-1 W, 8-1 L, 9-12 W, 13-4 WBF WBF W, 13-8 L, 5-12 L, 3-4 L, 6-11 W, 7-5 W, 6-4 W, 7-3 W, 5-3 (sv) W, 5-4 W, 4-3 L, 3-4 W, 3-1 (sv) L, 6-7 L, 2-4 W, md. frf. W, 9-3 L, 7-22 L, 3-8

Opponent Place Record Richard Perry, Bloomsburg dual 1-0 #2 Sonny Yohn, Minnesota dual 1-1 Kelby Smith, The Citadel (major) NLO 2-1 Austin Akins, Columbia (4:40) NLO 3-1 Tim Murphy, UA-Hofstra (major) NLO 4-1 Kadeem Samuels, Lehigh NLO 5-1 #20 Christian Boley, Maryland NLO (2nd) 5-2 Matt Parlier, Lock Haven (major) dual 6-2 Paul Weiss, Appalachian State (4:03) Scuffle 7-2 Zach Bennett, North Carolina (6:39) Scuffle 8-2 Paul Rands, Navy Scuffle 9-2 #1 Cam Simaz, Cornell Scuffle 9-3 #4 Matt Powless, Indiana Scuffle 9-4 Scott Schiller, Minnesota Scuffle (6th) 9-5 Nick McDiarmid, Michigan State dual 10-5 John Schoen, Northwestern dual 11-5 Jackson Heim, Wisconsin dual 12-5 Grant Gambrall, Iowa dual 13-5 #20 Andrew Campolattano, Ohio State dual 14-5 Brian Chamberlain, Utah Valley dual 15-5 #4 Matt Wilps, Pittsburgh dual 15-6 Andrew Campolattano, Ohio State B10 16-6 #3 Matt Powless, Indiana B10 16-7 #7 Sonny Yohn, Minnesota B10 16-8 A.J. Kissel, Purdue B10 (5th) 17-8 Taylor Meeks, Oregon State NCAA 18-8 #1 Cam Simaz, Cornell NCAA 18-9 Andrew Campolattano, Ohio State NCAA 18-10

Morgan McIntosh downed Iowa’s Grant Gambrall 5-3 in sudden victory in Penn State’s dual meet win over the Hawkeyes in 2012.

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SETH BEITZ Seth

BEITZ Sr./Jr. Eligible Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2011-12

20-6

0-0 (0-0)

20-6 (0-0/0-0)

7-0

4-0

10-0

0

2012-13

14-5

0-0 (0-0)

14-5 (0-0/0-0)

4-0

0-0

4-0

0

Career

34-11

0-0 (0-0)

34-11 (0-0/0-0) 11-0

4-0

14-0

0

JUNIOR • 149/157

Seth Beitz heads into his junior season looking to build upon the experience he gained as a junior last year. With a 34-11 career record, Beitz is a key part of Penn State’s deep middle weights..Parents: Donna and Rusty Beitz -- Major: Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Posted 14-5 record in tournament action...went 6-1 at the Binghamton Open on 11/11...5-2 mark at ESU Open on 11/17...went 3-2 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...ended year with four pins and four majors. 2011-12: Went 20-6 in open tournaments, including winning the title at the Laker Open in November...went 7-1 at the Nittany Lion Open for fifth...notched 10 majors, four tech falls and seven pins...red-shirt in ‘10-11. 2010-11: Red-shirt season...went 9-8 in open tournaments.

High School/Personal: Beitz did his high school wrestling at Juniata High School, where he earned PIAA Runner-Up status at 140 in 2010. Beitz went 44-8 on his way to the finals that year and left Juniata with a 154-31 career record. He is the son of Rusty and Donna Beitz with two brothers, Zack, a sophomore on this year’s team and Derek.

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BEITZ MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1

Wt. 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149

Result WBF WBF L, 1-4 W, def. W, 18-6 W, 18-6 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 13-1 W, 6-0 L, 0-5 W, 3-2 L, 9-12 W, 14-4 WBF WBF L, 0-3 L, 1-3

Opponent Matt Herbert, Sacred Heart (2:04) Jordan Frease, Boston (2:37) Donald Vinson, Binghamton Nick Papa, Rider William Randt, Lock Haven (major) Jordan Rich, Lock Haven, (major) Mitchell Minotti, Lehigh Matt Cimato, Drexel Cole Sheptock, Pittsburgh Michael Giorgio, Coast Guard (major) Derek Golner, North Carolina Augustus Sako, Virginia Mitchell Minotti, Lehigh Derek Golner, North Carolina Daniel Luty, Campbell (major) Tre Miller-Scott, West Virginia (4:40) Pete Baldwin, Old Dominion (4:29) James English, Penn State Trey Duncan, Navy

Result W, TF WBF W, 1-0 L, 2-4 W, 16-4 W, 5-3 W, 2-0 W, 5-0 W, 5-0 WBF W, 9-2 W, 4-0 L, 2-6 W, 2-1 W, inj.frf. W, 7-6 W, 11-3 W, 2-0 W, 10-8 W, 5-4 L, 1-2 W, 12-3 L, 1-6 W, md.frf. L, 1-2 L, 2-5

Opponent Ron Smith, Army Prep Andrew Wesner, Kutztown (4:36) Derek Shingara, Bloomsburg Anthony Salupo, Lehigh Jordan Moss, Pittsburgh (major) Josh Roosa, Bloomsburg Nick Nichols, Seton Hill Jess Green, Cleveland State Anthony D’Urso, Mercyhurst Jon Kapus, John Carroll (1:32) Joe Salinetro, Lock Haven Gregory Flournoy, George Mason Steve Santos, Columbia John Belanger, Army Forfeit Malcolm Martin, Central Michigan Matthew Nereim, N.C. State (major) Eric Filipowicz, Navy Raymond Borja, Navy Jordan Dix, The Citadel Matt Ortega, Indiana Jordan Tolbert, Campbell (major) Casey Smith, Army Tommy Sasfy, Kent State Andy Candiello, Kent State Luke Smith, Central Michigan

Place Record Bing 1-0 Bing 2-0 Bing 2-1 Bing 3-1 Bing 4-1 Bing 5-1 Bing 6-1 ESU 7-1 ESU 8-1 ESU 9-1 ESU 10-1 ESU 10-2 ESU 11-2 ESU 11-3 NLO 12-3 NLO 13-3 NLO 14-3 NLO 14-4 NLO 14-5

2011-12 Date 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

Wt. 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 157 157 157

PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

Place Record ESU 1-0 ESU 2-0 ESU 3-0 ESU 3-1 ESU 4-1 ESU 5-1 Laker 6-1 Laker 7-1 Laker 8-1 Laker 9-1 Laker (1st) 10-1 NLO 11-1 NLO 11-2 NLO 12-2 NLO 13-2 NLO 14-2 NLO 15-2 NLO 16-2 Scuffle 17-2 Scuffle 18-2 Scuffle 18-3 Scuffle 19-3 Scuffle 19-4 ‘Boro 20-4 ‘Boro 20-5 ‘Boro 20-6

ANDREW CHURCH Andrew

CAREER STATISTICS

CHURCH

Year

Sr./Sr. Eligible Erie, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf

Senior Andrew Church heads into his final season with the Penn State wrestling program ready to help his Nittany Lions battle for fourth straight Big Ten and NCAA titles. Church is a key cog in Penn State’s upper-weight success and will be one of five seniors on the Nittany Lion roster this year. Parents: Debbie and Tom Church -- Major: 2013 Mechanical Engineering graduate; pursuing Master’s in Mechanical Engineering.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Church went 2-2 at Clarion’s Knight Point Open on 11/4...5-1 at ESU Open on 11/17...0-1 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...2-2 at F&M Open on 1/5...3-1 at Edinboro Open on 2/9...notched two pins and two majors. 2011-12: Church grabbed over 20 wins in ‘11-12, going 23-12...took second at Clarion Open on 11/6...5-2 at ESU Open on 11/6...3-1 at Laker Open on 11/19...4-2 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/4...3-2 at Hitchcock Memorial on 1/15...3-2 at ‘Boro Open on 2/11...closed out season with 2-2 performance at National Collegiate Open on 2/26. 2010-11: 174-pounder moving up to 184...stepping in for injured AllAmerican Quentin Wright at 184...made his Penn State team-scored tournament debut at the Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30...went 3-2 at 174 at the W&J Open on 11/13...went 1-2 at 174 at the ESU Open on 11/20... went 0-1 at the Nittany Lion Open at 174 on 12/5...went 0-2 at 184 at the Southern Scuffle on 12/29...went 0-2 at 184 at Virginia Duals on 1/7-8... went 2-1 at Edinboro Open on 2/12... 2009-10: Red-shirt season...went 7-9 as an unattached grappler...went 1-0 in pins and 0-1 in majors.

CHURCH MATCH-BY-MATCH Result L, 4-15 W, 8-2 W, forf. L, 1-3 W, 15-0 WBF L, 2-5 W, 8-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 2-4 (sv) L, 2-6 W, 3-2 W, 10-2 L, 3-7 L, 2-7 WBF W, 7-4 W, 3-1

Opponent Patrick Tasser, Pittsburgh John Secor, Lycoming Elliot Riddick, Lehigh Gary Albright, Navy Scott Hunter, Hunter (TF) Tyler Pickard, Wilkes (3:50) Mike Dessino, Bloomsburg Jeff McElwee, Rider (major) Ken Dougherty, Johnson & Wales Phillip Bakuckas, Rutgers Nick Kaczanowski, Michigan State Ryan Callahan, Princeton Anthony Pafumi, Rutgers Stephen Cannon, Messiah (major) William Miller, Navy Patrick Tasser, Pittsburgh Austin Roland, Mercyhurst (0:35) Mike Woulfe, Navy Kevin Nash, Michigan State

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2010-11

8-12

0-2 (0-0)

8-10 (0-0/0-0)

2-2

0-0

1-1

0

2011-12

23-12

0-0 (0-0)

23-12 (0-0/0-0)

0-1

1-1

3-1

0

2012-13

12-7

0-0 (0-0)

12-7 (0-0/0-0)

2-0

0-0

2-1

0

Career

43-31

0-2 (0-0)

43-29 (0-0/0-0)

4-3

1-1

6-3

0

2011-12 Date 11/6 11/6 11/6 11/6 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 1/15 1/15 1/15 1/15 1/15 2/11 2/11 2/11 2/11 2/11 2/26 2/26 2/26 2/26

Wt. 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174

Result W, 4-3 W, 15-0 W, 4-2 LBF L, 2-4 W, 9-6 W, 16-4 W, 5-4 W, 8-7 W, 8-3 L, 6-9 W, 8-0 W, 4-2 W, 6-0 L, 8-23 W, 4-2 W, 3-1 L, 5-10 W, 5-4 W, 11-6 L, 6-12 W, 6-1 W, 3-2 W, 5-4 L, 2-3 L, 5-6 W, 4-3 W, 13-4 W, 2-1 L, 2-3 L, 1-6 W, 3-2 W, 4-1 L, 4-5 L, 2-10

Opponent Gary Albright, Navy Bob Terwilliger, Penn State-DuBois Josh Snook, Maryland Ryan Keith, Pitt-Johnstown (1:12) Robert Doyle, Army Luke DeLuise, Bloomsburg John Jones, Nassau (major) Sam Shirey, Bloomsburg Josh Snook, Maryland Dymere Rappa, Gloucester Robert Doyle, Army Chase Grant, Mercyhurst (major) Mark Colubucci, West Virginia Danny McNamara, John Carroll Matt Brown, Penn State (TF) Mark Colubucci, West Virginia James Frascella, Penn State Turtogtokh Luvsandorj, The Citadel Aaron McKinney, Lock Haven Julio Arredondo, Kutztown James Mannier, Navy Shawn Mazzarone, Maryland Luke Etter, Shippensburg Matt Fullowan, F & M Austin Gabel, Virginia Tech Joe Rassmussen, South Dakota St. Xavier Dye, Cleveland State Matthew O’Hara, Ohio State (major) Ethan Saylor, Edinboro Justin Lozano, Buffalo Stephen Doty, Virginia Andy Wiseman, Purdue Koort Leyrer, Cleveland State Zack Bennett, The Citadel Andre Petroski, North Carolina

Place Record CUP 1-0 CUP 2-0 CUP 3-0 CUP 3-1 ESU 3-2 ESU 4-2 ESU 5-2 ESU 6-2 ESU 7-2 ESU 8-2 ESU 8-3 Laker 9-3 Laker 10-3 Laker 11-3 Laker 11-4 NLO 12-4 NLO 13-4 NLO 13-5 NLO 14-5 NLO 15-5 NLO 15-6 Hitchcock 16-6 Hitchcock 17-6 Hitchcock 18-6 Hitchcock 18-7 Hitchcock 18-8 ‘Boro 19-8 ‘Boro 20-8 ‘Boro 21-8 ‘Boro 21-9 ‘Boro 21-10 NCO 22-10 NCO 23-10 NCO 23-11 NCO 23-12

Result L, 2-5 W, 9-1 WBF W, forf. L, 2-10 L, 2-5 WBF L, 1-2 L, 4-7 L, 2-5 L, 3-8 L, 4-8 LBF W, 8-1 W, 7-6 (tb) L, 6-7 (tb) L, 7-8 (tb) W, 6-4 (sv) W, 5-0 L, 1-4

Opponent Place Record Steve Malkin, Pitt-Johnstown W&J 0-1 Nick Bakos, West Virginia (major) W&J 1-1 Ken Alsop, Thiel (1:55) W&J 2-1 Forfeit W&J 3-1 Steve Malkin, Pitt-Johnstown W&J 3-2 Luke Etter, Bloomsburg ESU 3-3 Anthony Lentini, Gloucester County (2:20) ESU 4-3 Brandon Phillips, Penn State ESU 4-4 Shane Stark, Lehigh NLO 4-5 Brock Mantella, Boston Scuffle 4-6 Harrison Cook, Penn Scuffle 4-7 John Dommert, VMI dual 4-8 #3 Chris Honeycutt, Edinboro (1:28) dual 4-9 James Butler, Gloucester Hitchcock 5-9 Patrick Smith, Army Hitchcock 6-9 Angelo Malvestuto, Virginia Tech Hitchcock 6-10 Tyler Zittle, Shippensburg Hitchcock 6-11 Kevin Mallon, Lock Haven Boro 7-11 Billy Coggins, Virginia Boro 8-11 Alex Pagnotta, Maryland Boro 8-12

2010-11

2012-13 Wt. 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2009-10

SENIOR • 174/184

Date 11/4 11/4 11/4 11/4 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 12/1 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 2/9 2/9 2/9 2/9

Overall

Place Record CUP 0-1 CUP 1-1 CUP 2-1 CUP 2-2 ESU 3-2 ESU 4-2 ESU 4-3 ESU 5-3 ESU 6-3 ESU 7-3 NLO 7-4 F&M 7-5 F&M 8-5 F&M 9-5 F&M 9-6 ‘Boro 9-7 ‘Boro 10-7 ‘Boro 11-7 ‘Boro 12-7

Date 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/20 11/20 11/20 12/5 12/29 12/29 1/7 1/7 1/16 1/16 1/16 1/16 2/12 2/12 2/12

Wt. 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184 184

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JAMES ENGLISH James

CAREER STATISTICS

ENGLISH

Year

Gr./Sr. Eligible York, Pa./Central York

2009-10

17-7

0-0 (0-0)

17-7 (0-0/0-0)

2-0

0-0

2-0

0

2010-11

13-4

3-1 (0-0)

10-3 (0-0/0-0)

2-0

0-0

1-0

9

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2008-09

James English heads into the 2013-14 ready for a sixth year of wrestling at Penn State, having received a medical hard-ship waiver from the NCAA after missing two full seasons with an injury. English was vital in Penn State’s championship run last year and will be again, battling for the spot at 149 after his most successful year in ‘12-13. Parents: Angela and Jim English -- Major: 2013 Chemical Engineering Graduate; pursuing second degree in Energy, Business and Finance.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Beat #18 Shane Welsh of Lehigh on 11/16 then posted 8-0 major over West Virginia’s Brutus Scheffel on 11/18....posted 5-1 mark at NLO on 12/2 to take third place...outstanding 6-2 mark at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2 to place third, only loss was 12-6 dec. to #1 Jordan Oliver of Oklahoma State in quarterfinals...first career Big Ten dual win on 1/13, beating Michigan State’s Dan Osterman 6-0 in Rec Hall...dropped tough 5-2 decision to #13 Ivan Lopouchanski in dual at Purdue on 1/20. 2011-12: Injured - Did Not Wrestle 2010-11: Began the season at 149 as two-time All-American Frank Molinaro rehabs from pre-season injury...downed Bloomsburg’s Josh Roosa 8-4 in season opening dual on 11/12...stellar day at the Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/21, downing No. 9 Corey Jantzen of Harvard (4-3) and No. 8 Brandon Rader of West Virginia (5-3)...went 5-1 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take third at 149, only loss a 3-1 dec. to #10 Mario Mason of Rutgers in semis...went 5-2 with a pin and a major to take seventh place at the Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30, only losses to #1 Kyle Dake of Cornell and #14 Ivan Loupochanski of UNC-Greensboro...outstanding freestyle campaign capped off with 2011 University Nationals title at 70 kg. 2009-10: Took fifth at the ESU Open, grabbing five wins...placed second at Mat-Town, falling 2-1 in the finals...also competed in the Hitchcock Open at Millersville, picking up four wins. 2008-09: Injured - Did Not Wrestle

ENGLISH MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Result W, 5-2 W, 8-0 W, 8-2 W, 8-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 LBF (SV) W, 7-3 WBF W, 6-2 L, 6-12 W, 5-2 W, 5-1

Opponent #18 Shane Welsh, Lehigh Brutus Scheffel, West Virginia (major) Dillon Gavlok, Lock Haven Jordan Michelson, Penn (major) Mitchell Minotti, Lehigh Seth Beitz, Penn State Augustus Sako, Virginia (7:37) Nick Heilmann, North Carolina Charles Holt, The Citadel (3:24) Seth Lange, Minnesota #1 Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State Ryan Dunphy, Cornell Dustin Walraven, South Dakota State

Place Record dual 1-0 dual 2-0 NLO 3-0 NLO 4-0 NLO 5-0 NLO 6-0 NLO 6-1 NLO (3rd) 7-1 Scuffle 8-1 Scuffle 9-1 Scuffle 9-2 Scuffle 10-2 Scuffle 11-2

TF

M PTS

Injured - Did Not Wrestle

2011-12

SENIOR • 149

F

Injured -- Did Not Wrestle

2012-13

14-4

3-2 (1-2)

11-2 (0-0/0-0)

1-0

0-0

2-0

10

Career

44-15

6-3 (1-2)

38-12 (0-0/0-0)

5-0

0-0

5-0

19

1/2 1/2 1/13 1/18 1/20

149 149 149 149 149

W, forf. W, 5-2 W, 6-0 L, 4-8 (tb2) L, 2-5

Forfeit Drake Houdashelt, Missouri Dan Osterman, Michigan State Cole Schmitt, Wisconsin #13 Ivan Lopouchanski, Purdue

Scuffle Scuffle (3rd) dual dual dual

12-2 13-2 14-2 14-3 14-4

Result W, 8-4 (tb) L, 4-6 W, 4-3 W, 5-3 WBF W, 3-2 W, 8-3 W, 3-1 (sv) L, 1-3 W, 9-5 W, 7-3 WBF W, 10-2 L, 0-4 W, 4-0 L, 2-4 W, 3-2

Opponent Place Record Josh Roosa, Bloomsburg dual 1-0 Joey Napoli, Lehigh dual 1-1 #9 Corey Jantzen, Harvard dual 2-1 #8 Brandon Rader, West Virginia dual 3-1 Tim Rich, Sacred Heart (4:07) NLO 4-1 Anthony Salupo, Lehigh NLO 5-1 Billy Ashnault, Rutgers NLO 6-1 Zach Basich, Navy NLO 7-1 #10 Mario Mason, Rutgers NLO 7-2 Cameron Hurd, Virginia Tech NLO (3rd) 8-2 Derek Royster, Th e Citadel Scuffle 9-2 Mike Long, VMI (4:27) Scuffle 10-2 Daniel Young, Army (major) Scuffle 11-2 #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell Scuffle 11-3 Marcel Clopton, Kent State Scuffle 12-3 #14 Ivan Loupochanski, UNC-Greensboro Scuffle 12-4 Daniel Young, Army Scuffle (7th) 13-4

Result L, 0-2 WBF L, 2-3 W, 7-0 W, 8-3 W, md.for. W, 7-2 W, 8-3 W, 4-2 (tb) W, 5-0 W, forf. W, 8-7 W, 7-5 L, 1-2 (tb) WBF L, 3-5 W, 6-4 L, 2-4 L, 4-8 WBF W, 13-1 W, 12-6 W, 11-1 L, 4-7

Opponent Place Record Josh Shields, Mercyhurst W&J 0-1 Zach Cerrone, West Virginia W&J 1-1 Robert Blotzer, Mercyhurst W&J 1-2 Dakota Kuhn, Millersville ESU 2-2 Dave Ebbott, Virginia ESU 3-2 James Garrett, Delaware Valley ESU 4-2 Luke Speno, Edinboro ESU 5-2 Timothy Rich, Edinboro ESU 6-2 Dane Stevens, Lehigh ESU (5th) 7-2 Brandon Pfahler, Lock Haven Mat-Town 8-2 Forfeit Mat-Town 9-2 Bryan Smith, Clarion Mat-Town 10-2 John Regan, Bucknell Mat-Town 11-2 Matthew Mariacher, American Mat-Town (2nd) 11-3 Mark Yichao, Boston (1:46) NLO 12-3 Kellon Balum, Virginia NLO 12-4 Timothy Rich, Edinboro NLO 13-4 Brandon Wiest, Missouri NLO 13-5 Matthew Mariacher, American Hitchcock 13-6 Tim Goldkamp, Elizabethtown (0:33) Hitchcock 14-6 Bryan Smith, Clarion (major) Hitchcock 15-6 Victor Konno, Pittsburgh Hitchcock 16-6 Robert Troy, Nassau (major) Hitchcock 17-6 Matthew Mariacher, American Hitchcock 17-7

2010-11 Date 11/12 11/14 11/21 11/21 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/30 12/30 12/30 12/30

Wt. 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149

2009-10 Date 11/14 11/14 11/14 11/21 11/21 11/21 11/21 11/21 11/21 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/28 12/6 12/6 12/6 12/6 1/17 1/17 1/17 1/17 1/17 1/17

Wt. 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149

Date 11/16 11/18 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2

Wt. 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149

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PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

JAMES FRASCELLA James

FRASCELLA Jr./So. Eligible Carmel, Ind./Carmel

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2012-13

11-7

0-0 (0-0)

11-7 (0-0/0-0)

1-0

1-1

1-1

0

Career

11-7

0-0 (0-0)

11-7 (0-0/0-0)

1-0

1-1

1-1

0

SOPHOMORE • 174

James Frascella heads into his sophomore season after a solid 2012-13 campaign that saw him post an 11-7 mark in open tournaments. Frascella has emerged as an important part of Penn State’s depth at 174. Parents: Barbara Matakevich and Paul Frascella -- Major: Biobehavioral Health.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Went 11-7 in open tournaments...5-2 at Binghamton Open on 11/11...4-1 at ESU Open on 11/17...1-2 at Nittany Lion Open on 21/1... competed at 174 for Penn State at the Southern Scuffle, going 1-2...had a pin, a tech fall and a major. 2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 5-4 in open tournaments as an unattached wrestler...had two pins and a tech fall.

High School/Personal: James Frascella came to Penn State from Carmel, Indiana where he was an Indiana State placewinner for Carmel High School. He was an Indiana National Duals and Fargo team member wand a two-time Brute Adidas Nationals All-American. He is the son of Paul Frascella and Barb Matakevich.

FRASCELLA MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/31 12/31 12/31

Wt. 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174

Result W, 4-2 WBF L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 2-1 (sv) L, 4-7 W, forf. W, 17-1 W, 6-1 W, 7-2 W, md.frf. L, 0-6 W, 4-1 L, 2-5 L, 3-4 L, 1-4 (tb) W, 10-2 L, 1-10

Opponent Place Record Phillip Bakuckas, Rutgers Bing 1-0 Ian Korb, Penn (0:58) Bing 2-0 James Brundage, Rider Bing 2-1 Cody Hutcheson, Cornell Bing 3-1 Phillip Bakuckas, Rutgers Bing 4-1 George Pickett, Cornell Bing 4-2 Marshall Peppelman, Cornell Bing 5-2 James Ilvento, Wilkes (TF) ESU 6-2 Johnathan Secor, Lycoming ESU 7-2 Dymere Rappa, Gloucester ESU 8-2 Brendan McKeown, East Stroudsburg ESU 9-2 Jim Resnick, Rider (TF) ESU 9-3 Stout Watson, Navy NLO 10-3 Billy Curling, Old Dominion NLO 10-4 Gary Albright, Navy NLO 10-5 George Pickett, Cornell Scuffle 10-6 Troy Morisette, South Dakota State (major) Scuffle 11-6 Jordan Gagliano, Missouri Scuffle 11-7

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LUKE FREY Luke

FREY Jr./So. Eligible Mountoursville, Pa./ Mountoursville

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2012-13

13-4

0-0 (0-0)

13-4 (0-0/0-0)

0-0

1-0

5-1

0

Career

13-4

0-0 (0-0)

13-4 (0-0/0-0)

0-0

1-0

5-1

0

SOPHOMORE • 149

Luke Frey emerged as a factor for Penn State at 149, including a solid 7th place finish at the 2013 Southern Scuffle. Frey is ready to continue his work in Penn State’s middle-weights and to help Penn State in its quest for a fourth straight NCAA title. Parents: Denise and Schuyler Frey -- Major: Biobehavioral Health.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Posted 13-4 record in tournament action for Penn State at 149... went 6-1 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...4-2 at 2013 Southern Scuffle, finishing seventh...runner-up at National Collegiate Open on 2/24 with 3-1 record...had five majors and a tech fall. 2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 9-1 in open tournaments as an unattached wrestler with three tech falls and two majors.

High School/Personal: Luke Frey was a standout at Lycoming County’s Montoursville High School where he was a Pennsylvania state champion and took second, third and fourth during four stellar high school years. Frey, the No. 39 ranked recruit in the nation at any weight by Intermat, leaves MHS with a 157-5 career record. He won the 103 pound title as a freshman, going 42-1. Frey took fourth at 112 the next year with a 41-2 mark and then placed second at 135 in 2010, finishing the year with a 33-1 record. In 2011, Frey placed third at 140 and concluded his senior season with a 41-1 record. He is the son of Denise and Schuyler Frey.

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FREY MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 2/24 2/24 2/24 2/24

Wt. 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149

Result W, 4-3 W, 18-2 W, 6-3 L, 0-6 W, 9-0 W, 7-2 W, 9-4 W, 10-0 L, 4-9 W, 13-2 W, 4-3 L, 0-10 W, 9-1 W, 14-0 W, 5-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-3

Opponent Place Record Aaron Walker, The Citadel NLO 1-0 Walker Fulk, N.C. State (TF; 6:50) NLO 2-0 Ryan Dunphy, Cornell NLO 3-0 Augustus Sako, Virginia NLO 3-1 Ben Hunter, Navy (major) NLO 4-1 Trey Duncan, Navy NLO 5-1 Christian Barber, North Carolina NLO (5th) 6-1 Jared Presley, Chattanooga (major) Scuffle 7-1 Dylan Ness, Minnesota Scuffle 7-2 John Belanger, Army Scuffle 8-2 Dustin Walraven, South Dakota State Scuffle 9-2 Drake Houdashelt, Missouri Scuffle 9-3 Augustus Sako, Virginia (major) Scuffle (7th) 10-3 Austin Sams, Chattanooga NCO 11-3 Cole Moseley, American NCO 12-3 Nick Heilman, North Carolina NCO 13-3 Mitchell Minotti, Lehigh NCO (2nd) 13-4

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JON GINGRICH Jon

GINGRICH Sr./Jr. Eligible Wingate, Pa./Bald Eagle Area

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2011-12

21-4

0-0 (0-0)

21-4 (0-0/0-0)

3-0

0-0

6-0

0

2012-13

14-6

4-3 (4-2)

10-3 (0-0/0-0)

0-1

0-0

2-0

12

Career

35-10

4-3 (4-2)

31-7 (0-0/0-0)

3-1

0-0

8-0

12

JUNIOR • 285

Junior Jon Gingrich notched some thrilling wins for Penn State in key dual meets last year and heads into the 2013-14 season ready to battle for the starting spot at 285 once again. He is coming off a solid sophomore campaign that saw him go 14-6 overall, including a 4-2 Big Ten mark. Parents: Barbara and Charles Gingrich -- Major: Landscape Contracting

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Lost to Jimmy Lawson 3-2 in Intrasquad Dual on 11/1...went 4-0 at Binghamton Open on 11/11 to win the 285-pound crown, including 9-1 major over Lock Haven’s Harry Turner in the finals...dropped tough 5-3 decision to Lehigh’s Jack Delia in Penn State dual meet debut on 11/16... went 4-1 at NLO on 12/2 to take third place, advancing to semifinals, majored #13 Odie Delaney of the The Citadel 14-1 for third place...downed #8 Adam Chalfant of Indiana 6-5 on 12/9, securing Penn State’s 52-0 shutout over the Hoosiers in Rec Hall...deceptive 2-2 mark at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...lost 3-2 to #2 Dom Bradley of Missouri in quarters then bowed out with 9-3 loss to #17 Jeremy Johnson of Ohio...beat #4 Michael McClure of Michigan State 5-3 in dual on 1/13, securing PSU’s 41-0 shut-out win in Rec Hall...Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (1/15)...lost 6-3 decision to #11 Connor Medbery of Wisconsin on 1/18. 2011-12: Outstanding 21-4 season as a red-shirt freshman in open tournaments...undefeated at ESU Open on 11/12 to take first place...continued perfect start by winning Laker Open at Mercyhurst on 11/19...went 5-1 at Nittany Lion Open to take fifth place on 12/4....4-3 at Southern Scuffle... good enough for eighth place...wrestled ‘extra match’ at Utah Valley, getting 13-2 major over UVU’s Zac Jensen on 2/11. 2010-11: Red-shirt season.

Personal/High School: Gingrich came to Penn State from nearby Bald Eagle Area High School. He was a three-year starter for BEA, taking fourth in the district as a sophomore and then won the district title as a junior, took third at regionals and was fourth at 215 at the state championships. As a senior, Gingrich was the district champ and outstanding wrestler, was regional runner up and qualified for PIAAs once again. He earned all-league honors in football, was a fouryear letterman in track and won BEA’s scholar athlete award for football. He is the son of Charles and Barbara Gingrich.

GINGRICH MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/16 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/9 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/13 1/18 1/20 1/27 2/1

Wt. 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285

Result W, 4-1 W, 6-0 W, 4-0 W, 9-1 L, 3-5 W, 6-2 W, 8-2 W, 3-2 LBF W, 14-1 W, 6-5 W, 4-0 W, 5-2 L, 2-3 L, 3-9 W, 5-3 L, 3-6 W, 4-1 W, 7-4 L, 2-9

Opponent Place Record Stryker Lane, Cornell Bing 1-0 Oney Snyder, Cornell Bing 2-0 Doug Vollaro, Lehigh Bing 3-0 Harry Turner, Lock Haven (major) Bing (1st) 4-0 Jack Delia, Lehigh dual 4-1 Dan Garwood, Virginia Tech NLO 5-1 Chris Nash, Michigan State NLO 6-1 William Smith, Rutgers NLO 7-1 Nick Gwiazdowski, North Carolina St. (3:06) NLO 7-2 #13 Odie Delaney, The Citadel (major) NLO (3rd) 8-2 #8 Adam Chalfant, Indiana dual 9-2 Brendon Walsh, Duke Scuffle 10-2 Stryker Lane, Cornell Scuffle 11-2 #2 Dom Bradley, Missouri Scuffle 11-3 #17 Jeremy Johnson, Ohio Scuffle 11-4 #4 Michael McClure, Michigan State dual 12-4 #11 Connor Medbery, Wisconsin dual 12-5 Alex White, Purdue dual 13-5 Spencer Johnson, Nebraska dual 14-5 #6 Bobby Telford, Iowa dual 14-6

Result W, 5-1 W, forf. W, 10-0 W, 8-3 W, 5-2 WBF WBF W, forf. WBF W, med. frf. WBF W, 11-2 W, 4-0 L, 3-5 W, 3-1 W, 8-4 W, 2-0 W, 15-1 L, 4-9 W, 9-1 L, 3-5 W, 10-2 W, 4-0 L, 2-5 W, 13-2

Opponent Yaseen Mudassar, Nassau Forfeit Brandon Clark, Kutztown (major) William Smith, Rutgers John Delia, Lehigh Paul Conroy, Unattached (5:40) Collin Vozar, John Carroll (2:53) Forfeit Stephen Higgins, Mercyhurst Ron Oswald, Seton Hill Fred Hale, Mercyhurst (6:37) Bobby LaVelle, Virginia Tech (major) Michael Horton, Edinboro Spencer Myers, Maryland William Smith, Rutgers Henry Turner, Lock Haven Kevin Lester, Columbia Brock Durfee, Appalachian State Adam Chalfant, Indiana Bradley Rogers, Chattanooga Paul Snyder, Hofstra Devon Mellon, Missouri Maciej Jochym, Cornell Andy Hartshorn, Ohio Zac Jensen, Utah Valley (major)

2011-12 Date 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1

Wt. 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285

Place Record ESU 1-0 ESU 2-0 ESU 3-0 ESU 4-0 ESU 5-0 ESU (1st) 6-0 Laker 7-0 Laker 8-0 Laker 9-0 Laker 10-0 Laker (1st) 11-0 NLO 12-0 NLO 13-9 NLO 13-1 NLO 14-1 NLO 15-1 NLO (5th) 16-1 Scuffle 17-1 Scuffle 17-2 Scuffle 18-2 Scuffle 18-3 Scuffle 19-3 Scuffle 20-3 Scuffle 20-4 extra dual 21-4

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NATE MORGAN Nate

MORGAN Sr./Jr. Eligible McCook, Neb./McCook

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2010-11

15-9

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) 1-3 (1-3)

2011-12

14-6 (0-0/0-0)

F

TF

M PTS

1-1

0-0

1-1

3

Red-shirt season

2012-13

0-1

0-1 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

Career

15-10

1-4 (1-3)

14-6 (0-0-/0-0)

1-1

0-0

1-1

3

JUNIOR • 133

Junior Nate Morgan heads into the 2013-14 season coming off a second season missed due to injury. Morgan got the nod at 133 early in the year for Penn State but an injury in his first bout quickly ended his season. He started at 125 for Penn State his true freshman year and, after two years on the sidelines, is ready once again to battle for the Nittany Lions. Parents: Jill and Mike Morgan -- Major: Kinesiology

MORGAN MATCH-BY-MATCH

Year-by-Year:

2010-11

2012-13: Started at 133 in dual against West Virginia on 11/18, dropping 6-2 decision to #17 Colin Johnston but getting injured in the process... missed rest of season.

Date 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/20 11/20 11/20 11/20 11/20 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 1/16 1/16 1/30 2/4 2/6 2/11

2011-12: Missed 2011-12 with an injury...red-shirted...First Team Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2010-11: Began season by going 6-1 to take third at Washington and Jefferson Open on 11/13...Strong 4-1 performance at ESU Open on 11/20, advancing to the finals and placing second...went 4-2 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take seventh...made his Penn State varsity debut in front of sold out Rec Hall crowd on 1/30, losing to #2 Matt McDonough in Big Ten dual vs. the Hawkeyes...got first Nittany Lion and Big Ten dual meet win with 6-5 victory over Illinois’ Logan Arlis on 2/11.

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2012-13 Date 11/18

Wt. 133

Wt. 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

Result L, 2-6

Opponent #17 Colin Johnston, West Virginia

Result W, 8-1 W, 9-2 L, 4-8 (sv) W, 5-1 W, 9-3 W, 11-3 W, 4-0 W, 8-1 W, 6-2 W, 5-2 W, 5-3 L, 0-4 W, 6-2 W, 4-3 W, 4-2 L, 2-3 L, 2-10 WBF L, 2-4 L, 3-4 LBF L, 5-8 L, 2-6 W, 6-5

Opponent Zach Cecchetti, W&J Aaron Majetich, West Liberty David Fogle, Pitt-Johnstown Zac Haynes, Delaware Valley Mike Soria, Buffalo Stephen Smith, Seton Hill (major) Gage Swartz, West Virginia Nick Lamoreaux, Kutztown Anthony Marino, Bloomsburg Timothy Marcoux, Maryland Ty Mitch, Virginia Tech Naryman Arujau, American Alex Moritz, Rider Joe Roth, Central Michigan Sean Walton, Buffalo Jenkins Monzey, Maryland Shane Gentry, Maryland Ty Mitch, Virginia Tech (1:21) Ty Mitch, Virginia Tech Christopher Kochinsky, Shippensburg #2 Matt McDonough, Iowa (4:16) Eric Olanowski, Michigan State Sean Boyle, Michigan Logan Arlis, Illinois

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Place Record dual 0-1

Place Record W&J 1-0 W&J 2-0 W&J 2-1 W&J 3-1 W&J 4-1 W&J 5-1 W&J (3rd) 6-1 ESU 7-1 ESU 8-1 ESU 9-1 ESU 10-1 ESU (2nd) 10-2 NLO 11-2 NLO 12-2 NLO 13-2 NLO 13-3 NLO 13-4 NLO (7th) 14-4 Hitchcock 14-5 Hitchcock 14-6 dual 14-7 dual 14-8 dual 14-9 dual 15-9

NICK RUGGEAR Nick

RUGGEAR Sr./Jr. Eligible Oxford, Pa./Oxford

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2010-11

15-14

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) 4-7 (0-6)

2011-12

11-7 (0-2/0-0)

F

TF

M PTS

0-1

1-1

3-4

13

Red-shirt season

2012-13

6-3

0-0 (0-0)

6-3 (0-0/0-0)

2-0

0-0

2-0

0

Career

21-17

4-7 (0-6)

17-10 (0-2/0-0)

2-1

1-1

5-4

13

JUNIOR • 285

Junior Nick Ruggear has made the jump from 197 to 285 over the last two years and is ready to compete for the starting heavyweight spot this year. Ruggear wrestled at 197 for Penn State a s true freshman, red-shirted in ‘11-12 and then saw action in open tournaments last year in his first season at 285. Parents: Colleen and Anthony Ruggear -- Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services

RUGGEAR MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13

2012-13: Posted 6-3 mark in open tournaments...went 2-2 at Southern Scuffle in heavyweight debut...runner-up at Hitchcock Invitational on 1/20, going 4-1...had two pins and two majors.

Date 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 1/20 1/20 1/20 1/20 1/20

2011-12: Red-shirt season.

2010-11

Year-by-Year:

2010-11: Went 5-1 to take third at 197 at Washington and Jefferson Open on 11/13, wrestling unattached....made Penn State dual meet debut with 12-1 major over Harvard’s Bryan Panzano on 11/21, part of solid 2-1 showing at Sprawl and Brawl Duals...went 5-2 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take seventh place...downed Lock Haven’s Derrick Caldwell 8-6 on 12/12...went 1-2 at Southern Scuffle on 12/29...beat Pitt’s Paul Sorentino in dual on 1/21, the lost to #6 Matt Powless of Indiana on 1/23...dropped 12-3 major to #10 Anthony Biondo on 2/6. Big Ten Championship (0-2, DNP): Lost 12-3 to #8 Logan Brown of Purdue and 4-0 to Michigan State’s Tyler Dickinson in the 2011 Big Ten Championship.

Date 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/21 11/21 11/21 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/12 12/29 12/29 12/29 1/21 1/23 2/4 2/6 2/11 2/13 2/18 3/5 3/5

Wt. 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285

Wt. 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197

Result W, 10-2 L, 3-9 L, 1-3 WBF W, 4-0 W, 10-5 WBF W, 22-8 L, frf.

Opponent Cody Davis, Air Force (major) Nick Gwiazdowski, North Carolina State Daniel Miller, Navy Jacob Aiken-Phillips, Cornell (5:41) Steven Graziano, Penn Nick Tavanello, Ohio State James Sturdivant, Millersville (1:52) Charles Kerkesner, F&M (major) Jimmy Lawson, Penn State

Place Record Scuffle 1-0 Scuffle 1-1 Scuffle 1-2 Scuffle 2-2 Hitchcock 3-2 Hitchcock 4-2 Hitchcock 5-2 Hitchcock 6-2 Hitchcock 6-3

Result W, 6-4 L, 1-4 W, 4-2 W, 4-3 W, 3-2 W, 10-2 W, 12-1 W, 4-2 L, 0-8 W, 6-1 W, 17-5 L, 2-5 W, 19-4 W, 5-3 L, 0-5 W, forf. W, 8-6 L, 0-6 W, 10-4 L, 3-8 W, 4-2 L, 4-19 L, 2-5 L, 3-12 L, 6-15 L, 2-10 LBF L, 3-12 L, 0-4

Opponent Place Record Jon Moore, UPJ W&J 1-0 Aaron Karns, Delaware Valley W&J 1-1 Shane Fenton, Delaware Valley W&J 2-1 Michael Pollard, Mercyhurst W&J 3-1 Patros Georgilas, UPJ W&J 4-1 Jon Moore, UPJ (major) W&J (3rd) 5-1 Bryan Panzano, Harvard (major) dual 6-1 Cameron Gallaher, West Virginia dual 7-1 Mike Wagner, Rutgers dual 7-2 Matt Berretta, Binghamton NLO 8-2 Chris White, Lock Haven (major) NLO 9-2 Matt Wilps, Pittsburgh NLO 9-3 Brandon Lapp, Sacred Heart (TF; 7:00) NLO 10-3 Dallas Brown, Maryland NLO 11-3 Justin Ortega, Penn State NLO 11-4 Steven Graziano, Penn NLO (7th) 12-4 Derrick Caldwell, Lock Haven dual 13-4 Caylor Williams, UNC-Greensboro Scuffle 13-5 Daniel Mills, Army Scuffle 14-5 Beau Wenger, Ohio Scuffle 14-6 Paul Sorentino, Pittsburgh dual 15-6 #6 Matt Powless, Indiana (TF; 5:13) dual 15-7 Tyler Dickenson, Michigan State dual 15-8 #10 Anthony Biondo, Michigan dual 15-9 Joe Barczak, Illinois dual 15-10 Sonny Yohn, Minnesota dual 15-11 #2 Trevor Brandvold, Wisconsin (0:42) dual 15-12 #8 Logan Brown, Purdue B10 15-13 Tyler Dickenson, Michigan State B10 15-14

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JAMES VOLLRATH James

VOLLRATH Sr./Sr. Eligible Richboro, Pa./ Council Rock South

Senior James Vollrath enters his final season with the Nittany Lion wrestlers with over 60 career wins and a number of key middle-weight wins for Penn State. Vollrath will once again be a factor in the middle for the Nittany Lions. Parents: Emilie & Bill Vollrath -- Major: Kinesiology

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Went 7-1 to place third at Binghamton Open on 11/11...Went 3-1 to finish second at ESU Open on 11/17...posted 5-2 mark at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...went 4-1 at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, advancing the finals and finishing second...beat #8 Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State 2-1 (tb) in semifinals before tough 3-1 (sv) loss to #14 Jedd Moore of Virginia in finals...beat #19 David Cheza of Michigan State 6-4 in dual on 1/13...12-9 win over Purdue’s Tommy Churchard on 1/20 in road dual. 2011-12: Strong 12-4 season at 157 for Penn State in open tournaments last year...5-0 to win ESU Open on 11/12...4-1 and third place finish at Nittany Lion Open on 12/4, only loss a 1-0 dec. to #4 James Fleming of Clarion... went 3-3 at Southern Scuffle for sixth place. 2010-11: Began the season by taking second at the W&J Open...went 4-0 to win the 157-pound title at the ESU Open on 11/20...went 3-2 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take fourth place...made Penn State dual meet debut on 12/12, picking up forfeit win at 165 against Lock Haven...reeled off nine straight wins after first round loss at Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30 to take third place, including two majors and a 5-3 win over #7 Bryce Saddoris of Navy...went 1-1 at 165 at the Virginia Duals, getting a major over Edinboro’s Ethan Saylor on 1/7-8...picked up first-ever Big Ten dual win with 7-3 decision over Wisconsin’s Shawn Perry on 2/18. Big Ten Championships (2-2, 7th): Went 2-2 at 2011 Big Ten Championships to go from unseeded to seventh place...key pin of 8th-seed Kevin Bialka of Northwestern in just :59 provided key bonus points in Penn State’s B10 title run. 2009-10: Red-shirt season...posted 18-8 mark in unattached action...placed second at Clarion Open and fourth at National Collegiate for top finishes in five open tournaments...took fifth at Nittany Lion Open on 12/6...went 6-0 in matches decided by a pin.

VOLLRATH MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Opponent Walter Peppelman, Harvard Jesse Shanaman, Cornell Zac Cibula, Rider Jay Lysne, Hofstra (0:41) Kyle Roddy, Princeton (0:40) Cody Copeland, Lock Haven (major) Seth Hazleton, Princeton (TF) Jesse Shanaman, Cornell Connor Brennan, Rider Braden Turner, East Stroudsburg Tyler Layton, Gloucester (3:34) Austin Somer, Drexel (major) Bryce Busler, Bloomsburg Dan Manley, Hofstra Nestor Taffur, Boston David Wesley, Virginia (2:35) #4 James Fleming, Clarion Ian Miller, Kent State

Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2009-10

SENIOR • 157

Result W, 5-3 L, 5-7 W, 8-4 WBF WBF W, 10-0 W, 21-5 W, inj.def. W, 6-4 W, 9-3 WBF W, 10-2 L, 3-5 W, inj.def. W, 5-2 WBF L, 0-6 W, 4-2

CAREER STATISTICS

Place Record Bing 1-0 Bing 1-1 Bing 2-1 Bing 3-1 Bing 4-1 Bing 5-1 Bing 6-1 Bing (3rd) 7-1 ESU 8-1 ESU 9-1 ESU 10-1 ESU 11-1 ESU (2nd) 11-2 NLO 12-2 NLO 13-2 NLO 14-2 NLO 14-3 NLO 15-3

F

TF

M PTS

Injured - Did Not Wrestle

2010-11

26-8

3-1 (1-0)

23-7 (2-2/0-0)

2-0

0-0

7-2

13

2011-12

12-4

0-0 (0-0)

12-4 (0-0/0-0)

3-0

1-0

3-0

0

2012-13

23-5

3-0 (3-0)

20-5 (0-0/0-0)

3-1

1-0

4-0

9

Career

61-17

6-1 (4-0)

55-16 (2-2/0-0)

8-1

2-0

14-2

22

12/2 12/2 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/13 1/18 1/20

157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157

W, 6-1 LBF W, 14-4 W, 6-5 W, 11-3 W, 2-1 (tb) L, 1-3 (sv) W, 6-4 W, 5-3 W, 12-9

Blaise Butler, Virginia Scott Winston, Rutgers (3:43) Andrew DeHart, Duke (major) Ryan Harrington, North Carolina Matthew Frisch, The Citadel (major) #8 Alex Dieringer, Oklahoma State #14 Jedd Moore, Virginia #19 David Cheza, Michigan State Kalvin York, Wisconsin Tommy Churchard, Purdue

NLO NLO Scuffle Scuffle Scuffle Scuffle Scuffle (2nd) dual dual dual

16-3 16-4 17-4 18-4 19-4 20-4 20-5 21-5 22-5 23-5

Result W, 18-2 WBF W, 12-4 W, 5-1 W, 6-1 WBF WBF W, 3-2 L, 0-1 W, 11-2 W, 10-5 W, 11-3 W, 5-4 L, 0-6 L, 2-3 (ot) L, 1-4

Opponent Shawn Miracle, Army (TF) Alex Lincoln, Bloomsburg (1:44) Donald Smith, Delaware Valley Justin Pencook, Gloucester Nick Fischer, Penn State James Shields, Millersville (1:39) Matt Spatoro, Hofstra (1:08) Joey Napoli, Lehigh #8 James Fleming, Clarion Nick Fischer, Penn State (major) William Powell, Appalachian State Chad Strube, Virginia Tech (major) #20 Drake Houdashelt, Missouri #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell Daniel Waddell, Chattanooga Corey Mock, North Carolina

Result W, 5-3 W, 7-2 W, 5-3 W, 13-2 L, 3-5 W, 8-3 W, 8-1 W, 3-1 W, 6-2 W, 11-2 W, 12-0 WBF L, 0-12 L, 5-7 W, forf. L, 1-4 W, 8-1 W, 3-2 W, 8-0 W, 12-2 W, 3-2 W, 10-3 W, 6-1 W, 5-3 W, 6-5 W, 13-3 L, 2-8 W, 10-2 L, 3-3 (tb2ct) W, 7-3 L, 6-19 W, 3-3 (tb3) L, 1-3 (SV) WBF

Opponent Place Record Seth Phalen, West Liberty W&J 1-0 Ryan Goodman, West Virginia W&J 2-0 Kyle Eason, West Virginia W&J 3-0 Zev Green, Lake Erie (major) W&J 4-0 Jordan Shields, Mercyhurst W&J (2nd) 4-1 Kevin Brown, Columbia ESU 5-1 Paul Hancock, Army ESU 6-1 Anthony Volpe, Rutgers ESU 7-1 Nick Visicaro, Rutgers ESU (1st) 8-1 Nick Tourville, Boston (major) NLO 9-1 Jon Kaloust, Binghamton (major) NLO 10-1 Tyler Wilps, Pittsburgh (2:16) NLO 11-1 #3 David Taylor, Penn State (major) NLO 11-2 John Kyle, Maryland NLO (4th) 11-3 Forfeit, Lock Haven dual 12-3 Danile Kolodzik, Princeton Scuffle 12-4 Thad Keklak, kent State Scuffle 13-4 Pierre Frazile, The Citadel Scuffle 14-4 Jesse Shanamn, Cornell (major) Scuffle 15-4 Jaaziah Bethea, George Mason (major) Scuffle 16-4 Bryce Bussler, Bloomsburg Scuffle 17-4 Kyle Kiss, North Carolina Scuffle 18-4 Corey Mock, North Carolina Scuffle 19-4 #7 Bryce Saddoris, Navy Scuffle 20-4 Brandon Zeerip, Michigan Scuffle (3rd) 21-4 Ethan Saylor, Edinboro (major) dual 22-4 Dan Yates, Michigan dual 22-5 Kevin Matyas, Drexel Hitchcock 23-5 Ryan Fox, Nassau Hitchcock 23-6 Shawn Perry, Wisconsin dual 24-6 #2 Andrew Howe, Wisconsin B10 24-7 Ryan LeBlanc, Indiana (TB 3, RT crit.) B10 25-7 Dadn Yates, Michigan B10 25-8 Kevin Bialka, Northwestern (0:59) B10 (7th) 26-8

2011-12 Date 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 12/4 \12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2

Wt. 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157

Place Record ESU 1-0 ESU 2-0 ESU 3-0 ESU 4-0 ESU (1st) 5-0 NLO 6-0 NLO 7-0 NLO 8-0 NLO 8-1 NLO (3rd) 9-1 Scuffle 10-1 Scuffle 11-1 Scuffle 12-1 Scuffle 12-2 Scuffle 12-3 Scuffle 12-4

2010-11 Date 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/20 11/20 11/20 11/20 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/12 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/30 12/30 12/30 12/30 12/30 1/7 1/8 1/16 1/16 2/18 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/6

Wt. 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 165 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165

Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2 12/2

Wt. 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157

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PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

BEITZ, DAILEY Zack

Dylan

So./Fr. Eligible Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata

Jr./So. Eligible Danville, Pa./Danville

FRESHMAN • 141

SOPHOMORE • 174/184

BEITZ

DAILEY

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2012-13 Career

F

CAREER STATISTICS TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

0

0

0

Year

Overall

F

TF

2012-13

0-1

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) 0-0 (0-0)

0-1 (0-0/0-0)

0-0

0-0

0-0

M PTS 0

Career

0-1

0-0 (0-0)

0-1 (0-0/0-0)

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

Zack Beitz heads into his freshman campaign coming off a solid red-shrit season in 2012-13. Beitz collected well over 20 wins in open tournaments and is ready to battle for the starting spot at 141 for Penn State this year. Parents: Donna and Rusty Beitz -- Major: Energy, Business and Finance.

Dylan Dailey made the Penn State roster last year and posted an 0-1 mark in his first year of collegiate wrestling. Dailey projects in the upper weights for Penn State at either 174 or 184. Parents: Joan and Ralph Dailey -Major: Electrical Engineering

Year-by-Year:

Year-by-Year:

2012-13: Red-shirt season...posted outstanding 24-9 overall record in open tournaments...had six majors...went 2-2 at Binghamton Open on 11/11... took fifth at ESU Open on 11/17 with 7-2 mark, including two majors... posted 6-2 mark at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...went 3-2 at Southern Scuffle on 12/31...went 6-2 at National Collegiate Open on 2/24 to take fourth.

2012-13: Made Penn State’s roster last year and posted 0-1 mark in Binghamton Open on 11/11 before an injury ended his season early.

High School/Personal: Zack Beitz is the younger brother of teammate Seth Beitz. Beitz placed in the top five at states four straight years, finishing second fifth and third before winning it all last season at Juniata High School. An outstanding all-around athlete, Beitz lettered in track as well. He was wrestling team captain for three years. Beitz is planning on majoring in Mechanical Engineering and is the son of Rusty and Donna Beitz.

High School/Personal: Dailey is a native of Danville, Pa., and is the son of Joan and Ralph Dailey. An outstanding student, the Nittany Lion red-shirt sophomore is one of many engineering majors on the team as an Electrical Engineering major.

DAILEY MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11

Wt. 184

Result L, inj.frf.

Opponent Cameron Croy, Harvard

Place Record Bing 0-1

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GULIBON, KELLY Jimmy

Cameron

So./Fr. Eligible Latrobe, Pa./Derry Area

Sr./Jr. Eligible Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford

FRESHMAN • 133

JUNIOR • 133

GULIBON

KELLY

CAREER STATISTICS

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2012-13 Career

Year

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2011-12

2-4

0-0 (0-0)

2-4 (0-0/0-0)

1-0

0-0

0-1

2012-13

5-5

0-0 (0-0)

5-5 (0-0/0-0)

0-1

1-1

1-1

0 0

Career

7-9

0-0 (0-0)

7-9 (0-0/0-0)

1-1

1-1

1-2

0

Red-shirt freshman Jimmy Gulibon heads into the 2013-14 season ready to battle for the starting spot at 133 pounds. Gulibon, a highly decorated prep wrestler, posted a 21-7 record in open tournaments last year, including some impressive runs against the nation’s best. Parents: Kristen and James Gulibon -- Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Cameron Kelly heads into his fourth year with the Nittany Lions. The Pittsford, N.Y., native has wrestled in open tournaments the last three seasons, including a red-shirt year. Parents: Karen and Larry Kelly -- Major: Kinesiology.

Year-by-Year:

2012-13: Went 5-5 in open tournaments...2-1 at Binghamton Open on 11/11...1-2 mark at ESU Open on 11/17...2-2 mark at Hitchcock Open on 1/20. 2011-12: Posted a 2-4 mark in open tournaments...grabbed one pin along the way...went 1-2 at the ESU Open in November and 1-2 at ‘Boro Open in February...First Team Academic All-Big Ten. 2010-11: Red-shirt season.

2012-13: Red-shirt season...posted 21-7 mark in open tournaments with six tech falls and five majors...went 6-1 with two majors at Binghamton Open on 11/11 to place third...went 4-1 with two majors at ESU Open on 11/17 to place second...identical 4-1 mark to finish as runner-up at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...5-2 at Southern Scuffle to place fourth...went 4-2 at National Collegiate Open on 2/24 to take fourth.

High School/Personal: Gulibon came to Penn State from Derry Area High School in Latrobe, Pa., where he won four straight Pennsylvania State Championships, becoming the rare four-timer at the state level. Gulibon left Derry High with a stunning 134-4 career record to go along with four straight PIAA titles and four Powerade National Championships. He took part in the 2012 Dapper Dan and 2012 Dream Team tournaments as well. Gulibon is considering a major in either Community Environmental Development or Criminal Justice and is the son of Kristen and Jim Gulibon.

Year-by-Year:

High School/Personal: Kelly was a two-time state qualifier at Pittsford High School in Pittsford, N.Y., taking fifth at 119 and qualifying at 125. Kelly was a team captain in 2010 and was a two-time New York Section V Champion for the Panthers. He posted a 135-31 career record and is the son of Karen and Larry Kelly.

KELLY MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17

Wt. 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133

Result W, 7-3 W, frf. LBF L, 6-9 W, 13-2 L, 3-11 L, 0-6 L, 0-16 W, 15-0 WBF

Opponent Ryan Osleeb, Harvard B.J. Suitor, Boston Jimmy Morris, Rider (0:57) Michael Hayes, Old Dominion Devin Holmes, East Stroudsburg (major) Clayton Lutzow, Drexel Josh Polacek, Maryland Mason Beckman, Lehigh Mark Edmonds, Bucknell (TF; 7:00) Thomas Nulty, Millersville (2:31)

Result WBF L, 2-6 L, 2-10 W, 7-0 L, 2-7 L, 3-7

Opponent Andrew Traficante, Nassau (1:20) Andy Lyman, Bloomsburg Shane Arechiga, Maryland Elliot Zackoski, Bloomsburg Rocco Rosso, Brockport State Scott Festejo, Old Dominion

Place Record Bing 1-0 Bing 2-0 Bing 2-1 ESU 2-2 ESU 3-2 ESU 3-3 Hitchcock 3-4 Hitchcock 3-5 Hitchcock 4-5 Hitchcock 5-5

2011-12 Date 11/12 11/12 11/12 2/11 2/11 2/11

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Wt. 133 133 133 133 133 133

PENN STATE 2013-14 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 3X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X NCAA CHAMPIONS

Place Record ESU 1-0 ESU 1-1 ESU 1-2 ‘Boro 2-2 ‘Boro 2-3 ‘Boro 2-4

LIVINGSTON, LUTZ Caleb

Rex

So./Fr. Eligible Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby

Jr./So. Eligible Easton, Pa./Pen Argyl

FRESHMAN • 165/174

SOPHOMORE • 165

LIVINGSTON

CAREER STATISTICS

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2012-13 Career

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

LUTZ

0

0

0

Caleb Livingston heads into his red-shirt freshman campaign after earning a roster spot last year and seeing action in open tournaments. Livingston is a native of Drexel HIll, Pa. and projects at 165 or 174 in 2013-14. Parents: Kelly and Eric Livingston -- Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Red-shirt season...went 1-7 in open touranments...picked up first collegiate win at Knight Point Open on 11/4, pinning Kent State’s Michale Crawford (0:59).

Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2012-13

13-11

0-0 (0-0)

13-11 (0-0/0-0)

2-2

0-0

0-2

0

Career

13-11

0-0 (0-0)

13-11 (0-0/0-0)

2-2

0-0

0-2

0

Rex Lutz is in his third year with the Nittany Lion wrestlers and is coming off a solid red-shirt freshman campaign a year ago. Wrestilng in numerous open tournaments during the season, Lutz has show steady improvement for Penn State and projects at 165 this year. Parents: JoAnn and Rex Lutz -- Major: Biology (Pre-Medicine).

Year-by-Year:

High School/Personal:

2012-13: Posted 13-11 mark in open tournaments...Posted 3-2 mark at Binghamton Open on 11/11...went 2-2 at ESU Open on 11/17...3-2 mark at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...3-2 record at F&M Open on 1/5...1-1 at Hitchcock Invitational on 1/20...1-2 at National Collegiate Open on 2/24.

Livingston hails from Drexel Hill, Pa., where he wrestled at Upper Darby High School. He is the son of Kelly and Eric Livingston.

2011-12: Red-shirt season.

LUTZ MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/20 1/20 2/24 2/24 2/24

Wt. 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165

Result W, 6-5 L, 2-7 W, 6-1 W, 3-2 LBF W, 2-1 W, 8-4 LBF L, 2-4 W, 4-1 W, 5-2 L, 0-13 W, 5-3 L, 3-9 L, 3-4 (tb2) W, md.frf. W, 3-2 WBF L, 5-7 (sv) W, 3-2 L, 1-8 WBF LBF L, 1-6

Opponent Tristan Hamner, Binghamton Ramon Santiago, Rider Jacob Powers, Lock Haven Mark Granahan, Bloomsburg Adam Lepkowsky, Binghamton, (0:18) Tristan Hamner, Binghamton James Dugan, Delaware Valley Shane Springer, Rider (6:13) Geno Morelli, Pittsburgh Marcus Johnson, Old Dominion Mark Boyer, Michigan Corey Mock, North Carolina Kevin Brown, Columbia Josh Snook, Maryland John Keck, Navy Domenic Derobertis, Maryland Dan Spurgeon, Hofstra Ian Lipford, Gannon (1:25) Frank Affronti, Hofstra Robert Schlitt, Bucknell David Rice, New York Univ. Joseph Evans, Gardner-Webb (0:52) Ken Rdford, The Citadel (6:40) Ryan Fox, North Carolina State

Place Record Bing 1-0 Bing 1-1 Bing 2-1 Bing 3-1 Bing 3-2 ESU 4-2 ESU 5-2 ESU 5-3 ESU 5-4 NLO 6-4 NLO 7-4 NLO 7-5 NLO 8-5 NLO 8-6 F&M 8-7 F&M 9-7 F&M 10-7 F&M 11-7 F&M 11-8 Hitchcock 12-8 Hitchcock 12-9 NCO 13-9 NCO 13-10 NCO 13-11

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MORAN, PHIPPS Kyle

Wes

Sr./Jr. Eligible Oxford, Pa./Oxford

So./Fr. Eligible Grove City, Pa./Grove City

JUNIOR • 149

FRESHMAN • 174/184

MORAN

PHIPPS

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

F

TF

CAREER STATISTICS

M PTS

Red-shirt season

Year

2011-12

8-2

0-0 (0-0)

8-2 (0-0/0-0)

0-1

0-0

3-1

0

2012-13

2012-13

7-7

0-0 (0-0)

7-7 (0-0/0-0)

0-0

0-1

2-3

0

Career

Career

15-9

0-0 (0-0)

15-9 (0-0/0-0)

0-1

0-1

5-4

0

Junior Kyle Moran is heading into the 2013-14 season ready to move up a weight to 149. Moran has seen action in open tournaments over the past two seasons. Parents: Lisa and Scott Moran -- Major: Finance.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Went 7-7 in open tournaments...2-2 at Binghamton Open on 11/11...2-2 at ESU Open on 11/17...2-2 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...11 at Hitchcock Open on 1/20 up at 149. 2011-12: Went 8-2 in open tournaments...posted 4-1 mark at ESU Open on 11/12...perfect 4-0 run at 141 to win Laker Open crown on 11/19... went 0-1 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/4...had three majors...First Team Academic All-Big Ten. 2010-11: Red-shirt season.

MORAN MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 1/20 1/20

Wt. 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 149 149

Result W, 6-4 L, 1-10 W, 2-0 L, 0-18 L, 0-8 W, 18-2 W, 6-0 L, 0-8 W, 9-0 L, 3-9 W, 5-1 L, 3-7 L, 3-5 W, 4-0

Opponent Kevin Moylan, Princeton Steven Keith, Harvard Michael Waters, Penn State Michael Nevinger, Cornell Ken Theobold, Rutgers Christian Felstedt, Lycoming (major) Cody Croce, Gloucester Michael Waters, Penn State Bradley Molina, Maryland Sam Sherlock, Clarion Angelo Amenta, Columbia Joseph Moon, North Carolina Derrick Evanovich, Maryland Eric Devos, Penn

Place Record Bing 1-0 Bing 1-1 Bing 2-1 Bing 2-2 ESU 2-3 ESU 3-3 ESU 4-3 ESU 4-4 NLO 5-4 NLO 5-5 NLO 6-5 NLO 6-6 Hitchcock 6-7 Hitchcock 7-7

Result W, 10-0 W, 9-0 W, 2-1 W, 13-2 LBF W, 3-2 W, forf. W, 4-1 W, 7-4 L, 2-4

Opponent Place Record Ronnie Garbinsky, Pittsburgh ESU 1-0 Michael Waters, Penn State ESU 2-0 Domenic Pietropaolo, Pittsburgh ESU 3-0 James DeLillo, Delaware Valley ESU 4-0 Adam Hluschak, East Stroudsburg (0:46) ESU 4-1 Anthony Fischer, Seton Hill Laker 5-1 Joshua Ruppert, Millersville Laker 6-1 Lance Zerniak, Jamestown Laker 7-1 Alex Schulmann, Edinboro Laker (1st) 8-1 Michael DePalma, Edinboro NLO 8-2

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

Freshman Wes Phipps is coming off a solid red-shirt season that saw him wrestle in five open tournaments and tally 13 wins. Phipps projects at 174 or 184 a year into his Penn State career.. Parents: Sandy and Ed Phipps -- Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Red-shirt season...went 13-9 in open tournaments...2-2 at Clarion Open on 11/4...3-3 at F&M Open on 1/5...2-1 at Hitchcock Open on 1/20...3-2 at Edinboro Open on 2/9...2-2 at National Collegiate Open on 2/24...collected a pin, a tech fall and three majors during the course of his red-shirt campaign.

High School/Personal: Phipps was a four-time PIAA place winner and won a state title as a senior. Phipps placed fifth, third, second and first at Grove City High School. He left GCHS with a superb 144-14 record. 11 of those losses came as a high school freshman. Nationally, he was Freshman Nationals runner-up, placed third at Junior Nationals and on the Dapper Dan squad as well. Phipps was a four-year letterman at running back, was a first team All-State selection on the gridiron and was the PIAA District 10 Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year. He is the son of Sandy and Ed Phipps and is planning on majoring in Criminal Justice.

2011-12 Date 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 12/4

Wt. 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141

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ROGERS, SYREK Josh

Scott

Jr./So. Eligible Pottstown, Pa./St. Pius X

Jr./So. Eligible Chester Springs, Pa./ Owen J. Roberts

SOPHOMORE • 197

SOPHOMORE • 184/197

ROGERS

SYREK

CAREER STATISTICS

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

TF

M PTS

2012-13

1-2

0-0 (0-0)

1-2 (0-0/0-0)

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

Career

1-2

0-0 (0-0)

1-2 (0-0/0-0)

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2012-13

11-9

0-0 (0-0)

11-9 (0-0/0-0)

2-1

0-0

0-1

0

Career

11-9

0-0 (0-0)

11-9 (0-0/0-0)

2-1

0-0

0-1

0

Josh Rogers will head into his second year with the Penn State wrestling team after making the squad last season and seeing action in an open tournament. Rogers projects at 197 for the Nittany Lions. Parents: Cindy and Gerry Rogers -- Major: Business, Energy and Finance.

Scott Syrek is heading into the 2013-14 season after a solid ‘12-13, posting double-digit wins in open tournaments. Syrek could see action at either 184 or 197 for the Nittany Lions. Parents: Kristy and Rich Syrek -- Major: Labor Studies and Employment Relations.

Year-by-Year:

Year-by-Year:

2012-13: Went 1-2 after making the team in 2012-13...posted that 1-2 mark at Messiah Open on 1/26.

2012-13: Notched 11-9 mark in open tournaments...1-2 at Binghamton Open on 11/11...1-2 at ESU Open on 11/17...0-1 at NLO on 12/1...2-1 at Hitchcock Open on 1/20...perfect 4-0 mark at Messiah Open on 1/26 to win 197 pound title...4-2 at National Collegiate Open on 2/24.

High School/Personal: Rogers is a native of Pottstown, Pa. and went to high school at St. Pius X and Valley Forge Military Academy and College...he is the son of Cindy and Gerry Rogers and is a Business, Energy and Finance major at University Park.

ROGERS MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 1/26 1/26 1/26

Wt. 197 197 197

Result L, 5-8 W, 6-5 L, 7-8

Opponent Kitta Jordan, Unattached Daniel Mahon, Waynesburg Travis Kuhn, Waynesburg

Place Record Messiah 0-1 Messiah 1-1 Messiah 1-2

2011-12: Red-shirt season.

High School/Personal: Scott Syrek came to Penn State after having his senior year at Owen J. Roberts High School cut short by injury. Despite only wrestling in 12 matches as a senior (going 9-3 at 215); Syrek compiled an impressive 112-30 career record with 45 pins. He went 33-7 as a junior, 31-10 as a sophomore and 39-10 as a freshman.

SYREK MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/17 11/17 11/17 12/1 1/20 1/20 1/20 1/26 1/26 1/26 1/26 2/24 2/24 2/24 2/24 2/24 2/24

Wt. 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 197

Result W, 3-2 L, 2-8 L, 0-8 W, 4-1 L, 3-7 L, 2-3 L, 5-10 L, 2-7 L, 0-5 W, 5-2 W, md.frf. W, 7-1 W, 10-4 WBF W, 4-2 WBF W, 6-4 W, 5-2 L, 1-7 LBF

Opponent Place Record Tim Murphy, Hofstra Bing 1-0 William George, Cornell Bing 1-1 Joe Bennett, Cornell Bing 1-2 Vinny Campanile, Kutztown ESU 2-2 Kevin Beasley, Old Dominion ESU 2-3 Aaron Karns, Delaware Valley ESU 2-4 Darren Hankins, Virginia Tech NLO 2-5 Kevin Beasley, Old Dominion Hitchcock 2-6 John Bolich, Lehigh Hitchcock 2-7 Matt Snook, Maryland Hitchcock 3-7 David Oberrender, Wilkes Messiah 4-7 Cole Tristram, Brockport State Messiah 5-7 Kitta Jordan, Unattached Messiah 6-7 Ryan Aston, New Jersey (2:15) Messiah (1st) 7-7 Josh Fox, Ohio State NCO 8-7 Tyler Radford, Appalachian State (1:32) NCO 9-7 Jared JOhnson, Chattanooga NCO 10-7 Matt Snook, Maryland NCO 11-7 Hayden Hrymack, Rutgers NCO 11-8 Paul Rands, Navy (1:18) NCO (6th) 11-9

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WATERS Michael

WATERS Jr./So. Eligible Advance, N.C./Davie

SOPHOMORE • 133/141

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2012-13

8-8

0-0 (0-0)

8-8 (0-0/0-0)

2-1

0-2

3-4

0

Career

8-8

0-0 (0-0)

8-8 (0-0/0-0)

2-1

0-2

3-4

0

Mike Waters heads into his sophomore campaign ready to battle for time at 133 or 141 for Penn State. The North Carolina native went 8-8 in open tournaments for the Nittany Lions as a freshman last season. Parents: Cindy and Jim Waters -- Major: Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.

Year-by-Year: 2012-13: Went 8-8 in open tournaments...five of eight wins were for bonus with two pins and three majors...1-2 at Binghamton Open on 11/11...3-2 at ESU Open on 11/17...0-1 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...1-2 at Messiah Open on 1/26...2-2 at National Collegiate Open on 2/24. 2011-12: Red-shirt season.

High School/Personal: Waters is a 2011 graduate of Davie High School in Advance, N.C.. He capped off his stellar prep run by posting a 55-5 record as a senior and winning the 125 pound North Carolina state title in 2011. Waters won the 112 pound crown as a junior in 2010 and took second at 112 as a sophomore in 2009. As a freshman, Waters took sixth. He is the son of Cindy and Jim Waters.

WATERS MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/11 11/11 11/11 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 11/17 12/1 1/26 1/26 1/26 2/24 2/24 2/24 2/24

Wt. 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141

Result L, 4-17 W, 6-1 L, 0-2 WBF L, 3-4 W, 8-0 W, 7-4 L, 5-7 L, 0-10 W, 5-3 L, 2-16 WBF W, 9-1 W, 16-4 L, 0-15 LBF

Opponent Vinny Fava, Rider Josh Yurasits, Drexel Kyle Moran, Penn State Patrick Schmidt, New Jersey (2:30) James Carucci, Lehigh Kyle Moran, Penn State (major) Nick Heilmann, North Carolina Evan Yenolevich, Kutztown Joseph Moon, North Carolina Jordan Dyer, Brockport State Shyhiem Brown, Maryland Mark Misczenski, Wilkes (3:43) Dan Gaylord, Bloomsburg (major) Collin Harrell, Kent State (major) Sam Hanau, Central Michigan Emmitt Kelly, VMI (2:29

Place Record Bing 0-1 Bing 1-1 Bing 1-2 ESU 2-2 ESU 2-3 ESU 3-3 ESU 4-3 ESU 4-4 NLO 4-5 Messiah 5-5 Messiah 5-6 Messiah 6-6 NCO 7-6 NCO 8-6 NCO 8-7 NCO 8-8

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BENTLEY, HAMMOND, LAW, McCUTCHEON Devon

Garett

Fr./Fr. Eligible Shippensburg, Pa./Trinity

Fr./Fr. Eligible Chambersburg, Pa./ Chambersburg

FRESHMAN • 133/141

FRESHMAN • 157/165

BENTLEY

HAMMOND

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2013-14 Career

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

CAREER STATISTICS TF

M PTS

First year of collegiate action 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

Year

Overall

2013-14 0

0

0

Devon Bentley comes to Penn State from Trinity High School and is a native of Shippensburg, Pa. Bentley projects at either 133 or 141 for Penn State. An outstanding high school wrestler, Bentley is coming off a 27-10 senior season and posted a 91-25 career mark at Trinity. Parents: Lara Bentley -- Major: Supply Chain (Logistics).

Career

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

0-0

0-0 (0-0)

2013-14 Career

0

0

0

Matt

Fr./Fr. Eligible Windber, Pa./Forest Hills

Fr./Fr. Eligible Apollo, Pa./Kiski Area

FRESHMAN • 157/165

FRESHMAN • 184/197

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) 0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

Cody

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

McCUTCHEON

F

CAREER STATISTICS TF

M PTS

First year of collegiate action 0-0

M PTS

state champion, having won last year and in 2012 and was runner-up as a sophomore. The true freshman left Chambersburg with an outstanding 125-14 career record. Hammond projects at 157 or 165 as a collegiate grappler. Hammond was ranked No. 70 overall by Intermat after his senior year. Parents: Lori and Mark Hammond -- Major: Health and Human Development.

CAREER STATISTICS Overall

TF

Garett Hammond comes to Penn State after an outstanding career at Chambersburg High School in Chambersburg, Pa. Hammond was a two-time

LAW

Year

F

First year of collegiate action

0

Year

Overall

2013-14 0

0

0

Forest Hills High School graduate Cody Law comes to Penn State after a Pennsylvania State title run in 2013. Law capped off his prep career with a perfect 34-0 mark at 160. The Windber, Pa., native posted a 115-26 career record in high school and was the ranked among the top 15 160-pounders in high school by Intermat. Law projects at 157 or 165 as a collegian. Parents: Crystal and Trevor Law-- Major: Health and Human Development.

Career

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

First year of collegiate action 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

0

True freshman Matt McCutcheon was a two-time PIAA finalist during his high school days at Kiski Area High School. A native of Apollo, Pa., McCutcheon won the state title at 182 as a junior and was runner-up at 195 last year. McCutcheon ended an outstanding high school career with a 158-14 record and was the No. 49 ranked overall recruit by Intermat as last year wound down. McCutcheon was also his high school’s Class President four straight years. McCutcheon adds strength to Penn State’s upper weights and projects at 184 or 197. Parents: Sheryl Slagle and David McCutcheon -- Major: Health and Human Development.

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MOSS, RETHERFORD, STEINMETZ Kade

Zain

Fr./Fr. Eligible South Jordan, Utah/Bingham

Fr./Fr. Eligible Benton, Pa./Benton

FRESHMAN • 141/149

FRESHMAN • 141

MOSS

RETHERFORD

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2013-14 Career

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

CAREER STATISTICS TF

M PTS

First year of collegiate action 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

Year

Overall

2013-14 0

0

0

True-freshman Kade Moss comes to Penn State having completed his religions Mission over the past two years. A high decorated prep wrestler from Utah, the Bingham High School grad won four straight Utah State titles during his days at Bingham. A native of South Jordan, Utah, Moss posted a 142-14 record during his high school days. He earned numerous freestyle awards as well and is an accomplished Greco-Roman wrestler. Moss projects at 141 or 149 for the Nittany Lions. Parents: Andrea and Mike Moss -- Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Career

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

STEINMETZ Fr./Fr. Eligible Holland, Pa./Council Rock

FRESHMAN • 197

CAREER STATISTICS Overall

2013-14 Career

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

First year of collegiate action 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

0-0 (0-0/0-0)

0

0

Council Rock graduate P.J. Steinmetz heads into his first season of collegiate wrestling with Penn State this season. Steinmetz was a two-time PIAA place-winner at Council Rock, taking third in 2012 and fifth in 2013. The Holland, Pa., native posted a 143-24 career record in high school and projects at 197 for the Nittany Lions. Parents: Janice and Paul Steinmetz -- Major: Education.

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TF

M PTS

0

0

0

0

Zain Retherford comes to Penn State after blazing to the 2013 Pennsylvania State title in 2013. Retherford posted a perfect 47-0 mark at Benton High School, closing out his high school career with a 130-3 career record, including two state titles. He won the PIAA title as a freshman with a 40-1 mark then placed third as a sophomore. Retherford was the No. 3 ranked overall recruit by Intermat coming out of high school. After winning his second state title as a senior, Retherford went on to win a world championship on the freestyle circuit as well. Retherford projects at 141 for Penn State. Parents: Sarah and Allen Retherford -- Major: Business Administration.

P.J.

Year

F

First year of collegiate action

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PENN STATE FINAL 2012-13 WRESTLING INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 2012-13 PENN STATE WRESTLING INDIVIDUAL RECORDS & STATS 13-1, 7-1 B1G, 7-0 HOME, 6-1 ROAD, 0-0 NEUTRAL/2013 BIG TEN CHAMPS/2013 NCAA CHAMPS

Overall Collegiate Dual Big 10 Dual Dual Pts. SV TB MD TF Pins Fastest Wrestler, Wt. Record Record Record Record For/Against W-L W-L W-L W-L W-L Fall Andrew Alton, 149 27-6 27-6 7-2 3-2 26/9 0-0 0-0 6-0 2-0 12-2 0:16 Dylan Alton, 157 28-8 28-8 9-2 4-1 31/6 0-1 1-0 4-1 0-0 9-1 0:08 David Batkowski, 149 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 1:19 Seth Beitz, 149/157 14-5 14-5 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-1 4-0 0-0 4-0 2:04 Zack Beitz, 141 24-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 1-0 1-1 6-0 1-0 0-0 --Matt Brown, 174 29-5 29-5 11-3 5-3 49/9 0-0 0-1 7-0 2-0 8-1 1:37 Andrew Church, 174/184 12-7 12-7 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-1 0-0 2-1 0-0 2-0 0:35 Jordan Conaway, 125 19-10 19-10 11-2 6-2 40/12 3-1 1-0 4-1 0-0 2-3 4:17 Dylan Dailey, 174/184 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 --James English, 149 14-4 14-4 3-2 1-2 10/6 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 3:24 Nick Fischer, 157/165 17-5 17-5 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 3-2 1-0 3-0 1:25 James Frascella, 165/174 11-7 11-7 0-0 0-0 0/0 1-0 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-0 0:58 Luke Frey, 141/149 13-4 13-4 0-0 0-0 0/0 1-1 0-0 5-1 1-0 0-0 --Jon Gingrich, 285 14-6 14-6 4-3 4-2 12/9 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-1 --Jimmy Gulibon, 133 21-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 5-1 6-0 0-2 --Cameron Kelly, 125/133 5-6 5-6 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-1 --Jimmy Lawson, 285 23-9 23-9 6-1 2-0 +22/3 1-1 1-0 5-0 0-0 3-1 2:45 Caleb Livingston, 165/174 1-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-1 1-0 2:59 Rex Lutz, 165 12-12 12-12 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-0 2-3 0:55 Frank Martellotti, 133 4-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 --Morgan McIntosh, 197 12-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-1 0-0 6-0 1-0 1-0 5:46 Nico Megaludis, 125 28-4 28-4 *13-1 *7-1 65/3 0-0 1-1 5-0 3-0 6-0 3:18 Kyle Moran, 133 7-8 7-8 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-1 0-0 --Nate Morgan, 133 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0/3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 --David Owens, 141 10-13 10-13 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-0 4-2 0:43 Bryan Pearsall, 141 24-11 24-11 10-2 6-1 43/7 1-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 8-1 1:22 Brandon Phillips, 174 4-4 4-4 0-0 0-0 0/0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 --Wes Phipps, 174 13-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 3-1 1-0 1-0 1:10 Derek Reber, 133/141 2-6 2-6 0-2 0-1 0/10 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 --Josh Rogers, 197 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 --Nick Ruggear, 197 6-3 6-3 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 1:52 Ed Ruth, 184 33-0 33-0 *14-0 *8-0 70/0 0-0 0-0 10-0 4-0 12-0 0:28 Scott Syrek, 197 11-10 11-10 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-1 1:32 David Taylor, 165 30-2 30-2 14-0 8-0 70/0 0-0 0-0 5-0 10-0 14-0 0:24 James Vollrath, 157 23-5 23-5 3-0 3-0 9/0 0-1 1-0 4-0 1-0 3-1 0:41 Michael Waters, 133/141 8-8 8-8 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-2 2-1 2:30 Quentin Wright, 197 32-0 32-0 *14-0 *8-0 61/0 2-0 1-0 4-0 0-0 11-0 0:25 TOTALS 510-196 435-154 119-21 65-15 +508/77 11-9 8-8 106-32 36-8 114-24 0:08 SV - sudden victory • TB - tiebreak • MD - major decision • TF - technical fall • *dual record includes a forfeit • NOTE: Big Ten Dual record for eight regular season duals only • + lost team point

SEASON LEADERS -- OVERALL* WINS 1. Ed Ruth, 184 2. Quentin Wright, 197 3. David Taylor, 165 4. Matt Brown, 174 5. Dylan Alton, 157 Nico Megaludis, 125 7. Andrew Alton, 149 8. Zack Beitz, 141 Bryan Pearsall, 141 10. Jimmy Lawson, 285 James Vollrath, 157 12. Jimmy Gulibon, 133 13. Jordan Conaway, 133 14. Nick Fischer, 165 15. Seth Beitz, 149 James English, 149 Jon Gingrich, 285 18. Luke Frey, 149 Wes Phipps, 184 20. Andrew Church, 174 Rex Lutz, 165 Morgan McIntosh, 197 23. James Frascella, 174 Scott Syrek, 197 25. David Owens, 149 26. Michael Waters, 141 27. Kyle Moran, 141 28. Nick Ruggear, 285 29. Cameron Kelly, 133 30. Frank Martellotti, 133 Brandon, Phillips, 174 32. David Batkowski, 149 Derek Reber, 141 34. Caleb Livingston, 165 Josh Rogers, 197

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33 32 30 29 28 28 27 24 24 23 23 21 19 17 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 10 8 7 6 5 4 4 2 2 1 1

TECHNICAL FALLS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Jimmy Gulibon, 133 3. Ed Ruth, 184 4. Nico Megaludis, 125 5. Andrew Alton, 149 Matt Brown, 174 7. Zack Beitz, 141 Nick Fischer, 165 James Frascella, 174 Luke Frey, 149 Cameron Kelly, 133 Frank Martellotti, 125 Morgan McIntosh, 197 Wes Phipps, 184 James Vollrath, 157 FALLS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Andrew Alton, 149 Ed Ruth, 184 4. Quentin Wright, 197 5. Dylan Alton, 157 6. Matt Brown, 174 Bryan Pearsall, 141 8. Nico Megaludis, 125 9. Seth Beitz, 149 David Owens, 149 11. Nick Fischer, 165 Jimmy Lawson, 285 James Vollrath, 157 14. Jordan Conaway, 133 Andrew Church, 174 Rex Lutz, 165 Nick Ruggear, 285 Scott Syrek, 197 Michael Waters, 141

DUAL TAKEDOWNS 10 6 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

14 12 12 11 9 8 8 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

20. David Batkowski, 149 James English, 149 James Frascella, 174 Caleb Livingston, 165 Morgan McIntosh, 197 Wes Phipps, 197

1 1 1 1 1 1

MAJOR DECISIONS 1. Ed Ruth, 184 10 2. Matt Brown, 174 7 3. Andrew Alton, 149 6 Zack Beitz, 141 6 Morgan McIntosh, 197 6 6. Luke Frey, 149 5 Jimmy Lawson, 285 5 Nico Megaludis, 125 5 David Taylor, 165 5 10. Dylan Alton, 157 4 11. Jordan Conaway, 133 4 Jimmy Gulibon, 133 4 Seth Beitz, 149 4 James Vollrath, 157 4 Quentin Wright, 197 4 15. Nick Fischer, 165 3 Bryan Pearsall, 141 3 Wes Phipps, 184 3 Michael Waters, 141 3 20. James English, 149 2 Jon Gingrich, 285 2 Nick Ruggear, 285 2 23. David Batkowski, 149 1 Andrew Church, 174 1 James Frascella, 174 1 Jimmy Gulibon, 133 1 Cameron Kelly, 133 1 Kyle Moran, 141 1 * includes wrestlers w/unattached wins and red-shirts.

(numbers listed FOR/AGAINST) Wt.

Wrestler

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

125

Nico Megaludis

25-2

15-0

9-0

0-0

49-2

133

Jordan Conaway

9-8

8-3

13-2

2-0

32-13

133

Nate Morgan

0-0

0-1

0-2

0-0

0-2

141

Bryan Pearsall

4-4

2-0

1-4

0-0

7-8

141

Derek Reber

1-1

0-1

0-0

0-0

1-2

149

Andrew Alton

18-1

6-1

4-3

0-0

26-5

149

James English

2-0

1-2

4-0

0-0

7-2

157

Dylan Alton

11-0

3-1

12-2

0-0

26-3

157

James Vollrath

3-1

2-1

2-1

0-0

7-3

165

David Taylor

34-2

13-0

13-0

0-0

60-2

174

Matt Brown

22-0

12-2

11-5

0-0

45-7

184

Ed Ruth

24-2

11-2

10-0

0-0

45-4

197

Quentin Wright

14-1

9-0

9-1

0-0

32-2

285

Jon Gingrich

1-3

1-1

4-3

0-0

6-7

285

Jimmy Lawson

4-0

2-1

3-0

0-0

9-1

TOTAL

172-24 84-16

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Total

94-22 2-0 352-63

FINAL 2012-13 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 2012-13 DUAL MEET TEAM POINTS SCORED BY WEIGHT/FINAL SCORES Opponent 125 133 141 149 157 165 11/16: #24 LEHIGH 5-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 5-0 11/18: at West Virginia 6-0 0-3 3-0 4-0 6-0 5-0 12/9: INDIANA* 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 3-0 4-0 12/15: LOCK HAVEN 6-0 4-0 0-3 3-0 3-0 6-0 1/13: MICHIGAN STATE* 4-0 3-0 4-0 3-0 3-0 6-0 1/18: #24 WISCONSIN* 4-0 3-0 6-0 0-3 3-0 5-0 1/20: at Purdue* 3-0 4-0 3-0 0-3 3-0 6-0 1/27: #12 NEBRASKA* 6-0 4-0 3-0 0-6 3-0 5-0 2/1: at #3 Iowa* 0-3 0-6 0-4 4-0 0-3 5-0 2/3: at #8 Illinois* 6-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 4-0 3-0 2/8: at #15 Pittsburgh 6-0 3-0 0-4 3-0 3-0 4-0 2/10: at #6 Ohio State* 4-0 0-6 0-6 0-3 3-0 6-0 2/17: RIDER 6-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 3-0 6-0 2/24: at Rutgers 3-0 3-0 6-0 3-0 3-0 4-0 TEAM TOTALS 65-3 40-15 41-17 35-15 40-6 70-0 * Big Ten Dual -- Rankings are Intermat Team TPI -- + Penn State was deducted a team point after 285 match against Pitt (thrown head gear)

174 4-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-0 3-0 4-0 0-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 0-3 6-0 3-0 49-9

184 3-0 4-0 6-0 5-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-0 4-0 6-0 4-0 6-0 6-0 3-0 70-0

197 3-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 4-0 6-0 3-0 4-0 3-0 3-0 6-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 61-0

HWT 0-3 4-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-0 +0-3 6-0 3-0 3-0 34-12

FINAL 29-6 44-3 52-0 42-3 41-0 36-6 35-3 33-9 16-22 37-0 +31-7 29-18 48-0 34-0 508-77

INDIVIDUAL DUAL RECORD BY WEIGHT 125 13-1

133 11-3

141 10-4

149 10-4

157 12-2

165 14-0

174 11-3

184 14-0

197 14-0

HWT 10-4

TOTAL 119-21

125 5-0

133 1-2

141 4-1

149 1-1

157 1-0

165 5-0

174 4-0

184 6-0

197 4-0

HWT 0-0

TOTAL 31-4

141 0-0

149 0-0

157 0-0

165 5-0

174 1-0

184 2-0

197 0-0

HWT 0-0

TOTAL 10-0

141 1-1

149 3-0

157 1-0

165 3-0

174 2-0

184 3-0

197 4-0

HWT 1-0

TOTAL 24-1

DUAL PINS BY WEIGHT DUAL TECHNICAL FALLS BY WEIGHT 125 2-0

133 0-0

DUAL MAJOR DECISIONS BY WEIGHT 125 2-0

133 4-0

DUAL FORFEITS/DISQ./INJURY DEFAULTS BY WEIGHT 125 2-0

133 0-0

141 0-0

149 0-0

157 0-0

165 0-0

174 0-0

184 1-0

197 1-0

HWT 1-0

TOTAL 5-0

133 6-1

141 5-2

149 6-3

157 10-2

165 1-0

174 4-3

184 2-0

197 5-0

HWT 8-4

TOTAL 49-16

149 0-0

157 0-0

165 0-0

174 0-0

184 0-0

197 0-0

HWT 0-1

TOTAL 12-2

DUAL DECISIONS BY WEIGHT 125 2-1

TEAM RECORD AT DUAL’S STARTING WEIGHT 125 12-1

133 0-0

141 0-0

SEASON LEADERS -- DUAL MEETS DUAL POINTS 1. Ed Ruth, 184 David Taylor, 165 3. Nico Megaludis, 125 4. Quentin Wright, 197 5. Matt Brown, 174 6. Bryan Pearsall, 141 7. Jordan Conaway, 133 8. Dylan Alton, 157 9. Andrew Alton, 149 10. Jimmy Lawson, 285 11. Jon Gingrich, 285 12. James English, 149 13. James Vollrath, 157`

70 70 65 61 46 43 40 31 26 22 12 10 9

DUAL BONUS POINTS 1. Ed Ruth, 184 David Taylor, 165 3. Nico Megaludis, 125 4. Quentin Wright, 197 5. Matt Brown, 174 6. Bryan Pearsall, 141 7. Jordan Conaway, 133 8. Andrew Alton, 149 9. Dylan Alton, 157 Jimmy Lawson, 285 11. James English, 149

28 28 23 19 16 13 7 5 4 4 1

DUAL TECH FALLS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Nico Megaludis, 125 Ed Ruth, 184 4. Matt Brown, 174

5 2 2 1

DUAL MAJOR DECISIONS 1. Jordan Conaway, 133 Quentin Wright, 197 3. Ed Ruth, 184 David Taylor, 165 5. Andrew Alton, 149 Matt Brown, 174 Nico Megaludis, 125 8. Dylan Alton, 157 James English, 149 Jimmy Lawson, 285 Bryan Pearsall, 141

4 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

DUAL REVERSALS 1. Jordan Conaway, 133 Jimmy Lawson, 285 3. Andrew Alton, 149 David Taylor, 165 5. Matt Brown, 174 Nico Megaludis, 125 Bryan Pearsall, 141 Quentin Wright, 197 9. Dylan Alton, 157 Jon Gingrich, 285 Ed Ruth, 184 James Vollrath, 157

4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

DUAL PINS 1. Ed Ruth, 184 2. Nico Megaludis, 125 David Taylor, 165 4. Matt Brown, 174 Bryan Pearsall, 141 Quentin Wright, 197 7. Andrew Alton, 149 Dylan Alton, 157 Jordan Conaway, 133

6 5 5 4 4 4 1 1 1

DUAL NEAR FALL 2 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Jordan Conaway, 133 3. Andrew Alton, 149 Ed Ruth, 184 5. Jimmy Lawson, 285 Nico Megaludis, 125 7. Matt Brown, 174 Quentin Wright, 197

8 5 3 3 2 2 1 1

DUAL TAKEDOWNS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Nico Megaludis, 125 3. Matt Brown, 174 Ed Ruth, 184 5. Jordan Conaway, 133 Quentin Wright, 197 7. Andrew Alton, 149 Dylan Alton, 157 9. Jimmy Lawson, 285 10. James English, 149 James Vollrath, 157 Bryan Pearsall, 141 13. Jon Gingrich, 285 14. Derek Reber, 141

60 49 45 45 32 32 26 26 9 7 7 7 6 1

DUAL NEAR FALL 3 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Ed Ruth, 184 3. Nico Megaludis, 125 4. Bryan Pearsall, 141 5. Andrew Alton, 149 Matt Brown, 174 Jordan Conaway, 133

10 5 4 3 2 2 2

DUAL FORFEIT WINS 1. Nico Megaludis, 125 Ed Ruth, 184 Quentin Wright, 197

2 1 1

DUAL STALLS FORCED/TAKEN 125: Nico Megaludis 133: Jordan Conaway 141: Bryan Pearsall 141: Derek Reber 149: Andrew Alton 149: James English 157: Dylan Alton 165: David Taylor 174: Matt Brown 184: Ed Ruth 197: Quentin Wright 285: Jimmy Lawson 285: Jon Gingrich TOTAL

12 9 1 0 3 4 0 14 11 10 7 3 1 75

1 1 4 2 5 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 7 30

DUAL RIDING TIME POINTS FOR/AGAINST 125: Nico Megaludis 133: Jordan Conaway 141: Bryan Pearsall 141: Derek Reber 149: James English 149: Andrew Alton 157: Dylan Alton 165: David Taylor 174: Matt Brown 184: Ed Ruth 197: Quentin Wright 285: Jimmy Lawson 285: Jon Gingrich TOTAL

5 6 6 0 2 4 3 4 5 5 9 3 2 54

0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 9

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PENN STATE 2012-13 RESULTS, WRESTLING AWARDS, ATTENDANCE RESULTS

AWARDS 2012-13 RIDGE RILEY AWARD WINNERS (home)

NOVEMBER Fri. Sun.

16 18

#24 LEHIGH at West Virginia

W, 29-6 W, 44-3

DECEMBER Sun. 2 NITTANY LION OPEN A. Alton 1st at 149; Taylor 1st at 165; Brown 1st at 174; Ruth 1st at 184; Wright 1st at 197; Megaludis 2nd at 125; Gulibon 2nd at 133; D. Alton 2nd at 157; McIntosh 2nd at 197; Lawson 2nd at 285 Sun. Sat.

9 15

INDIANA* LOCK HAVEN

MICHIGAN STATE* #24 WISCONSIN* at Purdue* #12 NEBRASKA*

W, 41-0 W, 36-6 W, 35-3 W, 33-9

FEBRUARY Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Sun. Sun.

1 3 8 10 17 24

at #3 Iowa* at #8 Illinois* at #15 Pittsburgh at #6 Ohio State* RIDER at Rutgers

Thu-Sa. 21-23 2013 NCAA Championships, Des Moines 1st -- 123.5 All-Americans: Ruth 1st at 184 (5-0), Wright 1st at 197 (5-0), Megaludis 2nd at 125 (4-1), Taylor 2nd at 165 (4-1), Brown 2nd at 174 (4-1); Round of 12: Conaway at 133 (3-2), D.Alton at 157 (3-2); Qualifiers: Pearsall at 141 (1-2), A.Alton at 149 (1-2), Lawson at 285 (1-2) * Big Ten Dual -- All Dates and Times Subject to Change All Times EASTERN Rankings Listed are Intermat at time of dual

ATTENDANCE

AVG.

WEST VIRGINIA PURDUE IOWA ILLINOIS

2/8 2/10 2/24

PITTSBURGH OHIO STATE RUTGERS

Dylan Alton, 157 NWCA All-Star Classic Participant

Sa.-Su. 9-10 Big Ten Championships, Champaign, Ill. 1st -- 151.0 David Taylor, 1st at 165; Matt Brown 1st at 174; Ed Ruth 1st at 184; Quentin Wright 1st at 197; Nico Megaludis 3rd at 125; Andrew Alton 4th at 149; Jordan Conaway 5th at 133; Bryan Pearsall 5th at 141; Dylan Alton 6th at 157; Jimmy Lawson 8th at 285.

LEHIGH INDIANA LOCK HAVEN MICHIGAN STATE WISCONSIN NEBRASKA RIDER

11/18 1/20 2/1 2/3

HONORS WON

L, 16-22 W, 37-0 W, 31-7 W, 29-18 W, 48-0 W, 34-0

MARCH

11/16 12/9 12/15 1/13 1/18 1/27 2/17 TOTAL

6,422 6,152 6,292 6,353 6,515 6,618 6,523 44,875

6,411

Matt Brown, 174 Big Ten Champion, 174 First Team All-Big Ten All-American (Runner-Up) Elite 89 Award (Most Outstanding Student-Athlete) First Team NWCA Academic All-American First Team Capital One Academic All-American (At-Large) Jon Gingrich, 285 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (1/15) Nico Megaludis, 125 NWCA All-Star Classic Participant All-American (Runner-Up) First Team NWCA Academic All-American Ed Ruth, 184 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (1/8) Big Ten Champion, 184 First Team All-Big Ten 2013 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year All-American (2013 NCAA Champion) Penn State Male Athlete of the Year Cael Sanderson Big Ten Coach of the Year (co-) NWCA National Coach of the Year David Taylor, 165 NWCA All-Star Classic Participant Big Ten Champion, 165 First Team All-Big Ten All-American (Runner-Up) 2013 NCAA Championships Gorriaran Award 2013 NCAA National Most Technical Falls Award First Team NWCA Academic All-American Quentin Wright, 197 NWCA All-Star Classic Participant Big Ten Champion, 197 First Team All-Big Ten All-American (2013 NCAA Champion) First Team NWCA Academic All-American NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Award

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James English, 149 Jon Gingrich, 285 Matt Brown, 174 Jon Gingrich, 285 Jordan Conaway, 133 Dylan Alton, 157 Bryan Pearsall, 141 Quentin Wright, 197

2012-13 ERNIE LUCAS AWARD WINNERS (away)

T-W 1-2 Southern Scuffle, Chattanooga 1st -- 178.5 Megaludis 1st at 125; Ruth 1st at 184; Wright 1st at 197; Vollrath 2nd at 157; Taylor 2nd at 165; Gulibon (UA) 3rd at 133; English 3rd at 149; Brown 3rd at 174; Frey 7th at 149; Lawson 7th at 285; Pearsall 8th at 141. 13 18 20 27

LEHIGH INDIANA LOCK HAVEN MICHIGAN ST. WISCONSIN NEBRASKA RIDER

W, 52-0 W, 42-3

JANUARY

Sun. Fri. Sun. Sun.

11/16 12/9 12/15 1/13 1/18 1/27 2/17

PENN STATE 2013-14 2011–12 NITTANY • NITTANY LION LION WRESTLING WRESTLING• 3X • 2011 BIG TEN BIG CHAMPIONS TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X•NCAA 2011CHAMPIONS NCAA CHAMPIONS

Bryan Pearsall, 141 David Taylor, 165 David Taylor, 165 Nico Megaludis, 125 Jordan Conaway, 133 Quentin Wright, 197 Ed Ruth, 184 Bryan Pearsall, 141

NOTES PENN STATE WINS THIRD STRAIGHT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

RUTH 3X ALL-AMERICAN, WINS SECOND NCAA TITLE

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Cael Sanderson, won its third straight NCAA Wrestling Championship, continuing a run of dominance that began in Philadelphia in 2011. The Nittany Lions also crowned two NCAA Individual National Champions as Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright each claimed titles. The team championship is the third in a row for the Nittany Lions and the fourth NCAA title all time. Penn State also won the 2011 in Philadelphia and 2012 in St. Louis. The three straight titles are the first for Penn State since the Nittany Lions won in 1953. Penn State becomes only the third school in NCAA history to win three straight Division I wrestling titles, joining only Oklahoma State and Iowa in that elite club.

Junior Ed Ruth won his second NCAA title in complete and dominating fashion, closing out yet another undefeated season with a 12-4 major over Lehigh’s Robert Hamlin in the 184-pound title bout at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The win gave Ruth a perfect 33-0 record to end the season and he heads into his senior year riding a 68-match win streak dating back to 2011. The three-time All-American has now won two straight NCAA titles and has a 102-2 career record. Ruth is fourth on Penn State’s all-time pins list with 35.

CAEL SANDERSON NAMED NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

Junior David Taylor was the 2013 NCAA National Runner-Up at 165, making the trip to the national finals for the third straight year. Taylor dropped a tough 5-4 decision on 1:13 riding time to Cornell’s Kyle Dake in the final match of the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Taylor ended an outstanding junior year with a 30-2 record after a 4-1 tournament run. A three-time All-American and last year’s 165-pound champ, Taylor is also a two-time NCAA finalist. He heads into his senior season with a stellar 100-3 career record and is tied for second with Quentin Wright on Penn State’s all-time pins list with 37.

Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson was named the 2013 National Coach of the Year by the NWCA at the conclusion of the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships. For Sanderson, it is the second time he has claimed the honor, having won it in 2007. He just led Penn State to its third straight NCAA and Big Ten titles and has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year for three straight seasons.

TAYLOR A 3X ALL-AMERICAN, 3X NATIONAL FINALIST

MATT BROWN WINS PRESTIGIOUS ELITE 89 MEGALUDIS 2X ALL-AMERICAN, 2X NATIONAWARD AL FINALIST Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Matt Brown was the recipient of the 2013 Elite 89 award for the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship. Brown, majoring in Crime, Law and Justice, has near-perfect 3.97 grade point average. He was presented with the award after the championship finals at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 23, in Des Moines, Iowa, as Penn State won its third straight NCAA team title. The Nittany Lion sophomore entered the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championship as the Big Ten Champion at 174 and the No. 2 seed overall. Brown went 4-1 to end the year as National Runner-Up and an All-American. He ended his year with a 29-5 mark. The Elite 89 Award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.

TAYLOR WINS 2013 GORRIARAN AWARD Three-time All-American and ‘12 NCAA Champion David Taylor won the 2013 Gorriaran Award, presented at the conclusion of the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championship, for most pins at the event in the least amount of time. Taylor pinned his way to the finals for the second straight year and won the award with four pins in just 9:22.

WRIGHT 4X ALL-AMERICAN, WINS SECOND NCAA TITLE Senior Quentin Wright capped off a stellar collegiate career by blazing through an undefeated 32-0 season, culminating in an 8-6 win over topseeded Dustin Kilgore of Kent State in the 197-pound title bout at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The victory clinched the team title for the Lions and earned the four-time All-American his second national title (he won the 184-pound crown in 2011 and was runner-up last year). Wright finishes an undefeated season with a 32-0 mark, giving him a final career record of 116-23. Wright is tied for 10th on Penn State’s all-time wins list with former four-time All-American and national champion Phil Davis. He leaves Penn State as its sixth four-time All-American (1st in ’13, 2nd in ’12, 1st in ’11 and 6th in ’09).

True sophomore Nico Megaludis is now a two-time NCAA National Finalist, advancing to the championship bout at 125 for the second straight year at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Megaludis, who also was a finalist as a true freshman and is now a two-time All-American, was evenup with Illinois’ Jesse Delgado late into the bout when Delgado countered a Megaludis scoring attempt and posted a hard-fought 7-4 win. Finishing as National Runner-Up, Megaludis posted a 28-4 record this year after a 4-1 tournament and heads into his junior year with a 56-12 career record.

BROWN ALL-AMERICAN, NATIONAL FINALIST Sophomore Matt Brown rolled to the NCAA finals in his first trip to nationals, ending his 2012-13 campaign as the 2013 National Runner-Up and an All-American at 174. Brown, who was the No. 2 seed, took top-seeded Chris Perry of Oklahoma State into extra time before dropping a heartstopping 2-1 tie-breaker decision. Brown ends his first NCAA tournament as the 2013 National Runner-Up at 174 with 29-5 record after a 4-1 tournament run. He heads into his junior year with a superb 56-7 career record.

CONAWAY, D. ALTON REACH ‘ROUND OF 12’ Nittany Lions Jordan Conaway and Dylan Alton both scored major points for Penn State in its 2013 team championship run, with each man finishing just one win shy of All-America laurels, bowing out in the ‘round of 12’. Conaway, a red-shirt freshman at 133, posted a 3-2 with a pin while Alton (a 2012 All-American at 157 as the third place finisher) went 3-2 with two majors.

PEARSALL, A. ALTON, LAWSON ALL PICK UP KEY POINTS IN PENN STATE’S TITLE RUN Senior Bryan Pearsall and sophomores Andrew Alton and Jimmy Lawson each tallied critical points as all ten Nittany Lions scored points in the team’s 2013 National Championship run. Pearsall went 1-2 with a major at 141, Andrew Alton went 1-2 with a pin at 149 and Lawson went 1-2 at heavyweight.

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PENN STATE WRESTLING NOTES 15 NITTANY LIONS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN LAURELS

David Taylor won the last two) and fifth overall (Cary Kolat in 1994 and Jeremy Hunter in 2000).

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Cael Sanderson, followed up its third straight NCAA National and Big Ten titles by dominating the classroom as well. Just under half of Penn State’s entire roster, 15 of 37, has been named to the Academic All-Big Ten list. Led by four All-Americans, over 40 percent of Penn State’s squad, all letter winners, met the criteria of being in their second academic year at Penn State and carrying a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Penn State’s total of 15 was far and away the most of any Big Ten school for wrestling and comprised almost 25 percent of Penn State’s total of 64 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the Winter sports season. Four-time All-American and two-time NCAA Champion Quentin Wright was one of four 2013 All-Americans on the list. The honor is Wright’s fourth. Threetime All-American and NCAA Champion David Taylor earned his third Academic All-Big Ten nod. Sophomore All-American Matt Brown followed up an outstanding season by earning his first Academic All-Big Ten honor. Two-time All-American Nico Megaludis earned his first Academic All-Big Ten award as well. Senior James English (York, Pa.) earned his third honor. Nick Fischer, another senior, grabbed his fourth Academic All-Big Ten award and senior Derek Reber was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the first time as well. Three sophomores earned the honor as well. Cameron Kelly, Kyle Moran and Nate Morgan each earned their second Academic All-Big Ten awards. Four red-shirt freshmen were named to the Academic All-Big Ten list for the first time. Luke Frey, James Frascella, Rex Lutz and Dylan Dailey round out Penn State’s 15 award winners.

CAEL SANDERSON NAMED BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR FOR THIRD STRAIGHT SEASON

LIONS CLAIM THIRD STRAIGHT BIG TEN TITLE WHILE QUALIFYING ALL TEN GRAPPLERS FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team outran the field to claim the 2013 Big Ten Championship with a school record 151.0 points, 12 points ahead of the field. The title was the third straight for Penn State and the third in Cael Sanderson’s four years as head coach. Penn State rode a balanced team effort to the record setting performance as it qualified all 10 wrestlers for the NCAA Championships in Des Moines (the first time since 1997 that Penn State has qualified its entire roster). Penn State crowned four champions, going 4-0 in the finals. David Taylor won at 165, Matt Brown at 174, Ed Ruth at 184 and Quentin Wright at 197. Nico Megaludis took third at 125, Andrew Alton fourth at 149, Jordan Conaway fifth at 133, Bryan Pearsall fifth at 141, Dylan Alton sixth at 157 and Jimmy Lawson eighth at 285.

SANDERSON COACHING STAFF A PERFECT 13-0 ALL-TIME IN BIG TEN FINALS BOUTS Since taking over as the head of the Penn State wrestling family for the 2009-10 season, head coach Cael Sanderson and his staff have put together a pretty stunning run in Big Ten finals bouts. Sanderson, associate head coach Cody Sanderson and head assistant coach Casey Cunningham, assistant coach Nick Fanthorpe (and a bevy of talented former assistants) have not lost a Big Ten finals bout, posting a perfect 13-0 mark in four years at the event. Penn State was 1-0 in 2010, 5-0 in 2011, 3-0 in 2012 and 4-0 in 2013.

ED RUTH NAMED BIG TEN WRESTLER OF THE YEAR Nittany Lion junior Ed Ruth was named the 2013 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Year after claiming his third straight conference title on March 10 in Champaign. Ruth rolled through the field at his weight class all year long and remained undefeated on the year (28-0) with his title run. Ruth becomes Penn State’s third straight Big Ten Wrestler of the Year (teammate 70

Nittany Lion head coach Cael Sanderson was named Big Ten Coach of the Year, sharing this year’s honor with Minnesota’s J Robinson. The award is Sanderson’s third straight and the fifth for Penn State overall (John Fritz won in 1998 and Troy Sunderland won in 2003). For Sanderson it is the fourth conference Coach of the Year award as he was Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2007, making him the only coach in NCAA history to win the award in both the Big Ten and Big 12.

TAYLOR AND RUTH BECOME PENN STATE’S THIRD AND FOURTH THREE-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS The junior duo of returning National Champions David Taylor and Ed Ruth both claimed their third respective Big Ten titles, helping to lead Penn State to its third straight team title at the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships on March 9-10 in Champaign, Ill. Taylor went 3-0 at 165 to win his third crown while Ruth went 3-0 at 184 to win his third. The duo joins Sanshiro Abe (‘93-96) and Kerry McCoy (‘94-’97) in the elite club.

WRIGHT WINS SECOND BIG TEN TITLE Senior Quentin Wright won his second Big Ten individual championship while helping Penn State win its third straight team title at the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships on March 9-10 in Champaign, Ill. Wright went 3-0 at 197, winning the title to become Penn State’s eighth two-time conference champion.

MATT BROWN STORMS THE FIELD FOR BIG TEN TITLE Sophomore Matt Brown entered the 2013 Big Ten Championship as the fifth-seed at 174 and proceeded to roll through the field to claim the Big Ten title in his first trip to the event. Brown began his impressive run by pinning Indiana’s Cheney Dale at the 6:15 mark in round one. He then took care of seventh-ranked Nick Heflin 7-1 and 11th-ranked Dan Yates of Michigan 5-1. In the Big Ten finals, Brown defeated No. 3 Mike Evans, the tournament’s second-seed, 7-3 to win the title.

MEGALUDIS & ANDREW ALTON TAKE THIRD AND FOURTH AT BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS All-American Nico Megaludis rebounded from a loss in the semifinals to reel off two straight wins to take third at 125 in the 2013 Big Ten Championships. Megaludis went 3-1 overall at the event. Andrew Alton advanced to the consolation finals as the sixth seed and, in an entertaining bout with second seed Ivan Lopouchanski of Purdue, traded near falls before getting pinned at the 4:06 mark to take fourth at 149.

CONAWAY AND PEARSALL IMPRESSIVE IN QUALIFYING FOR FIRST TRIPS TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS For Penn State red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway and senior Bryan Pearsall, the 2013 Big Ten Championships will be memorable as each earned automatic bids to the NCAA Championships with fifth place finishes. For Conaway, the talented 133-pounder went 2-2 to take fifth place and earn a trip to NCAAs in his first attempt. For Pearsall, the long journey from a character building freshman year to missing out on an at-large bid last year is set aside as the senior’s strong effort at 141 earned him a fifth place finish with a 4-2 record.

PENN STATE 2013-14 2011–12 NITTANY • NITTANY LION LION WRESTLING WRESTLING• 3X • 2011 BIG TEN BIG CHAMPIONS TEN CHAMPIONS • 3X•NCAA 2011CHAMPIONS NCAA CHAMPIONS

NOTES D. ALTON, LAWSON HEADED TO NCAAs

PEARSALL & WRIGHT LEAVE HOME IN STYLE

All-American Dylan Alton qualified for the tournament with a sixth place finish at Big Tens in Champaign on March 9-10. Alton went 3-3 to help lead the Nittany Lions to their third straight Big Ten Championship. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson took eighth at heavyweight in his first-ever trip to NCAAs with a 2-3 mark as well. The duo helped Penn State advance all 10 of its wrestlers to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1997

Seniors Bryan Pearsall (141) and Quentin Wright (197) left Rec Hall in fine fashion on 2/17, posting big wins in their final appearances on the Lion mat at home. Pearsall thrilled an SRO sell-out crowd of over 6,500 with a pin of Rob Cigna at the 2:01 mark while Wright majored Donald McNeil 12-4. The duo helped lead Penn State to a 48-0 win over the visiting Broncs.

ANDREW ALTON RECORDS FASTEST PIN IN LIONS COMPLETE FULL HOME SLATE OF BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY SOLD OUT HOME DUALS WITH PERFECT Sophomore Andrew Alton pinned Northwestern’s Dylan Marriott at the RECORD 0:16 mark at the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, recording the fastest pin in the tournament’s long and illustrious history. The previous record was :23 seconds held by two different wrestlers (Bart Chelesvig of Iowa in 1992 and Tony Dallago of Illinois in 2012).

LAWSON’S LAST-SECOND WIN PRESERVES 34-0 SHUTOUT AT RUTGERS New Jersey native Jimmy Lawson used a last second reversal in his tiebreaker period to turn a one point deficit into a 3-2 win over Billy Smith, capping off a 34-0 shut-out victory for the Nittany Lions on 2/24. Lawson’s performance was also bolstered by a pin from Bryan Pearsall at 141, a major from David Taylor at 165, Matt Brown’s 6-2 win over #14 Greg Zannetti at 174 and Ed Ruth’s 11-4 win over #10 Dan Rinaldi at 184. The shut-out was Penn State’s fifth of the year, an all-time school best for shut-outs in a season.

CAEL SANDERSON NOTCHES 100TH CAREER COACHING VICTORY IN WIN AT RUTGERS With Penn State’s 34-0 shut-out win at Rutgers on 2/24, Nittany Lion head coach Cael Sanderson claimed his 100th career dual meet victory as a head coach. Sanderson now sports a 100-19-2 career record, including a 57-9-2 mark as Penn State’s head coach. Sanderson is in his seventh year as a head coach and his fourth at Penn State. He now owns the top winning percentage in Nittany Lion history for a head coach with more than ten duals to his credit. Sanderson sits at .853 all-time with the 57-9-2 record. Charlie Speidel is Penn State’s all-time leader in coaching victories with 191 in 34 seasons as head coach (1927-42, 47-64).

FREY LEADS LIONS AT NATIONAL COLLEGIATE OPEN Red-shirt freshman Luke Frey led the way with a runner-up finish at 149 at the 2013 National Collegiate Open on 2/24. The Lion freshman went 3-1 with a major to get to the finals before dropping a hard-fought sudden victory decision in the finals. Frey improved his record to 13-4 on the year. Red-shirt freshman Scott Syrek also placed at 197, going 4-3 with a pin to take sixth. Two true freshmen who wrestled unattached were Penn State’s other placers. Freshman Jimmy Gulibon went 4-2 at 133, including two tech falls, to take fourth place. Classmate Zack Beitz went 6-2 at 141, with two majors, to finish fourth as well.

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team closed out the home portion of its schedule this year in front of one final SRO sell-out crowd against Rider on 2/17. 6,532 fans packed Rec Hall for the Senior Day win over Rider (48-0 shut-out). The Nittany Lions also beat Lehigh in front of 6,422 on 11/16 (29-6), downed Indiana in front of 6,152 (52-0 shut-out) on 12/9, bested Lock Haven in front of 6,292 on 12/15 (42-3), hammered Michigan State in front of 6,353 on 1/14 (41-0 shut-out), beat Wisconsin in front of 6,515 on 1/18 (36-6) and took down Nebraska in front of a season-high 6,618 on 1/27 (33-9). In all, Penn State averaged 6,411 fans per dual, which is the second highest per season average in the last 30 years (since a Rec Hall reconfiguration and new fire safety standards capped attendance capacity). The top mark in that span was last year’s 6,481 per dual.

RUTH AND TAYLOR WRAP UP THIRD SEASON OF UNBEATEN BIG TEN DUAL ACTION Juniors Ed Ruth (184) and David Taylor (165) wrapped up their third season of Big Ten dual meet action with pins at Ohio State on Sunday in the final conference dual of the season. With the wins, the duo posted identical 8-0 Big Ten dual meet records this year, matching their perfect 8-0 marks as freshmen and sophomores. The tandem is now 24-0 through three years as starters in Big Ten dual meets.

RUTH & TAYLOR LEAD LIONS TO BIG WIN AT #6 OHIO STATE After a hot start by the homestanding Ohio State Buckeyes in the conference dual finale on 2/10, juniors Ed Ruth and David Taylor helped Penn State pin its way to a big 29-18 win in front of over 6,000 fans in Columbus. Taylor picked up his ninth pin of the year at 165 while Ruth notched his ninth at 184. Nico Megaludis majored No. 12 Nikko Triggas at 125, Quentin Wright picked up a major at 197, Jimmy Lawson was up 6-0 on No. 12 Peter Capone when the Buckeye had to take an injury default. Penn State closed out the conference dual season with a 7-1 mark.

WRIGHT PINS #2 WILPS, CONAWAY DOWNS #16 MACK AS LIONS WIN AT PITT Senior Quentin Wright won the night’s marquee bout with a first period pin of then second-ranked Matt Wilps in the 197-pound showdown on 2/8. Wright’s pin, combined with Jordan Conaway’s 5-3 sudden victory over #16 Shelton Mack, helped Penn State roll to a 31-7 win in front of a sold out crowd in Pittsburgh.

LIONS TALLY FIVE PINS IN HOME FINALE, SHUTOUT RIDER LIONS CLAIM 37-0 ROAD SHUT-OUT AT ILLIThe Nittany Lions closed out a fully sold out home schedule with a 48-0 NOIS; CONAWAY DOWNS #8 THOMAS shut-out of Rider on 2/17, using five pins, three majors and two decisions to roll to victory. Nico Megaludis (125), Bryan Pearsall (141), David Taylor (165), Matt Brown (174) and Ed Ruth (184) all got falls while Jordan Conaway (133), Andrew Alton (149) and Quentin Wright (197) had majors. Dylan Alton (157) and Jimmy Lawson (285) won by decision. The shut-out was the fourth of the year for Penn State (and the eighth under head coach Cael Sanderson), marking the first time in the school’s long and storied history that the team has tallied four shut-outs in one season.

All-American’s Ed Ruth and Nico Megaludis pinned nationally ranked opponents and freshman Jordan Conaway beat yet another top-ten opponent as Penn State rolled to a 37-0 Big Ten road shut-out at Illinois on 2/3. Ruth got a first period pin over #20 Tony Dallago at 184 (0:47) and Megaludis used a late scramble to pin #5 Jesse Delgado with just fifteen seconds left (6:45) at 125. Conaway dominated the action in an 8-6 win over #8 Daryl Thomas at 133, his second win over a top-ten ranked grappler as of 2/3.

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PENN STATE WRESTLING NOTES LIONS NOTCH THIRD BIG TEN DUAL SHUT- CONAWAY’S WIN OVER #3 GRAFF SPURS OUT; FIRST ROAD SHUT-OUT SINCE LAST PENN STATE ONTO 36-6 VICTORY OVER YEAR WISCONSIN Penn State rolled to a 37-0 shut-out win at Illinois on 2/3. The win was Penn State’s third Big Ten dual shut-out of the year and the first road shutout in conference action for the Nittany Lions since a 43-0 win in Madison last January. Penn State also shut out Indiana (52-0) and Michigan State (41-0), both in Rec Hall.

Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway came back from a 7-3 third period deficit to beat #3 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin on 1/18, bringing a sold out Rec Hall crowd of 6,515 to hits feat and leading Penn State to a 36-6 win over the visiting Badgers. Conaway wore the UW All-American down, notching two third period takedowns to tie the bout and then securing the 10-8 (sv) win with a takedown midway through the sudden victory period.

LAWSON PICKS UP FIRST BIG TEN DUAL WIN FOUR LIONS WIN TITLES AT HITCHCOCK AT ILLINOIS Sophomore Jimmy Lawson picked up his first career Big Ten dual meet victory, posting a 9-4 win over Illinois’ Chris Lopez on 2/3. The win secured a 37-0 Big Ten road shut-out victory for Penn State in Champaign.

LIONS’ 20-DUAL WIN STREAK SNAPPED AT #3 IOWA The Penn State Nittany Lions had their 20-dual win streak snapped at No. 3 Iowa on 2/1, dropping three one-point decisions on the way to a hardfought 22-16 loss. David Taylor (a tech fall at 165), Andrew Alton (a major at 149), Ed Ruth (a major at 184) and Quentin Wright (a decision at 197) picked up wins for the Nittany Lions. The loss was Penn State’s first since a set-back to Minnesota last season in November of 2011.

PEARSALL DOWNS #19 KILEY, ALTON TAKES DOWN #4 GREEN AS NITTANY LIONS HAMMER #12 NEBRASKA 33-9 In a dual featuring a number of outstanding performances, senior Bryan Pearsall and sophomore Dylan Alton posted signature wins as Penn State beat visiting Nebraska 33-9 on 1/27. Pearsall continued his unbeaten ways in Big Ten duals, beating #19 Ridge Kiley 2-0 at 141. Alton used a third period takedown to defeat No. 4 James Green 3-1 at 157. Top-ranked Ed Ruth dismantled #8 Josh Ihnen 18-3, getting the tech fall at 184.

SYREK WINS MESSIAH OPEN CROWN Four members of the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team competed at the Messiah Open on Saturday, with three earning a place at the event. Red-shirt freshman Scott Syrek won the 197-pound title to lead the Nittany Lions. Syrek went 4-0 at 197 with a pin to claim his crown. Red-shirt freshman Michael Waters took second at 141, going 2-1 with a pin. Redshirt freshman David Owens placed fifth at 149, going 5-2 with three pins. Josh Rogers also competed, going 1-2 at 197.

TAYLOR, RUTH AND CONAWAY LEAD LIONS TO ROAD WIN AT PURDUE All-Americans David Taylor and Ed Ruth both notched pins to lead Penn State to a rousing 35-3 road dual victory at Purdue on 1/20. Taylor picked up the pin over Doug Welch at the 2:41 mark of the first period while Ruth got the fall over Dion Crowder at the 3:42 mark. Conaway stayed, at the time, unbeaten in dual meets with a 13-4 major over Danny Sabatello. Quentin Wright posted a 7-1 win over #17 Braden Atwood and Nico Megaludis downed #17 Camden Eppert 5-1.

WRIGHT PINS #20 HEIN FOR 100TH CAREER WIN Senior Quentin Wright got his 100th career win in rousing fashion, pinning #20 Jackson Hein of Wisconsin in the final bout of Penn State’s 36-6 blowout win over the Badgers. Wrestling in front of a sold out Rec Hall crowd of over 6,500 fans on 1/18, Wright turned a first period takedown into a spladle at the 1:24 mark to hit the century mark in career victories. It was also, at the time, his 34th career pin.

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Thirteen members of the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team took park in the Floyd ‘Shorty’ Hitchcock Memorial Tournament held at Millersville University. With five finalists, the Nittany Lions came home with four coming home champions. Sophomore Andrew Alton won at 149, sophomore Dylan Alton won at 157, senior Nick Fischer won at 165 and sophomore Jimmy Lawson won at 285, beating teammate Nick Ruggear in the finals.

GINGRICH DOWNS #4 McCLURE TO SPARK LIONS IN WIN OVER MICHIGAN STATE; NAMED B1G WRESTLER OF WEEK Sophomore Jon Gingrich used a four-point move late in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and roll to a 5-3 win over #4 Michael McClure of Michigan State on 1/13, securing Penn State’s second straight Big Ten dual meet shutout in a 41-0 win. The victory, in front of over 6,300 fans in Rec Hall, was also Gingrich’s second over a top-ten Big Ten foe to secure a shut-out (Gingrich beat then #8 Adam Chalfant of Indiana in Penn State’s 52-0 win over the Hoosiers). Gingrich was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (1/15) for his efforts.

VOLLRATH DOWNS #19 CHEZA OF MSU Junior James Vollrath got the nod at 157 against #19 David Cheza of Michigan State in the Nittany Lions’ 41-0 dual meet win over the Spartans on 1/13. Vollrath came away with a convincing 6-4 win in helping Penn State secure the shut-out.

PENN STATE SHUTS OUT MICHIGAN STATE FOR 2ND STRAIGHT BIG TEN DUAL SHUT-OUT Head coach Cael Sanderson led Penn State to its second straight shut-out in a Big Ten dual as his Lions blanked Michigan State 41-0 on 1/13. Penn State used two pins, a tech fall and three majors, as well as two big wins over MSU’s ranked wrestlers, to roll the victory. The shut-out was Penn State’s second in Big Ten action to start the season as the Nittany Lions opened Big Ten dual action with a 52-0 win over Indiana in December. Penn State went 20-0 in its first two conference duals, outscoring IU and MSU 93-0 and owning a 60-2 edge in takedowns. The MSU shut-out was the sixth for Penn State under Sanderson. The Lions had two in 2011-12 and two in 2010-11, but the IU and MSU ones were Penn State’s first ever in its Big Ten history. Penn State last had three shut-outs in one year in 1971-72.

LIONS CLAIM THIRD STRAIGHT SOUTHERN SCUFFLE TITLE By virtue of five finalists, including three champions, and a number of strong individual performances, the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team ran away from the field to claim its third straight Southern Scuffle Championship on Jan. 1-2. Wrestled over two days in Chattanooga, Tenn., Penn State tallied 178.5 team points, more the 20 points ahead of second place Oklahoma State’s 158.0. The Nittany Lions had 11 of 17 competing wrestlers place and crowned three champs: Nico Megaludis at 125, Ed Ruth at 184 and Quentin Wright at 197.

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NOTES RUTH NAMED B1G WRESTLER OF THE WEEK

LAWSON WINS REC HALL DUAL DEBUT

Nittany Lion wrestler Ed Ruth has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Jan. 6, 2013. The honor is Ruth’s third overall and the first for Penn State this season. Ruth dominated the competition at the 2013 Southern Scuffle, winning his third straight Scuffle individual crown and leading Penn State to its third straight Scuffle team title. Ruth went 6-0 with three pins and two majors, advancing to the finals where he dismantled defending NCAA 184-pound champion Steve Bosak of Cornell 7-3 with nearly 3:00 riding time. Ruth’s unstoppable performance helped Penn State to a runaway team title. Ruth is now 15-0 on the year with five pins, five majors and two tech falls.

Sophomore heavyweight Jimmy Lawson thrilled a sold out Rec Hall crowd of nearly 6,300 fans with a 5-1 win in his Rec Hall dual meet debut. Lawson posted a 5-1 win over Lock Haven’s Harry Turner in the final bout of a 42-3 win on 12/15/12.

MEGALUDIS, RUTH AND WRIGHT WIN SCUFFLE GOLD All-Americans Nico Megaludis, Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright were three of Penn State’s five finalists at the 2013 Southern Scuffle and the trio came away with Scuffle Gold on Jan. 1-2. Megaludis went 4-0 at the tournament at 125, including wins over the No. 10 and No. 8 ranked wrestlers. Ruth was a stellar 6-0 with three pins and two majors to win at 184. He downed defending national champion Steve Bosak by a lopsided 7-3 score in the finals with over 3:00 riding time. For Ruth, it was his third straight Scuffle championship (he won two at 174). Wright went 5-0 with two pins at 197 to win his second Scuffle crown, pinning No. 9 Jake Meredith in the finals. Penn State had two second place finishers as All-American David Taylor lost 3-2 in heated fashion to No. 1 Kyle Dake at 165 and junior James Vollrath lost a tough 3-1 (sv) decision to No. 14 Jedd Moore in the finals at 157.

BROWN AND ENGLISH LEAD PENN STATE PLACERS AT SOUTHERN SCUFFLE Sophomore Matt Brown and senior James English each rolled to third place finishes at the 2013 Southern Scuffle, helping lead Penn State to its third straight Scuffle team title. Brown took third at 174 while English took third at 149. Joining that duo as placers was true freshman Jimmy Gulibon, who placed third at 133 as an unattached wrestler; senior Bryan Pearsall, who was eighth at 141; red-shirt freshman Luke Frey, who was seventh at 149; and sophomore Jimmy Lawson, who was seventh at 285.

TWO LIONS WIN TITLES AND F&M OPEN Five members of the top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team trekked to the Franklin and Marshall Open as unattached wrestlers. Four of those five unattached grapplers placed at the one day event. Sophomore Andrew Alton, ranked No. 5 at 149, blazed through his weight class, going 5-0 with three pins, a tech fall and a major to win the title. Andrew improves his unblemished record to 13-0. Sophomore Dylan Alton, ranked No. 5 at 157, was equally impressive, going 5-0 with three pins and a major to win his weight class. Dylan improves to 12-2 on the year. True freshman Wes Phipps had an outstanding tournament. Phipps rebounded from a quarterfinal loss at 184 to take fourth place. Phipps went 4-2. Red-shirt freshman Rex Lutz posted a 3-2 mark with a pin at 165 and placed eighth. Junior Andrew Church competed at 174, going 2-2.

LIONS NOTCH FOUR PINS IN 42-3 ROUT OF LOCK HAVEN Penn State notched four pins in a 42-3 home win over Lock Haven on 11/15/12. Nico Megaludis (125), David Taylor (165), Matt Brown (174) and Quentin Wright (197) all got falls while Ed Ruth (184) picked up a tech fall and Jordan Conaway (133) posted a major. The Nittany Lions also got decisions from Andrew Alton (149), Dylan Alton (157) and Jimmy Lawson (285).

LIONS POST HISTORIC NUMBERS IN SHUTOUT WIN OVER INDIANA HOOSIERS Penn State won all ten bouts, including tallying six pins, in a record-breaking 52-0 shut-out win over the visiting Indiana Hoosiers on Dec. 9, 2012. The Big Ten opener for both teams saw Penn State reel off four straight pins to begin the dual from Nico Megaludis at 125, Jordan Conaway at 133, Bryan Pearsall at 141 and Andrew Alton at 149. Matt Brown added one at 174 and Ed Ruth picked up one at 184 as well. David Taylor added a major at 165 and Quentin Wright picked up a forfeit at 197. Dylan Alton grabbed a decision at 157 but the evening belonged to sophomore heavyweight Jon Gingrich, who upset No. 8 Adam Chalfant 6-5 (with two third period takedowns) to secure the shut-out. The win was the most-lopsided in Penn State’s Big Ten history dating back to 1992-93. It was also the second largest margin of victory for the Lions (Penn State beat Millersville 54-0 in 1983).

GINGRICH DOWNS #8 CHALFANT TO SECURE PENN STATE’S SHUT-OUT WIN OVER BIG TEN FOE INDIANA Heavyweight Jon Gingrich used two third period takedowns to beat No. 8 Adam Chalfant of Indiana in the Big Ten dual meet debut for the Lion sophomore. Gingrich’s 6-5 decision helped secure a team dual shut out as Penn State downed Indiana 52-0 on 12/9/12. With teammate Jimmy Lawson holding the No. 15 spot at 285 in the official Intermat rankings, Gingrich debuted in other national rankings, getting the No. 20 spot from W.I.N. (12/11/12) and AWN/TOM (12/11/12).

ANDREW ALTON, TAYLOR, BROWN, RUTH AND WRIGHT WIN NITTANY LION OPEN TITLES Sophomore Andrew Alton made a stellar return to the mat after missing Penn State’s first two duals, posting a 6-0 mark at 149 with five pins to win the title. Four of Alton’s five pins were in the first period, including two in the first minute. Junior All-American David Taylor was Penn State’s next champion, going 5-0 with three pins and two tech falls to win the title at 165. Taylor pinned No. 13 Mark Lewandowski of Buffalo in the finals. Sophomore Matt Brown stormed through 174 to win his first NLO title. Brown went 5-0 on the day with a tech fall and two majors. He downed No. 11 Greg Zanetti of Rutgers in the finals. All-American Ed Ruth was untouchable at 184 as well. Ruth went 5-0 win the 184-pound crown with a pin, a tech fall and two majors. He downed No. 10 Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland in the finals. All-American Quentin Wright met teammate Morgan McIntosh in the finals at 197. Wright grabbed a hard-fought 5-3 (sv) win to claim the crown while McIntosh, who is red-shirting, placed second. Wright went 5-0 with three pins, including two first period falls.

MEGALUDIS, GULIBON, DYLAN ALTON, McINTOSH AND LAWSON RUNNERS-UP AT NLO All-American Nico Megaludis went 4-1 at 125, advancing to the finals before losing a 3-2 decision to red-shirting Pitt Panther upperclassman Anthony Zanetta in the finals, taking second place. True freshman Jimmy Gulibon lost a hard-fought 3-2 decision on riding time to Lehigh’s Mason Beckman in the finals at 133. Gulibon went 4-1 on the day. All-American Dylan Alton, ranked No. 5 at 157, was 4-1 on the day, advancing to the finals before dropping a tough sudden victory decision (9-4) to No. 3 James Fleming of Clarion. Sophomore Morgan McIntosh lost to teammate

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PENN STATE WRESTLING NOTES Quentin Wright in the finals at 197 to take second. McIntosh was superb with a 4-1 mark, including two majors. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson had a good run to the finals at 285, going 4-1 on the day, his only loss in the finals. Lawson had a major and a pin to take second place.

LAWSON CLAIMS MAT-TOWN TITLE Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Jimmy Lawson was the lone Penn Stater competing at the 2012 Mat-Town Open at nearby Lock Haven University. Lawson stormed through the field to claim the heavyweight title at the event. The sophomore heavyweight began the day with two wins over unattached non-collegiate wrestlers (meaning the results do not count towards his official record). Lawson posted a first period pin (1:11) and a quick tech fall in those two bouts. He then downed Penn’s Steven Graziano 5-1 in the semifinals before beating Lock Haven’s Harry Turner 4-1 in the finals. Lawson went 2-0 on the day officially plus he picked up a pin and tech fall against non-collegiate wrestlers.

PENN STATE USES FOUR PINS TO HAMMER WEST VIRGINIA 44-3 IN ROAD DUAL The Nittany Lion wrestlers used four pins to coast to a 44-3 road dual win at West Virginia on 11/18. Penn State got falls from Nico Megaludis at 125 (5:53), Dylan Alton at 157 (2:28), Matt Brown at 174 (4:10) and Quentin Wright at 197 (0:25). The Lions also got majors from Jimmy Lawson at 285, Ed Ruth at 184 and James English at 149 as well as a tech fall from David Taylor at 165.

McINTOSH WINS TITLE AT ESU OPEN Fifteen members of the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team took part in the East Stroudsburg Open. Red-shirting sophomore Morgan McIntosh claimed the title at the event in which most Lions wrestled unattached. McIntosh was unstoppable, going 4-0 with three majors and a technical fall to win the 197 pound crown. Junior James Vollrath went 3-1 at 157 with a pin and a major to finish second at 157. True freshman Jimmy Gulibon took second at 133, going 4-1 with two majors. Red-shirt freshman James Frascella had an outstanding tournament, going 4-1 with a tech fall to place second at 174. Also placing for Penn State were the Beitz brothers. Sophomore Seth Beitz went 5-2 with a major to take fourth at 149 while true freshman Zack Beitz was 7-2 with two majors at 141 to take fifth.

GINGRICH WINS HWT CROWN AT BINGHAMTON OPEN The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team sent 17 wrestlers to the Binghamton Open at Binghamton University. Seven Nittany Lions placed at the event, which featured over 300 wrestlers, led by sophomore heavyweight Jon Gingrich who won the crown at 285. Most of the Nittany Lions competing were wrestling unattached. Gingrich was a perfect 4-0 on the day, including a 9-1 major decision over Lock Haven’s Harry Turner in the finals.

REGULAR SEASON SOLD OUT BEFORE FIRST PEARSALL TAKES DOWN #19 PENNESI IN DUAL The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team has, for the first time in school WIN AT WVU history, sold out its entire season in advance of the first dual. Senior Bryan Pearsall picked up an impressive win in Penn State’s 44-3 dual victory at West Virginia on 11/18. The 141-pounder used an impressive third period ride-out (along with a second period escape) to post the 2-0 win over #19 Nathan Pennesi in the win.

LAWSON WINS IN NITTANY LION DEBUT AT WVU Sophomore heavyweight Jimmy Lawson was impressive in his first bout in the Blue and White singlet. Lawson beat West Virginia senior Phil Mandzik handily in PSU’s 44-3 win at WVU on 11/18, posting a convincing 9-0 major to cap off Penn State’s lopsided win in Morgantown.

BROWN AND RUTH LEAD NITTANY LIONS OVER #24 LEHIGH IN SEASON OPENER The top-ranked Penn State wrestling team won eight of ten bouts on its way to a 29-6 win over #24 Lehigh in the season opener for Cael Sanderson’s Lions. Wrestled in front of a sold-out Rec Hall crowd over nearly 6,500, Penn State got two tech falls (Nico Megaludis and David Taylor) and a major (Matt Brown) in the win. All-American Ed Ruth posted a strong 11-9 win over #3 Robert Hamlin and Brown majored #18 Nathaniel Brown 12-1 at 174.

CONAWAY WINS DUAL MEET DEBUT Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway made his Penn State dual meet debut against Lehigh on 11/16 and grabbed an impressive win in the process. Conaway got a takedown with just :07 left to post a 3-2 win over Laike Gardner in Penn State’s 29-6 win over Lehigh in front of a sold-out Rec Hall crowd.

ENGLISH DOWNS #18 WELSH IN SEASON OPENER Senior James English got the nod at 149 in Penn State’s season opening dual against Lehigh on 11/18 and answered with a strong performance. English dominated #18 Shane Welsh of Lehigh on his way to a 5-2 win, helping spur Penn State on to a 29-6 win in Rec Hall. 74

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RANKINGS, STANDINGS, RADIO RANKINGS TEAM RANKINGS INTERMAT TPI (2/26/13) 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 11: 11: 12. 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18. 19. 20: 21. 22. 23. 24: 25.

PENN STATE Oklahoma State Minnesota Iowa Missouri Ohio State Cornell Oregon State Illinois Oklahoma Central Michigan Virginia Tech Nebraska Lehigh Northwestern Pittsburgh Boise State Edinboro Binghamton Maryland Kent State Air Force Virginia Wisconsin North Carolina

INDIVIDUALS INTERMAT (2/26/13) Nico Megaludis 3rd/125 Jordan Conaway 13th/133 Andrew Alton 13th/149 Dylan Alton 5th/157 David Taylor 2nd/165 Matt Brown 7th/174 Ed Ruth 1st/184 Quentin Wright 2nd/197 Jimmy Lawson 12th/285

NCAA DIVISION I Coaches Rank/RPI (2/27/13) - Rel. 3 Nico Megaludis, 125 Jordan Conaway, 133 Bryan Pearsall, 141 Andrew Alton, 149 Dylan Alton, 157 David Taylor, 165 Matt Brown, 174 Ed Ruth, 184 Quentin Wright, 197 Jimmy Lawson, 285

3/7 12/10 21/18 13/6 5/1 2/1 7/6 1/2 2/4 12/10

FINAL BIG TEN STANDINGS USA TODAY COACHES POLL (2/26/13) (dual) 1. Minnesota 2: Oklahoma State 3: PENN STATE 4: Missouri 5: Iowa 6: Ohio State 7: Virginia Tech 8: Illinois 9 Oregon State 10: Cornell 11: Central Michigan 12: Nebraska 13: Virginia 14. Purdue 15: Bloomsburg 16. Pittsburgh 17. Edinboro 18: Michigan 19: Boise State 20. Iowa State 21: Penn 22. Northern Iowa 23: Wyoming 24: Maryland 25: Rutgers RV: Kent State, Lehigh, Navy, North Dakota State, Northwestern, Wisconsin

WIN MAGAZINE (2/26/13) TEAM TPI: 1st TEAM DUAL: 3rd Nico Megaludis 3rd/125 Jordan Conaway 14th/133 Andrew Alton 13th/149 Dylan Alton 5th/157 David Taylor 2nd/165 Matt Brown 6th/174 Ed Ruth 1st/184 Quentin Wright 2nd/197 Jimmy Lawson 16th/285

AWN/TOM (2/26/13) Nico Megaludis 3rd/125 Jordan Conaway 12th/133 Andrew Alton 14th/149 Dylan Alton 5th/157 David Taylor 2nd/165 Matt Brown 7th/174 Ed Ruth 1st/174 Quentin Wright 2nd/197 Jimmy Lawson 16th/285

PENN STATE VS. RANKED FOES 11/16: vs #24 Lehigh 1/15: vs. #24 Wisconsin 1/27: vs. #12 Nebraska 2/1: at #3 Iowa 2/3: at #8 Illinois 2/8: at #15 Pittsburgh 2/10: at #6 Ohio State

W, 29-6 W, 36-6 W, 33-9 L, 16-22 W, 37-0 W, 31-7 W, 29-18

Pl. Team 1. Iowa 2. PENN STATE Minnesota 4. Purdue Ohio State 6. Nebraska Wisconsin 8. Michigan Illinois 10. Northwestern 11. Indiana Michigan State

(by Big Ten win % -- 2/26/13) Big Ten Overall W-L-T PCT W-L-T PCT 8-0-0 1.000 20-3-0 .870 7-1-0 .875 13-1-0 .923 7-1-0 .875 16-2-0 .889 5-3-0 .625 17-6-0 .739 5-3-0 .625 11-4-0 .733 4-4-0 .500 11-6-0 .647 4-4-0 .500 7-8-0 .467 3-5-0 .375 10-7-0 .588 3-5-0 .375 7-6-0 .538 2-6-0 .250 9-8-0 .529 0-8-0 .000 9-10-0 .474 0-8-0 .000 4-14-0 .222

BIG TEN WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 12/11 12/18 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26

Tony Dallago, Illinois Michael McClure, Michigan State Matt McDonough, Iowa Daryl Thomas, Illinois Logan Stieber, Ohio State Derek St. John, Iowa Michael McClure, Michigan State Robert Kokesh, Nebraska Jason Welch, Northwestern ED RUTH, PENN STATE JON GINGRICH, PENN STATE Scott Schiller, Minnesota Nick Moore, Iowa Matt McDonough, Iowa Jesse Delgado, Illinois Tony Ramos, Iowa Logan Storley, Minnesota

THE PENN STATE WRESTLING RADIO SHOW Fans across Pennsylvania were treated to the full season of Penn State wrestling as up to six stations aired the campaign. In addition, the Penn State Wrestling Radio Show aired weekly all across the Commonwealth on Wednesday nights on the PA Sports Network. Penn State Wrestling 2012-13 Season Coverage WRSC 1390 AM State College WLAK 103.5 FM Huntingdon WMRF 97.5 FM Lewistown WBPZ 1230 AM Lock Haven *WRSC 103.1 FM State College #WIEZ 670 AM Lewistown (*select dates based on conflicting schedules on WRSC; #select Sunday dates) Penn State Wrestling Radio Show 3WZ 95.3 FM State College/Bellefonte WMRF 97.5 FM Lewistown WLAK 103.5 FM Huntingdon WLYC 104.1 FM Jersey Shore/Lock Haven WLYC 1050 AM Williamsport WTZN 1320 AM Troy/Canton WTTC 1550 AM Towanda/Elmira, NY WCPA 900 AM Clearfield/DuBois WLPA 1490 AM Lancaster/Reading WKQW 1120 AM Oil City/Clarion Comcast Channel 4 State College, Huntingdon Comcast Channel 2 & 12 Lewistown, Reedsville

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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 133: Jordan Conaway 5-1 dec. Frank Martellotti 133: Jimmy Gulibon 13-5 maj. dec. Cameron Kelly 133: Nate Morgan 6-4 dec. Mike Waters 141: Bryan Pearsall 4-2 dec. Zack Beitz 141: Derek Reber 4-1 dec. Kyle Moran 149: James English 5-1 dec. Seth Beitz 165: James Vollrath 5-3 dec. Rex Lutz 174: Matt Brown WBF James Frascella (1:49) 174: Andrew Church 4-0 dec. Brandon Phillips 184: Ed Ruth 21-4 TF Wes Phipps (5:59) 197: Morgan McIntosh 20-8 maj. dec. Scott Syrek 285: Jimmy Lawson 3-2 dec. Jon Gingrich Attendance: 2,000 (appx.) The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team hosted its annual Intrasquad Dual at Rec Hall and showcased many new faces at the event. Over 2,000 fans witnessed 12 bouts, including three matches at 133. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 5 nationally at 174, got a first period pin in his match, pinning James Frascella (Carmel, Ind.) at the 1:49 mark. Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, posted a 21-4 technical fall (5:59) over talented true freshman Wes Phipps (Grove City, Pa.). True freshman Jimmy Gulibon (Latrobe, Pa.) posted a 13-5 major over Cameron Kelly (Pittsford, N.Y.) at 133 and red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) got a 5-1 win over Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) at 133 as well. Nate Morgan (McCook, Neb.) posted a 6-4 win over Mike Waters (Advance, N.C.) at 133, too. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) notched a 4-2 win over true freshman Zack Beitz (Mifflintown, Pa.) and senior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) got a 4-1 decision over Kyle Moran (Oxford, Pa.) in two 141-pound match-ups. Senior James English (York, Pa.) posted a 5-1 win over Seth Beitz (Mifflintown, Pa.) at 149 and James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) downed Rex Lutz (Easton, Pa.) 5-3 at 165. Andrew Church (Erie, Pa.) posted a 4-0 win over Brandon Phillips (Timonium, Md.) at 174 and sophomore Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), red-shirting this year, was impressive with a 20-8 win over Scott Syrek (Chester Springs, Pa.) at 197. Sophomore transfer Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) posted a 3-2 win over Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) at heavyweight in the evening’s final bout. BOUT-BY-BOUT: Junior Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took on red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) in one bout at 133. Conaway got in on a single leg, fought off a Martellotti counter and took a 2-0 lead at the :20 mark. The freshman rode Martellotti out and led 2-0 after one. He then took down to start the second, quickly escaped and led 3-0 at the 1:30 mark. Conaway turned a single leg at the :40 mark into a scramble and added a second takedown to lead 5-0 after two periods. Martellotti took down to start the third and escaped at the 1:20 and trailed 5-1. Conaway fought off a solid Martellotti shot at the :40 mark and maintained his lead. He maintained that lead for the rest of the period and posted the 5-1 win.

heading into the third. Beitz chose neutral to start the third period. English added a second takedown to lead 4-0 with 1:00 left in the bout. Beitz added a late takedown and, with 2:30 riding time, English posted the 5-1 win.

At 165, red-shirt freshman Rex Lutz (Easton, Pa.) met junior James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.). Vollrath got the scoring started early with a quick takedown and led 2-1 after a quick Lutz escape. Vollrath’s early takedown was the only one of the opening stanza and the junior lead 2-1 heading into the second. Lutz chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 2-2 tie. Vollrath then got in on Lutz’ left leg and turned the shot into a takedown to lead 4-2 with :55 on the clock. Lutz escaped quickly and Vollrath led 4-3 after two periods. Vollrath took down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 5-3 lead. Vollrath held on for the 5-3 win. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 5 nationally at 174, faced off against red-shirt freshman James Frascella (Carmel, Ind.). Brown used a quick low double to take an early 2-0 lead and then rode Frascella for over a minute. He then worked his way into a near tilt but Frascella was able to escape to a 2-1 Brown lead. Frascella then whirled behind Brown for his own takedown and a 3-2 lead. Brown used a swift throw to send Frascella to his back and, after a quick adjustment, got the pin at the 1:49 mark. In another 174-pound meeting, sophomore Brandon Phillips (Timonium, Md.) met junior Andrew Church (Erie, Pa.). Church got the bout’s first takedown at the 1:00 mark, moving out to a 2-0 lead and then keeping control of Phillips for the rest of the period. Phillips chose down to start the second period and Church maintained control once again. The Church ride-out gave the Lion a 2-0 lead with 3:12 riding time heading to the third period. Church escaped to a 3-0 lead and then worked his way into a single leg that led to a stalemate with :48 left on the clock. Church rolled to a 4-0 win with 2:52 in riding time. Two-time All-American and 2012 NCAA Champion Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at his new weight at 184, met true freshman Wes Phipps (Grove City, Pa.). Ruth scored quickly on Phipps, getting a takedown early to bolt out to a 2-0 lead. Phipps worked his way to an escape at the 1:24 mark to cut the lead to 2-1. Ruth scrambled to a second takedown and led 4-1 with :40 left. Ruth then turned Phipps for three near fall points and upped his lead to 7-2 after a late Phipps escape. Ruth chose down to start the second and then rolled to a reversal and a 9-2 lead with 1:20 left in the middle period. Ruth then added another three-point near fall and led 12-2 with 2:47 riding time after two periods. Phipps chose neutral to start the third, Ruth took him down and cut him loose and led 14-3 at the 1:40 mark. He then added another takedown to lead 16-3. Ruth cut Phipps and then took him down once more, added three near fall points and rolled to the 21-4 technical fall at the 5:59 mark. Sophomore NCAA qualifier Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), red-shirting this season at 197, met red-shirt freshman Scott Syrek (Chester Springs, Pa.) at 197. McIntosh broke out to an early 2-0 lead with a takedown and then rode Syrek for over a minute before cutting him loose at the :55 mark. McIntosh added a nice takedown at the :20 mark and carried a 4-2 lead into the second period. Syrek chose down to start the second period but McIntosh controlled the action from the top position for nearly a minute before Syrek escaped. McIntosh answered with a third takedown and cut to lead 6-3 at the :40 mark. He cut Syrek loose and added another takedown to lead 8-4. The sophomore put together a series of takedowns and cuts and rolled to a 20-8 major decision with 3:26 in riding time. At heavyweight, sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) took on sophomore transfer Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.). The duo battled through a scoreless first period with neither man finding an opening to score. Gingrich chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Lawson got in on a quick low single but Gingrich was able to fight the move off and keep his 1-0 lead with :20 left in the middle period. Lawson chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. Gingrich got in on a low single but Lawson countered the move and, after a scramble, got the takedown to lead 3-2 after a quick Gingrich escape. He then fought off a late Gingrich takedown attempt and grabbed the 3-2 win.

Sophomore Cameron Kelly (Pittsford, N.Y.) met true freshman Jimmy Gulibon (Latrobe, Pa.) in another 133pound match-up. Gulibon wasted no time in opening up a 2-0 lead, taking Kelly down quickly. Kelly escaped quickly and the duo battled evenly for the next minute plus. He then used a swift double leg with :55 left to up his lead to 4-0. Gulibon rode Kelly out to lead 4-1 after one period. Gulibon took down to start the second period and quickly reversed Kelly to lead 6-1 less than :15 into the middle stanza. Gulibon cut Kelly loose to lead 6-2 at the 1:10 mark, then drove through a double leg for a third takedown and an 8-2 lead. Kelly escaped once more, but Gulibon added another takedown and led 10-3 after two periods. Gulibon chose down, quickly escaped and added another takedown to lead 12-4 at the 1:15 mark. Kelly got the late escape but, with 3:31 riding time, Gulibon posted the 13-5 major decision. Sophomore Nate Morgan (McCook, Neb.) took on red-shirt freshman Michael Waters (Advance, N.C.) in the third bout at 133. The duo battled through an even first period with neither man finding an opening. Scoreless after one, Waters chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Waters got the bout’s first takedown at the 1:00 mark and Morgan quickly escaped, making the score 3-1 with :45 left in the second period. Waters led 3-1 after one, Morgan took down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 3-2 deficit. Morgan then used a nice double leg for his first takedown and took a 4-3 lead at the 1:20 mark. Morgan put together a strong ride and then turned Waters to his back for two near fall points and upped his lead to 6-3. Waters escaped at the buzzer but Morgan posted the 6-4 win. At 141, senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) faced off against true freshman Zack Beitz (Mifflintown, Pa.) in one match-up. Beitz used a low single leg to get the bout’s first takedown and led 2-0 at the 1:11 mark. Pearsall escaped quickly and Beitz carried the 2-1 lead into the second stanza. Beitz chose neutral to start the second period. Neither man managed a takedown during the second period and Beitz led by one heading into the final period. Pearsall chose down to start the third stanza and maintained control of Pearsall for the first :35 before Pearsall escaped to a 2-2 tie. Pearsall drove through a high lift to get his first takedown and led 4-2 at the :30 mark. He then rode Beitz out to post the 4-2 win. Senior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) battled sophomore Kyle Moran (Oxford, Pa.) in another 141-pound bout. The duo battled through a scoreless two-plus minutes before Moran got in on a single leg to force a late scramble. Reber countered the shot and worked out from underneath the scramble, but could not finish off the late takedown. Scoreless after one, Moran chose down to start the second stanza. Reber maintained control for over a minute then nearly picked up back points with a scrambling turn. Moran then worked his way around for a near reversal but got the escape to take a 1-0 lead at the :35 mark. Trailing by one with 1:25 riding time, Reber chose down to start the third and escaped to a 1-1 tie. Moran instigated a scramble that Reber turned into a takedown to lead 3-1 at the :20 mark. With 1:41 riding time, Reber posted the 4-1 win. Red-shirt freshman Seth Beitz (Mifflintown, Pa.) took on senior James English (York, Pa.) at 149. The duo battled through a scoreless two minutes. English nearly scored on a quickly single but Beitz was able to step out of trouble and keep the bout at zeroes. English chose down to start the second period and worked his way around to a quick reversal to lead 2-0 at the 1:44 mark. English maintained control of Beitz for the rest of the period and led 2-0

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Napoli was able to hold on and kill the clock to lead 3-2 heading into the final period. Alton chose down to start the third period and Napoli worked a ride long enough to build up over a minute’s worth of riding time. He then continued his ride long enough to clinch the riding time point and continued it for the rest of the period to grab the 4-2 win with 2:35 in riding time.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU tech fall Alex Abreu LU, 19-4 (TF; 5:07) 133: Jordan Conaway PSU dec. Laike Gardner LU, 3-2 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU dec. Anthony Salupo LU, 7-6 149: James English PSU dec. #18 Shane Welsh LU, 5-2 157: #13 Joey Napoli LU dec. #2 Dylan Alton PSU, 4-2 165: #2 David Taylor PSU tech fall Eric Hess LU, 20-5 (TF; 5:46) 174: #4 Matt Brown PSU maj. dec. #18 Nathaniel Brown LU, 12-1 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU dec. #3 Robert Hamlin LU, 11-9 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU dec. John Bolich LU, 10-4 285: Jack Delia LU dec. Jon Gingrich PSU, 5-3 Attendance: 6,422

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The Penn State wrestling team, holding the No. 1 spot on Intermat’s TPI, hammered No. 24 Lehigh in the 2012-13 season opener for the team. The Nittany Lions, under the direction of head coach Cael Sanderson, won eight of ten bouts on their way to a 29-6 win. All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, got the season off to a hot start for Penn State with a dominating 19-4 technical fall over Lehigh’s Alex Abreu (5:07). Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abottstown, Pa.) made his Penn State dual meet debut with a superb 3-2 decision over Lehigh’s Laike Gardner at 133, followed by senior Bryan Pearsall’s (Lititz, Pa.) 7-6 win over LU’s Anthony Salupo. Senior James English (York, Pa.) got the call at 149 for Penn State and posted thrilling 5-2 upset over No. 18 Shane Welsh. The Lions’ bid for a 5-0 start to the dual was stopped when No. 13 Joey Napoli upset No. 2 Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) 4-2 at 157. The Nittany Lions carried a 14-3 lead into the halftime break. Defending national champion David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) opened up the second half in fine fashion with a 20-5 technical fall over Lehigh’s Eric Hess. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 4 at 174, then majored No. 18 Nathaniel Brown 12-1. Top-ranked 184-pounder Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), the defending national champion at 174, then beat No. 3 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh in the evening’s marquee bout. Ruth posted a thrilling 11-9 win. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 up at his new weight of 197, downed John Bolich and Lehigh’s Jack Delia downed Nittany Lion sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) in the bout’s final match-up. The Nittany Lions won eight of ten bouts and dominated the takedown war 28-6. The Nittany Lions owned a gaudy 40-6 point advantage in the third period alone. Penn State is now 1-0 on the year while Lehigh falls to 1-1. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, took on Lehigh junior Alex Abreu. Megaludis scored early, notching a quick takedown at the 2:08 mark and taking an early 2-1 lead after an Abreu escape. He quickly tacked on another and upped his lead to 4-1 with 1:32 on the clock. Abreu escaped to a 4-2 deficit but was called for stalling, Megaludis then added a late takedown to lead 6-2 at the end of one period. Megaludis chose down to start the second and quickly reversed Abreu to up his lead to 8-2. He then worked an arm bar into place, turned the Mountain Hawk and got three-near fall points to lead 11-3 after an escape. Megaludis tacked on two more takedowns and then turned Abreu once more to lead 18-4 with 2:19 in riding time after two periods. Abreu chose top to and Megaludis quickly escaped to a 19-4 technical fall at the 5:07 mark.

133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) made his Penn State dual meet debut against Lehigh’s Laike Gardner at 133. Neither wrestler found an opening to score in during the first period and the freshman duo went to the second period scoreless. Gardner chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 1-0 lead just :19 into the period. Conaway got hit with a stall warning at the :45 mark and then used a quick low single to force a scramble with :25 on the clock. Gardner fought off the move, though, and kept his 1-0 lead heading into the third. Conaway chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. Conaway got in on another single leg and forced another scramble, this time with 1:10 left to wrestle. Gardner was able to fight off the attempt again and the bout remained tied 1-1 with :43 on the clock. Conaway gained control of Gardner’s waist and leg and forced the Mountaineer’s hands to the mat, picking up a takedown with just :07 on the clock. Gardner scrambled to an escape but Conaway’s late score gave the Lion a thrilling 3-2 win.

165: Defending National Champion David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) met Lehigh freshman Eric Hess at 165. A quick ankle pick put Taylor up 2-0 at the 2:35 mark. He quickly turned Hess to his back for three near fall points, taking a 5-0 lead with 1:15 on the clock. Taylor maintained his control of Hess for the entire period and carried that lead, and 2:29 in riding time, into the second period. Taylor chose down to start the second period. He deftly picked up a reversal and then added two back points to lead 9-0 before cutting Hess loose to a 9-1 lead. Taylor began piling up the takedowns, picking up two more takedowns to lead 13-2 with :30 on the clock. The two-time All-American picked up a point on two Hess stalls and led 14-2 after three periods. Hess chose down and was allowed to escape by Taylor. Taylor then took Hess down quickly, using a low ankle pick. He then added on a flurry of takedowns to post the 20-5 tech fall at the 5:46 mark. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 4 at 174, met No. 18 Nathaniel Brown of Lehigh. Nathaniel had the first solid scoring chance of the bout, but Matt was able to force a stalemate and keep the bout scoreless midway through the first period. Matt rolled through a slight Lehigh shot and bulled his way to a takedown and a 2-0 lead with just under a minute left. Brown nearly worked his way into a cradle at the period’s end but action moved out of bounds and the Nittany Lion led 2-0 with :59 riding time after one. Matt chose down to start the second period and quickly reversed Nathaniel to up his lead to 4-0 and up his riding time edge to a minute-plus. Matt led 5-0 after Nathaniel gave up a stall point. He then cut the Mountain Hawk loose and picked up another point on another Lehigh stall. Matt then used a solid low single to add a late takedown and led 8-1 after two periods. Nathaniel chose down to start the final period and escaped to an 8-2 lead but Matt still had 2:30 in riding time. Nathaniel gave up another stall point and Matt then turned a low shot into a takedown and a 12-2 major with 2:35 in riding time. 184: Defending 174-pound National Champion Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at his new weight of 184, met No. 3 Robert Hamlin in one of the dual’s most anticipated match-ups. Ruth wasted no time in getting his first takedown at 184 this year, using a fast double leg to take a 2-0 lead early. Hamlin escaped quickly but Ruth continued to pressure the Mountain Hawk, gaining control with a high single leg and rolling to a second takedown to lead 4-1 with 1:20 on the clock. Hamlin escaped with 1:05 left in the period but Ruth was relentless, using a fast low shot to trip Hamlin up, taking a 6-2 lead with :40 on the clock. Hamlin added a late escape but Ruth carried a 6-3 lead with 1:03 RT into the second period. Ruth chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 7-3 lead. He added a fourth takedown and led 9-4 after a quick Hamlin escape. Ruth tried a low under hook that Hamlin was able to slide behind, allowing the Mountain Hawk to get his first takedown and cut the lead to 10-6 after a quick Ruth escape. Hamlin added a second takedown and Ruth escaped quickly, sending the match to the third period with Ruth up 11-8 with :36 in riding time. Hamlin chose down to start the third and escaped to an 11-9 Ruth lead. Ruth shot low and Hamlin countered to gain control of Ruth’s leg, but the Nittany Lion stepped out of trouble and maintained his 11-9 lead with :37 on the clock. Hamlin shot high, gaining control of Ruth’s legs, nearly tying the bout with :20 left. But Ruth was able to work his way out of bounds to force a reset and grab the 11-9 win. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at his new weight of 197, met Lehigh’s John Bolich. Neither wrestler was able to find an opening to score in the opening stanza and the bout was knotted at 0-0 after three minutes of wrestling. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Wright got the first takedown of the bout, countering a Bolich shot, to lead 3-0 at the :50 mark. Bolich escaped but Wright quickly added another takedown and led 5-1 with :20 on the clock. Bolich chose down to start the final period but Wright was able to maintain control and build up over a minute’s worth of riding time. Bolich escaped to a 5-2 Wright lead with 1:15 on the clock only to be taken down by quick low single by the Lion senior. Leading 7-2, Wright cut Bolich loose to a 7-3 lead and began working for more points. The Lion picked up the takedown with a low double on the edge of the mat and led 9-3 with :21 left. Wright cut Bolich loose but was unable to finish off the major. The 1:44 riding time edge gave Wright the 10-4 win. 285: Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) took to the mat at heavyweight, facing off against LU’s Jack Delia. Gingrich and Delia wrestled through a scoreless two minutes before Delia turned a single leg into a takedown and a 2-0 lead. Gingrich quickly escaped however, and trailed 2-1 after three minutes of wrestling. Delia chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. Gingrich fought off a Delia shot and was able to keep the lead to just two points heading into the final stanza. Trailing 3-1, Gingrich chose down to start the third period. Gingrich quickly escaped to a 3-2 deficit and then turned into the action in the center of the mat. The Lion sophomore took a number of shots that Delia was able to step away from. He slipped to the ground on a shot at the :40 mark and Delia was able to counter for a takedown and a 5-3 lead with :30 on the clock after Gingrich escaped. Delia held on for the 5-3 win.

141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) faced off against Mountain Hawk Anthony Salupo at 141. Salupo had the first scoring chance of the bout, gaining control of Pearsall’s ankle early, but the veteran Lion deftly forced a stalemate to keep the bout scoreless at the first period’s midway point. Salupo used a strong high double to take Pearsall to the mat and lead 2-1 after a quick Lion escape with :40 left in the period. Salupo would carry that lead into the second stanza. Salupo chose down to start the second and escaped to a 3-1 lead. But Pearsall quickly gained control of the Mountain Hawk, turning a single leg into a takedown and a 3-3 tie with 1:15 on the clock. Pearsall rode Salupo long enough to build up a minute’s worth of riding time before he escaped to a 4-3 lead with :08 left in the period. Pearsall chose down to start the third period and nearly worked his way into a cradle on a reversal. But action was stopped with Salupo still in control. Pearsall escaped to a 4-4 tie with 1:10 left to wrestle. He then turned a single leg shot into a low ankle pick and took a 6-4 lead with a takedown at the :40 mark. Pearsall then upped his riding time edge to over a minute. He gave up a stall point, Salupo escaped but Pearsall’s 1:09 riding time gave the Lion a thrilling 7-6 win. 149: With No. 6 Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) not wrestling in the opener, talented senior James English (York, Pa.) got the nod at 149 and met No. 18 Shane Welsh of Lehigh. The duo battled through an even first period with neither wrestler breaking through the other’s defense. Tied 0-0 after three minutes of wrestling, English chose down to start the second period. He worked his way to an escape at the 1:07 mark to take a 1-0 lead. The final minute was wrestled even and Pearsall led by one after two periods. Welsh chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. English connected on a high single and nearly scored, but Welsh scrambled his way into a stalemate and the bout remained tied with :42 left on the clock. Welsh shot high, but English countered, gained control of the Mountain Hawks foot and took him down. Welsh escaped but English then bulled his way through another late takedown and posted the convincing 5-2 win. 157: All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 157, took on No. 13 Joey Napoli in one of the dual’s marquee match-ups. Alton set the tempo early, steadily working his way into an offensive opening. The Lion sophomore used a low single leg to force a scramble but Napoli was able to counter to a stalemate with 1:00 left in the opening period. Alton scrambled his way to a go-ahead takedown with :05 on the clock to lead 2-0 after one period. Napoli chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 2-1 deficit. He then forced a scramble on the edge of the mat and got the takedown with :45 left, taking a 3-2 lead. Alton nearly picked up a reversal but

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takedown with :25 left in the period. Another ride-out gave English a 5-0 lead heading into the third period. Scheffel chose neutral to start the third period but English continued to set the offensive tempo. English snapped down on a quick Scheffel shot for another takedown and a7-0 lead. English rode Scheffel out and, with 1:44 in riding time, posted the 8-0 major.

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 -- Morgantown, W. Va.

125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU pinned Gage Swartz WVU, WBF (5:53) 133: #17 Colin Johnston WVU dec. Nate Morgan PSU, 6-2 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU dec. #19 Nathan Pennesi WVU, 2-0 149: James English PSU maj. dec. Brutus Scheffel WVU, 8-0 157: #2 Dylan Alton PSU pinned Jason Luster WVU, WBF (2:28) 165: #2 David Taylor PSU tech. fall Dominic Prezzia WVU, 20-5 (6:04) 174: #4 Matt Brown PSU pinned Ross Renzi WVU, WBF (4:10) 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU maj. dec. Lance Bryson WVU, 11-1 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU pinned A.J. Vizcarrando WVU, WBF (0:25) 285: Jimmy Lawson PSU maj. dec. Phil Mandzik WVU, 9-0 Attendance: 1,631

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The Penn State wrestling team, holding the No. 1 spot on Intermat’s TPI, rolled through West Virginia in the first road dual of the year for the team. The Nittany Lions, under the direction of head coach Cael Sanderson, used four pins to post the 44-3 victory in Morgantown. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) got Penn State’s its first dual meet pin of the year by getting a fall at the 5:53 mark over WVU’s Gage Swartz. West Virginia picked up a tough win at 133 when No. 17 Colin Johnston battled to a 6-2 victory over Lion sophomore Nate Morgan (McCook, Neb.). Nittany Lion senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.0 then posted a superb 2-0 win over No. 19 Nathan Pennesi of West Virginia, using an escape and full third period ride-out to post the victory. Senior James English (York, Pa.) continued Penn State’s strong start with a dominant 8-0 major decision over WVU’s Brutus Scheffel. English got the major with a 1:44 riding time edge. No. 2 Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) turned a first period takedown quickly into a pin. Alton took WVU’s Jason Luster down with just over :30 left in the opening period and swiftly turned him to his back for a fall at the 2:28 mark, giving Penn State a 19-3 lead midway through the dual. Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, put on a takedown clinic against West Virginia’s Dominic Prezzia. He tallied eight takedowns on his way to a 20-5 technical fall at the 6:04 mark. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 4 nationally at 174, matched Alton’s quick pin, turning a second period takedown into a swift pin over WVU’s Ross Renzi at the 4:10 mark. Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, dominated West Virginia’s Lance Bryson, rolling to an 11-1 major decision with 4:33 in riding time. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, made short work of WVU’s A.J. Vizcarrando. Wright caught Vizcarrando’s shoulders early, getting the pin just :25 into the bout to put Penn State up 40-3. Nittany Lion sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) made his Penn State debut a fine one, rolling to a 9-0 major decision with 3:43 in riding time, giving Penn State the final 44-3 victory. The Nittany Lions posted a 30-2 edge in takedowns and racked up 17 bonus points off four pins, three majors and a technical fall. Penn State is now 2-0 on the year while West Virginia falls to 1-2. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, met West Virginia’s Gage Swartz. Megaludis used a quick ankle pick to take Swartz down and, after cutting him loose, took him down again to lead 4-1 less than :40 into the bout. Megaludis rode Swartz for a bit, cut him loose and took him down a third time. Another cut and another takedown and Megaludis led 8-3 at the 1:00 mark. The Nittany Lion sophomore ended the first period with five takedowns and a 13-4 lead thanks to three late back points. Swartz chose down to start the second period and Megaludis quickly took him down to up his lead to 15-4. Megaludis worked his way to a near pin, grabbed the three near fall points and led 18-4 after two. Megaludis chose top to start the third period, looking to turn the WVU grappler for a pin. Megaludis turned Swartz quickly and then spent a minute working for the fall, finally getting the pin at the 5:53 mark.

157: All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 157, faced off against Jason Luster. Alton and Luster wrestled even-up for the first half of the opening period. Neither wrestler connected on slight offensive chances until Alton turned a high single into a quick pin at the 2:28 mark. Alton turned the takedown into the pin in less than :05. 165: Defending National Champion David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, met WVU’s Dominic Prezzia. Taylor pressured Prezzia to the edge of the mat as the Mountaineer wrestled on the edge of the mat for nearly two minutes before Taylor took a 2-0 lead with a low ankle pick. Taylor then began taking Prezzia down and cutting him loose, building up a 6-2 lead before turning him to his back for two near fall points and an 8-3 lead after a Prezzia escape. Taylor used an under hook for another takedown and this time, Taylor rode the Mountaineer out for a 10-3 lead and 1:04 in riding time after one period. Taylor chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to an 11-3 lead. A high double gave the Lion a 13-4 lead after another cut. Taylor scored immediately off the reset and led 15-4 with 1:00 on the clock. Taylor cut Prezzia loose and then countered a shot to get another takedown and lead 17-5 after two. Prezzia chose neutral to start the third, but Taylor was undaunted, getting another takedown quickly. Prezzia gave up a stall point and Taylor rolled to the 20-5 technical fall at the 6:04 mark. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 4 at 174, took on Mountaineer Ross Renzi. In steady fashion, Brown worked his offense to an open shot and a takedown just over two minutes into the opening period. Leading 2-0, Brown then controlled Renzi for :43 seconds before Renzi escaped. Brown circled around for another takedown and a 4-1 lead with :28 on the clock. The Nittany Lion sophomore then rode Renzi out to hold that lead with 1:14 in riding time after one period. Brown chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 5-1 lead. A relentless Brown notched his third takedown of the bout early in the second period, upping his lead to 7-2 after a Renzi escape. Brown added another takedown and then quickly turned Renzi to his back for a pin at the 4:10 mark. 184: Defending 174-pound National Champion Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at his new weight of 184, met WVU junior Lance Bryson. Ruth gained control of Bryson early, getting a takedown and putting together a strong ride early in the first period. Ruth cut Bryson loose to a 2-1 lead and action resumed in the center circle. Ruth circled around a low Bryson shot for another takedown and a 4-1 lead. The two-time All-American controlled Bryson for the rest of the period to carry that lead into the second period. Ruth chose down to start the middle stanza and quickly escaped to a 5-1 lead. He then used a low single to open up a 7-1 lead with 1:32 on the clock. Another strong Ruth ride by Ruth lasted the rest of the period and the Lion junior led 7-1 with a clinched riding time point (3:17). Bryon chose neutral to start the third period and nearly took Ruth down with a quick shot. But Ruth was able to hop out of trouble and gain control of the Mountaineer for another takedown and a 9-1 lead. Ruth picked up a stall point and, with the ride-out and point, posted a dominating 11-1 major decision with 4:33 in riding time. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at his new weight of 197, battled A.J. Vizcarrando. Wright caught Vizcarrando’s shoulders early, turned the Mountaineer to his back and picked up a stunningly fast pin at the 0:25 mark of the first period. 285: Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) made his Penn State wrestling debut in the dual against WVU senior Phil Mandzik. The two big men battled evenly for nearly two minutes until Lawson used a quick shot to gain control of Mandzik and get his first takedown as a Nittany Lion, pushing out to a 2-0 lead. Lawson rode Mandzik out and led 2-0 with 1:12 riding time after one period. Mandzik chose neutral to start the second but Lawson was quick to take control, using a single leg to trip Mandzik to the mat and up his lead to 4-1 with another takedown. Lawson put together another rideout and led 4-0 with 2:47 in riding time after two periods. He chose down to start the third stanza and quickly escaped to a 5-0 lead. Continuing his offensive prowess, Lawson used a nice single leg to up his lead to 7-0 and clinch the riding time point. Lawson picked up a stall point and then another ride-out with the riding time point gave him a strong 9-0 major decision.

133: Sophomore Nate Morgan (McCook, Neb.) took to the mat against Colin Johnston, who was ranked No. 17 at 133. The bout was Morgan’s first in 19 months after red-shirting last season with an injury. The duo battled evenly for the entire first period, with neither man finding an opening to score. Tied 0-0, Johnston chose down to start the second stanza. Morgan put together a nice ride to start the second period, maintaining control of the ranked Mountaineer for a full minute before Johnston escaped to a 1-0 lead. Johnston countered with a quick low double that led to a takedown on the edge of the mat, giving him a 3-0 lead. Morgan quickly escaped and quickly turned into Johnston, forcing the action. Johnston held that lead into the third period and Morgan chose down to start the final stanza. The Lion sophomore was struggling to work his way out of the hold when had had to take an injury timeout, giving Johnston the choice. Johnston chose down and Morgan was able to control him long enough to build his riding time edge to 1:01. Morgan cut him loose to a 4-1 lead and then got in on a high single. But Johnston was able to work out of bounds and the bout resumed at 1:08 with Johnston in the lead. Morgan continued to shoot in on Johnston but the Mountaineer was able to counter his shot and got another takedown to up his lead to 6-1. Morgan added a late escape but dropped a tough 6-2 decision. 141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) took on No. 19 Nathan Pennesi at 141. Pearsall set the early tempo, taking quick shots and forcing Pennesi back for the first minute-plus. Pennesi tried to connect on a high double at the 1:05 mark but Pearsall turned the move into a front headlock that lead to a stalemate with :45 left in the opening period. Pennesi nearly scored on a low single with :04 left but action moved out of bounds and the bout moved to the second period tied 0-0. Pearsall chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead just :16 in. Pennesi rolled into a double leg that Pearsall looked to counter on the edge of the mat. Pearsall fought off a near pin and then rolled through, countering the move for a scoring chance of his own. But a stalemate stopped action and the Lion still led 1-0 with :05 on the clock. Trailing by one, Pennesi chose down to start the third period. Pearsall put together a strong ride to start the period, keeping the control of Pennesi for the first minute and then working for a chance to turn the Mountaineer for back points. The Lion senior continued his dominant ride, pushing his riding time edge over 1:00. He continued the strong work for the entire period, riding the ranked Mountaineer out and, with the riding time point (1:43), posted the strong 2-0 win. 149: With No. 6 Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) again held out of the line-up, senior James English (York, Pa.) took to the mat at 149 to meet Mountaineer Brutus Scheffel. English notched the first takedown, using a high single to work Scheffel to the mat and picking up the takedown with :22 left in the opening period. A short ride-out gave English a 2-0 lead after one period. English chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. The duo traded shots over the course of the middle period until English turned a low single into his second

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RECAPS #1 PENN STATE IN NITTANY LION OPEN

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall FINALS RECAP 125: Anthony Zanetta, UA-Pitt 3-2 dec. #2 Nico Megaludis, Penn State 133: Mason Beckman, UA-Lehigh 3-2 dec. Jimmy Gulibon, UA-Penn State 141: Devin Carter, UA-Virginia Tech 16-8 maj. dec. Evan Henderson, North Carolina 149: #6 Andrew Alton, Penn State WBF Augustus Sako, UA-Virginia (2:12) 157: #3 James Fleming, Clarion 9-4 (SV) dec. #5 Dylan Alton, Penn State 165: #2 David Taylor, Penn State WBF #13 Mark Lewandowski, Buffalo (5:42) 174: #3 Matt Brown, Penn State 7-4 dec. #11 Greg Zannetti, Rutgers 184: #1 Ed Ruth, Penn State 11-4 dec. #10 Jimmy Sheptock, Maryland 197: #3 Quentin Wright, Penn State 5-3 (SV) dec. Morgan McIntosh, UA-Penn State 285: Nick Gqiazdowski, UA-N.C. State 12-1 maj. dec. Jimmy Lawson, Penn State The top-ranked Penn State wrestling team sent nearly its entire roster into action at the 2012 Nittany Lion Open on Sunday and came away with five champions. Of Penn State’s 30 participants (both attached and unattached), 18 placed at their respective weights. Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) made a stellar return to the mat after missing Penn State’s first two duals, posting a 6-0 mark at 149 with five pins to win the title. Four of Alton’s five pins were in the first period, including two in the first minute. Junior All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) was Penn State’s next champion, going 5-0 with three pins and two tech falls to win the title at 165. Taylor pinned No. 13 Mark Lewandowski of Buffalo in the finals. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) stormed through 174 to win his first NLO title. Brown went 5-0 on the day with a tech fall and two majors. He downed No. 11 Greg Zannetti of Rutgers in the finals. All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) was untouchable at 184 as well. Ruth went 5-0 win the 184-pound crown with a pin, a tech fall and two majors. He downed No. 10 Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland in the finals. All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) met teammate Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) in the finals at 197. Wright grabbed a hard-fought 5-3 (sv) win to claim the crown while McIntosh, who is red-shirting, placed second. Wright went 5-0 with three pins, including two first period falls. McIntosh was superb with a 4-1 mark, including two majors. All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) went 4-1 at 125, advancing to the finals before losing a 3-2 decision to red-shirting Pitt Panther upperclassman Anthony Zannetta in the finals, taking second place. True freshman Jimmy Gulibon (Latrobe, Pa.) lost a hard-fought 3-2 decision on riding time to Lehigh’s Mason Beckman in the finals at 133. Gulibon went 4-1 on the day. All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, was 4-1 on the day, advancing to the finals before dropping a tough sudden victory decision (9-4) to No. 3 James Fleming of Clarion. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) had a good run to the finals at 285, going 4-1 on the day, his only loss in the finals. Lawson had a major and a pin to take second place. Setting up Penn State’s run to 10 finalists and five champions was a superb first half of the event. By 3 p.m., with the quarterfinals set, Penn State still had 21 of its 30 wrestlers alive, including a gaudy 17 quarterfinalists. Penn State had four quarterfinalists at 149 alone. Junior Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) went 4-1 at 133 and took third place, his only loss to teammate Gulibon in the semis. Senior James English (York, Pa.) went 5-1 at 149, taking third place. Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) went 4-1 at 285, placing third. Gingrich had a major decision in the third place bout. Freshman Luke Frey (Montoursville, Pa.) was outstanding at 149 as well, going 6-1 with a tech fall and a major to place fifth. Junior James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) was 5-2 at 157 with two pins to place sixth. Senior Nick Fischer (Unionville, Pa.) went 4-2 with two pins to take sixth at 165. True freshman Zack Beitz (Mifflintown, Pa.) went 6-2 at 141 to take seventh place. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) went 5-2 with two pins at 141 to place eighth. Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) posted a 2-2 record at 133. Kyle Moran (Oxford, Pa.) had a 2-2 day at 141 for Penn State. Seth Beitz (Mifflintown, Pa.) went 3-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals at 149. Rex Lutz (Easton, Pa.) was 3-2 at 165. Brandon Phillips (Timonium, Md.) and James Frascella (Carmel, Ind.) both went 1-2 at 174. Also competing at the event were Michael Waters (Advance, N.C.) at 141; David Batkowski (Montoursville, Pa.) at 141; David Owens (Derry, N.H.) at 149; Caleb Livingston (Drexel Hill, Pa.) at 165; Andrew Church (Erie, Pa.) at 174; and Scott Syrek (Chester Springs, Pa.) at 197. In all, The Nittany Lions ended the event with 18 placers and a 97-34 overall record. Penn State put on a pinning clinic, tallying 23 falls at the event, led by Andrew Alton with five. FEATURED PENN STATE AGATE: 125: #2 Nico Megaludis Rd. 1: WBF over Jordan Wigger, UA-The Citadel (3:18) Rd. 2: W, 12-4 maj. dec. Nick Hermann, Virginia Qtrs: W, 13-2 maj. dec. Godwin Nyama, Pittsburgh Semis: W, 8-1 dec. Nathan Kraisser, North Carolina Finals: L, 2-3 dec. Anthony Zanetta, UA-Pittsburgh 2nd place; 4-1 overall 133: Jordan Conaway Rd. 1: W, 11-7 dec. Zaack Watson, UA-Virginia Rd. 2: L, 5-9 dec. Joe Ward, North Carolina Con 2: W, 11-4 dec. Jenkins Monzey, UA-Maryland Con 3: L, 6-8 dec. Sam Speno, North Carolina State 2-2 overall

141: #19 Bryan Pearsall Rd. 1: WBF over Danny O’Malley, Maryland (4:31) Rd. 2: WBF over Blake Morder, Clarion (4:32) Rd. 3: L, 9-12 dec. William Switzer, UA-Lehigh Con 2: W, 10-4 dec. Jake Keller, UA-Pittsburgh Con 3: W, 9-4 dec. Joe Moon, UA-North Carolina Con Qtrs: W, 7-2 dec. Shyheim Brown, UA-Maryland Con Semi: LBF Tyler Hunt, UA-North Carolina State Did not wrestle for seventh 8th place; 5-2 overall 149: #6 Andrew Alton Rd. 1: WBF over Albert Woody, Lehigh (5:34) Rd. 2: WBF over Christian Barber, North Carolina (0:44) Rd. 3: WBF over Colin Saunders, Boston (0:43) Qtrs: W, 13-5 maj. dec. Matt Cimato, UA-Drexel Semis: WBF over Nick Heilmann, North Carolina Finals: WBF over Augustus Sako, UA-Virginia 1st place; 6-0 overall James English Rd. 1: W, 8-2 dec. Dillon Gavlok, UA-Lock Haven Rd. 2: W, 8-0 maj. dec. Jordan Michelson, Penn Rd. 3: W, 2-0 dec. Mitchell Minotti, UA-Lehigh Qtrs: W, 3-0 dec. Seth Beitz, Penn State Semis: LBF (sv) to Augustus Sako, UA-Virginia (7:37) 3rd: W, 7-3 dec. Nick Heilmann, North Carolina 3rd place; 5-1 overall 157: #5 Dylan Alton Rd. 1: W, 6-3 dec. Connor Brennan, UA-Rider Rd. 2: WBF over Dakota Cooley, Central Michigan (0:32) Qtrs: W, 4-0 dec. Matt Stephens, Virginia Tech Semis: W, 3-1 dec. Jake Kemerer, Lock Haven Finals: L, 4-9 (sv) #3 James Fleming, Clarion 2nd place; 4-1 overall 165: #2 David Taylor Rd. 1: WBF over Michael Harper, The Citadel (4:05) Rd. 2: WBF over Russ Benner, UA-Hofstra (3:29) Qtrs: W, 23-6 tech fall over Bobby Nash, Michigan State (5:20) Semis: W, 17-2 tech fall over Corey Mock, UA-North Carolina (TF; 6:06) Finals: WBF over #13 Mark Lewandowski, Buffalo (5:42) 1st place; 5-0 overall 174: #3 Matt Brown Rd. 1: W, 15-6 maj. dec. Elliott Riddick, UA-Lehigh Rd. 2: W, 20-5 tech fall over Steven Nelson, UA-Clarion (TF; 5:45) Qtrs: W, 12-4 maj. dec. Kevin Bailey, Lehigh Semis: W, 9-0 maj. dec. T. Luvsandorj, UA-The Citadel Finals: W, 7-4 dec. #11 Greg Zannetti, Rutgers 1st place; 5-0 overall 184: #1 Ed Ruth Rd. 1: W, 16-2 maj. dec. Chris Heald, Michigan Rd. 2: W, 19-1 tech fall over Austin Coburn, Old Dominion (TF; 4:37) Qtrs: WBF over Brandon Griffin, UA-Lehigh (3:28) Semis: W, 11-2 maj. dec. Victor Avery, UA-Edinboro Finals: W, 11-4 dec. #10 Jimmy Sheptock, Maryland 1st place; 5-0 overall 197: #3 Quentin Wright Rd. 1: WBF over Matt Snook, Maryland (2:00) Rd. 2: WBF over Bobby LaVelle, Virginia Tech (1:45) Qtrs: WBF over Angelo Malvestuto, Buffalo (3:34) Semis: W, 6-1 dec. William George, UA-Cornell Finals: W, 5-3 (sv) dec. Morgan McIntosh, UA-Penn State 1st place; 5-0 overall 285: Jimmy Lawson Rd. 1: W, 14-1 maj. dec. Wyatt Baker, Columbia Rd. 2: W, 6-0 dec. Terrance Jean-Jacques, UA-Rutgers Qtrs: WBF over Jacob Kettler, UA-George Mason (6:18) Semis: W, 2-1 (tb0 dec. Odie Delaney, The Citadel Finals: L, 1-12 maj. dec. Nick Gwiazdowski, UA-North Carolina State 2nd place; 4-1 overall Jon Gingrich Rd. 1: W, 6-2 dec. Dan Garwood, Virginia Tech Rd. 2: W, 8-2 dec. Chris Nash, Michigan State Qtrs: W, 3-2 dec. William Smith, Rutgers Semis: LBF to Nick Gwiazdowski, UA-North Carolina State 3rd: W, 14-1 maj. dec. Odie Delaney, The Citadel 3rd place; 4-1 overall

Frank Martellotti* Rd. 1: W, 9-2 dec. Joe Waltko, Clarion Rd. 2: W, 16-0 tech fall over Aaron Hansne, The Citadel (5:47) Qtrs: W, 6-4 dec. Anthony Abidin, UA-Nassau Semis: L, 2-7 dec. Jimmy Gulibon, UA-Penn State 3rd: W, 9-6 dec. Johnni DiJulius, UA-Ohio State 3rd place; 4-1 overall

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS #1 PENN STATE 52, INDIANA 0

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #3 Nico Megaludis PSU, WBF Joe Duca IND (4:36) 133: Jordan Conaway PSU, WBF Quin Murphy IND (4:42) 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU, WBF Eric Roach IND (4:32) 149: #5 Andrew Alton PSU, WBF Geno Capezio IND (0:52) 157: #5 Dylan Alton PSU, 11-6 dec. Taylor Walsh IND 165: #2 David Taylor PSU, 9-0 maj. dec. #18 Ryan LeBlanc IND 174: #3 Matt Brown PSU, WBF Cheney Dale IND (6:40) 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU, WBF Luke Sheridan IND (1:24) 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU won by forfeit 285: Jon Gingrich PSU, 6-5 dec. #8 Adam Chalfant IND Attendance: 6,152

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The Penn State wrestling team, holding the No. 1 spot on Intermat’s TPI, shut-out visiting Indiana 52-0 in the Big Ten dual meet opener for each team. The Nittany Lions collected six pins and sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) tallied the evening’s biggest win with a victory at heavyweight for head coach Cael Sanderson. With over 6,100 fans packing sold-out Rec Hall, Penn State put on a pinning show to begin the match. The Nittany Lions notched four straight falls on their way to a 27-0 halftime lead. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 125, pinned Indiana’s Joe Duca at the 4:36 mark. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) picked up his first collegiate fall, pinning Hoosier Quin Murphy at the 4:42 mark. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) picked up his third pin of the year, getting a fall (4:42) over IU’s Eric Roach. Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 nationally at 149 and making his season dual meet debut, made it four in a row for the team with a quick 0:52 fall over Hoosier senior Geno Capezio. Alton’s pin was his sixth in a 7-0 start to the year. Sophomore All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 nationally at 157, dominated Indiana’s Taylor Walsh to the tune of an 11-6 decision, giving Penn State a 27-0 lead heading into intermission. Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, dominated No. 18 Ryan LeBlanc in the bout’s marquee match-up, posting the 9-0 major. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, followed that up with Penn State’s fifth pin, getting a fall over Cheney Dale at the 6:40 mark. Twotime All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, connected on Penn State’s sixth fall of the dual, finishing off an early cradle for a pin (1:24). Senior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, received a forfeit at 197, putting the Nittany Lions up 49-0. With a packed Rec Hall looking for a shut-out, sophomore heavyweight Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) brought the fans to their feet, collecting two third period takedowns on his way to a 6-5 win over No. 8 Adam Chalfant of Indiana. The final victory gave Penn State the 52-0 shut-out.

165: Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, took on No. 18 Ryan LeBlanc of Indiana. Taylor came out fast, nearly connecting on a shot out of the blocks. LeBlanc fought off the early effort, keeping the bout scoreless a minute in. Taylor continued to shoot and LeBlanc played defense into the midway point of the opening period. Taylor took a low single and LeBlanc countered, nearly scoring himself. But Taylor was able to get to his feet and keep the bout scoreless at the :45 mark. Tied 0-0, Taylor chose down to start the second period. He quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Taylor worked steadily to break through LeBlanc’s defense, picking up his takedown at the :55 mark to lead 3-0. Taylor then rode LeBlanc out to lead 3-0 after two periods. LeBlanc chose neutral to start the third period. Taylor worked to force the tempo and LeBlanc backed off the mat. With the Hoosier playing defense, Taylor used a low single to take the IU grappler down and up his lead to 5-0. The Lion All-American worked for a turning combination, picking up three near fall points to post the convincing 9-0 major decision with riding time.. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, met IU’s Cheney Dale. Brown and Dale battled through an even first period with the Lion sophomore forcing Dale towards the outside circle and the Hoosier fighting off Brown’s shots. Brown turned a low single into a scramble and a takedown at the :30 mark to lead 2-0. A quick ride out gave the Lion the two point lead after one period. Brown chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Brown used a low shot at Dale’s ankle to up his lead to 5-0 with another takedown, which led to a strong Brown ride. The Lion then forced Dale over on his shoulder, picking up two near fall points to lead 7-0 at the :20 mark. Dale chose down to start the third period and Brown continued to build his riding time edge. Dale escaped at the 1:30 mark, but Brown quickly shot low and upped his lead to 9-1 with another takedown. Brown cut Dale loose to a 9-2 lead. He picked up a stall point then added three more quick takedowns before hitting a cradle. Brown got the pin at the 6:40 mark, Penn State’s fifth of the dual and Brown’s second of the year. 184: Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, battled Indiana sophomore Luke Sheridan. Ruth wasted no time opening up a lead, getting a quick takedown and cutting Sheridan loose to lead 2-1. He then added another takedown and cut and led 4-2 with 2:06 on the clock. Quickly joining in Penn State’s pin barrage, Ruth turned the takedown into a cradle and picked up the pin at the 1:24 mark, Penn State’s second first period pin of the dual and sixth overall. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, received a forfeit at 197 and improved his season record to 8-0. 285: With Penn State sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.), ranked No. 15 at 285, getting the day off, the Lions sent talented sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) into action where he met Indiana junior Adam Chalfant, who was ranked No. 8. Chalfant got the first takedown, taking a 2-0 lead early. But Gingrich battled to an escape and trailed 2-1 with :40 on the clock. The duo battled evenly for the rest of the period and the Nittany Lion sophomore trailed by one after the first period. Chalfant chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 3-1 lead with 1:40 on the clock. Gingrich got hit with a first stall warning at the :55 mark and then shot low, looking to connect on a single. Chalfant countered but Gingrich fought the move off and trailed 3-1 after two periods. Gingrich chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 3-2 deficit. Gingrich countered a Chalfant shot and posted a takedown to briefly lead 4-3. Chalfant escaped and the bout resumed knotted at 4-4 with 1:10 on the clock. Gingrich forced a scramble and then took Chalfant down again, taking a 6-4 lead with :45 on the clock. The Lion sophomore then rode Chalfant to the :22 mark, with the Hoosier escaping to a 6-5 Lion lead. Gingrich fought off Chalfant’s last efforts and thrilled the SRO crowd with the 6-5 win.

The Nittany Lions posted a lop-sided 27-1 edge in takedowns, with Chalfant getting IU’s only one. PSU’s six pins, a forfeit and a major amounted to 22 bonus points. The shut-out is Penn State’s fifth under Sanderson and the first since a 43-0 Big Ten road shut-out at Wisconsin on Jan. 15, 2012. The margin of victory was the most for a Penn State team since joining the Big Ten conference in 1992-93 and the most-lopsided win for Penn State since a 54-0 win over Millesville on Jan. 25, 1983. Top-ranked Penn State moves to 3-0, 1-0 in the Big Ten. Indiana is now 5-3, 0-1 Big Ten. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 125, took on Indiana sophomore Joe Duca. Megaludis gained control of Duca’s leg and finished off his first takedown at the 1:40 mark. He then cut Duca loose and quickly took him down again for a 4-2 lead at the 1:10 mark. The Lions sophomore added a third takedown off a reset and then rode Duca out to lead 6-2 after three minutes of wrestling. Duca chose down to start the second period, was cut loose by Megaludis. The Lion picked up a stall point and then tacked on a flurry of takedowns to up his lead to 11-5 at the 1:00 mark of the second period. Continuing his offensive outburst, Megaludis tacked on two more takedowns before turning Duca to his back for a pin at the 4:36 mark. It was Megaludis’ third pin of the year. 133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) met IU freshman Quin Murphy at 133. Conaway drew first blood with a fast takedown that he turned into a near fall and a 4-0 lead early. But Murphy managed a reversal to cut the lead to 4-2 before Conaway reversed Murphy and led 6-2 after one period. Conaway chose neutral to start the second period and used a quick low double to up his lead to 8-2 at the 1:30 mark. Conaway then put together a strong ride, picking up a riding time point before cutting Murphy loose. A quick takedown led to a fast Conaway turn and the Nittany Lion freshman picked up the pin at the 4:42 mark to put Penn State up 12-0. The pin was Conaway’s first of the year. 141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) battled Hoosier freshman Eric Roach at 141. Pearsall and Roach traded shots early in the match, battling evenly for two minutes. The Lion senior connected on a low double to lead 2-0 at the 1:00 mark and the put together an effective ride, building up a solid time advantage with a ride-out. Trailing 2-0, Roach chose down to start the second stanza. Pearsall took advantage of the decision, connecting on a cradle and turning Roach to his back for three back points, nearly getting the pin. Leading 5-0 with 1:05 on the clock, Pearsall continued to dominate Roach and this time finished off the cradle to get the pin at the 4:32 mark, Penn State’s third straight fall (and the third for Pearsall this year). 149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 149, made his ’12-13 dual meet debut against Indiana senior Geno Capezio. Alton connected on the first takedown to lead 2-0 less than :20 into the bout. Capezio escaped to cut the lead to 2-1. Alton wasted no time connecting after that, gaining control of Capezio’s shoulders, turning the Hoosier to his back and getting the quick pin at the 0:52 mark. Alton moved to 7-0 on the year with six pins. 157: Sophomore All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, met talented Hoosier sophomore Taylor Walsh, who carried a 15-3 record into the bout. Alton scored first, taking Walsh down for a 2-1 lead after quick Walsh escape at the 2:20 mark. Alton was continued to force the action. The Lion sophomore countered a Walsh shot for a 4-1 lead with 1:16 on the clock. Walsh escaped after a reset and action resumed in the center circle. Alton chose down to start the second period and quickly reversed Walsh to lead 6-3 after a quick IU escape. Trailing 6-3, Walsh chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 6-4 deficit. Alton answered with yet another takedown, upping his lead to 8-4 at the 1:40 mark. Walsh escaped to an 8-5 score. Alton continued to pour on the offense, using a high double for another takedown and a 10-6 lead as time wound down. Alton rolled on to the 10-6 win, putting Penn State up 27-0 at the half.

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RECAPS #1 PENN STATE 42, LOCK HAVEN 3

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU, WBF Bobby Rehm LHU (4:10) 133: Jordan Conaway PSU, 13-3 maj. dec. Matt Bryer LHU 141: Dan Neff LHU 4-9 dec. Bryan Pearsall PSU 149: #5 Andrew Alton PSU, 10-6 dec. Mac Maldarelli LHU 157: #5 Dylan Alton PSU, 5-2 dec. Jake Kemerer LHU 165: #2 David Taylor PSU, WBF Aaron McKinney LHU (4:41) 174: #3 Matt Brown PSU, WBF Zach Heffner LHU (1:37) 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU, 17-2 tech fall Fred Garcia LHU (TF; 4:55) 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU, WBF Phil Sprenkle LHU (6:10) 285: #15 Jimmy Lawson PSU, 5-1 dec. Harry Turner LHU Attendance: 6,292

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The Penn State wrestling team, holding the No. 1 spot on Intermat’s TPI, racked up four pins on its way to a decisive win over visiting Lock Haven. The Nittany Lions won nine of ten bouts to roll to a 42-3 win in a sold out Rec Hall. The day was highlighted by by four military heroes being honored at halftime of Military Appreciation Day. With nearly 6,300 fans once again in attendance, the Nittany Lions of head coach Cael Sanderson’s team dominated the competition. All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, got things started in fast fashion by pinning LHU’s Bobby Rehm at the 4:10 mark. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) remained unbeaten in duals for Penn State, picking up a 13-3 major over Matt Bryer at 133. Lock Haven then picked up its lone win of the dual when Dan Neff posted a 9-4 decision over Nittany Lion senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) at 141. No. 5 Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) notched a hard-fought 10-6 win over LHU’s Mac Maldarelli at 149 to put Penn State up 13-3. All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, then downed Lock Haven’s Jake Kemerer 5-2 to send Penn State into the halftime break leading 16-3. All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, got a second period pin over Lock Haven’s Aaron McKinney, getting the fall at 4:41. Taylor’s pin was followed up by sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah). Brown, ranked No. 3 at 174, got a pin at the 1:37 mark over Zach Heffner to up Penn State’s lead to 28-3. All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, posted a dominating 17-2 technical fall (4:55) over Fred Garcia. Senior All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, pinned Phil Sprenkle at the 6:10 mark and Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.), ranked No. 15 at 285, downed LHU’s Harry Turner 5-1 to close out the dual and give Penn State the 42-3 win. Penn State rolled up a 27-6 edge in takedowns in winning nine of ten bouts. The Lions’ four pins, tech fall and major gave the team 15 bonus points. Penn State is now 4-0 on the year, 1-0 in Big Ten duals. Lock Haven falls to 1-2. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, took on Lock Haven’s Bobby Rehm. Rehm opened up the scoring with a takedown at the 2:15 mark, taking a 2-0 lead. Megaludis escaped quick and then immediately worked his way into a low single. Megaludis forced a scramble that led to a takedown and a 3-2 lead. Megaludis rode Rehm out and led 3-2 after one period. Megaludis chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 4-2 lead. Another quick takedown and the Lion sophomore led 6-3 after cutting Rehm loose. Megaludis added another takedown and then quickly turned Rehm to his shoulders for a pin at the 4:10 mark.

chose down to start the third period. He quickly escaped to cut the lead to 3-2 and then began pressuring Alton on the edge of the mat. Alton got called for stalling and then gained control of Kemerer’s shoulders, forcing a scramble that ended in a stalemate at the :40 mark. The Lion sophomore countered a Kemerer shot for a clinching takedown at the :20 mark and posted the 5-2 win. 165: Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, met Lock Haven’s Aaron McKinney. Taylor came out fast, notching a quick takedown to lead 2-0 at the 2:42 mark. Taylor then put together a strong ride and built up :43 in riding time before McKinney escaped to a 2-1 score. Taylor exploded off a reset through a double leg to up his lead to 4-2 lead after cutting McKinney loose. This time, a high single leg led to a third Taylor takedown and this time Taylor maintained control long enough to build up over a minute in riding time. Taylor cut McKinney loose at the :30 mark and within seconds added a fourth takedown to lead 8-3 at the :20 mark. This time, Taylor rode McKinney out to carry that lead, with 2:01 in riding time, into the second stanza. McKinney chose down to start the second period and Taylor made him pay for the choice. He turned the Bald Eagle to his back for three near fall points. After resetting himself, Taylor adjusted, turned McKinney’s shoulders to the mat and picked up the pin at the 4:41 mark. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, battled Zach Heffner. Brown, like Taylor, scored quickly, getting a takedown less than :20 into the bout. Heffner escaped to a 2-1 deficit but Brown was relentless offensively, using a high double for a second takedown and a 4-1 lead. After allowing Heffner out, Brown gained control of the Bald Eagle’s shoulders, quickly turned him to his back and picked up a quick pin (1:37). 184: Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, met LHU junior Fred Garcia. Ruth scored quickly, cut Garcia loose and led 2-1 early. The Nittany Lion junior fought off a low Garcia shot and used the ensuing scramble to get his second takedown and lead 4-1 with 1:30 on the clock. Ruth put together a strong ride, building up over a minute’s worth of riding time before turning Garcia to his back for two near fall and a 6-1 lead. Ruth turned him one more time before the period ended, this time for three, and led 9-1 after one period. Ruth chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 10-1 lead. Ruth used a low single to pick up another takedown and then added three back points to lead 15-1 with :40 on the clock. Garcia escaped and tried to score a takedown of his own, but Ruth countered late, rolled the Bald Eagle over and ended the bout with takedown, getting a 17-2 technical fall (4:55). 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, battled LHU freshman Phil Sprenkle. Wright used an early shoulder throw to try and end the match early, nearly getting a quick pin. But Sprenkle was able to roll out of trouble without even giving up a takedown and the bout remained scoreless. Wright and Sprenkle then wrestled evenly for the entire period and action moved to the second stanza tied 0-0. Wright chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. The Lion senior steadily worked himself into control of Sprenkle’s upper body then tripped him to the mat for at 3-0 lead with 1:10 on the clock. Wright then rode Sprenkle out to lead 3-0 with 1:16 riding time after two periods. Sprenkle chose neutral to start the third period but Wright had the answer. Wright used a low single to take Sprenkle down and then turned him to his back. After resetting himself, Wright got the fall at 6:10 mark to put Penn State up 39-3. 285: Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.), ranked No. 15 at 285, met LHU senior Harry Turner in a rematch of this year’s Mat-Town Open title bout (won by Lawson in early December). Lawson almost picked up the first points of the match, lifting Turner off the mat and working for a takedown. But momentum took both wrestlers off the mat and onto the floor and the bout remained scoreless two minutes in. The duo traded shots over the last minute and action moved to the second tied 0-0. Turner chose down to start the second period and Lawson was able to control the action for :46 before Turner escaped to a 1-0 lead. Lawson used his quickness to work his way behind Turner on their feet and then pulled the Bald Eagle down for a takedown to lead 2-1 with :15 on the clock. A short ride-out later allowed Lawson to carry that lead into the third period. Lawson chose down to start the third and worked his way to an escaped and a 3-1 lead at the 1:35 mark. Lawson stepped away from one low Turner shot and then countered another for a final takedown and a 5-1 win.

133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) looked to stay undefeated in duals for Penn State, taking on Lock Haven’s Matt Bryer at 133. Conaway scored first with a takedown nearly a minute into the bout and led 2-1 early. Conaway continued to press Bryer and grabbed a second takedown midway through the period to lead 4-1. The Lion freshman maintained control long enough to build up a 1:04 riding time edge before Bryer escaped. Conaway added a third takedown and then turned Bryer to his back for two near fall points as the period ended to lead 8-2. Bryer chose down to start the second and Conaway added to his riding time edge. Bryer escaped to an 8-3 deficit after giving up a stall warning. Conaway gained control of Bryer’s shoulders low on the mat and scrambled around for a late takedown to lead 10-3 after two periods. Conaway chose neutral to start the third period. Conaway exploded through a high double off a reset and upped his lead to 12-3 with 1:00 left in the bout. Having clinched the riding time point, Conaway then put together a strong ride, working all the time off the clock on his way to a 13-3 major with 3:54 in riding time. 141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) took to the mat against LHU freshman Dan Neff at 141. Neff got the bout’s firs takedown to lead 2-1 at the 1:20 mark. The Lion senior fought off another solid Neff shot to stay within a point after the opening period. The duo battled evenly for the next minute with neither wrestler managing a scoring opportunity. Pearsall fought off another Neff shot and was then called for stalling. After a scoreless second period and trailing 2-1, Pearsall chose down to start the third stanza. He steadily worked his way to an escape and a 2-2 tie, but Neff shot low and added another takedown to lead 4-2 at the 1:25 mark. Pearsall escaped and trailed 4-3 with 1:07 on the clock. The Nittany Lion senior worked for a tying takedown, but Neff countered for a late-takedown and, with the riding time point posted the 9-4 win. 149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 149, faced off against junior Mac Maldarelli. Alton scored early, taking Maldarelli down and lead 2-1 within the first minute. Maldarelli picked up a takedown of his own and took a brief lead, but Alton quickly escaped and then took the Bald Eagle junior down again. Two near fall points gave Alton a 7-3 lead. Maldarelli escaped before the period ended and Alton led 7-4 after one period. Maldarelli chose down to start the second period and Alton quickly cut him to neutral, looking for another takedown. But Maldarelli was able to fight off Alton for the bulk of the period, keeping the bout close. Alton used a low single at the :20 mark to force a late scramble and pick up a last second takedown and led 9-5 heading into the third. Alton chose down to start the third period and Maldarelli controlled the action for the first minute-plus of the period. Alton was hit with a stall warning while Maldarelli built up over a minute’s worth of riding time. Alton escaped to a 10-5 lead and then wound out the clock. Maldarelli picked up riding time but Alton walked away with the 10-6 decision. 157: All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, took on Bald Eagle Jake Kemerer. Alton and Kemerer battled evenly for the first minute-plus but Alton finally broke through Kemerer’s defense. The Lion sophomore used a shoulder throw to turn Kemerer to his back on the edge of the mat, picking up the takedown at the 1:05 mark. Action moved out of bounds before back points could be called and Alton led 2-1 after a Kemerer escape. Leading 2-1, Alton chose down to start the second period. A quick escape gave the Lion a 3-1 lead. The duo traded shots for the remainder of the period with neither wrestler scoring. With Alton leading 3-1, Kemerer

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS #1 PENN STATE AT SOUTHERN SCUFFLE

Jan. 1-2, 2013 -- Chattanooga, Tenn. -- UT-Chattanooga 1: PENN STATE – 178.5 2: Oklahoma State – 158.0 ATTENDANCE: 5,399 The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 in the latest Intermat TPI, used a complete team effort to claim its third straight Southern Scuffle crown. Penn State ran away from second place Oklahoma State, posting 178.5 points to 158.0 for the Cowboys. The Nittany Lions used a dominating 5-1 performance in the semifinals to set up a 3-2 run in the finals, crowning three champions. In all, 11 of Penn State’s 17 competing wrestlers placed at the event. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, began his day with a 3-1 win over No. 10 Nashon Garrett in the semifinals. He then took on No. 8 Matt Snyder of Virginia in the finals and rolled to an 8-4 victory. Megaludis used two takedowns and a reversal in the finals to grab the crown. The Lion freshman gave up all four of his points in the first period and dominated action from there Megaludis went 4-0 over the course of the tournament, improving his record to 12-1. Junior James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) entered the tournament as the fifth-seed at 157 and notched the biggest upse4t of the finals, grabbing a 2-1 (tb) win over top-seeded Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State, ranked No. 8 nationally. Vollrath moved into the finals to face No. 14 Jedd Moore of Virginia. Like his prior bout against a ranked foe, Vollrath took the ranked Tiger into extra time before dropping a hard-fought 3-1 (sv) decision. The second place finish came courtesy of a 4-1 record with two majors. Vollrath is 20-5 overall. Junior All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, majored No. 4 Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State 11-0 in the semifinal, setting up a match-up with No. 1 Kyle Dake of Cornell in the finals. The duo battled through an even first period, Dake took down to start the second and escaped for a 1-0 lead after two. Taylor chose down in the third and worked his way to a reversal and a 2-1 lead. With just under 1:00 left, the duo rolled out of bounds and Dake was given a reversal by the official after action moved out of the circle. Taylor then worked to escape, while maintaining a riding time edge to grab the win. Dake held on for most of the bout and Taylor was not awarded an escape at the end of the match (and his riding time fell to :59), giving Dake a 3-2 decision. Taylor went 4-1 with two pins and a tech fall to take second. His record now stands at 13-1. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) was impressive during the tournament as well. Ranked No. 3 at 174, Brown rolled to a 5-1 record, including two pins and a major, to take third place. Brown rebounded from a loss in the semifinals to roll through to consolation bouts, including a 10-3 victory over No. 16 Jon Fausey of Virginia in the third place match. Brown’s 5-1 record moves his season mark to 14-1. Junior All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, dominated No. 9 Mike Larson of Missouri in the semis, posting an 11-0 major. He moved into the finals where he took on No. 2 Steve Bosak of Cornell. Ruth wasted no time in establishing his dominance over Bosak, using two first period takedowns to bolt out to a 4-1 lead. He then added a reversal and 2:55 in riding time to coast to the 7-3 win and claim yet another Southern Scuffle title. Ruth went 6-0 at the tournament, notching three pins and two majors. He remains undefeated with a 15-0 record. Senior All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) downed No. 13 Scott Schiller of Minnesota 9-5 in his semifinal bout and met No. 9 Jake Meredith of Arizona State in the finals. After giving up a takedown in the first period on a throw attempt, Wright steadily waited for his chance to pounce. Tied 2-2 in the second, and with Meredith taking down, Wright used a split-scissors to turn the Sun Devil to his back and get the pin at the 5:33 mark to claim the Scuffle crown. Wright was superb on the weekend, going 5-0 with two pins. He improves his undefeated record to 14-0 overall. True freshman Jimmy Gulibon (Latrobe, Pa.) rolled through his first three consolation bouts, picking up a tech fall and a major over No. 16 George DiCamillo in the process. Gulibon, wrestling unattached as the sixth seed, then lost to No. 6 Nathan McCormick of Missouri in the third place bout and took fourth place. He finished the tournament with a 5-2 mark (including one win over a non-collegiate grappler) with three tech falls and a major. Senior James English (York, Pa.) also won his first three bouts of the day in consolation action and, as the 10th-seed, advanced to the bronze medal match where he met Missouri’s Drake Houdashelt. English used two takedowns and relentless pressure to post the 5-2 win and take third place. The senior went 6-1 overall at the tournament with a pin and a forfeit victory. English is now 13-2 on the year. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) entered the tournament unseeded but had a fine showing. Pearsall went 4-3 overall, including a win over No. 15 Justin LaValle of Old Dominion in consolation action, and placed eighth at 141. Red-shirt freshman Luke Frey (Montoursville, Pa.), also unseeded, was superb at 149 for Penn State, posting a 4-2 mark with three majors and placing seventh. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) split his opening consolation bouts and wrestled for seventh place. He met No. 14 Levi Cooper of Arizona State for seventh and rolled to an 11-7 win, going 4-2 and taking seventh. In addition to those top performances, the entire Nittany Lion contingent picked up wins at the event. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) was Penn State’s scoring wrestler at 133. Conaway lost his first consolation bout of the day and ended his initial Southern Scuffle run with a 1-2 mark. True freshman Zack Beitz (Mifflintown, Pa.) did not compete in consolation action on day two, taking a medical forfeit (non-loss) as a precaution. Beitz, wrestling unattached, finished his first Scuffle with a 3-1 mark at 141. Senior Nick Fischer (Unionville, Pa.) dropped his first conso bout, losing 7-0 to No. 15 Zach Toal of Missouri. Fischer ended his tournament with a 3-2 mark. Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) dropped a tough 9-3 decision to No. 17 Jeremy Johnson of Ohio in his conso bout today and ended his tourney run with a 2-2 mark. Yesterday, freshman James Frascella (Carmel, Ind.) went 1-2 at 174 and Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) went 2-2 at 285. FEATURED PENN STATE AGATE: Penn State’s 125 agate: #2 Nico Megaludis (No. 1 seed): 1st Round: bye 2nd Round: W, 11-4 dec. Eddie Klimara, Oklahoma State Qtrs: W, 9-3 dec. David Terao, American Semis: W, 3-1 dec. #10 Nashon Garrett, Cornell Finals: W, 8-4 dec. #8 Matt Snyder, Virginia 4-0, CHAMPION Penn State’s 133 agate: Jordan Conaway: 1st Round: bye 2nd Round: W, 5-2 dec. Scott Festejo, Old Dominion Qtrs: L, 5-6 dec. #16 George DiCamillo, Virginia Cons 5: L, 3-10 dec. Zach Watson, Virginia 1-2, DNP Jimmy Gulibon (No. 6 seed/wrestling UNATTACHED): 1st Round: W, 19-4 TF over Luke Mario, North Carolina (TF; 5:16)

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2nd Round: W, 15-0 TF over Aaron Hansen, The Citadel (TF; 5:06) Qtrs: L, 5-9 dec. #7 Jon Morrison, Oklahoma State Cons 5: W, 15-0 TF over Scott Festejo, Old Dominion (TF; 3:13) Cons Qtrs: W, 7-5 (sv) dec. Mark Gray, non-collegiate Cons Semis: W, 13-5 maj. dec. #16 George DiCamillo, Virginia 3rd Place: LBF to #6 Nathan McCormick, Missouri (4:45) Currently 5-2, 4th place Penn State’s 141 agate: Bryan Pearsall: 1st Round: W, 10-8 dec. Nick Flannery, Cleveland State 2nd Round: L, 1-7 dec. Dean Pavlou, Chattanooga Cons 3: WBF over Trevor Jauch, Missouri (1:52) Cons 4: WB inj. forf. Matt Nelson, Virginia Cons 5: W, 5-0 dec. #15 Justin LaValle, Old Dominion Cons Qtrs: L, 4-7 dec. Julian Feikert, Oklahoma State 7th Place: L, 2-4 dec. Dean Pavlou, Chattanooga 4-3, 8th place Penn State’s 149 agate: James English (No. 10 seed): 1st Round: WBF over Charles Holt, The Citadel (3:24) 2nd Round: W, 6-2 dec. Seth Lange, Minnesota Qtrs: L, 6-12 dec. #1 Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State Cons 5: W, 5-2 dec. Ryan Dunphy, Cornell Cons Qtrs: W, 5-1 dec. Dustin Walraven, South Dakota St. Cons Semis: W, medical forfeit (No. 2 Dylan Ness DNC) 3rd Place: W, 5-2 dec. Drake Houdashelt, Missouri 6-1, 3rd Place Luke Frey: 1st Round: W, 9-1 maj. dec. Dustin Walraven, South Dakota State 2nd Round: W, 10-0 maj. dec. Jared Pressley, Chattanooga Qtrs: L, 4-9 dec. #2 Dylan Ness, Minnesota Cons 5: W, 13-2 maj. dec. John Belanger, Army Cons Qtrs: L, 0-10 maj. dec. Drake Houdashelt, Missouri 7th Place: W, 4-3 4-2, 7th Place Penn State’s 157 agate: James Vollrath (No. 5 seed): 1st Round: W, 14-4 maj. dec. Andrew DeHart, Duke 2nd Round: W, 6-5 dec. Ryan Harrington, North Carolina Qtrs: W, 11-3 maj. dec. Matthew Frisch, The Citadel Semis: W, 2-1 (tb) dec. #8 Alex Dieringer, Oklahoma State Finals: L, 1-3 (sv) dec. #14 Jedd Moore, Virginia 4-1, 2nd Place Penn State’s 165 agate: #2 David Taylor (No. 2 seed): 1st Round: W, 22-7 TF over Jesse Stafford, Air Force 2nd Round: WBF over Parker Madl, Arizona State (1:31) Qtrs: WBF over Paul Hancock, Army (4:39) Semis: W, 10-0 maj. dec. #4 Tyler Caldwell, Oklahoma State Finals: L, 2-3 dec. #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell 4-1, 2nd Place Penn State’s 174 agate: #3 Matt Brown (No. 3 seed): 1st Round: WBF over Trey Adamson, Duke (5:46) 2nd Round: WBF over Keithen Cast, American (1:42) Qtrs: W, 17-8 maj. dec. #20 Cody Walters, Ohio Semis: LBF to #4 Logan Storley, Minnesota (4:06) Cons Semis: W, 9-4 dec. Todd Porter, Missouri 3rd Place: W, 10-3 dec. #16 Jon Fausey, Virginia 5-1, 3rd place Penn State’s 184 agate: #1 Ed Ruth (No. 1 seed): Pigtail: WBF over Thomas Barriero, American (2:14) 1st Round: WBF over James Cook, Campbell (3:29) 2nd Round: WBF over Diego Bencomo, Duke (3:37) Qtrs: W, 13-4 maj. dec. Stephen Doty, Virginia Semis: W, 11-0 maj. dec. #9 Mike Larson, Missouri Finals: W, 7-3 dec. #2 Steve Bosak, Cornell 6-0, CHAMPION Penn State’s 197 agate: #3 Quentin Wright (No. 1 seed): 1st Round: WBF over Devon Bradley, American (1:19) 2nd Round: W, 4-0 dec. Peter Huntley, Navy Qtrs: W, 9-2 dec. Conner Hartman, Duke Semis: W, 9-5 dec. #13 Scott Schiller, Minnesota Finals: WBF over #9 Jake Meredith, Arizona State (5:33) 5-0 Overall, CHAMPION Penn State’s 285 agate: Jimmy Lawson (No. 6 seed): 1st Round: W, 2-0 dec. Joshua Davis, North Carolina 2nd Round: W, 5-1 dec. Kevin Malone, Chattanooga Qtrs: L, 1-8 dec. #3 Alan Gelogaev, Oklahoma State Cons 5: W, 3-1 (sv) Daniel Miller, Navy Cons Qtrs: , 2-6 dec. #17 Jeremy Johnson, Ohio 7th Place: W, 11-7 dec. #14 Levi Cooper, Arizona State 4-2, 7th Place

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RECAPS #1 PENN STATE 41, MICHIGAN STATE 0

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU maj. dec. Brenan Lyon MSU, 19-6 133: Jordan Conaway PSU dec. Brandon Fifield MSU, 7-2 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU maj. dec. Nick Trimble MSU, 10-2 149: James English PSU dec. Dan Osterman MSU, 6-0 157: James Vollrath PSU dec. #19 David Cheza MSU, 6-4 165: #2 David Taylor PSU pinned Nick Proctor MSU, WBF (1:37) 174: #3 Matt Brown PSU tech fall Jordan Wohlfert MSU, 22-7 (TF; 6:17) 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU pinned John Rizqallah MSU, WBF (1:37) 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU maj. dec. Luke Jones MSU, 13-4 285: Jon Gingrich PSU dec. #4 Michael McClure MSU, 5-3 Attendance: 6,353

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The Penn State wrestling team, holding the No. 1 spot on Intermat’s TPI, shut-out visiting Michigan State 41-0 in Big Ten wrestling action. Another sold out, SRO crowd of over 6,300 fans roared in the dual’s finale as sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) capped the shut-out victory with a win over his fourth-ranked Spartan foe at heavyweight. Before the final fireworks, head coach Cael Sanderson’s crew bolted out to an early lead thanks to No. 2 Nico Megaludis (Murrsyville, Pa.) at 125. Megaludis rolled to a 19-6 major over Brenan Lyon and the Nittany Lions were up 4-0 early. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) remained unbeaten in dual meets with a 7-2 win over Brandon Fifield at 133 and senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) notched a 10-2 major over MSU’s Nick Trimble to up Penn State’s lead to 11-0. Senior James English (York, Pa.) was outstanding at 149, posting a 6-0 shut-out over MSU senior Dan Osterman. Classmate James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) then brought another sell-out crowd to its feet with a 6-4 win over No. 19 David Cheza of Michigan State. Vollrath’s win sent Penn State into intermission with a 17-0 lead. Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) continued Penn State’s day with a first period pin, getting the fall at the 1:37 mark over Spartan Nick Proctor. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, put on a takedown show in a 22-7 technical fall win over Jordan Wohlfert. Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) matched teammate Taylor with a pin at the 1:37 mark as well, this one over MSU’s John Rizqallah at 184. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) posted a 13-4 major over Luke Jones at 197, leading to the night’s capstone victory. Gingrich put the finishing touches on a 41-0 shut-out with a thrilling 5-3 win over No. 4 Michael McClure at heavyweight. Tied 1-1 late in the third period, Gingrich bored through on a high double, took McClure down and to his back for two near fall points, and walked away with a 5-3 win. The victory was Gingrich’s second over a top-ten Big Ten foe to secure a shut-out (Gingrich also downed No. 8 Adam Chalfant of Indiana to secure PSU’s shutout over the Hoosiers in December.

The Nittany Lions owned the dual, posting a 33-1 advantage in takedowns. The shut-out is Penn State’s second of the year, both in Big Ten duals. The MSU blanking marks the first time in school history the team has notched two shut-outs in Big Ten dual meets in the same season. In two duals, Penn State is now 20-0, outscoring its conference foes 93-0 and collecting a 60-2 takedown advantage. Penn State moves to 5-0, 2-0 B1G, while Michigan State falls to 4-6, 0-3 B1G. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, took on Spartan junior Brenan Lyon. Megaludis wasted no time taking Lyon down, using a low double to take a 2-1 lead after cutting him loose. The Lion All-American added another takedown and cut to lead 4-2 at the 1:00 mark. Megaludis used a low single to gain control of Lyon’s right ankle for a third takedown. This time, he rode Lyon out and carried a 6-2 lead with :43 riding time into the second period. Megaludis chose down to start the second stanza and burst out for a quick escape. He then used a low double to tack on a fourth takedown and led 9-2 midway through the period. Megaludis added two near fall points to lead 11-3 at the :30 mark, tacked on another takedown and led 13-3 with 2:00 riding time after two. Lyon chose down to start the third period and Megaludis cut him loose early. Megaludis tacked on two more takedowns, a stall point and 3:00 riding time to roll to the 19-6 major decision.

157: Penn State junior James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) battled No. 19 David Cheza in a key bout at 157. Cheza had the first chance to open up the scoring with a high single :30 in. But Vollrath was able to work his way out of trouble and keep the bout scoreless early on. Vollrath then worked in on a single leg, but Cheza was able to counter and open up the scoring to take a 2-1 lead after a quick Vollrath escape. Leading by one, Cheza told down to start the second period. Vollrath maintained control for :30 before the ranked Spartan escaped to a 3-1 lead. With 1:10 on the clock, Vollrath worked in on a high single and finished off the takedown to tie the bout at 3-3. Cheza quickly escaped to lead 4-3 with :45 on the clock. Trailing by one, Vollrath chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 4-4 tie. The duo battled evenly for the next minute-plus, the score still tied at 4-4. With :20 left, Vollrath turned a low single into a bout clinching takedown and brought the Penn State crowd to its feet with a 6-4 win over the ranked Cheza. 165: Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, met Michigan State’s Nick Proctor. Taylor quickly opened up a 4-1 lead with a takedown and two nearfall points. After the escape, Taylor notched another takedown and led 6-1 just over a minute in. Taylor cut Proctor loose again, worked into a takedown and then ended the match. Taylor worked into a cradle and got the first period pin at the 1:37 mark and put Penn State up 23-0. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, took on Spartan freshman Jordan Wohlfert. Brown wasted no time opening up an early lead, using a low double on the edge of the mat to take Wohlfert down and lead 2-0. Brown then put together a dominating ride, building up :57 in riding time before cutting Wohlfert loose. But less than :05 after cutting him, Brown worked his way around for another takedown and a 4-2 lead. Brown notched a third takedown and led 6-3 after a Wohlfert escape at the 1:10 mark. A fourth takedown put Brown up 8-4. Another takedown for the Nittany Lion and Brown led 10-4 with more than 2:00 riding time after a furious first period. Wohlfert took down to start the second stanza and escaped to a 10-5 deficit. He took a single leg but Brown quickly countered and turned the Spartan to his back for a takedown and three near fall points to lead 15-5 at the 1:09 mark. Brown cut Wohlfert loose with :30 left and tacked on another takedown as the period ended to lead 17-6 with 3:24 in riding time. Brown chose down to start the third period and escaped to an 18-6 lead. With the riding time point clinched, Brown added another takedown with 1:15 on the clock to up his lead to 20-6. One more cut and Brown ended the match with another takedown, getting the 22-7 technical fall at the 6:17 mark. 184: Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, faced Michigan State sophomore John Rizqallah. Ruth scrambled his way to an early takedown and led 2-0 at the 2:10 mark. Ruth began working for a chance to finish off a cradle and hit the mark. After a brief ride, Ruth worked his way into his patented pinning move and got the fall at the 1:37 mark, putting Penn State up 34-0. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, battled Luke Jones. Wright got the first takedown early, taking a 2-0 lead on the edge of the mat. Jones worked his way to an escape and action moved to the center circle with the Nittany Lion senior up 2-1. Wright countered a Jones single leg and picked up his second takedown with 1:40 left in the opening period. Two near fall points later and Wright led 6-1 with :45 on the clock. After a Jones escape, Wright used a high shot to force the Spartan to the mat for another takedown to lead 8-2 with 1:31 riding time after one period. Wright chose down to start the second period and steadily worked his way to a reversal and a 10-2 lead. Jones escaped to a 10-3 deficit before the period ended but Wright had 1:20 in riding time. Jones chose down to start the third period and Wright cut him loose to a 10-4 score. Wright blasted through a high double to up his lead to 12-4 with :45 on the clock. After clinching the riding time point, Wright then rode Jones out to roll to the 13-4 major decision (with 2:13 in time). 285: Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) took to the mat to face off with No. 4 Michael McClure of Michigan State, who carried a 20-1 record into the dual (an MSU best). Gingrich and McClure battled through an even first minute, with the Lion sophomore forcing McClure to the edge of the mat early on. McClure took a high single at the 1:30 mark but Gingrich stepped back out of trouble and kept the bout scoreless. Tied 0-0 after one period, Gingrich chose down to start the second period. He quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead action returned to the center circle. McClure took his second shot of the match at the 1:00 mark and Gingrich was called for stalling. With Gingrich leading 1-0, McClure took down to start the final stanza. A quick MSU escape and the bout was tied again, this time at 1-1. Gingrich then brought the crowd to its feet by blowing through a high double for a takedown and two near fall points to lead 5-1 at the :50 mark. McClure managed an escape but Gingrich’s fast offense was all the Lion needed. With a stall point to McClure, Gingrich thrilled the 6,300 plus with a 5-3 win over the fourth-ranked Spartan.

133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) faced off against Michigan State’s Brandon Fifield at 133. Conaway fought off a quick Fifield shot and countered for a takedown of his own and an early lead. The freshman nearly turned Fifield for back points but the Spartan was able to keep the count to a one count and Conaway’s lead held firm at 2-0 at the 1:00 mark. Conaway put together a strong ride out and carried that lead, plus 1:53 riding time, into the second. Conaway chose down to start the second period and worked his way to a reversal and a 4-0 lead with :45 on the clock. Another ride out and Conaway lead 4-0 with 1:31 RT after two. Fifield took down to start the third period and Conaway immediately began looking for a chance to turn the Spartan wrestler. Conway maintained control long enough to clinch a riding time point before Fifield escaped. Fifield shot low on Conaway, forcing a scramble that worked the clock down to :42 before a stalemate ended the action. Conaway tacked on another takedown and, with the riding time point, rolled to a 7-2 win. Conaway remained undefeated in dual meet action. 141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) met MSU freshman Nick Trimble at 141. Pearsall notched the first takedown of the match, turning an early shot into a scramble and a 2-0 lead at the 2:00 mark. The Lion senior put together a strong ride, maintaining control and looking for a chance to turn Trimble in the process. Pearsall turned Trimble at the end of the period and led 5-0 with over 2:00 riding time after the opening period. Pearsall chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 6-0 lead. Pearsall then picked up one more takedown and led 8-0 heading into the third. Trimble chose down to start the third period and reversed Pearsall to cut the lead to 8-2. But Pearsall had a riding time point clinched and then escaped to a 9-2 lead. Pearsall then fought off a late Trimble shot to kill the clock. With 2:18 riding time, Pearsall posted the 10-2 major and put Penn State up 11-0 in the dual. 149: Nittany Lion senior James English (York, Pa.) took on Spartan senior Dan Osterman at 149. English countered an early Osterman shot and led 2-0 at the 1:17 mark. The York native then put together a strong ride, building up over 1:00 riding time while working for a chance to turn Osterman. English’s ride out gave the Nittany Lion a 2-0 lead with 1:17 riding time after the first period. English chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. The duo then traded shots for the remainder of the period with neither man finding an opening to score. Trailing 3-0, Osterman chose neutral to start the third. English nearly scored out of the gates but Osterman was able to fight the shot off. The Lion senior continued to pressure Osterman and then countered an Osterman shot for a final, bout clinching takedown. With 1:08 in riding time, English posted the convincing 6-0 decision.

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141: Nittany Lion senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) faced off against UW senior Tom Kelliher in a key match-up at 141. Pearsall quickly took Kelliher down and turned the Badger over for three near fall points. After a brief adjustment, the Lion senior then finished off a cradle and got the first period pin at the 1:22 mark.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 285: #11 Connor Medbery UW dec. #16 Jon Gingrich PSU, 6-3 125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU tech fall (4) Matt Cavallaris UW, 22-7 (TF4; 7:00) 133: Jordan Conaway PSU dec. (sv) #3 Tyler Graff UW, 10-8 (SV) 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU pinned Tom Kelliher UW, WBF (1:22) 149: Cole Schmitt UW dec. (tb2) James English PSU, 8-4 (TB2) 157: James Vollrath PSU dec. Kalvin York UW, 5-3 165: #2 David Taylor PSU tech fall Frank Cousins UW, 25-7 (TF; 6:22) 174: #3 Matt Brown PSU dec. Scott Liegel UW, 12-8 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU win by forfeit 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU pinned #20 Jackson Hein UW, WBF (1:24) Attendance: 6,515

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In yet another sold out Rec Hall, the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team crushed No. 24 Wisconsin 36-6 to stay unbeaten on the year. Senior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) picked up a pin for win 100 and red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) notched the dual’s signature victory to thrill the Lion faithful. With the match starting at heavyweight, No. 11 Connor Medbery of Wisconsin notched the first win for a Big Ten opponent against Penn State this year, posting a hard fought 6-3 victory over No. 16 Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.). All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) made short work of the Badger lead, however, posting a 22-7 four-point technical fall (no back points) to put Penn State on top 4-3. That set the stage for red-shirt freshman Conaway, who 6,515 Penn State faithful through the roof of Rec Hall. Conaway battled back from a 7-3 deficit in the third period to stun No. 3 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin 10-8 in sudden victory. Conaway posted two late takedowns, including one with less than :20 left, to tie the bout at 8-8 and sent it into extra time. After fighting off a Graff shot, Conaway brought the sell-out crowd to its feet with a takedown and a 10-8 win. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) kept the momentum going with a quick first period pin over Wisconsin’s Tom Kelliher, getting the fall at 1:22. Wisconsin picked up a second win at 149 as senior Cole Schmitt downed Lion senior James English (York, Pa.) in a wild one, winning 8-4 in two tie-breakers. The Badger victory cut Penn State’s lead to 13-6 heading into halftime. Senior James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) got the second half off to a good start, posting a strong 5-3 win over Wisconsin’s Kalvin York at 157. All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, then rolled to a 25-7 technical fall at the 6:22 mark over Frank Cousins, putting Penn State up 21-6. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, kept the rout going with a 12-8 win over UW’s Scott Liegel. AllAmerican Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, won by forfeit at 184, setting up a keystone moment for a local product. Wright, a three-time All-American, National Champion in 2011 and ranked No. 3 at 197, picked up his 100th career win in sizzling fashion. The Nittany Lion turned a first period takedown of No. 20 Jackson Hein into a spladle and picked up the signature win by pin at the 1:24 mark. The victory made Wright the 27th member of Penn State’s 100-win club and improved his career mark to 100-23. It also posted the final dual score, giving the Nittany Lions a lop-sided 36-6 win. Penn State won the takedown battle 28-8 and rolled to a 9-0 edge in bonus points thanks to two pins and two tech falls (one five-pointer and one four-pointer). The win moves Penn State to 6-0 overall, 3-0 in Big Ten action. Wisconsin falls to 6-3, 3-1 in conference action. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 285: Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 16 at 285, took on No. 11 Connor Medbery in one of the dual’s marquee match-ups as a Penn State dual started at a weight other than 125 for the first time this year. Medbery took the first shot at the 1:50 mark but Gingrich was able to step back and out of trouble to keep the match scoreless. The Nittany Lion sophomore fought off a second shot with 1:00 left and then got hit for his for his first stalling. Tied 0-0, Gingrich chose down to start the second period and steadily worked his way to an escape and a 1-0 lead. Medbery continued to pressure the Lion and picked up the first takedown to take a 2-1 lead. Gingrich forced Medbery into a stall warning and then with just :01 left in the period, escaped to a 2-2 tie. Medbery, however had over 1:40 in riding time. Medbery chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 3-2 lead while holding 1:31 in riding time. Gingrich nearly scored on a takedown at the 1:00 mark, but Medbery was able to scramble around and counter for a 5-2 lead with a clinched riding time point. Gingrich notched a late escaped, but Medbery posted the hard fought 6-3 win.

149: Senior James English (York, Pa.) battled veteran Badgers Cole Schmitt at 149. The duo battled evenly for over 2:00 with the official calling a double stall at that point. Pearsall took a slight shot at Schmitt’s right leg but the Badger was able to step back out of trouble and the due moved to the second period in a scoreless tie. Pearsall chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. More hand-fighting in the center circle worked the clock down to 1:00. English looked to force the tempo over the last minute but Schmitt’s defense killed the clock and English led 1-0 after one. Schmitt chose down to start the third period and worked his way to an escaped and a 1-1 tie at the 1:20 mark. The duo was hit for a double stall late in the third, making the score 2-2 but action moved into a first sudden victory period. Neither scored and action moved into a tie breaker. English chose down for the first period but nearly reversed Schmitt at the end of the :30 period. The move was reviewed and the ruling stood. Schmitt quickly escaped to a 3-2 lead and English began scrambling for a takedown. The action forced Schmitt into a stall with :05 left, tying the bout at 3-3 and sending it to a second sudden victory period. Neither wrestler scored again and a second round of tie breakers began. Schmitt reversed English to a 5-4 lead in his tie breaker and then turned English for three back points and an 8-4 win (tb2). 157: Junior James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) got the call at 157 and met Wisconsin junior Kalvin York. Vollrath set the early pace, forcing York back to the outside of the mat throughout the first minute-plus. The Lion senior took an early lead, getting an escape after York called for an injury timeout and taking down. He quickly added a takedown after the escape and then rode York out to lead 3-0 with :43 in riding time after one. Vollrath chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 4-0 lead. York blew through a solid low double to cut Vollrath’s lead to 4-2 at the :40 mark, but Vollrath quickly escaped to a 5-2 lead. Trailing 5-2, York chose down to start the third period and worked his way to a 5-3 score. Vollrath and York then battled through an even period, with the Lion fighting off a couple late Badger shots to hold on to his lead. Vollrath’s defense allowed the Nittany Lion to kill the clock and grab the hard-fought 5-3 win. 165: Defending NCAA Champion David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, wrestled UW’s Frank Cousins. Taylor wasted no time taking Cousins down, rolling through a lot single leg to take a 2-1 edge after cutting Cousins loose. Taylor put on a takedown clinic, quickly rolling up four takedowns less the :90 into the bout. Leading 10-4, Taylor cut Cousins loose one more time and added a fifth takedown on the edge of the mat to lead 12-5 with 1:00 left in the opening period. He then turned Cousins for three near fall points and led 15-5 with 1:48 in riding time after one period. Cousins chose neutral to start the second period to no avail. Taylor quickly took Cousins down to lead 17-5 and began working for a turning combination. Cousins escaped at the end of the period and Taylor led 17-6 after two. Taylor chose neutral to start the final period and quickly took the Badger down. He forced him into a stall point as well and led 20-6. A Cousins escape led to another Taylor takedown. The Lion All-American turned Cousins to his back one final time and walked away with a dominating 25-7 tech fall at the 6:22 mark. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, took on Wisconsin’s Scott Liegel. Brown came out of the gates aggressive as usual, forcing the pace and keeping his Badger foe on defense. He got his first takedown at the 1:51 mark and then controlled Liegel for nearly a minute before he escaped. The duo battled evenly with Liegel working the edge of the mat and Brown taking low singles. Brown led 2-1 after one period with :50 in riding time. Liegel chose down to start the third period but could not break free of Brown’s ride. The Nittany Lion sophomore maintained control for nearly a minute before cutting Liegel loose, building up a 1:37 riding time edge. Liegel took a 4-2 lead with a solid single at the :45 mark, forcing Brown to play catch up. The Lion escaped quickly cutting the lead to 4-3, and then turned a low single into a takedown and a 5-4 lead with :18. Another Brown ride-out allowed the Lion to carry the 5-4 lead into the third period. Brown chose down to start the third and quickly escaped. He then countered a Liegel shot and moved out to an 8-5 lead with 1:10 on the clock after the Badger escaped. Brown picked up another takedown with :45 on the clock and clinched the riding time point. He cut Liegel to a 10-6 lead but Liegel was able to notch a takedown. A late Brown escape and a riding time point gave the Lion a 12-8 win. 184: Defending NCAA Champion Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, received a forfeit at 184, improving his record to 17-0 and putting Penn State up 30-6. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, stepped onto the mat with 99 career wins. Wright looked make it 100 in his bout with No. 20 Jackson Heim of Wisconsin in one of two bouts pitting nationally ranked wrestlers against each other. Wright quickly took Heim down, picking up a takedown at the 2:02 mark. With the stage set for a benchmark win, Wright then worked his way into a spladle and got the pin at the 1:24 mark, sending the Rec Hall crowd to its feet once again and improving his career record to 100-23. The pin gave the Nittany Lions a 36-6 victory as well.

125: Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) met Wisconsin’s Matt Cavallaris. Megaludis, ranked No. 2 at 125, posted the first takedown early on to lead 2-1. The Lion freshman then picked up his second takedown at the 1:26 mark and this time put together a strong ride, building up over 1:00 in riding time before cutting Cavallaris loose. Megaludis went on to lead 6-2 after one period with over a minute in riding time. Megaludis chose down to start the period and quickly escaped. He then began to tack on the takedowns. By the time the second period ended, the Lion All-American led 11-3 with nearly 3:00 riding time. Cavallaris chose down to start the third period and escaped to an 11-4 Lion lead. Megaludis forced Cavallaris into giving up a stall point and then put on a takedown show, tacking on three more in quick succession to lead 18-7 with 1:00 left in the bout. Megaludis picked up a final takedown and looked to pick up the tech fall, but Cavallaris was able to stay off his back and Megaludis rolled to a 22-7 four-point tech fall (no back points). The Lion had 4:00 in riding time. 133: Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) entered the dual against Wisconsin undefeated in dual meet action. The Lion sophomore took on No. 3 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin, who was 18-3 coming into the match-up. Graff picked up an early takedown but Conaway quickly escaped to trail 2-1 at the 2:00 mark. The Badger junior notched another takedown and led 4-2 midway through the bout. Graff scrambled for a third takedown and a 6-3 lead after a Conaway escape. Conaway fought off a late Graff shot and the Badger led 6-3 after one. Graff chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 7-3 lead. The duo traded shots for the next minute and the bout moved to the third with Graff up 7-3. Conaway chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 7-4 deficit. Conaway was the aggressor for the last half of the match, forcing Graff to the edge of the mat and into a stall warning. The Lion sophomore then countered a Graff shot and forced a scramble that ran the clock down to :29 left. Conaway then took Graff down and led 8-6 after a quick cut. With just :20 left, the Lion freshman tied the bout with another takedown and the action moved to sudden victory tied 8-8. Graff and Conaway scrambled their way to a stalemate with :28 left and then Conaway sent over 6,300 Penn State faithful through the roof of Rec Hall with a bout winning takedown at the :22 mark. Conaway’s 10-8 sudden victory win over the third-ranked Badger put Penn State up 7-3.

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Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 -- West Lafayette, Ind. 125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU dec. #17 Camden Eppert PUR, 5-1 133: Jordan Conaway PSU maj. dec. Danny Sabatello PUR, 13-4 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU dec. Brandon Nelsen PUR, 4-2 149: #13 Ivan Lopouchanski PUR dec. James English PSU, 5-2 157: James Vollrath PSU dec. Tommy Churchard PUR, 12-9 165: #2 David Taylor PSU pinned Doug Welch PUR, WBF (2:41) 174: #3 Matt Brown PSU maj. dec. Kyle Mosier PUR, 15-3 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU pinned Dion Crowder PUR, WBF (3:42) 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU dec. #17 Braden Atwood PUR, 7-1 285: #16 Jon Gingrich PSU dec. Alex White PUR, 4-1 Attendance: 803

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 nationally in Intermat’s TPI, beat home standing Purdue 35-3 in a Big Ten road dual on Sunday. The Nittany Lions, under the guidance of veteran head coach Cael Sanderson, received pins from David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) and Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) in the win. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) once again got the dual off to a hot start, posting a dominating 5-1 win over No. 17 Camden Eppert of Purdue. Megaludis piled up 3:43 in riding time in the victory over the ranked Boilermaker. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) remained unbeaten in dual meets with a convincing 13-4 major over Purdue’s Danny Sabatello at 133. Senior Bryan Pearsall continued his strong season with a 4-2 win over Boilermaker Brandon Nelsen at 141. Purdue picked up a win at 149 as undefeated Ivan Lopouchanski, ranked No. 13, downed Nittany Lion James English (York, Pa.) 5-2 to cut Penn State’s lead to 10-3. The victory would end up being the lone one for the home standing Boilermakers as Penn State went on to real off six straight wins to close out the dual. Junior James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) posted a strong 12-9 win over Purdue senior Tommy Churchard at 157 to give Penn State a 13-3 lead at intermission. Two-time All-American Taylor, ranked No. 2 at 165, continued the Lion onslaught after the break, getting a first period fall over Doug Welch at the 2:41 mark. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, was impressive as well, notching a 15-3 major over Kyle Mosier. Two-time All-American Ruth, ranked No. 1 at 184, matched Taylor’s pin, this time with a second period fall over Dian Crowder at the 3:42 mark. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, downed No. 17 Braden Atwood 7-1 in a key battle at 197. Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) rounded out the Penn State victory with a 4-1 win over Alex White at 285. The Nittany Lions improve to 7-0, 4-0 in Big Ten action, while Purdue falls to 10-5, 1-3. Penn State is now 37-3 in its four Big Ten duals and has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 164-9. Taylor and Ruth both joined Wright on Penn State’s top ten career pins list as well. Taylor now has 31 and Ruth now has 30. Wright picked up his 34th last night. Wright is tied for second, Taylor is tied for 7th and Ruth is tied for 10th. BOUT-BY-BOUT:

the Boilermaker and get a second takedown as the period ended. Trailing 4-1, Churchard chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 4-2 score. Vollrath continued his offensive pressure, picking up a third takedown at the 1:05 mark. But Churchard quickly reversed the Lion junior and cut the lead to 6-4. Vollrath worked his way to an escape and a 7-4 lead at the :22 mark. Vollrath chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to an 8-4 lead. After a Churchard shot, Vollrath used another low single for another takedown and led 10-5 after a quick Purdue escape. Churchard got his first takedown but was countered by a Vollrath reversal. Churchard had a final reversal of his own but Vollrath went on to post the 12-9 win. 165: Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, met up with Purdue’s Doug Welch. Taylor wasted no time, getting a takedown five seconds into the bout. Taylor cut Welch loose and then immediately took him down again. Another cut led to a third takedown and a 6-2 Taylor lead just over 1:00 into the bout. Taylor then spent the next minute-plus trying to turn Welch but eventually cut him loose to an 8-4 lead with :35 on the clock. Welch took a low single that Taylor countered. Taylor then stepped over Welch, got the takedown and quickly turned the Boilermaker to his back, picking up another first period pin (this one at the 2:41 mark). 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, wrestled Purdue’s Kyle Mosier. Brown picked up the first takedown early, opening up a 2-0 lead on the edge of the mat at the 2:24 mark. Brown then dominated action from the top position, working up over 1:00 in riding time. Mosier worked his way to an escape but Brown quickly slid down through a low double and another takedown. Brown wrapped up a cradle and picked up three near fall points to lead 7-1 after the opening stanza. Mosier chose down to start the second period but Brown continued to maintain control, building up nearly 3:00 total riding time before Mosier escaped. Brown forced Mosier into a first stall warning and then used a low diving double for a takedown and a 9-2 lead. Brown, leading 9-2 with over 3:00 of riding time, chose down to start the third period. Brown quickly escaped and then countered a Mosier shot, working his way into control and another takedown. Brown cut Mosier loose and worked for one final takedown. With just :01 left, Brown’s continued pressure led to a final takedown and a 15-3 major. 184: Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, met Boiler sophomore Dion Crowder. Ruth used a low single early to gain control of Crowder. But a minute’s worth of work on the edge of the mat did not lead to any score and action resumed in the center circle scoreless. Ruth picked up his takedown with :55 left in the opening period and then turned Crowder to his back for two near fall points. Trailing 4-0, Crowder chose down to start the second period. Ruth quickly took the Boilermaker down and cut him loose to 6-1 lead. Another Ruth takedown and the Lion was up 8-1 with 1:24 on the clock. Ruth then gained control of Crowder’s arm, turned him to his back and got the pin at the 3:42 mark, putting Penn State up 29-3. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, met No. 17 Braden Atwood in another of the dual’s key bouts. Wright wasted no time taking an early lead, taking the ranked Boilermaker down for a 2-0 lead with just over 2:00 on the first period clock. Wright put together a strong ride, forcing Atwood into a stall warning and building up over 2:00 riding time with the ride-out. Wright chose down to start the second period and steadily worked his way to an escape and a 3-0 lead with 1:22 on the clock. The duo traded high shots with :35 left on the clock with no one connecting and Wright carried the 3-0 lead with 1:31 riding time into the third period. Atwood chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 3-1 deficit. Atwood was called for a second stall and Wright led 4-1 with :40 left with a clinched riding time point. The Lion senior battled his way for a final takedown and, with the bonus point, rolled to the 7-1 win. 285: Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 16 at 285, battled Purdue’s Alex White. The tandem battled through a scoreless first period and Gingrich chose down to start the second stanza. A quick escape gave the Nittany Lion sophomore a 1-0 lead and action resumed in the center circle. Gingrich then reset himself and blew through a high double leg for a takedown and a 3-0 lead with just over 1:00 on the clock. Gingrich then controlled the action, building up nearly 1:00 riding time before White escaped. Trailing 3-1, White chose down to start the third period but Gingrich controlled the action, working his way to more than 1:00 in riding time. Gingrich spent the entire period in control and, with the ride-out, rolled to the 4-1 win with 2:57 in riding time.

125: All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, met No. 17 Camden Eppert of Purdue in one of the dual’s marquee match-ups. Megaludis quickly took Eppert down by countering an early Eppert shot. Leading 2-1, Megaludis controlled the action for the bulk of the first period, keeping Eppert moving backwards while looking for a chance to score. Trailing 2-1, Eppert chose down to start the second period. Megaludis put together a strong ride, however, maintaining control for the entire period to lead 2-1 with 2:36 riding time after two periods. Megaludis chose down to start the third period and steadily worked his way to a reversal and a 4-1 lead at the 1:30 mark. Megaludis clinched the riding time point and then began looking for a chance to turn the ranked Boilermaker. While not managing to turn Eppert, Megaludis rolled to a 5-1 win with 3:43 in riding time. 133: Sophomore Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) met Purdue’s Danny Sabatello at 133. The Boilermaker redshirt freshman notched the first takedown, opening up a 2-0 lead at the 2:20 mark. Conaway forced a scramble trying to reverse Sabatello but the Boiler was able to force a stalemate and keep his 2-0 lead at the :35 mark. Conaway continued to work his magic underneath, however and scrambled his way to a reversal with :10 left, nearly turning Sabatello in the process. Tied 2-2, Conaway chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-2 lead. He then used a swift low single for his first takedown. He then turned Sabatello for three near fall points to lead 8-2 after two periods. Sabatello chose down to start the final stanza and quickly reversed Conaway to cut the lead to 8-5 after a quick Conaway escape. The Nittany Lion freshman was undaunted, however, notching another takedown and turning Sabatello for two more back points and a 13-4 lead. Conaway then rode the Boiler out to post the convincing 13-4 major decision. 141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) took on Boilermaker Brandon Nelsen at 141. The duo battled through a scoreless two minutes before Nelson instigated a scramble that resulted in the duo fighting for position. The action resulted in a stalemate at the :20 mark and the bout moved to the second period tied 0-0. Nelsen chose down to start the second period and Pearsall nearly turned the Boiler for back points. But Nelsen continued to work and reversed Pearsall for a 2-0 lead at the :55 mark. Pearsall escaped to a 2-1 deficit with :40 left in the period and trailed by one heading into the third. Pearsall chose down to start the third period and returned the reversal favor but working his way around Nelsen for the two-pointer. Leading 3-2, Pearsall put together a strong ride, building up over 1:00 in riding time in the process. Pearsall went on to ride Nelsen out and posted the strong 4-2 win, putting Penn State up 10-0. 149: Senior James English (York, Pa.) faced off with No. 13 Ivan Lopouchanski in a key battle at 149. Lopouchanski entered the dual undefeated at 17-0. English forced the bout’s first scramble, getting in on a low single that nearly led to a takedown on the edge of the mat. But the ranked Boiler forced a stalemate at the 1:15 mark and action returned to the center circle. The Lion senior took another solid single but once again Lopouchanski was able to defend the move and force a stalemate. Tied 0-0, English chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. A quick scramble in the middle of the mat led to a Lopouchanski takedown, giving the Boilermaker a 2-1 lead at the 1:14 mark. English quickly escaped to a 2-2 tie. The Boilermaker added a second takedown with :20 left and then rode English out to lead 4-2 after two periods. Lopouchanski chose down to start the third and English cut him loose to a 5-2 score. English fought for a takedown but Lopouchanski was able to stay out of trouble and the Boilermaker picked up a hard-fought 5-2 win. 157: Junior James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) took on Purdue senior Tommy Churchard at 157. Vollrath used a quick low single to notch the bout’s first takedown and led 2-1 early on. Vollrath continued to work on offense with Churchard’s defense holding steady. With :25 on the clock, Vollrath used a head inside single to gain control of

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at the 1:41 mark. Alton shot low on Green, forcing a counter shot and a scramble that ended out of bounds with :58 on the clock. Alton forced Green backwards for :30 and then rolled through a low double to ice the bout with a takedown at the :20 mark! Alton’s 3-1 win over No. 4 Green put Penn State up 16-6 at the break.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU win by forfeit 133: Jordan Conaway PSU maj. dec. Shawn Nagel NEB, 14-5 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU dec. #19 Ridge Kiley, 2-0 149: #12 Jake Sueflohn NEB pinned #3 Andrew Alton PSU, WBF (5:33) 157: #6 Dylan Alton PSU dec. #4 James Green NEB, 3-1 165: #2 David Taylor PSU tech fall Tyler Koehn NEB, 16-1 (TF; 5:09) 174: #4 Robert Kokesh NEB dec. #3 Matt Brown PSU, 10-7 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU tech fall #8 Josh Ihnen NEB, 18-3 (TF; 7:00) 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU maj. dec. Caleb Kolb NEB, 10-2 285: #17 Jon Gingrich PSU dec. Spencer Johnson NEB, 7-4 Attendance: 6,618

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 nationally in Intermat’s TPI, took apart No. 12 Nebraska in front of another sold out Rec Hall crowd. The Nittany Lions won eight of ten bouts in their way to a 33-9 win in front of 6,618 fans in a Rec Hall White Out. All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 nationally at 125, received a forfeit victory to start the dual and put Penn State up 6-0 early. The win improved Megaludis to 16-1 on the year. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) remained undefeated in duals with a dominating 14-5 major over Nebraska junior Shawn Nagel at 133. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) posted a 2-0 win over No. 19 Ridge Kiley at 141, putting Penn State up 13-0 early. Nebraska picked up its first win of the dual when No. 12 Jake Sueflohn rebounded from an early 4-0 deficit to get a third period fall over No. 3 Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.). The pin, at the 5:33 mark, cut Penn State’s lead to 13-6. Nittany Lion All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 157, then brought another sold out Rec Hall crowd to its feet with a late takedown to notch a 3-1 win over No. 4 James Green. The thrilling win put Penn State up 16-6 at intermission. Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, dominated Husker senior Tyler Koehn, controlling the action from start to finish on his way to a 16-1 technical fall at the 5:09 mark. Nebraska picked up its only other win, a tough 10-7 victory by No. 4 Robert Kokesh over No. 3 Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) at 174. Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, was dominant once again, posting an 18-3 technical fall (7:00) over No., 8 Josh Ihnen. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) posted a strong 10-2 major over Husker Caleb Kolb at 197. Wright, ranked No. 3 nationally, had 3:25 in riding time. Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 17 at 285, closed out the dual with a strong 7-4 win over Spencer Johnson. The decision gave Penn State a 33-9 victory. Penn State won the takedown battle 18-5. The Nittany Lions remain undefeated, holding an 8-0 mark, 5-0 in Big Ten action. Nebraska falls to 9-4, 3-3 in Big Ten duals. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, received a forfeit victory to start the dual and improved his record to 16-1. 133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) met Husker junior Shawn Nagel at 133. The duo battled through an even minute-plus before Conaway connected on a single leg, forcing a scramble in the middle of the mat. Nagle forced a stalemate and then quickly opened up the scoring with a takedown of his own, taking a 2-1 lead after a quick Conaway escape. With :20 left, Conaway gained control of Nagel’s ankle and worked his way to a takedown with :01 left to lead 3-2 after one period. Nagel chose down to start the second period and Conaway made him pay for the decision. The Lion freshman controlled the action from the top, building up over 1:00 riding time and forcing Nagel into a first stall warning. Conaway’s ride out gave the Lion a 3-2 lead with 1:53 in riding time after two periods. Conaway chose down to start the third period and steadily worked his way to a reversal and a 5-2 lead with 1:30 on the clock. Nagel escaped with 1:05 left, cutting the lead to 5-3. Conaway stepped aside a quick Nagel shot, sliding by and behind him for another takedown and a 7-3 lead. He then cut Nagel loose, added on two takedowns, two late near fall points and a riding time point, surging to a 14-5 major decision with a dominant close to the third period.

165: All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, faced off against Husker senior Tyler Koehn. Taylor set the early tempo, forcing Koehn back and gaining control of his right ankle on the edge of the mat. Taylor worked his way to the takedown and led 2-0 with 1:46 on the clock. Taylor built up over 1:00 in riding time, looking for a chance to turn the Husker for back points. The Lion junior turned Koehn for three near fall points and a 5-0 lead with :35 left. He then reset and picked up a two point near fall to lead 7-1 after a late Koehn escape. Koehn chose down to start the second period only to be turned to his back once again for three more back points. Leading 10-1, Taylor picked up two more near fall points with 1:00 left. Taylor controlled action for the action for the remainder of the period, picking up three more back points to lead 15-1 after two. Taylor chose down and quickly escaped to a 16-1 tech fall at the 5:09 mark. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 3 at 174, met No. 4 Robert Kokesh in yet another anticipated match-up. Brown was the aggressor early on, gaining control of Kokesh’s shoulders and forcing a scramble on the edge of the mat that nearly led to a takedown. Kokesh was able to roll out of trouble and the bout returned to the center circle tied 0-0 with :40 left in the period. Brown used a low single to gain control of Kokesh’s ankle but could not work his way to a takedown as the period ended. Brown chose down to start the second period but Kokesh was able to control the action, holding tight to Brown’s ankle for :30 as the Lion sophomore worked to get free. Brown’s efforts forced Kokesh into a first stall warning and then the Lion sophomore escaped to a 1-0 lead with :50 on the clock. Brown then shot low on Kokesh, gaining control of the Husker and picking up a takedown on the edge of the mat for a 3-0 lead at the :37 mark. Kokesh escaped quickly to a 3-1 deficit. Kokesh then took Brown down and scored two near fall points as the period ended to storm to a 5-3 lead after two periods. Brown chose down to start the third but Kokesh quickly reversed him to up his lead to 7-4. He then added another takedown and led 9-4 with 1:02 on the clock. Brown looked to score late, but Kokesh was able to force a stalemate with :27 on the clock. Brown notched a late takedown and nearly stole the match with a pin at the buzzer. But time ran out as Brown finished off the cradle and Kokesh, with 1:09 in riding time, posted the 10-7 win. 184: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, met No. 8 Josh Ihnen in yet another top-ten match-up. Ihnen scored early, getting control of Ruth’s legs and taking an early 2-0 lead with a takedown. Ruth quickly escaped and turned into the Husker, looking to score himself. Ruth quickly picked up his first takedown, using a low single and leading 3-2 with 1:30 left. He then cut Ihnen loose to a 3-3 tie. Ruth tacked on a second takedown and led 5-3 with :30 left in the opening period. Leading 5-3, Ruth chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 6-3 lead. Ruth forced Ihnen into a stall warning and then used a high single to pick up another takedown. Leading 8-3, Ruth rode Ihnen for the rest of the period. Ihnen chose down to start the third period but Ruth easily turned the Husker to his back for three back points. After picking up another point on an Ihnen stall, Ruth maintained control for the next minute before turning him to his back for two more near fall points and a 14-3 lead. Looking to finish off a statement match, Ruth turned Ihnen for three more back points, picked up a riding time point thanks to 2:47 in riding time, and notched the 18-3 tech fall at the 7:00 mark. 197: All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, took on Nebraska’s Caleb Kolb. Wright notched the first takedown, taking Kolb to the mat for an early 2-0 lead. Continuing to look for a turning combination, Wright dominated the action and broke Kolb down in the center of the mat. Wright rode Kolb out and led 2-0 with 2:03 riding time after one period. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Wright added to his lead with a late second period takedown and carried the 5-0 edge into the third with nearly 3:00 riding time. Kolb chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 5-1 deficit. Wright continued to pressure Kolb, forcing the Husker backwards for the first minute before taking him down for a 7-1 lead with :52 left on the clock. With the riding time point clinched, Wright cut Kolb loose and began looking for a major decision. Wright picked up the takedown and then rode Kolb out. The 3:25 in riding time gave Wright the 10-2 major decision. 285: Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 17 at 285, met Husker sophomore Spencer Johnson. Gingrich used a high double to score early, taking a 2-0 lead with 2:40 on the clock. The Nittany Lion then controlled the action from the top, keeping control for :30 until Johnson escaped to a 2-1 score. Gingrich pressured Johnson for the remainder of the period, nearly scoring again on a high double with :20 left. But Johnson was able to back away from the shot and Gingrich led 2-1 after one. Johnson chose down to start the second period but Gingrich was too strong up top, keeping control and building up over 1:00 in riding time. Johnson worked his way to a reversal and a 3-2 lead of his own with :25 on the clock, but Gingrich was able to escape quickly and tied the bout at 3-3. Gingrich chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 4-3 lead with 1:45 in riding time. The Lion sophomore blew through a high double leg to up his lead to 6-3 with 1:31 left to wrestle. Gingrich nearly turned Johnson to his back but only got a one-count and the Lion held his 6-3 lead with a clinched riding time point with :50 on the clock. Johnson escaped to a 6-4 deficit with :30 on the clock but Gingrich finished with a low single that killed the clock. The 7-4 win for Gingrich included 2:47 in riding time.

141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) faced off against No. 19 Ridge Kiley at 141. The duo battled through an even two minutes, with each man fighting off the other’s offense. Continuing to work the shoulders, the senior tandem worked their way through a scoreless first period, sending the bout to the second period tied 0-0. Kiley chose down to start the second period but Pearsall was able to break the Husker down and maintain control. A stalemate was called with Pearsall still in control and :57 on the clock. Pearsall was too much on top, however, maintaining control for the full two minutes. Tied 0-0 but with 2:00 riding time, Pearsall chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Pearsall worked to control Kiley’s shoulders, looking for a way to get the bout’s first takedown. Kiley was able to keep from giving up any points and Pearsall held his 1-0 lead at the :50 mark. Pearsall fought off a late Kiley shot and, with the riding time, posted the hard fought 2-0 win. 149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 3 nationally at 149, took on No. 12 Jake Sueflohn in one of the dual’s key bouts. Alton wasted no time taking a lead, taking Sueflohn down right out of the gates and then turning the Husker for two back points and a 4-0 lead less than :30 into the bout. After a Sueflohn escape, Alton fought off two Sueflohn shots, and led 4-1 at the 1:00 mark. The Lion sophomore nearly caught Sueflohn in a shoulder throw, but the Husker was able to roll out of trouble. Alton got called for a first stall warning at the :10 mark but led 4-1 after one period. Alton chose down to start the second period and steadily worked his way to an escaped and a 5-1 lead at the 1:20 mark. Sueflohn continued to pressure Alton, picking up his first takedown to cut the lead to 5-3 at the :35 mark. Sueflohn forced a second Alton stall and trailed 5-4 after two. Sueflohn chose down to start the second period and quickly reversed the Lion sophomore. Sueflohn then turned Alton to his back and put Nebraska on the scoreboard with a pin, getting the fall at the 5:33 mark. 157: All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 6, met No. 4 James Green in a marquee match-up at 157. Alton sent Green to his back at the 1:30 mark, sending the sold out Rec Hall crowd to its feet with the takedown. But Alton did not get the fall or the takedown after a review and the match remained scoreless two minutes in. The ranked duo wrestled through an even final minute and action moved to the second period tied 0-0. Alton chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Alton fought off a Green single leg to hold onto his 1-0 lead into the third period. Green chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 1-1 tie

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RECAPS #1 PENN STATE 16, #3 IOWA 22 Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 -- Iowa City, Iowa

125: #1 Matt McDonough IOWA dec. #2 Nico Megaludis PSU, 2-1 (TB) 0-3 133: #2 Tony Ramos IOWA pinned Jordan Conaway PSU, WBF (4:23) 0-9 141:#8 Matt Ballweg IOAW maj. dec. Bryan Pearsall PSU, 12-2 0-13 149: #8 Andrew Alton PSU maj. dec. Brody Grothus IOWA, 18-8 4-13 157: #1 Derek St. John IOWA dec. #5 Dylan Alton PSU, 4-3 4-16 165: #2 David Taylor PSU tech fall #13 Nick Moore IOWA, 18-2 (TF; 6:42) 9-16 174: #6 Mike Evans IOWA dec. #4 Matt Brown PSU, 4-3 9-19 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU maj. dec. Grant Gambrall IOWA, 21-10 13-19 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU dec. #19 Nathan Burak IOWA, 8-3 16-19 285: #6 Bobby Telford IOWA dec. #17 Jon Gingrich PSU, 9-2 16-22 Attendance: 15,077 The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team dropped its first dual meet of the year, falling 22-16 at Iowa in a sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won six of ten bouts, including three thrilling one-point decisions in the dual’s key match-ups. A rematch of last year’s NCAA title bout at 125 was the first bout of the night, and Lion sophomore Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2, and Iowa senior Matt McDonough, ranked No. 1, did not disappoint. The duo battled to a 1-1 tie and through a sudden victory period before McDonough was able to ride Megaludis out and then escape in his tie-breaker period for a thrilling 2-1 (TB) win. Tony Ramos, ranked No. 3 at 133, then pinned Lion freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.), handing Conaway his first dual meet loss, to put Iowa up 9-0 early. Iowa’s Matt Ballweg, ranked No. 8 at 141, then posted a 12-2 major over Lion senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), giving Iowa a 13-0 lead. Penn State sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 149, put Penn State on the board with a sound 18-8 major over Iowa’s Brody Grothus. Then, in another epic rematch of a key NCAA bout from a year ago, Lion All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, took on No. 1 Derek St. John. Like the 125-pound bout, the All-American duo did not disappoint. Alton took a lead midway through the second period and carried that lead into the third. Alton looked to increase his lead late in the bout, but St. John was able to counter and get a late takedown to post a thrilling 4-3 win. The victory, Iowa’s fourth in the first five, put the Hawkeyes up 16-4 at intermission. The second half began with a bang for Penn State as All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, dominated No. 13 Nick Moore. Taylor turned Moore three times in the first period alone and rolled to an 18-2 technical fall at the 6:42 mark. Iowa won a third epic battle by a single point. This time, No. 6 Mike Evans used a late third period counter takedown to down No. 4 Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) in a thriller at 174, putting the Hawkeyes up 19-9 with only three bouts left. All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, remained undefeated on the year with a dominating 21-10 major over Iowa’s Grant Gambrall. All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, then pulled Penn State to within striking distance, picking up an 8-3 win over No. 19 Nathan Burak to cut the Iowa lead to 19-16. In the dual’s final bout, No. 6 Bobby Telford of Iowa stopped Penn State’s comeback short with a 9-2 win over No. 17 Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) at heavyweight. While Iowa won six of ten bouts, Penn State owned a 22-13 lead in takedowns. The loss snaps a 20 dual win streak for Penn State. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: In a rematch of last year’s NCAA Championship battle at 125, No. 2 Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) took on No. 1 Matt McDonough of Iowa. Megaludis came out quick, looking for low singles off shoulder ties from the onset. Megaludis got in on a quick single but McDonough was able to work action out of bounds and force a reset with 2:00 on the clock. Megaludis continued to set the pace, fighting off a McDonough shot at the :40 mark and keeping the bout scoreless. McDonough chose down to start the second period and quickly turned it into a chance for a reversal. But Megaludis was able to maintain control of McDonough’s ankle and force a stalemate at the 1:11 mark. McDonough worked his way to an escape and a 1-0 lead at the :56 mark and action resumed with both wrestlers on their feet. Megaludis shot low, gaining control of the Hawkeye’s ankle, but McDonough forced a stalemate to end the period. Megaludis chose down to start the final period and worked his way to an escape and a 1-1 tie at the 1:45 mark. Megaludis had a :50 riding time edge. Megaludis continued to force McDonough to the edge of the mat and the bout was tied 1-1 with :50 left. After a reset at the :24 mark, Megaludis got in on in a single. He nearly got the takedown but time ran out and the bout moved into a sudden victory period. The duo battled evenly until Megaludis nearly scored again at the buzzer. With time running out, the bout went to a tie breaker. Megaludis chose down and was not able to escape in his tie breaker. McDonough was able to escape in his tie-breaker session with just :04 left and grabbed a hard fought 2-1 TB win. 133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway, riding a four-bout win streak, entered his bout with No. 2 Tony Ramos of Iowa undefeated in duals at 133. Ramos got in on a high single, forcing a scramble in the center of the mat at the 1:30 mark. Conaway escaped to a 2-1 deficit quickly and action resumed in the center circle. Ramos added a second quick takedown, this time taking control of Conaway and building up some riding time with a ride-out. Trailing 4-1, Conaway chose down to start the second period and escaped. Ramos quickly picked up a third takedown to lead 6-2 with 1:40 on the clock. Conaway escaped to a 6-3 deficit but Ramos added another takedown on a counter. After cutting Conaway loose, Ramos then gained control of the freshman’s shoulders and turned him to his back for a pin at the 4:23 mark, putting Iowa up 9-0.

149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 149, faced off against Iowa’s Brody Grothus. Alton quickly took the Hawkeye to his back, using a shoulder throw for a takedown and three back points to lead 5-0 early. Grothus escaped quickly and action resumed in the center circle. Alton added another quick takedown, this one on a low double, to take a 7-1 lead. Grothus escaped again at the 1:18 mark and Alton quickly blew through another takedown with three more back points and a 12-2 lead. Grothus escaped before the period ended and Alton led 12-3 after one period. Grothus chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 12-4 lead. He shot low only to be countered by Alton who got another takedown and led 14-4 with over 2:00 riding time. After Grothus escaped, Alton quickly hit a high double for another takedown and a 16-5 lead. Alton chose neutral to start the third period and fought off a Grothus shot early on, forcing a stalemate at the 1:29 mark. With the clock hitting the 1:00 mark, Grothus notched his first takedown at the :40 mark, cutting Alton’s lead to 17-8. That was the final tally of the bout and Alton, with 2:36 in riding time, posted the 18-8 major. 157: All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, took on No. 1 Derek St. John. The AllAmerican tandem battled through an even two minutes, with neither wrestler finding an opening to score. The first period ended in a scoreless tie and action headed to the second stanza at 0-0. St. John chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Alton connected on a low single, getting the bout’s first takedown at the 1:05 mark to take a 2-1 lead. St. John escaped to a 2-2 tie with :49 left and the Iowa bench asked for a video replay. The call stood after review and action resumed in the center circle tied 2-2 with :49 left in the period. The rest of the period was scoreless and Alton chose down to start the third period. A quick escape gave the Lion a 3-2 lead with 1:50 left to wrestle. With 1:25 on the clock, Alton got in deep on a single leg and nearly scored again. St. John countered and nearly scored himself. The scramble continued and with :30 left, St. John worked his way to a takedown and a 4-3 lead. With :19 left, Alton needed an escape to tie the bout. After a reset with :09, St. John was able to ride Alton out and grab a hard-fought 4-3 win, putting Iowa up 16-4 heading into the halftime break. 165: Defending NCAA Champion David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, met Iowa’s Nick Moore, who entered the dual ranked No. 13. Taylor took the first two shots, connecting on the second for an early 2-0 lead. The junior then controlled Moore for over 1:24 before cutting him loose. Taylor used a quick low double for a 4-1 lead and, with the ride out led 4-1 with 1:41 in time after one period. Moore chose down to start the second and Taylor quickly cut him loose. The Lion’s pressure led to another takedown and this time, Taylor used a two on one title for two back points and an 8-2 lead. Taylor then turned Moore for two more back points and upped his lead to 10-1. Taylor added a three-point turn and led 13-2 after two. Taylor chose down to start the third period, quickly escaped and then took Moore down once again to lead 16-2. Taylor spent the rest of the period, looking for a tilt. He added two more back points and posted the dominating 18-2 technical fall at the 6:42 mark. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 4 at 174, faced off against No. 6 Mike Evans of Iowa. Each man worked for control up top as action stayed in the center of the mat. Evans had the first chance to score, gaining control of Brown’s left foot. But Brown was able to work his way free and force a stalemate to keep the bout scoreless at the :20 mark. Brown chose down to start the second period, stood up and worked his way into control of Evans’ feet, notching the reversal. Evans escaped and Brown led 2-1 at the 1:30 mark. The duo then battled through the rest of the period scoreless and Brown led 2-1 heading into the third. Evans chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 2-2 tie. Brown gained control of Evans leg and looked to score. But Evans was able to fight the move off and countered for his own takedown and led 4-2 with :30 on the clock. Brown escaped with :14 left and looked for a final takedown, but Evans was able to kill the clock and posted the 4-3 win, giving Iowa a 19-9 lead. 184: Defending 174-pound NCAA Champion Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, met Iowa’s Grant Gambrall. Ruth opened up the match with a quick throw of Gambrall, picking up a takedown just :20 into the bout. Ruth then controlled the action from the top, looking for a chance to connect on a cradle and pick up a pin. Ruth cut Gambrall loose and the Hawkeye quickly turned in on a takedown of his own, tying the bout at 3-3. Ruth quickly took Gambrall down again, working his riding time over 1:00 in the process. A Ruth ride-out gave the Lion a 5-3 lead with 2:00 riding time after one period. Gambrall chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 5-4 deficit. Ruth quickly shot and grabbed another takedown to lead 7-4 with 1:01 on the clock. Ruth cut Gambrall loose and began collecting takedowns. Three second period takedowns gave the Lion an 11-6 lead with a clinched riding time point thanks to 3:36 in time. Ruth chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 12-6 lead. Ruth picked up another takedown and cut Gambrall loose again. Ruth tacked on three more takedowns and, with 4:26 in riding time, rolled to a 21-10 major decision. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, faced off against No. 19 Nathan Burak. Wright scored quickly, taking a 2-0 lead at the 2:00 mark. Wright then controlled the action from the top, building up :47 in time before Burak escaped. The duo battled for the rest of the period without any scoring and Wright led 2-1 after the opening stanza. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped. He then pushed through a low double leg for another takedown and a 5-1 lead. Burak escaped and then shot on Wright’s left leg. But Wright quickly countered to a low double and a 7-2 lead after another escape. Wright then rode Burak out to carry that lead and 1:51 in time into the third period. Burak chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped. The third period was otherwise scoreless and Wright posted the 8-3 win with the riding time point. 285: Sophomore Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 17 at 285, took to the mat against No. 6 Bobby Telford, looking to forge a tie or more with an upset victory. Telford gained control of Gingrich’s shoulders and notched the first takedown of the bout, taking a 2-0 lead at the 1:56 mark. Telford then put together a strong ride, maintaining control of Gingrich for the rest of the period. Trailing 2-0, Gingrich chose down to start the second period but Telford was once again able to maintain control. Gingrich gave up two stall points and trailed 4-0 while the Hawkeye put together another ride out. Telford chose down to start the final period and quickly escaped to a 5-0 lead. Telford countered a low Gingrich shot and notch another takedown, taking a 7-0 lead. Gingrich countered, however, with a swift reversal to cut the lead to 7-2. Telford countered that with his own reversal and, with the riding time, posted the 9-2 win.

141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), the only member of the Nittany Lion squad to have wrestled in CarverHawkeye Arena prior to the dual, met No. 8 Matt Ballweg at 141. Pearsall fought off the first Ballweg shot and then looked to connect on a single leg of his own. Each man was good on defense and the bout remained scoreless at the 1:30 mark. Pearsall connected on a low single with :30 left but Ballweg was able to counter, working his way on top of Pearsall and getting the counter takedown at the :10 mark to take a 2-0 lead. Ballweg chose down to start the second period and Pearsall was able to break the Hawkeye down for :30 before the Hawkeye reversed the Lion to lead 4-0. Ballweg then turned Pearsall for three back points and a 7-0 lead a the :40 mark. Pearsall escaped to a 7-1 deficit with :10. Trailing by six, Pearsall chose down to start the third period but could not escape a strong Ballweg ride. Ballweg worked up over 1:00 in riding time and Pearsall got hit with a first stall warning before escaping to a 7-2 deficit. Ballweg bulled his way through another takedown at the ;30 mark and upped his lead 9-2. A two point turn and a riding time point gave the Hawkeye a 12-2 major, putting Iowa up 13-0 after three bouts.

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after a reset with :30 on the clock. The move forced a scramble that killed the clock and Alton posted the 6-3 win.

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 -- Champaign, Ill.

125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU pinned #5 Jesse Delgado ILL, WBF (6:45) 133: Jordan Conaway PSU dec. #8 Daryl Thomas ILL, 8-6 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU dec. Steven Rodgrigues ILL, 2-0 149: #8 Andrew Alton PSU dec. Caleb Ervin ILL, 6-3 157: #5 Dylan Alton PSU maj. dec. Matt Nora ILL, 14-6 165: #2 David Taylor PSU dec. #8 Conrad Polz ILL, 14-7 174: #4 Matt Brown PSU dec. #8 Jordan Blanton ILL, 6-4 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU pinned #20 Tony Dallago ILL, WBF (0:47) 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU dec. #13 Mario Gonzalez ILL, 4-2 285: Jimmy Lawson PSU dec. Chris Lopez ILL, 9-4 Attendance: 1,247

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team rebounded from having a 20-dual win streak snapped at Iowa on Friday by posting a Big Ten road dual shut-out. Penn State won all ten bouts in blanking No. 8 Illinois 37-0 in Champaign, its third Big Ten dual shut-out of the year. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, pinned No. 5 Jesse Delgado to get Penn State off to a fast start. The Lion used a third period scramble to get the fall at the 6:45 mark. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) picked up yet another win over a top-ten opponent, rolling to a convincing 8-6 victory over No. 8 Daryl Thomas at 133. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) then posted a 2-0 win over Steven Gonzales at 141 and the Nittany Lions led 12-0 early. Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 149, then posted a 6-3 win over Caleb Ervin. Brother Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, then blistered Illini Matt Nora with four third period takedowns to roll to a 14-6 major decision, putting the Nittany Lions up 19-0 at the midway point. All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, then posted a strong 14-7 win over No. 8 Conrad Polz to keep the Lion hopes of a road shut-out going. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 4 at 174, posted a 6-4 win over No. 8 Jordan Blanton at 174. All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, remained undefeated with a blistering pin of No. 20 Tony Dallago, getting the fall less than a minute into the bout with a cradle at the 0:47 mark. Senior All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, also stayed unbeaten, posting a tough 4-2 win over No. 13 Mario Gonzalez to put Penn State up 34-0 heading into the final bout. At 285, sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) secured the road shutout with a strong 9-4 win over Chris Lopez, posting the final dual score at 37-0. Penn State, in addition to winning all ten bouts, tallied seven bonus points off Ruth and Megaludis’ pin and Dylan Alton’s major. Penn State also won the takedown battle 20-4. The shut out is Penn State’s third in Big Ten action this year and its first road shut out of a Big Ten foe since blanking Wisconsin 43-0 in Madison last year on Jan. 15, 2012. The victory is Penn State’s first ever at Illinois. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, took on No. 5 Jesse Delgado in a rematch of the NWCA All-Star Classic exhibition match, wrestled this past November (won in tight fashion by Megaludis, 3-2). The highly ranked duo traded early shots with neither wrestler finding an opening at the bout’s start. Delgado connected on a single leg at the 1:00 mark, gaining control of Megaludis on the edge of the mat for a takedown and a 2-0 lead. The Lion sophomore was not able to escape and a Delgado ride out gave the Illini the lead heading into the second. Delgado chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Megaludis worked for his first takedown but Delgado was able to fight off the Lion’s shots through the bulk of the second period. Trailing 3-0, Megaludis chose down to start the third period. He quickly escaped and began pressing Delgado towards the outside circle. Delgado got hit with a first stall warning at the 1:00 mark and Megaludis gained control of his ankle. But the Illini was able to work out of bounds and force a reset. Megaludis picked up a stall point at :40, cutting the lead to 3-2, and continued to press. The Lion sophomore forced a scramble that allowed him to work into control of Delgado’s waist. He shifted his hips and forced the Illini’s shoulders to the mat, getting the pin at the 6:45 mark.

157: Sophomore All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, faced off against Illini freshman Matt Nora. Alton quickly gained control of Nora’s shoulders and nearly turned him to his back for a five point move. But the takedown alone gave Alton an early 2-0 lead. Nora escaped to a 2-1 score and action returned to the center circle. Alton quickly took Nora down again and cut him loose to a 4-2 score with 1:30 on the clock. Trailing 4-2, Nora chose down to start the second period and worked his way to an escape, but not before Alton built up 1:32 in riding time. Leading by one, Alton chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 5-3 lead. The Lion sophomore then upped his offensive pressure, forcing Nora towards the edge of the mat. He countered a low Nora shot and took the Illini down on the edge of the mat with 1:20 left, taking a 7-3 lead. He then cut him loose and began working for another takedown. He went on to add three more takedowns. He finished the bout off with a ride out and, with 2:03 riding time, posted the 14-6 major. 165: Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, took to the mat against No. 8 Conrad Polz. Taylor scored quickly, forcing Polz’s head to the mat, allowing him a clear shot at a low single and a takedown. Leading 2-0, Taylor then put together a strong ride, building up well over a minute’s worth of riding time. Polz escaped, only to get taken down again by Taylor and this time the Lion rode him out to lead 4-1 after one period. Polz chose down to start the second stanza and escaped to a 4-2 deficit. Polz took a shot that Taylor countered at the :35 mark and the Nittany Lion led 6-2 late in the second. Another Taylor ride out gave the Lion a 6-2 lead with 2:37 riding time after two periods. Taylor chose down to start the final period, quickly escaped and then stepped right in for a fourth takedown and a 9-2 lead. With the riding time point clinched, Taylor then turned Polz to his back for three near fall points and a 12-2 lead. Taylor continued to control the action from the top. Polz was able to reverse Taylor and pick up three late back points. The late flurry was enough to keep Taylor from getting bonus points but 4:14 in riding time gave Taylor a 14-7 win. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 4 at 174, met No. 8 Jordan Blanton of Illinois. Brown scored first, getting a takedown just under a minute into the bout to lead 2-1 after a Blanton escape. The Lion sophomore continued to set the tempo offensively, gaining control of Blanton in the center circle. Blanton countered the move and forced a stalemate with 1:00 left in the opening period. Brown used a strong high double to work his way into control of Blanton, picking up a late takedown and potential near fall points. With the nearfall not being called, the Penn State bench challenged the call, but to no avail. Trailing 4-1, Blanton chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 4-2 score. Neither wrestler found a way to score for the rest of the period and Brown rode that score into the third. The Lion chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 5-2 lead. He then gained control of Blanton and forced a scramble in the middle of the mat, but a stalemate was called at the 1:05 mark. Blanton used a single leg to work towards his first takedown, cutting Brown loose to a 6-4 Lion lead with :30 on the clock. With riding time not a factor, Brown rolled to the 6-4 win over the ranked Illini. 184: Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, battled No. 20 Tony Dallago. Ruth wasted no time taking Dallago down, working his way to a 2-0 lead just :15 into the bout. The Lion junior then completed a cradle and eventually stuck the ranked Illini for the pin at the 0:47 mark. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, wrestled No. 13 Mario Gonzalez. Wright used an early opening to slide down to a low double and a 2-0 lead with a takedown at the 1:00 mark. Gonzalez escaped and action resumed in the center circle. Wright and Gonzalez then battled through the rest of the period without any more scoring and Wright led by one after one. Gonzalez chose down to start the second period but could not break free of a dominating Wright ride. He escaped to a 2-2 tie but not until Wright had built his riding time edge to 1:49. Wright chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 3-2 lead. Wright shot through a high single, working Gonzalez to the mat and forcing a scramble that nearly ended in a Wright pin. But Gonzalez countered and almost notched a takedown before action moved out of bounds. Wright carried the one point lead and, with the riding time point, posted the 4-2 win. 285: Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) got the nod at 285 and met Illinois freshman Chris Lopez. Lawson wasted no time, blowing through a high shot at Lopez and getting a takedown early. He then added two back points before Lopez escaped to a 4-1 score with 1:45 on the clock. Lawson fought off a Lopez shot at the :30 mark and rode the 4-1 lead into the second period. Lopez chose down to start the second stanza but was not able to break free of Lawson until the :45 mark. The escape cut the Lawson lead to 4-2, but the Lion had 1:38 in riding time. Lawson chose down to start the third period and quickly worked his way to a reversal and a 6-2 lead. Lopez escaped at the 1:08 mark but Lawson had the riding time point clinched. Lopez dove low at a double leg with :40 on the clock, but Lawson forced a stalemate and action resumed in the center circle. The Lion sophomore finished on top, working through another high double for a takedown. Lopez added an escape, but with the riding time point Lawson posted a 9-4 win, securing the 37-0 road shutout.

133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) took on Illinois senior Daryl Thomas, who was ranked No. 8 at 133. After the tandem worked through the first minute plus, Conaway drew first blood with a counter takedown at the 1:28 mark, taking a 2-0 lead early. Thomas escaped at the :46 mark and action resumed in the center circle. Conaway nearly connected on a second takedown late in the period but Thomas fought off the move. Leading 2-1, Conaway chose down to start the second period. A quick escape gave the Lion a 3-1 lead. Conaway countered a high Thomas shot, using a duck under for a single leg to takedown and a 5-1 lead with :35 left in the period. A Conaway ride out gave the Lion a 5-1 lead with 1:18 riding time after two periods. Thomas chose down to start the final period but Conaway once again proved to be strong on top. The Lion freshman clinched the riding time point before escaping. He then cut Conaway loose and took him down again, but a Conaway escape gave the Lion a 7-6 lead. The Lion freshman was able to fight off Thomas’ final shot and, with the bonus point, picked up the 8-6 win over the eighth-ranked Illini. 141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) met Illini freshman Steven Rodgrigues at 141. The duo battled through a scoreless first period, with neither wrestler finding an opening. Pearsall chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Continuing to work the shoulders, Pearsall and Rodrigues worked the center of the mat with the Lion fighting off two shots to hold his 1-0 lead at period’s end. Rodrigues chose down to start the third period but Pearsall was able to break the Illini down, nearly finishing off a cradle in the process. The Nittany Lion senior maintained control for the entire period, nearly turning him to his back in the process. While not getting back points, the ride out gave Pearsall a bonus point and a 2-0 win, putting Penn State up 12-0. 149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 149, battled Caleb Ervin. Alton quickly took Ervin down, gaining control of his shoulders for a 2-0 lead just seconds into the bout. The duo scrambled in the center of the mat, with Alton fighting off a reversal and maintaining control. Ervin escaped at the 1:15 mark, and Alton quickly worked in on his shoulders once again, working the Illini to the mat for another takedown and a 4-1 lead. Ervin escaped and Alton shot low once again, but the clock wound down and Alton led 4-2 after the opening period. Alton chose down to start the second stanza but Ervin was able to control the Lion long enough to work of Alton’s riding time edge. Alton worked his way to a last second reversal and led 6-2 after two periods. Ervin chose down to start the final stanza and steadily worked his way to an escape and a 6-3 deficit. With riding time not a factor, Ervin shot low on Alton, forcing a scramble that Alton eventually fought off. Alton got in on a single leg

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RECAPS #1 PENN STATE 31, #15 PITTSBURGH 7 Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 -- Pittsburgh, Pa.

125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU win by forfeit 133: Jordan Conaway PSU dec. #16 Shelton Mack PITT, 5-3 (sv) 141: Travis Shaffer PITT maj. dec. Derek Reber PSU, 14-2 149: #7 Andrew Alton PSU dec. Ronnie Garbinsky PITT, 14-7 157: #5 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Donnie Tasser PITT, 7-3 165: #2 David Taylor PSU maj. dec. #17 Tyler Wilps, 20-6 174: #5 Matt Brown PSU dec. P.J. Tassesr PITT, 10-4 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU maj. dec. #13 Max Thomusseit PITT, 17-3 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU pinned #2 Matt Wilps PITT, WBF (2:43) 285: #8 Zac Thomusseit PITT dec. Jimmy Lawson PSU, 5-4* *Lions lose team point for unsportsmanlike conduct (thrown head gear) Attendance: 3,294

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team took care of No. 15 Pitt in front of sold out Fitzgerald Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh. Head coach Cael Sanderson’s Lions, ranked No. 1 in Intermat’s Tournament Power Index, won all but two bouts and rolled to the 31-7 win. Senior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) picked up the dual’s signature win with a pin at 197. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 nationally at 125, received a forfeit to start the match for Penn State, with nearly 200 of his hometown fans in attendance. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) continued his outstanding season, taking No. 16 Shelton Mack to sudden victory and grabbing the 5-3 win. Conaway has now beaten three wrestlers ranked in the top 16, including two top tens. With senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) getting the evening off, senior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) stepped into action for Penn State. Panther Travis Shaffer was able to defeat Reber 14-2, cutting Penn State’s lead to 9-4 with the major. Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 7 at 149, posted a strong 14-7 win over Pitt’s Ronnie Garbinsky, tallying five takedowns in the win. Brother Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, notched a strong 7-3 win over Panther Donnie Tasser, putting Penn State up 15-4 at the midway point. Junior All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked no. 2 at 165, then rolled through No. 17 Tyler Wilps to the tune of a 20-6 major decision with 3:36 in riding time. Nittany Lion Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 5 at 174, was strong once again in a 10-4 win over Panther P.J. Tasser to put Penn State up 22-4. Junior All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, stayed unbeaten on the year with a 17-3 dismantling of No. 13 Max Thomusseit. The major gave Penn State a 26-4 lead. Senior All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, then thrilled a great crowd of Penn State faithful in the Panthers’ house by pinning No. 2 Matt Wilps. A quick scramble at the end of the first period allowed Wright to gain control of the Panther and stay unbeaten on the year with the pin at the 2:43 mark. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) battled No. 8 Zac Thomusseit tough at heavyweight before dropping a tough 5-4 decision. The Lions then lost a team point for thrown head gear as the Lion left the mat frustrated. In winning eight of ten bouts, Penn State posted a lop-sided 27-4 takedown advantage. Taylor led the way with six while Ruth and Andrew Alton each had five. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, received yet another forfeit to start the match for Penn State. With nearly 200 of his hometown fans in attendance, Megaludis’ forfeit victory put Penn State up 6-0 early. 133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) battled No. 16 Shelton Mack of Pittsburgh at 133. The duo battled through two minutes of scoreless action in the middle of the mat. Each wrestler took slight shots over the final minute but no on broke through and the bout moved into the second period as a scoreless tie. Conaway chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Leading 1-0, Conaway began to pressure the Panther, forcing Mack backwards to the outer circle and into a first stall warning. Mack got in on a single leg at the end of the period and turned it into a 2-1 lead at the buzzer, getting the takedown. Leading 2-1, Mack chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. Conaway proceeded to press the ranked Panther, forcing him to the out of bounds circle and picking up a stall point at the :58 mark to trail 3-2. Mack quickly picked up another stall and Conaway tied the bout 3-3. Conaway continued his pressure and Mack continued backing up and the bout went to a sudden victory period. Conaway, true to form, scrambled around for a bout winning takedown with just :25 left and posted the thrilling 5-3 (sv) win.

157: All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 nationally at 157, battled veteran Pitt senior Donnie Tasser. Alton hit the scoreboard first with a strong high double and led 2-1 after a quick escape. With Alton leading 2-1, action continued in the middle of the mat. Tasser was able to fight off another Alton double and keep the bout close with :20 left in the opening stanza. Trailing by one, Tasser chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 2-2 tie. Alton worked his way behind Tasser and took the Panther down to the mat quickly for another takedown and a 4-3 lead after the Panther escaped at the 1:30 mark. The Nittany Lion sophomore worked for a high single with less than a minute left, but Tasser’s solid defense kept him from connecting and Alton led 4-3 after two periods. The Lion chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 5-3 lead. The duo traded shots over the course of the next minute-plus with Alton picking up a first stall warning with :33 left in the bout. Alton blew through a double leg with :15 on the clock and iced the bout with another takedown. A short ride out gave the Lion a strong 7-3 win. 165: Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, took to the mat against No. 17 Tyler Wilps. Taylor and Wilps battled evenly for over a minute before Taylor used a low single for the opening takedown with 1:35 on the clock. Wilps escaped after a :35 Taylor ride, only to get taken down again by Taylor. The defending national champion turned Wilps for three back points during a strong ride out and led 7-1 after one period. Wilps chose down to start the second period and Taylor let him loose in order to go on offense once again. A swift duck-under led to another Taylor takedown and a 9-2 lead with 1:25 on the clock. Taylor cut Wilps loose and quickly took him down again to lead 11-3 with :48 on the clock. Taylor forced Wilps into a stall warning in another ride out. Leading 11-3 with a clinched riding time point (3:01), Taylor chose down to start the third and reversed Wilps to lead 13-3. Another cut by Taylor allowed the Lion to zip through another takedown and a 15-4 lead with 1:14 on the clock. Taylor added a stall point and a takedown to lead 18-6 with a clinched bonus point. Taylor got another stall point and rolled to a 20-6 major with 3:36 in riding time.

174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 5 at 174, faced off against Panther P.J. Tasser. Brown set the tempo early, taking a 2-0 lead at the 1:00 mark after a short scramble off a low double. Tasser escaped to a 2-1 score but Brown extended his lead to 4-1 with a takedown at the :10 mark. A short ride out gave the Lion a 4-1 lead after one period and Tasser chose down to start the middle stanza. The Panther scrambled his way to an escaped and a 4-2 Brown lead with 1:35 on the clock. Brown used a head-inside single to work towards his third takedown and a 6-3 lead after a quick Tasser escape. Leading by three, Brown chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 7-3 lead. The Lion sophomore continued to attack and picked up a fourth takedown with :30 left. Looking for a major, Brown cut Tasser loose but could not beat the clock for another takedown and won 10-4 with 1:04 in riding time. 184: Two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, tangled with No. 13 Max Thomusseit of Pittsburgh. Ruth wasted no time, using a single leg for a takedown, nearly turning Thomusseit in the process. With the Panther able to fight off back points but call for injury time, Ruth chose neutral and then took the Panther down again to lead 4-0 after one. Ruth chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 6-0 lead with well over 1:00 in riding time. The Lion worked for a cradle for the rest of the period and, while not turning the Panther, led 6-0 with 2:50 in time after two. Thomusseit chose down to start the third and Ruth quickly turned the Panther for three point and a near pin. Leading 9-0 with 1:25 on the clock, Ruth allowed Thomusseit to escaped and took him down again quickly. He then cut the Panther loose and added two more takedowns to roll to the 17-3 major with over 4:00 in riding time.

197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, met No. 2 Matt Wilps in the dual’s marquee bout. Wilps connected first, using a single leg for a takedown and a 2-0 lead with 1:45 on the clock. Wright quickly escaped, cutting the lead to 2-1 and action resumed in the middle of the mat. Wright rolled through a single leg, gained control of Wilps for a takedown and then worked the Panther to his back, picking up the thrilling pin of the second-ranked Panther at the 2:43 mark. 285: Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) met No. 8 Zac Thomusseit at heavyweight and scored early, roaring through a high double to lead 2-0 early. But Thomusseit quickly countered, tying the bout at 2-2 with a reversal. Lawson escaped to lead by one and action resumed in the middle of the mat. Neither wrestler was able to break through for any scoring over the final minute-plus and Lawson led 3-2 after the opening stanza. Thomusseit chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 3-3 tie. Thomusseit tried to connect on a double leg and Lawson pushed the shot off to keep the bout tied with :40 on the clock. Thomusseit was able to connect on a single leg with :20 left and, after a ride out, led 5-3 heading to the final period. Lawson chose down to start the third period but Thomusseit was able to break the Lion down and keep control of the action. Lawson rolled through for a near reversal but did manage the escape before action moved out of bounds with 1:10 left and Lawson down 5-4. Lawson shot in on a high double but the ranked Panther was able to play defense for the rest of the bout and escaped with a 5-4 win. Penn State was deducted a team point after the bout when Lawson through his head gear in frustration.

141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) got the evening off, allowing Penn State to send senior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) into action against Pitt’s Travis Shaffer at 141. Reber scored quickly, taking Shaffer down and early taking the Panther to his back. But Shaffer was able to counter the move and worked his way into a reversal to tie the bout 2-2. Shaffer then controlled Reber from the top, turning the Lion for three back points and 5-2 lead at the 1:10 mark. He added a second three point turn and led 8-2 after one. Reber chose neutral to start the second period but was quickly reversed. Shaffer then rode the Lion out and led 10-2 with a clinched riding time point (3:40) after two. Shaffer chose down to start the third period and reversed Shaffer once again. He then picked up a stall point and led 13-2 with :30 left on the clock. The ride out and bonus point gave Shaffer the 14-2 major decision. 149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 7 at 149, met Panther freshman Ronnie Garbinsky. Alton scored quickly, taking Garbinsky down to a 2-1 lead after a quick Panther escape. The Lion sophomore then countered a Garbinsky shot for a second takedown and a 4-1 lead at the 1:45 mark. Alton then put together a strong ride, maintaining control until the 1:15 mark to build up :54 in riding time. After the Garbinsky escape, Alton continued to work to set up his offense. After a Garbinsky counter, Alton worked down for a low double and a third takedown to lead 6-2. Garbinsky managed another escape but Alton was undeterred, diving through a low double to add a fourth takedown to lead 8-3 after one period. Garbinsky chose down to start the second but Alton was strong in control. Alton built up nearly 3:00 of riding time. Each wrestler was warned once for stalling during the process. Garbinsky escaped to an 8-4 lead with :32 on the clock and Alton quickly used a low double as the period ended to lead 10-4 with 3:02 in time after two. Alton chose down to start the third and steadily worked his way to a reversal and a 12-4 lead. With the bonus point clinched, Alton picked up a stall point and then cut Garbinsky loose with :29 left. Alton shot low on Garbinsky but the Panther countered for his own takedown, preventing the major. Alton’s 14-7 decision put Penn State up 12-4.

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS #1 PENN STATE 29, #6 OHIO STATE 18 Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 -- Columbus, Ohio

125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU maj. dec. #12 Nikko Triggas OSU, 9-1 133: #1 Logan Stieber OSU pinned Jordan Conaway PSU, WBF (1:59) 141: #2 Hunter Stieber OSU pinned Derek Reber PSU, WBF (1:25) 149: #19 Cam Tessari OSU dec. #7 Andrew Alton PSU, 3-1 157: #5 Dylan Alton PSU dec. #19 Josh Demas OSU, 4-3 165: #2 David Taylor PSU pinned Mark Martin OSU, WBF (2:55) 174: #7 Nick Heflin OSU dec. #5 Matt Brown PSU, 3-2 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU pinned C.J. Magrum OSU, WBF (1:51) 197: #3 Quentin Wright PSU maj. dec. #16 Kenny Courts OSU, 9-1 285: Jimmy Lawson PSU inj. frf #12 Peter Capone OSU, (up 6-0 at time) Attendance: 6,061

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 nationally in Intermat’s Tournament Power Index, took care of business at No. 6 Ohio State, rolling up bonus points in a 29-18 win in Columbus. Junior All-American’s David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) and Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) led head coach Cael Sanderson’s squad with big pins at 165 and 184. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, put the Lions up early with a 9-1 major over No. 12 Nikko Triggas. Megaludis used a furious third period that included two near fall points. No. 1 Logan Stieber then pinned Lion freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) at 133, getting the fall at the 1:59 mark. No. 2 Hunter Stieber matched his brother, pinning Lion senior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) at 141 (1:25). The Buckeyes got a boost at 149 when No. 19 Cam Tessari upset No. 7 Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) 3-1, putting Ohio State up 15-4 after four bouts. All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, then notched a hard-fought 4-3 win over No. 19 Josh Demas to cut into the Buckeye lead. Defending National Champion Taylor, ranked No. 2 at 165, then nearly erased the lead with a pin of Mark Martin with just :05 left in the opening period. The fall (2:55) cut Ohio State’s lead to 15-13. Ohio State picked up another upset win at 174 with No. 7 Nick Heflin using a last second takedown to grab a 3-2 win over No. 5 Matt Brown. Defending National Champion Ruth, ranked No. 1 at 184, then gave Penn State the lead with a quick cradle. Ruth got the pin early in the first period, getting the fall at the 1:51 mark and putting Penn State up 19-18. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, then majored OSU’s Kenny Courts 9-1. The win put the Lions up 23-18. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) then put the capper on the dual with a strong showing against No. 12 Peter Capone at 285. Lawson used a takedown, two back points and reversal after choice to roll up a 6-0 lead before Capone took an injury forfeit. The six-point victory gave Penn State the 29-18 win. The Nittany Lions won the takedown battle 10-5 but dominated the bonus point war, picking up 11 while winning six of ten bouts. Penn State had two pins, two majors and the forfeit win at 285 (with Lawson already leading 6-0 at the time). Taylor and Ruth each recorded their 32nd career pins, moving them into a tie for fifth all-time at Penn State. Wright currently sits in second with 35. BOUT-BY-BOUT:

157: Sophomore Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, tangled with Buckeye Josh Demas, ranked No. 19. The tandem battled through scoreless action deep into the first period with Alton connecting on a high double at the :40 mark and rolling to a takedown and a 2-0 lead. Alton maintained control for the rest of the period and, with a ride-out, carried a 2-0 lead into the second. Alton chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Alton kept up the offensive pressure, setting the tempo in the middle of the mat with quick low single leg shots. The Lion sophomore fought off a late Demas flurry and held the 3-0 lead after two periods. Demas chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 3-1 deficit. He then stepped back from an Alton shot and notched his own takedown. Alton quickly escaped to a 4-3 lead with 1:30 on the clock. Alton got called for a first stall warning at the :45 mark. He dove in at Demas’ feet after a reset and was nearly countered for a takedown. Alton then fought off a late Demas shot, with time running out and Alton escaping with a 4-3 win. The victory cut Ohio State’s lead to 15-7. 165: Junior David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 nationally at 165, met freshman Mark Martin. Martin scored early, taking Taylor down for a 2-0 lead at the 2:11 mark. Taylor then worked his way to an escape and action resumed in the center of the mat. Taylor took the lead with a low single and then cut Martin loose to a 3-3 tie. Taylor rolled through a single leg for a takedown. The two-time All-American then turned Martin to his back, spending the final :20 of the period working for a fall and getting the pin with just :05 left on the clock. The fall at the 2:55 mark cut the Buckeye lead to 15-13. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 5 at 174, took on No. 7 Nick Heflin of Ohio State in one of the dual’s most anticipated match-ups. The highly ranked duo battled evenly for two-plus minutes, with each wrestler looking for control up high. Neither wrestler was able to score and the bout moved to the second stanza tied 0-0. Brown chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Brown looked to score on a high double at the 1:00 mark but Heflin was able to step out of bounds. Brown’s pressure forced Heflin into a first stall warning. Trailing by one, Heflin chose down to start the third period. Heflin escaped and Brown immediately turned into the Buckeye, forcing him backwards towards the edge of the mat. Brown continued to try and connect on high singles with Heflin’s defense holding firm. Brown continued to scramble for a score but Heflin was able to counter a shot with just :05 on the clock and get a takedown to steal the win. The 3-2 victory put Ohio State up 18-13. 184: Junior Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 in the country at 184, faced off against C.J. Magrum. Ruth quickly took the Buckeye down and began looking for way to complete a cradle. With Magrum working to his base, Ruth worked into a cradle and ended the bout early, sending Magrum’s shoulders flat at the 1:51 mark and giving the Nittany Lions a slim 19-18 lead. 197: Senior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 197, met Kenny Courts for Ohio State. Courts was ranked No. 16 at 184. Wright looked to scramble to another first period pin, nearly turning Courts to his back at the 1:33 mark. But a stalemate was called and action resumed with the bout scoreless. Wright’s steady offense led to a go-ahead takedown with :25 on the clock and, with the ride out, the Lion senior led 2-0 after one period. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Wright countered a solid Courts shot, rolling underneath the Buckeye and gaining control for a takedown and a 5-0 lead with 1:20 on the clock. Wright then put together a strong ride and led 5-0 with over 1:00 in time after two. Courts took top to start the final stanza and Wright quickly escaped to a 6-0 lead. Wright rolled around a slight Courts shot, moving quickly behind the Buckeye for another takedown and an 8-0 lead with :45 on the clock. Courts escaped to an 8-1 score with :25 left but Wright had clinched the riding time point. The bonus point gave Wright an impressive 9-1 major and Penn State a 23-18 lead. 285: Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) took to the mat for Penn State against No. 12 Peter Capone at 285. The duo battled evenly in the center of the mat for the entire period with neither wrestler finding an opening to score until the :30 mark. Lawson then countered a Capone shot and rolled through a takedown and two near fall points before Capone called for an injury timeout with :20 on the clock. Lawson then chose down after the injury time and quickly reversed the ranked Buckeye with :10 on the clock. With Lawson leading 6-0, Capone could not continue and the injury forfeit gave the Lions a 29-18 win.

125: In one of many bouts pitting ranked wrestlers against each other, Nittany Lion Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) faced off against Ohio State’s Nikko Triggas. Megaludis entered the dual ranked No. 2 while Triggas was No. 12. Triggas tried an early throw that Megaludis quickly rolled through for a takedown of his own and a 2-1 lead after a quick Triggas escape. The duo then battled through an even minute with Megaludis holding on to the one point lead through the 1:00 mark. With no more scoring, Megaludis led by one after the opening stanza and chose down to start the second. A quick escape gave the Lion a 3-1 lead at the 1:35 mark and action continued in the center circle with Megaludis fighting off a quick Triggas shot. Megaludis looked to get in on a single leg with :10 left on the clock but could not finish off the move and led by two after two periods. Triggas chose top to start the third period and Megaludis quickly escaped. He was then able to gain control of Triggas’ ankle and work his way to a takedown and a 5-1 lead. The sophomore then turned the senior for two near fall points and with a ride out and a bonus point, rolled to a 9-1 major decision. 133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) took to the mat against the nation’s top-ranked 133-pounder, Ohio State’s Logan Stieber. Stieber got the first takedown early, gaining control of Conaway’s leg and rolling to a 2-0 lead under a minute into the bout. The top-ranked Buckeye then put together a strong ride, turning Conaway for three near fall points and a 5-0 lead at the 1:03 mark. He was able to readjust and work Conaway’s shoulders to the mat for a first period pin at the 1:59 mark. 141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) was held out of action once again, giving senior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) a shot at No. 2 Hunter Stieber at 141. Stieber scored quickly, taking Reber down for an early 2-0 lead. The second-ranked Buckeye then put together a strong ride and was able to turn Reber to his back for a quick pin, getting the fall at the 1:25 mark. 149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 7 at 149, met No. 19 Cam Tessari for Ohio State. Alton came out quick, looking for an early throw and nearly getting it. But Tessari was able to roll out of trouble and force a scramble that ended in a stalemate at the 1:50 mark. Alton and Tessari then battle through an even two minutes and the bout moved to the second tied 0-0. Tessari chose down to start the second period and quickly worked his way to a reversal and a 2-0 lead at the 1:32 mark. Tessari controlled the action from the top position, building up a 1:13 riding time edge with a ride out. Trailing 2-0, Alton chose down to start the third period but could not break free of Tessari’s ride once again. Tessari clinched the riding time point and maintained control until an Alton escape at the 3:25 mark. Alton scrambled for a takedown but Tessari was able to work the clock down to zeros and, with the riding time point, post the 3-1 win.

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the mat. But Cibula was able to fight off Alton’s efforts and the Lion carried a 5-1 lead into the third period. Cibula chose down to start the third and escaped to a 5-2 lead. Alton was unable to break through the Bronc’s defense but still walked away with the 5-2 win, putting Penn State up 23-0 at intermission.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 -- University Park, Pa. 125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU pinned Patrick Skinner RID, WBF (3:48) 133: #14 Jordan Conaway PSU maj. dec. Mike Shupin RID, 19-5 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU pinned Rob Cigna RID, WBF (2:01) 149: #12 Andrew Alton PSU maj. dec. Curt Delia RID, 12-4 157: #5 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Zac Cibula RID, 5-2 165: #2 David Taylor PSU pinned #20 Ramon Santiago RID, WBF (3:48) 174: #7 Matt Brown PSU pinned James Brundage RID, WBF (4:06) 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU pinned Ryan Wolfe RID, WBF (2:38) 197: #2 Quentin Wright PSU maj. dec. Donald McNeil RID, 12-4 285: #12 Jimmy Lawson PSU dec. Greg Velasco RID, 3-0 Attendance: 6,523

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 nationally in Intermat’s Tournament Power Index, closed out the home portion of its schedule with a 48-0 shut-out win over visiting Rider. Seniors Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) and Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) thrilled a sold out SRO crowd of over 6,500 with big wins in their final home appearances. All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, opened up the dual by pinning Bronc Patrick Skinner, getting the fall at the 3:48 mark. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.), ranked No. 14 nationally at 133, then rolled to a 19-5 major with 3:19 in riding time over Mike Shupin. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), wrestling for the final time in Rec Hall, then thrilled over 6,000 fans in a sold out Rec Hall by getting a pin in his final appearance in front of the home crowd. Pearsall completed a cradle and pinned Rob Cigna at the 2:01 mark. Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 12 at 149, rolled to a 12-4 major over Curt Delia. Brother Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, posted a 5-2 win over Rider’s Zac Cibula to give the Nittany Lions a 23-0 lead at intermission. Junior All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, then pinned No. 20 Ramon Santiago in the only bout pitting ranked wrestlers against each other. Taylor got the fall early in the second period, getting a pin at the 3:48 mark. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 7 at 174, then matched Taylor, getting a fall of his own. Brown pinned Rider junior James Brundage at the 4:06 mark. Junior All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, kept the pin parade going, picking up yet another first period pin. This one, over Rider freshman Ryan Wolfe at the 2:38 mark to put Penn State up 41-0. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 197, then made his final appearance in Rec Hall count, rolling to a 12-4 major (with 4:44 in riding time) over Donald McNeil. Sophomore heavyweight Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.), ranked No. 12 nationally, then secured the shut-out with a dominating 3-0 decision (including 3:46) in riding time over Greg Velasco. The Nittany Lions compiled a lop-sided 30-1 margin in takedowns and rolled up 18 bonus points thanks to five pins and three majors. Ruth and Wright remain undefeated on the year, checking in at 24-0 and 23-0 respectively while Taylor improves to 22-1. The shut-out was Penn State’s fourth of the year, marking the first time in Nittany Lion history the team has logged four shut-outs in one season. The blanking was the eighth under Sanderson in this, his fourth year at the helm of the program.

165: In the lone match-up between ranked wrestlers, All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, met No. 20 Ramon Santiago. Santiago got the bout’s first takedown, using a fast low double to take a quick lead. But Taylor deftly worked his way to a reversal and tied the bout at 2-2 with 2:14 on the clock. The Lion junior then put together a strong ride, forcing the ranked Bronc into a stall warning. Taylor nearly locked a cradle and forced Santiago into another stall and led 3-2 after one period. Santiago chose down to start the second period and Taylor nearly turned him to his back for a pin. The Bronc was able to roll out of trouble once, but Taylor turned his shoulders to the mat and got the fall at the 3:48 mark, putting Penn State up 29-0. 174: Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 7 at 174, took on James Brundage. Brown wasted no time gaining control, picking up a quick takedown on the edge of the mat just :15 into the bout. Brundage escaped and worked his way in on a single, but Brown fought off the move and then gained control himself, working around for another takedown and a 4-1 lead. Brown locked his hands while trying to turn Brundage and led 4-3 after the Bronc escaped with :25 on the clock. Brown would not be denied a final takedown, using a fast low double and a ride out to lead 6-3 after one period. Brown chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped. The Utah-native then notched another takedown to lead 9-3 with 1:25 on the clock. Brown then turned his control into a pin, turning Brundage to his back and getting the pin (4:06) to put the Lions up 35-0. 184: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, battled Bronc freshman Ryan Wolfe. Ruth gained quick control of the bout, taking Wolfe down and leading 2-1 after cutting the Bronc loose less than :15 into action. Ruth tacked on another takedown and cut before rolling through a low double for a third takedown and a 6-2 lead with 1:01 on the clock. He then worked himself into control of Wolfe’s shoulders, turning the Bronc to his back for another first period pin, this one at the 2:38 mark. 197: Wrestling in his final home dual meet, All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 197, faced off against Rider’s Donald McNeil. Wright wasted no time taking the lead in his Rec Hall swan song, rolling through a takedown to lead 2-0 less than :10 in. Wright added a second takedown and then went to work on offense. The Lion senior then put together a strong ride, maintaining control for nearly 2:00 while working to turn McNeil to his back. McNeil was hit for stalling twice and led 5-2 after McNeil escaped at the :10 mark. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 6-2 lead. Wright then blew through another takedown and upped his lead to 8-2 with 1:00 left in the middle stanza. Wright picked up another stall point and carried a 9-2 lead with a clinched bonus point into the third period. McNeil chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 9-3 score. Wright countered a McNeil double and picked up his fourth takedown to lead 11-3 with 1:03 left in the match. McNeil escaped as the bout ended but 4:44 in riding time gave Wright a 12-4 major in his final home bout. 285: Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.), ranked No. 12 nationally at 285, took on Rider freshman Greg Velasco. The duo battled through a scoreless two-minutes plus with neither man finding an opening to score. Lawson looked to score late in the period, but Velasco was able to step back from his shots and the bout moved to the second period tied 0-0. Velasco chose down to start the second period but Lawson was able to break the Bronc down and maintain his offensive position. Lawson then gained control of Velasco’s arm and looked to turn him for back points, but Velasco bellied out with :40 left in the period. The strong ride-out kept things scoreless and Lawson chose down to start the third. The ranked Lion sophomore then reversed Velasco to lead 2-0 with over 2:00 in riding time. Lawson spent the rest of the period trying to turn Velasco to no avail. Still, the dominating performance on top gave the Lion sophomore a 3-0 win with 3:46 in riding time.

BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, met Rider freshman Patrick Skinner. Skinner came out looking for an initial takedown but Megaludis countered his early shots and notched a takedown at the 1:57 mark. After cutting Skinner loose, Megaludis took him down again with 1:15 left to up his lead to 4-1. The Lion sophomore went on to tack on two more takedowns to lead 8-3 with over 1:00 in riding time after one period. Skinner chose down to start the second period and Megaludis let him up. The Lion then added a final takedown before turning the Bronc wrestler to his back for a pin at the 3:48 mark. 133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.), ranked No. 14 nationally at 133, took on Bronc Mike Shupin. Conaway got in on an early single leg but Morris was able to counter and force a stalemate at the 1:45 mark. Conaway notched his takedown using a quick duck-under at the 1:00 mark. Shupin escaped at period’s end and Conaway led 2-1 after one period. Shupin chose down to start the second, quickly escaped, but was immediately taken down by Conaway. Conaway let the Bronc loose and then rolled through a third takedown to up his lead to 6-3. Another takedown and two near fall points gave Conaway a 10-4 lead after two periods. Conaway chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to an 11-4 lead. Shupin got in on a single and Conaway forced a stalemate. The Lion then used a low single after the reset to notch another takedown and led 13-4 with 1:10 on the clock. Conaway added another takedown and then turned Shupin for three near fall points and an 18-5 lead with :20 left. Conaway picked up the bonus point with 3:19 in riding time and rolled to the 19-5 major. 141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), wrestling in his final home dual as a Nittany Lion, met Robert Cigna at 141. Pearsall notched a quick takedown and then spent the next minute working his way to finishing off a cradle. Pearsall then thrilled the SRO Rec Hall sell-out one final time, notching the pin at the 2:01 mark and ending his Rec Hall career in style. 149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 12 at 149, met Rider’s Curt Delia. Alton nearly booked a quick pin of his own, catching Delia in a shoulder throw and turning him to his back for a near fall. Delia was able to fight off his back but the four-point move put Alton up 4-0 less than a minute into the bout. Delia managed an escape but Alton was able to turn a single leg into another takedown and led 6-2 with :50 on the clock. The duo battled evenly for the rest of the period and Alton led 6-2 after one period. The Lion sophomore chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 7-2 lead. The escape was the lone scoring of the period and the Lion led by five heading into third period. Delia chose down to start the third period but Alton was able to maintain control long enough to build up 1:44 in riding time. Alton then added another takedown and led 9-4 with 1:10 after a Delia escape. Alton tacked on one more takedown and with a ride out posted the 12-4 major (with 2:41 in riding time). 157: All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, took on Bronc senior Zac Cibula. The duo battled evenly for the first minute-plus until Alton worked in on a high double. But Cibula was able to force a reset and action resumed in the center circle at the 1:40 mark. The Lion sophomore then turned a swift single leg into a takedown and the first score of the bout, taking a 2-1 lead after a Cibula escape. The Lion blew through a high double at the :05 mark, tacking on late takedown to lead 4-1 after one period. Alton chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 5-1 lead. Alton continued to press the Bronc, forcing the action in the middle of

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Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 -- New Brunswick, N.J. 125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU dec. Joe Langel RU, 8-2 133: #13 Jordan Conaway PSU dec. Vincent Dellafave RU, 6-1 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU pinned Trevor Melde RU, WBF (2:40) 149: #12 Andrew Alton PSU dec. Ken Theobold RU, 11-7 157: #5 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Scott Winston RU, 10-3 165: #2 David Taylor PSU maj. dec. Nick Visicaro RU, 14-6 174: #7 Matt Brown PSU dec. #14 Greg Zannetti RU, 6-2 184: #1 Ed Ruth PSU dec. #10 Dan Rinaldi RU, 11-4 197: #2 Quentin Wright PSU dec. Dan Seidenberg RU, 7-4 285: #12 Jimmy Lawson PSU dec. (TB) Billy Smith RU, 3-2 (tb) Attendance: 3,557

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 nationally in Intermat’s Tournament Power Index, capped of the 2012-13 dual meet season by shutting out Rutgers 34-0 in New Brunswick on Sunday. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) capped off the victory with a last second tie-breaker win at heavyweight and head coach Cael Sanderson notched his 100th career dual meet win as a coach. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, got Penn State off to a fast start with a dominating 8-2 win over Rutgers senior Joe Langel at 125. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.), ranked No. 13 at 133, was equally impressive, rolling to a 6-1 lead with 1:51 in time over Rutgers’ Vincent Dellafave. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) then pushed Penn State out to a 12-0 lead with a pin of RU senior Trevor Melde at the 2:40 mark. Pearsall gave up an early takedown but locked up the cradle from the bottom position. Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 12 at 149, posted a strong 11-7 win over RU’s Ken Theobold. Sophomore All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, closed out the first half with a dominant win over Rutgers’ senior Scott Winston, posting the 10-3 decision to give the Lions an 18-0 lead at halftime. Junior All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, opened up the second half with a strong 14-6 major over Nick Visicaro. In the first of two bouts featuring ranked foes, No. 7 Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), downed No. 14 Greg Zannetti 6-2 at 174 to give Penn State a 25-0 lead. Junior All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, remained undefeated with a dominating 11-4 win over No. 10 Dan Rinaldi. Senior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 197, worked his way to a 7-4 win over Rutgers’ junior Dan Seidenberg to remain undefeated as well. Sophomore heavyweight Lawson, ranked No. 12 at 285, then closed out the shutout with a thrilling 3-2 tie-breaker win Rutgers’ Billy Smith. With just :06 left, Lawson worked his way to his feet in his tie-breaker period and rolled down to a reversal at Smith’s ankles with just :02 left, pushing Penn State to the 34-0 shut-out win. The Nittany Lions rolled to a 28-3 edge in takedowns and picked up four bonus points off Pearsall’s pin and Taylor’s major. Ruth and Wright remain undefeated on the year, with the former sitting at 25-0 and the latter at 24-0. Taylor improved to 23-1 with his win. The victory was Sanderson’s 100th as a collegiate head coach and his 57th at Penn State. The attendance of 3,557 was the largest of the year for Rutgers. Penn State closes out the dual meet season with a 13-1 record while Rutgers concludes an outstanding dual season with a 15-4 mark. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 125, took on talented Scarlet Knight senior Joe Langel. Megaludis set the tempo early, working Langel’s shoulders until finding an opening to get in on a low single. Langel was able to force a stalemate and keep the bout scoreless at the 1:58 mark. The Lion connected on a second single leg and this time turned it into a takedown and a 2-1 lead after a quick Langel escape. Langel fought off a third Megaludis single leg at the :35 mark and the Loin led 2-1 after the opening stanza. Langel chose down to start the second period but Megaludis was able to maintain control long enough to build up well over 1:00 in riding time. The Nittany Lion broke Langel down at the 1:00 mark and then continued his strong ride for the remainder of the period. The ride out gave Megaludis a 2-1 lead with 2:16 in time heading into the third. Megaludis chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. Megaludis tacked on a second takedown at the 1:20 mark and upped his lead to 5-2 after cutting Langel loose. With a riding time point clinched, Megaludis tacked on another takedown and, with another ride-out, rolled to the 8-2 win with 2:45 in riding time. 133: Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.), ranked No. 13 nationally at 133, took on RU junior Vincent Dellafave. Conaway, like Megaludis, set the early tempo, forcing the Rutgers junior backwards while looking to set up his shot. The Lion freshman’s pressure paid off on the edge of the mat as Conaway started high on a shot and then finished low with a single leg to takedown at the :22 mark. Conaway then kept a scrambling Dellafave down for a ride out and a 2-0 lead. Dellafave chose down to start the second period but could not work his way free of a strong Conaway ride. The Nittany Lion maintained control long enough to build up a 1:25 time edge before the Knight escaped to a 2-1 score. Dellafave got in on a single leg with :10 left in the period but Conaway forced a scramble that killed the clock to lead 2-1 after two. Conaway chose down to start the third period and escaped at the 1:35 mark, maintaining a one-minute plus riding time edge. Conaway used a swift duck-under for a second takedown and upped his lead to 5-1 with :45 left to secure the match. Conaway broke Dellafave down at the end of the match and rolled to a 6-1 with 1:51 in riding time.

157: All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 nationally at 157, met RU senior Scott Winston. The duo battled evenly for the first half of the period with no one finding an opening to score. Alton nearly took the lead with 1:30 left, using a single leg for a near takedown on the edge of the mat. But action moved out of bounds and the duo resumed with 1:05 in the middle of the mat. Alton nearly pinned Winston at the :15 mark, but action was stopped for potentially dangerous and the bout moved to the second period in a scoreless tie. Alton chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Alton began to string low singles together, working for a chance to get the bout’s first takedown. With 1:04 on the clock, Alton used a low single to secure a takedown and up his lead to 3-0. The Lion sophomore then maintained control of the Knight senior for the rest of the period and carried that lead, with 1:01 in time, into the third period. Winston chose down to start the third period but Alton once again dominated action from the top. Winston escaped to a 3-1 score with 1:10 left. Alton then countered a slight Winston shot and led 5-2 with a clinched bonus point at the :40 mark. Looking for a major, Alton added on two more late takedowns and posted the dominating 10-3 decision with 2:08 in riding time. 165: Two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 2 at 165, battled Scarlet Knight Nick Visicaro. Taylor fought off an early Visicaro shot and worked action out of bounds. The Nittany Lion junior then used a low single leg for his first takedown and a 2-0 lead. He then nearly turned the Knight for back points but Visicaro was able to roll out of trouble and keep the bout close with 1:00 left in the period. Taylor let Visicaro loose and then added a second takedown with :12 left to lead 4-1 after the opening period. Taylor chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped. He then rolled through a Visicaro single, forced a scramble on the edge of the mat and finished off a takedown of his own to lead 7-1 with 1:29 on the clock. After a Visicaro escaped, Taylor notched another takedown and then spent the rest of the period looking for a turning combination. Taylor led 8-3 with 2:46 in time after two. Taylor went on to pick up two more takedowns and with, 3:43 in time, post the 14-6 major. 174: In one of two match-ups featuring ranked opponents, sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) faced off against RU senior Greg Zannetti. Brown was ranked No. 7 and Zannetti No. 14. The duo battled evenly for the better part of the opening period before Brown connected on a low single and turned it into a takedown and a 2-0 lead with :31 on the clock. Leading by two, Brown chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. The Lion sophomore then countered a Zannetti shot and worked his way around for a second takedown and a 5-1 lead after Zannetti escaped. Trailing 5-1, Zannetti chose down to start the final stanza. Brown maintained control long enough to build up over 1:00 in riding time before Zannetti escaped to a 5-2 score. The duo then traded shots for the next minute plus with Brown going on to post a strong 6-2 decision with 1:14 in time. 184: In another marquee match-up, two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, battled No. 10 Dan Rinaldi of Rutgers. Ruth nearly scored on an early low single but Rinaldi was able to step back out of trouble and keep the bout scoreless early on. Ruth’s offensive pressure paid off as the Lion connected on a solid high double to lead 2-0 with 1:05 in the opening stanza. The Nittany Lion waited for an opening to hit a cradle but Rinaldi was able to get out of the period without giving up any back points. Leading by two, Ruth chose down to start the second period. A quick escape gave Ruth a 3-0 lead with 1:35 and the Nittany Lion continued to pressure the Knight back to the outside circle. Ruth used a solid high shot to up his lead to 5-0 at the 1:05 mark and once again went to work from the top position. Ruth cut Rinaldi loose at the :42 mark and then fought off a Rinaldi shot with :22 left. Rinaldi chose down to start the third period but quickly got hit with a stall warning from the bottom. Ruth continued to look for a cradle. After clinching the bonus point and picking up a stall point, Ruth upped his lead to 8-3 with a takedown and cut. Ruth added a late takedown and rolled to an 11-4 win with 2:32 in riding time. 197: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 197, met RU’s Dan Seidenberg in his final dual meet as a Nittany Lion. The duo traded early shots with neither man finding an opening. But Wright’s steady offense led to a late takedown and a 2-0 lead with :21 on the clock. A short ride out gave Wright a 2-0 lead after one. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly reversed the Scarlet Knight junior for a 4-0 lead with 1:30 on the clock. Wright then put together a dominating ride, working for a chance to turn Seidenberg. Seidenberg was able to escape only to get taken down by Wright again with :15 left in the period. Another ride out and Wright led 6-1 with 1:47 in time after two periods. Seidenberg chose down to start the second and Wright cut him loose to a 6-2 lead. Wright shot low on Seidenberg but the Knight was able to counter the move and get a takedown of his own, cutting the Lion’s lead to 6-4 with :40 on the clock. A Rutgers ride out was not enough and, with 1:04 in riding time, Wright posted the 7-4 win. 285: Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.), ranked No. 12 at 285, battled talented Rutgers freshman Billy Smith. The tandem of big men wrestled even up for over two minutes with neither man working an offensive combination to score. With time winding down in the period, Lawson fought off a Smith shot but was not able to complete the counter move and the bout moved to the second period tied 0-0. Smith chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Like the first period, the duo wrestled evenly in the middle of the mat but no scoring opportunities arose. Lawson countered a Smith shot and nearly locked his shoulders up for a throw, but action moved out of bounds and the Knight led 1-0 heading into the final stanza. Lawson chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. Both men worked for shoulder control for the next minuteplus but no one found the scoring column. The bout moved to a sudden victory period tied 1-1. The first sixty seconds were scoreless and a first tie-breaker ensued. Smith escaped with :18 left in his tie breaker period to lead 2-1. Lawson then secured the shutout with a thrilling reversal in his tie breaker period. With just :06 on the clock, Lawson worked his way to his feet and with time running out, the Lion bulled his way around for control of Smith’s ankles with just :02 on the clock. The swift move gave Lawson the 3-2 (TB) decision and secured the 34-0 shut-out.

141: Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) took on Rutgers senior Trevor Melde at 141 in his final dual meet as a Nittany Lion. Melde blew through a high double to start the match and took Pearsall to his back for two quick nearfall points. Down 4-0 with 2:25 on the clock, the Lion senior worked to break free of a strong Melde ride. Pearsall steadily found his base and then began working not for a reversal, but to lock up a cradle. The Nittany Lion senior completed the outstanding move from underneath, hitting the cradle and pinning Melde at the 2:40 mark to put Penn State up 12-0. 149: Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 12 at 149, met Rutgers’ Ken Theobold. Alton scored quickly, opening up a 2-1 lead less than :30 into the bout. Alton dominated the action early, picking up a second and third takedown to lead 6-2 with 1:30 left in the opening period. Alton then controlled Theobold for the rest of the period and led 6-2 after one period. Alton chose down to start the second stanza and quickly reversed the Knight to lead 8-3 after a Theobold escape. Alton quickly notched his fourth takedown and built his time edge up to 2:45 before the Knight escaped. Theobold chose down to start the third period. Alton clinched the bonus point before Theobold escaped and then the Lion rolled through a low single, forcing a scramble that led to a stalemate with 1:20 left to wrestle. Theobold picked up his first takedown, cutting the lead to 10-7 with :38 left to wrestle. The offense was not enough for the Knight and Alton rolled to an 11-7 win including 2:23 in riding time.

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2012 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP #1 PENN STATE AT 2013 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Sat.-Sun., March 9-10, 2013 -- Champaign, Ill. FINAL TEAM STANDINGS 1: PENN STATE – 151.0 2: Minnesota – 139.0 3: Iowa – 133.5 4: Ohio State – 109.5 5: Illinois – 85.5 6: Michigan – 75.0 7: Nebraska – 61.0 8: Northwestern – 56.0 9: Purdue – 38.0 10: Wisconsin – 37.0 10: Indiana – 30.5 12: Michigan State – 22.0 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships – FINALS AGATE (# listed here is SEED) 125: #3 Jesse Delgado, Illinois – 10-4 dec. #1 Matt McDonough, Iowa 133: #1 Logan Stieber, Ohio State – 3-1 (sv) dec. #2 Tony Ramos, Iowa 141: #1 Hunter Stieber, Ohio State – 8-3 dec. #3 Mark Ballweg, Iowa 149: #3 Dylan Ness, Minnesota – WBF (3:27) #4 Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska 157: #2 Jason Welch, Northwestern – WBF (6:38) #4 James Green, Nebraska 165: #1 DAVID TAYLOR, PENN STATE – 9-1 maj. dec. #2 Conrad Polz, Illinois 174: #5 MATT BROWN, PENN STATE – 7-3 dec. #2 Mike Evans, Iowa 184: #1 ED RUTH, PENN STATE – 5-3 dec. #2 Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota 197: #1 QUENTIN WRIGHT, PENN STATE – 5-3 dec. #2 Scott Schiller, Minnesota 285: #1 Tony Nelson, Minnesota – W, 4-1 dec. #2 Mike McMullan, Northwestern The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestlers, ranked No. 1 throughout the year on Intermat’s national TPI ranking, lived up to that billing once again, winning their third straight Big Ten Championship. Head coach Cael Sanderson has now won three Big Ten crowns in his four years as mentor at Penn State. The Nittany Lions won with 151.0, Minnesota was second at 139.0 and Iowa third with 133.5. Penn State went a perfect 4-0 in the finals and claimed half the post-season hardware as well. Junior Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) was named 2013 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Year and Sanderson won his third straight Big Ten Coach of the Year (sharing this year’s honor with Minnesota’s J Robinson). In addition, to a third straight title and a bevy of conference laurels, all ten Nittany Lions will make their way to the NCAA Championships on March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa, as Penn State looks to win its third straight NCAA crown. Junior David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) was Penn State’s first finalist. Taylor, ranked No. 2 nationally at 165 and the top seed, took on second seed Conrad Polz of Indiana in the finals. As the Illini played defense, and was for three stall calls, Taylor notched two takedowns, a reversal and over 3:00 in riding time to roll to a 9-1 major, picking up key bonus points and becoming Penn State’s third three-time Big Ten Champion. Taylor went 3-0 on the day and heads to Des Moines to defend his national title with a 26-1 overall record. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), ranked No. 7 nationally at 174 and the fifth seed, battled No. 3 Mike Evans of Iowa in the finals. After Evans, the No. 2 seed was given an early lead on a penalty point due to a pulled sock, Brown went on a rampage. The Nittany Lion sophomore escaped to start the second period and then bulled through a high double, taking Evans to his back to take a commanding 6-1 lead off the five point move. He tallied 2:29 in riding time after riding Evans out for most of the third period and rolled to the 7-3 win, becoming a Big Ten Champion in his first trip to the conference tournament. Brown went 4-0 over the course of the weekend and heads to NCAAs with a 25-4 record. Junior Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 1 nationally at 184 and the top seed, looking for this third straight Big Ten championship, Ruth met Minnesota’s Kevin Steinhaus, ranked No. 5 nationally and the No. 2 seed, in the finals. Ruth took care of the Gopher and nearly clinched the team title with a 5-3 win, using takedowns in the first and third periods to roll to victory. Ruth, like Taylor, becomes a three-time Big Ten Champion, Penn State’s fourth. Ruth went 3-0 at the tourney and heads to the NCAA Champion looking for a second straight national title with a perfect 28-0 record. Senior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 nationally at 197 and the top seed, Wright took on second-seed Scott Schiller of Minnesota in the finals. Never threatened, Wright rolled his way to a 5-3 win over Schiller, using second and third period takedowns for the margin. Wright’s win gives him his second Big Ten title and clinched the team title for Penn State. Wright went 3-0 for his second title, clinching the team title for Penn State in the process. Wright heads to Des Moines looking to become a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA Champion with a perfect 27-0 record. All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 3 at 125, was outstanding today, rebounding from a loss in the semifinals last night. Megaludis downed No. 13 Nikko Triggas of Ohio State 4-1 in the conso semis and then rolled past No. 16 Sean Boyle of Michigan, 4-1, with over 3:00 in riding time. The burst gives Megaludis a third place finish after going 3-1. Sophomore

Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 13 at 149 and the sixth seed, went 1-1 in conso action. Alton picked up a 13-4 major over Michigan State’s Dan Osterman in the conso semis. He then broke out to a 5-0 lead on No. 10 Ivan Loupochanski, the tournament’s No. 2 seed. But in the second period, the Boilermaker grappler countered an Alton throw and pinned the Nittany Lion at the 4:06 mark. Alton’s outstanding run to fourth place as the No. 6 seed came on a 4-2 mark and earned him a trip to NCAAs. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.), ranked No. 12 nationally at 133, dropped his consolation semifinal bout to sixth-ranked Chris Dardanes of Minnesota but rebounded for a resounding 4-1 win over 11th-ranked Daryl Thomas of Illinois. The win gave Conaway fifth place and a trip to NCAAs as a freshman. Conaway went 2-2 in his first Big Ten Championship. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), having earned his first trip to the NCAA Championships, ended the Big Ten tournament with an outstanding win in the fifth place bout. After dropping his conso semifinal bout to No. 7 Nick Dardanes of Minnesota, Pearsall used a takedown in extra time to post the 4-2 (sv) win over Northwestern’s Pat Greco. Pearsall went 4-2 to take fifth and earned his first trip to NCAAs. All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 nationally at 157, went 0-2 in consolation action and took sixth with a 3-3 record. Alton was beaten by No. 2 Derek St. John of Iowa and Minnesota’s Danny Zilverberg in the fifth place bout. Alton had already secured a trip to NCAAs. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) took fifth seed Mike McClure of Michigan State into sudden victory before giving up a takedown and fall at the 6:36 mark. Lawson’s eighth place finish moves him on to nationals as one of Penn State’s ten-man contingent having gone 2-3. Penn State closed out the tournament with a 31-13 record with all ten wrestlers placing in the top eight. Penn State stacked up 20.5 bonus points off of five pins, three tech falls and six majors. Taylor and Ruth become Penn State’s third and fourth three-time Big Ten Champions as well. Kerry McCoy won three titles from 1994-97 and Sanshiro Abe won three from 1993-96. In addition to Ruth’s Wrestler of the Year and Sanderson’s Coach of the Year awards, all four champions (Taylor, Brown, Ruth and Wright) were named First Team All-Big Ten honorees. Wisconsin heavyweight Connor Medberry was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Illinois’ Jesse Delgado was the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler to round out post-season honors. The following is a weight-by-weight breakdown/agate of Penn State’s tournament to date (rankings listed are NCAA Coaches Rankings): 125: #3 Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), Sr. – #2 seed – 24-3 overall – 3rd Place 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: vs. #12 David Thorn, Minnesota (7th seed) – W, 4-2 dec. Semis: vs. #4 Jesse Delgado, Illinois (3rd seed) – L, 3-6 dec. Con Semis: vs. #13 Nikko Triggas, Ohio State (5th seed) – W, 4-1 dec. 3rd Place: vs. #16 Sean Boyle, Michigan (4th seed) – W, 4-1 dec. Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis opened up the tournament with a bye and then met seventh-seed David Thorn of Minnesota. Megaludis used a second period takedown to post a 4-2 win over seventh-seed David Thorn of Minnesota in the quarterfinals, moving to the semis and securing a spot in the NCAA tournament. In the semifinals, Megaludis took on fourth-ranked Jesse Delgado of Illinois, the third-seed. Megaludis fell behind early to the Illini and dropped a tough 6-3 decision. The loss sends Megaludis into tomorrow morning’s consolation semifinals, still with the ability to take third place. Megaludis took on No. 13 Nikko Triggas of Ohio State in the consolation semifinals. Megaludis used a second period takedown as the impetus for a 4-1 win and moved into the third place bout against Michigan’s Sean Boyle. In the third place bout, Megaludis dominated the action, picking up a second period takedown and rolling up over 3:00 in riding time on his way to a 4-1 win. 133: #12 Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) Fr. – #4 seed – 16-8 overall – 5th Place 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: vs. #11 Daryl Thomas, Illinois (5th seed) – W, 6-5 dec. (TB2) Semis: vs. #1 Logan Stieber, Ohio State (1st seed) – LBF (1:28) Con Semis: vs. #6 Chris Dardanes, Minnesota (6th seed) – L, 2-7 dec. 5th Place: vs. #11 Daryl Thomas, Illinois, (5th seed) – W, 4-1 dec. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway made his Big Ten tournament debut as the fourth seed at 133 and, after a first round bye, took on fifth-seed Daryl Thomas of Illinois, who was ranked No. 11 nationally in the final NCAA coaches poll. Conaway came out on top in an epic battle between the two grapplers, grinding to a 6-5 TB2 win. Each wrestler traded takedowns in regulation and Conaway fought off two strong takedown attempts in sudden victory. He then rode Thomas out in the second tiebreaker after escaping in his period to post the 6-5 win. The victory moved him into the semifinals and qualified him for the NCAA Championships as a freshman. Conaway then met the nation’s top-ranked wrestler, Ohio State’s Logan Stieber, in the semifinals. The top-seeded Buckeye took Conaway down twice early and then turned him for a pin at the 1:28 mark. Conaway’s loss moved him to the consolation semifinals, with third place still in his grasp. Conaway met No. 6 Chris Dardanes of Minnesota in the consolation semifinals and dropped a hard-fought 7-2 decision. The loss moved Conaway into the fifth place bout where he took Illinois’ Thomas again. This time, Conaway did not need extra time, turning a third period takedown into a ride out and rolling to a 4-1 win to take fifth at 133 as a freshman and advance to NCAAs. 141: #21 Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), Sr. – #4 seed – 23-9 – 5th Place 1st Rd: vs. Tom Kelliher, Wisconsin – WBF (1:24) Qtrs: vs. #23 Brandon Nelsen, Purdue (5th seed) -- L, 1-2 dec. Conso Rd. 2: vs. Alex Gregory, Indiana – W, 6-4 dec. Conso Rd. 3: vs. Camryn Jackson, Michigan (8th seed) – W, 19-11 maj. dec. Cons Semis: vs. #7 Nick Dardanes, Minnesota (2nd seed) – L, 2-6 dec. 5th Place: vs. Pat Greco, Northwestern (7th seed) – W, 4-2 (sv) dec.

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PENNBIG 2012 STATE TENWRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP Senior Bryan Pearsall got Penn State started in the tournament, taking to the mat for Penn State’s first bout and getting a quick first period pin over Tom Kelliher of Wisconsin. Pearsall turned a single leg into a scramble and then a cradle, finishing off the move by pulling Kelliher in off the edge of the mat and turning him to his back for a fall at the 1:24 mark. Pearsall then met fifth seed Brandon Nelson of Purdue in the quarters and dropped a tough 2-1 decision, giving up a reversal late in the third period. Pearsall dropped into consolation action, still looking for top six finish at his weight to get to NCAAS. In his first consolation bout, Pearsall took on Indiana’s Alex Gregory. The Lion senior came back from a first period takedown and an early third period takedown to score four points late and win 6-4. The victory pushed him into a conso third round bout against Michigan’s Camryn Jackson, the eighthseed. Pearsall came back from an early 6-2 deficit to dominate the final four minutes, turning Jackson three times in the second period on his way to a 19-11 major decision, bonus points for the Lions, and his first trip to the NCAA Championships. Pearsall met No. 7 Nick Dardanes of Minnesota in the consolation semifinals, the tournament’s second seed. Dardanes pulled out a 6-2 win over Pearsall, pushing the Nittany Lion senior into the fifth place bout against Northwestern’s Pat Greco. Pearsall battled Greco through an even three periods and then countered a Greco shot to post a thrilling 4-2 (sv) win to take fifth place and earn the ticket to Des Moines. 149: #13 Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), So. – #5 seed – 26-4 overall – 4th Place 1st Rd: vs. Josh Dziewa, Iowa – W, 3-2 dec. Qtrs: vs. #11 Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska (4th seed) – L, 6-10 dec. Conso Rd. 2: vs. Dylan Marriott, Northwestern – WBF (0:16) Conso Rd. 3: vs. #7 Eric Grajales, Michigan (1st seed) – W, 14-8 dec. Conso Semis: vs. Dan Osterman, Michigan State (7th seed) – W, 13-4 maj. dec. 3rd Place: vs. #10 Ivan Lopouchanski, Purdue (2nd seed) – LBF (4:06)

As the Illini played defense, and was for three stall calls, Taylor notched two takedowns, a reversal and over 3:00 in riding time to roll to a 9-1 major, picking up key bonus points and becoming Penn State’s third three-time Big Ten Champion. 174: #7 Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) – #5 seed – 25-4 overall -- CHAMPION 1st Rd: vs. Cheney Dale, Indiana (12th-seed) – WBF (6:15) Qtrs: vs. #6 Nick Heflin, Ohio State (4th-seed) – W, 7-1 dec. Semis: vs. #11 Dan Yates, Michigan (8th seed) – W, 5-1 dec. Finals: vs. #3 Mike Evans, Iowa (2nd seed) – W, 7-3 dec. Sophomore Matt Brown made his Big Ten tournament debut picking up big bonus points for Penn State by pinning Indiana’s Cheney Dale at the 6:15 mark. Brown was nearing a tech fall in the third period when he got the fall with :45 left in the bout. He then faced fourth seed Nick Heflin of Ohio State in the quarterfinals. Brown was dominant in the match, setting the tempo throughout the bout, with the pressure paying off in the third when the Lion sophomore took the sixth-ranked Buckeye down and added three back points. Brown’s 7-1 win moved him into the semifinals and punched his ticket to his first NCAA Championship. In his semifinal match-up with Michigan’s Dan Yates, Brown was dominant once again. The sophomore used takedowns in the second and third periods to roll to a 5-1 win and move into the finals. Brown battled No. 3 Mike Evans of Iowa in the finals. After Evans was given an early lead on a penalty point due to a pulled sock, Brown went on a rampage. The Nittany Lion sophomore escaped to start the second period and then bulled through a high double, taking Evans to his back to take a commanding 6-1 lead off the five point move. He tallied 2:29 in riding time after riding Evans out for most of the third period and rolled to the 7-3 win, becoming a Big Ten Champion in his first trip to the conference tournament.

Sophomore Andrew Alton, the No. 5 seed, picked up an important 3-2 decision over Iowa’s Josh Dziewa in the opening round, turning a first period takedown and a third period escape into a win. Alton then took on fourth-seed Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska in the quarters. Alton dropped a tough 10-6 decision to the 11th-ranked Husker and moved into consolation action, still alive for a top seven finish and a trip to NCAAs. In consolation action, Alton took on Dylan Marriott of Northwestern and made short work of the Wildcat. Alton came out quickly, gained control of Marriott’s shoulders and flipped him to his back for a pin in just 0:16, the fastest pin in Big Ten tournament history. The fall moved Alton into the consolation third round against top-seed Eric Grajales of Michigan. Alton dominated the action from start to finish, using six takedowns to roll to a 14-8 win, punch his ticket to NCAAs and move into the conso semis. Alton took to the mat against Michigan State’s Dan Osterman in the consolation semis. The Nittany Lion sophomore came out of the gates fast with a five-point move and then rolled to a 13-4 major decision, moving him into the third place bout against second-seed Ivan Lopouchanski of Purdue, who was ranked No. 10 nationally. Alton led 5-2 early but Lopouchanski countered an Alton throw attempt and turned the Lion sophomore to his back for a pin. The loss gives Alton the fourth place nod as the sixth seed and sends him to Des Moines.

184: #1 Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), Jr. – #1 seed – 27-0 overall – CHAMPION 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: vs. Cody Magrum, Ohio State (8th seed) – W, 18-3 tech fall (TF; 5:58) Semis: vs. #14 Ethan Lofthouse, Iowa (5th seed) – W, 10-1 maj. dec. Finals: vs. #5 Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota (2nd seed) – W, 5-3 dec.

157: #5 Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), So. – #3 seed – 25-6 overall – 6th Place 1st Rd: vs. Kalvin York, Wisconsin – W, 8-3 dec. Qtrs: vs. Josh Demas, Ohio State (6th seed) – L, 1-6 dec. (TB2) Conso Rd. 2: vs. Tommy Churchard, Purdue – WBF (1:03) Conso Rd. 3: vs. Ryan Watts, Michigan State (7th seed) – W, 3-2 dec. Conso Semis: vs. #2 Derek St. John, Iowa (1st seed) – LBF (6:36) 5th Place: vs. vs. Danny Zilverberg, Minnesota (8th seed) – L, 2-6 dec.

197: #2 Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), Sr. – #1 seed – 27-0 overall -- CHAMPION 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: vs. Max Huntley, Michigan (8th seed) – WBF (1:20) Semis: vs. #15 Andrew Campolattano, Ohio State (4th-seed) – W, 1-0 dec. Finals: vs. #9 Scott Schiller, Minnesota (2nd seed) – W, 5-3 dec.

Sophomore All-American Dylan Alton breezed to an 8-3 decision over Wisconsin’s Kalvin York in the first round, notching three first period takedowns to bolt out to an early lead. Alton then took on sixth-seed Josh Demas of Ohio State in the quarterfinals and battled the buckeye through two sudden victory periods before dropping a 6-1 TB2 decision. Alton dropped to the consolation round, still working towards third place and a trip to NCAAs. Alton met Purdue’s Tommy Churchard in his first consolation bout. Like his brother Andrew a few minutes before, Dylan wasted little time in moving on in the bracket. He quickly took Churchard down, allowed the Boiler an escape and then caught his shoulders, turned him to his back and picked up a first period pin at the 1:03 mark. Alton moved on to battle Michigan State’s Ryan Watts and earned a trip to NCAAs with a 3-2 win. Alton faced off against top-seeded Derek St. John in the consolation semifinals. The duo once again battled through two even periods. With the score tied late in the third period, Alton shot, St. John countered and notched a takedown that he turned into a pin at the 6:36 mark. The loss moved Alton into the fifth place bout against Minnesota’s Danny Zilverberg. Alton led Zilverberg 2-0 with just :20 left but the Gopher reversed Alton late in the final stanza and took him to his back for three near fall points and, with riding time, posted a 6-2 win. Alton took sixth place with a 3-3 record and heads to NCAAs. 165: #2 David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), Jr. – #1 seed – 26-1 overall -- CHAMPION 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: vs. Mark Martin, Ohio State (9th seed) – W, 20-5 tech fall (TF; 5:45) Semis: vs. #12 Nick Moore, Iowa (4th seed) – W, 15-0 tech fall (TF; 2:37) Finals: vs. #8 Conrad Polz, Illinois (2nd seed) – W, 9-1 maj. dec. Defending NCAA Champion David Taylor opened up his quest for a third straight Big Ten title with a first round bye. He then took on ninth seed Mark Martin of Ohio State in the quarterfinals. Taylor was once again workmanlike, rolling up points at will on his way to a 20-5 technical fall at the 5:45 mark. The win moved him into the semis and sends him to Des Moines. Taylor met fourth-seed Nick Moore of Iowa in the semifinals and dismantled the talented Hawkeye, rolling to a 15-0 tech fall in the first period. Taylor used a takedown and a series of turns to end the match at the 2:37 mark and become Penn State’s first finalist of the day. The defending Big Ten champion Taylor met Illinois’ Conrad Polz, ranked No. 8, in the finals. Taylor was dominating from start to finish.

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Defending NCAA 174-pound champion Ed Ruth, now up at 184, began his quest for a third straight Big Ten title with a bye as well. He then took on Ohio State’s Cody Magrum, the eighth seed, in the quarterfinals. Ruth, like Taylor, was steady, rolling up points on his way to an 18-3 technical fall at the 5:58 mark. Ruth’s win moved him into the semifinals and pushed him on to NCAAs as well. Ruth then took on Iowa’s Ethan Lofthouse in the semifinals and rolled his way to a 10-1 major over the Hawkeye. Ruth used three takedowns and a two-point turn to open up his lead and move into the finals. Looking for this third straight Big Ten championship, Ruth met Minnesota’s Kevin Steinhaus, ranked No. 5 nationally, in the finals. Ruth took care of the Gopher and nearly clinched the team title with a 5-3 win, using takedowns in the first and third periods to roll to victory. Ruth, like Taylor, becomes a three-time Big Ten Champion, Penn State’s fourth.

Three-time All-American Quentin Wright, looking for his second Big Ten crown, had a first round bye at 197. He then faced off against eighth-seed Max Huntley. He made short work of his Wolverine foe, using a shoulder throw to toss Huntley to his back and secure the first period pin at the 1:20 mark. The win pushed him into the semifinals and will send Wright to his fourth NCAA Championship. Wright then faced Ohio State’s Andrew Campolattano in the semifinals. In the semis, Wright used a second period escape to post a hard-fought 1-0 win and become Penn State’s fourth finalist. Looking for his second Big Ten title, Wright took on second-seed Scott Schiller of Minnesota in the finals. Never threatened, Wright rolled his way to a 5-3 win over Schiller, using second and third period takedowns for the margin. Wright’s win gives him his second Big Ten title and clinched the team title for Penn State. 285: #12 Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) – #7 seed – 22-7 overall -- 8th Place 1st Rd: vs. Kosta Karageorge, Ohio State (10th seed) – W, 9-1 maj. dec. Qtrs: vs. #8 Mike McMullan, Northwestern (2nd seed) – L, 4-6 Conso 2: vs. Spencer Johnson, Nebraska (9th seed) – W, 13-5 maj. dec. Conso 3: vs. #15 Adam Chalfant, Indiana – L, 4-7 7th Place: vs. Mike McClure, Michigan State (5th seed) – LBF (SV; 6:36) Sophomore Jimmy Lawson, the third member of the Nittany Lion line-up making his Big Ten Championships debut, picked up bonus points as well to round out a 5-0 first period for the Nittany Lions. Lawson posted a 9-1 major over Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge (with over 4:00 riding time). He then met second seed Mike McMullan of Northwestern in the quarterfinals. Lawson made a late comeback attempt but his flurry fell short in a 6-4 loss. The defeat dropped him into the consolation bracket, still alive for a top eight finish and a trip to NCAAs. Lawson then met Nebraska’s Spencer Johnson in his first consolation bout. Lawson punched his ticket to the NCAA Championship and picked up key bonus points with a dominating 13-5 major over Johnson. The win was highlighted by a late five point move (takedown and three near-fall) that gave Lawson the major. The Lion sophomore then met sixth-seed Adam Chalfant of Indiana, who was ranked No. 15 nationally. Lawson dropped a 7-4 decision and moved into the seventh place bout. Lawson met Michigan State’s Mike McClure, the No. 5 seed, in the seventh place bout. A furious third period featured McClure getting a late takedown to take a 4-2 lead but Lawson reversing the Spartan with just :08 left to send the bout to sudden victory. McClure then countered a Lawson shot in sudden victory, got the takedown and then picked up a fall at the 6:36 mark. Lawson went 2-3 in his first Big Ten Championship, placing eighth and advancing to NCAAs.

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2012 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP #1 PENN STATE AT 2013 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thur.-Sat., March 21-23, 2013 - Des Moines, Iowa - Wells Fargo Arena. FINAL TEAM STANDINGS (top five) 1: PENN STATE – 123.5 2: Oklahoma State – 119.5 3: Minnesota – 103.0 4: Iowa – 73.0 5: Cornell – 65.0 2013 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS AGATE (# listed here is SEED) 174: #1 Chris Perry, Oklahoma State – 2-1 (TB) dec. #2 MATT BROWN, Penn State 184: #1 ED RUTH, Penn State – 12-4 maj. dec. #3 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh 197: #2 QUENTIN WRIGHT, PENN STATE – 8-6 dec. #1 Dustin Kilgore, Kent State 285: #2 Tony Nelson, Minnesota – 5-2 dec. #4 Mike McMullan, Northwestern 125: #2 Tony Delgado, Illinois – 7-4 dec. #4 NICO MEGALUDIS, Penn State 133: #1 Logan Stieber, Ohio State – 7-4 dec. #2 Tony Ramos, Iowa 141: #2 Kendric Maple, Oklahoma – 4-3 dec. #4 Mitchell Port, Edinboro 149: #1 Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State – 3-2 dec. #2 Jason Chamberlain, Boise State 157: #2 Derek St. John, Iowa – 3-2 dec. #1 Jason Welch, Northwestern 165: #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell – 5-4 dec. #2 DAVID TAYLOR, PENN STATE The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Cael Sanderson, won its third straight NCAA Wrestling Championship, continuing a run of dominance that began in Philadelphia in 2011. The Nittany Lions also crowned two NCAA Individual National Champions as Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), and Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) each claimed titles. The team championship is the third in a row for the Nittany Lions and the fourth NCAA title all time. Penn State also won the 2011 in Philadelphia and 2012 in St. Louis. The three straight titles are the first for Penn State since the Nittany Lions won in 1953. The evening began at 174, where Nittany Lion sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), the No. 2 seed, faced No. 1 seed Chris Perry of Oklahoma State. Brown forced the issue throughout the match, forcing Perry to the edge of the mat consistently. But the Cowboy grappler was able to keep Brown at arm’s length and send the match to the second period tied 0-0. Brown chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. The Lion sophomore continued to press Perry to no avail and lead 1-0 after two. Perry chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. Brown’s offensive pressure finally forced a stall call with just over :10 and the bout moved to sudden victory tied 1-1-1. After a scoreless sudden victory period, Brown chose down to start his tie-breaker period and nearly escaped twice. But Perry was able to hang on to Brown’s foot and then at the end was able to ride him out. Perry was able to escape during his tie-breaker period and that point proved the difference in a 2-1 (TB) decision. Brown ends his first NCAA tournament as the 2013 National Runner-Up at 174. The Nittany Lion All-American ends his year at 29-5 record after a 4-1 tournament run. Brown was also named the NCAA Elite 89 Award Winner as the nation’s top Division I wrestling student-athlete with the top GPA of all 330 championship competitors. Junior Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), the top-seed at 184, met No. 3 seed Robert Hamlin of Lehigh in the title bout at 184. With the Lions trailing by three in the team title race, Ruth put on a display for the Penn State faithful to vault the Lions back into the lead. Ruth notched a first period takedown and made it count on his way to a 2-1 lead after the first three minutes. The Nittany Lion junior took down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. He then took Hamlin down once more right before the end of the period and led 5-1 after three. Seeking bonus points, Ruth put on a takedown clinic in the third period, getting three two takedowns and cutting Hamlin loose each time. After the last cut, Ruth used a low double to trip the LU senior to the mat for a final takedown. The points, combined with a massive 3:55 in riding time, gave Ruth the 12-4 major decision and bonus points for Penn State. The win gives Ruth a perfect 33-0 record to end the season and he heads into his senior year riding a 68-match win streak dating back to 2011. The three-time All-American has now won two straight NCAA titles and has a 102-2 career record. With a chance to clinch Penn State’s third-straight NCAA title at hand, senior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), the No. 2 seed at 197, faced No. 1 Dustin Kilgore of Kent State in the 197-pound final. Kilgore entered the match with an undefeated 43-0 record and Wright snapped his streak in style. The Nittany Lion drew first blood with a quick takedown in the first period. Kilgore was able to escape to a 2-1 Wright lead and then countered with his own takedown. Wright escaped after a brief Kilgore ride and the match moved to the second period tied 3-3. Wright chose down to start the second period and escaped in seconds for a 4-3 lead. The Nittany Lion began to up the tempo and nearly notched another takedown late in the period. But action was ruled out of bounds and Wright led 4-3 after two. Kilgore chose down to start the third and escaped as well. It was at this point that Wright, with the serendipitous twist of being able to clinch Penn State’s third team title in his final collegiate bout at hand, took over. Wright used an underhook to a knee pick twice to take Kilgore down in the final minute and rolled to the 8-6 win. The victory clinched the team title for the Lions and earned the four-time All-American his second national title (he won the 184-pound crown in 2011 and was runner-up last year). Wright finishes an undefeated season with a 32-0 mark, giving him a final career record of 116-23. Wright is tied for 10th on Penn State’s all-time wins list with former four-time All-American and national champion Phil Davis. He leaves Penn State as its sixth four-time All-American (1st in ’13, 2nd in ’12, 1st in ’11 and 6th in ’09). Sophomore Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), the No. 4 seed at 125, faced off against No. 2 seed Jesse Delgado of Illinois in the 125-pound final. Megaludis, like each Lion before him, set the tempo early, pushing the action throughout the opening period. But Delgado’s outstanding defense allowed him to fight off Megaludis’ offense and the bout was tied 0-0 after one. Delgado notched the second period’s only point with an escape. Megaludis chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. The Lion sophomore took a deep shot on Delgado and worked his way in on a takedown attempt. But Delgado forced a scramble and worked his way into control of the Lion’s leg. The Illini then turned Megaludis for three back points and the five point move proved critical. Megaludis would escape and take Delgado down, but the damage was done and Delgado posted the hard-fought 7-4 win. Megaludis is now a two-time All-American and two-time National Finalist as a true sophomore. He posted a 28-4 record this year after a 4-1 tournament and heads into his sophomore year with a 56-12 career record. In the evening’s final match-up, junior David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), the defending NCAA champ at 165, met No. 1 seed Kyle Dake of Cornell, who was seeking his fourth individual title. Taylor stormed out of the gates quickly

with a takedown in the first :30. After a :29 ride, Dake escaped to a 2-1 Taylor lead but a Cornell challenge halted action for a bit. Taylor held that lead until the final seconds of the period when Deck completed a shot and took the Lion junior down to lead 3-2 after one period. Dake chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 4-2 lead. Taylor spent the rest of the period setting the tempo but Dake’s defense was able to keep the Lion from scoring. Trailing 4-2, Taylor chose down to start the final period but could not escape a strong Dake ride until the Big Red grappler had built up a solid minute-plus riding time edge. Dake was hit for stalling twice and then Taylor escaped with :19 left to tie the bout at 4-4. But Dake was able to back away from Taylor and kill the clock. The 1:13 in riding time gave Dake the 5-4 win. Taylor ended an outstanding junior year with a 30-2 record after a 4-1 tournament run. A three-time All-American and last year’s 165-pound champ, Taylor is also a two-time NCAA finalist. He heads into his senior season with a stellar 100-3 career record and is tied for second with Quentin Wright on Penn State’s all-time pins list with 37. Every member of Penn State’s 10-man contingent has added points to Penn State’s team total. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) advanced to the ‘round of 12’ at 133 and went 3-2 with a pin, sophomore Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) advanced to the ‘round of 12’ at 157 and went 3-2 with two majors, senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) went 1-2 with a major at 141, sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) went 1-2 with a pin at 149 and sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) went 1-2 at heavyweight. Penn State posted a 2-3 record in the finals. Penn State leaves Des Moines with a 31-13 overall record having earned 29.5 bonus points off ten pins, one tech fall and eight majors. Taylor won the NCAA’s Most Technical Falls Award with 10 and won the Gorriaran Award for most pins in the least amount of time at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships (4 in 9:22 officially). Head coach Cael Sanderson was named the 2013 NWCA National Coach of the Year, the second time he has won the award (2007). Twenty-two different individuals have now won a total of 27 NCAA titles. The Nittany Lions’ point totals over the last three years under Sanderson are the top three in school history. Penn State set a school record during last year’s title run with 143.0 and won the 2011 title with 107.5. Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstateWREST and on Penn State Wrestling’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/ pennstatewrestling. The 2012-13 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline. The following is a weight-by-weight breakdown/agate of Penn State’s tournament to date (rankings listed are NCAA Coaches Rankings): The following is a weight-by-weight breakdown/agate of Penn State’s tournament to date (rankings listed are NCAA Championship Seed): 125: #4 Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), Sr. – 28-4 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: vs. Kevon Powell, Ohio – W, 17-2 TF (6:25) 2nd Rd: vs. Christian Cullinan, Central Michigan – W, 5-2 dec. Qtrs: vs. Dominic Parisi, Appalachian State – W, 12-4 maj. dec. Semis: vs. #1 Alan Waters, Missouri – W, 2-2 (TB2, RT 0:18) dec. Finals: vs. #2 Jesse Delgado, Illinois – L, 4-7 dec. All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), the tournament’s No. 4 seed at 125, began his quest for a national title with a big win. Megaludis, last year’s NCAA runner-up as a true freshman, opened the tournament against Ohio’s Kevon Powell, and rolled to a 17-2 technical fall at the 6:25 mark. The win, including 1.5 bonus points, moved Megaludis into the second round. Megaludis then drew Christian Cullinan of Central Michigan in round two. The Lion sophomore cruised to a 5-2 decision over Cullinan, using takedowns in the first two periods to roll to victory. The win moved him into the national quarterfinals. Nico met Dominic Parisi of Appalachian State in the national quarterfinals. The Nittany Lion clinched his second All-America tag and a trip to the national semifinals with a dominating 12-4 major decision, picking up more bonus points for Penn State. Megaludis notched five takedowns, an escape and 1:25 in riding time to roll to the win. Megaludis met top-seeded Alan Waters of Missouri in the semifinals. The duo battled evenly throughout the bout. With Waters slowing the pace down, Megaludis’ patience kept the bout scoreless through the first period. Waters chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Trailing by one, Megaludis chose down to start the third and escaped as well. But neither wrestler scored again and the bout went into a first sudden victory period. After a scoreless minute, each wrestler completed a ride-out, keeping the bout tied at 1-1 into a second sudden victory period. Like the first one, this extra :60 was scoreless as well and the match entered a second and final tie-breaker. This time, Megaludis was down first and escaped in just seconds to a 2-1 lead. Waters then took down and did escape but not until the :04 mark. Tied at 2-2, Megaludis got the victory on criteria, a riding time of :18. The win pushed Megaludis into his second NCAA championship bout in as many years. For finals match recap, see story above the agate. 133: #12 Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) Fr. – 19-10 overall – Season Complete 1st Rd: vs. Vincent Dellafave, Rutgers – L, 1-3 dec. (SV) Cn 1: vs. Dylan Hyder, Air Force – W, 6-4 dec. (SV2) Cn 2: vs. Dane Harlow, Boston – W, 6-4 dec. Cn 3: vs. Rosario Bruno, Michigan – WBF (4:17) Rd. 12: vs. #8 Cody Brewer, Oklahoma – L, 4-14 maj. dec. Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.), the No. 12 seed at 133 as a red-shirt freshman, made his NCAA Championship debut against Rutgers’ Vincent Dellafave. Conaway battled the Knight into sudden victory and nearly one on a single leg, but Dellafave countered and got the takedown himself for a 3-1 (sv) win. The loss dropped Conaway into consolation action. Conaway then met Air Force’s Dylan Hyder in the consolation bracket. In a thrilling bout, Hyder led throughout the bout but Conaway notched a takedown with under 1:00 left to take a 4-3 lead. Hyder escaped late to send the bout into extra time and the duo battled through a scoreless sudden victory period and a scoreless tiebreaker. Conaway then grabbed the win with a takedown midway through the second sudden victory period, posting the 6-4 (sv2) win and staying alive in consolation action. Jordan faced off against Boston’s Dane Harlow in the second round of consolations on Friday morning. The Nittany Lion came back from a first period takedown and rolled to a 6-4 decision to keep his All-America dreams alive. Conaway used a first period takedown of his own and then a reversal after a mad scramble late in the third to secure the win. In his second consolation bout, the Lion freshman met Michigan’s Rosario Bruno and joined Penn State’s pin parade. Conaway led 3-2 into the second period and then forced a scramble that he turned into a pin at the 4:17 mark. The win moved Conaway just one win away from earning All-America status as a freshman in the ‘round of 12’. Conaway faced No. 8 Cody Brewer of Oklahoma in the round of 12. Jordan fell behind early to the Sooner, giving up two takedowns and three back points to trail 7-1 after the opening period. Brewer would end Conaway’s tournament, one win shy of All-American status. Conaway fell behind early to the Sooner, giving up two takedowns and three back points to trail 7-1 after the opening period. Brewer would end Conaway’s tournament, one win shy of All-American status, with a 14-4 decision. Conaway ended his tournament with a 3-2 record and a pin and ends his freshman campaign in the round of 12 with a 19-10 record. 141: Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), Sr. – 24-11 – Season Complete 1st Rd: vs. Joey Lazor, Northern Iowa – L, 4-12 maj. dec. Cn 1: vs. Frank Goodwin, Maryland – W, 10-2 maj. dec. Cn 2: vs. Steven Keith, Harvard – L, 3-8 dec. Senior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) made his NCAA Championship debut at 141 against Northern Iowa’s Joey Lazor, who won a pigtail match earlier in the day. Lazor won a battle of scrambles and worked his way to a 12-4 win,

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PENNNCAA 2011 STATECHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING RECAP dropping the Nittany Lion into consolation action. Pearsall met Frank Goodwin of Maryland in his first consolation bout. Pearsall rolled through Goodwin, turning him once in the first period and picking up two reversals while amassing 2:52 in riding time. The 10-2 major moved Pearsall into the second round of consolation action and added to Penn State’s bonus point total. Bryan battled Harvard’s Steven Keith in the second round of consolation and dropped an 8-3 decision. Keith used three early takedowns to grab the lead while Pearsall picked up three third period stall points. The loss ended Pearsall’s tournament with a 1-2 mark and his season at 24-11. The Nittany Lion senior closes out his career with a 55-52 record as an NCAA qualifier. 149: #11 Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), So. – 27-6 overall – Season Complete 1st Rd: vs. Drake Houdashelt, Missouri – L, 1-4 Cn 1: Daniel Young, Army – WBF (2:05) Cn 2: vs. #12 Eric Grajales, Michigan – L, 1-8 dec. Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) entered the NCAA tournament as the No. 11 seed at 149 and opened the tournament against Drake Houdashelt of Missouri. Houdashelt used near fall points in the second period to escape with a tough 4-1 win, sending Alton into the consolation bracket. Alton took on Army’s Daniel Young in the first consolation round. Alton notched Penn State’s fourth pin of the evening session. He took Young down early and the Black Knight escaped. But Alton then added another takedown and, gaining control of Young’s shoulders, turned him to his back for a first period fall at the 2:05 mark. The win moved Alton along in the consolation bracket. Alton, the No. 11 seed, met No. 12 seed Eric Grajales of Michigan in the second round of consolations. Alton and Grajales embarked on a battle of throws midway through the second period with each man looking to take the other to his back. But it was Grajales who finished off the five point move and walked away with an 8-1 decision. The loss ends Alton’s season at 27-6 after a 1-2 tournament with a pin. 157: #8 Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), So. – 28-8 overall – Season Complete Pigtail: vs. Jake O’Hara, Columbia – W, 10-2 maj. dec. 1st Rd: vs. Donnie Tasser, Pittsburgh – W, 8-4 dec. 2nd Rd: vs. Zac Cibula, Rider – W, 13-5 maj. dec. Qtrs: vs. #1 Jason Welch, Northwestern – L, 3-8 dec. Rd. 12: vs. #4 James Green, Nebraska – L, 4-14 maj. dec. Sophomore All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), the No. 8 seed at 157, had Penn State’s only pigtail and made it count with a 10-2 major over Columbia’s Jake O’Hara, picking up bonus points and moving into a first round match-up with Pitt’s Donnie Tasser. Alton then rolled up the takedowns in a thorough 8-4 win over the Panther, moving into the second round after a 2-0 morning. Alton then faced off against Zac Cibula in round two, his third bout of the day. Like in his first two bouts, Alton was methodical with takedowns, getting one in the first, two in the second and two in the third to roll to a 13-5 major decision with 2:23 in riding time. Picking up his second bonus point of the day, Alton moved into the national quarterfinals with the win. In the national quarterfinals, Alton took on No. 1 seed Jason Welch of Northwestern. Alton took an early lead off a first period takedown that he carried into the third period, leading 3-1. But Welch escaped and then caught the Lion sophomore on a throw for a late five point move that gave the Wildcat an 8-3 decision. Alton’s loss moved him into the ‘round of 12’ conso quarters, still one win away from All-America status and still alive for third. Alton took on No. 4 James Green of Nebraska in the round of 12. Green proved too much this time round, avenging an early season loss to Alton. Alton fell behind early and dropped a 14-4 bout. Alton ended his tournament with a 3-2 mark in the round of 12 and ended his sophomore campaign with a 28-8 record. 165: #2 David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), Jr. – 30-2 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: vs. John Staudenmayer, North Carolina – WBF (2:51) 2nd Rd: vs. Zach Strickland, Appalachian State – WBF (2:41) Qtrs: vs. #7 Conrad Polz, Illinois – WBF (0:24) Semis: vs. #3 Peter Yates, Virginia Tech – WBF (3:41) Finals: vs. #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell – L, 4-5 dec. Defending NCAA Champion David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), the No. 2 seed at 165, opened up defense of his 165-pound NCAA crown against North Carolina’s John Staudenmayer. Taylor dominated from the start, turning the Tar Heel twice before picking up the first period pin at the 2:51 mark, grabbing key bonus points and moving into the second round. Taylor then faced Appalachian State’s Zach Strickland in the second round. In a near mirror image of his first bout, Taylor dominated from the start. He quickly picked up two takedowns and then after the second, turned Strickland once for two near fall, a second time for three and then finished off his foe with another first period pin, this one at the 2:41 mark. Picking up more bonus points for Penn State, Taylor moved into the national quarterfinals with the win. David then faced off against No. 7 seed Conrad Polz of Illinois in the national quarterfinals, a rematch of the Big Ten Championship two weeks ago. Taylor became a three-time All-American in swift fashion, ending the match in just :24. The Lion junior locked up a cradle and pinned Polz to clinch All-American status and move him into the national semifinals. It was Taylor’s third pin in as many matches at this year’s event (all in the first period). Taylor met No. 3 Peter Yates of Virginia Tech in the national semifinals. Taylor advanced to the national finals for the third straight year in blazing fashion, picking up his fourth pin in as many bouts. After fighting off a Yates shot, Taylor got his own takedown and led 2-1 after a Yates escape. During the scramble, Taylor called for a brief injury timeout, giving Yates the choice on the reset. Taylor forced Yates into two stalls to pick up a point

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and then reversed him and took him to his back to lead 7-1 after one period. The second period began with Taylor on bottom. The Lion escaped quickly then moved in for a cradle. The Lion junior quickly locked the cradle up and finished off the bout with a pin at the 3:24 mark. Taylor is 4-0 with four falls in less than 10:00 minutes total time (three in the first period and one in the second). The win was also the 100th of Taylor’s career. For final bout recap, please see the story above the agate. 174: #2 Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) -- 29-5 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: vs. Todd Porter, Missouri – W, 10-1 maj. dec. 2nd Rd: vs. Nick Bonaccorsi, Pittsburgh – WBF (1:30) Qtrs: vs. Tanner Weatherman, Iowa State – W, 13-5 maj. dec. Semis: vs. #6 Logan Storley, Minnesota – W, 3-2 dec. Finals: vs. #1 Chris Perry, Oklahoma State – L, 1-2 (TB) dec. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) entered his first NCAA Championship as the No. 2 seed at 174 and began his title quest against Missouri’s Todd Porter. Brown was in charge from the start, using a takedown in each period and forced Porter to three stalls on his way to an impressive 10-1 major decision. The win, tacking on another team bonus point, moved Brown into the second round. Brown then went up against Pitt’s nick Bonaccorsi in round two. After fighting through a scoreless minute, Brown used a fast double to bull through Bonaccorsi and put the Panther to his back. Brown needed just seconds to pick up the fall, getting the first period pin at the 1:30 mark to continue Penn State’s bonus point rally and advance to the national quarterfinals. Matt then met Iowa State’s Tanner Weatherman in the national quarterfinals. Brown earned his first All-America honor and a trip to the national semifinals with a dominating 13-5 major The Nittany Lion sophomore opened up a 6-1 lead off two takedowns and two near falls and never looked back. The 3:08 riding time point gave Brown the major and added to Penn State’s lofty bonus point total. Brown moved into the national semifinals with the win. Brown battled No. 6 Logan Storley of Minnesota in the national semifinals. Brown opened up an early lead with a takedown in the first period. Storley notched an escape to cut the lead to 2-1 heading into the second stanza. Brown took down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. The duo battled evenly for the rest of the period and Brown led 3-1 after two. Storley took down to start the third and steadily worked his way to an escape, cutting Brown’s lead to 3-2. Brown then battled Storley for the rest of the bout and advanced to the national finals with a 3-2 win. Brown has won ten straight bouts dating back to Feb. 17. For finals bout recap, see story above the agate.

After two-plus minutes of even action, Wright locked up a shoulder throw and planted Schiller’s back to the mat at the 2:48 mark. The pin pushed Wright into the national semifinals and made him Penn State’s sixth fourtime All-American. Wright battled No. 3 seed Matt Wilps of Pittsburgh in his semifinal bout. In a wild rematch of a bout Wright won earlier in the year in Pittsburgh, the high-powered duo wrestled through a scoreless first period. Wilps chose down to start the second and quickly escaped and, after no takedowns in that period, Wright chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. Wright initiated a scramble late that Wilps nearly turned into a pin. But Wright moved out of trouble and the clock hit zeroes, sending the bout to sudden victory. After a scoreless sudden victory period, Wilps chose down and escaped in just :05. Wright then matched that in his tie-breaker period, escaping in :05. The match went to a second sudden victory tied 2-2. Another scoreless minute passed, setting up a final second tie-breaker. Wright chose down to start the bout and escaped in just :05 again. Wilps then took down for his session and Wright held the Panther for :08 and, by virtue of :03 in riding time, claimed the 2-2 (TB2, RT :03) decision. The win sent Wright to his third straight NCAA title bout. He won at 184 two years ago and lost in the finals last year. For a recap of the finals bout, please see the story above the agate. 285: Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River, N.J.) – 23-9 overall – Season Complete 1st Rd: vs. Jeremy Johnson, Ohio – L, 3-4 dec. Cn. PT: vs. Adam Fager, Utah Valley – W, 5-4 dec. Cn. 1: vs. Ben Apland, Michigan – L, 3-7 dec. Sophomore Jimmy Lawson (Tom’s River N.J.) made his NCAA Championship debut at 285 against Ohio’s Jeremy Johnson. Lawson tried to complete a comeback from a 4-0 deficit late with an escape and a late takedown but dropped a 4-3 decision. The loss pushed Lawson into the consolation bracket. Lawson took on Utah Valley’s Adam Fager in a pigtail consolation bout and notched his first-ever NCAA tournament win with a late comeback. After trailing early, Lawson used a second period takedown and a third period reversal to post a 5-4 win. The victory moved him into the consolation first round where he met Michigan’s Ben Apland. Lawson dominated action early, notching two takedowns to lead 4-3 into the third period. The Nittany Lion sophomore then chose down and Apland turned him for three back points and rode him out for a 7-3 decision. Lawson ended his NCAA tournament with a 1-2 mark and his season with a 23-9 record.

184: #1 Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), Jr. – 33-0 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: vs. Fred Garcia, Lock Haven – WBF (0:28) 2nd Rd: vs. Kevin Radford, Arizona State – WBF (3:41) Qtrs: vs. Max Thomusseit, Pittsburgh – W, 11-1 maj. dec. (5:00 in riding time) Semis: vs. #4 Steve Bosak, Cornell – W, 4-1 dec. Finals: vs. #3 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh – W, 12-4 maj. dec. Defending NCAA 174-pound champion Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), the No. 1 seed at 184 with a 28-0 mark, opened up his third NCAA tournament against Lock Haven’s Fred Garcia. After fighting off an early Garcia shot, Ruth put his patented cradle to work, taking Garcia down and quickly locking him up for a first period pin at the 0:28 mark. The win, which added more bonus points to Penn State’s team score, moved Ruth into the second round. Ruth met Arizona State’s Kevin Radford in round two. Ruth worked a 2-1 lead into the second period, chose down and escaped. He then continued a flurry of Penn State pins (as Taylor and Brown had just picked up falls) by locking up a cradle and getting the fall at the 3:41 mark. The pin, Ruth’s second of the day, moved him into the national quarterfinals. In the national quarterfinals, Ruth took on Pittsburgh’s Max Thomusseit. Ruth dominated Thomusseit in his quarterfinal bout. The Lion junior picked up four takedowns, an escape, a stall point and rolled up an amazing 5:00 in riding time to post the 11-1 major decision and moved into the national semifinals. The win made Ruth a three-time All-American and was his 100th career victory. Ruth faced No. 4 Steve Bosak of Cornell in the semifinals. Ruth scored quickly on Bosak, opening up a fast 2-1 lead after the Big Red grappler escaped. The duo then battled through an even first period with Bosak picking up a stall warning in the process. The second period featured only a Ruth escape, giving the Lion a 3-1 lead after two periods. Bosak chose down to start the third period and Ruth put together a crushing ride, controlling the Big Red grappler for the entire period and rolling up 1:51 in riding time. The ride-out and point gave Ruth a 4-1 win and moved him into his second straight national final. For finals bout recap, see story above the agate. 197: #2 Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), Sr. – 32-0 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: vs. Donald McNeil, Rider – W, 7-3 dec. 2nd Rd: vs. Branden Palik, Drexel – W, 3-2 dec. Qtrs: vs. #10 Scott Schiller, Minnesota – WBF (2:48) Semis: vs. #3 Matt Wilps, Pittsburgh – W, 2-2 (TB2, RT :03) dec. Finals: vs. #1 Dustin Kilgore, Kent State – W, 8-6 dec. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), the undefeated No. 2 seed at 197, opened up the 2013 NCAA Championship against Rider’s Donald McNeil. Wright controlled the action from start to finish three takedowns to roll to a 7-3 win and move into the second round. Wright met Drexel’s Branden Palik in the second round. The senior battled his way to a 1-1 tie through two periods and then, in the third, notched the bout’s first takedown late and walked away with a hard-fought 3-2 win. The victory moved Wright into the national quarterfinals. Quentin then met 10th seed Scott Schiller in the quarterfinals in a rematch of the Big Ten Championship match. Wright joined the bonus point parade with a first period pin.

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TEAM HIGHS/LOWS

Total Champions: 32 (20 individuals)

TOP FINISHES 1993: Shawn Nelson (3rd, 118), Cary Kolat (2nd, 134), Josh Robbins (2nd, 158) 1994: John Hughes (3rd, 150) 1995: Sanshiro Abe (2nd, 126) 1996: Biff Walizer (3rd, 134), Rob Neidlinger (3rd, 190) 1997: Jeremy Hunter (3rd, 118), Biff Walizer (3rd, 134), Clint Musser (3rd, 142), Rob Neidlinger (4th, 190) 1998: Jeremy Hunter (2nd, 118), Biff Walizer (2nd, 134) Jamarr Billman (3rd, 142) Clint Musser (2nd, 150) Glenn Pritzlaff (3rd, 167) Rob Neidlinger (3rd, 177) 1999: Clint Musser (2nd, 150) Ross Thatcher (2nd, 184) Mark Janus (3rd, Hwt.) 2000: Jeremy Hunter (2nd, 125) 2001: Doc Vecchio (3rd, 165) 2003: Mark Becks (2nd, 184) Josh Moore (3rd, 133) Pat Cummins (3rd, Hwt.) 2004: Matt Storniolo (2nd, 149) Pat Cummins (2nd, Hwt.) 2006: Jake Strayer (3rd, 133) 2007: James Yonushonis (2nd, 174) Aaron Anspach (2nd, Hwt.) 2008: Dan Vallimont (2nd, 157) 2009: Bubba Jenkins (2nd, 149) Quentin Wright (2nd, 174) Dan Vallimont (3rd, 165) 2010: Dan Vallimont (3rd, 165) 2011: Andrew Long (1st, 133) Frank Molinaro (1st, 149) Ed Ruth (1st, 174) David Taylor (1st, 157) Quentin Wright (1st, 184) 2012: Frank Molinaro (1st, 149) David Taylor (1st, 165) Ed Ruth (1st, 174) Dylan Alton (3rd, 157) Quentin Wright (3rd, 184) Cameron Wade (3rd, Hwt.) 2013: David Taylor (1st, 165) Ed Ruth (1st, 174) Matt Brown (1st, 184) Quentin Wright (1st, 197) Nico Megaludis (3rd, 125)

Highest Finish:1st; 2011, 2012, 2013 Lowest Finish: 10th; 2001 Top Three Finishes: 9 Highest Point Total: 151.0; 2013 Lowest Point Total: 35; 2001 Most Champions: 5; 2011 Most Wrestlers in Finals: 5; 1993, 2011 Fewest Wrestlers in Finals: 0; 2001 & 2002 Most Placers: 10; 1993, 1997, 2012, 2013 Fewest Placers: 4; 1995 Most NCAA Qualifiers: 10; 1993, 97, 2013 Fewest NCAA Qualifiers: 4; 1995

Three-Time Champions: Sanshiro Abe (1993, 94 & 96) Kerry McCoy (1994, 95 & 97) Ed Ruth (2011, 12, 13) David Taylor (2011, 12, 13) Champions: Sanshiro Abe (1993, 94 & 96) Eric Bradley (2004 & 05) Matt Brown (2013) Phil Davis (2006 & 08) Dave Hart (1993) John Hughes (1995) Russ Hughes (1996) Jeremy Hunter (1999) Cary Kolat (1994) John Lange (1998) Andrew Long (2011) Kerry McCoy (1994, 95 & 97) Frank Molinaro (2011, 12) Scott Moore (2003) Glenn Pritzlaff (1999) Ed Ruth (2011, 12, 13) Cyler Sanderson (2010) Troy Sunderland (1993) David Taylor (2011, 12, 13) Quentin Wright (2011, 13) Weights Won Titles In: Old (7): 126, 134, 142, 150, 158, 167, Hwt. New (6): 125, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197 Best Finishes in Other Weights: Old: 118: 2nd; 177: 3rd; 190: 3rd HWT: 2nd

TEAM TOURNEY FINISHES 1993: 2nd 1996: 2nd 1999: 3rd 2002: 6th 2005: 7th 2008: 7th 2011: 1st

1994: 3rd 1997: 4th 2000: 8th 2003: 3rd 2006: 4th 2009: 7th 2012: 1st

1995: 6th 1998: 2nd 2001: 10th 2004: 5th 2007: 4th 2010: 5th 2013: 1st

NCAA QUALIFIERS BY YEAR 1993: 10 1996: 7 1999: 9 2002: 7 2005: 6 2008: 7 2011: 8

1994: 6 1997: 10 2000: 6 2003: 8 2006: 8 2009: 6 2012: 9

1995: 4 1998: 9 2001: 6 2004: 6 2007: 7 2010: 6

INDIVIDUAL HONORS Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler Troy Sunderland (150) Cary Kolat (134) Kerry McCoy (Hwt) Quentin Wright (184) Frank Molinaro (149, Co-)

1993 1994 1995 2011 2012

Big Ten Wrestler of the Year Cary Kolat (134) Jeremy Hunter (125) David Taylor (157) David Taylor (165) Ed Ruth (184)

1994 2000 2011 2012 2013

Big Ten Freshman of the Year Jeremy Hunter (118) Jamarr Billman (149) Matt Storniolo (149) David Taylor (157)

1997 1998 2004 2011

Big Ten Coach of the Year John Fritz Troy Sunderland Cael Sanderson Cael Sanderson Cael Sanderson

1998 2003 2011 2012 2013

BIG TEN DUAL RECORDS 1993: 5-0-1 1996: 3-4 1999: 5-3 2002: 3-5 2005: 3-5 2008: 5-3 2011: 6-1-1

1994: 5-2 1997: 5-2 2000: 3-5 2003: 3-5 2006: 5-3 2009: 1-5-2 2012: 7-1

1995: 2-4 1998: 6-0 2001: 1-7 2004: 5-3 2007: 5-3 2010: 5-3 2013: 7-1

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National Champions (27)

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2013

.......................... Howard Johnston, 165 .................................... Joe Lemyre, 167 ................................. Hud Samson, 191 ..............................Larry Fornicola, 137 ...................................Bill Oberly, Hwt. .............................. John Johnston, 130 ................................ Andy Matter, 167 ................................. Andy Matter, 167 ..................................... John Fritz, 126 ............................ Carl DeStefanis, 118 ................................... Scott Lynch, 134 ................................... Jim Martin, 126 ................................... Jeff Prescott, 118 ................................... Jeff Prescott, 118 ............................. Kerry McCoy, Hwt. ................................. John Hughes, 142 ................................. Sanshiro Abe, 126 ............................. Kerry McCoy, Hwt. ..............................Glenn Pritzlaff , 174 ...............................Jeremy Hunter, 125 ......................................Phil Davis, 197 ............................ Quentin Wright, 184 ............................. Frank Molinaro, 149 ..................................David Taylor, 165 ........................................ Ed Ruth, 174 ........................................ Ed Ruth, 184 ............................ Quentin Wright, 197

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1st:...................... Carl DeStefanis, 1984 ............................ Jeff Prescott, 1991-92 1st:........................Jeremy Hunter, 2000 2nd: .................... Nico Megaludis, 2012 2nd: .................... Nico Megaludis, 2013 4th: .................... Mark McKnight, 2008 1st:............................... John Fritz, 1975 .................................. Jim Martin, 1988 ............................... Sanshiro Abe, 1996 1st:........................ John Johnston, 1957 2nd: ...........................Josh Moore, 2004 3rd: ........................ Andrew Long, 2011 7th: ............................Jake Strayer, 2007 1st:............................ Scott Lynch, 1984 1st:.......................Larry Fornicola, 1955 4th ........................... Scott Moore, 2003 8th: ..................... Frank Molinaro, 2009 1st:.......................... John Hughes, 1995 1st:...................... Frank Molinaro, 2012 2nd: .................... Frank Molinaro, 2011 2nd: ...................... Bubba Jenkins, 2008 5th: ..................... Frank Molinaro, 2010 8th: ............................Biff Walizer, 1999 2nd: ..........Troy Sunderland, 1992 & 93 2nd: .........................David Taylor, 2011 2nd: .........................Clint Musser, 1999 3rd: .......................... Dylan Alton, 2012 3rd: ...................... Dan Vallimont, 2008 6th: .................... Cyler Sanderson, 2010 2nd: ....................Greg Elinsky, 1985-86 ............................... Josh Robbins, 1993 1st:...........................David Taylor, 2012 1st:.................... Howard Johnson, 1935 2nd: .........................David Taylor, 2013 2nd: ..................... Dan Vallimont, 2010

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1st:............................. Joe Lemyre, 1952 ...........................Andy Matter, 1971-72 1st:................................. Ed Ruth, 2012 1st:........................Glenn Pritzlaff, 1999 2nd: ..........................Matt Brown, 2013 3rd: ................................ Ed Ruth, 2011 6th: .................... Quentin Wright, 2009 2nd: ........................Mike Rubino, 1951 ................................... Joe Krufka, 1955 ...................................Dan Mayo, 1988 1st:................................... Ed Ruth, 184 1st:..................... Quentin Wright, 2011 2nd: ................... Quentin Wright, 2012 4th: ...........................Eric Bradley, 2005 4th: ..............................Andy Voit, 1987 1st:.......................... Hud Samson, 1953 1st:....................... Quentin Wright, 197 1st:...............................Phil Davis, 2008 2nd: .............................Phil Davis, 2006 5th: ..............................Phil Davis, 2007 1st:..............................Bill Oberly, 1955 ..................... Kerry McCoy, 1994 & 97 2nd: .....................Aaron Anspach, 2007

National Runners-Up (34) 1939 1951

1953 1955 1956 1957 1961 1971 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1992 1993

1995 1996 1999 2004 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013

...................................... Joe Scalzo, 145 ....................................... Don Frey, 147 .................................Mike Rubino, 177 .................................Homer Barr, Hwt. ................................. Dick Lemyre, 130 ..................................... Joe Krufka, 177 .................................. Dave Adams, 147 ...................................... John Pepe, 137 ....................................... Ron Pifer, 147 .................................Dave Joyner, Hwt. .................................. Greg Elinsky, 158 .................................. Greg Elinsky, 158 .................................... Jim Martin, 118 .....................................Dan Mayo, 177 .............................. Greg Haladay, Hwt. ............................Troy Sunderland, 150 .....................................Cary Kolat, 134 ............................Troy Sunderland, 150 ................................. Josh Robbins, 158 ................................. Sanshiro Abe, 126 ................................. John Hughes, 142 ...............................Jeremy Hunter, 125 ..................................Clint Musser, 157 ....................................Josh Moore, 133 .............................. Pat Cummins, Hwt. ......................................Phil Davis, 197 .......................... Aaron Anspach, HWT ............................... Bubba Jenkins, 149 .............................. Dan Vallimont, 165 ............................. Frank Molinaro, 149 ..................................David Taylor, 157 ............................. Nico Megaludis, 125 ............................ Quentin Wright, 184 ............................. Nico Megaludis, 125 ..................................David Taylor, 165 ...................................Matt Brown, 174

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Quentin Wright, 2009-13.............. 18-4 Jim Martin, 1986-89 ..................... 18-4 Sanshiro Abe, 1993-96 .................. 18-4 Greg Elinsky, 1984-87 ................... 18-5 John Fritz, 1972-75 ....................... 17-3 Phil Davis, 2005-2008 ................... 17-5 Frank Molinaro, 2009-2012 .......... 17-6 Ken Chertow, 1985, 87-89 ............ 17-6 Ed Ruth, 2010-Prnt. ...................... 16-1 Kerry McCoy, 1992-97 .................. 16-3 John Hughes, 1992, 1994-96......... 16-5 Jeff Prescott, 1990-92 .................... 15-2 Dan Vallimont, 2007-2011............ 15-6 Jeremy Hunter, 1998-2000 ............ 14-5 Andy Voit, 1985, 1987-89 ............. 14-7 Tim Wittman, 1988, 90-92 ........... 14-9 David Taylor, 2011-Prsnt. .............. 13-2 Ron Pifer, 1960-62 ........................ 13-4 Jerry Villecco, 1973-76 .................. 13-9 Scott Lynch, 1982-84 .................... 13-5 Troy Sunderland, 1991-93 ............. 13-4 Josh Moore, 2001, 03-04 ............... 13-4 Andy Matter, 1970-72 ................... 11-1 Bill Oberly, 1954-56 ...................... 11-2 Dan Mayo, 1984, 86-88 ................ 11-4 Eric Bradley, 2004-06 .................... 11-7 Dylan Alton, 2012-Prsnt. .................. 9-3 Nico Megaludis, 2012-Prsnt. ............. 8-2

NCAA Tournament Win % (Minimum 10 matches) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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Ed Ruth, 2011-13 94.1...... 16-1 Andy Matter, 70-72 91.7...... 11-1 Jeff Prescott, 90-92 88.2...... 15-2 David Taylor, 2011-13 86.7...... 13-2 John Fritz, 72-75 85.0...... 17-3 Bill Oberly, 54-56 84.6...... 11-2 Kerry McCoy 92-97 84.2...... 16-3 Joe Lemyre, 51-53 81.8........ 9-2 Quentin Wright, 2010-13 81.8...... 18-4 Jim Martin, 86-89 81.8...... 18-4 Sanshiro Abe, 93-96 81.8...... 18-4 Nico Megaludis, 2012-13 80.0........ 8-2 Jerry Maurey, 53-54 80.0........ 8-2 John Johnston, 56-58 80.0........ 8-2 John Pepe, 56-57 80.0........ 8-2 Greg Elinsky, 84-87 78.3...... 18-5 Phil Davis, 05-08 77.2...... 17-5 Ron Pifer, 60-62 76.5...... 13-4 Troy Sunderland, 91-93 76.5...... 13-4 Josh Moore, 2001, 03-04 76.5...... 13-4

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Top Ten Finishes (46) 1st 1953, 2011, 2012, 2013 2nd 1955, 1993 3rd 1942, 1951, 1954, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2008 4th 1971 (tie), 1996, 1998, 1999 5th 1935 (tie), 1952, 1956, 1957, 1986, 1988, 1995 6th 1981, 1990, 2003 7th 1960, 1961, 1974, 1983, 1985 8th 1939, 1964, 1972 9th 1946 (tie), 1950, 2006 (tie), 2010 10th 1973 (tie), 1975, 1976, 1989, 1997

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Highest Point Totals 1. 143.0 2. 123.5 3. 107.5 4. 97.75 5. 89.25 6. 87.50 7. 78.50 8. 75.00 9. 71.50 10. 70.50 70.50 12. 67.50 13. 65.00 14. 62.00 15. 60.50 16. 57.50 17. 57.00 18. 54.00 19. 53.50 20. 49.00

2012 (1st) 2013 (1st) 2011 (1st) 1987 (3rd) 1992 (3rd) 1993 (2nd) 1999 (4th) 2008 (3rd) 1988 (5th) 1984 (3rd) 1998 (4th) 1991 (3rd) 1996 (4th) 2003 (6th) 1995 (5th) 1990 (6th) 1994 (3rd) 2007 (11th) 2006 (9th) 2010 (9th)

Howard Johnston ................ 165

1st

1939 2 Joe Scalzo ...................... 145 Don Bachman ............... 165 1941 1 Frank Gleason ............... 136 1942 3 Charlie Ridenour........... 121 Sam Harry..................... 128 Glen Alexander ............. 145 1946 1 Sam Harry..................... 128 1949 1 Homer Barr ................. Hwt. 1950 2 Jim Maurey ................... 145 Homer Barr ................. Hwt. 1951 4 Don Maurey.................. 137 Don Frey ....................... 147 Mike Rubino ................. 177 Homer Barr ................. Hwt. 1952 2 Dick Lemyre ................. 130 Joe Lemyre .................... 167 1953 5 Dick Lemyre ................. 130 Jerry Maurey ................. 137 Don Frey ....................... 147 Joe Lemyre .................... 167 Hud Samson ................. 191 1954 3 Jerry Maurey ................. 137 Joe Krufka ..................... 177 Bill Oberly .................... 191 1955 3 Larry Fornicola .............. 137 Joe Krufka ..................... 177 Bill Oberly .................. Hwt. 1956 3 John Pepe ...................... 137 Dave Adams .................. 147 Bill Oberly .................. Hwt. 1957 2 John Johnston ............... 130 John Pepe ...................... 137 1958 1 John Johnston ............... 123 1960 2 Ron Pifer ....................... 157 Johnston Oberly .......... Hwt. 1961 2 Ron Pifer ....................... 147 Johnston Oberly .......... Hwt. 1962 1 Ron Pifer ....................... 157 1963 1 Tom Balent ................... 115 1964 2 Mark Piven.................... 130 George Edwards ............ 147

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1965 2 Jay Windfelder .............. 115 Marty Strayer ................ 167 1968 2 Matt Kline .................... 160 Rich Lorenzo ................. 191 1969 1 Clyde Frantz.................. 145 1971 3 Don Stone ..................... 150 Andy Matter.................. 167 Dave Joyner................. Hwt. 1972 1 Andy Matter.................. 167 1973 2 John Fritz ...................... 126 Charlie Getty .............. Hwt. 1974 3 John Fritz ...................... 126 Jerry Villecco ................. 158 Charlie Getty .............. Hwt. 1975 2 John Fritz ...................... 126 Jerry Villecco ................. 167 1976 1 Jerry Villecco ................. 167 1977 1 Jerry White.................... 177 1978 2 Mike DeAugustino ........ 118 Dave Becker .................. 158 1981 3 Bernie Fritz ................... 142 John Hanrahan.............. 167 Steve Sefter .................. Hwt. 1982 2 Scott Lynch ................... 126 John Hanrahan.............. 167 1983 3 Scott Lynch ................... 126 Bill Marino.................... 134 Bob Harr ....................... 177 1984 7 Carl DeStefanis ............. 118 Scott Lynch ................... 134 Eric Childs .................... 142 Chris Bevilacqua ........... 150 Greg Elinsky.................. 158 Eric Brugel .................... 167 Bob Harr ....................... 177 1985 3 Chris Bevilacqua ........... 150 Greg Elinsky.................. 158 Steve Sefter .................. Hwt. 1986 2 Jim Martin .................... 118 Greg Elinsky.................. 158 1987 8 Jim Martin .................... 118 Most Ken Chertow................. 126 AA Tim Flynn ..................... 134 in one Joe Hadge...................... 142 season Sean Finkbeiner............. 150 Greg Elinsky.................. 167 Dan Mayo ..................... 177 Andy Voit ...................... 190 1988 4 Ken Chertow................. 118 Jim Martin .................... 126 Dan Mayo ..................... 177 Andy Voit ...................... 190 1989 4 Ken Chertow................. 118 Jim Martin .................... 126 Andy Voit ...................... 190 Greg Haladay .............. Hwt. 1990 4 Jeff Prescott ................... 118 Tim Wittman ................ 150 Jason Suter .................... 167 Greg Haladay .............. Hwt.

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Dylan Alton rolled to a 6-1 record and a third place All-America finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships in St. Louis.

1991 6 Jeff Prescott ................... 118 Bob Truby ..................... 126 Troy Sunderland ............ 142 Tim Wittman ................ 150 Jason Suter .................... 158 Matt White ................... 177 1992 7 Jeff Prescott ................... 118 Shawn Nelson ............... 126 Bob Truby ..................... 134 Troy Sunderland ............ 150 Tim Wittman ................ 158 Dave Hart ..................... 167 Matt White ................... 177 1993 5 Sanshiro Abe ................. 126 Cary Kolat..................... 134 Troy Sunderland ............ 150 Josh Robbins ................. 158 Dave Hart ..................... 167 1994 4 Sanshiro Abe ................. 126 Cary Kolat..................... 134 John Hughes ................. 142 Kerry McCoy .............. Hwt. 1995 3 Sanshiro Abe ................. 126 John Hughes ................. 142 Kerry McCoy .............. Hwt. 1996 3 Sanshiro Abe ................. 126 John Hughes ................. 142 Russ Hughes.................. 150 1997 1 Kerry McCoy .............. Hwt. 1998 5 Jeremy Hunter............... 118 Jamarr Billman .............. 142 Clint Musser ................. 150 John Lange .................... 158 Glenn Pritzlaff ............... 167 1999 4 Jeremy Hunter............... 125 Biff Walizer ................... 149 Clint Musser ................. 157 Glenn Pritzlaff ............... 174 2000 2 Jeremy Hunter............... 125 Ross Thatcher ................ 197 2002 1 Doc Vecchio .................. 165 2003 4 Josh Moore .................... 133 Scott Moore .................. 141 Mark Becks ................... 184 Pat Cummins .............. Hwt. 102

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2004 2 Josh Moore .................... 133 Pat Cummins .............. Hwt. 2005 2 Eric Bradley................... 184 Phil Davis...................... 197 2006 3 Phil Davis...................... 197 Eric Bradley................... 184 James Yonushonis .......... 184 2007 3 Aaron Anspach ............ Hwt. Phil Davis...................... 197 Jake Strayer ................... 133 2008 4 Phil Davis...................... 197 Bubba Jenkins ............... 149 Dan Vallimont .............. 157 Mark McKnight ............ 125 2009 2 Quentin Wright ............ 174 Frank Molinaro ............. 141 2010 3 Dan Vallimont .............. 165 Frank Molinaro ............. 149 Cyler Sanderson ............ 157 2011 5 Quentin Wright ............ 184 Frank Molinaro ............. 149 David Taylor ................. 149 Andrew Long ................ 133 Ed Ruth ........................ 174

2nd 2nd 4th 7th 2nd 8th 8th 2nd 5th 7th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 6th 8th 2nd 5th 6th 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd

2012 6 Frank Molinaro ............. 149 Ed Ruth ........................ 174 David Taylor ................. 149 Nico Megaludis ............. 125 Quentin Wright ............ 184 Dylan Alton .................. 157 2013 5 Ed Ruth ........................ 184 Quentin Wright ............ 197 Nico Megaludis ............. 125 David Taylor ................. 165 Matt Brown................... 174

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Cael Sanderson and the Nittany Lions won their third straight NCAA team title live on the ESPN family of networks last year.

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ALL-AMERICAN HISTORY 4-Time All-Americans (6) Greg

ELINSKY 1938-1987

Jim

MARTIN

1985-1989

Sanshiro

ABE

Greg Elinsky: 7th (158),1984; 2nd (158), 1985; 2nd (158), 1986;3rd (167), 1987 Jim Martin: 4th (118), 1986; 2nd (118), 1987; 1st (126), 1988; 3rd (126), 1989 Sanshiro Abe: 4th (126), 1993; 3rd (126), 1994; 2nd (126), 1995; 1st (126), 1996 Phil Davis: 7th (197), 2005; 2nd (197), 2006; 5th (197), 2007; 1st (197), 2008 Frank Molinaro: 8th (141), 2009; 5th (149), 2010; 2nd (149), 2011; 1st (149), 2012 Quentin Wright: 6th (174), 2009; 1st (184), 2011; 2nd (184), 2012; 1st (197), 2013.

1993-1996

3-Time All-Americans (22 including the four-timers) Phil

DAVIS

2005-2008

Frank

MOLINARO 2009-2012

Quentin

WRIGHT 2009-2013

Homer Barr: 4th (Hwt.), 1949; 3rd (Hwt.), 1950; 2nd (Hwt.), 1951 Bill Oberly: 3rd (191), 1954; 1st (Hwt.), 1955; 3rd (Hwt.), 1956 Ron Pifer: 4th (157), 1960; 2nd (147), 1961; 3rd (157), 1962 John Fritz: 3rd (126), 1973; 3rd (126), 1974; 1st (126), 1975 Jerry Villecco: 4th (158), 1974; 6th (167), 1975; 4th (167), 1976

4th (190), 1987; 5th (190), 1988; 7th (190), 1989 Jeff Prescott: 5th (118), 1990; 1st (118), 1991; 1st (118), 1992 Tim Wittman: 4th (150), 1990; 7th (150), 1991; 6th (158), 1992 Troy Sunderland: 4th (142), 1991; 2nd (150), 1992; 2nd (150), 1993 John Hughes: 7th (142), 1994; 1st (142), 1995; 2nd (142), 1996 Kerry McCoy: 1st (Hwt.), 1994; 3rd (Hwt.), 1995; 1st (Hwt.), 1997 Jeremy Hunter: 5th (125), 1998; 2nd (125), 1999; 1st (125), 2000 Ed Ruth: 3rd (174), 2011; 1st (174), 2012; 1st (184), 2013 David Taylor: 2nd (157), 2011; 1st (165), 2012; 2nd (165), 2013

Scott Lynch: 6th (126), 1982; 4th (126), 1983; 1st (134), 1984 Ken Chertow: 3rd (126), 1987; 3rd (118), 1988; 6th (118), 1989 Andy Voit:

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PENN STATE WRESTLING TIMELINE 1909 - Penn State begins intercollegiate wrestling with a loss to Cornell. They post an 0-1 record on the season. It would be one of only 11 losing seasons in the next 92 years of wrestling and the last for 37 seasons. - William E. Lewis is named Penn State’s first head coach. He leads Penn State a total of 10 seasons in three separate stints and posts a 40-7 mark. 1910 - Penn State records its first dual meet wrestling win with a 7-0 decision over the University of Pennsylvania. 1914 - J.H. Shollenberger takes over as head coach for one season and posts a 5-0 mark. 1918 - H.C. Yerger is named Penn State’s third head coach and leads the Nittany Lions for two seasons posting a 7-2 mark. His team claims Penn State’s first Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association title in this year. 1921 - Penn State is declared the National Dual Team champion after defeating Indiana and Iowa State. 1922 - D.D. Detar is named Penn State’s fourth head coach and leads the Nittany Lions for three years posting a 14-4-1 record. 1925 - Ralph G. Leonard is named Penn State’s fifth head coach and leads the Nittany Lions for two years posting a 13-1 record. 1927 - Charlie Speidel is named Penn State’s sixth head coach and begins the longest coaching tenure in the program’s history. He leads the Nittany Lions for 34 seasons over two stints and posts a 191-56-13 record. He goes on to coach until 1964. 1930 - Penn State hosts the NCAA Wrestling Championships for the first-time in Rec Hall. 1935 - Penn State 165-pounder Howard Johnston wins the Nittany Lions first individual national title. 1938 - Penn State hosts the NCAA Wrestling Championships for the second time in Rec Hall. 1943 - Paul Campbell is named Penn State’s seventh head coach as he takes over for four seasons and posts a 12-9-1 record. 1950 - Penn State begins a school record run of 34 consecutive dual meet victories that lasts until 1954. 1951 - Homer Barr grabs his third top four finish at the NCAA tournament as the heavyweight becomes Penn State’s first three-time All-American. 1953 - Penn State claims its first national title in wrestling as the Nittany Lions host the NCAA tournament in Rec Hall for the third time. 1965 - Three-time NCAA Champion Bill Koll takes over for the retiring Charlie Speidel as the Nittany Lion’s eighth head coach. He would go on to coach 14 seasons and lead Penn State to a 127-22-7 marking one of Penn State’s winningest dual meet eras. 1968 - Penn State hosts the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in Rec Hall. 1969 - Penn State begins a school record 41-match home unbeaten streak that lasts until 1976. 1972 - Andy Matter completes a perfect season with a national title at 167 pounds to become Penn State’s first two-time national champion. 1976 - Penn State joins the Eastern Wrestling League, which it soon dominates. 1979 - Former Nittany Lion All-American Rich Lorenzo is named Penn State’s ninth head coach. He goes on to lead Penn State for 14 seasons and post a 188-64-9 mark. 1981 - Head coach Rich Lorenzo is named the NWCA National Coach-of-theYear, the first such honor for Penn State.

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1987 - Greg Elinsky posts his third top three finish at the NCAA tournament, grabbing third at 167 pounds, to become Penn State’s first 4X All-American. - Penn State shares its second National Dual Team Championship as the Nittany Lions post an 18-18 tie with Oklahoma State in the tournament final. They go on to post an 18-1-1 dual record and earn the No. 1 ranking in the final Amateur Wrestling News poll. 1988 - Ken Chertow is the first Nittany Lion named to the USA Olympic team. 1989 - 1988 NCAA champion Jim Martin (126) ends his career as the all-time leader in victories (155) and dual meet wins (73) and becomes Penn State’s second four-time All-American. He later wins his second-consecutive GTE Academic All-American-of-the-Year award and is named to the NCAA Today’s Top Six. He is presented the award by President Ronald Reagan. 1990 - Penn State hosts the first University Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Championships. 1991 - Penn State jumps to No. 1 in the Amateur Wrestling News Rankings after defeating top ranked and defending national champion Oklahoma State, 21-18, to win the National Dual Team Championship. - Head coach Rich Lorenzo wins his sixth and final EWL Coach-of-theYear award. 1992 - In its last EWL Tournament appearance, Penn State completes a run of 11-straight tournament titles by breaking its own scoring record (165.5) and crowning a record seven individual champions. - Head Coach Rich Lorenzo wins his second NWCA National Coach-ofthe-Year award as Penn State goes 18-4-1 and finishes third at the NCAA Tournament. - Jeff Prescott becomes the second Nittany Lion to win back-to-back NCAA titles as he claims the crown at 118 pounds. 1993 - Three-time Nittany Lion All-American and 1976 NCAA champion John Fritz is named Penn State’s 10th head coach. He goes on to coach six seasons and post an 87-33-2 record. - Fritz makes it back-to-back NWCA Coach-of-the-Year awards for PSU as the Lions post a school record mark of 22-0-1, reach the No. 1 ranking and take second at the NCAA Championships, their highest finish in 39 years. - Penn State joins the Big Ten, the nation’s premier wrestling conference, and posts a second place finish in its first Big Ten Tournament appearance. - Penn State wins the National Dual Team Championship for the fourth time, moves to No. 1 in the Amateur Wrestling News rankings. 1994 - Heavyweight Kerry McCoy posts a Penn State season record 47 wins on his way to the first of his two NCAA titles. Cary Kolat (134) also posts a season record 20 falls. 1996 - NCAA champion Sanshiro Abe becomes the third four-time All-American at Penn State and competes in the Olympics as he takes the mat as a member of the Japanese national team. - Penn State falls to Iowa in the first dual meet held the Bryce Jordan Center. A record crowd of 11,245 turn out to see the action, the largest ever to witness a dual meet East of the Mississippi River. 1997 - Heavyweight Kerry McCoy becomes the third Nittany Lion to claim two national titles and is named W.I.N. Magazine’s “Hodge” award winner as the most dominant collegiate wrestler of the year after posting a 41-0 mark. 1998 - Penn State hosts the Big Ten Wrestling Championships in the Bryce Jordan Center and posts a second place finish as coach John Fritz receives conference Coach-of-the-Year honors. - Three-time Nittany Lion All-American Troy Sunderland takes over as Penn State’s 11th head coach. 1999 - Penn State hosts the NCAA Wrestling Championships for the fifth time, and first in the Bryce Jordan Center. A crowd of 80,654 fans, third all-time, sold-out the arena over six sessions. 2000 - Former Penn State heavyweight Kerry McCoy wins the U.S. Olympic trials and U.S. National Freestlye title and represents the U.S. in the Olympics in Sydney, Australia, placing fifth. 2001 - Heavyweight Kerry McCoy wins his second U.S. National Freestyle title. 2002 - Former walk-on Doc Vecchio becomes Penn State’s 143rd All-American. - Heavyweight Kerry McCoy wins his third U.S. National Freestyle title.

EIWA HISTORY The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association was founded in 1904 between students from Princeton, Penn, Yale and Columbia for the purpose of fostering the sport of wrestling. It held the first of its annual tournaments in 1905. The oldest intercollegiate wrestling organization, Penn State joined the “The Easterns” in 1918, after applying for membership for eight years. The Nittany Lions quickly proved their value as they became the jewel of the association, which included Cornell, Lehigh, Syracuse, Harvard, Navy, Virginia, and Pittsburgh among others. Penn State won the first four championships it was part of and went on to claim 16 EIWA titles and finish in the top three of the league tournament 40 times in its 56 year affiliation. The Nittany Lions also garnered the league’s only NCAA title in 1953 and produced more E.I.W.A. champions (105) than any other school before leaving the league in 1974. E.I.W.A. TEAM TITLES 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1925, 1936, 1937, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1960 (tied with Pittsburgh), 1971, 1973. THREE-TIME CHAMPIONS Jack Light, ‘35, 36, 37 Charles Ridenour, ‘41, 42, 43 Dick Lemyre, ‘52, 53, 54 John Johnston, ‘56, 57, 58 Clyde Frantz, ‘69, 70, 71 Dave Joyner, ‘70, 71, 72 Andy Matter, ‘70, 71, 72 TWO-TIME CHAMPIONS Ivan Brown, ‘18, 19 Frank Watson, ‘21, 22 Len Cary, ‘24, 25 Bill Black, ‘24, 25 Ted Wilson, ‘28, 29 Bob Ellstrom, ‘33, 34 Sam Harry, ‘42, 46 Howard Johnston, ‘34, 35 Homer Barr, ‘49, 50 Gerry Maurey, ‘53, 54 Marty Strayer, ‘64, 65 Johnston Oberly, ‘60, 61 John Fritz, ‘73, 74 Jerry Villecco, ‘73, 74 OUTSTANDING WRESTLERS Charles Ridenour, ‘42 Sam Harry, ‘46 Rich Lorenzo, ‘68 Clyde Frantz, ‘69 & 70 John Fritz, ‘74 FLETCHER TROPHY (most tournament points scored in career) John Johnston, ‘58 Johnston Oberly, ‘61 Clyde Frantz, ‘71 SHERIDAN TROPHY (most falls in shortest time) Rich Lorenzo, ‘68 RECENT HALL OF FAME Dave Joyner (inducted in 2004) John Fritz (2002) Rich Lemyre (2002) Charles Ridenour (2002) Clyde Frantz (2001) Andy Matter (1999) John Johnston (1996) Charles Speidel (1995) Complete list of EIWA Champions on page 94.

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TIMELINE 2003 - Heavyweight Kerry McCoy wins a fourth U.S. National Freestyle title and wins a silver medal at the World Championships. - Troy Sunderland named Big Ten Coach of the Year.

EWL HISTORY In 17 years (1976-82) of competition in the Eastern Wrestling League, Penn State was, by far, the most dominant member school, winning 14 tournament titles, including 11 consecutive from 1982 to 1992. Nittany Lions won 59 individual championships and 140 placed. In its final league tournament appearance, in March of 1992, Penn State, under the direction of Rich Lorenzo, romped to the EWL title, breaking its own scoring record and crowning a record seven individual champions. The seven-for-seven performance in the finals broke, by two, the EWL record for most individual champions from one team. Five Nittany Lions had won titles in 1976, 1986 and 1987. All 10 Penn State wrestlers advanced to the semi-finals. The Lions’ team total of 165.50 points eclipsed the tournament scoring record of 148.25, set by Penn State in 1987. Overall, Penn State wrestlers won 29 of 34 bouts and a record 10 by fall. Jeff Prescott won his third consecutive league title at 118 pounds and became only the sixth Nittany Lion to secure three EWL championships. Tim Wittman, who defeated top seed Scott Hovan in overtime for his second league title and first at 158 pounds, was voted Outstanding Wrestler. Penn State posted a 89– 12–2 (87.4) league dual record including a 56-bout unbeaten streak. The Nittany Lions went undefeated (7–0) in their final season in the EWL.

THREE-TIME CHAMPIONS Dave Becker, ‘76–78 Greg Elinsky, ‘85–87 Chris Bevilacqua, ‘84–86 Dan Mayo, ‘86–88 Carl DeStefanis, ‘82–84 Jeff Prescott, ‘90–92 EWL TOURNAMENT OUTSTANDING WRESTLER Jeff Prescott, ‘91 Tim Wittman,‘92 Steve Sefter, ‘81 John Yankanich, ‘90 COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Rich Lorenzo, 1981–84, 87, 91 WRESTLER-OF-THE-YEAR Carl DeStefanis, ‘84 Jim Martin, ‘88 Scott Lynch, ‘83–84 Jeff Prescott, ‘91–92 FRESHMAN-OF-THE-YEAR Steve Sefter, ‘81 Ken Chertow, ‘85 Greg Elinsky, ‘84 Jim Martin, ‘86 EWL HALL-OF-FAME Coach Contributor Bill Koll Ed Czekaj, Rich Lucas Rich Lorenzo Doug McDonald Wrestlers Dave Becker, Chris Bevilacqua, Carl DeStefanis, Greg Elinski, John Hanrahan, Scott Lynch, Jim Martin, Steve Sefter, Jerry White, Tim Wittman, Dan Mayo. Complete list of EWL Champions on page 94.

2004 - Pat Cummins (Hwt.) and Josh Moore (133) reach the NCAA finals. - Heavyweight Kerry McCoy wins his fifth U.S. National Freestyle title, wins the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and takes 7th at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Greece becoming Penn State‘s first two-time Olympian. 2005 - Eric Bradley wins second-straight Big Ten title. - Phil Davis earns first All-America tag 2006 - Phil Davis becomes national finalist, reaching NCAA finals at 197. He also earns his second All-America honor. - Eric Bradley becomes a two-time All-American with an eight place finish at 184. - Penn State earns 41st top ten team finish, scoring 53.5 points for ninth place. 2007 - Aaron Anspach earns national runner-up laurels at HWT, becoming an All-American for the first time. - Phil Davis becomes a three-time All-American with 5th place finish at 197. - Jake Strayer earns first All-America tag with 7th place finish at 133. - Penn State’s 54.0 team points is 14th highest team total in Nittany Lion history. 2008 - Phil Davis becomes Penn State’s fourth four-time All-American, 18th individual to win a national title and wins Penn State’s 21st national crown with his title at 197. - Bubba Jenkins becomes an All-American for first time with runner-up finish at 149; Dan Vallimont places third at 157 to earn first All-America honor; Mark McKnight goes from unseeded at 125 to All-American with fourth place finish. - Nittany Lions claim four All-American and collect 75.00 points, the fifth most in school history, to place third at the NCAA Championships. 2009 - Quentin Wright becomes first true freshman All-American for Penn State (taking sixth at 174) since 1998. - Frank Molinaro becomse second straight Nittany Lion wild card to become an All-American (taking eighth at 141 as an unseeded wild card). - National wrestling icon Cael Sanderson is named 12th head coach in Penn State history on April 17, 2009, in front of over 500 fans in a rousing opento-the-public press event and introduction. 2010 - Dan Vallimont becomes Penn State’s 27th NCAA National Runner-Up by advancing to the national finals at 165. Vallimont became a two-time All-American with the performance. - Frank Molinaro became a two-time All-American with a fifth place finish at 149 after taking eighth at 141 the year before. - Cyler Sanderson becomes Penn State’s 166th All-American with a sixth place showing at 157. - Cael Sanderson, in his first year as Penn State’s head coach, led Penn State to a top-ten final dual meet ranking and a top ten finish at the NCAA Championships as the Lions took ninth with 49.0 points (among the top 20 point totals all-time in PSU history). 2011 - Cael Sanderson leads Penn State to its first NCAA Championship since 1953 in just his second year as head coach, scoring a team record 107.5 points to run away with the crown. - Penn State has five All-Americans, all in the top 3. - Quentin Wright becomes Penn State’s 19th NCAA Champion by winning the 184 pound title as the No. 9 seed. - Frank Molinaro becomes Penn State’s 19th three-time All-American by advancing to the national title bout at 149. - David Taylor becomes a freshman national finalist and All-American by advancing to the finals at 157. - Ed Ruth and Andrew Long finish third at 133 and 174 respectively, the duo wrapped up Penn State’s team title during the morning session on March 19, 2011. - Penn State wins its first ever Big Ten title at Northwestern on March 6 and Sanderson was named Big Ten Coach of the Year (becoming the first person ever to be named both Big Ten and Big 12 Coach of the Year). - Penn State has a school record five Big Ten Champions: Andrew Long at 133, Frank Molinaro at 149, David Taylor at 157, Ed Ruth at 174 and Quentin Wright at 184. - Taylor is named both Big Ten Wrestler of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year. - Wright is named 2011 Big Ten Championship Outstanding Wrestler. - Penn State posts a 17-1-1 dual meet record, including a 6-1-1 mark in Big Ten duals, tying the school record for conference dual wins in a season. - Penn State wins both the Southern Scuffle (co-champions) and Virginia Duals.

- The Nittany Lions set numerous Rec Hall attendance marks (since reconfiguration in 1990s), sold out two duals and averaged 5,455 fans per event. - The Penn State wrestlers are named the 2011 Big Ten Team of the Year by the Big Ten Network and Sanderson is named Big Ten Men’s Coach of the Year. 2012 - Cael Sanderson leads Penn State to its second straight NCAA Championship, scoring a school-record 143.0 points to run away with the crown in St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. - Penn State has six All-Americans, all in the top 3. - The Nittany Lions have a school record three national champions (and five finalists) as Frank Molinaro (149), David Taylor (165) and Ed Ruth (174) become Penn State’s 20th, 21st and 22nd NCAA Champions. - Quentin Wright became Penn State’s 20th three-time All-American by advancing to the national title bout at 184. - Nico Megaludis becomes a true freshman National Runner-Up at 125, advancing to the finals before dropping a close 4-1 decision in the title bout. - Dylan Alton took third at 157 with a very strong 6-1 showing in his first NCAA Championship. - Taylor is named the 2012 NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Wrestler, the 2012 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler and wins the 2012 NCAA Gorriaran Award. - Taylor wins the Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top wrestler. - Intermat names Ed Ruth as its National Wrestler of the Year and Sanderson its National Coach of the Year. - Penn State claimed its second straight Big Ten Championship, running away from the field for the title at Purdue University. - Penn State crowned three repeat Big Ten Champions as Frank Molinaro (149), David Taylor (165) and Ed Ruth (174) all repeated as conference kings. - Taylor earns his second straight Big Ten Wrestler of the Year Award. - Molinaro shares the 2012 Big Ten Championship Outstanding Wrestler Award. - Cael Sanderson earns his second straight Big Ten Coach of the Year honor. - Penn State posts a 13-1 dual meet record. - The Nittany Lions go 7-1 in Big Ten duals, setting a school record for dual wins in a season and earning a share of the Big Ten Regular Season Championship. - Penn State wins its second straight Southern Scuffle Championship. - Wrestling duals at Penn State become the hardest tickets to come by as the Lions average a whopping 6,481 fans per dual, including five sellouts in seven duals and more than 6,000 for each and every event. - The Penn State wrestlers are named the 2012 Big Ten Team of the Year by the Big Ten Network and Sanderson is named Big Ten Men’s Coach of the Year, the second straight year for both honors. 2013 - Cael Sanderson leads Penn State to its third straight NCAA Championship at the Wells Fargo Center in Des Moines Iowa.. - Penn State has five All-Americans, all in the top two as national finalists. - The Nittany Lions garner two National Champions as Ed Ruth (184) and Quentin Wright (197) garner the school’s 26th and 27th individual crowns. - Quentin Wright became Penn State’s 6th four-time All-American by winning the NCAA title at 197, clinching Penn State’s team crown. - Ed Ruth became Penn State’s 21st three-time All-American by winning his second straight NCAA crown, this one at 184. - David Taylor became Penn State’s 22nd three-time All-American by advancing to the national finals at 165. - Taylor won both the NCAA Technical Falls Award and the 2013 NCAA Championship Gorriaran Award. - Cael Sanderson is named NWCA National Coach of the Year after guiding Penn State to its third straight crown. - Matt Brown advances to NCAA finals at 174 in his first trip to NCAAs - Brown is named the NCAA Championship’s Most Outstanding Student by winning the prestigious Elite 89 Award. - Nico Megaludis advances to his second straight NCAA Championship bout at 125, becoming a two-time All-American as a true-sophomore. - Matt Brown is named a first team Capital One Academic All-American, Penn State’s first since 1999. - Brown, Megaludis, Taylor and Wright are first team NWCA Academic All-Americans. - 15 Nittany Lion (nearly half the entire roster) earn Academic All-Big Ten laurels. - Quentin Wright wins a prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Award. - Ed Ruth is named Penn State’s Male Athlete of the Year and is a finalist for the Big Ten’s Jesse Owens Award as the conference’s Male Athlete of the Year. - Penn State claimed its third straight Big Ten Championship, running away from the field for the title at the University of Illinois. - Penn State crowned four Big Ten Champions as Taylor (165), Brown (174), Ruth (184) and Wright (197) all win titles.. - Ed Ruth is named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year. - Cael Sanderson earns his third traight Big Ten Coach of the Year honor. - Penn State posts a 13-1 dual meet record. - The Nittany Lions go 7-1 in Big Ten duals, tying a school record for conference dual wins in a season. - Penn State wins its third straight Southern Scuffle Championship. - Penn State sells out its entire season of home duals before the season even starts. The Nittany Lions average 6,411 fans per dual over seven sold out events, including three that reached SRO limits as well.

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PENNAND EIWA STATE EWL WRESTLING CHAMPIONS EIWA CHAMPIONS 1974

1973

126 158 Hwt. 126 142 167 177

Fritz, John Villecco, Jerry Getty, Charles Fritz, John Snyder, Barry Villecco, Jerry Brenneman, Dan

1972

167 Hwt.

Matter, Andy Joyner, Dave

1971

150 158 167 Hwt.

Stone, Don Frantz, Clyde Matter, Andy Joyner, Dave

150 167 190 Hwt.

Frantz, Clyde Matter, Andy High, John Joyner, Dave

1969

145

Frantz, Clyde

1968

130 137 160 191

Clark, Wally Spinda, Dave Kline, Matt Lorenzo, Rich

167 Hwt.

1966 1965

1970

1967

1947

128

Mohney, Jim

1946

128 155

Harry, Sam Dixon, Grant

1945

155

Smith, Glenn

1943

128

Ridenour, Charley

1942

121 128 145

Ridenour, Charley Harry, Sam Alexander, Glenn

1941

121

Ridenour, Charley

1940

175

Bortz, Ernie

1939

136

Gleason, Frank

1937

135 145 165 175 Hwt.

Zazzi, Aldo Light, Jack Krupa, Joe Shaffer, Ross O’Dowd, Joe

1936

118 135 145

Wolfson, Sam Light, Jack Waite, Richard

1935

135 165

Light, Jack Johnston, Howard

Seaman, Jerry Reid, Mike

1934

118 165

Ellstrom, Robert Johnston, Howard

152

DeWalt, Dick

1933

167

Strayer, Marty

118 Hwt.

Ellstrom, Robert Cole, Clyde

1930

135 155

Hubler, Harold Campbell, Paul

1929

125

Wilson, Ed

1928

125

Wilson, Ed

1925

115 135 145 158

Cary, Leonard Liggett, Walter Black, Bill Pathemore, John

1964

123 167

Windfelder, Jay Strayer, Marty

1961

137 147 Hwt.

Johnston, Dan Pifer, Ron Oberly, John

1960

Hwt.

Oberly, John

1958

130

Johnston, John

1957

130 137 147

Johnston, John Pepe, John Adams, Dave

1924

115 135 145

Cary, Leonard Naito, Katsutoshi Black, Bill

1956

123 130 Hwt.

Nodland, Sid Johnston, John Oberly, Bill

1923

145

Evans, Bayard

1922

1955

137

Fornicola, Larry

115 145

Watson, Frank Parks, Harold

1954

130 137

Lemyre, Dick Maurey, Gerry

1921

115 125 175

Watson, Frank Garber, Jacob Spangler, Clyde

1953

130 137

Lemyre, Dick Maurey, Gerry

1920

1952

123 130 167

Homan, Bob Lemyre, Dick Lemyre, Joe

115 135 145

Shirk, Arnim Detar, David Mills, Ralph

1919

145 158

Mowrer, Clifton Brown, Ivan

1951

137 177

Maurey, Don Rubino, Mike

1918

1950

145 Hwt.

Maurey, Jim Barr, Homer

1949

Hwt.

Barr, Homer

115 135 145 158 175 Hwt.

Horst, Paul Long, Morris Schultz, Roscoe Brown, Ivan Nelan, Tom Czarnecke, Stan

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1977

1978

118 150 158 167 177

Wayne Packer (EWL’s 1st Champ) Bill Vollrath Dave Becker Jerry Villecco Jerry White

134 158 190 177

Jim Earl Dave Becker Bill Bertrand Jerry White

118 150 158

Mike DeAugustino Bill Vollrath Dave Becker

1981

142 167 Hwt.

Bernie Fritz John Hanrahan Steve Sefter

1982

118 126 167 Hwt.

Carl DeStefanis Scott Lynch John Hanrahan Steve Sefter

1983

118 134 142 177

Carl DeStefanis Bill Marino Bob Bury Bob Harr

1984

118 134 150

Carl DeStefanis Scott Lynch Chris Bevilacqua

1985

134 150 158

John Manotti Chris Bevilacqua Greg Elinsky

1986

126 150 158 167 177

Tim Flynn Chris Bevilacqua Greg Elinsky Eric Brugel Dan Mayo

1987

134 150 167 177 190

Tim Flynn Sean Finkbeiner Greg Elinsky Dan Mayo Andy Voit

1988

118 126 177

Ken Chertow Jim Martin Dan Mayo

1989

118 126 190 Hwt.

Ken Chertow Jim Martin Andy Voit Greg Haladay

1990

118 142 158

Jeff Prescott Mike Bevilacqua John Yankanich

1991

118 126 150

Jeff Prescott Bob Truby Tim Wittman

1992

118 126 134 150 158 167 190

Jeff Prescott Shawn Nelson Bob Truby Troy Sunderland Tim Wittman Dave Hart Adam Mariano

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RECORD BOOK SINGLE SEASON

CAREER

VICTORIES 1. 54 2. 47 3. 44 4. 43

MATCHES WRESTLED 1. 184 2. 168 168 4. 162 5. 158

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41

9. 10.

40 39

12.

38

16.

37

19. 20.

36 35

FALLS 1. 24 2. 21 3. 20 4. 18 5. 16 6. 15 15 8. 14 14 10. 13

Scott Moore, 2003 Kerry McCoy, 1994 Josh Moore, 2004 Mark Becks, 2003 Jim Martin, 1989 Kerry McCoy, 1995 Jim Martin, 1988 Kerry McCoy, 1997 Josh Moore, 2003 Carl DeStefanis, 1984 Bob Truby, 1991 Ed Ruth, 2011 David Taylor, 2011 Pat Cummins, 2004 Pat Cummins, 2003 Greg Elinsky, 1987 Cary Kolat, 1994 Phil Davis, 2005 Jim Martin, 1986 Greg Elinsky, 1986 John Hughes, 1994 Sanshiro Abe, 1994 Bill Marino, 1983 Greg Elinsky, 1984 Ken Chertow, 1987, 88 Jamarr Billman, 1998

Josh Moore, 2004 Scott Moore, 2003 Cary Kolat, 1994 Andrew Alton, 2011 Josh Moore, 2003 David Taylor, 2012 Bill Marino, 1983 David Taylor, 2013 Quentin Wright, 2012 Ed Ruth, 2011 Shawn Nelson, 1992

SHUTOUTS (21) (Since 1981–82) 45-0 vs. Cornell, 12/3/81, Rec Hall 54-0 vs. Millersville, 1/25/83, Rec Hall 39-0 vs. Virginia, 12/1/87, Rec Hall 45-0 vs. Maryland, 1/18/92, Rec Hall 38-0 vs. Minnesota, 2/8/92, Ann Arbor, Mich. 39-0 vs. Bloomsburg, 2/10/93, Rec Hall 39-0 vs. Lehigh, 2/13/93, Rec Hall 40-(-1) vs. Wartburg, 1/22/00, Jordan Cntr. 38-0 vs. Appalachian State, 1/11/02, Hampton, Va. 47-0 vs. Clarion, 11/19/06, Lock Haven, Pa. 41-0 vs. Rider, 1/13/07, Hampton, Va. 33-0 vs. Lehigh, 12/7/07, Easton, Pa. 45-0 vs. Harvard, 11/21/10, Binghamton, N.Y. 48-0 vs. Lock Haven, 12/12/10, Rec Hall 50-0 vs. Lock Haven, 12/18/11, Lock Haven, Pa. 43-0 vs. Wisconsin, 1/15/12, Madison, Wisc. 52-0 vs. Indiana, 12/9/12, Rec Hall 41-0 vs. Michigan State, 1/13/13, Rec Hall 37-0 vs. Illinois, 2/3/13, Champaign, Ill. 48-0 vs. Rider, 2/17/13, Rec Hall 34-0 vs. Rutgers, 2/24/13, New Brunswick, N.J.

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154

9. 11. 12.

151 151 150 149

15. 16. 17. 19.

144 143 142 140

20.

139 139

VICTORIES 1. 155 2. 150 3. 146 4. 138 5. 125 6. 123 8.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

121 121 116 116 115 114 112 110 108

18. 19. 20.

107 106 105

10.

Josh Moore, ‘01-04 Jim Martin, ‘86-89 Kerry McCoy, ‘92-97 Greg Elinsky, ‘83-87 Doc Vecchio, ‘00-03 Clint Musser, ‘94, 96-99 Ken Chertow, ‘85, 87-89 Jason Suter, ‘88-91 Adam Smith, ‘02-05 Scott Moore, ‘00, ‘02- 03 Frank Molinaro, ‘09-12 Mark Becks, ‘00-03 Eric Brugel, ‘82-84, 86 John Hughes, ‘92, 94-96 Andy Voit, ‘85, 87-89 Dan Vallimont, ‘07-10 John Hanrahan, ‘79-82 Jeremy Hunter, ‘96-00 Sanshiro Abe, ‘93-96 Tim Flynn, ‘83, 85-87 Quentin Wright, ‘09, 11-13

Jim Martin, ‘86-89 Kerry McCoy, ‘92-97 Josh Moore, ‘01-04 Greg Elinsky, ‘83-87 Sanshiro Abe, ‘93-96 Jeremy Hunter, ‘96-00 Clint Musser, ‘94, 96-99 Frank Molinaro, ‘09-12 John Hughes, ‘92, 94-96 Quentin Wright, ‘09, 11-13 Phil Davis, ‘05-08 Ken Chertow, ‘85, 87-89 Carl DeStefanis, ‘81-84 Scott Moore, ‘00. ‘02-03 Dan Mayo, ‘84, 86-88 Pat Cummins, ‘01-04 Dan Vallimont, ‘07-10 Mark Becks, ‘00-03 Glenn Pritzlaff, ‘94, 96-99 John Hanrahan, ‘79-82 Tim Flynn, ‘83, 85-87

DUAL MEET WINNING % (MINIMUM 15 MATCHES) 1. 100.0 David Taylor (47-0), ‘11-Prsnt. Ed Ruth (44-0), ‘11-Prsnt. Andy Matter (33-0), ‘70-72 Dick Lemyre (19-0), ‘52-54 Sammy Wolfson (16-0), ‘34-36 7. 97.4 Jim Martin (73-1-2), ‘86-89 8. 97.2 Jack Light (17-0-1), ‘35-37 9. 93.2 Sid Nodland (19-0-3), ‘55-57

FALLS 1. 53 2. 38 3. 37 4. 35 5. 34 7.

32 32 9. 31 10. 30 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

29 28 26 25 24

21.

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Josh Moore, ‘01-04 Quentin Wright, ‘09,’11-Prsnt. David Taylor, ‘11-Prsnt. Ed Ruth, ‘11-Prsnt. Scott Moore, ‘00, ‘02-03 Kerry McCoy, ‘92-97 Cameron Wade, ‘09-12 Josh Walker, ‘02-05 Biff Walizer, ‘95-99 Phil Davis, ‘05-08 Pat Cummins, ‘01-04 Jeremy Hunter, ‘96-00 Cary Kolat, ‘93-94 Shawn Nelson, ‘90, 92-94 John Lange, ‘94-98 DeWitt Driscoll, ‘03-06 Jerry White, ‘74-77 Bob Bury, ‘79-81, 83 Gary Kaschak, ‘82, 84-86 Shawn Nelson, ‘90, 92-93 Bryan Pearsall, ‘10-13

DUAL MEET VICTORIES 1. 73 Jim Martin, ‘86-89 2. 71 Kerry McCoy, ‘92-97 3. 62 Jeremy Hunter, ‘96-00 4. 58 Phil Davis, 05-08 5. 57 Sanshiro Abe, ‘93-96 57 Dan Vallimont, ‘07-10 7. 55 Frank Molinaro, ‘09-12 Greg Elinsky, ‘83-87 9. 54 Glenn Pritzlaff, ‘94, 96-99 10. 53 Clint Musser, ‘94, 96-99 11. 52 Troy Sunderland, ‘89, 91-93 12. 51 Jeff Prescott, ‘89-92 13. 50 Dave Hart, ‘89, 91-93 14. 49 Quentin Wright, ‘09, ‘11-13 15. 48 Carl DeStefanis, ‘81-84 Ken Chertow, ‘85, 87-89 Bob Truby, ‘88-92 Brad Pataky, 2006-11 19. 47 David Taylor, ‘11-Prsnt. Cameron Wade, ‘09-12 Dan Mayo, ‘84, 86-88 Andy Voit, ‘85, 87-89 Jake Strayer, ‘06-09 24. 44 Ed Ruth, ‘11-Prsnt. OVERALL WINNING % (MINIMUM 30 MATCHES) 1. 98.1 Ed Ruth (102-2), ‘11-Prsnt. 2. 97.1 David Taylor (100-3), ‘11-Prsnt. 3. 96.7 Andy Matter (59-2), ‘70-72 4. 93.4 Jim Martin (155-9-4), ‘86-89 5. 92.9 Dick Lemyre (39-3), ‘52-54 6. 91.4 Sam Harry (32-3), ‘42-43 7. 91.3 John Johnston (42-4), ‘56-58

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PENN STATE RECORD BOOK WRESTLING (since 1980) RECORDS SINCE ‘80 TOP 10 SEASON WINNING % (20 MATCH MINIMUM) 1. 1.000 (47-0) Kerry McCoy, ‘93-94 1.000 (41-0) Kerry McCoy, ’96-97 1.000 (33-0) Ed Ruth, ‘12-13 1.000 (33-0) Frank Molinaro, ‘11-12 1.000 (32-0) Quentin Wright, ‘12-13 1.000 (32-0) David Taylor, ‘11-12 1.000 (31-0) Ed Ruth, ‘11-12 1.000 (29-0) Sanshiro Abe, ‘95-96 1.000 (21-0) Jamar Billman, ‘98-99 8. .977 (43-1) Kerry McCoy, ‘94-95 9. .974 (38-1) David Taylor, ‘10-11 .974 (38-1) Cary Kolat, ‘93-94 TOP 10 SEASON DUAL MEET WINNING % 1. 1.000 (21-0) Kerry McCoy, ‘93-94 1.000 (20-0) Kerry McCoy, ‘96-97 1.000 (19-0) Ed Ruth, ‘10-11 1.000 (19-0) David Taylor, ‘10-11 1.000 (18-0) Jim Martin, ‘86-87 1.000 (17-0) Bubba Jenkins, ‘08-09 1.000 (17-0) Kerry McCoy, ‘94-95 1.000 (17-0) Jeremy Hunter, ‘99-00 1.000 (17-0) Jeremy Hunter, ‘98-99 1.000 (16-0) Cary Kolat, ‘93-94 1.000(16-0) Jim Martin, ‘85-86 1.000 (16-0) Clint Musser, ‘98-99 1.000 (15-0) Frank Molinaro, ‘10-11 1.000 (14-0) Ed Ruth, ‘12-13 1.000 (14-0) David Taylor, ‘12-13 1.000 (14-0) Quentin Wright, ‘12-13 1.000 (14-0) Frank Molinaro, ‘11-12 1.000 (14-0) David Taylor, ‘11-12 1.000 (14-0) Dan Mayo, ‘86-87 TOP 20 SEASON DUAL VICTORIES 1. 22-1 (.957) Dave Hart, ‘91-92 22-1 (.957) Jeff Prescott, ‘91-92 3. 21-0 (1.000) Kerry McCoy , ‘93-94 4. 20-0 (1.000) Kerry McCoy, ‘96-97 20-0-2(.909) Jim Martin, ‘88-89 6. 19-0 (1.000) Ed Ruth, ‘10-11 19-0 (1.000) David Taylor, ‘10-11 8. 19-1 (.950) Sanshiro Abe, ‘93-94 19-1 (.950) Jim Martin, ‘87-88 10. 19-2 (.905) Bob Truby, ‘90-91 19-2 (.905) Jamar Billman, ‘97-98 12. 18-0 (1.000) Jim Martin, ‘86-87 18-1 (.947 James Yonushonis, ‘06-07 18-1 (.947) Clint Musser, ‘97-98 18-1-1 (.900) Dan Mayo, ‘87-88 18-4 (.818) Brad Pataky, ‘08-09 17. 17-0 (1.000) Bubba Jenkins, ‘08-09 17-0 (1.000) Kerry McCoy, ‘94-95 17-0 (1.000) Jeremy Hunter, ‘99-00 17-0 (1.000) Jeremy Hunter, ‘98-99

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TOP 10 WINS BY A SENIOR 1. 44-8 Josh Moore, ‘03-04 2. 43-1-2 Jim Martin, ’88-89 43-6 Mark Becks, ‘02-03 4. 41-0 Kerry McCoy, ‘96-97 5. 39-1-1 Carl Destefanis, ‘83-84 6. 38-3-1 Greg Elinksy, ‘86-87 38-5 Pat Cummins, ‘03-04 8. 34-2-1 Dan Mayo, ‘87-88 34-5 Clint Musser, ‘98-99 10. 33-0 Frank Molinaro, ‘11-12 33-1 Jeremy Hunter, ‘99-00 33-3 Russ Hughes, ‘95-96 33-8 John Hanrahan, ‘81-82 33-14 Biff Walizer, ‘98-99 TOP 10 WINS BY A JUNIOR 1. 54-9 Scott Moore, ‘02-03 2. 43-1 Kerry McCoy , ‘94-95 3. 41-1-1 Jim Martin, ‘87-88 4. 40-9 Josh Moore, ‘02-03 5. 39-8 Bob Truby, ‘90-91 6. 38-9 Pat Cummins, ‘02-03 7. 37-2-2 Greg Elinsky , ‘85-86 8. 35-7-1 Ken Chertow, ‘87-88 9. 34-14 Doc Vecchio, ‘01-02 10. 33-0 Ed Ruth, ‘12-13 33-1 Jeremy Hunter, ‘98-99 33-1 Dan Mayo, ‘86-87 33-3 Dave Hart, ‘91-92 33-3 John Hughes, ‘94-95 33-4 Scott Lynch, ‘82-83 33-5 Clint Musser, ‘97-98 33-6 John Hanrahan, ‘80-81 33-9 Tim Flynn , ‘85-86 TOP 10 WINS BY A SOPHOMORE 1. 47-0 Kerry McCoy, ‘93-94 2. 38-1 Cary Kolat, ‘93-94 3. 36-5 Eric Bradley, ‘03-04 36-9 John Hughes, ‘93-94 5. 35-3 Sanshiro Abe, ‘93-94 6. 35-7-2 Ken Chertow , ‘86-87 7. 34-3 Jim Martin, ‘86-87 34-6 Glenn Pritzlaff, ‘96-97 9. 33-5-1 Troy Sunderland, ‘90-91 33-7 Frank Molinaro, 2009-10 TOP 10 WINS BY A FRESHMAN 1. 38-1 David Taylor, ‘10-11 38-2 Ed Ruth, ‘10-11 3. 37-4 Jim Martin, ‘85-86 37-10 Phil Davis, ‘05-06 5. 35-6 Jamar Billman, ‘97-98 35-6-1 Greg Elinsky, ‘83-84 7. 33-13 Quentin Wright, ‘08-09 8. 32-15 Biff Walizer, ‘95-96 9. 30-6 Dylan Alton, ‘11-12 30-10 Andrew Alton, ‘10-11 30-17 Josh Moore, ‘00-01

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COACHING HISTORY Charlie

Troy

Cael

SPEIDEL

SUNDERLAND

SANDERSON

1927-42, 1947-64 Charlie Speidel guided Penn State to 14 Top 10 NCAA finishes, including the 1953 NCAA title, and posted seven straight top five finishes from 1951 to 195 at the NCAA Championships. The longest tenured coach in PSU history, he coached for 34 seasons guiding six national champions, 15 NCAA finalists, 41 All-Americans and Penn State’s first national champion in Howard Johnston (1935). He also won eight EIWA conference titles.

Over the course of 11 seasons, Troy Sunderland guided Penn State to one top three NCAA finish, another top five finish and a total of four top 10 finishes. He coached three NCAA individual champions, ten finalists, 25 All-Americans and seven conference champions. He was named the 2003 Big Ten Coach of the Year and the 1999 Amateur Wrestling News Rookie Coach of the Year

COACHING HONORS

Bill

KOLL

1965-78

In 14 seasons, Bill Koll led the Nittany Lions to six Top 10 NCAA finishes and posted a best ever PSU winning percentage of 85.2. He coached three individual national champions and 20 All-Americans and helped Penn State climb as high as fourth in the 1971 NCAA Championships. Koll led the Lions to five unbeaten seasons on the dual meet mat (1967, 70, 71, 72 & 74) and a record 41-match home unbeaten streak from 1969-76.

Rich

LORENZO 1979-92

In 14 seasons, Rich Lorenzo posted 11 Top 10 NCAA finishes and guided five individual national champions. Under Lorenzo, the Nittany Lions placed in the top three on four occasions at the NCAAs while picking up 53 All-American honors, five individual national champions and 11 NCAA finalists. He guided Penn State to 11-straight EWL conference titles from 198292, two national dual team championships (1987 & 1991), was named EWL Coach of the Year six times and coached 44 conference champions. Lorenzo was named NWCA Coach of the Year in 1981 and 1992.

John

FRITZ

1993-98

In six seasons, John Fritz posted five top five NCAA finishes including a second in 1993, Penn State’s highest finish in 39 years. He guided four national champions, nine NCAA finalists, 21 All-Americans and 12 Big Ten champions. Fritz was named the 1993 NWCA National Coach of the Year, after leading Penn State to a school record 22-0-1 dual meet record, a No.1 national ranking, and a national dual team title. He also earned 1998 Big Ten Coach of the Year honors.

2010-Present

1999-2009

NWCA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR Rich Lorenzo, 1992 John Fritz, 1993 Cael Sanderson, 2013 EWL COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Rich Lorenzo, 1981–84, 87, 91 BIG TEN COACH-OF-THE-YEAR John Fritz, 1998 Troy Sunderland, 2003 Cael Sanderson, 2011 AWN “ROOKIE” COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Troy Sunderland, 1999 BIG TEN MEN’S SPORT COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Cael Sanderson, 2011, 2012 INTERMAT NATIONAL COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Cael Sanderson, 2012

On April 17, 2009, Penn State shook the foundations of collegiate sports with the hiring of national wrestling legend Cael Sanderson as the 12th head coach in the long and storied history of Penn State wrestling. Sanderson, who never lost a match as a collegiate wrestler, embarked upon his first season as Penn State’s head coach in 2009-10. He led Penn State to a 13-6-1 record and top ten finishes in dual meets and the NCAA tournament. The next season, less than two years after having taken over the helm of the team, Sanderson led Penn State to its first NCAA national title since 1953 and the first Big Ten Championship in school history. His ‘10-11 squad went 17-1-1 and posted a 6-1-1 Big Ten dual mark, tying the record for most conference wins in a season. He was named 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year, becoming the first person to be named both Big Ten and Big 12 Coach of the Year, was named Big Ten Men’s Sport Coach of the Year while the wrestlers were named the Big Ten Men’s Team of the Year. In 2012, Sanderson led Penn State to a school record 7-1 Big Ten dual record and a share of the 2012 Big Ten dual meet championship. Sanderson then made it two in a row by leading Penn State to the 2012 Big Ten Championship at Purdue on March 3-4 and was named 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year, earning the honor for the second straight season. Two weeks later, Sanderson led Penn State to a second straight NCAA crown Last year, Penn State posted identical 13-1, 7-1 Big Ten, dual records. The Lions grabbed their third straight Big Ten and NCAA crowns, becoming only the third team to ever win three straight national titles. Sanderson was named Big Ten coach of the Year for a third straight time and won his second NWCA Natioanl Coach of the Year award. In three years as Penn State’s coach, Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to three-straight conference titles, three straight national titles, collected 19 All-Americans, five national champions, three Gorriaran winners, one NCAA tourney OW , one Elite 89 winner, one Penn State Male Athlete of the Year and one Hodge Trophy winner.

ALL-TIME HEAD COACHING RECORDS Coach William E. Lewis (1909-13, 15-17, 20-21) J.H. Shollenberger (1914) H.C. Yerger (1918-19) D.D. Detar (1922-24) Ralph G. Leonard (1925-26) Charlie Speidel (1927-42, 47-64) Paul Campbell (1943-46) Bill Koll (1965-78) Rich Lorenzo (1979-92) John Fritz (1993-98) Troy Sunderland (1999-2009) Cael Sanderson (2010-Prsnt.)

Seasons 10 1 2 3 2 34 4 14 14 6 11 4

W 40 5 7 14 13 191 12 127 188 87 115 56

L 7 0 2 4 1 56 9 22 64 33 90 9

T 0 0 0 1 0 13 1 7 9 2 2 2

Pct. .851 1.000 .778 .778 .929 .773 .571 .852 .737 .717 .560 .851

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PENN THE 100-WIN STATE WRESTLING CLUB Jeremy

MARTIN

HUNTER

1985-1989 Year 1989 1988 1987 1986 Totals

Won Lost Tie 43 1 3 41 1 1 34 3 0 37 4 0 155 9 4

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd 2nd

NCAA 3rd 1st 2nd 4th

Year 2000 1999 1998 1997 Totals

NCAA 1st 2nd 5th DNP

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 Totals

Won Lost Tie 26 1 0 28 5 0 25 4 0 37 10 0 116 20 0

Conf. 1st 4th 1st 4th

Ken

MUSSER

CHERTOW

Won Lost Tie 41 0 0 43 1 0 47 0 0 19 17 0 150 18 0

1995-1999

Conf. 1st 1st 1st 6th

NCAA 1st 3rd 1st DNP

Year 1999 1998 1997 1995 Totals

Won Lost Tie 44 8 0 40 9 0 32 4 0 30 17 0 146 38 0

Won Lost Tie 34 5 0 33 5 0 28 13 0 28 13 0 123 36 0

Conf. 2nd 2nd 3rd DNP

NCAA 2nd 3rd DNC DNP

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 Totals

Won Lost Tie 23 19 0 33 7 0 32 3 0 33 0 0 121 29 0

Conf. 8th 4th 1st 1st

HUGHES

Year 1996 1995 1994 1992 Totals

Won Lost Tie 31 5 0 33 3 0 36 9 0 21 9 2 121 26 2

Conf. 5th 1st 3rd 3rd

NCAA 8th 5th 2nd 1st

Year 1984 1983 1982 1981 Totals

Quentin

ABE

WRIGHT

NCAA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Year 2013 2012 2011 2009 Totals

Won Lost Tie 32 0 0 30 4 0 21 6 0 33 13 0 116 23 0

Conf. 1st 1st 1st DNP

NCAA 1st DNP DNP DNP

MOORE

1999-2003

NCAA 2nd 1st 7th DNP

Year 2003 2002 2000 Totals

Won Lost Tie 54 9 0 30 14 0 28 6 0 112 29 0

Conf. 1st 4th 7th

NCAA 4th DNP DNP

MAYO

1984-1988

2009-2013

Conf. 1st 2nd 1st 1st

Won Lost Tie 39 1 1 30 2 0 30 7 0 15 6 0 114 16 1

Dan

Sanshiro 1993-1996

NCAA 6th 3rd 3rd DNP

1981-1984

1992-1996

NCAA 3rd 2nd 2nd 7th

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd 3rd

Scott

John

Conf. 1st 1st 1st 2st

Won Lost Tie 19 8 0 35 7 1 35 7 2 26 14 0 115 36 3

DeSTEFANIS

2009-2012

ELINSKY

Won Lost Tie 29 0 0 32 4 0 35 3 0 29 8 0 125 15 0

Year 1989 1988 1987 1985 Totals

Carl

Greg

Won Lost Tie 38 3 1 37 2 2 28 5 0 35 6 1 138 16 4

NCAA 2nd 5th DNP DNP

MOLINARO

Conf. 4th 3rd DNC 7th

NCAA 1st 5th 2nd 7th

1985-1988

Frank

1938-1987

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Conf. 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd

Clint

2001-2004

Year 1996 1995 1994 1993 Totals

Won Lost Tie 33 1 0 33 1 0 28 6 0 29 9 0 123 17 0

McCOY

MOORE

Year 1987 1986 1985 1984 Totals

2005-2008

Kerry

Josh

Year 2004 2003 2002 2001 Totals

DAVIS

1997-2000

1993-1997

Year 1997 1995 1994 1993 Totals

Phil

Jim

Conf. 1st 3rd 1st 2nd

NCAA 1st 2nd 1st 6th

Year 1988 1987 1986 1984 Totals

Won Lost Tie 34 2 1 33 1 0 26 5 1 17 6 1 110 14 3

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Conf. 1st 1st 1st DNP

NCAA 2nd 3rd DNP DNP

THE 100-WIN CLUB Pat

John

Jason

CUMMINS

HANRAHAM

SUTER

2000-2004 Year 2004 2003 2002 2001 Totals

Won Lost Tie 38 5 0 38 9 0 13 12 0 19 11 0 108 37 0

Conf. 2nd 3rd 7th DNP

1979-1982 NCAA 2nd 4th DNP DNP

Year 1982 1981 1980 1979 Totals

Won Lost Tie 29 12 0 29 11 1 25 13 0 18 16 0 101 52 1

Conf. 5th 2nd 6th 2nd

Biff

BRUGEL

WALIZER

Won Lost Tie 22 12 0 32 3 0 24 12 0 30 8 0 108 35 0

Conf. 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd

1982-1986

NCAA DNP 3rd DNP 2nd

Year 1986 1984 1983 1982 Totals

Won Lost Tie 43 6 0 21 7 0 22 15 0 21 14 0 107 42 0

Conf. 2nd 6th 6th DNP

NCAA 7tth DNP DNP DNP

Year 2013 2012 2011 Totals

Glenn

PRITZLAFF 1995-1999

Won Lost Tie 27 3 0 18 8 0 34 6 0 27 12 0 106 29 0

Conf. 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd

NCAA DNP 8th DNP DNP

Year 1999 1998 1997 1996 Totals

Conf. 1st 3rd 6th 6th

NCAA 1st 7th DNP DNP

Year 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 Totals

Won Lost Tie 33 14 0 20 20 0 16 12 0 32 15 0 101 61 0

Ed

David

RUTH

TAYLOR

Won Lost Tie 33 0 0 31 0 0 38 2 0 102 2 0

Conf. 1st 1st 1st

Conf. 7th 2nd 3nd 3rd

NCAA 8th DNP DNP DNP

2011-Present

NCAA 1st 1st 3rd

Year 2013 2012 2011 Totals

Won Lost Tie 30 2 0 32 0 0 38 1 0 100 3 0

Conf. 1st 1st 1st

NCAA 2nd 1st 2nd

Bob

Troy

TRUBY

SUNDERLAND

1988-1992

Tim

Won Lost Tie 27 5 2 39 8 0 17 8 1 9 3 1 9 3 0 101 27 4

1989-1993

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd DNC DNC

NCAA 4th 5th DNP DNC DNC

Conf. 1st 3rd 1st 2nd

NCAA 7th 5th 4th DNP

Year 1993 1992 1991 1989 Totals

Won Lost Tie 30 2 0 25 3 2 33 5 1 12 3 0 100 13 3

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd DNP

NCAA 2nd 2nd 4th DNP

Andy

FLYNN

VOIT

1983-1987

Won Lost Tie 30 10 1 33 9 0 30 7 1 12 6 0 105 22 2

Won Lost Tie 28 10 1 29 12 0 24 11 0 22 12 0 103 45 1

NCAA 5th 8th DNP DNP

1996-1999

2011-Present

1993-2003

Year 1987 1986 1985 1983 Totals

Year 1991 1990 1989 1988 Totals

Eric

BECKS

Year 1999 1998 1997 1995 Totals

NCAA 5th 3rd DNP DNP

VALLIMONT

Mark

Year 2003 2002 2001 2000 Totals

Conf. 1st 1st 3rd 3rd

Dan 2007-2010

Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 Totals

Won Lost Tie 33 8 0 33 6 0 19 10 1 20 9 1 105 33 2

1988-1991

1985-1989

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd DNP

NCAA 7th DNP DNP DNP

Year 1989 1988 1987 1985 Totals

Won Lost Tie 32 6 2 21 7 1 30 6 3 18 18 0 101 37 6

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PENN STATEAND FREESTYLE WRESTLING GRECO HIGHLIGHTS Members of the Penn State coaching staff strongly encourage student-athletes to pursue their goals in the freestyle and Greco-Roman arenas. With the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club boasting nearly half of Team USA’s 2011 starting line-up for the World Championships, Happy Valley is the perfect center point for any wrestler. Penn State is proud of its long list of wrestlers who have distinguished themselves in competition around the globe. The program has produced two-time Olympian (2000 & 2004) and five-time U.S. National Champion Kerry McCoy, 2000 Pan-Am gold medalist Matt White, 1996 Olympian and Asian Freestyle Championships gold medalist Sanshiro Abe, 1988 Olympian Ken Chertow, Pan-American Games gold medalist John Hughes, National Freestyle champion Jim Martin, and university freestyle national champions Jeff Prescott, Troy Sunderland, Adam Mariano, John Bove, Dave Hart, Shawn Nelson, Glenn Pritzlaff, Biff Walizer, Marat Tomaev, Jake Strayer and Brad Pataky. Over the years, Penn State wrestlers have trained and competed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Japan, China and Korea.

OLYMPIANS KERRY McCOY * 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, 7th (264.5) Athens, Greece * 2000 U.S. Olympic Team, 5th (286), Sydney, Australia SANSHIRO ABE * 1996 Japanese Olympic Team (125.5), Atlanta, Ga. KEN CHERTOW * 1988 U.S. Olympic Team (114.5), Seoul, South Korea KATSUTOSHI NAITO * 1924 Japanese Olympic Team, Bronze (56-61kg), Paris, France

FREESTYLE AND GRECO CHAMPIONS 2013 MARK McKNIGHT U.S. Nationals (4th, 55 kg) Pan Am Games Champion (55 kg) NICO MEGALUDIS University Nationals Champ (55 kg) University World Freestyle Team (55 kg) U.S. Nationals (5th, 55 kg) ED RUTH University Nationals Champ (84 kg) University World Freestyle Team (84 kg) U.S. Nationals (4th, 84 kg) DAVID TAYLOR University Nationals Champ (74 kg) University World Freestyle Team (74 kg) U.S. Nationals (2nd, 74 kg) U.S. World Team Trials (3rd, 74 kg) 2011 ANDREW ALTON University Nationals Champ (66 kg) JAMES ENGLISH University Nationals Champ (70 kg) ANDREW LONG University Nationals Champ (63 kg) QUENTIN WRIGHT University Nationals Champ (84 kg) CAEL SANDERSON World Team Trials Champ (84 kg) Member USA World Team (84 kg) Corneanu Memorial Champ (84 kg) 2010 DAVID TAYLOR University Nationals Champ (70 kg) QUENTIN WRIGHT University Nationals Champ (84 kg) 2009 BRAD PATAKY FILA Senior Nationals, 7th place FILA World Team Trial qualifier 2008 BUBBA JENKINS FILA Juniors Champion DESMOND MOORE FILA Juniors Champion FILA World Team Trials Runner-Up BRAD PATAKY Northeast Regional Champion University World Team Trials Champion University Nationals Champion 2007 BUBBA JENKINS FILA U.S. Junior National Champion; FILA Junior World Champion DAVE RELLA FILA U.S. Junior National Champion; Junior Pan American Champion (Free; Greco 2nd) JAKE STRAYER University National Freestyle Champion CULTURAL EXCHANGE TOUR, Romania 2005 PHIL DAVIS NWCA All-American Tour to Ukraine JAMES YONUSHONIS NWCA All-American Tour to Ukraine 2004 KERRY McCOY U.S. Olympic Team Member , 7th (264.5) U.S. Open Nat. Freestyle Champion (264.5) CLINT MUSSER Pan Am Games Silver Medal (163)

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2003 KERRY McCOY U.S. Open Nat. Freestyle Champion (264.5) World Championships Silver Medal (264.5) Pan Am Gold Medal (264.5) MARAT TOMAEV University Freestyle National Champion (132) 2002 KERRY McCOY U.S. Open Nat. Freestyle Champion (264.5) U.S. World Championship Team (264.5) World Cup Gold Medal (264.5) JEFF PRESCOTT Pan Am Silver Medal Freestyle (121) ROSS THATCHER Pan Am Bronze Medal Greco (211.75) JAMES WOODALL Junior Pan Am Freestyle Champion (69 kg) 2001 KERRY McCOY U.S. Open Nat. Freestyle Champion (286) U.S. World Championship Team (286) JAMES WOODALL FILA U.S. Junior National Champion (69kg) JASON WOODALL FILA U.S. Junior National Champion (69kg) 2000 KERRY McCOY U.S. Olympic Team Member, 5th (286) U.S. Open Nat. Freestyle Champion (286) Pan-American Games Champion (286) World Cup (Gold medal) MATT WHITE Pan-American Games Champion (187.25) Puerto Rico Champion (187.25)

1996 SANSHIRO ABE Japanese Freestyle Olympic Team (125.5) JOHN LANGE National Espoir Freestyle Champion (163) KERRY MCCOY South Regional Champion U.S. Olympic Freestyle Trials (220) GLENN PRITZLAFF University Freestyle National Champion (163) BIFF WALIZER University Freestyle National Champion (136.5) 1995 SANSHIRO ABE Asian Freestyle Champion (125.5) Japanese World Freestyle Team RUSS HUGHES University Freestyle Nat. Champion (149.5) GLENN PRITZLAFF Nat. Espoir Freestyle Champion (163) BIFF WALIZER Nat. Espoir Greco-Roman Champion (136.5) 1994 JOHN HUGHES University National Champion (149.5) Pan-American Games Champion (149.5) NWCA European Tour (149.5) 1993 KERRY McCOY University Freestyle Nat. Champion (220) Pan-American Games Champion (220) Nat. Espoir Greco-Roman Champion (220)

1992 JOHN BOVE University Freestyle Nat. Champion (114.5) LOUIS DiMARIA 1999 Tour De Monde Greco Roman World Team KERRY McCOY Northeast Regional Champion (136.5) World Cup (Gold medal); U.S. National GREG ELINSKY team member U.S. Open Nat. Freestyle Champion (180) DAVE HART 1998 University Freestyle Nat. Champion (180) SANSHIRO ABE RUSS HUGHES Japanese World Freestyle Team (125.5) National Espoir Freestyle Champion KERRY McCOY (149.5) World Freestyle Championships, 4th (286) SHAWN NELSON U.S. World Team Trials Champion (286) University Freestyle Nat. Champion Goodwill Games Silver Medalist (286) (125.5) 1997 SANSHIRO ABE Japanese World Freestyle Team (125.5) SHAD BENTON NE Regional Greco-Roman Champion (156) JASON BETZ NE Regional Greco-Roman Champion (132) RYAN ROOT NE Regional Greco-Roman Champion (217)

1991 ADAM MARIANO National Espoir Freestyle Champion (198) University Freestyle Nat. Champion (198) 1990 JOHN BOVE National Espoir Freestyle Champion (114.5) Nat. Sports Festival Gold Medalist (114.5) GREG ELINSKY Pan-American Freestyle Champion (163) JEFF PRESCOTT University Nat. Freestyle Champion (125.5) TROY SUNDERLAND University Freestyle Nat. Champion (149.5) National Espoir Freestyle Champion (149.5) Nat. Sports Festival Gold Medalist (149.5) World Espoir Freestyle Champion (149.5)

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FREESTYLE AND GRECO CHAMPIONS Sanshiro Abe Andrew Alton Chris Bevilacqua John Bove

1995 Asian Freestyle Champion (125.5) 2011 University Nationals Champion (66 kg) 1983 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (163) 1990 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (114.5) 1990 National Sports Festival Espoir Champion (114.5) 1992 University Freestyle National Champion (114.5) Shad Benton 1997 Northeast Regional Greco-Roman Champion (156) Jason Betz 1997 Northeast Regional Greco-Roman Champion (132) Ken Chertow 1986 National Sports Festival Champion (125.5) 1986 World Espoir Freestyle Champion (125.5) 1986 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (125.5) Pat Cummins 2004 East Reg. Olympic Trials Freestyle Champion (264.5) Louis Di Maria 1992 Northeast Regional Greco-Roman Champion (136.5) Greg Elinsky 1985 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (163) 1990 Pan American Freestyle Champion (163) 1992 U.S. National Open Freestyle Champion (163) James English 2011 University Nationals Champion (70 kg) Dave Hart 1992 University Freestyle National Champion (180) John Hughes 1994 University Freestyle National Champion (149.5) 1994 Pan-American Gold Medal (149.5) Russ Hughes 1992 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (149.5) 1995 University Freestyle National Champion (149.5) John Lange 1996 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (163) Bubba Jenkins 2007 FILA U.S. Junior National Champion 2007 FILA Junior World Champion 2008 FILA Junior National Champion Dick Lemyre 1951 Pan Am Games (Gold Medal) Andrew Long 2011 University Nationals Champion (63 kg) John Place 1984 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (220) Adam Mariano 1991 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (198) 1991 University Freestyle National Champion (198) Jim Martin 1985 U.S. National Open Freestyle Champion (114.5) 1985 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (114.5) Kerry McCoy 1993 University Freestyle National Champion (220) 1993 National Espoir Greco-Roman Champion (220) 1996 South Regional Olympic Trials Freestyle Champion (220) 2000 Pan Am Games Gold Medal (286) 2000 World Cup Gold Medal (286) 2000-01 U.S. National Open Freestyle Champion (286) 2002-04 U.S. National Open Freestyle Champion (264.5) 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials Champion (286) 2000 Olympics, 5th, (286) 2002 World Cup Gold Medal (264.5) 2003 Pan Am Games Gold Medal - OW (264.5) 2003 World Championships Silver Medal (264.5) Mark McKnight 2013 Pan American Games Champion (55 kg) Nico Megaludis 2013 University Nationals Champion (55 kg) Desmond Moore 2008 FILA Junior National Champion Katsutoshi Naito 1924 Olympics Bronze (Japan) (56-61kg) Shawn Nelson 1992 University Freestyle National Champion (125.5) Jeff Prescott 1990 University Freestyle National Champion (125.5) Brad Pataky 2008 University World Team Trials Champion 2008 University Nationals Champion Glenn Pritzlaff 1995 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (163) 1996 University Freestyle National Champion (163) Dave Rella 2007 FILA U.S. Junior National Champion 2007 Pan American Junior Champion Ryan Root 1997 Northeast Regional Greco-Roman Champion (217) Ed Ruth 2013 University Nationals Champion (84 kg) Cael Sanderson 2011 World Team Trials Champion (84 kg) 2011 Corneanu Memorial Champion (84 kg) Jake Strayer 2007 University National Freestyle Champion Troy Sunderland 1990 University Freestyle National Champion (149.5) 1990 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (149.5) 1990 National Sports Festival Espoir Champion (149.5) 1990 World Espoir Freestyle Champion (149.5) David Taylor 2010 University Nationals Champion (70 kg) 2013 University Nationals Champion (74 kg) Ross Thatcher 2002 NE Regional Greco-Roman Champion (211.75) 2001 Sunkist Greco-Roman Champion (211.75)

2002 Sunkist Greco-Roman Champion (211.75) 2002 New York Athletic Club Greco-Roman Champion (211.75) 2002 Dave Schultz Memorial Trn. Greco-Roman Champion (211.75) Marat Tomaev 2002 Northeast Regional Freestyle Champion (60 kg) 2003 University Freestyle National Champion (132) Andy Voit 1986 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (198.5) Biff Walizer 1995 National Espoir Greco-Roman Champion (135) 1996 University Freestyle National Champion (136.5) 2002 Northeast Regional Grec-Roman Champion (66 kg) Matt White 2000 Pan-American Games Gold Medal James Woodall 2001 U.S. Junior National Champion (Free & Greco) 2002 Northeast Regional Freestyle Champion (74 kg) 2002 Junior Pan Am Freestyle Champion (69 kg) Quentin Wright 2011 University Nationals Champion (84 kg) 2010 University Nationals Champion (84 kg)

NATIONAL TEAM MEMBERS Sanshiro Abe

1995, 97 & 98 Japanese Freestyle World Team 1995 Asian Freestyle Championships (Gold Medal) 1996 Japanese Olympic Team John Bove 1990 World Cup (Espoir) Ken Chertow 1988 United States Olympic Team 1987 Pan American Games 1986 Pan American Games (Gold Medal) 1985 Maccabiah Games (Freestyle & Greco Gold Medal) Louis Di Maria 1992 Tour DeMonde Greco Roman World Team Greg Elinsky 1992 U.S. Olympic Team (Alternate) John Hughes 1994 Pan American Games (Gold Medal) Cary Kolat 1993 U.S. Grand Prix (Gold Medal) Dick Lemyre 1951 Pan Am Games (Gold Medal) Kerry McCoy 1993 Pan American Games (Gold Medal) 1993 Espoir World Championships in Athens, Greece 1998-00 U.S. Freestyle World Team Member (286) 1998 Goodwill Games (Gold Medal) 1998 U.S. Freestyle World Championships Team (3rd) 1999 World Cup (Gold Medal) 2000 Pan-American Games 2000 U.S. World Cup Team 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Member (5th) 2001 U.S. World Team Member 2002 U.S. World Team Member 2003 Pan American Games (Gold Medal) 2003 U.S. Freestyle World Championships Team (Silver Medal) 2004 U.S. Olympic Team (7th) Mark McKnight 2013 U.S. Pan American Games Team Nico Megaludis 2013 University World Games Freestyle Team Clint Musser 2004 U.S. Pan Am Games Team (Silver) Katsutoshi Nato 1924 Japanese Olympic Team (Bronze) Jeff Prescott 2002 U.S. Pan Am Team Member (Freestyle) (silver) Ed Ruth 2013 University World Games Freestyle Team Cael Sanderson 2011 U.S. World Championship Team Troy Sunderland 1990 World Cup (Gold Medal, Espoir) 1993 U.S. Grand Prix David Taylor 2013 University World Games Freestyle Team Ross Thatcher 2002 U.S. Pan Am Team (Greco-Roman) (bronze) Matt White 2000 & 2003 Puerto Rico Pan-American Games James Woodall 2001 U.S. Junior World Team (Free and Greco) 2002 U.S. Junior Pan Am Team (Freestyle & Greco-Roman)

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PENN STATE HONOR ROLLWRESTLING NATIONAL ACADEMIC HONORS Sanshiro Abe 1993 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic First-Team

Marc Padwe

Mark Becks

Glenn Pritzlaff 2003 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM)

Matt Brown 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2013 ELITE 89 Award Winner 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-American (1st team, At-Large) Brett Calabretta 1999 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) Ken Chertow 1989 GTE Academic All-American 1989 NCAA Alternate Post-Graduate Scholarship Chad Dubin 1991 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) Dave Hart 1991 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Second-Team 1992 & 93 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic First-Team 1993 GTE-CoSIDA District II and National At-Large Academic All-American 1993 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Jeff Knupp 2000 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) Scott Lynch

1991 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM)

1999 GTE Academic All-American (2nd team) 1999 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic First-Team 1997 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) Cyler Sanderson 2010 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) Jake Strayer 2006 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2007 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2008 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2009 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) David Taylor 2011 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2012 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) Greg Troxell 1993 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) Cameron Wade 2010 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2011 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2012 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) Biff Walizer

1984 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship

1997 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) 1999 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM)

Jim Martin 1986, 1987, 1988 & 1989 GTE Academic All-American 1988 & 1989 GTE Academic All-American-of-the-Year (All Sports) 1989 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship 1989 Delta Scholar-Athlete Award 1989 NCAA Today’s Top Six Award Nico Megaludis 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) Pete Mielnik 2002 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM)

Matt White 1991 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) James Woodall 2004 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (2nd team) 2006 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) Quentin Wright 2011 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2012 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team)

Frank Molinaro 2012 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (1st team) Josh Moore 2003 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic First-Team 2004 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic First-Team Scott Moore 2003 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (2nd team) Clint Musser 1997 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM)

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HONOR ROLL ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN ...... 1993 (7) Sanshiro Abe, Tony Bobulinski, James Burrell, Justin Forney, Dave Hart, Matt Postlethwait, Greg Troxell 1994 (7) Tony Bobulinski, Justin Forney, Gary Huntington, Bryan Matusic, Matt Postlethwait, Greg Troxell, Justin Wert 1995 (4) Tony Bobulinski, Greg Fendler, Matt Postlethwait, Brian Romesburg 1996 (3) Brian Romesburg, Biff Walizer, Justin Wert 1997 (8) Matt Calabretta, Jeremy Hunter, Eddie Jayne, Clint Musser, Glenn Pritzlaff, Brian Romesburg, Ryan Root, Biff Walizer

TOURS, FESTIVALS, EXHIBITIONS OLYMPIC SPORTS FESTIVAL Jim Martin Jim Abbott Ken Chertow Greg Elinsky Greg Haladay John Bove Dave Hart Troy Sunderland Matt Hardy

1985 1986 1986, 87 & 89 1987 & 89 1987 1990 (gold medal) 1990 1990 (gold medal) 1995

TOUR DE MONDE 1990

1991

(Austria and Czechoslovakia) John Bove, Dave Hart, Marc Padwe & Troy Sunderland (China and Mongolia) Adam Mariano, Shawn Nelson & Josh Robbins (Poland) Clint Musser & Rob Neidlinger

1998 (8) Andrew Butville, Matt Calabretta, James Graff, Eddie Jayne, Clint Musser, Glenn Pritzlaff, Andrew Stolbach, Biff Walizer

1997

1999 (7) Andrew Butville, Brett Calabretta, Matt Calabretta, Jeff Knupp, Jason Kruk, Glenn Pritzlaff, Biff Walizer

NWCA EUROPEAN TOURS

2000 (6) Jeff Knupp, Jason Kruk, Jonathan Long, David Martini, Pete Mielnik, Brent Narkiewicz 2001 (7) Mark Becks, Dave Heckard, Jeff Knupp, Pete Mielnik, Josh Moore, Scott Moore, Brent Narkiewicz 2002 (11) Mark Becks, Todd Brennan, Pete Mielnik, Josh Moore, Scott Moore, Nate Pozniak, Adam Shepler, Dan Waters, Cliff Wonsettler, James Woodall, Jason Woodall 2003 (9) Mark Becks, Josh Moore, Scott Moore, Nate Pozniak, Adam Shepler, Adam Smith, Dan Waters, Cliff Wonsettler, James Woodall 2004 (5) Jeremy Hart, Josh Moore, Adrian Rivera, James Woodall, James Yonushonis 2005 (4) Steve Troup, C.J. Wonsettler, James Woodall, James Yonushonis 2006 (3) Jake Strayer, James Woodall, James Yonushonis 2007 (4) Brian Cantalupi, Mark McKnight, Jake Strayer, James Yonushonis 2008 (1) Jake Strayer 2009 (4) Nathan Andrews, Clay Steadman, Jake Strayer, Cameron Wade 2010 (7) James English, Nick Fischer, Brendan Herlihy, Adam Lynch, Clay Steadman, Cameron Wade, Quentin Wright 2011 (6) James English, Nick Fischer, Adam Lynch, David Taylor, Cameron Wade, Quentin Wright 2012 (11) Andrew Church, James English, Nick Fischer, Cameron Kelly, Frank Molinaro, Kyle Moran, Nate, Morgan, Clay Steadman, David Taylor, Cameron Wade, Quentin Wright 2013 (15) Matt Brown, Andrew Church, Dylan Dailey, James English, Nick Fischer, James Frascella, Luke Frey, Cameron Kelly, Rex Lutz, Nico Megaludis, Kyle Moran, Nate Morgan, Derek Reber, David Taylor, Quentin Wright

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1998 2003 2006 2008

Carl DeStefanis Steve Sefter Chris Bevilacqua & Greg Elinsky Greg Elinsky Ken Chertow, Jim Martin & Andy Voit Jim Martin & Andy Voit Greg Haladay Jeff Prescott, Jason Suter & Tim Wittman Bob Truby Dave Hart & Troy Sunderland John Hughes Jeremy Hunter, Clint Musser, Glenn Pritzlaff & Ross Thatcher Pat Cummins & Josh Moore Phil Davis, James Yonushonis Cameron Wade, Frank Molinaro

NWCA ALL-STAR CLASSIC 1968 1971 1973 1974 1978 1982 1983 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1999 2000 2003 2004 2006 2007 2012

Rich Lorenzo Dave Joyner & Andy Matter Bob Medina John Fritz & Jerry Villecco Mike DeAugustino John Hanrahan Scott Lynch Greg Elinsky Greg Elinsky Greg Elinsky & Dan Mayo Jim Martin & Dan Mayo Ken Chertow, Jim Martin & Andy Voit Dave Hart & Troy Sunderland Cary Kolat & Kerry McCoy Kerry McCoy Sanshiro Abe (dnc) & John Hughes (dnc) Kerry McCoy (dnc) Clint Musser Jeremy Hunter (dnc) Pat Cummins & Josh Moore Pat Cummins Phil Davis, James Yonushonis Phil Davis Dylan Alton, Nico Megaludis, David Taylor, Quentin Wright

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PENN STATE ALL-TIME SERIES WRESTLING RECORDS Opponent

Began

Won

Lost

Tied

Mtgs.

Alfred 1926 Appalachian State 2002 Arizona State 1989 Army 1922 Auburn 1980 Binghamton 2009 Bloomsburg 1976 Boise State 2009 Brigham Young 1988 Brooklyn Tech 1925 Brown 1997 Bucknell 1945 Buffalo 1976 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 1978 Cal State Bakersfield 1997 Central Michigan 2005 Central Oklahoma 1994 Chattanooga 2008 Chicago 1930 Clarion 1976 Cleveland State 1979 Coast Guard 1946 Colgate 1944 Columbia 1911 Cornell 1909 Drexel 2003 Edinboro 1987 Florida 1977 Fresno State 1997 Harvard 1921 Hofstra 1996 Illinois 1956 Indiana 1913 Indiana State 1975 Iowa 1982 Iowa State 1921 Johns Hopkins 1934 Kent State 1970 Kentucky 1975 Lafayette 1914 Lehigh 1911 Lock Haven 1943 Maryland 1941 McGill 1913 Miami (Ohio) 1935 Michigan 1933 Michigan State 1974 Millersville 1982 Minnesota 1986 Missouri 1981 MIT 1916 Montclair State 1977 Muhlenburg 1944 Navy 1910 Nebraska 1939 North Carolina 1975 North Carolina State 1978 North Dakota State 2007 Northern Iowa 1986 Northwestern 1983

2 1 3 30 1 1 16 0 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 2 1 5 24 13 1 5 4 55 1 13 2 1 5 5 5 15 1 7 10 1 7 1 6 64 35 38 1 1 27 17 3 6 3 2 1 2 50 6 8 7 1 4 12

0 0 3 4 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 12 0 3 1 0 0 2 9 0 0 26 13 0 0 0 0 34 4 2 0 0 24 9 0 13 2 0 0 0 29 8 1 3 0 0 1

0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0

2 1 7 36 1 1 22 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 1 5 29 14 1 5 4 70 1 16 3 1 5 7 14 16 1 35 24 1 7 1 6 101 39 42 1 1 51 26 3 20 6 2 1 2 86 15 9 11 1 4 13

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Ohio State Ohio University Oklahoma Oklahoma State Oregon Oregon State Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Pitt-Johnstown Princeton Purdue Rider Rutgers Springfield Syracuse Temple Tennessee Toronto Utah Valley Virginia Virginia Military (VMI) Virginia Tech Wartburg Washington & Jefferson West Chester West Virginia Western Reserve Wilkes William & Mary Wisconsin Yale York, Pa.

1956 1926 1968 1982 1993 1994 1910 1914 2006 1916 1970 2003 1960 1922 1923 1936 1981 1913 2012 1923 2011 1962 1995 1934 1975 1931 1929 1978 1990 1984 1911 2006

16 2 14 5 1 0 21 53 2 13 12 3 17 10 49 16 1 1 1 8 1 5 2 1 4 29 1 5 2 13 4 1

11 0 11 12 0 1 3 12 0 4 1 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 8 0 0

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

27 2 26 18 1 1 24 68 2 18 14 3 17 11 58 17 1 1 1 8 1 5 2 1 4 36 1 7 2 21 4 1

TEAM TITLES WON NCAA CHAMPIONS: 1953, 2011, 2012, 2013

BIG TEN CHAMPIONS: 2011, 2012, 2013

BIG TEN REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS: 2012

INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONS: 1921 (Declared champs after beating Indiana & Iowa State in dual meets)

NATIONAL DUAL TEAM CHAMPIONS: 1987 (Co-champions with Oklahoma State); 1991 & 1993.

EIWA CHAMPIONS: 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1925, 1936, 1937, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1960 (tie), 1971, 1973.

EASTERN WRESTLING LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS YEAR 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943

W 0 1 4 4 5 5 4 5 6 5 2 5 6 5 4 5 7 6 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 4 6 6 6 4 5 5 7 7 4

L 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1

NCAA (pts)

1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953

3 3 2 3 2 5 7 8 9 9

2 2 3 4 3 2 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

16T (2) 12T (2) 9 (5) 3 (15) 5 (8) 1 (21)

Campbell Campbell Campbell Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel

1954

6

2

0

3 (13)

Speidel

1955 1956

5 7

2 1

0 0

2 (31) 5 (27)

Speidel Speidel

1957

6

2

1

5 (33)

Speidel

1958 1959 1960 1961

2 5 9 6

4 3 0 4

2 0 1 0

14T (8) 25T (4) 7 (20) 7 (20)

Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel

1962

6

3

1

16T (11)

Speidel

1963 1964 1965

5 6 6

4 3 4

0 1 1

18T (12) 8 (19) 13T (12)

Speidel Speidel Koll

1966

7

2

0

23T (6)

Koll

1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973

8 7 5 11 10 12 11

0 3 3 0 0 0 1

1 0 2 0 1 0 0

22 (12) 12 (23) 20T (13) 19T (12) 4T (43) 8 (26.5) 10T (24.5)

Koll Koll Koll Koll Koll Koll Koll

1974

10

0

1

7 (43)

Koll

1975 1976 1977

7 10 10

4 2 1

1 0 0

10 (23.25) 10 (33) 18 (18)

Koll Koll Koll

5T (8)

8 (5) 13T (3) 3 (10)

9T (2)

COACH Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Shollenberger Lewis Lewis Lewis Yerger Yerger Lewis Lewis Detar Detar Detar Leonard Leonard Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Speidel Campbell

CAPTAIN(S) — Edward Brown S.H. Diehl F.T. Lesh J.H. Shollenberger T.A. Jones L.L. Lamb H.M. Long M.M. Long M.M. Long I.W. Brown R.D. Mills D.D. Detar F.L. Watson B.D. Evans Katsutoshi Naito L.A. Cary W.C. Liggett F.W. Kaiser W.S. Liggett E.T. Wilson H.A. Hubler E.L. Pearce R.S. Maize C.F. Lorenzo Harold Rosenberg H.K. Johnston J.H. Light J.S. O’Dowd R.P. Shaffer Don Bachman Ernest Bortz Frank Gleason Glen Alexander Samuel Harry, Charles Ridenour — — Samuel Harry Grant Dixon Ernest Closser George Schautz James Maurey Homer Barr Don Maurey Donald Frey, Joseph Lemyre Gerald Maurey, Richard Lemyre Robert Homan Joe Krufka, Bill Oberly Dave Adams, Sid Nodland John Johnston Match Captains Sam Minor Jerry Seckler, Johnston Oberly Ron Pifer, Phil Myer George Edwards George Edwards Steve Erber, Marty Strayer Jerry Seaman, Ellery Seitz Jerry Seaman Rich Lorenzo Bob Funk Bruce Balmat Clyde Frantz Andy Matter Al Snellman, Barry Snyder Bob Medina Dave Joyner John Fritz Jerry Villecco Jerry White

1978

13

2

0

15 (19.25)

1979 1980

2 8

11 6

0 0

45 (2.75)

1981

11

6

1

6 (31.75)

1982

12

3

0

14 (20.25)

1983

13

2

1

7 (33.75)

1984 1985

16 10

2 6

0 0

3 (70.50) 7 (46.75)

1986

14

2

1

5 (47.25)

1987

18

1

1

3 (97.75)

1988

14

5

2

5 (71.50)

1989

20

2

1

10 (39.75)

1990

15

8

0

6 (57.50)

1991

17

6

1

3 (67.50)

1992

18

4

1

3 (89.25)

1993

22

0

1

2 (87.50)

1994 1995

15 5

6 12

0 0

3 (57.0) 5 (60.50)

1996

11

8

1

4 (65.0)

1997

16

4

0

10 (40.0)

1998

18

3

0

4 (70.50)

1999

12

5

0

T4 (78.5)

2000

6

11

0

T16 (32)

2001

7

13

0

T25 (15.5)

2002

6

12

0

35 (13.0)

2003

11

8

0

6th (62.0)

2004

14

5

0

12th (46.5)

2005

10

10

0

23rd (26.0)

2006

13

4

0

9th (53.5)

2007

14

5

0

11th (54.0)

2008

14

5

0

3rd (75.0)

2009

8

12

2

17th (31.0)

2010

13

6

1

9th (49.0)

2011 2012 2013 Total

17 13 13 855

1 1 1 298

1 0 0 37

1st (107.5) 1st (143.0) 1st (123.5) (73.4%)

Koll

Dave Becker, Bill Vollrath Lorenzo Jim Earl Lorenzo Geoff Broadhead, Dan Pfautz Lorenzo Bob Bury, Bernie Fritz Lorenzo Bob Bury, John Hanrahan Lorenzo Bob Bury, Carl DeStefanis Lorenzo Carl DeStefanis Lorenzo Steve Sefter, Eric Brugel Lorenzo Chris Bevilacqua, Eric Brugel Greg Elinsky Lorenzo Greg Elinsky, Tim Flynn Lorenzo Ken Chertow, Jim Martin, Dan Mayo Lorenzo Ken Chertow, Jim Martin, Andy Voit Lorenzo Mike Bevilacqua, Greg Haladay Lorenzo Jeff Prescott, Jason Suter, Tim Wittman Lorenzo Jeff Prescott, Troy Sunderland Tim Wittman Fritz Dave Hart, Troy Sunderland Matt White Fritz Shawn Nelson Fritz Tony Bobulinski Kerry McCoy Fritz Sanshiro Abe John Hughes Fritz Kerry McCoy Frank Morici Fritz Rob Neidlinger Glenn Pritzlaff Sunderland Clint Musser Glenn Pritzlaff Sunderland Jeremy Hunter Mark Janus, Ross Thatcher Sunderland Jeff Knupp Andrew Butville Sunderland Mark Becks Pete Mielnik, Doc Vecchio Sunderland Ryan Cummins Mark Becks, Doc Vecchio Sunderland Pat Cummins Josh Moore, Marat Tomaev Sunderland Eric Bradley, Adam Smith, Josh Walker James Woodall Sunderland Eric Bradley, James Woodall Sunderland Aaron Anspach, Phil Davis James Yonushonis Sunderland Phil Davis Tim Haas, Jake Strayer Sunderland Tim Haas, Jake Strayer, Bubba Jenkins Dan Vallimont Sanderson Cyler Sanderson Dan Vallimont David Erwin Sanderson --Sanderson --Sanderson ---

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PENN STATE ALL-TIME RESULTS WRESTLING 1909 (0-1) Cornell

L

U. of P. Navy

7-0 W 2.5-4.5 L

1910 (1-1)

1911 (4-0) Lehigh Yale Columbia Cornell

5-2 4-3 5-2 4-3

W W W W

1924 (5-0-1) Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 23 Mar.1 Mar. 8 Mar. 15 Mar. 21-22

Iowa State E.I.W.A.

6-15 2nd

L

Syracuse Springfield Navy Lehigh Cornell Penn E.I.W.A.

27-0 29-0 3-3 12-6 15-6 27-0 2nd

W W T W W W

1925 (7-0) Muhlenburg U. of Penn Cornell Lehigh Syracuse Navy Brooklyn E.I.W.A.

1912 (4-1) Cornell Yale Lehigh U. of P. U. of P.

6-12 6-1 13-3 6-1 5-2

L W W W W

1913 (5-0) McGill Toronto Cornell Indiana Lehigh

4-2 6-1 5-2 5-0 4.5-2.5

W W W W W

Navy U. of Pitt. Lehigh Indiana Layfayette

5-2 18-0 5-0-2 5-0-2 7-0

W W W W W

Navy U. of Penn. Lehigh Columbia U. of Pitt.

10-19 20-11 19-11 25-6 34-0

L W W W W

W W W W W W W

1926 (6-1) Alfred U. of Penn Syracuse Cornell Layfayette Navy Ohio U. E.I.W.A.

1914 (5-0)

1915 (4-1)

33-0 29-0 20-5 16-11 22-5 18-9 22-3 1st

1926-1927 (5-2) Lafayette Iowa State Syracuse Harvard Navy Cornell U. of Penn. E.I.W.A.

26-5 19-6 18-13 9-14 24-3 12-10 19-8 3rd 26-3 3-24 22-5 15.5-9.5 17.5-9.5 9-12 19-6 T-5th

W W W L W W W

W L W W W L W

1916 (5-1) M.I.T. Navy U. of Pitt. Princeton U. of Pitt Lehigh

27-2 4-26 34-0 25-7 32-0 29-2

W L W W W W

Mass. Tech U. of Pitt Lehigh Princeton Cornell Navy

28-0 34-0 21-8 23-4 21-9 21-10

W W W W W W

Cornell Navy Lehigh Cornell E.I.W.A.

24-8 16-14 26-5 25-5 1st

W W W W

1917 (6-0)

1918 (4-0)

1919 (2-2) Penn Lehigh Navy Lehigh E.I.W.A.

24-4 W 13-19 L 0-30 L 19-14 W 1st

Lehigh Cornell Penn Navy Lehigh Princeton E.I.W.A.

27-4 24-8 24-9 14-18 26-5 24-8 1st

W W W L W W

Lehigh Harvard Cornell Penn Navy Indiana Iowa State E.I.W.A.

28-4 33-0 19-6 33-0 6-16 32-14 28-18 1st

W W W W L W W

1920 (5-1)

1921 (6-1)

1922 (5-1) Lehigh Cornell Army Indiana Navy Springfield E.I.W.A.

16-8 16-9 14-11 15-14 5-20 17-6 2nd

W W W W L W

Virgina U. of Penn Navy Lehigh Cornell Syracuse

33-0 26-0 11-16 14-8 6-12 24-0

W W L W L W

1923 (4-3)

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1928 (5-2) Jan. 21 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 25 Mar. 3 Mar. 10 Mar. 16-17

Alfred U. of Penn Layfayette Syracuse Iowa State Navy Cornell E.I.W.A.

20-3 18.5-4.5 23-0 17-6 8-19 17-8 8-17 3rd

W W W W L W L

1929 (6-0) Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb.23 Mar. 2 Mar. 9 Mar. 15-16

Ohio U. Syracuse Layfayette Cornell Navy Western Res. E.I.W.A.

30-6 27-0 30-0 15-12 19-6 39-0 T-2nd

W W W W W W

1930 (5-1) Jan. 25 Jan. 31 Feb. 15 Feb.22 Mar. 1 Mar. 8 Mar. 14-15

U. of Penn Chicago Princeton Cornell Syracuse Navy E.I.W.A.

28-8 25-3 15-11 17-9 25-3 9-15 T-5th

W W W W W L

1931 (5-1) Jan. 31 Feb.6 Feb.14 Feb.21 Feb. 28 Mar. 7 Mar. 13-14

West Virginia Chicago Syracuse Princeton Cornell Navy E.I.W.A.

27-5 21-11 19-11 17-15 14-12 11-21 7th

W W W W W L

1932 (4-1-1) Jan. 23 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 20 Mar. 5 Mar. 27 Mar. 11-12

Chicago Syracuse West Virginia Princeton Navy Cornell E.I.W.A.

24-8 20-6 20-10 18.5-11.5 0-32 14-14 5th

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West Virginia Michigan Lafayette Cornell Syracuse E.I.W.A.

18-6 22-8 28-0 15-9 27-5 3rd

W W W W W

Columbia Wash. & Jeff. Cornell Lehigh Johns Hopkins Syracuse E.I.W.A.

15-13 34-0 16-16 9-19 34-0 23-3 2nd

W W T L W W

1933 (5-0) Feb. 4 Feb. 10 Feb. 18 Feb. 24 Mar. 4 Mar. 17-18 1934 (4-1-1) Feb. 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 Feb. 24 Mar. 3 Mar. 10 Mar. 16-17

1935 (6-0) Jan. 26 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 23 Mar. 2 Mar. 9 Mar. 15-16 Mar. 22-23 1936 (6-1) Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Feb. 29 Mar. 7

Miami Columbia Cornell Lehigh Syracuse Navy *E.I.W.A. NCAA

27-3 20-10 22.5-9.5 20-6 21-11 29-3 2nd T-5th

W W W W W W

Michigan Temple Pittsburgh Lehigh Navy Syracuse Cornell E.I.W.A

19-11 30-0 36-0 9-17 24-6 22-6 30-0 1st

W. W W L W W W

Feb. 26 Mar. 10-11

Lehigh E.I.W.A.

14-16 6th

Bucknell Cornell Army Navy E.I.W.A. Lehigh

17-11 W 14-12 W 12-16 L 0-36 L Fifth 19-9 W

Navy Coast Guard Lehigh Cornell *E.I.W.A. Army NCAA

13-23 L 23-3 W 15-18 L 21-11 W 4th 11-21 L T-9th

Princeton Lehigh Temple Syracuse Cornell Army Navy E.I.W.A.

14-12 W 5-24 L 31-3 W 9-17 L 9-21 L 15-13 W 3-27 L 5th

Princeton Army Temple Syracuse Lehigh Navy Cornell E.I.W.A. NCAA

13-14 L 14-14 T 32-0 W 14-14 T 10-26 L 6-28 L 18-6 W T-7th T-16th

Princeton Cornell Army Syracuse Lehigh Temple Navy E.I.W.A. NCAA

19-9 24-6 24-6 13-16 11-14 36-0 20-10 4th T-12th

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1950 (7-1) Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 28 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 25 Mar. 4 Mar. 10-11 Mar. 24-25

Virginia Cornell Lehigh Pittsburgh Syracuse Army Navy Princeton E.I.W.A. NCAA

26-5 32-0 17-13 32-0 8-18 29-5 18-6 17-9 3rd 9th

W W W W L W W W

1951 (8-0) Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Feb. 3 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 Feb. 24 Mar. 3 Mar. 9-10 Mar. 23-24

Lehigh Virginia Pittsburgh Maryland Army Syracuse Navy Cornell E.I.W.A. NCAA

22-6 28-8 21-9 30-0 15-11 17-9 24-5 20-6 1st 3rd

W W W W W W W W

Lehigh Virginia Pittsburgh Maryland Army Syracuse Navy Cornell Princeton E.I.W.A. NCAA

20-5 34-0 25-5 22-8 21-13 17-11 22-5 24-5 27-3 1st 5th

W W W W W W W W W

Virginia Lehigh Navy Pennsylvania Syracuse Cornell Maryland Pittsburgh Army E.I.W.A. #NCAA # at Penn State

30-0 18-8 27-3 28-0 28-5 18-10 18-11 16-12 23-3 1st 1st

W W W W W W W W W

1945 (3-2) Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 27 Feb. 3 Feb. 9-10 Feb. 17 1946 (2-3) Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Feb. 2 Feb. 8-9 Feb. 16

1937 (6-1) Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Feb. 1 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 12-13

Princeton Chicago Navy Pittsburgh Syracuse Lehigh Cornell E.I.W.A.

13-15 20-6 30-0 34-0 26.5-1.5 20-8 25-3 1st

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1947 (3-4) Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Mar. 1 Mar. 14-15

1938 (4-2-1) Jan. 15 Jan. 22 Feb. 12 Feb. 19 Feb. 21 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11-12

Princeton Michigan Cornell Syracuse Harvard Lehigh Navy E.I.W.A.

12-16 6-22 25-5 29-3 17-11 14-14 17-9 4th

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1948 (2-3-2) Jan. 10 Jan. 17 Jan. 24 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 12-13

1939 (5-2-1) Jan. 14 Jan. 19 Jan. 21 Jan 28 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 25 Mar. 4 Mar. 10-11 Mar. 24-25

Nebraska Michigan Princeton Army Lehigh Cornell Navy Syracuse E.I.W.A. NCAA

14-14 12-16 17-11 17-13 3-25 27-3 17-11 22-8 2nd 8th

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1940 (5-2-1) Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 27 Feb. 3 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 Feb. 24 Mar. 3 Mar. 8-9

Cornell Chicago Syracuse Princeton Lehigh Michigan Army Navy E.I.W.A.

19-9 26-0 22-6 26-6 12-12 14-16 20.5-9.5 12-14 T-3rd

W W W W T L W L

1941 (7-1) Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Feb. 27 Mar. 1 Mar. 7-8 Mar. 21-22

Maryland Syracuse Princeton Lehigh Navy Cornell Michigan Army E.I.W.A. NCAA

29-3 27-3 12-14 18-6 17-11 18-6 14-12 27-3 5th 3rd

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1942 (7-1) Jan. 10 Jan. 14 Jan. 17 Jan. 31 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 13-14 Mar. 27-28

Michigan Syracuse Navy Princeton Temple West Virginia Cornell Lehigh E.I.W.A. NCAA

13-19 27-5 16-14 24-8 33-3 29-3 17-13 17-13 1st 3rd

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1943 (4-2-1) Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 12-13

West Virginia Syracuse Lock Haven T.C. Princeton Temple Navy Cornell Lehigh E.I.W.A.

Cancelled 30-0 31-5 14-14 38-0 5-29 19-9 11-18 3rd

1944 (3-2) Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Feb. 12 Feb. 16 Feb. 19

Colgate Cornell Temple Navy Muhlenberg Cornell

29-5 W 16-12 W Cancelled 0-32 L 27-5 W Cancelled

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1949 (5-2) Jan. 8 Jan. 15 Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Feb. 12 Feb. 19 Feb. 26 Mar. 11-12

1952 (9-0) Jan. 5 Jan. 11 Jan. 19 Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 23 Mar. 1 Mar. 8 Mar. 14-15 1953 (9-0) Jan. 10 Jan. 17 Feb. 7 Feb.11 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 25 Feb. 28 Mar. 7 Mar. 13-14 Mar. 27-28

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ALL-TIME RESULTS 1954 (6-2) Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 30 Feb. 10 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 3 Mar. 12-13 Mar. 26-27

Cornell Lehigh Army Maryland Syracuse Navy Pittsburgh Pennsylvania E.I.W.A. NCAA

1955 (5-2) Jan. 8 Jan. 18 Jan. 29 Feb. 12 Feb. 19 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11-12 Mar. 25-26

20-6 19-7 21-9 22-6 24-6 9-19 8-22 28-0 2nd 3rd

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Cornell Maryland Navy Syracuse Army Lehigh Pittsburgh E.I.W.A. NCAA

17-10 25-5 12-16 22-8 28-8 15-13 8-19 2nd 2nd

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1956 (7-1) Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 28 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 17 Feb. 25 Mar. 3 Mar. 9-10 Mar. 23-24

Cornell Lehigh Navy Ohio State Syracuse Illinois Maryland Pittsburgh E.I.W.A. NCAA

20-6 17-13 27-7 34-0 25-5 23-3 25-3 12-16 2nd 5th

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1957 (6-2-1) Dec. 15 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 22 Mar. 2 Mar. 15-16 Mar. 29-30

Colgate Illinois Lehigh Maryland Ohio State Navy Syracuse Cornell Pittsburgh E.I.W.A. NCAA

23-8 14-12 13-16 17-11 36-0 13-14 24-8 12-12 14-11 1st 5th

W W L W W L W T W

1958 (2-4-2) Dec. 11 Jan. 4 Jan. 11 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Mar. 1 Mar. 14-15 Mar. 28-29

Colgate Illinois Lehigh Navy Cornell Syracuse Maryland Pittsburgh E.I.W.A. NCAA

1959 (5-3) Dec. 13 Jan. 10 Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 13-14

18-8 W 8-19 L 7-22 L 12-12 T 9-17 L 8-21 L 14-14 T 14-11 W 4th T-14th

Colgate Lehigh Army Navy Cornell Maryland Syracuse Pittsburgh *E.I.W.A. NCAA

19-10 8-17 15-9 17-8 13-15 22-10 29-2 9-15 2nd T-25th

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1959-1960 (9-0-1) Dec. 5 Army Dec. 12 Colgate Dec. 17 Michigan Jan. 9 Lehigh Jan. 23 Cornell Feb. 6 Maryland Feb. 13 Navy Feb. 20 Syracuse Feb. 27 Pittsburgh Mar. 5 Rutgers Mar. 11-12 E.I.W.A. Mar. 24-25 NCAA

31-0 33-0 19-12 19-11 22-8 21-7 25-8 24-7 14-14 20-9 T-1st 7th

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1960-1961 (6-4) Dec. 3 Army Dec. 10 West Virginia Dec. 16 Michigan Jan. 7 Lehigh Jan. 14 Cornell Feb. 4 Maryland Feb. 11 Navy Feb. 18 Syracuse Feb. 25 Pittsburgh Mar. 4 Rutgers Mar. 9-11 E.I.W.A. Mar. 23-25 NCAA

24-10 39-4 8-17 8-24 20-9 18-12 11-17 15-16 17-12 18-13 3rd 7th

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1962 (6-3-1) Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 27 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 Feb. 24 Mar. 3 Mar. 9-10

Navy West Virginia Lehigh Maryland Cornell Army V.P.I. Syracuse Pittsburgh Rutgers E.I.W.A. NCAA

17-12 27-3 12-15 16-11 22-8 6-21 27-2 15-15 14-15 20-9 4th Tied 16th

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1962-1963 (5-4) Dec. 8 Navy Dec. 15 Michigan Jan. 5 Lehigh Jan. 12 Maryland Jan. 19 Cornell Feb. 9 V.I.P Feb. 16 Syracuse Feb. 23 Pittsburgh Mar. 2 Rutgers EIWA NCAA

12-17 14-11 14-16 16-11 21-10 30-0 11-17 14-16 22-8 T-5th T-18th

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1963-1964 (6-3-1) Dec. 7 Michigan Jan. 4 Lehigh Jan. 11 Maryland Jan. 18 Cornell Feb. 1 Army Feb. 8 V.I.P. Feb. 15 Syracuse Feb. 22 Navy Feb. 29 Pittsburgh Mar. 7 Rutgers EIWA NCAA

11-16 6-25 12-12 20-10 21-10 28-0 20-9 18-9 11-19 23-6 4th 8th

L L T W W W W W L W

18-8 9-17 11-17 22-11 25-5 15-16 9-15 22-11 16-16 15-14 24-9 4th T-13th

W L L W W L L W T W W

Lehigh Cornell Army Temple Maryland Syracuse Navy Pittsburgh Rutgers EIWA NCAA

12-21 23-15 18-14 25-11 17-11 37-3 14-20 22-10 30-6 3rd T-23rd

L W W W W W L W W

Cornell Army Temple Maryland Syracuse Navy Pittsburgh Lehigh Rutgers EIWA NCAA

32-8 23-9 26-12 24-7 29-8 15-15 25-9 18-12 39-2 3rd 22nd

W W W W W T W W W

1967-1968 (7-3) Dec. 16 Oklahoma Jan. 13 Springfield Jan. 19 Cornell Jan. 27 Temple Feb. 3 Maryland Feb. 10 Syracuse Feb. 17 Navy Feb. 24 Pittsburgh Feb. 28 Lehigh Mar. 2 Rutgers EIWA NCAA

9-20 31-12 30-6 22-14 18-11 34-5 14-17 23-9 12-22 28-6 2nd 12th

L W W W W W L W L W

1968-1969 (5-2-2) Dec. 7 Army Jan. 11 Springfield Jan. 25 Temple Feb. 1 Maryland Feb. 7 Cornell Feb. 8 Syracuse Feb 15. Navy Feb. 22 Lehigh

16-16 17-22 20-14 18-11 29-7 27-12 14-18 22-12

T L W W W W L W

1964-1965 (6-4-1) Dec. 5 West Virginia Dec. 12 Michigan Jan. 9 Lehigh Jan. 16 Cornell Jan. 23 V.P.I. Jan. 30 Army Feb. 6 Maryland Feb. 13 Syracuse Feb. 20 Navy Feb. 27 Pittsburgh Mar. 6 Rutgers EIWA NCAA 1966 (7-2) Jan. 8 Jan.15 Jan. 21 Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Feb. 12 Feb. 19 Feb. 26 Mar. 5

1967 (8-0-1) Jan. 13 Jan. 21 Jan. 28 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 25 Mar. 1 Mar. 4

Mar. 1 Mar. 8

Pittsburgh Rutgers EIWA NCAA

Navy at Lehigh at Lock Haven Pittsburgh E.W.L. NCAA

19-20 L 17-24 L 43-3 W 31-7 W 1st 10th

Florida at Buffalo at Michigan Lock Haven Maryland West Chester Clarion at Navy Lehigh at Pittsburgh Montclair St. E.W.L. NCAA

22-14 30-9 16-32 26-17 23-12 34-9 27-7 23-13 18-17 42-5 41-7 1st 18th

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1977-1978 (13-2) Dec. 9 Buffalo Dec. 10 N. Carolina St. Dec. 13 Florida Dec. 14 Cal Poly Dec. 17 at Lock Haven Jan. 12 Oklahoma Jan. 17 at West Chester Jan. 18 at Maryland Jan. 26 at Clarion Jan. 28 at Bloomsburg Feb. 4 Navy Feb. 11 at Lehigh Feb. 18 Pittsburgh Feb. 18 Syracuse Feb. 22 at Wilkes Mar. 3-4 E.W.L. NCAA

32-4 21-12 23-22 24-11 32-9 20-19 28-12 35-9 15-24 19-14 23-14 12-26 28-11 22-19 30-6 1st 15th

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1978-1979 (2-11) Cal Poly Florida Temple at Cleveland St. Clarion Wilkes at Bloomsburg at N. Carolina at N. Carolina St. at Navy Lehigh Lock Haven at Pittsburgh E.W.L. NCAA

23-25 L 15-21 L 16-26 L 18-25 L 13-23 L 12-29 L 2-41 L 5-34 L 17-19 L 11-23 L 9-31 L 29-11 W 25-16 W 6th DNP

1979-80 (8-6) Dec. 8 Dec. 16 Dec. 18 Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 14 Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Feb. 2 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 19 F29-M1 Mar. 13-16

35-6 23-19 23-17 22-21 16-17 9-32 12-31 15-27 21-13 14-18 29-13 37-7 30-13 15-23 4th 45th

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1980-1981 (10-5-1) Dec. 4 Cal Poly Dec. 8 Michigan Dec. 12 at Cornell Dec. 13 at Syracuse Dec. 16 Tennessee Jan. 5 Missouri Jan. 7 Nebraska Jan. 14 Temple Jan. 17 Clarion Jan. 24 Lehigh Jan. 31 at Navy Feb. 1 at Maryland Feb. 3 Wilkes Feb. 7 at Cleveland St. Feb. 13 at. West Virgina Feb. 19 at Bloomsburg Feb. 21 Lock Haven Feb. 28 E.W.L. Mar. 12-14 NCAA

3-33 22-20 33-14 19-21 19-17 22-22 18-21 22-17 10-29 19-20 17-15 30-18 22-16 22-13 33-13 18-20 28-14 3rd 6th

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1981-1982 (12-3) Dec. 3 at Cornell Dec. 9 at Michigan Jan. 9 at Oklahoma State Jan. 10 at Oklahoma Jan. 16 at Clarion Jan. 23 at Lehigh Jan. 27 at Millersville

45-0 17-19 10-34 3-48 23-19 26-12 34-6

W L L L W W W

16-16 T 34-5 W 3rd T-20th

1969-70 (11-0) Army Springfield Kent State Temple Maryland Syracuse Navy Lehigh Cornell Pittsburgh Rutgers N.C.A.A.

20-17 32-0 22-11 25-11 24-16 30-6 18-16 18-15 33-3 17-16 34-7 T-19th

W W W W W W W W W W W

1970-1971 (10-0-1) Army Purdue Indiana Springfield Kent State Temple Maryland Syracuse Navy Lehigh Pittsburgh E.I.W.A. N.C.A.A.

25-13 24-11 23-13 32-6 30-11 25-9 26-6 35-5 17-17 26-9 30-5 1st T-4th

W W W W W W W W T W W

1971-1972 (12-0) Michigan Army Rutgers Purdue Springfield Kent State Temple Maryland Syracuse Navy Pittsburgh Lehigh E.I.W.A. #N.C.A.A.

23-12 28-2 38-0 21-10 39-3 48-0 36-5 27-8 44-0 23-12 28-9 26-10 2nd 8th

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1972-1973 (11-1) Kent State Michigan Rutgers Yale Springfield Syracuse Temple Maryland Army Pittsburgh Navy Lehigh E.I.W.A. NCAA

38-2 6-31 29-9 35-2 33-6 44-2 37-6 36-3 36-2 21-12 24-13 26-5 1st T-10th

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1973-1974 (10-0-1) Kent State Rutgers Yale Springfield Oklahoma Syracuse Maryland Army Navy Lehigh Pittsburgh E.I.W.A. NCAA

29-9 39-0 32-8 29-10 23-21 22-9 22-12 24-15 18-18 18-15 29-8 2nd 7th

W W W W W W W W T W W

1974-1975 (7-4-1) at Michigan St. at Michigan Indiana State at Springfield Kentucky West Chester North Carolina Maryland Army at Navy Lehigh at Pittsburgh NCAA

16-27 12-19 22-11 28-8 21-19 26-11 24-15 26-14 35-6 16-19 16-16 17-22 10th

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41-0 28-5 37-6 24-16 33-9 38-0 31-8 34-4

W W W W W W W W

1977 (10-1)

West Virginia *Temple Auburn Oklahoma at Michigan at Michigan State at Clarion at Lehigh Navy at Wilkes Cleveland State at Lock Haven Pittsburgh Bloomsburg E.W.L. NCAA

1976 (10-2) Buffalo Michigan Springfield at Clarion Bloomsburg at West Chester at Maryland at Army

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PENN STATE ALL-TIME RESULTS WRESTLING Jan. 30 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 18 Feb. 20

Navy Maryland at Wilkes Cleveland State Pittsburgh West Virginia Bloomsburg at Lock Haven EWL NCAA

1982-1983 (13-2-1) Dec. 2 Michigan Dec. 6 Iowa Dec. 18 at Syracuse Jan. 3 Missouri Jan. 7 Iowa State Jan. 15 Clarion Jan. 22 Lehigh Jan. 25 Millersville Jan. 29 at Navy Jan. 30 at Maryland Feb. 3 Wilkes Feb. 6 at Cleveland State Feb. 12 at Pittsburgh Feb. 13 at West Virginia Feb. 17 at Bloomsburg Feb. 19 Lock Haven EWL NCAA 1983-1984 (16-2) Dec. 7 at Michigan Dec. 17 Syracuse Dec. 31 at Northwestern Dec. 31 vs. Oklahoma* Jan. 4 at Iowa State Jan. 7 at Iowa Jan. 10 Wisconsin Jan. 14 at Clarion Jan 21 at Lehigh Jan. 24 at Millersville Jan. 27 Maryland Jan. 28 Navy Feb. 1 at WIlkes Feb. 4. Cleveland State Feb. 11 Pittsburgh Feb. 12 West Virginia Feb. 16 Bloomsburg Feb. 18 at Lock Haven EWL NCAA *at Northwestern 1984-1985 (10-6) Dec. 7 Iowa Dec. 12 at Syracuse Dec. 14 Iowa State Jan. 3 at Oklahoma Jan. 5 at Oklahoma State Jan. 8 at Wisconsin Jan. 12 Clarion Jan. 19 Lehigh Jan. 26 at Navy Jan 27 at Maryland Feb. 2 at Michigan Feb. 3 at Cleveland State Feb. 9 at Pittsburgh Feb. 10 at West Virginia Feb. 16 Lock Haven Feb. 22 at Bloomsburg EWL NCAA

24-18 37-3 24-19 31-6 41-6 34-6 27-12 33-5 1st 14th

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30-16 9-34 23-15 25-15 12-31 38-9 31-10 54-0 20-20 33-6 32-8 26-8 37-6 46-6 38-7 29-19 1st 7th

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24-16 24-15 44-6 9-27 21-19 19-26 20-16 24-22 23-16 42-8 27-12 28-13 24-22 22-21 29-10 34-9 41-6 25-10 1st 3rd

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9-31 25-20 14-24 21-23 9-33 6-28 26-13 30-18 29-12 27-14 13-20 32-6 35-9 24-20 24-10 27-19 1st 7th

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1985-1986 (14-2-1) Nov. 29 Oklahoma State 23-19 Dec. 5 Syracuse 34-12 Jan. 4 Minnesota* 21-17 Northern Iowa* 21-12 Iowa State* 8-29 Jan. 5 at Iowa 5-35 Jan. 8 Oklahoma 24-14 Jan. 14 at Clarion 21-21 Jan. 18 at Lehigh 27-15 Jan. 25 Navy 27-15 Jan. 26 Maryland 26-12 Feb. 2 Cleveland State 30-6 Feb. 8 Michigan 32-12 Feb. 8 Pittsburgh 34-5 Feb. 9 West Virginia 32-9 Feb. 15 at Lock Haven 33-2 Feb. 22 at Bloomsburg 24-16 EWL 1st NCAA 5th * Cyclone Classic at Iowa St. 1986-1987 (18-1-1) Dec. 3 Iowa Dec. 12 at Syracuse Jan. 5 at Oklahoma Jan 9-10 Minnesota* Northern Iowa* Bloomsburg* Oklahoma State* Jan. 13 Clarion

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27-15 28-12 30-8 23-14 28-12 21-15 18-18 31-11

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Jan 17 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 25 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 21 Feb. 27

Lehigh 35-11 at Navy 25-13 at Maryland 37-12 N. C. State# 35-8 at Michigan 36-6 at Cleveland State 30-8 Iowa State 19-15 at Oklahoma State 16-19 Pittsburgh** 32-17 at West Virginia 31-13 Lock Haven 21-13 Bloomsburg 35-5 EWL 1st NCAA 3rd *Virginia Duals # at Maryland ** at Peters Township H.S.

1987-1988 (14-5-2) Dec. 1 Virginia* Dec. 1 Edinboro* Jan. 5 Oklahoma Jan. 8-9 Brigham Young# Oklahoma# North Carolina# N.C. State# Wisconsin# Jan. 16 Lehigh Jan. 23 Navy Jan. 24 N. C. State Maryland Jan. 31 Cleveland State Feb. 6 Iowa Feb. 7 Iowa State Feb. 12 Clarion Feb. 14 West Virginia Pittsburgh Feb. 19 Oklahoma State Feb. 20 Lock Haven Feb. 26 Bloomsburg EWL NCAA *Penn State Duals #Virginia Duals 1988-1989 (20-2-1) Dec. 2 Iowa Dec. 3 Syracuse* Virginia* Clarion* Dec. 10 Edinboro Lehigh Jan. 6-7 Army# Minnesota# Arizona State# N.C. State# Michigan# Jan. 15 Cleveland State Jan. 21 Navy Jan. 22 N. C. State + Maryland + Jan. 28 Oklahoma Jan. 29 Oklahoma State Feb. 4 Iowa State Feb. 8 Clarion Feb. 11 Pittsburgh Feb. 12 West Virginia Feb. 18 Lock Haven Feb. 24 Bloomsburg EWL NCAA *Penn State Duals +at Maryland # Virginia Duals 1989-1990 (15-8) Nov. 24 Oklahoma State Dec. 3 Syracuse* William and Mary* Clarion* Dec. 10 Edinboro Jan. 9 Oklahoma Jan. 12-13 North Carolina# Arizona State# N. C State# Oklahoma# Iowa# Nebraska# Jan. 20 Navy Jan. 21 N. C. State Jan. 21 Maryland Jan. 28 Cleveland State Feb. 3 Iowa Feb. 4 Iowa State Feb. 11 Pittsburgh Feb. 11 West Virginia Feb. 16 Lock Haven Feb. 17 Lehigh Feb. 23 Bloomsburg Feb. 25 Clarion EWL NCAA *Penn State Duals #Virginia Duals

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39-0 19-14 20-20 35-3 15-24 23-16 17-20 11-20 25-16 21-17 17-21 22-14 32-11 19-18 13-19 29-8 24-16 28-16 21-20 21-18 18-18 1st 5th

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18-16 24-11 37-6 32-9 25-19 22-13 30-5 27-11 19-19 25-10 22-11 22-13 30-8 39-2 31-6 15-22 16-18 25-10 27-14 25-18 24-9 20-19 30-8 1st 10th

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11-26 41-5 29-11 23-18 22-16 Cancelled 29-10 12-25 30-10 26-17 5-22 9-27 28-9 26-8 31-5 34-3 3-33 12-21 31-11 13-20 27-9 30-9 14-23 22-15 1st 6th

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1990-1991 (17-6-1 ) Nov. 30 Iowa Dec. 1 William & Mary* Army* Clarion* Dec. 9 Edinboro Jan. 5 at Cleveland State Jan. 8 Oklahoma Jan. 11 Northwestern# Arizona State# Jan. 12 Iowa# Oklahoma State# Jan. 19 at Navy Jan. 20 N. C. State+ at Maryland+ Jan. 26 at Oklahoma State Jan. 27 at Oklahoma Jan. 27 Arizona State @ Feb. 2 Iowa State Feb. 9 at Pittsburgh Feb. 10 at West Virginia Feb. 15 Lock Haven Feb. 16 Lehigh Feb. 19 Clarion Feb. 22 Bloomsburg EWL NCAA *Penn State Duals #Virginia Duals +at Maryland @ at Norman, Okla. 1991-1992 (18-4-1) Nov. 30 Army* North Carolina* N. C. State* Dec. 7 at Cleveland State at Clarion Jan. 4 at Edinboro Jan. 5 at Ohio State Jan. 7 Oklahoma Jan. 18 Navy Maryland Jan. 26 West Virginia Pittsburgh Jan. 31 at Iowa State Feb. 1 at Iowa Feb. 8 Minnesota# at Michigan# Feb. 9 Iowa State# Wisconsin# Ohio State# Feb. 14 at Lock Haven Feb. 16 at Lehigh Feb. 21 at Bloomsburg Feb. 23 Oklahoma State EWL NCAA *Penn State Duals # National Team Champ.

Jan. 15 32-6 31-8 18-12 30-12 24-13 37-7 23-17 43-3 25-11 19-19 21-18 25-12 25-11 33-7 13-21 25-13 20-21 11-26 22-21 17-23 19-17 27-10 25-14 15-18 1st 3rd

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25-15 26-14 23-23 38-5 22-12 32-13 24-17 36-3 34-3 45-0 28-12 26-13 24-15 11-30 38-0 18-17 14-20 23-14 20-23 22-15 33-6 34-7 16-17 1st 3rd

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ENTERED BIG TEN CONFERENCE 1992-1993 (22-0-1) Nov. 14 at Navy 22-9 Dec. 4 Iowa 18-18 Dec. 6 Purdue* 26-13 Cornell* 28-11 Army* 21-18 Jan. 3 Ohio State 30-6 Jan. 4 Wisconsin 27-10 Jan. 16 at Michigan State 31-9 at Michigan 25-9 Jan. 23 Missouri@ 33-12 Ohio State@ 17-16 Arizona State@ 20-15 Jan. 24 Nebraska@ 20-13 Jan. 30 at Oklahoma State 38-7 Jan. 31 at Oklahoma 30-9 Oregon# 35-12 Feb. 6 Iowa State 23-12 Feb. 10 Bloomsburg 39-0 Feb. 13 Lock Haven 31-6 Lehigh 39-0 Feb. 20 at West Virginia 25-16 Pittsburgh** 27-6 Feb. 21 at Clarion 27-16 Big Tens 2nd NCAA 2nd *Penn State Duals @ National Team Champ. #at Norman, Okla. **at Connelsville, Pa. 1993-1994 (15-6) Nov. 14 Navy Nov. 26 Oklahoma State Jan. 2 N. C. State Jan. 7 at Iowa Jan. 8 at Wisconsin

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15-17 L 15-23 L 34-10 W 15-29 L 18-10 W

Jan. 22 Jan. 23 Jan. 30 Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 20

Michigan State Michigan C. Oklahoma* Oregon State * Iowa* Nebraska* North Carolina* Purdue# at Ohio State North Carolina@ at Lehigh at Lock Haven Oklahoma Minnesota West Virginia Pittsburgh Big Tens NCAA * National Team Champ. # at OhioState @ at Hersheypark Arena

31-12 29-15 30-12 20-16 15-24 24-14 23-16 30-13 12-22 19-18 22-19 19-18 31-15 19-17 16-22 25-12 3rd 3rd

1994-1995 (5-12) Dec. 2 Iowa 6-33 Dec. 9 Wisconsin# 19-12 Jan. 14 Ohio State 17-15 Jan. 15 at Michigan State 13-21 at Michigan 15-17 Jan. 21 Wartburg* 26-6 Nebraska* 16-21 C. Oklahoma* 26-12 Pittsburgh* 23-10 Jan. 22 Michigan State* 12-24 Iowa State * 15-22 Feb. 3 at Oklahoma 17-19 Feb. 4 at Oklahoma State 12-26 Feb. 9 Lock Haven 14-20 Feb. 11 Lehigh 14-17 Feb. 18 at West Virginia 14-18 Feb. 18 at Pittsburgh## 11-21 Big Tens 6th NCAA 5th #at Pottsville *National Team Champ. ##at Chartiers Valley HS 1995-1996 (11-8-1) Dec. 1 Cornell 27-12 Dec. 8 at Purdue 23-14 Dec. 9 at Northwestern 14-19 Jan. 4 Michigan 22-14 Jan. 8 Oklahoma 28-11 Jan. 13 Michigan State 23-14 Jan. 20+21 North Carolina* 26-12 Iowa State* 19-19 Nebraska* 10-25 Michigan State* 15-16 Iowa State* 19-13 Feb. 3 at Iowa 6-28 Feb. 4 at Iowa State 12-19 Feb. 10 at Ohio State 11-20 Feb. 16 Oklahoma State 7-26 Feb. 17 Pittsburgh 16-15 Feb. 17 at Lock Haven 9-22 Feb. 24 Clarion 23-19 Feb. 24 West Virginia 20-16 Feb. 25 at Lehigh 37-6 Big Tens 2nd NCAA 4th * National Team Champ. 1996-1997 (16-4) Dec. 6 Iowa (BJC) 15-22 Dec. 15 at Hofstra 46-3 Jan. 3 at Fresno State 19-13 Jan. 4 at Cal State Bkrsfld 21-12 Jan. 12 at Michigan State 19-18 at Michigan 23-13 Jan. 18-19 Oklahoma* 30-9 Minnesota* 10-21 Pennsylvania* 28-6 Nebraska* 22-10 Iowa State* 30-6 Minnesota* 15-19 Jan. 31 Pittsburgh 28-9 Feb. 1 Indiana 37-6 Feb. 8 at Wisconsin 31-10 Feb. 9 at Minnesota 7-28 Feb. 14 Ohio State 25-16 Feb. 15 at Clarion 31-11 Feb. 21 Lock Haven 20-16 Feb. 22 Lehigh 24-10 Big Tens 4th NCAA 10th * National Team Champ. 1997-1998 (18-3) Nov. 19 Edinboro Nov. 22 Black & Decker Duals vs. Brown vs. Hofstra vs. Cornell Dec.13 Wisconsin Jan. 2 at Northern Iowa Jan. 3 at Iowa

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Michigan Michigan State vs Pittsburgh* vs Iowa State* vs Iowa* vs W. Virginia* vs Michigan St.* at West Virginia Minnesota (BJC) Clarion at Ohio State at Pittsburgh at Lehigh at Lock Haven Big Tens# NCAA * National Team Champ. # at Penn State

1998-1999 (12-5) Dec. 5 Nebraska (BJC) Dec. 11 at Clarion Dec. 12 at Edinboro Jan. 5 Pittsburgh Lehigh Jan. 16-17 Arizona State* Northwestern* Oklahoma* Jan. 23 Ohio State Jan. 24 Iowa Jan. 31 Purdue Feb. 6 Indiana Lock Haven Feb. 12 at Illinois Feb. 14 at Northwestern Feb. 19 at Michigan Feb. 21 at Michigan State Big Tens NCAA# * National Team Champ. # at Penn State

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#5 MICHIGAN at #2 Iowa at #3 Ohio State #20 Michigan St. at #15 Lock Haven #14 Purdue (BJC) Big Tens NCAA * at Virginia Duals

2002-2003 (11-8) Dec. 15 EDINBORO Jan. 5 #8 LEHIGH Jan. 10-11 vs. CS Bakersfield* vs. Rider* vs. #11 Lehigh* vs. #18 Hofstra* vs. #4 Illinois* Jan. 17 at Navy Jan. 19 at Pennsylvania at Drexel Jan. 24 at Indiana Jan. 26 at #22 Purdue Jan. 31 #3 MINNESOTA Feb. 2 #20 WISCONSIN Feb. 6 #4 OHIO STATE Feb. 9 #2 IOWA Feb. 15 at #8 Michigan Feb. 16 at #10 Michigan St. Feb. 19 LOCK HAVEN Big Tens NCAA * at Virginia Duals

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24-12 24-13 43-3 38-3 22-12 29-16 19-12 32-3 22-14 28-6 37-4 21-15 19-15 27-9 18-18 (A) 26-10 25-17 19-18 41-3 3rd 6th

2003-2004 (14-5) Dec. 13 NAVY Jan. 6 at #3 Lehigh Jan. 9 at Pittsburgh Jan. 10 at #12 West Virginia Jan. 17-18 #19 Northern Iowa #20 Pennsylvania #5 Missouri #13 Oklahoma #8 Michigan Jan. 23 #3 ILLINOIS Jan. 25 at #22 Ohio State Jan. 30 at #10 Iowa Feb. 1 at #13 Wisconsin Feb. 6 NORTHWESTERN Feb. 8 #5 MICHIGAN Feb. 8 at Lock Haven Feb. 13 Michigan State Feb. 15 #16 PENN Feb. 20 at #9 Minnesota Big Tens NCAA * NWCA National Duals

41-3 19-15 28-15 24-13 31-9 25-15 23-16 20-14 21-17 26-13 20-14 23-11 24-15 42-3 21-19 26-11 29-6 21-15 28-12 5th 12th

2004-2005 (10-10) Nov. 14 *CLARION 41-3 *#2 LEHIGH 24-15 Dec. 9 at #19 Edinboro 33-8 Jan. 7 #6 LEHIGH 20-16 Jan. 9 #12 WEST VIRGINIA 34-12 #25 PITTSBURGH 26-19 Jan. 14 at #4 Michigan 31-9 Jan. 15 at Michigan State 19-12 Jan. 22-23 +vs. #10 Oklahoma 27-13 +vs. #22 West Virginia 24-14 +vs. #11 Cornell 21-15 +vs. #12 Cent. Michigan 25-15 +vs. #4 Michigan 29-14 Jan. 28 #17 INDIANA 21-12 Jan. 30 PURDUE 32-7 Feb. 4 #10 IOWA 23-16 Feb. 8 LOCK HAVEN 34-13 Feb. 11 at #3 Illinois 26-6 Feb. 12 at #17 Northwestern 24-13 Feb. 18 OHIO STATE (BJC) 21-17 Big Tens 7th NCAA 23rd *PA Dual Championships, State College, Pa. +NWCA National Duals 2005-06 (13-4) Nov. 13 *PITT-JOHNSTOWN *YORK (Pa.) *#8 LEHIGH Nov. 20 #15 WISCONSIN Nov. 26 #3 MICHIGAN Dec. 9 at #23 Navy Dec. 10 at #25 Penn Jan. 6 at #11 Lehigh Jan. 8 #10 CORNELL Jan. 11 at Lock Haven Jan. 27 #18 MICHIGAN ST. Jan. 29 #1 MINNESOTA Feb. 3 at #7 Iowa Feb. 5 at #8 Iowa State Feb. 10 at #16 Indiana Feb. 17 at Ohio State Feb. 19 +vs. Purdue Big Tens NCAA

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*PA Dual Championships, State College, Pa. +Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis 2006-2007 (14-5) Nov. 19 *vs. Clarion 47-0 *vs. Pitt-Johnstown 29-6 *vs. #13 Edinboro 27-9 Dec. 8 LEHIGH 23-12 Dec. 10 at Hofstra 10-24 Dec. 15 LOCK HAVEN 20-15 Jan. 7 at #13 Cornell 18-12 Jan. 12 +vs. N. Dakota State 39-3 +vs. Bloomsburg 22-9 Jan. 13 +vs. Rider 41-0 +vs. #13 Edinboro 17-19 Jan. 19 at #17 Wisconsin 16-17 Jan. 21 at #1 Minnesota 12-31 Jan. 26 OHIO STATE 26-12 Jan. 28 #11 ILLINOIS 16-18 Feb. 2 #10 NORTHWESTERN 25-8 Feb. 4 #6 IOWA 24-13 Feb. 16 at #23 Michigan 21-16 Feb. 18 at #22 Michigan State 27-12 Big Tens 4th NCAA 11th * PA Dual Championships, Lock Haven, Pa. + Virginia Duals 2007-2008 (14-5) Nov. 11 MARYLAND Nov. 17 HOFSTRA Dec. 7 at Lehigh Dec. 9 at #3 Oklahoma State Jan. 4 #17 CORNELL Jan. 11-12 +vs. #16 Chattanooga +vs. #10 Nebraska +vs. #19 Cornell +vs. #4 Iowa State Jan. 13 +vs. #11 Ohio State Jan. 20 at #1 Iowa Jan. 25 at #7 Ohio State Jan. 27 #17 INDIANA Feb. 1 at #10 Northwestern Feb. 3 at #15 Illinois Feb. 8 #6 MICHIGAN Feb. 15 MICHIGAN STATE Feb. 17 PURDUE Feb. 23 at Lock Haven Big Tens NCAA + NWCA National Duals

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2008-2009 (8-12-2) Nov. 16 HOFSTRA 15-18 Nov. 21 at #4 Cornell$ 10-24 Nov. 23 vs. #24 Virginia$ 19-15 vs. Binghamton$ 36-8 vs. #15 Edinboro$ 24-16 Dec. 14 WEST VIRGINIA 27-10 Jan. 4 #9 LEHIGH 16-17 LOCK HAVEN 36-3 Jan. 10-11 vs. #5 Missouri* 20-19 vs. #4 Nebraska* 16-20 vs. #17 Michigan* 21-18 vs. #11 Minnesota* 18-21 vs. #16 Boise State* 15-22 Jan. 23 at #21 Indiana 19-19 Jan. 24 at #25 Purdue 17-17 Jan. 30 #10 MINNESOTA 18-20 Feb. 1 #17 WISCONSIN 13-28 Feb. 6 #6 OHIO STATE 7-33 Feb. 8 #1 IOWA 6-31 Feb. 13 at Michigan State 28-12 Feb. 14 at #17 Michigan 6-31 Feb. 20 #25 PENN 13-20 Big Tens+ 7th NCAA 17th $ Sprawl and Brawl Duals, Binghamton, N.Y. * NWCA National Duals + at Penn State 2009-2010 (13-6-1) Nov. 13 at #17 Lehigh Nov. 15 BLOOMSBURG Nov. 22 vs. Rutgers$ vs. Harvard$ vs. #15 Edinboro$ Dec. 11 at West Virginia Dec. 12 at #24 Pittsburgh Jan. 3 at Lock Haven Jan. 8 vs. Virginia Tech* Jan. 8 vs. #13 Kent State* Jan. 9 vs. #4 Oklahoma State* Jan. 9 vs. #10 Oklahoma* Jan. 22 #19 ILLINOIS Jan. 24 at #3 Ohio State Jan. 29 at #1 Iowa Jan. 31 at #12 Wisconsin Feb. 5 NORTHWESTERN Feb. 7 MICHIGAN Feb. 12 MICHIGAN STATE Feb. 19 at #5 Minnesota

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2011-12 (13-1) Nov. 13 BLOOMSBURG Nov. 20 #4 MINNESOTA Dec. 9 at #10 Lehigh Dec. 11 WEST VIRGINIA Dec. 18 at Lock Haven Jan. 1-2 Southern Scuffle Jan. 8 at Michigan State Jan. 13 at #17 Northwestern Jan. 15 at Wisconsin Jan. 22 #2 IOWA Jan. 29 #5 OHIO STATE Feb. 3 at #7 Nebraska Feb. 5 #12 MICHIGAN Feb. 11 at Utah Valley Feb. 19 #9 PITTSBURGH Big Tens NCAA

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2012-13 (13-1) Nov. 16 #24 LEHIGH Nov. 18 at West Virginia Dec. 9 INDIANA Dec. 15 LOCK HAVEN Jan. 13 MICHIGAN STATE Jan. 18 #24 WISCONSIN Jan. 20 at Purdue Jan. 27 #12 NEBRASKA Feb. 1 at #3 Iowa Feb. 3 at #8 Illinois Feb. 8 at #15 Pittsburgh Feb. 10 at #6 Ohio State Feb. 17 RIDER Feb. 24 at Rutgers Big Tens NCAA

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PENN STATE ALL-TIME LETTERMEN WRESTLING A Abbott, James, 1990 Abe, Sanshiro, 1993-94, 95-96 Abraham, Robert, 1967, 68, 69 Abrams, Harvey, 1970, 71 Ace, R.B., 1926, 27 Adams, David H., 1955, 56, 57 Alexander, R.G., 1940, 41, 42 Alton, Andrew, 2011, 13 Alton, Dylan, 2012, 13 Anderson, W.A., 1934 Andrews, Nathan, 2009 Anspach, Aaron, 2006, 07 Arbuckle, Donald, 1948, 49 Auch, Frederick G., 1950 Axford, Herbert H., 1951 B Babcock, L.F., 1919 Bachman, D.G., 1937, 38, 39 Baily, K.G., 1922 Baker, Larry, 1974 Baldwin, Dale, 1972 Balent, Tom, 1963 Balmart, Bruce, 1968, 69, 70 Balum, Dana, 1969, 70, 71 Barker Jr., R. William, 1951 Barley, Tom, 1990 Barone, Henry A., 1958, 59, 60 Barone, John A,, 1961-62 Barr, Homer, 1949, 50, 51 Bass, Steve, 1980 Bastardi, Joseph M., 1978 Bauer, Spencer, 1971, 73 Baum, Dan M., 1978 Beatty, Charles, 1963 Beck, Michael, 1963 Becker, David A., 1975, 76, 77, 78 Becks, Mark, 2000, 01, 02, 03 Beitz, Seth, 2012, 13 BeLow, Jeffrey A., 1977 Benson, Brad, 1975 Benton, Shad, 1997 Bertrand, William F., 1975, 77 Betz, Jason, 1996, 97, 98, 2000 Bevilacqua, Chris, 1983, 84, 85, 86 Bevilacqua, Michael, 1989, 90 Billman, Jamarr, 1998 Bingaman, Andrew P., 1979, 80, 81 Black, J., 1919, 20 Black, W.R., 1924, 25 Bobulinski, Anthony, 1993, 94, 95 Bohm, John D., 1947 Bohn, J.L., 1924(SA) Bollinger, A.P., 1943 Bollinger, Marty, 1985 Bollinger, Micah, 2009 122

Bomberger, Phil, 2006, 07, 08, 09 Bortz, E.F., 1938, 39, 40 Bost, Mark, 1999, 2002 Bove, John, 1991 Brace, Mark, 1996 Bradley, Eric, 2004, 05, 06 Brand, J.W., 1941 Breniser, C.S., 1916 Brennan, M., 1994 Brennan, Terence, 1993 Brennan, Todd, 2002 Brenneman, Dan, 1972, 73, 74 Bretz, Neil, 2006 Brodhead, Geoffrey A., 1977, 78, 79, 80 Brooks, R.O., 1936 Brooks, Richard, 2004 Brown, A.E., 1915, 16 Brown, E., 1910 Brown, I.W., 1918, 19, 20 Brown, J.R., 2009 Brown, Matt, 2012, 13 Brugel, Eric, 1982, 83, 84, 86 Brundage, G.L., 1910 Brupbacher, F.A., 1922(SA) Buchman, Frank, 1990 Buck, Karl, 1930 Burdan, J.W., 1922, 23, 24 Burns Jr., Thomas M., 1959 Burns, Paul M., 1945 Bury, Richard, 1984 Bury, Robert W., 1979, 80, 81, 83 Butler, C., 1970 Butville, Andrew, 1999, 2001 Byers, Hal K., 1954-1957 Byers, W.L., 1932 C Cabanas, Arturo, 1998 Calabretta, Brett, 1998, 99 Calbretta, Matt, 1999 Callender, H.C., 1912 Calvin, J.H., 1936, 37 Camp, Louis A., 1957 Campbell, R.P., 1929, 30 Campbell, Richard, 1962 Cantalupi, Brian, 2006, 07 Carey, L.A., 1923, 24, 25 Carnell, Samuel A., 1956 Caschera, Eric, 2010, 11 Cassel, R. Douglas, 1953 Celestin, Jean, 1999 Chamberlain, Harold I., 1953 Chambers, Wallace I., 1946, 47, 48 Chenoweth, I.E., 1928 Chertow, Kenneth, 1985, 87, 88, 89 Chidester, John J., 1979, 80 Childs, Eric, 1982, 83, 84

Church, Andrew, 2011, 12, 13 Civitts, J.P., 1934, 35 Clark, Walter, 1966, 67, 68 Closser, Ernest R., 1947, 48 Cole, C.H., 1932, 33, 34 Conaway, Jordan, 2013 Confer, Dale E., 1960 Conrad, W.S., 1943 Corl, Dennis L., 1977 Corman, William, 1948, 49 Cornman, Donn B., 1978, 79, 80 Cowburn, Dirk, 2012 Cowell, L.W., 1930 Cox, Phillip D., 1961 Crabtree, A.B., 1942, 43 Craighead, F.C., 1938, 39 Craighead, J.J., 1939 Cramer, Clayton, B., 1933(SA) Cramer, W.J., 1933, 34, 35 Cramp, Joseph A., 1959 Cramp, William G., 1955 Cranmer, C.B., 1929 Crawley, J. Daniel Jr., 1978 Crease, Robert, 1945 Creighton, John, 1935 Cressman, N.R., 1936 Crisman, R.B., 1942 Crockett, G.K., 1914 Crowell, David, 2011 Crowther, James, 1969, 70, 71 Cummins, A.J., 2006 Cummins, Pat, 2002, 03, 04 Cummins, Ryan, 2002, 03 Czarnecki, S.J., 1916, 17, 18 D Dailey, Dylan, 2013 Danks, Gordon S., 1958, 59, 60 Darling, Tim, 2009 Davenport, C.C., 1931 Davidson, J.A., 1924(ML) Davis, D.W., 1935 Davis, Grant, 1945 Davis, Phil, 2005, 06, 07, 08 DeAugustino, Michael, 1977,78,80 DeAugustino, Scott L., 1978 Decker, Jack, 2005, 2009 DeJulius, Anthony P., 1956 Dernlan, Jeff, 1988, 89 DeStefanis, Carl, 1981, 82, 83, 84 Detar, D.D., 1918, 20, 21(SA) DeWalt, Richard T., 1965, 66 Diehl, S.H., 1910, 11 Dipner, Charles, 1944 DiRito, E.G., 1933, 34, 35 Dixon, Grant H., 1946, 47, 49 Doddo, Jeff, 1981

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ALL-TIME LETTERMEN Dodds, Matt, 2009 Doherty, Mike, 1981 Dreibelbis, Jack H., 1949, 50, 51 Driscoll, DeWitt, 2003, 04, 05, 06 Dubin, Chad, 1990, 91 Dunne, Matthew S., 1965 Dvorozniak, George, 1953, 54 E Eagen, Mike, 2008 Earl, James R., 1975, 77, 79 Edwards, George, 1962, 63, 64 Edwards, Joel, 2004, 05, 06 Edwards, Thomas, 1969 Eisenman, Austin, 1934 Eisenman, C.L., 1928, 29 Eisenman, R.S, 1937 Elinsky, Greg,1984, 85, 86, 87 Elliot, G.W. Jr., 1939, 40 Ellis, Jeff, 1988, 89, 90 Ellstrom, R.E., 1932, 33, 34 Ellwood, T.E., 1923, 24 (ML) Emmanuel, James, 1967 Emory, F.N., 1923 Engle, L.F., 1911 English, James, 2010, 11, 12, 13 Erb, H.G., 1928 Erber, Stephen, 1962, 64, 65 Eremus, Joseph L., 1964, 65, 66 Erwin, David, 2006, 08, 10 Eschbach, R.H., 1938 Evans, B.D., 1922, 23 Evans, John, 1991 Everett, Shane, 2009 F Faloon, David C., 1946 Farina, Joe, 2007 Faris, Robert G., 1960 Farley, G.S., 1920 Fasnacht, Allen, 1949 Finkbeiner, Sean, 1985, 87, 88, 89 Fischer, Nick, 2010, 11, 12, 13 Fishburn, Shawn, 1995 Fisher, Allen, 1974, 75 Fisher, S.J., 1930 Fitz, Vince, 1966, 67, 68 Fitzgerald, John, 1987 Fletcher, P.W., 1933(SA) Flynn, Timothy, 1985, 86, 87 Fornicola, Larry M., 1954, 55 Fox, M.J., 1935 France, Fred, 1946 Frantz, Clyde, 1969, 70, 71 Frantz, Raymond A., 1977, 78 Frascella, James, 2013

Freas, Craig, 1967, 69 Frey, Donald E., 1951, 52, 53 Frey, Douglas E., 1952, 53, 54 Frey, Harold, 1945 Frey, Luke, 2013 Friend, Mark, 2006, 07, 08, 09 Fritchman, H.D., 1926 Fritz, Bernard J., 1977, 78, 80, 81 Fritz, John, 1972, 73, 74, 75 Fulkman, J.A., 1912, 13 Funk, Robert, 1967, 68, 69 G Galloway, Nathan, 2003, 05, 06 Garber, J.B., 1919, 1921 Garrison, S.S., 1926, 27 Gates, M.J., 1939 Gaul, Matt, 1996 Gensler, R.F., 1938, 39, 40 Getty, Charlie, 1973, 74 Giaimo, Tony, 1976 Gill, Mike, 1963 Gillner, B.C., 1931 Gilmore, Bruce J., 1957 Gingrich, Jon, 2012, 13 Gleason, F.A., 1939, 40, 41 Gold, Alan, 1971 Gold, Gerald, 1969 Good, Joe, 1989 Graff, Jamie, 1999 Granville, R.H., 1910, 11 Gray, Daniel, 1958 Gray, George R., 1957, 58, 59 Gray, Richard A., 1946 Gray, Robert, E., 1933(ML) Greene, Jack, 1945 Griffin, Tony, 1994 Grimes, P., 1919 Guccione, Guy W., 1958, 59, 60 Guss, Don, 1970, 71 H Haas, Tim, 2005, 06, 08, 09 Hadge, Joe, 1986, 87 Haile, Andrew, 2009 Haladay, Greg, 1987, 89, 90 Hall, Charles, 1944, 45 Haney, Robert, 1962, 63 Hanrahan, John M., 1979,80,81,82 Harbold, Dean R., 1950, 51 Hardy, Matthew, 1993, 95, 96 Harkins, J.L., 1930 Harr, Bob, 1982, 83, 84 Harr, Christian, 2010 Harrington, Patrick, 1944, 47 Harry, S.C., 1942, 43, 46

Hart, Jeremy, 2004 Hart, Dave, 1991, 92, 93 Harzfield, Thomas, 1969, 71, 72 Heckard, David, 2001 Heimbach, Ryan, 1993 Heimer, Jeff, 1976 Heller, Bryan, 2005, 06, 07 Henry, J.C., 1942 Hepburn, Ben, 1983 Herlihy, Brendan, 2010 Hess, C.L., 1940, 41, 42 Hetrick, Robert, 1948, 49 Higgins, R.A., 1917 High, John, 1969, 70 Hill, H.T., 1914 Hollobaugh, S.S., 1927, 28 Holmes, John , 1948 Holmes, R.S.B., 1934 Holtackers, Lawrence, 1968 Homan, Robert A., 1952, 53, 54, 55 Horst, P.I., 1918 Horst, Peter, 1989 Horvath, J.C., 1934, 35 Hostetter, Thomas, 1966, 68 Houck, E.E., 1937 Houk, Brad, 1983 Hubler, H.A., 1928, 29, 30 Hughes, John, 1992, 94, 95, 96 Hughes, Russ, 1993, 94, 96 Humphreys, Joseph B., 1954,55,56 Hunsicker, J.D., 1941 Hunter, G.B., 1924(ML) Hunter, Jeremy, 1997, 98, 99, 2000 I Illingworth, Lynn L., 1952 Inserra, Jack, 1983 Irvin Jr., Cecil J., 1950 J Jackson. C.S., 1932 Jaffurs, John, 1944 Janus, Mark, 1998, 99, 2000 Jarden, G.W., 1938 Jayne, Eddie, 1995, 98 Jenkins, Bubba, 2007, 08, 09 Johnson, Daniel P., 1979 Johnson, J.K., 1918 Johnson, Jan, 1986 Johnson, Joel, 1980, 81, 82, 83 Johnston, Daniel M., 1958, 59, 61 Johnston, H.K., 1933, 34, 35 Johnston, J.H., 1930 Johnston, John K., 1956, 57, 58 Johnston, R.M., 1935 Johnston, Ross V., 1946

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PENN STATE ALL-TIME LETTERMEN WRESTLING Jones, Bob, 2001 Jones, T.A., 1913 Jones, W.B., 1922(SA) Joyner, Dave, 1970, 71, 72 K Kaiser, F.W., 1926, 27 Kaiser, Karl C., 1930 Kallen, Jon, 1994 Kaschak, Gary, 1982, 84, 85, 86 Kearney, Walter, 1962 Keefe, Richard, 1969, 70 Kelly, Cameron, 2012, 13 Kemerer, Jake, 2011 Kepler, Richard I., 1975, 77 Kerns, J.M.L., 1941, 42 Khuns, Larry, 1966 Kinder, Ted, 1973 King, C.S., 1938, 39, 40 Kirk, W.L., 1915 Kirsch, S.J., 1924(SA) Klauberg, Bill, 1976 Kline, Matthew, 1966, 67, 68 Klingensmith, J.M., 1916 Knight, C.C., 1912 Knoebel, J.B., 1934 Knupp, Jeff, 1999, 2000, 01 Koberlein, Fred, 1991 Kolat, Cary, 1993, 94 Kolhepp, Dan, 1967 Koll, Chris, 1972, 73 Koser, Glenn, 1985, 86, 87 Kraft, Mike, 1991, 92, 94 Kraus, Wayne, 1976 Krebs, T. William, 1954 Kreizman, Louis, 1933, 34 Krufka, Joseph J., 1954, 55, 56 Kruk, Jason, 1999-2000 Krupa, J.H., 1936, 37 Kuhlman, Gary F., 1978 L Laboranti, John, 2008, 2009 Lamb, L.L., 1912, 13, 14 Lange, John, 1995, 96, 97, 98 Lanster, Robert M., 1977 Lapham, Jason, 2006, 07 Lawson, Jimmy, 2013 Lawyer, Clarence, 1933(ML) Lehman, R.S., 1923, 25 Lemyre, Joseph C., 1951, 52, 53 Lemyre, Richard J., 1952, 53, 54 Lench, Ronald G., 1954 Lesh, F.T., 1910, 11, 12 Leykikh, Alex, 1999 Liggett, W.S., 1925, 26, 27, 28 Light, J.H., 1935, 36, 37 124

Lindzey, G.E., 1943 Lloyd, Dave, 1976 Locke, M.J. Jr., 1919 Long, Andrew, 2011 Long, Earl J., 1947, 48 Long, H.M., 1914, 15, 16 Long, I.M., 1927 Long, J.H., 1926, 27 Long, Jon, 2000 Long, M.M., 1917, 18 Long, Mark, 1970, 72 Long, P.M., 1930 Longcor, Scott, 1980, 81 Lorenzo, C.F., 1931, 32, 33 Lorenzo, Michael, 2008, 10 Lorenzo, Rich, 1966, 67, 68 Lowrie, Robert, 1944 Lubert, Ira, 1970, 72, 73 Lutkefedder, Norman, 1960 Lutz, Rex, 2013 Lynch, Adam, 2009, 10, 11 Lynch, Scott, 1982, 83, 84 M Macasevich, Tom, 1982 Maher, John F., 1958 Maize, R.S., 1930, 31, 32 Manning, H.W., 1925(SA) Manotti, John, 1981, 82, 84, 85 Mariano, Adam, 1990, 92 Marino, Bill, 1982, 83 Markle, Raymond E., 1952 Markle, Robert, 1949 Markle, Samuel E., 1957 Martellotti, Frank, 2011, 12 Martin, James, 1986, 87, 88, 89 Masters, A.H. Jr., 1932 Matter, Andy, 1970, 71, 72 Mattern, H.K., 1943 Maurer, Keith, 1987 Maurey, Donald L., 1950, 51, 52 Maurey, Gerald L., 1952, 53, 54 Maurey Jr., James E., 1948, 49, 50 Mayo, Dan, 1984, 86, 87, 88 McCool, G.W., 1921 McCoy, Kerry, 1993, 94, 95, 97 McCrory, R.J. Jr., 1942 McDonald, Ken, 1976 McIlvaine, Aubrey L., 1944 McIntosh, Morgan, 2012 McKeby, Donald J., 1947 McKee, William R., 1944 McKeeby, Donald J., 1946 McKenna, Don, 1964, 65 McKnight, Mark, 2007, 08 McMahon, J.S., 1921 McNeal, Leonard J., 1955

Medina, Bob, 1972, 73, 74 Megaludis, Nico, 2012, 13 Meloy, Rob, 1988, 89 Menhardt, Herb, 1976 Metzger, P.D., 1931 Mielnik, Pete, 2001, 02 Mills, R.D., 1917, 19, 20 Miltonberger, Donald, 1945 Minnich, Troy, 1992, 93, 94 Minor, Samuel F., 1958, 59, 60 Mohney, James, 1947 Molinaro, Frank, 2009, 10, 11, 12 Moore, J.B., 1919 Moore, Josh, 2001, 02, 03, 04 Moore, Scott, 2000, 02, 03 Moore, William, 1944, 47 Moran, Kyle, 2012, 13 Morgan, Nate, 2011, 13 Morgan, R.A., 1942, 43 Morici, Anthony, 2000 Morici, Frank, 1996, 97 Morrison, C.B., 1910, 11 Mousetis, Mike, 1973, 74 Mowrer, C.E., 1919, 20, 21(SA) Musser, Clint, 1995, 97, 98, 99 Myer, Philip E., 1960, 61, 62 N Nagle, Jason, 1996 Naito, K., 1923, 24 Narkiewcz, Eric, 2001, 02, 03 Narkiewicz, Brett, 2000 Neidig, W.N., 1911 Neidlinger, Rob, 1995, 96, 97, 98 Nelan, T.F., 1918 Nelson, Shawn, 1990, 92, 93, 94 Newhard, Dan, 1971 Nodland, Sidney S., 1955, 56, 57 Noker, Leo, 1947 Nunamaker, Raymond, 1963 O O’Dowd, J.S., 1935, 36, 37 Oberley, C.M., 1910 Oberly, W. Johnston, 1959, 60, 61 Oberly, William E., 1954, 55, 56 Oehrle, A.C., 1921 Olesen, Roger L., 1965 Ombalski, Dan, 1991 Ortega, Justin, 2010, 2011, 12 Oster, H.S., 1925(SA) Ostermayer, R.W., 1917 Owens, David, 2013 P Packard, C.L, 1926, 27, 28 Packer, Wayne, 1975

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ALL-TIME LETTERMEN Padwe, Marc, 1988, 91 Palovcsik, Norm, 1970, 71, 73 Pankey, Irvin L., 1977 Park, H.E., 1922, 23 Park, J.W., 1912 Parker, Nate, 1999 Parrish, F.G., 1916 Parthemore, J.A., 1923, 24(SA), 25 Pasko, Edward S., 1955 Pataky, Brad, 2006, 09, 10, 11 Patton, P.B., 1931 Pearce, E.L., 1929, 30, 31 Pearsall, Byran, 2010, 11, 12, 13 Penecale, Audie, 1976 Pennington, E.M., 1940 Peoples, Duane, 1987 Pepe, John M., 1956, 57 Peters, John, 1944 Pfautz, Daniel M., 1978, 79, 80 Phillips, Brandon, 2012, 13 Pickett, H.R., 1915, 16 Pierson, W.C., 1924(ML) Pifer, Ronald V., 1960, 61, 62 Pighetti, Skip, 1992, 94 Piper, Rob, 1994, 95 Pisani, Colby, 2009 Piven, Mark, 1962, 64 Place, John, 1984, 86 Pohland, Edmund, 1962, 63 Polacek, William E., 1961, 62 Postlethwait. Matt, 1994, 95 Pottios, Raymond P., 1958 Poust, Earl L., 1956, 57, 58 Pozniak, Nathaniel, 2003 Prescott, Jeff, 1989, 90, 91, 92 Prevost, J.F., 1925 Priolo, S.J., 1938 Pritzlaff, Glenn, 1995, 97, 98, 99 Puleo, Richard J., 1977 Purnell, George I., 1947 Q Quigley, R.C., 1928 R Reber, Derek, 2012, 13 Reed, J.A., 1935 Reese, John P., 1949, 50, 51 Reeve, F.Y., 1943 Reice, Rich, 1976 Reid, Mike, 1967 Rella, Dave, 2007, 08 Reybitz, T.A., 1930, 31, 32 Reynolds, R.N., 1938 Rhodes, Matt, 1976 Richards, G.M.D., 1923 Ridenour, C.H., 1941, 42, 43

Robbins, Joshua, 1992, 93 Robel, Robert, 1969 Roberts, A.W., 1917 Robertson, W. Laird, 1948 Roe, Hudson, H., 1933(SA) Roetenberg, M.L., 1931 Rogers, Josh, 2013 Rohrer, C.E., 1940, 41 Romesburg, Brian, 1995, 96, 97 Rosenberg, H., 1932, 33, 34 Rosenberger, Jeff, 1980, 84 Rubino, Michael J., 1950, 51 Ruggear, Nick, 2011, 13 Rumbaugh, S.S., 1924(ML), 25, 26 Runser, S.E., 1922 Ruth, Ed, 2011, 12, 13 S Sallitt, Samuel S., 1977, 78, 79 Sample, J., 1970 Samson, Hudson G., 1952, 53 Sanderson, Cyler, 2010 Santel, William D., 1949, 50, 51 Sayre, R.J., 1913, 14 Sayre, R.J., Jr., 1942 Scalzo, J.R. Jr., 1939, 40, 41 Schautz, George, 1945, 47, 48, 49 Schmidt, Dave, 1976 Schutte, Charles S., 1952 Sciabica,, Denny, 1975 Scordo, Antonio J., 1960, 61, 62 Scott, Garrett, 2008 Seaman, Jerry W., 1965, 66, 67 Seckler, Jerome E., 1960, 61 Seckler, Michael, 1985, 86, 88 Sefter, Steve, 1981, 82, 84, 85 Seitz, Ellery R., 1964, 65, 66 Shabelski, Mel, 1988 Shadley, Robert, 1944 Shaffer, R.P., 1936, 37, 38 Shafranich, Mark, 1988 Shallcross, Clarence, 1949 Shaw, John, 1944 Shawley, William H., 1953, 54, 55 Shepler, Adam, 2003 Sheppard, Jim, 1976 Shibley, Raymond, 1944 Shippos, Kevin, 2002 Shirk, A.E., 1920 Shollenberger, J.H., 1911, 12, 13 Shulock, Frank, 1967 Shultz, R.S., 1917, 18 Shultz, Terry L., 1977 Sidorick, Mark, 1985, 88, 89 Siegler, R.J., 1937 Silverman Jr., Arthur, 1950 Singley, L.S., 1937

Slattery, Dennis E., 1961, 62, 63 Sleeper, James B., 1979, 80, 81, 82 Slowey, Tom, 1983 Smith, Adam, 2002, 03, 04. 05 Smith, D., 1970 Smith, Erik, 1995 Smith, George L., 1957 Smith, Glenn, 1945 Smith, Lemar, 1968 Smith, Matt, 2004 Smith, Steve, 1986 Smoley, A.R., 1917 Snellman, Al, 1972, 73 Snyder, Barry, 1971, 72, 73 Snyder, Richard D., 1978, 79 Spangler, C.M., 1921 Spinda, Dave, 1966, 67 St. Clair, Denny, 1975 Stamatis, Jim, 1976 Steadman, Clay, 2009, 10, 11, 12 Steain, G.E., 1931 Stecker, H.M., 1915 Steel, Joseph W., 1946 Steele, D.C., 1928, 29 Stegmaier, F.J., 1937 Stegner, Paul, 1962 Stolbach, Andrew, 1998 Stone, Donald, 1969, 70, 71 Storniolo, Matt, 2004 Stott, C.T., 1934 Strayer, Jake, 2006, 07, 08, 09 Strayer, Martin, 1963, 64, 65 Streicker, R.M., 1929 Strittmatter, John, 1995 Suave, Jermy, 2001 Sunderland, Troy, 1989, 91, 92, 93 Suter, Jason, 1988, 89, 90 Sweeley, J.B., 1921 Swift, Ashley G., 1977 Syrek, Scott, 2013 T Talbot, L.J., 1910 Taylor, Burdshall H., 1946 Taylor, David, 2011, 12, 13 Taylor, Tom, 1976 Teagarden, Tom, 1972-1973 Thatcher, Ross, 1998, 99, 2000 Thiel, David, 1963 Thiel, Glenn F., 1964, 65 Thomas, Bob, 1983 Thompson, Curt, 2003, 04 Tighe, Stefan, 2008, 2009 Tomaev, Marat, 2001, 02, 03, 04 Transue, H.T., 1931 Traxler, Timothy C., 1977 Tritto, Michael, 1985

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PENN STATE ALL-TIME LETTERMEN WRESTLING Trojan, John M., 1961 Troup, Steven, 2005 Troxell, Greg, 1992-1993 Truby, Bob, 1989, 90, 91, 92 Turnbull, A.D., 1932 Turner, Jarrad, 2002, 03, 04, 05 Turner, Neil W., 1959, 61 U Unger, Chad, 2005, 07 V Valla, J.P., 1941 Vallimont, Dan, 2007, 08, 09, 10 Vecchio, Chris, 2000, 01, 02, 03 Verratti, Mark, 1989, 90 Very, D.W., 1910, 11, 12, 13 Vile, Kevin, 1999 Villecco, Jerry, 1973, 74, 75, 76 Vodantis, Nick, 1987 Voight, Wally, 1989 Voit, Andy, 1985, 87, 88, 89 Vollrath, James, 2011, 12, 13 Vollrath, William A., 1974,75,77,78 Vorhies, Tim, 1998, 99 W Wachter, Nate, 2000, 01, 02, 03 Wade, Cameron, 2009, 10, 11, 12 Waite, D.M., 1939, 40 Waite, R.G., 1934, 35, 36 Walizer, Biff, 1996, 97, 98, 99 Walker, Josh, 2002, 03, 04, 05 Walker, Richard, 1962, 63 Walker, Richard C., 1964 Walters, Lester K., 1957 Ward, Mike, 2007 Waters, Dan, 2002, 03 Waters, John T., 1951 Waters, Michael, 2013 Waters, William R., 1952 Watson, F.L., 1919, 21, 22 Weber, A.J., 1933 Weber, Dana, 1995, 98, 99 Weber, Dave, 1970, 72 Webster, Scott, 1981, 84, 85 Weinhofer, H., 1970 Weinschenk, J.I., 1922 Weiss, Arthur, Jr., 1963 Welsh, Bob, 1975 Wetzel, W.S., 1921, 22 White, David, 1989 White, Gerald T., 1974, 75, 76, 77 White, Matt, 1989, 91, 92, 93 Whitesel, Jim, 1970, 71 Wiegartner, Paul, 1986 Williams, J.R., 1920 126

Williams, Todd, 2000 Wilson, A.D., 1922 Wilson, Donald M., 1959 Wilson, E.T., 1928, 29 Wilson, R.I., 1939 Windfelder, John, 1964, 65 Winterburn, William E., 1953 Wishard, Robert, 1945 Wismer, William B., 1955 Witman, Robert, 1949 Wittman, Tim, 1988, 90, 91, 92 Wolfson, S., 1935, 36 Wonsettler, Cliff, 2001 Wonsettler, C.J., 2005 Wood, Kirby, 1981, 84 Woodall, James, 2002, 03, 04, 06 Woodall, Jason, 2002 Woodrow, Kevin, 1974 Wright, Aaron, 2001 Wright, Quentin, 2009, 11, 12, 13 Wynn, Norman P., 1946 Y Yankanich, John, 1990 Yerger, H.C., 1914, 15, 16 Yoder, R.L., 1934, 35 Yonushonis, James,2004, 05, 06, 07 Z Zazzi, Aldo, 1937, 38 Zeamer, Bryan, 1991 (SA) = Special Award (ML) = Major Letter

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2013-14 OPPONENTS/EVENTS at RIDER

OHIO STATE (Rec Hall)

SATURDAY, NOV. 16, 2013 -- 6 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 3-0 Streak: W3 Last Meeting: W, 48-0 at Penn State (2/17/13) Last time at Penn State: W, 48-0 (2/17/13) Last Time at Rider: none Rider Wrestling Contact: Bud Focht email: focht@rider.edu

SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 16-11 Streak: W3 Last Meeting: W, 29-18 at Ohio State (2/10/13) Last time at Penn State: W, 34-9 (1/29/12) Last Time at Ohio State: W, 29-18 (2/10/13) Ohio State Wrestling Contact: Danielle Warner email: warner238@osu.edu

at LEHIGH

at IOWA (non-conf. dual)

SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 -- 3 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 64-34-3 Streak: W3 Last Meeting: W, 29-6 at Penn State (11/16/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 29-6 (11/16/12) Last Time at Lehigh: W, 24-12 (12/9/11) Lehigh Wrestling Contact: Steve Lomangino email: sgl304@lehigh.edu

SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 2013 -- 9 P.M. Series History: Iowa leads 26-7-2 Streak: L1 Last Meeting: L, 16-22 at Iowa (2/1/13) Last time at Penn State: W, 34-9 (1/29/12) Last Time at Iowa: L, 16-22 (2/1/13) Iowa Wrestling Contact: Chris Brewer email: christopher-brewer@hawkeyesports.com

LOCK HAVEN (Rec Hall)

2014 SOUTHERN SCUFFLE

SUNDAY, NOV. 24, 2013 -- 2 P.M.. Series History: Penn State leads 35-4 Streak: W11 Last Meeting: W, 42-3 at Penn State (12/15/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 42-3 (12/15/12) Last Time at Lock Haven: W, 50-0 (12/18/12) Lock Haven Wrestling Contact: Doug Spatafore email: dspatafo@lhup.edu

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, JAN. 1-2, 2014 -- Time TBA Streak: Penn State has won three straight titles Venue: UT-Chattanooga host Location: Chattanooga, Tenn.. Format: Bracketed tournament with team scoring Contact for event: Jay Blackman Email: Jay-Blackman@utc.edu Phone: 423-425-5292

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PURDUE (Rec Hall)

FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013 -- 7 P.M. Series History: First ever meeting Streak: First ever meeting Last Meeting: First ever meeting Last time at Penn State: : First ever meeting Last Time at Boston: First ever meeting Boston Wrestling Contact: Brian Kelley email: bkelley@bu.edu

SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 12-1-1 Streak: W1 Last Meeting: W, 35-3 at Purdue (1/20/13) Last time at Penn State: W, 33-6 (2/17/08) Last Time at Purdue: W, 35-3 (1/20/13) Purdue Wrestling Contact: TBA email: TBA

PITTSBURGH (Bryce Jordan Center)

at INDIANA

SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 2013 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 53-12-3 Streak: W3 Last Meeting: W, 31-7 at Pittsburgh (2/8/13) Last time at Penn State: W, 33-6 (2/19/12) Last Time at Pittsburgh: W, 31-7 (2/8/13) Pittsburgh Wrestling Contact: Jon Brennan email: jbrennan@athletics.pitt.edu

FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014 -- 7 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 15-0-1 Streak: W2 Last Meeting: W, 52-0 at Penn State (12/9/12) Last time at Penn State: : W, 5-20 (12/9/12) Last Time at Indiana: W, 36-8 (1/23/11) Indiana Wrestling Contact: Kyle Kuhlman email: kkuhlman@indiana.edu

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OKLAHOMA STATE (Rec Hall)

SUNDAY, JAN. 19, 2014 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 12-1 Streak: W10 Last Meeting: W, 38-3 at Northwestern (1/13/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 37-10 (2/5/10) Last Time at Northwestern: W, 38-3 (1/13/12) Nebraska Wrestling Contact: Betsy Golomski email: golomski@northwestern.edu

SUNDAY, FEB. 16, 2014 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Oklahoma State leads 12-5-1 Streak: L1 Last Meeting: L, 13-24 at Virginia Duals (1/9/10) Last time at Penn State: L, 7-26 (2/16/96) Last Time at Oklahoma State: W, 21-18 (12/9/07) Oklahoma State Wrestling Contact: TBA email: TBA

ILLINOIS (Rec Hall)

CLARION (Rec Hall)

FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014 -- 7 P.M. Series History: Illinois leads 9-5 Streak: W3 Last Meeting: W, 37-0 at Illinois (2/3/13) Last time at Penn State: W, 23-13 (2/11/11) Last Time at Illinois: W, 37-0 (2/3/13) Illinois Wrestling Contact: TBA email: TBA

SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014 -- 2 P.M.. Series History: Penn State leads 24-4-1 Streak: W17 Last Meeting: W, 47-0 at Pa. Duals, Lock Haven (11/19/06) Last time at Penn State: W, 41-3 (11/14/04) Last Time at Clarion: W, 26-9 (12/8/01) Clarion Wrestling Contact: Rich Herman email: rherman@clarion.edu

at MICHIGAN STATE

2014 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014 -- 7 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 17-9 Streak: W8 Last Meeting: W, 41-0 at Penn State (1/13/13) Last time at Penn State: W, 41-0 (1/13/13) Last Time at Michigan State: W, 33-6 (1/8/13) Michigan State Wrestling Contact: Nick McWherter email: mcwhert1@ath.msu.edu

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 8-9, 2014 -- Time TBA Venue: Kohl Center (University of Wisconsin, host) Location: Madison, Wis. Format: Bracketed tournament with team scoring/national qualifier Contact for event: Anna Poulter-Hendrickson, Wisconsin wrestling contact Email: AP2@athletics.wisc.edu

at MICHIGAN SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2014, 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 27-24 Streak: W3 Last Meeting: W, 34-7 at Penn State (2/5/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 34-7 (2/5/12) Last Time at Michigan W, 28-13 (2/6/11) Michigan Wrestling Contact: Leah Howard email: lchoward@umich.edu

2014 NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 20-22, 2014 -- Time TBA Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena (NCAA host) Location: Oklahoma City, Okla. Format: Bracketed tournament with team scoring PSU Contact for event: Patrick Donghia, Penn State Wrestling Email: pad11@psu.edu Phone: 814 865 1757

at MINNESOTA SUNDAY, FEB. 9, 2014 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Minnesota leads 13-6-1 Streak: L1 Last Meeting: L, 14-23 at Penn State (11/20/11) Last time at Penn State: L, 14-23 (11/20/11) Last Time at Minnesota: T, 18-18 (2/13/11) Minnesota Wrestling Contact: Madeline Greene email: gree0961@umn.edu

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