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PENN STATE WRESTLING 2012-13 SCHEDULE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NOVEMBER Thur. Fri. Sun.

1 16 18

INTRASQUAD DUAL LEHIGH at West Virginia

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

DECEMBER Sun. Sun. Sat.

2 9 15

NITTANY LION OPEN INDIANA* LOCK HAVEN

1-2 13 18 20 27

Southern Scuffle, Chattanooga, Tenn. MICHIGAN STATE* WISCONSIN* at Purdue* NEBRASKA*

8:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

JANUARY Tue.-Wed. Sun. Fri. Sun. Sun.

All Day 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m.

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

1 3 8 10 17 24

at Iowa* at Illinois* at Pittsburgh at Ohio State* RIDER at Rutgers

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

MARCH Sat.-Sun.

9-10 Sat. 9 Sun. 10

Thur.-Sat. 21-23 Thur. 21 Thur. 21 Fri. 22 Fri. 22 Sat. 23 Sat. 23

Big Ten Championships, Champaign, Ill. Session 1 -- Opening Round Session 2 -- Semifinals Session 3 -- Consolation, 7th place bouts Session 4 -- Championship Finals, 3rd and 5th 2013 NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa 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

All Times TBA

All Times TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

2 2012-13 Schedule 3 Media Information and Quick Facts 4 2012-13 Roster 5 National Champions 7 Academic Achievement 8 The Lorenzo Wrestling Complex 10 Rec Hall 12 Head Coach Cael Sanderson 16 Associate Head Coach Cody Sanderson 17 Head Assistant Coach Casey Cunningham 18 Assistant Coach Aaron Anspach 19 Director of Operations Adam Lynch 20 Support Staff 22-56 Wrestler Bios 57 Season In Review 58 Final Individual Stats 60 Results, Awards, Attendance 61 Season Ending Notes 67 Rankings, Big Ten Review 68-84 Event Recaps 85 Big Ten Championship Recap 87 NCAA Championship Recap 89 History and Tradition 90 Penn State’s Big Ten Champions 91 Penn State in the Big Ten 92 Penn State in the NCAA Championships 95 All-American History 96 EIWA and EWL Champions 99 Record Book 101 Coaching History 102 100-Wins at Penn State Club 104 Freestyle and Greco Honors 106 Honor Roll 108 All-Time Series Records 109 Year-by-Year Records 110-113 All-Time Results 114-118 All-Time Lettermen 119-120 2012-13 Opponents/Events

* Big Ten Dual All Dates and Times Subject to Change -- All Times EASTERN

The 2012-13 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). Page Template designed by Erin Douglas, Penn State Athletic Communications; Cover Realization, Design and Graphic Artwork by Erin Douglas; Cover Concept and Thematics by Patrick Donghia. Photos by Mark Selders, Steve Manuel, Monty Christiansen, Ernie Lucas, Tom Labiosa. Copies of the guide may be purchased for $10. U. Ed. # ICA-13-15.

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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 Acting Athletic Director Dr. Dave Joyner 865-1086 Assoc. AD Marketing and Communications Greg Myford 865-1757 Asst. AD Jan Bortner 863-0420 Asst. AD/Communications Jeff Nelson 865-1757 Athletic Communications Pat Donghia 865-1757 Marketing and Promotions Jeff Fisher 865-1757 Events Coordinator: Cody Ritchey 863-1138 Ticket Manager Bud Meredith 863-0971 Season & Group Sales Joel Diamond 863-1000 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 87-18-2 (7th year) Record at Penn State 43-8-2 (4th 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 (6,502 SRO) 2011-12 Dual Record 13-1 2011-12 Big Ten Duals 7-1 2012 Big Ten Dual Finish T-1st 2012 Big Ten Tournament 1st 2012 NCAA Tournament 1st 2012 NCAA Qualifiers 9 Letterwinners Returning/Lost 20/4 All-Americans Returning/Lost 5/1 NCAA Qualifiers Ret./Lost 7/2 Starters Returning/Lost 8/2

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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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 Des Moines.

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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 2012-13 PENN STATE WRESTLING ROSTER NAME

Wt.

YR.-EL.

Andrew Alton

149

Jr.-So.

Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain

Dylan Alton

157

Jr.-So.

Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain

David Batkowski Seth Beitz Zack Beitz

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

149

Fr.-Fr.

Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville

149/157

Jr.-So.

Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata

141

Fr.-Fr.

Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata

Matt Brown

165/174

Jr.-So.

West Valley City, Utah/Cyprus

Andrew Church

174/184

Sr.-Jr.

Erie, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf

Jordan Conaway

125

So.-Fr.

Abbottstown, Pa./New Oxford

Dylan Dailey

174/184

So.-Fr.

Danville, Pa./Danville

James English

149/157

Sr.-Sr.

York, Pa./Central York

Nick Fischer

157/165

Sr.-Sr.

Unionville, Pa./Unionville

James Frascella

165/174

So.-Fr.

Carmel, Ind./Carmel

Luke Frey

141/149

So.-Fr.

Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville

HWT

Jr.-So.

Wingate, Pa./Bald Eagle Area

Jimmy Gulibon

133

Fr.-Fr.

Latrobe, Pa./Derry Area

Cameron Kelly

125/133

Jr.-So.

Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford

Jon Gingrich

Jimmy Lawson

HWT

Jr.-So.

Tom’s River/Manchester Township

165/174

Fr.-Fr.

Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby

Rex Lutz

165

So.-Fr.

Easton, Pa./Pen Argyl

Frank Martellotti

133

Jr.-Jr.

Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side

Morgan McIntosh

197

So.-So.

Santa Ana, Calif./Calvary Chapel

Nico Megaludis

125

So.-So.

Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional

Kyle Moran

149

Jr.-So.

Oxford, Pa./Oxford

Nate Morgan

133

Jr.-So.

McCook, Neb./McCook

David Owens

141

So.-Fr.

Derry, N.H./Pinkerton

Bryan Pearsall

141

Sr.-Sr.

Lititz, Pa./Warwick

Caleb Livingston

Brandon Phillips

174

Jr.-So.

Timonium, Md./Delaney

Wes Phipps

174

Fr.-Fr.

Grove City, Pa./Grove City

Derek Reber

133

Sr.-Sr.

Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg

Nick Ruggear

197

Jr.-So.

Oxford, Pa./Oxford

Ed Ruth

184

Sr.-Jr.

Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township

Scott Syrek

197

So.-Fr.

Chester Springs, Pa./Owen J. Roberts

David Taylor

165

Sr.-Jr.

St. Paris, Ohio/St. Paris Graham

James Vollrath

157

Sr.-Jr.

Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South

Michael Waters

133

So.-Fr.

Advance, N.C./Davie

Michael Whitehead

184

Fr.-Fr.

Pleasant Grove, Utah/Pleasant Grove

Quentin Wright

197

Sr.-Sr.

Wingate, Pa./Bald Eagle Area

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: Jen Ronayne, Taylor Durci, Claudia Bodgan, Wyleisha Branch

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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 pounds 2011

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 pounds 2012

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PENN STATE FOREVER BLUE WRESTLING AND WHITE

Penn State Interco lleg iate Ath letics wo u ld lik e to th a n k o u r g e n e ro u s d o n o rs fo r th e ir c o mmi t m en t t o a n d financial su p p o rt o f o u r F o rever Blu e & Wh ite e n d o wme n t p ro g ra m. We a re g ra te fu l fo r t h ei r su p por t a nd be low is a listin g o f o u r wrestlin g s c h o la rs h ip s a n d p ro g ra m s u p p o rt a n d e n d o wme n t s. If you would like to explore giving opportunities with our wrestling program, please contact one of our major gift offic ers at 814-863-GIF T (4438).

Wrestling Endowed Position Scholarships A gift of $300,000 or more can establish an endowed position scholarship for a designated sport. Kenton & Audrey Broyles Endowed Wrestling Scholarship (133 lb. Weight Class) Galen E. Dreibelbis Wrestling Scholarship (125 lb. Weight Class) Mel Kling Endowed Scholarship for Wrestlers (157 lb. Weight Class) Rich Lorenzo, Head Wrestling Coach From 1979-1992, Endowed Wrestling Scholarship (197 lb. Weight Class) Raymond Shibley Wrestling Endowment (174 lb. Weight Class)

Wrestling Named Endowed Scholarships 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 Thomas H. Irving Wrestling Scholarship The Lowe Family Endowed Wrestling Scholarship Robert and 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

Program Support Endowments A gift of $25,000 or more can establish a program support endowment. Howard K. Johnston Memorial Wrestling Graduate Scholarship Ira M. Lubert Endowment Lubert Family Varsity Wrestling Coaches Endowment Navasky Family Endowed Fund for Wrestling Penn State Wrestling Endowment Tarvin Family Program Support Fund for Wrestling Peter G. and 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.

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PRIDE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Penn State has been ranked among the top 25 teams in the NWCA All-Academic list in 18 of the last 21 years. NWCA TOP 25 PLACINGS AND NCAA FINISHES SINCE 1991 Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

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

GPA 3.03 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 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 six GTE Academic All-America honors * Penn State wrestlers have earned four NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. * Lion wrestlers have earned 35 NWCA Academic All-America honors. *Nine Nittany Lions have earned Academic All-America laurels from the coaches association during Sanderson’s two years at Penn State, 3.0 per year. * Penn State wrestlers have earned 111 Big Ten All-Academic Team selections in 19 years, an average of 5.8 per year. *A total of 24 Nittany Lions have earned the All-Academic honor in Sanderson’s three years as mentor, 8.0 per year. * Penn State has finished in the NWCA All-Academic Team top 30 in 19 of the last 22 years, including Sanderson’s first three years.

THE PENN STATE WRESTING 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. The club won’t rest until they can help their beloved Lions once again bring an NCAA title back home.

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PENN THE LORENZO STATE WRESTLING WRESTLING COMPLEX

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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 that will live in the memory of Penn State wrestling fans forever. Last year alone, more than 45,000 fans packed Rec Hall for Penn State’s seven home duals. The building, which now lists 6,202 as its capacity (which balloons to 6,502 for an SRO crowd, not including media, TV, etc.) was the site of five sellouts in 2011-12, with four of which were SRO sell-outs as well. Penn State averaged 6,481 fans per dual last year with every single dual coming in at over 6,000 per event!

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Coaches / mentors

PENN STATESTAFF COACHING WRESTLING Cael

SANDERSON Penn State’s 12th head coach 4th year at Penn State 7th year as head coach Iowa State ‘02

HEAD COACH MAKING HISTORY... On April 17, 2009, Penn State named national wrestling legend Cael Sanderson as Penn State’s 12th head wrestling coach on that day and immediately the nation looked East. As Sanderson left his alma mater of Iowa State and moved himself, his staff and three families to Happy Valley, the nation’s high school wrestlers took notice and a roomful of already dedicated Nittany Lion grapplers smiled, cheered and geared up for a new direction in Penn State wrestling.

A career begun in the Midwest... Then just 29 years old, Sanderson came to Penn State after three extremely successful 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, 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-America awards and two individual national titles.

A move East and a rapid ascent... His first season at Penn State was extremely successful. Sanderson led Penn State to a 13-6-1 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 Co-Championship (2010-11) and first Virginia Duals Championship since 1991 (2010-11). In 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 becomes 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. This year, Sanderson led Penn State to a 13-1 dual mark including 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, helping Penn State to become just the fourth team in NCAA history to win back-to-back titles. In three years as Penn State’s coach, Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to two-straight conference titles, two straight national titles, collected 14 AllAmericans, three national champions, two Gorriaran winners, one NCAA tourney OW and one Hodge Trophy winner. Coach Sanderson now sports a 87-18-2 dual meet mark after five years as a collegiate head coach. He is 43-8-2 after his third year at Penn State. In all, Sanderson has coached 29 All-Americans in just six years as a head coach, including six national champions (two at ISU and four at PSU). He has qualified 53 of 60 wrestlers for the NCAA Championships.

A coaching career born of the most storied collegiate wrestling career ever... 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. 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 and the NCAA called his final win (in the 2002 NCAA 197pound championship) one of the NCAA’s “25 Defining Moments” for its

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COACHING STAFF Centennial celebration. His wrestling career culminated in 2004 when the Heber City, Utah, native won the 84 kg Olympic Gold Medal in Athens, Greece.

THE SANDERSON FILE

A freestyle return to the world stage...

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

Sanderson surprised the wrestling world in late March of 2011, just a week after guiding Penn State to the 2011 NCAA Championship, when the Nittany Lion mentor returned to freestyle competition at the Brockport Open in Brockport, N.Y. Sanderson had promised his Penn State team prior to the 2011 Big Ten Championships that if his squad won the school’s first-ever Big Ten crown, he’d make the drive north to Brockport and wrestle in the tournament. The Lions obliged by winning the 2011 title and Sanderson returned to the mat as a competitor for the first time since winning the 2004 84 kg Gold Medal in Athens. But Sanderson’s freestyle summer was not done. He ended weeks of national speculation in early June when, just days after being inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla., he took to the mats in Oklahoma City at the 2011 USA Wrestling World Team Trials. Sanderson first won the challenge bracket at 84 kg and then won two straight in the finals over former Northwestern champ Jake Herbert. Sanderson’s win in Oklahoma City earned him one of seven spots on Team USA’s roster for the 2011 World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, in September. He was joined on that roster by two other Nittany Lion Wrestling Club champions, Teyon Ware and Jake Varner (giving the vaunted NLWC three of the United States’ seven entries at the World Championships).

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

COACHING HONORS * 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 * Only man in NCAA history to earn both Big Ten and Big 12 Coach of the Year honors * Coached 6 National Champions (4 in 3 years at PSU) * 29 All-Americans in just 6 years (14 in 3 years at PSU) * 53 of 60 of his wrestlers qualified for NCAAs * Coached 9 Big Ten Champions in three years in the conference

AS A WRESTLER... * 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

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

Record 13-3-0 16-4-0 15-3-0 13-6-1 17-1-1 13-1-0 87-18-2

% .813 .800 .833 .675 .921 .929 .822

B10 Dual ------5-3-0 6-1-1 7-1 18-5-1

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

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

Qual. 10 10 10 6 8 9 53

AA 4 7 4 3 5 6 29

NC 1 0 1 0 1 3 6

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PENN STATESTAFF COACHING WRESTLING -- 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.

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

SANDERSON: YEAR ONE Year one for head coach Cael Sanderson saw the new Lion mentor lay the strong foundation for future success in Happy Valley. Sanderson led Penn State back into the top ten both in dual meets and at the NCAA Championships, coaching a Big Ten Champion, three All-Americans and a national finalist. Penn State’s 13-61 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

L W W W W W T W W W L L W L L W W W W L 5th 9th

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.

Highlights -- Penn State went 13-6-1 in dual meets, much improved from the prior year’s 8-122, and good enough for a 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. 14

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: YEAR TWO 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 that saw Penn State win the Southern Scuffle Co-Championship, the Virginia Duals and tie 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 and 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 man 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

W W W W W W W 1st W W W W W W L W W W T W 1st 1st

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

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COACHING STAFF 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.

Highlights -- 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 crowned in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on March 17-19. Sanderson’s Lions stormed away from 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 and none of whom were seniors at the time. -- Sophomore Quentin Wright became Sanderson’s first Penn State national champion, claiming the title at 184. -- Penn State’s team title was the school’s first NCAA crown since 1953 and 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.

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.

SANDERSON: YEAR THREE 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 as his squad ran 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

W L W W W 1st W W W W W W W W W 1st 1st

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.

Highlights -- 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.

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PENN STATESTAFF COACHING WRESTLING Cody

SANDERSON 4th year at Penn State 12th year in collegiate coaching Iowa State ‘00

ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH Cody Sanderson is heading into his fourth 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 12th year as a collegiate coach. Cody served as associate head coach at Iowa State during brother Cael’s three-year run as mentor of the Cyclones. Prior to joining Cael in Ames, 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 fourth 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 4th year at Penn State 13th year in collegiate coaching Central Michigan, ‘99

HEAD ASSISTANT COACH Casey Cunningham is in his fourth year on the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling staff. Named head assistant coach by Cael Sanderson in April of 2009, Casey is in his 13th 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 (20012008). 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 seven 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 a daughter, Saige.

Casey Cunningham is entering his fourth 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 William, Asher Michael, Ryder James, Saige Lee

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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PENN STATESTAFF COACHING WRESTLING Nick

FANTHORPE 1st year at Penn State Iowa State, ‘10

ASSISTANT COACH Former Iowa State All-American Nick Fanthorpe makes the move over from resident athlete with the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club to Assistant Coach (volunteer). Fanthorpe is in his first season as a collegiate coach, taking the place of former Lion All-American Aaron Anspach. 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 left Ames with a 94-29 career record, including a 32-6 mark as a sophomore. That year, 2007-08, Fanthorpe placed seventh at NCAAs to become a Cyclone All-American. 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.

Former Iowa State All-American Nick Fanthorpe has joined the Penn State staff as an assistant coach (volunteer).

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

1st year at Penn State Penn State, ‘10

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Former Nittany Lion wrestler Adam Lynch is heading into his second 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 is currently working towards a graduate degree in sports management and sports administration. He is a native of Mifflinburg, Pa.

First-year director of operations Adam Lynch pinned nationally ranked Jermaine Lindsey of Ohio University in the first round of last year’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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PENN STATE SUPPORT STAFF WRESTLING Shawn

CONTOS

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Long-time voice of the Nittany Lions Jeff Byers will once again broadcast the full 2012-13 schedule for the Nittany Lions this year.

Dan

MONTHLEY

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

Erin

FANTHORPE

Head athletic trainer Dan Monthley has been a fixture on the Penn State support staff for years and is widely considered among the best athletic trainers in the nation.

OFFICE MANAGER

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Wrestling...for Wrestling... for the love of the sport

3X ALL-AMERICAN FRANK MOLINARO

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3X ALL-AMERICAN AND NATIONAL CHAMPION Quentin

WRIGHT Sr./Sr. Eligible Wingate, Pa./Bald Eagle Area 3X All-American (2009, 6th at 174; 2011, 1st at 184; 2012, 2nd at 184)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2008-09

33-13

15-7 (5-3)

2009-10

18-6 (3-1/4-3)

F

TF

M PTS

7-1

2-0

5-1

55

Red-shirt season

2010-11

21-6

8-5 (3-4)

13-1 (4-0/5-0)

5-1

0-0

5-1

36

2011-12

30-4

12-2 (7-1)

18-2 (4-1/4-1)

14-0

4-0

5-0

63

Career

84-23

35-14 (15-8) 49-9 (11-2/13-4)

26-2

6-0

16-2 154

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3X ALL-AMERICAN, ‘11 CHAMP Quentin Wright heads into his final season with Penn State looking to become only the sixth wrestler in Penn State history to become a four-time All-American and earn his second NCAA title. Wright is Penn State’s 20th three-time All-American and is coming off a National Runner-Up performance at 184 last year (after winning the title in ‘11).

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Pinned David Crowell at the 4:47 mark in the Intrasquad on 11/3...pinned Bloomsburg’s Mike Mirra at the 1:55 mark in season opening dual on 11/13...went 5-0 with three tech falls to win the 2011 Nittany Lion Open on 12/4...lost tough 8-3 decision to #1 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh on 12/9, rebounded by pinning #17 Matt Ryan of West Virginia (1:57) on 12/11...excellent showing at Southern Scuffle, going 5-0 to win title at 184...pinned #17 Mike Larson in quarters, beat #15 Luke Rebertus in the semis. and then hammered #5 Steve Bosak 10-3 in finals, totalled three pins at the tourney...Big Ten road pins over John Rizqallah of MSU on 1/8, Marcus Shrewsbury of Northwestern on 1/13 and Timmy McCall of Wisconsin on 1/15...pinned Ohio State’s Craig Thomas at the 3:18 mark on 1/29... downed #7 Josh Ihnen of Nebraska 9-6 on 2/3...ended year three of Penn State career with 154 dual meet points...Wright was a first team Academic All-American and an Academic All-Big Ten pick. Big Ten Championships (4-1, 3rd, NCAA Qualifier): Wright rebounded from an upset loss in the Big Ten semis to take third place, earning his third trip to nationals...pin and major at Big Tens were vital to Penn State’s Big Ten team crown. NCAA Championships (4-1, Runner-Up, All-American): Became 20th three-time All-American in Penn State history with 4-1 run at NCAAs, blazing to the finals with two majors (including 10-2 major over #12 Ben Clymer of Hofstra), pin of #3 Ben Bennett of Central Michigan and 3-2 win over #3 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh...dropped tough 4-2 sudden victory decision in finals to #4 Bosak of Cornell in finals...now 11th all-time in Penn State history with 26 career pins...15th all-time in NCAA tourney wins with 13. 2010-11: Pinned Bloomsburg’s Nate Graham in season opener on 11/12.... upset 4-3 by then No. 14 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh on 11/14....perfect 3-0 showing at Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/21, including two majors... injured in finals of Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 after leading #14 Nate Schiedel of Binghamton; had two pins in 4-1 day to take second place... returned to action after nearly two months out of the line-up to down Pitt’s Max Thomusseit on 1/21, then pinned Indiana senior Eric Cameron (3:30) on 1/23 in Big Ten dual...convincing 13-1 major over Michigan State’s Ian Hinton on 2/4...pinned Michigan’s Hunter Collins in just 0:24 on 2/6. Big Ten Championships (4-0, 1st, NCAA Qualifier): Stunning 4-0 run through 2011 Big Ten Championship field that ended with 184-pound title and tourney OW award...Wright, the 8th-seed, downed top-seed and thirdranked Travis Rutt in the quarterfinals, Illinois’ Tony Dallago in the semis and 2nd-seed and 7th-ranked Kevin Steinhaus in the finals to become Penn State’s fifth Big Ten champion of the day. 22

NCAA Championships (5-0, 1st, All-American/National Champion): Became the 19th Penn State Nittany Lion to win an individual NCAA Championship with a 5-2 win over Lehigh’s Robert Hamlin in the national finals at 184 (he won PSU’s 22nd overall individual crown)...Wright went 5-0 with every match decided by three points or more...downed the #8, #1, #12 (by fall) and #2 seeds on his way to the title as the #9 seed overall. 2009-10: Wright red-shirted last season and posted a 14-1 record. He claimed open tournament titles at Edinboro, Clarion and Mat-Town. 2008-09: Wright lost two close bouts to junior David Erwin in wrestleoffs, going 2-2 on the day...gained the starting spot when Erwin went down with a season-ending injury...made collegiate debut in stunning fashion, downing #6 Alton Lucas (4-3), a returning All-American from Hofstra, with a last second takedown on 11/16...went 2-2 in swing through New York on 11/21-23 (fell to #5 Steve Anceravage of Cornell and #14 Chris Henrich of Virginia, then picked up a pin and a major in Binghamton)... went 4-1, advancing to finals at 2008 Nittany Lion Open...lost tough 12-6 decision to two-time ACC Champion Mike Letts in the finals...went 7-1 to take third at Wilkes Open on 12/28...downed #14 Alex Caruso of Lehigh 7-5 on 1/4...superb 4-1 showing at National Duals on 1/10-11; only loss a 3-1 decision to #2 Brandon Browne of Nebraska, moved up to 184 and downed #11 Anthony Biondo of Michigan...lost tough 3-1 (sv) decision to #17 Trevor Perry in Big Ten dual meet debut then downed Purdue’s Nick Corpe (6-4 SV) on 1/24 for first Big Ten dual win...picked up two more Big Ten wins with a TF against Minnesota on 1/30 and a victory over Wisconsin on 2/1...downed Ohio State’s Dave Rella on 2/6...10-3 win over MSU’s Ian Hinton on 2/13...dropped close 6-4 decision to #1 Steve Luke of Michigan on 2/14....beat Penn’s Scott Giffin 11-5 on 2/20. Big Ten Championships (3-1, Runner-Up, National Qualifier): Entered 2009 Big Ten Tournament as the #3 seed and did that one better with a trip to the Big Ten title bout as a true freshman...wins over Nick Corpe of Purdue, Trevor Perry of Indiana and Jay Borschel of Iowa to advance to finals. NCAA Championships (4-3, 6th, All-American): Entered the 2009 NCAA Championships as the #11 seed and ended a true freshman run through nationals as an All-American and the sixth place finisher at 174... went 4-3 at the tournament, with five of his foes being seeded wrestlers... wrestled the #6, #3, #2, #5 and #6 seeds and grabbed wins over #6 and #2.

High School/Personal: 2010 and 2011 University Nationals Champion (84kg)...two-time PIAA State Champion (2007 and 2008)...PIAA Runner-Up in 2006...fourtime District Champion...four-time Regional Champion...won Dapper Dan tourney...went 39-0 as a high school senior with 27 pins...named 2008 PIAA Most Outstanding Wrestler...won 2008 FILA Junior Freestyle National Championship and placed second in Greco-Roman at that event...as a high school senior, won the 165 pound weight class at 2007 Nittany Lion Open against collegiate wrestlers...class Vice President at BEA...Sergeant in Arms of Business Leaders of America.

PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

SENIOR QUENTIN WRIGHT WRIGHT MATCH-BY-MATCH 2011-12 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 3/17

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

Result WBF L, 1-6 WBF W, 25-10 W, 15-0 W, 15-1 W, 17-0 L, 3=8 WBF W, 17-2 WBF WBF WBF W, 7-3 W, 10-3 WBF WBF WBF W, 8-2 WBF W, 9-6 WBF WBF W, 12-2 WBF W, 7-2 (sv) L, 1-3 W, 9-0 W, 8-7 W, 11-0 W, 10-2 WBF W, 3-2 L, 2-4 (sv)

Opponent Place Record Mike Mirra, Bloomsburg (1:55) dual 1-0 #6 Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota dual 1-1 Giovanni Ortiz, Kutztown (4:58) NLO 2-1 Luke Johnston, The Citadel (TF; 7:00) NLO 3-1 Alex Najjar, Boston (TF; 6:01) NLO 4-1 John Dickson, Virginia Tech (major) NLO 5-1 Cole Baxter, UA-Kent State (TF; 6:23) NLO (1st) 6-1 #1 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh dual 6-2 #17 Matt Ryan, West Virginia (1:57) dual 7-2 Zach Heffner, Lock Haven (TF; 7:00) dual 8-2 Jesse Johnson, Appalachian State (5:13) Scuffle 9-2 Angelo Malvestuto, Virginia Tech (6:51) Scuffle 10-2 #17 Mike Larson, Missouri (1:12) Scuffle 11-2 #15 Luke Rebertus, Navy Scuffle 12-2 #4 Steve Bosak, Cornell Scuffle (1st) 13-2 John Rizqallah, Michigan State (5:52) dual 14-2 Marcus Shrewsbury, Northwestern (2:41) dual 15-2 Timmy McCall, Wisconsin (6:05) dual 16-2 Vinnie Wagner, Iowa dual 17-2 Craig Thomas, Ohio State (3:18) dual 18-2 #7 Josh Ihnen, Nebraska dual 19-2 Hunter Collins, Michigan (4:22) dual 20-2 David Prieto, Utah Valley (4:46) dual 21-2 Andy Vaughan, Pittsburgh (major) dual 22-2 Luke Sheridan, Indiana (2:17) B10 23-2 Tony Dallago, Illinois B10 24-2 #7 Josh Ihnen, Nebraska B10 24-3 Ian Hinton, Michigan State (major) B10 25-3 Tony Dallago, Illinois B10 (3rd) 26-3 Thomas Ferguson, North Carolina (major) NCAA 27-3 #11 Ben Clymer, Hofstra (major) NCAA 28-3 #3 Ben Bennett, Central Michigan (2:35) NCAA 29-3 #2 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh NCAA 30-3 #4 Steve Bosak, Cornell NCAA (2nd) 30-4

Result WBF L, 3-4 W, 16-5 W, 16-4 W, 6-4 (sv) WBF W, forf. WBF W, 13-0 L, inj. def. W, 12-7 WBF L, 3-8 W, 13-1 WBF L, 7-8 L, 1-10 LBF W, 10-2 W, 4-3 W, 8-5 W, 4-3 W, 8-4 W, 8-4 W, 7-3 WBF W, 5-2

Opponent Place Record Nate Graham, Bloomsburg (3:07) dual 1-0 #14 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh dual 1-1 Cameron Croy, Harvard (major) dual 2-1 Matt Ryan, West Virginia (major) dual 3-1 Dan Rinaldi, Rutgers dual 4-1 Ty Snook, Maryland (0:52) NLO 5-1 John Rizqallah, Michigan State NLO 6-1 Kevin Bailey, Lehigh (4:54) NLO 7-1 Antonio Giorgio, North Carolina (major) NLO 8-1 #14 Nate Schiedel, Binghamton NLO (2nd) 8-2 Max Thomusseit, Pittsburgh dual 9-2 Eric Cameron, Indiana (3:30) dual 10-2 #16 Grant Gambrall, Iowa dual 10-3 Ian Hinton, Michigan State (major) dual 11-3 Hunter Collins, Michigan (0:24) dual 12-3 Tony Dellago, Illinois dual 12-4 #9 Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota dual 12-5 #3 Travis Rutt, Wisconsin (4:41) dual 12-6 Hunter Collins, Michigan (major) B10 13-6 #3 Travis Rutt, Wisconsin B10 14-6 Tony Dallago, Illinois B10 15-6 #7 Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota B10 (1st) 16-6 Jonathan Fausey, Virginia NCAA 17-6 #8 Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota NCAA 18-6 #1 Chris Honeycutt, Edinboro NCAA 19-6 #12 Grant Gambrall, Iowa (3:53) NCAA 20-6 #2 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh NCAA (1st) 21-6

2010-11 Date 11/12 11/14 11/21 11/21 11/21 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 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 3/19

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

2008-09 Date 11/16 11/21 11/23 11/23 11/23 12/7 12/7 12/7 12/7 12/7 12/14 12/28 12/28 12/28 12/28 12/28 12/28 12/28 12/28 1/4 1/4 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/11 1/23 1/24 1/30 2/1 2/6 2/8 2/13 2/14 2/20 3/7 3/7 3/7 3/8 3/19 3/19 3/20 3/20 3/20 3/21 3/21

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

Result W, 4-3 L, 1-6 L, 4-8 WBF W, 13-5 WBF W, 12-1 W, 10-4 W, 7-3 L, 6-12 L, 2-3 W, 4-2 LBF W,13-3 WBF WBF W, 15-0 W, 11-2 W, 10-3 W, 7-5 (sv) W, 18-5 W, 11-5 L, 1-3 W, 7-6 (tb) WBF W, 6-4 L, 1-3 (sv) W, 6-4 (sv) W, 15-0 W, 4-2 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 W, 10-3 L, 4-6 W, 11-5 WBF W, 5-4 W, 11-10 L, 5-12 WBF W, 8-6 L, 1-4 W, 4-3 W, 10-6 L, 2-4 L, 3-13

Opponent Place Record #6 Alton Lucas, Hofstra dual 1-0 #5 Steve Anceravage, Cornell dual 1-1 #14 Chris Henrich, Virginia dual 1-2 Paul Paddock, Edinboro (2:41) dual 2-2 Brett Nelson, Binghamton (major) dual 3-2 Ryan Malloy, unatt. (2:59) NLO 4-2 Cory Beaver, Penn (major) NLO 5-2 Corey Peltier, Maryland NLO 6-2 Hunter Meys, Boston NLO 7-2 Mike Letts, UA-Maryland NLO (2nd) 7-3 #14 Kurt Brenner, West Virginia dual 7-4 Kyle Skinner, Delaware State Wilkes 8-4 Shane Smith, Millersville (1:28) Wilkes 8-5 Andrew Rock, unatt. (major) Wilkes 9-5 Samir Soriano, Lehigh (2:50) Wilkes 10-5 Justin Danz, unatt. (1:08) Wilkes 11-5 Mike Cuchinotta, unatt. (TF, 7:00) Wilkes 12-5 Frank Heffernan, unatt. (major) Wilkes 13-5 Daniel Rinaldi, unatt. Wilkes (3rd) 14-5 #14 Alex Caruso, Lehigh dual 15-5 Travis Stem, Lock Haven (major) dual 16-5 Dorian Henderson, Missouri dual 17-5 #2 Brandon Browne, Nebraska dual 17-6 #11 Anthony Biondo, Michigan dual 18-6 Kaleb Young, Minnesota (0:45) dual 19-6 Nathan Lee,Boise State dual 20-6 #17 Trevor Perry, Indiana dual 20-7 Nick Corpe, Purdue dual 21-7 Matt Everson, Minnesota (TF; 6:01) dual 22-7 Travis Rutt, Wisconsin dual 23-7 Dave Rella, Ohio State dual 24-7 Colby Covington, Iowa dual 24-8 Ian Hinton, Michigan State dual 25-8 #1 Steve Luke, Michigan dual 25-9 Scott Giffin, Penn dual 26-9 Nick Corpe, Purdue (5:18) B10 27-9 #14 Trevor Perry, Indiana B10 28-9 #4 Jay Borschel, Iowa B10 29-9 #1 Steve Luke, Michigan B10 (2nd) 29-10 Byron Sigmon, UNC-Greensboro (1:17) NCAA 30-10 #6 Steve Anceravage, Cornell NCAA 31-10 #3 Brandon Browne, Nebraska NCAA 31-11 Trevor Perry, Indiana NCAA 32-11 #2 Michael Cannon, American NCAA 33-11 #5 Raymond Jordan, Missouri NCAA 33-12 #6 Steve Anceravage, Cornell NCAA (6th) 33-13

Three-time All-American Quentin Wright downed Lehigh’s Robert Hamlin once again at NCAAs, this time posting a 3-2 win in last year’s national semifinals. The year before, Wright beat Hamlin for his first NCAA crown at 184.

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2x ALL-AMERICAN AND NATIONAL CHAMPION Ed

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

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2009-10 2010-11

F

TF

5-0

M PTS

Red-shirt season 38-2

2011-12

31-0

Career

69-2

19-0 (8-0)

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

13-0

11-0 (8-0)

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

10-0

30-0 (16-0) 39-2 (6-0/11-1) 23-0

4-0

86

7-0

9-0

54

12-0

13-0 140

JUNIOR • 184

2012 NCAA CHAMPION Junior Ed Ruth heads into the 2012-13 season riding a 35 match win streak, including all 31 of his bouts last year, culminating with a 13-2 major over Stanford’s Nick Amuchastegi to claim the ‘12 NCAA title at 174. All but five of his wins were bonus point decisions. He is now a two-time All-American having finished third in ‘10-11. Ruth was named Intermat’s National Wrestler of the Year at season’s end.

Year-by-Year: 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 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.

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 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.

High School/Personal: Ruth was a 2009 High School All-American and comes to Penn State as the top-ranked recruit in his weight class nationally...starred at New Jersey’s Blair Academy this past season after successful high school career at Susquehanna Township..two-time PIAA Triple-A place-winner, finishing fourth and fifth in his final two years at STHS...won the NHSCA High School Junior National Championship in 2008.

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 24

PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

ED RUTH RUTH MATCH-BY-MATCH 2010-11

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

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

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

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 #10 Nick Heflin, Ohio State (major) B10 25-0 #6 Logan Storley, Minnesota (major) B10 (1st) 26-0 Jim Resnick, Rider (1:43) NCAA 27-0 Dorian Henderson, Missouri (1:25) NCAA 28-0 #9 Nick Heflin, Ohio State NCAA 29-0 #4 Logan Storley, Minnesota (TF; 6:38) NCAA 30-0 #3 Nick Amuchastegui, Stanford (major)NCAA (1st) 31-0

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

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

Ed Ruth’s many cradles led to a perfect 31-0 season including a 13-2 major over Stanford’s Nick Amuchastegui in the NCAA finals in St. Louis.

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2x ALL-AMERICAN AND NATIONAL CHAMPION David

TAYLOR Sr./Jr. Eligible St. Paris, Ohio/St. Paris Graham 2X All-American (2012, 1st at 165; 2011, 2nd at 157)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2009-10 2010-11

F

TF

8-1

15-0

M PTS

Red-shirt season 38-1

2011-12

32-0

Career

70-1

19-0 (8-0)

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

14-0 (8-0)

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

15-0

33-0 (16-0) 37-1 (7-0/9-1)

23-1

11-0

93

9-0

6-0

66

24-0

17-0 159

JUNIOR • 165

2012 NCAA CHAMPION David Taylor heads into the 2012-13 season as defending national champion at 165, a two-time All-American and holder of nearly every major individual award given out last year, following his stellar 32-0 run through the nation en route to his first national title. Taylor, the Hodge Trophy winner as the top collegiate wrestler in the nation as well as the NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler Award winner, will carry a 70-1 career record with 157 dual meet points into his junior campaign.

Year-by-Year: 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 not count on his record)...downed #9 Brandon Hatchett of Lehigh on 12/9 at LU...rolled 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 all-time 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.

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2010-11: Tech falled 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 (26-11) 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 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...named 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.

PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

DAVID TAYLOR 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 in each of the past two seasons...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 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

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

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

David Taylor was honored after his NCAA title run last year as the NCAA Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler as well as the NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler for the season. 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

157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157

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

#9 Paul Young, Indiana (TF; 4:06) Scuffle (1st) Nick Emison, VMI (2:27) dual Josh Greisheimer, Edinboro (major) dual Matt Cathell, Kent State (TF; 4:40) dual Aaron Hynes, Michigan (TF; 4:53) dual Donnie Tasser, Pittsburgh (TF; 7:00) dual #5 Paul Young, Indiana (major) dual #14 Derek St. John, Iowa (major) dual Sean McMurray, Michigan State (TF; 6:23) dual #20 Brandon Zeerip, Michigan (1:01) dual Jackson Morse, Illinois (TF; 6:21) dual Matt Mincey, Minnesota (TF; 6:15) dual Kalvin York, Wisconsin (TF; 4:57) dual Matt Mincey, Minnesota (1:27) B10 #10 Paul Young, Indiana (major) B10 #7 Derek St. John, Iowa B10 (1st) Robert Erisman, Oklahoma State (major) NCAA David Bonin, Northern Iowa (TF; 5:49) NCAA #6 Derek St. John, Iowa NCAA #2 Steve Fittery, American NCAA #4 Bubba Jenkins, Arizona State (4:14) NCAA (2nd)

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 33-0 34-0 35-0 36-0 37-0 38-0 38-1

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

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

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RETURNING ALL-AMERICAN Dylan

ALTON Jr./So. Eligible Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain All-American (3rd in 2012)

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

Career

30-6

12-2 (6-2)

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

2-1

0-0

10-0

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SOPHOMORE • 157

FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN Sophomore Dylan Alton laid claim to one of the top freshman seasons in the nation last year, rolling to 30 wins and rebounding from a sudden victory loss in the national quarterfinals to claim third place at his first NCAA Championship at 157. Alton will roll into his sophomore campaign as one of the top 157 pounders in the nation with a national title as the ultimate goal.

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Downed Dirk Cowburn 5-3 in Intrasquad on 11/3...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 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.

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.

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.

Dylan Alton’s SV2 win over American’s Ganbayar Sanjaa highlighted Penn State’s superb Saturday morning session as the Lions went on to win a second straight NCAA title.

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DYLAN ALTON

Alton’s 6-2 dismantling of #3 Jason Welch of Northwestern gave the Nittany Lion freshman a third place finish in his first NCAA Championship run.

ALTON MATCH-BY-MATCH 2011-12 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

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RETURNING ALL-AMERICAN Nico

MEGALUDIS So./So. Eligible Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional All-American (2nd in 2012))

CAREER STATISTICS Year

F

TF

2011-12

Overall 28-8

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) 11-3 (5-3)

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

3-1

3-0

7-0

M PTS 46

Career

28-8

11-3 (5-3)

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

3-1

3-0

7-0

46

SOPHOMORE • 125

FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN Sophomore Nico Megaludis emerged as a true freshman star on the national scene last year, parlaying a strong regular season into a sizzling run through his first NCAA Championship tournament. The Murrysville native advanced to the national finals and ended his first season of collegiate wrestling as the 2012 National Runner-Up at 125. Megaludis now returns as a contender for the national title as a sophomore.

Year-by-Year: 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 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.

True freshman Nico Megaludis dropped a tough 4-1 decision to Iowa’s Matt McDonough in the national finals.

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NICO MEGALUDIS

Nico Megaludis downed #2 Zach Sanders 7-4 in the national quarterfinals, on his way to National Runner-Up laurels as a true freshman.

MEGALUDIS MATCH-BY-MATCH 2011-12 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 Jr./So. Eligible Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain National Qualifier (2011)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

30-10

14-5 (4-4)

2011-12 Career

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

F

TF

M PTS

18-0

1-0

4-0

74

18-0

1-0

4-0

74

Red-shirt Season 30-10

14-5 (4-4)

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

SOPHOMORE • 149

NATIONAL QUARTERFINALIST Red-shirt sophomore Andrew Alton pinned his way through November of 2010 as a true freshman and emerged as one of the nation’s best and most exciting wrestlers at 141. Alton ended his true freshman year with 30 wins, including 18 pins, and now heads into a sophomore season with a chance to improve upon his national quarterfinals finish from a year ago. After a red-shirt season, the Nittany Lion qualifier will make the move up to 149, looking to battle for a national title.

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Red-shirt season, went 9-1 with three majors and two pins as an unattached grappler. 2010-11: Andrew is the twin brother of All-American Dylan...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’ fifthyear 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 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.

Andrew Alton tallied 18 pins as a true freshman two years ago and red-shirted last season. Alton returns at 149 pounds this year.

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ANDREW ALTON ALTON MATCH-BY-MATCH 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

Alton’s throws came fast and furious as a freshman in 2010-11.

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NATIONAL QUALIFIER Frank

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

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010-11

Overall 18-3

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) 7-0 (1-0)

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

F

TF

3-0

1-0

M PTS 5-1

23

2011-12

9-11

3-6 (3-4)

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

0-3

0-0

2-2

10

Career

27-14

10-6 (4-4)

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

3-3

1-0

7-3

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JUNIOR • 133

Junior Frank Martellotti returned during the second semester last season and parlayed a hard-fought Big Ten regular season into a trip to the NCAA Championships at 133. Picking up a win in his first trip to nationals, Martellotti returns for his junior campaign looking for bigger things in 2012-13.

Year-by-Year: 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 trhilling 4-3 win over #18 Ridge Kiley of Nebraska in seventh place bout.

Frank Martellotti’s 4-3 win over Nebraska’s Ridge Kiley earned him an automatic bid to last year’s NCAA Championship.

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.

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PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

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

Frank Martellotti ended last year with a 9-11 overall record, going 1-2 at NCAAs as a true sophomore.

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NATIONAL QUALIFIER Morgan

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

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

F

TF

2011-12

18-10

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

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

3-0

0-1

3-0

M PTS 25

Career

18-10

8-2 (5-1)

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

3-0

0-1

3-0

25

SOPHOMORE • 197

True sophomore Morgan McIntosh spent the 2011-12 season ranked among the nation’s best at 197, wrestling a rugged schedule as a true freshman. McIntosh ended the year with a trip to the NCAA Championships, but a mid-season injury hampered his post-season run. Still, the talented California native gained valuable experience and was a key factor in Penn State’s Big Ten dual meet, Big Ten tourney and NCAA championship runs. McIntosh is likely to red-shirt in 2012-13.

Year-by-Year: 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.

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. Morgan McIntosh made a superb debut as a true freshman last year, hammering Bloomsburg’s Richard Perry 6-0 in front of over 6,000 fans in Rec Hall last November.

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PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

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’s 5-3 (sv) win over Iowa’s Grant Gambrall was a key victory in Penn State’s 22-12 win over the Hawkeyes last year.

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RETURNING STARTER Bryan

PEARSALL Sr./Sr. Eligible Lititz, Pa./Warwick

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2008-09 2009-10

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season 3-23

1-16 (1-7)

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

0-5

0-1

0-5

3

2010-11

13-6

5-2 (1-0)

8-4 (0-0/0-0)

8-1

0-0

0-1

24

2011-12

15-12

7-5 (3-4)

8-7 (3-2/0-0)

6-0

1-1

3-1

35

Career

31-41 13-23 (5-11) 18-18 (3-4/0-0) 14-6

1-2

3-7

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SENIOR • 141

Senior Bryan Pearsall heads into his final season as one of the most experienced Nittany Lion lower weights. Pearsall emerged as an explosive point scorer for Penn State last season at 141, notching six pins, scoring 35 dual meet points and just missing out on a trip to NCAAs. His bonus point prowess proved pivotal in Penn State’s Big Ten title run and the Lion senior is looking to forge his first trip to NCAAs and earn All-America status this year.

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Went 2-2 for fourth place at ESU Open on 11/12...went 0-1 at Nittany Lion Open 12/4...first dual win of the year was a 12-2 major over Lehigh’s Jimmy Carucci on 12/9, followed by tough 5-4 loss to #19 Nathan Pennesi of WVU on 12/11...pinned #14 Matt Bonson of Lock Haven at the 4:22 mark in dual meet on 12/18 at LHU...named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (12/18)...went 3-2 with a pin and a tech fall at the Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...pinned MSU’s Brian Gibbs (4:21) in road dual win on 1/8... leading NU’s Colin Shober 4-2 on 1/13 when Shober injury defaulted, giving Pearsall the six-point dual win...pinned Pitt’s Travis Shaffer with just :03 left in Penn State’s 33-6 win over the Panthers on 2/19. Big Ten Championships (3-2, 7th): Pearsall had a superb run in a tough draw at the 2012 Big Ten Championships in Purdue, going 3-2 and earning valuable bonus points in Penn State’s title run...pinned Wisconsin’s Thomas Glenn (1:39) before a tough 4-1 loss to eventual national champion #1 Kellen Russell of Michigan...13-2 major over Indiana’s Matt Ortega...lost tough 5-2 decision to #9 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska...beat Purdue’s Brandon Nelson 8-2 for 7th place. 2010-11: Pinned Bloomsburg’s Nick Wilcox in the first period of seasonopening dual on 11/12....went 2-1 at Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/21, including pin over Harvard’s Fermin Mendez...went 4-2 (with three pins) at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5...pinned Lock Haven’s Evan Kolb on 12/12 in Penn State’s 48-0 win over the Bald Eagles...dominated #10 Ian Paddock of Ohio State in Big Ten dual meet victory on 12/19...went 4-2 with two pins at the Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30. 2009-10: Dropped hard-fought 6-4 sudden victory decision to Tyler Saltsman in intrasquad meet....leading 11-5 vs. Bloomsburg’s Dan Gaylord but caught and pinned in collegiate debut on 11/15....took eighth at the Nittany Lion Open, going 1-3 against collegiate competition but picking up three wins against non-collegiate wrestlers...went 1-2 at Reno TOC on 12/20...went 0-4 at Virginia Duals on 1/8-9...got first dual win as a Nittany Lion with a 13-12 decision over Illinois’ Daryl Thomas on 1/22. Big Ten Championships (0-2, DNP): Went 0-2 in his first run at the Big Ten Championships. 2008-09: Red-shirt season...posted 6-9 mark as unattached wrestler... picked up two wins by fall and one major decision victory.

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Pearsall thrilled almost 6,800 Rec Hall faithful by pinning Pitt’s Travis Shaffer with just 0:03 on the clock in Penn State’s season-ending dual meet win over the Panthers.

PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

BRYAN PEARSALL PEARSALL MATCH-BY-MATCH 2009-10 2011-12 Date 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 12/4 12/9 12/11 12/18 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 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

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

Result W, 11-4 WBF L, 8-12 L, 3-7 L, 0-2 W, 12-2 L, 4-5 WBF WBF L, 4-6 (sv) W, 3-1 W, 17-1 L, 0-17 WBF W, inj. def. W, 4-2 L, 3-7 L, 5-9 L, 1-6 L, 2-12 W, 13-4 WBF WBF L, 1-4 W, 13-2 L, 2-5 W, 8-2

Opponent Place Record Adam Hluschak, East Stroudsburg ESU 1-0 Anthony Rizzolo, unattached (2:34) ESU 2-0 Ronnie Garbinsky, Pitt ESU 2-1 Adam Hluschak, East Stroudsburg ESU (5th) 2-2 Derek Heyman, UA-Binghamton NLO 2-3 Jimmy Carucci, Lehigh (major) dual 3-3 #19 Nathan Pennesi, West Virginia dual 3-4 #14 Matt Bonson, Lock Haven (4:22) dual 4-4 Jimmy Nehls, UA-Virginia (1:06) Scuffle 5-4 Darius Little, North Carolina State Scuffle 5-5 Undrakhm Khishigayam, The Citadel Scuffle 6-5 Chris Mullin, Duke (TF; 6:37) Scuffle 7-5 #15 Michael Nevinger, Cornell (TF; 6:36) Scuffle 7-6 Brian Gibbs, Michigan State (4:21) dual 8-6 Colin Shober, Northwestern (up 4-2; 3:18) dual 9-6 Thomas Glenn, Wisconsin dual 10-6 #3 Montell Marion, Iowa dual 10-7 #6 Hunter Stieber, Ohio State dual 10-8 #5 Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska dual 10-9 #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan dual 10-10 Avery Garner, Utah Valley (major) dual 11-10 Travis Shaffer, Pittsburgh (6:57) dual 12-10 Thomas Glenn, Wisconsin (1:39) B10 13-10 #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan B10 13-11 Matt Ortega, Indiana (major) B10 14-11 #9 Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska B10 14-12 Brandon Nelson, Purdue B10 (7th) 15-12

Result WBF L, 3-12 WBF L, 5-10 W, 7-4 WBF LBF WBF WBF W, 8-3 L, 3-5 WBF W, 9-4 W, 5-2 W, 6-5 L, 2-5 WBF WBF L, 7-11

Opponent Nick Wilcox, Bloomsburg (2:59) Frank Cagnina, Lehigh Fermin Mendez, Harvard (2:00) Nathan Pannesi, West Virginia Joe Langel, Rutgers Kris Lowery, King College (Tenn.) (1:11) Tyler Sackett, Navy (2:15) Sean DiEmma, Lock Haven (2:56) Craig Barker, Bloomsburg (1:26) Shelton Mack, Pittsburgh Erik Spjut, Virginia Tech Evan Kolb, Lock Haven (1:40) #10 Ian Paddock, Ohio State Joseph Spisak, Virginia Jordan Thome, Army Eric Morrill, Edinboro Allen Stein, Navy (3:48) Evan Kolb, Lock Haven (5:30) Garrett Drucker, Oregon State

Date 11/13 11/25 12/6 12/6 12/6 12/6 12/11 12/12 12/20 12/20 12/20 1/3 1/8 1/8 1/9 1/9 1/22 1/24 1/29 1/31 2/5 2/7 2/12 2/19 3/6 3/6

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

Result LBF L, 3-7 L, 4-7 W, def. L, 11-16 L, 0-2 L, 4-13 L, 3-7 LBF W, 8-2 L, 0-7 L, 4-7 L, 3-5 L, 3-12 L, 4-14 LBF W, 13-12 L, 2-13 L, 7-17 L, 8-23 L, 4-8 L, 9-13 LBF LBF L, 2-4 L, 2-6

Opponent Place Record Dan Gaylord, Bloomsburg (5:28) dual 0-1 Billy Ashnault, Rutgers dual 0-2 Garrett Morabito, Binghamton NLO 0-3 Cullen Isenberg, UA-Rutgers NLO 1-3 Filberto Colon, Rider NLO 1-4 Garrett Morabito, Binghamton NLO (8th) 1-5 Colin Johnston, West Virginia dual 1-6 Jimmy Conroy, Pittsburgh dual 1-7 Myles Mazurkeiwicz, Great Falls Reno 1-8 Jeremy Shaw, North Carolina Reno 2-8 Cory Vombaur, Wyoming Reno 2-9 John Trumbetti, Lock Haven dual 2-10 Brock LiVorio, Virginia Tech dual 2-11 #5 Danny Mitcheff, Kent State dual 2-12 #7 Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State dual 2-13 #5 Zack Bailey, Oklahoma (5:27) dual 2-14 Daryl Thomas, Illinois dual 3-14 Ian Paddock, Ohio State dual 3-15 #6 Daniel Dennis, Iowa dual 3-16 #8 Tyler Graff, Wisconsin (TF; 6:44) dual 3-17 Eric Metzler, Northwestern dual 3-18 Zac Stevens, Michigan dual 3-19 #4 Franklin Gomez, Michigan State (5:25) dual 3-20 #1 Jayson Ness, Minnesota (1:37) dual 3-21 Eric Metzler, Northwestern B10 3-22 Zac Stevens, Michigan B10 3-23

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 12/29 12/30 12/30

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

Place Record dual 1-0 dual 1-1 dual 2-1 dual 2-2 dual 3-2 NLO 4-2 NLO 4-3 NLO 5-3 NLO 6-3 NLO 7-3 NLO 7-4 dual 8-4 dual 9-4 Scuffle 10-4 Scuffle 11-4 Scuffle 11-5 Scuffle 12-5 Scuffle 13-5 Scuffle 13-6 Bryan Pearsall pinned #14 Matt Bonson of Lock Haven at the 4:22 mark in Penn State’s 50-0 win in Thomas Fieldhouse.

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MATT BROWN Matt

BROWN Jr./So. Eligible West Valley, Utah/Cyprus

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

Career

27-2

5-0 (2-0)

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

7-0

4-0

10-0

19

SOPHOMORE • 174

There is an argument to be made that Matt Brown was among the top 174-pounders in the nation last year. Brown posted a stellar 27-2 mark as a freshman for Penn State, going 5-0 in duals and downing three ranked wrestlers, including wins over ranked 197-pounders in the Big Ten. Brown’s top performance may have come in one of his two losses, taking teammate and 2012 National Champion Ed Ruth to the wire in a 6-3 loss in the Southern Scuffle title bout. Brown is gearing up for his own title run at 174 this year as Ruth moves up a weight, making Brown a legitimate contender for NCAA gold in March.

Year-by-Year: 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. 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.

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BROWN MATCH-BY-MATCH 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

PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

ANDREW CHURCH Andrew

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

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2009-10 2010-11

F

TF

2-2

0-0

M PTS

Red-shirt season 8-12

0-2 (0-0)

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

1-1

0

2011-12

23-12

0-0 (0-0)

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

0-1

1-1

3-1

0

Career

31-24

0-2 (0-0)

31-22 (0-0/0-0)

2-3

1-1

4-2

0

JUNIOR • 174/184

Junior Andrew Church heads into the 2011-12 season with over 30 career wins. Church will look to continue to excel in the middle weights for Penn State and could see action at either 174 or 184. An outstanding student, Church is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Year-by-Year: 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...making 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

2/11 2/11 2/11 2/11 2/26 2/26 2/26 2/26

174 174 174 174 174 174 174 174

W, 13-4 W, 2-1 L, 2-3 L, 1-6 W, 3-2 W, 4-1 L, 4-5 L, 2-10

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

‘Boro ‘Boro ‘Boro ‘Boro NCO NCO NCO NCO

20-8 21-8 21-9 21-10 22-10 23-10 23-11 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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JAMES ENGLISH James

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

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2008-09

F

TF

M PTS

Injured - Did Not Wrestle

2009-10

17-7

0-0 (0-0)

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

2-1

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

0-0

3-0

9

2011-12 Career

Injured -- Did Not Wrestle 30-11

3-1 (0-0)

27-10 (0-0/0-0)

4-1

SENIOR • 149/157

James English missed the entire 2011-12 season, marking the second time in his career that the York standout has had to miss a full season with an injury. English is back and healthy and ready to have an impact for Penn State in the middle weights. English is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree as well.

Year-by-Year: 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

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ENGLISH MATCH-BY-MATCH 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

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

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

PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

NICK FISCHER Nick

CAREER STATISTICS

FISCHER Sr./Sr. Eligible Unionville, Pa./Unionville

Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2008-09

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2009-10

12-7

0-1 (0-0)

12-6 (0-0/0-0)

4-0

0-0

1-1

0

2010-11

15-9

3-4 (2-2)

12-5 (0-0/0-0)

3-0

0-0

5-1

10

2011-12

10-5

0-0 (0-0)

10-5 (0-0/0-0)

2-0

1-0

3-2

0

Career

37-21

3-5 (2-2)

34-16 (0-0/0-0)

9-0

1-0

9-4

10

SENIOR • 157/165

Senior Nick Fischer heads into his final season with the Nittany Lions as a key veteran in Penn State’s middle weights. Fischer is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree as well.

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Went 10-5 in open tournaments last year...4-1 at ESU Open on 11/12 with two pins...4-2 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/4...2-2 at Southern Scuffle. 2010-11: Went 6-0 to win 165-pound title at Washington and Jefferson Open on 11/13....went 3-3 and took eighth place at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5...picked up first PSU dual meet win wrestling up a weight at 174, downing Lock Haven’s Michael Khoury 7-5 in Penn State’s 48-0 win on 12/12...stepped in at 165 to beat Ohio State’s Jared Kusar 5-1 in Big Ten dual debut on 12/19...went 3-2 with two majors at the Southern Scuffle on 12/29...moved up two weights to 184 at Virginia Duals on 1/7-8, losing two close decisions...solid 9-1 major over Michigan State’s Bobby Nash on 2/4...lost close 5-2 decision to #19 Dan Yates of Michigan on 2/6. 2009-10: Wrestled up two weights at 174 in Penn State’s season opener vs. Bloomsburg on 11/15...took fifth at the ESU Open...won the Hitchcock Open on 1/17 with five straight wins....ended year with 12-7 mark and 4-0 record in matches decided by a pin. 2008-09: Red-shirt season

FISCHER MATCH-BY-MATCH 2011-12 Date 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/4 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1

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

Result WBF W, 9-0 W, 5-3 (sv) WBF L, def. W, 4-2 W, 7-2 W, 5-2 W, TF L, 2-11 L, 1-9 L, 4-8 W, 5-2 W, 10-2 L, 5-11

Opponent Deaglan Walsh, Delaware Valley (3:41) Craemer Hedash, Army (major) Joey Napoli, Lehigh Anthony Carlo, Bloomsburg (2:25) James Vollrath, Penn State Kyle John, Maryland Jacob Salazar, Michigan Jaaziah Bethea, George Mason Nick Terdick, Hofstra James Vollrath, Penn State Dylan Alton, Penn State Jordan Gagliano, Missouri Kenneth Radford, The Citadel Nijel Jones, N.C. State (major) Ryan Krecker, Campbell

Place Record ESU 1-0 ESU 2-0 ESU 3-0 ESU 4-0 ESU 4-1 NLO 5-1 NLO 6-1 NLO 7-1 NLO 8-1 NLO 8-2 NLO 8-3 Scuffle 8-4 Scuffle 9-4 Scuffle 10-4 Scuffle 10-5

2010-11 Date 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 11/13 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/29 12/29 1/8 1/8 2/4 2/6 2/11

Wt. 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 174 165 165 165 165 165 165 184 184 165 165 165

Result WBF W, 17-4 W, inj.def. WBF W, forf W, 5-1 WBF W, 12-2 L, 6-7 (tb) W, 2-1 L, 3-5 L, 0-10 W, 7-5 W, 5-1 W, 5-2 L, 2-8 W, 9-0 W, 9-1 L, 3-4 L, 2-6 L, 4-9 W, 9-1 L, 2-5 L, 5-10

Opponent Evan Thompson, West Liberty (3:43) Christian Mory, West Virginia (major) Brian Foy, West Virginia Andrew Gasber, Lake Erie (3:54) Forfeit, West Virginia Gary Lantz, UPJ Sam Shirey, Bloomsburg Kevin Ryan, Pitt-Johnstown (major) John -Martin Cannon, Buffalo Charles Miller, Virginia Mason Bailey, Navy Nicholas Czapla, Bucknell Michael Khoury, Lock Haven Jared Kusar, Ohio State Nick Rex, Campbell Jeb Clark, Utah Valley Kyle Dilley, Ohio (major) Jared Shernoffsky, Duke (major) Mason Bailey, Navy Casey Newburg, Kent State Hunter Collins, Michigan Bobby Nash, Michigan State (major) #19 Dan Yates, Michigan Conrad Polz, Illinois

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

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

Opponent Place Record Nathan Graham, Bloomsburg dual 0-1 Justin Barowski, Delaware Valley ESU Open 0-2 Matt Dodds, Penn State ESU Open 1-2 Thad Frick, East Stroudsburg ESU Open 2-2 Jake Kemerer, Penn State ESU Open (5th) 2-3 Kevin Dufresne, Lock Haven Mat-Town 2-4 Tim Buirkle (major) Mat-Town 3-4 Julian Colon, Liberty Mat-Town 4-4 Kevin Dufresne, Lock Haven Mat-Town 4-5 Kyle Fluck, Clarion (0:53) NLO 5-5 Ben Mandelbraut, Boston (1:06) NLO 6-5 Corey Lear, Bucknell NLO 7-5 Patrick Wright, Missouri NLO 7-6 Mark Powell, Pittsburgh NLO 7-7 Ian Heist, Pittsburgh (2:18) Hitchcock 8-7 James Vollrath, Penn State Hitchcock 9-7 Joe Harper, Pitt-Johnstown (1:55) Hitchcock 10-7 Braden Turner, Rutgers Hitchcock 11-7 Ramon Santiago, Rider Hitchcock (1st) 12-7

2009-10 Date 11/15 11/21 11/21 11/21 11/21 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/28 12/6 12/6 12/6 12/6 12/6 1/17 1/17 1/17 1/17 1/17

Wt. 174 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157

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JON GINGRICH Jon

GINGRICH Jr./So. 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

Career

21-4

0-0 (0-0)

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

3-0

0-0

6-0

0

SOPHOMORE • HWT

Jon Gingrich heads into his sophomore season ready to battle for the starting nod at heavyweight. Gingrich, a local product from Bald Eagle Area High School, is coming off a 21-4 season as a red-shirt freshman, seeing plenty of action in open tournaments and gaining valuable experience in the process.

Year-by-Year: 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.

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GINGRICH MATCH-BY-MATCH 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

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)

PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

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

DEREK REBER Derek

REBER Sr./Sr. Eligible Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg NCAA Qualifier (2009*)

SENIOR • 133

Senior Derek Reber heads into his final season as a collegiate wrestler ready to continue to battle for a spot in Penn State’s starting line-up. Reber debuted for Penn State last year but was hampered by injuries as the season progressed. A transfer from Bucknell, Reber heads into his senior year with more than 50 career wins.

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Beat Cam Kelly 4-0 in Intrasquad on 11/3...dropped 2-0 decision to Bloomsburg’s Nick Wilcox in PSU debut on 11/13...went 2-0 (plus a NC win) at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/4...first PSU dual win was a 12-4 major over West Virginia’s Jesse Schiffbauer on 12/11...went 0-2 at Southern Scuffle on 1/1...went 2-1 at the Jamestown Open on 1/28 to take third...went 4-3 at ‘Boro Open on 2/11 to place sixth. 2010-11: Went 15-14 at Bucknell in his first year back after a serious injury the year prior. 2009-10: Injured just prior to start of season, did not compete for the Bison.

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2008-09 2008-09

F

TF

M PTS

2-0

1-0

7-2

n/a

Red-shirt season 31-12

2009-10

16-4 (0-0)

15-8 (0-0/0-2)

injury red-shirt season

2010-11

15-14

9-9 (0-0)

6-5 (0-0/0-0)

3-0

1-0

0-3

n/a

2011-12

10-9

2-3 (0-1)

8-6 (0-0/0-0)

2-0

1-0

1-1

7

Career

56-35

7-0

3-0

8-6

7

27-16 (0-1) 29-19 (0-0/0-2)

REBER MATCH-BY-MATCH AT PSU 2011-12 Date 11/13 11/20 12/4 12/4 12/9 12/11 12/18 1/1 1/1 1/28 1/28 1/28 2/11 2/11 2/11 2/11 2/11 2/11 2/11

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

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

Opponent Place Record Nick Wilcox, Bloomsburg dual 0-1 #7 David Thorn, Minnesota dual 0-2 Taylor Golba, Buffalo NLO 1-2 Joseph Gosinski, Hofstra NLO 2-2 Chris Dinnien, Lehigh dual 2-3 Jesse Schiffbauer, West Virginia (major) dual 3-3 John Trumbetti, Lock Haven dual 4-3 Jodrdan O’Donnell, Virginia Tech Scuffle 4-4 Nikkolas Pena, Cornell Scuffle 4-5 Rocco Rosso, Brockport JCC Open 4-6 Alex Bossert, Cortland (TF; 4:57) JCC Open 5-6 Caleb Green, Niagara (1:10) JCC Open (3rd) 6-6 Cody Wheeler, Lock Haven ‘Boro 6-7 Dan Riggi, Binghamton ‘Boro 7-7 Victor LePeri, Clarion (4:13) ‘Boro 8-7 Paul Rose, Notre Dame (major) ‘Boro 9-7 Scott Festejo, Old Dominion ‘Boro 10-7 Cody Wheeler, Lock Haven ‘Boro 10-8 Jacob Byers, Eastern Michigan ‘Boro (6th) 10-9

2008-09: Outstanding true freshman campaign, qualifying for NCAAs as a rookie for Bucknell...went 31-12 including a 16-4 dual meet mark for the Bison with two pins, a tech and seven majors...took third at EIWAs to earn spot in NCAAs as a true freshman.

High School/Personal: 2008 PIAA state champion...four-time place winner...2008 high school nationals finalist...two-time NHSCA national champ...took fifth at junior nationals in 2007...went 165-10 during his career at Lewisburg High School...son of Franklin and Theresa Reber.

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NICK RUGGEAR Nick

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

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2010-11

15-14

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

15-14

4-7 (0-6)

2011-12 Career

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

F

TF

0-1

1-1

3-4

M PTS 13

0-1

1-1

3-4

13

Red-shirt season 11-7 (0-2/0-0)

SOPHOMORE • 197

Nick Ruggear emerged as the starter for Penn State during his true freshman campaign at 197. Last year, the Oxford native red-shirted and moved up to heavyweight where he went 8-3 as an unattached grappler in open tournaments. Ruggear now joins a talented group of big men vying for the starting spot at 285.

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Red-shirt season. 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.

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RUGGEAR MATCH-BY-MATCH 2010-11 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. 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, 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

PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

JAMES VOLLRATH James

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

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2009-10 2010-11

F

TF

2-0

0-0

M PTS

Red-shirt season 26-8

3-1 (1-0)

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

7-2

13

2011-12

12-4

0-0 (0-0)

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

3-0

1-0

3-0

0

Career

38-12

3-1 (1-0)

35-11 (2-2/0-0)

5-0

1-0

10-2

13

JUNIOR • 157

Junior James Vollrath heads into the 2012-13 season as one of Penn State’s veteran middle weights. A strong showing with a 12-4 record last year including top finishes at the Nittany Lion Open and Southern Scuffle, Vollrath has post-season experience for Penn State, placing 7th at the Big Ten Championships in 2011.

Year-by-Year: 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 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

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

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

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

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

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BEITZ AND CONAWAY Seth

Jordan

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

So./Fr. Eligible Abbottstown, Pa./New Oxford

SOPHOMORE • 149/157

FRESHMAN • 125/133

BEITZ

CONAWAY

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

Career

20-6

0-0 (0-0)

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

7-0

4-0

10-0

0

Sophomore Seth Beitz is ready to continue the growth he showcased last year in a 20-6 season. Beitz was very successful in open tournaments and was a key part of Penn State’s dual meet season as well.

Year-by-Year: 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.

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 freshman on this year’s team and Derek.

BEITZ MATCH-BY-MATCH 2011-12 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

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12 Career

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

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

0

Red-shirt freshman Jordan Conaway is coming into the new season off a solid red-shirt season. Conaway heads into 2011-12 ready to battle for a starting spot in the line-up and is one of Penn State’s most talented light weight wrestlers.

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

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.

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

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

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PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

FRASCELLA James

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

FRESHMAN • 165/174

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12 Career

Derek Reber took to the mat at 133 for Penn State in the season-opener vs. Bloomsburg last year.

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

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

0

Red-shirt freshman James Frascella heads into the 2012-13 season looking to continue the improvement begun last year as a Nittany Lion rookie. The Carmel, Ind., native saw action in a couple of open tournaments and adds important depth to the Penn State middle weights.

Year-by-Year: 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 comes 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 projects at 165 or 174 for the Lions and is the son of Paul Frascella and Barb Matakevich.

Jon Gingrich went 4-3 at the Southern Scuffle in 2011-12.

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FREY AND KELLY Luke

Cameron

So./Fr. Eligible Mountoursville, Pa./ Mountoursville

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

FRESHMAN • 141/149

SOPHOMORE • 125/133

FREY

KELLY

CAREER STATISTICS

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12 Career

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

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

0

Year

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

0

Career

2-4

0-0 (0-0)

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

1-0

0-0

0-1

0

Red-shirt freshman Luke Frey is coming off a solid rookie campaign that saw the talented Montoursville native compete well as an unattached wrestler. Frey will look to compete at 141 and 149 for Penn State during the 2012-13 season.

Sophomore Cameron Kelly will enter the 2012-13 season as a key member of Penn State’s light-weight roster. Kelly wrestled in open tournaments as a red-shirt freshman last season, gaining valuable experience. Kelly is among Penn State’s top students as well, earning Academic All-Big Ten laurels.

Year-by-Year:

Year-by-Year:

2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 9-1 in open tournaments as an unattached wrestler with three tech falls and two majors.

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.

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.

2010-11: Red-shirt season.

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 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

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

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

LUTZ AND MORAN Rex

Kyle

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

Jr./So. Eligible Oxford, Pa./Oxford

FRESHMAN • 165

SOPHOMORE • 141

LUTZ

MORAN

CAREER STATISTICS

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12 Career

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

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

0

Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2011-12

8-2

0-0 (0-0)

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

0-1

0-0

3-1

0

Career

8-2

0-0 (0-0)

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

0-1

0-0

3-1

0

Rex Lutz earned a spot on the roster as a walk-on a year ago and had a solid red-shirt campaign, posting 10 wins as an unattached wrestler in open tournaments. Lutz heads into his red-shirt freshman season looking to continue the growth started last year.

Sophomore Kyle Moran is coming off a solid red-shirt season a year ago and heads into the 2012-13 season looking to battle for a spot among Penn State’s lighter weights. Moran wrestled in three open tournaments a year ago, winning one, and looks to build upon that experience in the new year.

Year-by-Year:

Year-by-Year:

2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 10-11 in open tournaments as unattached wrestler...had four pins.

High School/Personal:

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.

Lutz wrestled at Pen Argyl High School in Easton, Pa. Lutz is the son of Rex and JoAnn Lutz and is a pre-medicine major at Penn State.

2010-11: Red-shirt season.

High School/Personal: Moran came to Penn State after a solid career at Oxford High School in Oxford, Pa. Moran went 29-9 as a senior at 135 and posted a 106-55 career record for the Hornets. Moran also competed at Flo Nationals, posting an impressive fifth place finish. He is the son of Scott and Lisa Moran.

MORAN MATCH-BY-MATCH 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

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

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MORGAN AND OWENS Nate

David

Jr./So. Eligible McCook, Neb./McCook

So./Fr. Eligible Derry, N.H./Pinkerton

SOPHOMORE • 133

FRESHMAN • 141

MORGAN

OWENS

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2010-11

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

15-9

1-3 (1-3)

15-9

1-3 (1-3)

2011-12 Career

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

F

TF

M PTS

1-1

0-0

1-1

3

1-1

0-0

1-1

3

Red-shirt season 14-6 (0-0-/0-0)

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12 Career

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

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

0

Sophomore Nate Morgan is coming off a red-shirt season that saw the talented Lion rehab from an off-season injury. Morgan was a spot starter for Penn State two years ago and looks to return to the starting line-up in 2012-13.

David Owens heads into the 2012-13 season after a red-shirt year in 201112. Owens saw action in open tournaments last year as an unattached wrestler and will continue to battle it out amongst Penn State’s middle weights.

Year-by-Year:

Year-by-Year:

2011-12: Missed 2011-12 with an injury...red-shirted...First Team Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 2-3 unattached...both wins were tech fall victories.

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.

High School/Personal: Owens came to Happy Valley from Derry, N.H., having wrestled in high school at Derry where he was a NH state champion at 140. He is the son of Darlene and Steve Owens.

MORGAN MATCH-BY-MATCH 2010-11 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

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 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

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

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PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

PHILLIPS AND SYREK Brandon

Scott

Jr./So. Eligible Timonium, Md./Dulaney

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

SOPHOMORE • 174

FRESHMAN • 197

PHILLIPS

SYREK

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2010-11

F

TF

M PTS

Red-shirt season

2011-12

10-8

0-0 (0-0)

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

0-2

0-0

3-2

0

Career

10-8

0-0 (0-0)

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

0-2

0-0

3-2

0

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12 Career

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

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

0

Brandon Phillips had a successful red-shirt freshman campaign in 2011-12, winning ten times in open tournaments. Phillips continues to improve and has become one of Penn State’s experienced upper-weights, competing at 174 a year ago.

Scott Syrek heads into his red-shirt freshman season after a year spent adjusting to the collegiate level and battling through some injury issues. Now a year older and healthy, Syrek will add punch to Penn State’s upper weights in 2012-13.

Year-by-Year:

Year-by-Year:

2011-12: Posted 10-8 mark in open tournaments...three majors...went 2-2 at Knight Point Open on 11/6...went 4-1 at ESU Open...posted 3-1 mark at Laker Open...0-1 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/4...2-2 at Hitchcock Memorial on 1/15.

2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 2-2 in open tournaments as an unattached wrestler.

2010-11: Red-shirt season.

PHILLIPS MATCH-BY-MATCH 2012-13 Date 11/6 11/6 11/6 11/6 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/12 11/19 11/19 11/19 11/19 12/4 1/15 1/15 1/15 1/15

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

Result L, 2-10 W, 5-2 W, 13-3 L, 6-8 W, 12-4 W, 10-4 LBF W, 10-3 W, 13-3 L, 4-7 W, 12-7 W, 5-3 LBF L, 3-12 W, 5-2 L, 5-8 W, forf. L, 1-2

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 is the son of Kristy and Rich Syrek.

Opponent Place Record Josh Snook, Maryland Knight 0-1 Colton Van’thof, Navy Knight 1-1 Mark Colubucci, West Virginia (major) Knight 2-1 Josh Snook, Maryland Knight 2-2 Juan Diaz, Nassau (major) ESU 3-2 Tony Vorndran, East Stroudsburg ESU 4-2 Matt Brown, Penn State (2:55) ESU 4-3 Josh Snook, Maryland ESU 5-3 Brendan McKeown, East Stroudsburg (major) ESU 6-3 Mark Colubucci, West Virginia Laker 6-4 Randall Wagner, Seton Hill Laker 7-4 Zach Pincus, Millersville Laker 8-4 Bret Terry, Gannon (3:58) Laker 8-5 Quinton Godley, North Carolina State NLO 8-6 Dylan Treaster, Shippensburg Hitchcock 9-6 Stephen Doty, Virginia Hitchcock 9-7 Forfeit Hitchcock 10-7 Austin Gabel, Virginia Tech Hitchcock 10-8

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WATERS Michael

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

FRESHMAN • 133

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

Duals (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA)

2011-12 Career

F

TF

M PTS

0

0

0

Red-shirt season 0-0

0-0 (0-0)

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

0

Red-shirt freshman Mike Waters gained valuable experience in open tournaments last season and is ready for the 2012-13 campaign. The North Carolina native could be a key factor for the Nittany Lion lighter weights this year.

Year-by-Year: 2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 7-9 in open tournaments as an unattached wrestler.

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.

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PENN STATE 2012-13 NITTANY LION WRESTLING • 2X BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X NCAA CHAMPIONS

BATKOWSKI, BEITZ, GULIBON, LAWSON David

Zack

Fr./Fr. Eligible Montoursville, Pa./ Montoursville High School

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

FRESHMAN • 149

FRESHMAN • 141

BATKOWSKI

BEITZ

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2012-13 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

2012-13 0

0

0

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 David Batkowski comes to Penn State from Lycoming County’s Montoursville High School. He posted a 106-20 career record and was a three-time state qualifier, finishing sixth and third during his career. Batkowski also lettered in baseball, football and track. He is considering a major in Bio-Behavioral Health and is the son of Paul and Michele Batkowski.

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.

Jimmy

Jimmy

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

Jr./So. Eligible Toms River, N.J./ Manchester Township

FRESHMAN • 133

SOPHOMORE • 285

GULIBON

LAWSON

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2012-13 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

2012-13 0

0

0

Gulibon comes 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.

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

Sophomore Jimmy Lawson comes to Penn State 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. He is contemplating a Communications major at Penn State and is the son of James and Pam Lawson.

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PHIPPS, WHITEHEAD Wes

Michael

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

Fr./Fr. Eligible Pleasant Grove, Utah/ Pleasant Grove

FRESHMAN • 174

FRESHMAN • 184

PHIPPS

WHITEHEAD

CAREER STATISTICS Year

Overall

2012-13 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

Overall

2012-13 0

0

0

Wes Phipps is, like many of his other fellow freshman, a four-time PIAA place winner and, like Beitz and Gulibon, coming off a state championship 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.

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Year 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

Utah native Michael Whitehead is in his first season at Penn State and projects at 184 for the Nittany Lions. The Pleasant Grove native wrestled at Pleasant Grove High School and is coming off a third place finish at the state championship tournament in Utah. He wrestled at Dayton High School in Dayton, Ore., for his first three years. As a junior in Oregon, he placed second at the state championships. Whitehead was a talented all-around athlete, lettering in football for four seasons, baseball once and track once. He was a second team All-State defensive back. Whitehead is planning on majoring in Computer Science and is the son of Gordon and Diane Whitehead.

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PENN STATE FINAL 2011-12 WRESTLING INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 2011-12 PENN STATE WRESTLING INDIVIDUAL RECORDS & STATS 13-1, 7-1 B1G, 6-1 HOME, 6-0 ROAD, 1-0 NEUTRAL, 2012 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS, 2012 NCAA CHAMPIONS Wrestler, Wt. Andrew Alton, 149 Dylan Alton, 157 Seth Beitz, 149 Matt Brown, 174/197 Collin Campbell, 285 Andrew Church, 174 Jordan Conaway, 125 Dirk Cowburn David Crowell James English Nick Fischer, 157 James Frascella, 174 Luke Frey, 141 Jon Gingrich, 285 Cameron Kelly, 133 Rex Lutz, 165 Frank Martellotti, 133 Morgan McIntosh, 197 Nico Megaludis, 125 Frank Molinaro, 149 Kyle Moran, 141 Nate Morgan, 141 Justin Ortega, 197 David Owens, 141 Bryan Pearsall, 141 Brandon Phillips, 174 Derek Reber, 133 Nick Ruggear, 285 Ed Ruth, 174 Sam Sherlock, 141 Clay Steadman Scott Syrek, 197 David Taylor, 165 James Vollrath, 157 Cameron Wade, 285 Michael Waters, 141 Quentin Wright, 184 TOTALS

Overall Collegiate Dual Big 10 Dual* Dual Pts. SV TB MD TF Pins Record Record Record Record For/Against W-L W-L W-L W-L W-L 9-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 2-0 30-6 30-6 12-2 6-2 39/6 1-2 2-0 10-0 0-0 2-1 20-6 11-5 0-0 0-0 0/0 1-0 0-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 27-2 27-2 5-0 2-0 19/0 0-0 0-0 10-0 4-0 7-0 6-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 23-12 23-12 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-1 3-1 1-1 0-1 11-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 10-2 10-2 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 10-5 10-5 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 3-2 1-0 2-0 5-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 9-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 2-0 3-0 0-0 21-4 13-4 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 6-0 0-0 3-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 10-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 4-2 9-11 6-10 3-6 3-4 10/24 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-3 18-10 18-10 8-2 5-1 25/6 2-0 0-0 3-0 0-1 3-0 28-8 28-8 11-3 5-3 46/12 1-1 1-0 6-0 3-0 3-1 33-0 33-0 14-0 8-0 53/0 0-0 0-0 12-0 7-0 4-0 8-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 1-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 17-7 17-7 0-2 0-0 0/6 0-0 0-1 3-0 0-0 3-1 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-0 0-2 15-12 15-12 7-5 3-4 35/16 0-0 0-0 3-1 1-1 6-0 10-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 0-2 10-9 10-9 2-3 0-1 7/10 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 8-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 31-0 31-0 11-0 8-0 54/0 0-0 0-0 9-0 7-0 10-0 3-3 3-3 1-1 0-1 3/4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 32-0 32-0 14-0 8-0 66/0 0-0 0-0 6-0 9-0 15-0 12-4 3-3 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-0 0-1 3-0 1-0 3-0 27-6 27-6 12-2 7-1 51/6 0-0 0-0 4-0 4-0 11-0 7-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-3 30-4 30-4 12-2 7-1 63/6 1-1 0-0 5-0 4-0 14-0 495-167 377-108 112-28 62-18 471/96 8-5 3-3 105-17 54-4 104-17 SV - sudden victory • TB - tiebreak • MD - major decision • TF - technical fall • * Big Ten Dual record for eight regular season duals only

DUAL TAKEDOWNS

SEASON LEADERS -- OVERALL* WINS 1. Frank Molinaro, 149 2. David Taylor, 165 3. Ed Ruth, 174 4. Dylan Alton, 157 Quentin Wright, 184 6. Nico Megaludis, 125 7. Matt Brown, 174 Cameron Wade, 285 9. Andrew Church, 174 10. Jon Gingrich, 285 11. Seth Beitz, 149 12. Morgan McIntosh, 197 13. Justin Ortega, 197 14. Bryan Pearsall, 141 15. James Vollrath, 157 16. Jordan Conaway, 125 Derek Reber, 133 18. Dirk Cowburn, 165 Nick Fischer, 157 Rex Lutz, 165 Brandon Phillips, 174 22. Andrew Alton, 149 Luke Frey, 141 Frank Martellotti, 133 25. Kyle Moran, 141 Nick Ruggear, 285 27. Mike Waters, 141 28. James Frascella, 174 29. Cameron Kelly, 133 David Owens, 141 Scott Syrek, 197 TECHNICAL FALLS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Frank Molinaro, 149 Ed Ruth, 174

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4. 33 32 31 30 30 28 27 27 23 21 20 18 17 15 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 7 5 2 2 2 9 7 7

Matt Brown, 174 Cameron Wade, 285 Quentin Wright, 184 7. Luke Frey, 141 Nico Megaludis, 125 9. Jordan Conaway, 125 David Owens, 141 11. Seth Beitz, 149 Andrew Church, 174 Dirk Cowburn, 165 Nick Fischer, 157 James Frascella, 174 Bryan Pearsall, 141 Derek Reber, 133 Nick Ruggear, 285 James Vollrath, 157 FALLS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Quentin Wright, 184 3. Cameron Wade, 285 4. Ed Ruth, 174 5. Matt Brown, 174 6. Bryan Pearsall, 141 7. Frank Molinaro, 149 Rex Lutz, 165 9 Dirk Cowburn, 165 Jon Gingrich, 285 Morgan McIntosh, 197 Nico Megaludis, 125 Justin Ortega, 197 James Vollrath, 157 15. Andrew Alton, 149 Dylan Alton, 157 Seth Beitz, 149 Nick Fischer, 157 James Frascella, 174

Fastest Fall 0:55 0:47 1:32 1:10 ----4:21 0:54 ----2:25 2:22 --1:22 1:20 2:41 --4:03 2:15 0:58 ----1:48 --1:06 --1:10 4:22 1:05 ------0:29 1:08 1:26 --1:12 0:29

4 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15 14 11 10 7 6 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

Derek Reber, 133 20. Jordan Conaway, 125 Cameron Kelly, 133 Nick Ruggear, 285 MAJOR DECISIONS 1. Frank Molinaro, 149 2. Dylan Alton, 157 Matt Brown, 174 4. Ed Ruth, 174 5. Nico Megaludis, 125 6. Jon Gingrich, 285 David Taylor, 165 8. Quentin Wright, 184 9. Cameron Wade, 285 10. Andrew Alton, 149 Seth Beitz, 149 Andrew Church, 174 Nick Fischer, 157 Morgan McIntosh, 197 Kyle Moran, 141 Justin Ortega, 197 Bryan Pearsall, 141 Brandon Phillips, 174 James Vollrath, 157 20. Luke Frey, 141 Frank Martellotti, 133 22. Dirk Cowburn, 165 Derek Reber, 133

2 1 1 1 11 10 10 9 7 6 6 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1

* includes wrestlers w/unattached wins and red-shirts.

(numbers listed FOR/AGAINST) Wt.

Wrestler

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

Total

125

Nico Megaludis

31-1

18-1

7-1

1-1

57-4

133

Derek Reber

1-4

1-3

4-1

0-0

6-8

133

Frank Martellotti

5-7

0-2

4-4

0-0

9-13

141

Sam Sherlock

0-3

2-2

2-4

0-0

4-9

141

Bryan Pearsall

5-8

4-3

1-8

0-0

10-18

149

Frank Molinaro

17-2

10-2

12-4

0-0

39-8

157

Dylan Alton

17-1

9-2

9-4

0-0

35-7

165

David Taylor

38-2

23-0

6-0

0-0

62-2

174

Ed Ruth

19-0

9-0

11-0

0-0

38-0

174/97

Matt Brown

5-0

6-0

3-0

0-0

14-0

184

Quentin Wright

20-3

7-1

4-3

0-0

31-7

197

Morgan McIntosh

9-3

2-2

5-1

1-0

17-6

197

Justin Ortega

0-0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0-1

285

Cameron Wade

9-1

3-2

4-2

0-0

16-5

TOTAL

176-35 94-21

PENN STATE 2012-13 2011–12 NITTANY • NITTANY LION LION WRESTLING WRESTLING• 2X • 2011 BIG TEN BIG CHAMPIONS TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X•NCAA 2011CHAMPIONS NCAA CHAMPIONS

71-31 2-1 343-88

FINAL 2011-12 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 2011-12 DUAL MEET TEAM POINTS SCORED BY WEIGHT/FINAL SCORES Opponent 11/13: BLOOMSBURG 11/20: #4 MINNESOTA* 12/9: at #10 Lehigh 12/11: WEST VIRGINIA 12/18: at Lock Haven 1/8: at Michigan State* 1/13: at #17 Northwestern* 1/15: at Wisconsin* 1/22: #2 IOWA* 1/29: #5 OHIO STATE* 2/3: at #7 Nebraska* 2/5: #12 MICHIGAN* 2/11: at Utah Valley 2/19: PITTSBURGH TEAM TOTALS * Big Ten Dual

125 6-0 0-3 3-0 3-0 6-0 0-6 3-0 6-0 0-3 3-0 5-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 46-12

133 0-3 0-4 0-3 4-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 4-0 0-6 0-6 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 17-34

141 3-0 0-4 4-0 0-3 6-0 6-0 6-0 3-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-4 4-0 6-0 38-20

149 5-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 6-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 53-0

157 3-0 0-3 4-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 39-6

165 6-0 5-0 3-0 5-0 5-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 3-0 5-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 4-0 66-0

174 3-0 6-0 6-0 4-0 5-0 5-0 5-0 5-0 4-0 6-0 6-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 67-0

184 6-0 0-3 0-3 6-0 5-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 3-0 6-0 3-0 6-0 6-0 4-0 63-6

197 3-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 4-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 31-12

HWT 4-0 0-3 0-3 4-0 6-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 4-0 3-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 51-6

FINAL 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 33-6 471-96

INDIVIDUAL DUAL RECORD BY WEIGHT 125 11-3

133 5-9

141 8-6

149 14-0

157 12-2

165 14-0

174 14-0

184 12-2

197 10-4

HWT 12-2

TOTAL 112-28

125 3-0

133 0-2

141 3-0

149 1-0

157 0-0

165 3-0

174 3-0

184 8-0

197 0-0

HWT 4-0

TOTAL 25-2

141 0-0

149 1-0

157 0-0

165 6-0

174 4-0

184 1-0

197 0-0

HWT 0-0

TOTAL 13-0

141 2-2

149 6-0

157 3-0

165 3-0

174 5-0

184 1-0

197 1-0

HWT 3-0

TOTAL 28-3

DUAL PINS BY WEIGHT DUAL TECHNICAL FALLS BY WEIGHT 125 1-0

133 0-0

DUAL MAJOR DECISIONS BY WEIGHT 125 2-0

133 2-1

DUAL FORFEITS/DISQ./INJURY DEFAULTS BY WEIGHT 125 0-1

133 0-0

141 1-0

149 0-0

157 0-0

165 0-0

174 1-0

184 0-0

197 0-0

HWT 0-0

TOTAL 2-1

133 3-6

141 2-4

149 6-0

157 9-2

165 2-0

174 1-0

184 2-2

197 9-4

HWT 5-2

TOTAL 44-22

149 0-0

157 0-0

165 1-0

174 1-0

184 0-0

197 0-0

HWT 0-0

TOTAL 11-3

DUAL DECISIONS BY WEIGHT 125 5-2

TEAM RECORD AT DUAL’S STARTING WEIGHT 125 9-3

133 0-0

141 0-0

SEASON LEADERS -- DUAL MEETS DUAL POINTS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Quentin Wright, 184 3. Ed Ruth, 174 4. Frank Molinaro, 149 5. Cameron Wade, 285 6. Nico Megaludis, 125 7. Dylan Alton, 157 8. Bryan Pearsall, 141 9. Morgan McIntosh, 197 10. Matt Brown, 174 11. Frank Martellotti, 133 12. Derek Reber, 133 DUAL BONUS POINTS 1. Quentin Wright, 184 2. David Taylor, 165 3. Ed Ruth, 174 4. Cameron Wade, 285 5. Bryan Pearsall, 141 6. Nico Megaludis, 125 7. Frank Molinaro, 149 8. Matt Brown, 174 9. Dylan Alton, 157 10. Frank Martellotti, 133 Morgan McIntosh, 197 Derek Reber, 133 DUAL TECH FALLS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Ed Ruth, 174 3. Matt Brown, 174 Nico Megaludis, 125 Frank Molinaro, 149 Quentin Wright, 184

66 63 54 53 51 46 36 35 25 19 10 7

27 24 21 15 14 13 11 4 3 1 1 1

6 3 1 1 1 1

DUAL MAJOR DECISIONS 1. Frank Molinaro, 149 2. Dylan Alton, 157 Cameron Wade, 285 Ed Ruth, 174 5. Nico Megaludis, 125 Bryan Pearsall, 141 David Taylor, 165 8. Frank Martellotti, 133 Morgan McIntosh, 197 Matt Brown, 174 Derek Reber, 133

6 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

DUAL PINS 1. Quentin Wright, 184 2. Cameron Wade, 285 3. Nico Megaludis, 125 Ed Ruth, 174 David Taylor, 165 Bryan Pearsall, 141 7. Frank Molinaro, 149

8 4 3 3 3 3 1

DUAL TAKEDOWNS 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Nico Megaludis, 125 3. Frank Molinaro, 149 4. Ed Ruth, 174 5. Dylan Alton, 157 6. Quentin Wright, 184 7. Morgan McIntosh, 197 8. Cameron Wade, 285 9. Matt Brown, 174 10. Bryan Pearsall, 141 11. Frank Martellotti, 133 12. Derek Reber, 133

67 57 39 37 35 31 17 16 14 10 9 6

DUAL REVERSALS 1. Frank Martellotti, 133 2. Morgan McIntosh, 197 3. David Taylor, 165 Cameron Wade, 285 Quentin Wright, 184 6. Dylan Alton, 157 Frank Molinaro, 149 Derek Reber, 133 Bryan Pearsall, 141 10. Matt Brown, 174 Nico Megaludis, 125 Ed Ruth, 174

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

DUAL NEAR FALL 2 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Ed Ruth, 174 3, Frank Molinaro, 149 Quentin Wright, 184 5. Matt Brown, 174 Bryan Pearsall, 141 7. Cameron Wade, 285 8. Frank Martellotti, 133 Bryan Pearsall, 141

9 6 4 4 3 3 2 1 1

DUAL NEAR FALL 3 1. David Taylor, 165 2. Frank Molinaro, 149 3. Ed Ruth, 174 4. Cameron Wade, 285 Quentin Wright, 184 6. Bryan Pearsall, 141 7. Dylan Alton, 157 Matt Brown, 174 9. Morgan McIntosh, 197 Nico Megaludis, 125

10 8 7 6 6 4 2 2 1 1

DUAL STALLS FORCED/TAKEN 125: Nico Megaludis 10 133: Derek Reber 3 133: Frank Martellotti 3 141: Sam Sherlock 0 141: Bryan Pearsall 3 149: Frank Molinaro 5 157: Dylan Alton 8 165: David Taylor 6 174: Ed Ruth 14 174: Matt Brown 3 184: Quentin Wright 6 197: Morgan McIntosh 2 285: Cameron Wade 4 TOTAL 67

0 1 4 3 5 2 5 0 1 2 1 1 6 31

DUAL RIDING TIME POINTS FOR/AGAINST 125: Nico Megaludis 133: Derek Reber 133: Frank Martellotti 141: Sam Sherlock 141: Bryan Pearsall 149: Frank Molinaro 157: Dylan Alton 165: David Taylor 174: Ed Ruth 174: Matt Brown 184: Quentin Wright 197: Morgan McIntosh 197: Justin Ortega 285: Cameron Wade TOTAL

1 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 15

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PENN STATE 2011-12 RESULTS, WRESTLING AWARDS, ATTENDANCE RESULTS

12/11 WEST VIRGINIA 1/22

NOVEMBER Sun. Sun.

13 20

BLOOMSBURG #4 MINNESOTA*

W, 39-3 L, 14-23

IOWA

1/29

OHIO STATE

2/5

MICHIGAN

2/19

PITTSBURGH

4

NITTANY LION OPEN

(Penn State’s six champions: Nico Megaludis at 125, Frank Molinaro at 149, David Taylor at 165, Ed Ruth at 174, Quentin Wright at 184, Cameron Wade at 285)

Fri. Sun. Sun.

9 11 18

at #10 Lehigh WEST VIRGINIA at Lock Haven

W, 24-12 W, 34-6 W, 50-0

JANUARY Sun.-Mon.1-2

1st, 191.5

Southern Scuffle, Chattanooga, Tenn. (Molinaro 1st 149, Taylor 1st 165, Ruth 1st 174, Wright 1st 184,

8 13 15 22 29

at Michigan State* at #17 Northwestern* at Wisconsin* #2 IOWA* #5 OHIO STATE*

W, 36-6 W, 38-3 W, 43-0 W, 22-12 W, 34-9

FEBRUARY Fri. Sun. Sat. Sun.

3 5 11 19

at #7 Nebraska* #12 MICHIGAN* at Utah Valley #9 PITTSBURGH

W, 31-6 W, 34-7 W, 39-3 W, 33-6

MARCH Sat.-Sun. 3-4

1st, 149.0

2012 Big Ten Championships at Purdue

(Molinaro 1st at 149, Taylor 1st at 165, Ruth 1st at 174, Alton 3rd at 157, Wright 3rd at 184, Wade 3rd at 285, Megaludis 5th at 125, McIntosh 5th at 197, Martellotti 7th at 133, Pearsall 7th at 141)

Thur.-Sat.15-17

2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships, St. Louis, Mo. 1st, 143.0 (Molinaro 1st at 149, Taylor 1st at 165, Ruth 1st at 174, Megaludis 2nd at 125, Wright 2nd at 184, Alton 3rd at 157, Wade 2-2 at 285, Martellotti 1-2 at 133, McIntosh 1-2 at 197) * Big Ten Dual

ATTENDANCE 11/3 INTRASQUAD (appx*) 11/13 BLOOMSBURG 11/20 MINNESOTA 12/11 WEST VIRGINIA 1/22 IOWA 1/29 OHIO STATE 2/5 MICHIGAN 2/19 PITTSBURGH *TOTAL *AVG. (does not include intrasquad)

3,000 6,059 6,277 6,078 6,796 6,728 6,671 6,755 45,364 6,481

AWARDS 2011-12 RIDGE RILEY AWARD WINNERS (home) 11/13 BLOOMSBURG 11/20 MINNESOTA 60

Frank Molinaro, 149

2011-12 ERNIE LUCAS AWARD WINNERS (away) 12/9

LEHIGH

12/18 LOCK HAVEN

Nico Megaludis, 125

Dylan Alton, 157 Bryan Pearsall, 141

1/8

MICHIGAN STATE

Bryan Pearsall, 141

1/13

NORTHWESTERN

Nico Megaludis, 125

1/15

WISCONSIN

Frank Molinaro, 149

2/3

NEBRASKA

2/11

UTAH VALLEY

Alton 2nd 157, Brown 2nd 165, Megaludis 4th 125, Wade 4th HWT)

Sun. Fri. Sun. Sun. Sun.

Ed Ruth, 174 Frank Molinaro, 149 and Cameron Wade, 285

DECEMBER Sun.

Derek Reber, 133 Morgan McIntosh, 197

HONORS WON Dylan Alton, 157 All-American (3rd Place) Nico Megaludis, 125 2012 National Runner-Up (125) All-American (2nd Place) Frank Molinaro, 149 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, 2/6 2012 Big Ten Championship Co-OW 3/4 2012 Big Ten Champion (149) First Team All-Big Ten 2012 NCAA National Champion (141) All-American (1st place) Bryan Pearsall, 141 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, 12/18 Ed Ruth, 174 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, 1/17 2012 Big Ten Champion (174) First Team All-Big Ten 2012 NCAA Champion (174) All-American (1st Place) Cael Sanderson, Head Coach 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year David Taylor, 165 ‘12 Southern Scuffle Outstanding Wrestler, 1/2 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, 1/3 2012 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year 2012 Big Ten Champion (165) First Team All-Big Ten 2012 NCAA Champion (165) All-American (1st place) 2012 Gorriaran Award Winner 2012 NCAA Championship OW 2012 Season NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler 2012 Hodge Trophy Winner Quentin Wright, 184 2012 National Runner-Up (184) All-American (2nd place)

David Taylor, 165

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Matt Brown, 197 David Taylor, 157

NOTES NITTANY LIONS CLAIM SECOND STRAIGHT NCAA TITLE The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team ran away from the field to claim its second straight NCAA title on March 15-17 in St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. The Nittany Lions won going away with 143.0 points to second place Minnesota’s 117.5. Iowa was further back in third with 107.5. The win was made all that more impressive as Penn State’s school record three national champions and five national finalists. The back-to-back title run makes Penn State only the fifth team in NCAA history to win back-to-back crowns. Penn State’s 2012 title facts: * School record 3 National Champions * School record 5 National Finalists * School record 143.0 points, most scored in tournament since Oklahoma State had 153 on 2005. * Penn State now has 3 NCAA team titles, tied for 5th all-time. * David Taylor’s 22 points scored in finals is an NCAA all-time record for points in the finals. * Penn State now has 25 individual champions, 5th all-time in NCAA history.

TAYLOR WINS HODGE! David Taylor was named the winner of the 2012 Hodge Trophy as the national wrestler of the Year. Taylor is Penn State’s second Hodge Trophy winner as former Lion great Kerry McCoy received the honor in 1997. Taylor’s Hodge Award capped off an amazing sophomore season that saw the Lion 165-pounder go undefeated (320), win his second straight Big Ten title, be named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year of the second straight time, win the NCAA national title at 165, be named 2012 NCAA Championship Outstanding Wrestler, winning the 2012 Gorriaran Award and being named the 2012 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler for the 2011-12 season. Taylor is only the third sophomore to ever win the Hodge Trophy, joining Iowa’s Brent Metcalf and current Nittany Lion head coach Cael Sanderson as second-year grapplers to win the trophy.

TAYLOR CLAIMS 165-POUND NATIONAL CROWN; NAMED OW, GORRIARAN AND MOST DOMINANT Sophomore David Taylor, the undefeated top seed at 165, pinned his way to the NCAA Finals and the put on a stunning performance to win the 2012 NCAA title. In the finals, Taylor met No. 11 Brandon Hatchett of Lehigh. Closing out one of the most dominant performances in NCAA tournament history, Taylor put on a takedown clinic in rolling to a 22-7 technical fall at the 5:55 mark. The Nittany Lion sophomore notched three first period takedowns to lead 6-2 after one period. After choosing down to start the second, Taylor reversed Hatchett, cut him loose, took him down again and added two near fall points to lead 12-3 after two. The third period was a blistering display of takedowns as Taylor rolled up five takedowns to post the technical fall and finish a national championship run with a 5-0 record that included four pins and a technical fall. Taylor pined Bucknell’s Corey Lear, Chattanooga’s Brandon Right, #8 Robert Kokesh of Nebraska and #4 Bekzod Abdurakhmonov of Clarion before teching Hatchet in the finals. Taylor’s 22 points is an all-time record for points in the finals and his Gorriaran is Penn State’s second straight (Ed Ruth won last year). Taylor ends a perfect sophomore season with a 32-0 record. He heads into his junior year as a two-time All-American with a 70-1 record. He was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler for his performance, won the Gorriaran Award (most pins in least time) and was honored as the NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler for the entire 2011-12 season, all in a flurry of post-season awards handed out as the event drew to a close.

MOLINARO WINS 149-POUND NATIONAL TITLE; BECOMES PSU’S 5TH 4X ALL-AMERICAN Senior Frank Molinaro, the undefeated top-seed at 149, met No. 7 Dylan Ness of Minnesota in the NCAA title bout, meeting the talented Gopher for the fourth time this season. Molinaro fought off one early Ness shot and then tried to connect on multiple single legs in the first period before finally breaking through for a takedown with :20 left. Riding the 2-0 lead into the third period, he escaped to a 3-1 lead and then rode Ness for most of the third period to build up 1:50 in riding time and post the 4-1 win. Already Penn State’s fifth four-time All-American, Molinaro is now Penn State’s latest NCAA Champion. Molinaro majored Cornell’s Chris Villalonga, beat Oregon State’s Scott Sakaguchi, majored #8 Eric Grajales of Michigan and shut-out Hofstra’s Justin Accordino to advance to the finals. He finished 8th,

Penn State celebrates its second straight NCAA title in St. Louis’ Scottrade Center last March.

5th, 2nd and 1st at NCAAs and closes out a perfect senior season with a 33-0 record, giving him a 121-29 career mark. He leaves Penn State as one of the greatest wrestlers in school history and tied for 8th all-time on Penn State’s career win list. Molinaro’s 5-0 run through this year’s tourney gives him 17 wins in the NCAA tournament, tied for fourth all-time in school history.

RUTH MAJORS HIS WAY TO 174-POUND NATIONAL CROWN Sophomore Ed Ruth, the undefeated top seed at 174, met No. 3 Nick Amuchastegui in a battle of two unbeaten wrestlers. Getting revenge for an injury default loss in the national quarters last year, Ruth dominated the Stanford wrestler from start to finish, rolling to a 13-2 major decision and become Penn State’s third national champion of the night. Ruth used a takedown, two near fall points and an escape to bolt out to a 5-2 lead after one period. He added an escape and a takedown in the second to lead 8-3 and then, after Amuchastegui chose neutral, notched a takedown, two near fall points and a rideout to roll to the major. He ended the match with 3:39 in riding time. Ruth ends a simply dominating title run with a 5-0 mark, including two pins, a technical fall and the major in the title bout. Ruth pinned Rider’s Jim Resnick and Missouri’s Dorian Henderson before beating #9 Nick Heflin of Ohio State 11-4. He then teched #4 Logan Storley of Minnesota 16-1 before majoring Amuchastegui in the finals. The undefeated run gives him a 31-0 mark to close out the year. He heads into his junior season as a two-time All-American with a 69-2 record.

WRIGHT BECOMES PSU’S 20TH 3X ALLAMERICAN WITH RUN TO NATIONAL FINALS AT 184 Junior Quentin Wright, the defending National Champion and No. 6 seed at 184, faced off against No. 4 Steve Bosak of Cornell in the final.. Wright and Bosak battled through a scoreless first period and then the Lion junior chose down to start the second stanza. Wright worked his way to a reversal but Bosak was able to escape with around :20 on the clock, cutting the lead to 2-1 after two. Bosak then chose down to start the third period and escaped to tie the score. Wright pressured Bosak constantly throughout the match and, in particular, the third period. But Bosak was able to back away from the Lion and kill the clock in the third period, sending the match to sudden victory. Bosak then notched the decisive takedown midway through the period to post the 4-2 (sv) win. Wright ends the tournament with a 4-1 mark, earning national runner-up honors. Wright majored North Carolina’s Thomas Ferguson and #11 Ben Clymer of Hofstra before pinning #3 Ben Bennett of Central Michigan and beating #2 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh in the national semifinals. He leaves St. Louis as Penn State’s 20th three-time All-American after a 30-4 season and heads into his senior year with an 84-23 record.

FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN MEGALUDIS EMERGES AS 125-POUND NATIONAL FINALIST True freshman Nico Megaludis, the No. 10 seed at 125, took on top-seed Matt McDonough of Iowa in the first national final of the night. Megaludis battled McDonough through two even periods before the Hawkeye used a third period takedown to break a 1-1 tie. McDonough then rode Megaludis out and, with the riding time point, posted the 4-1 victory. Megaludis ends a superb true freshman

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PENN STATE WRESTLING NOTES run through the 2012 NCAA Championships with a 4-1 record, as a freshman AllAmerican and as the 2012 National Runner-Up. Megaludis majored Wyoming’s Michael Martinez in the first round before hammering #7 Jarrod Patterson of Oklahoma in the second round. He then beat #2 Zach Sanders of Minnesota in the quarters to advance to the national semifinals, where he posted a thrilling 3-2 (tb2) win over #6 Frank Perrelli of Cornell to advance to the national finals as a true freshman. Both Perrelli and Sanders had beaten Megaludis twice during the regular season, allowing the Penn State true freshman a measure of revenge to close out the season. He ends his first season of collegiate wrestling with a 28-8 overall record.

DYLAN ALTON ROARS TO THIRD PLACE ALL-AMERICAN STATUS AT 157 Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) finished off an outstanding season with a third place finish at 157 in the 2012 NCAA Championships. Alton’s super 6-1 tourney run was highlighted by an outstanding Saturday morning session.. Alton, the No. 7 seed, took down No. 5 Ganbayar Sanjaa of American by a 7-5 (sv2) decision in the consolation semifinals and then hammered No. 3 Jason Welch of Northwestern 6-2 in the third place bout. The Lion freshman majored Columbia’s Jake O’Hara in the first round and then beat #10 Anthony Jones of Michigan State in the second. His only loss of the tournament was a 3-1 (sv) decision to #2 Derek St. John of Iowa in the national quarterfinals. He rebounded with a 6-3 win over Air Force’s Joshua Kreimier and a 4-3 win over #11 James Green of Nebraska to secure AllAmerican laurels and set up his 2-0 Saturday morning performance. Alton became Penn State’s sixth All-American of the tournament and assured the Nittany Lions of having more than half their line-up place in the top three nationally.

WADE, McINTOSH AND MARTELLOTTI ALL SCORE KEY POINTS IN PENN STATE’S NCAA TITLE RUN With six All-Americans produced out of Penn State’s nine national qualifiers, the Nittany Lions also received key points from its three non-placing wrestlers. Senior Cameron Wade went 2-2 at heavyweight, finishing just one win shy of All-America status. Wade notched a tech fall in the first round and a second round win to advance to the quarters. Also scoring points for Penn State was true freshman Morgan McIntosh, who went 1-2 at 197, including a 9-3 win over Oregon State’s Taylor Meeks in the first round. Sophomore Frank Martellotti, making his first appearance at the NCAA Championships as well, went 1-2 at 133, getting a consolation round win over Bakersfield’s Frank Lomas.

ELEVEN NITTANY LIONS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONORS The 2012 NCAA National Champion Penn State wrestling team not only dominated on the mat, but excelled in the classroom as nearly one-third of its full roster has earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Eleven members of head coach Cael Sanderson’s 35 man roster earned the honor. With first year wrestlers (true freshmen and first-year transfers) not eligible, 11 of Penn State’s 25 eligible wrestlers were honored. Three of Penn State’s six All-Americans led the charge. 149-pound national champion Frank Molinaro earned the honor for the first time, capping off an undefeated title season in stellar fashion. Sophomore David Taylor, the 165-pound NCAA titlist, earned his second Academic All-Big Ten honor. Junior Quentin Wright, 2011

NCAA Champion and 2012 NCAA Finalist, collected his third straight academic honor from the conference. Joining that trio is national qualifier Cameron Wade, who earned his fourth straight Academic All-Big Ten honor. Senior Clay Steadman, a Finance major, earned his fourth straight Academic All-Big Ten honor as well. Juniors James English and Nick Fischer were also honored. Sophomore Andrew Church claimed his first Academic All-Big Ten award. Three red-shirt freshmen round out Penn State’s 11-man contingent of academic honorees. Cameron Kelly, Kyle Moran and Nate Morgan (McCook, Neb.) were all honored. The 11 honorees brings Penn State’s total of Academic All-Big Ten honorees in Sanderson’s tenure to 24 in three years. The total also ties the all-time school record for honorees as the 2002 team also had 11 members named to the list.

NITTANY LIONS CLAIM SECOND STRAIGHT BIG TEN TITLE The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team blazed through a stunning Sunday session at the 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships at Purdue on March 3-4, going 13-2 overall, including ten straight wins. The outstanding team performance allowed head coach Cael Sanderson’s crew to run away from the competition and claim its second straight Big Ten Championship. The Nittany Lions won going away with 149.0 points, outdistancing second place Minnesota which had 134.0. Iowa was third with 126.0. Other important notes of interest for Penn State from the tournament: * The Nittany Lions qualified nine wrestlers automatically, tied for most with Minnesota. * The Nittany Lions were the only team to have all ten wrestlers place. * Penn State was the only team with three champions. * All three of Penn State’s champions won their title bouts by a major or better. In fact, none of Penn State’s three titlists won a single bout by a decision. They (Molinaro, Ruth and Taylor) combined to go 10-0 with two pins, three tech falls and five majors. * As a team, Penn State rolled up the bonus points, collecting 26.5 off of one forfeit, five pints, three tech falls and ten majors. * The Nittany Lions dominated the team awards as well with Frank Molinaro earning Co-Outstanding Wrestler laurels with Michigan’s Kellen Russell; Cael Sanderson earning his second straight Big Ten Coach of the Year honor and David Taylor earning his second straight Big Ten Wrestler of the Year award.

SANDERSON NAMED BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR AGAIN Nittany Lion head coach Cael Sanderson was named 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year after guiding the Nittany Lions to their second straight Big Ten Championship at Purdue. Sanderson, also the 2011 Coach of the Year, led Penn State to a co-dual meet title this year as well. It is the third Coach of the Year award for Sanderson in six seasons as a head coach (he won one at Iowa State).

TAYLOR NAMED BIG TEN WRESTLER OF THE YEAR FOR SECOND STRAIGHT SEASON Sophomore David Taylor was named the 2012 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year, earning the conference wide season award for the second straight time. Taylor blazed through the competition at 165 this year earning his second straight Big Ten title (he won at 157 in 2011). He becomes only the fourth wrestler in Big Ten history to earn the award more than once since the 1980s, joining Iowa’s Royce Alger (‘87, ‘88), Iowa’s Mark Ironside (‘96, ‘97, ‘98) and Minnesota’s Cole Konrad (‘06, ‘07).

MOLINARO EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT BIG CROWN AND IS NAMED BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP CO-O.W. Senior 149-pounder Frank Molinaro dominated the field at the 2012 Big Ten Championships, winning his second straight conference title in fine fashion and being named the tournament’s Co-Outstanding Wrestler. Molinaro went 3-0 and shut out the competition. He pinned Northwestern’s Kaleb Friedley, posted a 15-0 tech fall over #15 Ivan Lopouchanski of Purdue in the semifinals and then hammered Minnesota’s Dylan Ness in the finals with a 15-0 tech fall at the 4:90 mark. It is the second straight year that Molinaro won the Big Ten title without giving up a single point. He shared the O.W. award with Michigan 141-pounder Kellen Russell. The Nittany Lion wrestlers claimed their second straight Big Ten title at Purdue last March.

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NOTES TAYLOR EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT BIG TEN TITLE

DAVID TAYLOR AND ED RUTH’S STUNNING DUAL MEET POINT AVERAGES

Sophomore David Taylor made it two-for-two, winning his second Big Ten Championship in as many tries. Taylor, who won at 157 last year, went 4-0 to win the 165-pound crown this year. Taylor was untouchable once again, posting a tech fall over Ohio State’s Derek Garcia and pinning Northwestern’s Pierce Harger to advance to the semifinals. In the semis, he shut out #12 Conrad Polz of Illinois, getting a 12-0 major. Then, in the conference title tilt, Taylor dominated #6 Mike Evans of Iowa to the tune of an 11-2 major decision.

Just 22 matches into his collegiate dual meet career, sophomore David Taylor surpassed the 100 point mark in dual meet points. Taylor is now 33-0 in collegiate duals with 159 dual meet points. That’s an average of 4.82 dual points per match. Classmate Ed Ruth passed the 100 point mark a mere 23 matches as well. Ruth is now is 30-0 with 140 career dual meet points for an equally impressive average of 4.67 dual points per match.

RUTH MAJORS HIS WAY TO SECOND STRAIGHT TITLE

MOLINARO, TAYLOR, RUTH STILL PERFECT AND PILING UP BONUS WINS

Sophomore Ed Ruth once again established himself as the conference’s dominant 174-pounder by majoring his way to his second straight Big Ten Championship. Ruth went 3-0 with three majors, all over wrestlers ranked among the nation’s top ten. Ruth posted a 14-2 win over #9 Jordan Blanton of Illinois, a 15-7 win over #10 Nick Heflin of Ohio State in the semifinals and a dominating 13-2 major over #6 Logan Storley in the finals.

The All-American trio of Frank Molinaro (149), David Taylor (157) and Ed Ruth (174) are all still perfect on the year and a combined 81-0 with 23 majors, 21 tech falls, 23 pins and an injury default victory. They have combined for 68 bonus point wins in 81 matches. Molinaro is 28-0 with 9 majors, 7 techs and 4 pins, giving him 20 bonus wins in 28 matches. Taylor is 27-0 with 11 pins, 8 tech falls and 6 majors, giving him 25 bonus point wins in 27 matches. Ruth is 26-0 with 8 pins, 6 techs, 8 majors and 1 injury default, giving him 23 bonus wins in 26 matches.

ALTON, WRIGHT AND WADE TAKE BIG TEN BRONZE

NITTANY LION WRESTLING ATTENDANCE SOARS IN ‘11-12

Nittany Lions Dylan Alton, Quentin Wright and Cameron Wade each roared back from semifinal upset losses to take third place. The trio combined to go 6-0 after their setbacks and help Penn State claim the 2012 Big Ten crown. Alton went 4-1 at 157 and downed #9 Anthony Jones of Michigan State in the third place match. Wright went 4-1 at 184 and beat Illinois’ Tony Dallago in the third place bout. Wade went 4-1 at 285 and took down #12 Mike McMullan of Northwestern for third.

With the dual meet portion of its schedule now finished, the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team has set a new standard for wrestling attendance in Happy Valley. All seven of Penn State’s duals to date have topped the 6,000 fan mark, including sellouts against Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan and Pitt. Penn State averaged 6,481 fans per event, by far a school record since the Rec Hall reconfiguration two decades ago. Over 45,000 fans flowed through the Rec Hall turnstiles this year (45,364). With five of seven duals selling out, the high water mark this year was Penn State’s win over Iowa on Jan. 22 when 6,796 filled the Rec. The season finale with Pitt on Feb. 19 was second with an attendance of 6,755. Penn State’s average yearly attendance has gone up by over 1,000 per event per year since Sanderson’s arrival in State College (4,341 per dual in 2009-10; 5,456 in 2010-11 and 6,480 in 2011-12).

TRUE FRESHMEN MEGALUDIS AND McINTOSH TAKE 5TH Nittany Lion true freshmen Nico Megaludis and Morgan McIntosh each battled their way to fifth place finishes in their first-ever Big Ten Championship tournaments. Megaludis went 3-2 at 125 to place fifth while McIntosh was 2-2 at 197 to finish fifth.

MARTELLOTTI SET FOR NCAAs WITH 7TH PLACE FINISH Sophomore Frank Martellotti beat #18 Ridge Kiley of Northwestern 4-3 in the 7th place bout at the 2012 Big Ten Championships to earn an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Championships. Martellotti entered the tourney as the 8th-seed and finished one spot higher, earning the qualifier. He went 2-2 in his first Big Ten tourney run.

PEARSALL 7TH PLACE AT 141 Junior Bryan Pearsall was key in Penn State’s run to the 2012 Big Ten Championship crown, taking seventh place at 141 as the 8th-seed and earning key bonus points along the way. Pearsall went 3-2 with a pin and a major. His only losses were decisions to #1 Kellen Russell of Michigan (6-0) and #9 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska (5-2).

MOLINARO’S ASSAULT ON THE PSU RECORD BOOKS Senior Frank Molinaro is currently moving up many of Penn State’s all-time records lists. His 11-5 dismantling of Iowa’s Mike Kelly on Jan. 22 was the 137th match of his Penn State career, moving him into the top 20 all-time. He is also top 20 in wins and dual meet wins. Here is a breakdown of where the Lion veteran sits on some Penn State lists: Matches wrestled (14th with 145); victories (9th with 116) and dual meet victories (7th with 55).

WADE NOW 4TH ON ALL-TIME PINS LIST; WRIGHT MOVES INTO TOP 12 Cameron Wade entered the season with 21 career falls. The senior heavyweight has 11 on the year and now has 32 for his career, 4th on Penn State’s all-time list. Junior Quentin Wright had 12 after two full seasons and has 13 this year, giving him 25 for his career and putting him in 12th all-time at Penn State.

GINGRICH WINS NATIONAL COLLEGIATE OPEN CROWN Four Nittany Lion wrestlers closed out their seasons at the National Collegiate Open in Richmond, Va., today. Three of the four Nittany Lion entries placed, led by redshirt freshman Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.), who won the title at heavyweight. Gingrich ends his red-shirt freshman season with an outstanding 21-4 mark, collecting three pins and six majors in the process. Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown dropped a 10-6 decision in the finals at 174 to former American University All-American Steve Fittery. The Lion freshman was dominant getting to the finals, posting two majors and a pin to go 3-0. The loss against Fittery does not count towards his overall record as Fittery was a non-collegiate entry into the tournament. Brown ends a super season with a 27-2 record, including multiple wins over ranked wrestlers at both 174 and 197. He was 5-0 in duals, 2-0 in Big Ten duals and had 10 majors, 4 technical falls and seven pins. Red-shirt freshman Dirk Cowburn ended the tournament with a 4-1 record and a fifth place finish at 165. He went 10-2 on the year. Sophomore Andrew Church went 2-2 at 174 and closes out his season with a solid 22-12 record.

WADE & MOLINARO LEAD LIONS OVER #9 PITT IN THEIR FINAL COLLEGIATE DUAL MEETS The senior duo of 149-pounder Frank Molinaro and heavyweight Cameron Wade closed out their collegiate dual meet careers in fine fashion by leading Penn State to a 33-6 dismantling of #9 Pittsburgh in sold out Rec Hall. Molinaro dominated #12 Tyler Nauman 5-2 and Wade pinned Joel Yahner at the 3:56 mark as Penn State won eight of ten bouts in front of 6,755 SRO fans. The crowd, the second largest of the year for Penn State, was also treated to a last-second Bryan Pearsall pin at 141, a Nico Megaludis double-SV victory over #15 Anthony Zanetta at 125 and majors from David Taylor, Matt Brown and Quentin Wright.

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PENN STATE WRESTLING NOTES RECORD CROWD GREETS NITTANY LIONS IN ROAD DUAL AT UTAH VALLEY, LIONS ROLL TO VICTORY Nearly 5,500 Utah wrestling fans (5,470) packed Utah Valley’s UCCU Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, to watch the Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Utah Valley Wolverines. The dual set a Utah-state record for Division I wrestling attendance at a dual meet. The Nittany Lions won nine of ten bouts to roll to a 39-3 victory. Penn State got a major from Nico Megaludis at 125, a major from Bryan Pearsall at 141, a 6-0 Frank Molinaro win over #14 Josh Wilson at 149, a decision from Dylan Alton at 157, a pin from David Taylor at 165, a major from Matt Brown at 174, a pin from Quentin Wright at 184, a decision from Morgan McIntosh at 197 and a pin from Cameron Wade at 285.

MOLINARO DOMINATES #14 WILSON OF UVU FOR 200TH CAREER DUAL MEET POINT Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro downed #14 Josh Wilson of Utah Valley 6-0 (with 4:35 riding time) on 2/11. The decision pushed the Nittany Lion senior to 200 career dual meet points. He ends his Penn State career with 203 dual meet points.

COWBURN TAKE THIRD AT EDINBORO OPEN TO LEAD FOUR NITTANY LION PLACERS Penn State sent seven wrestlers to the Edinboro Open on Saturday, February 11, with four of them earning places at the event. Red-shirt freshman Dirk Cowburn went 6-1 to take third place at 165 in his season debut. Cowburn has steadily been working his way back from an injury and posted two pins, a major and a tech fall to earn the third place finish. Andrew Church placed fourth at 174 with a 3-2 mark, Justin Ortega was fourth at 197 with a 4-2 record and Derek Reber was 4-3 to finish 6th at 133. Cameron Kelly, Seth Beitz and Rex Lutz also competed. Lutz went 3-2 with two pins at 165.

MOLINARO WINS TITLE REMATCH, NAMED B1G WoW Frank Molinaro has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending February 5, 2012. The honor is the first for Molinaro and Penn State’s fourth of the year. He won the award after a superb weekend that saw him go 2-0 with a major and amassing, amazingly, over 8:00 riding time in two match-ups. Molinaro posted a 14-6 major over Nebraska’s Skylar Galloway on Friday night with 4:53 riding time. His win helped spark Penn State to a 31-6 win at No. 7 Nebraska. Two days later, Molinaro thrilled a sold-out Rec Hall crowd in a rematch of last year’s Big Ten Championship bout at 149. The Lion senior dominated No. 7 Eric Grajales of Michigan 6-1 with 3:13 in riding time, leading Penn State to a 34-7 win over 12thranked Michigan and a share of the 2012 Big Ten Dual Meet crown.

WADE’S WICKED GOOD WEEKEND Senior heavyweight Cameron Wade had a superb first weekend of February, helping Penn State win two conference duals with two resounding wins over top-10 Big Ten foes. Wade downed #8 Tucker Lane of Nebraska 8-2 with 1:31 riding time in Lincoln on 2/3 and followed that up by pinning #10 Ben Apland of Michigan at the 3:58 mark in the final big ten dual of his career on 2/5 in Rec Hall.

RUTH AND TAYLOR STILL UNBEATEN IN BIG TEN DUALS Sophomore All-Americans Ed Ruth and David Taylor have concluded two full Big Ten dual meet seasons and the duo remains unbeaten for their careers. Ruth closed out his second straight 8-0 regular season with a 12-1 major over #8 Justin Zeerip of Michigan on 2/5 and is now 16-0 all-time in conference duals. Twelve of Ruth’s 16 conference dual wins are for bonus points (five pins, techs and four majors). Taylor posted a 15-0 technical fall over #14 Dan Yates of Michigan on 2/5 and, like Ruth, went 8-0 this year and is now 16-0 all-time. All but one of Taylor’s 16 conference dual wins are for bonus points (eight techs, five majors and two pins).

BROWN GIVES UP 23, PICKS UP 2, WOWS SELL OUT CROWD IN REC HALL DUAL MEET DEBUT Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown stepped in for injured true freshman Morgan McIntosh in a big way the weekend of February 3-5. Brown weighed in at 174 for duals 64

at Nebraska on 2/3 and home vs. Michigan on 2/5, gave up 23 pounds to move up two weight classes, and came up big for the Nittany Lions with two dual meet wins. Brown downed starting Nebraska 197-pounder, senior James Nakashima, 2-1 in Lincoln on 2/3 to help Penn State to a 31-6 win. Two days later, the Utah-native made his Rec Hall dual meet debut in Penn State’s big ten finale against Michigan. This time, Brown beat #15 Max Huntley 3-1, using a last-second takedown to send a sold out Rec Hall to its feet and help Penn State to a 34-7 win over the Wolverines.

SCHOOL RECORD FOR B1G WINS GIVE LIONS SHARE OF REGULAR SEASON DUAL MEET CROWN WITH MINNESOTA The Nittany Lions’ 34-7 win over #12 Michigan on 2/5 helped Penn State set a new school record for conference dual wins in a season (7). The victory allowed Penn State to end the conference dual meet campaign with a 7-1 mark, sharing the 2012 Big Ten regular season dual meet title with fellow conference power Minnesota.

RUTH’S QUICK PIN OVER #8 HEFLIN LEADS LIONS TO 34-9 ROUT OVER #5 OHIO STATE Sophomore All-American Ed Ruth made short work of 8th-ranked Nick Heflin of Ohio State in a marquee match-up at 174 to lead Penn State to a resounding 34-9 thumping over the 5th-ranked Buckeyes on 1/29. The dual, in a sold out Rec Hall, saw Penn State win eight of ten bouts, post a 16-4 takedown edge and amass a number of lopsided riding time advantages. Penn State got wins from #8 Nico Megaludis at 125 (over #15 Johnnie DeJulius), #1 Frank Molinaro at 149 (a 12-0 major), #7 Dylan Alton at 157 (4-0 over #20 Josh Demas), #1 David Taylor at 165 (a tech fall), #2 Quentin Wright at 184 (a pin), #12 Morgan McIntosh at 197 (a 5-4 win over #20 Andrew Campolattano) and #6 Cameron Wade at 285 (a 9-0 major over #16 Peter Capone.

RUTH AND McINTOSH LEAD LIONS OVER IOWA All-American Ed Ruth posted a major at 174 and true freshman Morgan McIntosh clinched the deal with a win over a returning All-American as Penn State downed Iowa 22-12 in front of nearly 7,000 fans in a sold out Rec Hall on Sunday, Jan. 22. Ruth’s 10-1 major over No. 9 Ethan Lofthouse at 174 helped keep the momentum going in what would be seven straight wins by Penn State to close out the dual. McIntosh thrilled the capacity crowd with a 5-3 sudden victory win over All-American Grant Gambrall at 197, clinching the victory. Penn State got consecutive wins from Frank Molinaro (149), Dylan Alton (157), David Taylor (165), Ruth (174), Quentin Wright (184), McIntosh (197) and Cameron Wade (285). The Lions dominated the dual in terms of wins (7), riding time points (4-0 edge) and takedowns (18-10).

IOWA CROWD LARGEST SINCE REC HALL RECONFIG! The crowd of 6,796 fans that saw Penn State take down Iowa 22-12 on 1/22 was the largest Rec Hall crowd since the building was reconfigured in the early/mid-1990s. The crowd out-distanced last year’s Penn State/Iowa crowd of 6,686 on Jan. 30, 2011.

THREE WEEKENDS, THREE ROAD TRIPS, SUCCESS! Penn State left for the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn., on New Year’s Eve Day to compete in the Scuffle on Jan. 1-2. Add to that three straight Big Ten road duals over the next two weekends and the Nittany Lions have been living, and feasting, on the road for quite a while. Penn State won the Southern Scuffle, running away from Minnesota and Cornell in the process; won nine of ten bouts in a 36-6 dual win at Michigan State on 1/8; won nine of ten bouts in a 38-3 dual win at Northwestern on 1/13; and won all ten bouts in a 43-0 shutout at Wisconsin on 1/15 (Penn State’s first ever Big Ten dual shutout and the first shutout of UW since 1958). All in all, that’s a major national tournament title with four individual champions and three Big Ten road duals by a combined score of 117-9 (with a 28-2 record).

RUTH NABS LIONS’ THIRD BIG TEN WoW HONOR Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Ed Ruth was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Jan. 15, 2012. The honor is the second for the Nittany Lion sophomore and he shares this week’s with Ohio State’s Logan Stieber. The Lion AllAmerican, ranked No. 2 at 174, was unstoppable in a 2-0 road weekend for Penn State in Big Ten action. Ruth made short work of No. 9 Lee Munster of Northwest-

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NOTES ern, blistering the top-ten Wildcat to the tune of an 18-3 technical fall at the 5:37 mark. Ruth helped spark Penn State to a 38-3 dismantling of No. 17 Northwestern in Evanston. Two days later, Ruth posted an equally quick 17-2 tech fall over Wisconsin’s Matt Liegel at the same 5:37 mark. Ruth’s win was part of Penn State’s 43-0 shutout of Wisconsin in Madison. The shut-out was Penn State’s first ever in a Big Ten dual and was the first shut-out of Wisconsin since 1958. The honor was the third for Penn State this year as junior Bryan Pearsall won on Dec. 20 and sophomore All-American David Taylor won on Jan. 3.

NITTANY LIONS POST FIRST EVER BIG TEN DUAL SHUTOUT AT WISCONSIN; HAND BADGERS FIRST ZERO SINCE 1958 Two days after downing Northwestern 38-3 on 1/13, Penn State posted a resounding 43-0 shutout win at Wisconsin on 1/15. The shutout, highlighted by All-American Frank Molinaro’s 12-0 major over #9 Cole Schmitt at 149, marks the first time that Penn State notched a shutout in a Big Ten dual, home or away. The blanking of the Badgers was the first against UW since Iowa shut out the Badgers in 1958.

MEGALUDIS DOWNS #7 MELE; RUTH TECHS #9 MUNSTER AS LIONS ROLL 38-3 AT NORTHWESTERN True freshman Nico Megaludis handed #7 Leve Mele of Northwestern a 7-3 loss at 125 and All-American Ed Ruth hammered #9 Lee Munster at 174 to the tune of an 18-3 technical fall at the 5:37 mark of the second period. The wins highlighted a 38-3 dismantling of the Wildcats in Evanston. Penn State’s only loss was #9 Dylan Alton’s close 2-1 decision on riding time to #3 Jason Welch at 157.

RUGGEAR TAKES THIRD AT HITCHCOCK INVITATIONAL Red-shirting sophomore Nick Ruggear had a fine day at Sunday’s Floyd ‘Shorty’ Hitchcock Invitational on the campus of Millersville University. The Nittany Lion heavyweight led a contingent of Penn Staters who competed unattached at the open event. Ruggear, who started at 197 for Penn State last year and is red-shirting this season, went 5-1 at heavyweight with a pin. He advanced to the semifinals before losing to Lehigh’s John Delia by decision. Ruggear then wrestled back to take third place.

MOLINARO AND ALTON DOWN RANKED FOES IN NITTANY LIONS’ WIN OVER MICHIGAN STATE Senior Frank Molinaro and red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton made short work of Michigan State’s ranked grapplers in Penn State’s 36-6 win over Michigan State in Battle Creek’s Kellog Arena on January 8. Molinaro downed #18 Dan Osterman 9-3 and Alton took care of #14 Anthony Jones 1-0 to lead Penn State to the victory.

NITTANY LIONS CLAIM SECOND STRAIGHT SOUTHERN SCUFFLE CHAMPIONSHIP, THIS TIME OUTRIGHT After tying Cornell for the Southern Scuffle championship last year, Penn State rolled away from the competition by crowning four champions and won the 2012 Southern Scuffle outright on Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga. Penn State won the title with 191.5 points while Minnesota was second with 177.5. The Nittany Lions entered day two with a slim 7.5 point lead over the gophers and used a superb 6-3 run in the semifinals and a 4-2 showing in the finals to claim the crown. All-American David Taylor won the 165-pound title and was named Outstanding Wrestler. Joining Taylor as champs were All-American Frank Molinaro at 149, All-American Ed Ruth at 174 and All-American Quentin Wright at 184. Penn State posted a superb 56-23 overall mark among its 15 wrestlers, collecting 18 pins, nine tech falls and 11 majors along the way. 38 of Penn State’s 56 wins were of the bonus point variety.

TAYLOR BLAZES HIS WAY TO SCUFFLE TITLE TO EARN TOURNEY OW AND BIG TEN WoW HONORS

Taylor did it one better this time with a team-title clinching pin in the first period (2:36). Taylor, who claimed his second Scuffle crown, went 5-0 with three pins, a tech and a major. He was also named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (1/3) for his efforts.

MOLINARO STRONG ON HIS WAY TO SCUFFLE CROWN AND 100TH CAREER WIN No. 1 Frank Molinaro met No. 11 Dylan Ness of Minnesota in the finals of the 2012 Southern Scuffle and the bout belonged in full to the three-time Nittany Lion AllAmerican. Molinaro scored big for Penn State with a dominating 9-1 major over Ness and won his first Scuffle title with a 5-0 mark, including two techs and a major. His first win of the event was the 100th for his career, making him the 26th member of Penn State’s 100-win club.

RUTH’S PERFECTION LEADS TO SECOND SCUFFLE CROWN All-American Ed Ruth, last year’s Scuffle Outstanding Wrestler, won his second straight title in an All-PSU final at 174. Ruth downed talented teammate Matt Brown, posting a 6-3 decision. Ruth’s win gave him his second straight Scuffle title and he went 6-0 with three pins, a tech and a major.

WRIGHT HAMMERS #4 BOSAK ON WAY TO SCUFFLE TITLE Defending National Champion Quentin Wright and put the exclamation point on Penn State’s Southern Scuffle team title by dominating fourth-ranked Steve Bosak of Cornell to the tune of a 10-3 win in the 184-pound final.. Wright claimed his first Scuffle title with the victory as he went 5-0 with three pins.

ALTON AND BROWN TAKE SECOND AT SOUTHERN SCUFFLE The red-shirt freshmen tandem of Dylan Alton and Matt Brown advanced to the finals of the 2012 Southern Scuffle to help Penn State claim the team title in Chattanooga. Alton, ranked No. 10, met No. 1 Kyle Dake of Cornell in the finals at 157. Alton battled the two-time NCAA champ tough before dropping a 3-0 decision to take second place in his first Scuffle. Alton went 4-1 with two pins and a major. Brown lost to teammate #2 Ed Ruth in the 174-pound title and ended an outstanding tournament with a 4-1 mark, including wins over the No. 7 and No. 11-ranked wrestlers.

PEARSALL PINS #14 BONSON TO LEAD LIONS TO 50-0 WIN AT LOCK HAVEN; NAMED BIG TEN WRESTLER OF THE WEEK Junior Bryan Pearsall pinned nationally ranked Matt Bonson of Lock Haven to lead the Nittany Lions to a 50-0 shut-out win at Lock Haven on 12/18. Pearsall pinned No. 14 Bonson in the second period of their battle at 141. The fall was one of four for Penn State in the dual (Nico Megaludis, Frank Molinaro and Cameron Wade added pins as well), which featured a 41-0 takedown edge for the Nittany Lions. Pearsall was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending 12/18, the first such honor of his career.

BROWN GETS TF IN PENN STATE DUAL DEBUT Matt Brown got the call at 174 in Penn State’s 50-0 shut-out win at Lock Haven on 12/18 and posted a convincing 19-4 technical fall in just 3:47 over LHU’s Aaron McKinney. The win helped Penn State earn its first shut-out since a 48-0 win over LHU back in December of ‘10.

WRIGHT PINS #17 RYAN TO LEAD LIONS TO 34-6 WIN OVER WEST VIRGINIA Defending national champion Quentin Wright, ranked No. 5 at 184, pinned No. 17 Matt Ryan of West Virginia in the first period (1:57) to spark Penn State to a 34-6 win over WVU in a packed Rec Hall. Over 6,000 fans watched Penn State post a 35-2 edge in takedowns in the lopsided win on 12/11.

All-American David Taylor blazed his way to his second straight Southern Scuffle title and was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler (teammate Ed Ruth won the honor last year). Top-ranked Taylor took on No. 10 Cody Yohn of Minnesota in the finals at 165. Already owning a tech fall over the 10th-ranked Gopher, www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling • twitter.com/pennstateWREST • GoPSUsports.com (choose wrestling!)

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PENN STATE WRESTLING NOTES LIONS RUN AWAY FROM #10 LEHIGH FOR ROAD WIN IN 100TH MEETING BETWEEN TWO TEAMS

LIONS USE THREE FIRST PERIOD PINS TO BLAST HUSKIES

Penn State built up a huge early lead and coasted to a 24-12 win at No. 10 Lehigh on 12/9. Penn State got a key win from David Taylor over No. 9 Brandon Hatchett (8-5) and majors from Bryan Pearsall, Frank Molinaro and David Taylor while Ed Ruth, leading 12-1 at the time, got an injury forfeit win at 174. The win gave Penn State a 63-34-3 lead in the all-time series as the dual was the 100th meeting between the two eastern powers.

Penn State used three early pins to rout the Bloomsburg Huskies before 6,059 fans in the team’s season opener in Rec Hall on 11/13. True freshman Nico Megaludis got a pin over BU’s Sean Boylan at the 2:15 mark at 125, getting the Nittany Lion season off to a fast start. All-American David Taylor pinned BU’s Kevin Hartnett at the 2:21 mark at 165 and All-American Quentin Wright pinned Huskie Mike Mirra at the 1:55 mark at 184. Penn State also picked up tech fall from All-American Frank Molinaro at 149 and a major from Cameron Wade at HWT.

LIONS CROWN SIX CHAMPS AT ‘11 NLO

SIX LIONS WIN CROWNS AT ESU OPEN

Penn State crowned six champions at the 2011 Nittany Lion Open. Freshman Nico Megaludis won the title at 125; senior Frank Molinaro won the title at 149 (his third Open crown); sophomore David Taylor won the title at 165 (his second Open crown); sophomore Ed Ruth won the 174-pound bracket (his first NLO gold); junior Quentin Wright won the 184-pound title (his first as well); and senior Cameron Wade won the championship at heavyweight (his second). Wins over ranked wrestlers for the champions included: Molinaro with an 8-0 major over #20 Steve Santos of Columbia and a first period pin (1:23) of #9 Donnie Vinson of Binghamton; Taylor with a pin (4:40) of #14 Peter Yates of Virginia Tech and a 14-6 major over former American All-American Steve Fittery; and Ruth with a 7-4 win over #17 Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland.

PENN STATE WITH 18 PLACE WINNERS AT ‘11 NLO In addition to the above six champions, Penn State had 12 other place winners at the 2011 Nittany Lion Open, headed by finalists/runners-up Dylan Alton at 157 and Morgan McIntosh at 197. Jordan Conaway was fourth at 125, Frank Martellotti was eighth at 133, Andrew Alton was third at 149, Seth Beitz was fifth at 149, James Vollrath was third at 157, Nick Fischer was fourth at 157, Matt Brown was fifth at 174, Justin Ortega was eighth at 197, Nick Ruggear was fourth at 285 and Jon Gingrich was fifth at 285.

THREE LIONS GRAB WINS IN MINNESOTA DUAL Penn State’s loss to Minnesota on 11/20 in front of a sold out Rec Hall crowd of over 6,200 including three dominating wins from a trio of Penn State All-Americans. No. 1 David Taylor handled No. 8 Cody Yohn with ease, notching a 16-1 technical fall in only 4:29 at 165. No. 1 Frank Molinaro roughed up No. 5 Dylan Ness, notching five takedowns to roll to a 16-10 win at 149. No. 2 Ed Ruth pinned Gopher Eric Ortiz at the 2:27 mark at 174.

Eighteen Nittany Lion wrestlers trekked to East Stroudsburg University for the ESU Open on Saturday with six Penn Staters grabbing individual crowns. In all, 14 of Penn State’s 18 entrants placed at the event. Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown went 5-0 with two pins and three majors to win the title at 174. True freshman Jordan Conaway went 4-0 with a pin and a major to win the title at 125. One win, the major, was against a non-collegiate wrestler, meaning Conaway was officially 3-0 on the day. True freshman Luke Frey was 4-0 at 141, winning the title and picking up two tech falls along the way. Sophomore Andrew Alton dominated 149, going 5-0 with two pins and two majors to win the title. One pin was against a non-collegiate wrestler, meaning Alton went 4-0 with a pin officially. Sophomore James Vollrath was 5-0 with a pin, a tech and a major to win the title at 157. Rounding out Penn State’s champions was red-shirt freshman Jonathan Gingrich, who went 5-0 with a major and a pin at heavyweight. His pin was against an NC grappler, giving him a 4-0 official mark on the day.

FREY, CHURCH AND CONAWAY PLACE AT CLARION OPEN Six members of Penn State’s wrestling team competed unattached at the 2011 Clarion Knight Point Open on Sunday. True freshmen Jordan Conaway and Luke Frey and sophomore Andrew Church each placed at their respective weights. Frey, a true freshman from Montoursville, took the runner-up spot at 141, advancing to the finals with three wins including a major and a tech fall before dropping a 5-1 decision in the finals to unattached Daniel Neff. Conaway, an Abbottstown native, placed third at 125 with a 4-1 mark that included two tech falls and a 13-7 loss in the semifinals to the eventual champion. Church, an Erie native, went 3-1 at 174 and advanced to the finals before losing to take the runner-up spot. Other Nittany Lions competing included Michael Waters, who went 2-2 at 141; and Brandon Phillips, who went 2-2 at 174.

FIVE LIONS WIN TITLES AT LAKER OPEN Five of Penn State’s ten-man contingent taking part unattached at the Mercyhurst Laker Open came home with first place titles with seven of the nine playing in the top three. Penn State earned five firsts, a second and a third place showing in Erie. Red-shirt freshman Kyle Moran went 4-0 at 141 to win the first place title while classmate Seth Beitz was 5-0 with a pin at 149 to win the title. Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown was superb with a 5-0 mark to win the crown at 174. Brown notched two pins and three tech falls to roll to the title. Brown defeated teammate Andrew Church in the finals at 174. Church was 3-1 with a major to place second in front of a hometown crowd. Junior Justin Ortega was a perfect 4-0 at 197 to win the title while red-shirt freshman Jon Gingrich won another heavyweight title, this time going 4-0 with three pins to win it all. Also competing for Penn State was true freshman Mike Waters, who went 2-2 at 141; true freshman Rex Lutz, who won once at 165, and red-shirt freshman Brandon Phillips, who was 3-2 at 174.

LION FRESHMEN SHINE IN PENN STATE DEBUTS Plenty of new faces picked up big wins for Penn State in their collegiate debuts in the Nittany Lions’ 39-3 win over Bloomsburg in the season opener on 11/13. True freshman Nico Megaludis pinned Bloomsburg’s Sean Boylan at the 2:15 mark at 125, giving Penn State an early leg up in the dual. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton downed No. 14 Frank Hickman 10-8 at 157. True freshman Morgan McIntosh then posted a 6-0 win over Huskie Richard Perry at 197.

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RANKINGS, STANDINGS, RADIO RANKINGS

FINAL BIG TEN STANDINGS

TEAM DUAL NWCA (2/21/12)

THE OPEN MAT (2/28)

1 Minnesota (9) 246 2 PENN STATE (1) 236 3 Oklahoma State 232 4 Iowa 221 5 Illinois 208 6 Cornell 197 7 Ohio State 194 8 Nebraska 176 9 Pittsburgh 160 10 Missouri 157 11 Wyoming 150 12 Oklahoma 143 13 Kent State 128 14 Michigan 125 15 Lehigh 112 16 Oregon State 99 17 Maryland 91 18 Northwestern 77 19 Binghamton 71 20 Virginia 70 T21 Edinboro 35 T21 Virginia Tech 35 23 Hofstra 32 24 Old Dominion 14 25 Purdue 12 RV: American, Central Michigan, Chattanooga, West Virginia

Nico Megaludis Frank Molinaro Dylan Alton David Taylor Ed Ruth Quentin Wright Morgan McIntosh Cameron Wade

INDIVIDUALS INTERMAT FINAL (2/28) Team: Nico Megaludis Frank Molinaro Dylan Alton David Taylor Ed Ruth Quentin Wright Morgan McIntosh Cameron Wade

1st TPI 8th/125 1st/149 5th/157 1st/165 2nd/174 2nd/184 12th/197 5th/285

6th/125 1st/149 5th/157 1st/165 1st/174 3rd/184 15th/197 5th/285

AWN (2/28) Nico Megaludis Frank Molinaro Dylan Alton David Taylor Ed Ruth Quentin Wright Morgan McIntosh Cameron Wade

9th/125 1st/149 6th/157 1st/165 2nd/174 3rd/184 13th/197 5th/285

WIN (2/28) TEAM: Nico Megaludis Frank Molinaro Dylan Alton David Taylor Ed Ruth Quentin Wright Morgan McIntosh Cameron Wade

1st TPI 9th/125 1st/149 5th/157 1st/165 2nd/174 3rd/184 16th/197 5th/285

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Check here throughout the season for Penn State’s dual meet results against foes ranked in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Top 25. vs. #4 Minnesota at #10 Lehigh at #17 Northwestern vs. #2 Iowa vs. #5 Ohio State at #7 Nebraska vs. #12 Michigan vs. #9 Pittsburgh

BIG TEN WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK

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(by Big Ten win % -- 2/20/2012) Big Ten Overall Pl. Team W-L-T PCT W-L-T PCT 1. PENN STATE 7-1-0 .875 13-1-0 .929 Minnesota 7-1-0 .875 14-3-0 .824 3. Illinois 6-2-0 .750 16-4-0 .800 Iowa 6-2-0 .750 14-4-0 .778 5. Nebraska 5-3-0 .625 15-4-0 .789 Ohio State 5-3-0 .625 13-4-0 .765 7. Northwestern 4-4-0 .500 11-4-0 .733 Michigan 4-4-0 .500 6-6-0 .500 9. Purdue 3-5-0 .375 10-10-0 .500 10. Michigan State 1-7-0 .125 3-11-0 .214 11. Indiana 0-8-0 .000 11-8-0 .579 12. Wisconsin 0-8-0 .000 5-12-0 .294

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS #1 PENN STATE HOSTS INTRASQUAD DUAL

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #19 Nico Megaludis PSUW dec. Jordan Conaway PSUB, 5-1 133: Derek Reber PSUB dec. Cameron Kelly PSUW, 4-0 141: Sam Sherlock PSUW dec. Bryan Pearsall PSUB, 11-5 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSUW dec. Seth Beitz PSUB, 8-1 157: #13 Dylan Alton PSUB dec. Dirk Cowburn PSUW, 5-3 165: #1 David Taylor PSUW tech fall Nick Fischer PSUB, 21-6 (TF; 6:38) 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSUW dec. Matt Brown PSUB, 7-4 184: #1 Quentin Wright PSUB pinned David Crowell PSUW (4:47) 197: #9 Morgan McIntosh PSUB maj. dec. Justin Ortega PSUW, 13-5 285: Nick Ruggear PSUW dec. Jon Gingrich PSUB, 5-3 Attendance: 3,000 Appx. An energized crowd of over 3,000 fans filled Rec Hall for a simple exhibition as the No. 1 Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team entertained the Penn State wrestling nation with its 2011 Intrasquad dual exhibition. A number of freshmen, both true and red-shirt, had fine performances in the exhibition. True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) got the first win of the evening with a 5-1 win over fellow true freshman Jordan Conaway at 125. Megaludis is ranked No. 19 nationally. Junior transfer Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) followed that up with a 4-0 win over Cameron Kelly (Pittsford, N.Y.) at 133. Red-shirt freshman Sam Sherlock (West Mifflin, Pa.) posted an impressive 11-5 win over junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) at 141 before three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, posted an 8-1 win with 4:03 in riding time over freshman Seth Beitz (Juniata, Pa.). At 157, red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 13 nationally, battled talented classmate Dirk Cowburn (Coudersport, Pa.) to a 5-3 decision. Top-ranked All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) then posted a convincing 21-6 technical fall over junior Nick Fischer (Unionville, Pa.) at 165. All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, posted a hard-fought 7-4 win over red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah). No. 1 Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), last year’s national champion at 184, pinned senior David Crowell (Easton, Pa.) at the 4:47 mark for the evening’s first pin. The two-time All-American countered a Crowell shot in the second to work his way to the pin. True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 9 at 197, thrilled the crowd with a convincing 13-5 major over veteran junior Justin Ortega (Oxford, Pa.). With No. 5 Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio) set to wrestle against Bloomsburg in the season opener, sophomore Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) moved up a weight to take on red-shirt freshman Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) at 285 and came away with a 5-3 win. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: The night began the fans’ first chance to see true freshmen Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) and Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) as the talented duo met at 125. Megaludis enters the season ranked No. 19 nationally. Megaludis got in on a single leg at the 1:20 mark and steadily worked his into a scoring position, getting the takedown and a 2-0 lead at the :35 mark. Megaludis rode Conaway out to lead 2-0 after one. The Murrysville native chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Megaludis then took Conaway down with :55 left in the middle stanza to up his lead to 5-0. Another ride out allowed the 19th-ranked Megaludis to carry a 5-0 lead into the third period. Conaway chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 5-1 deficit. Megaludis and Conaway battled through a scoreless third period allowing Megaludis to post a 5-1 win.

Lion and picked up the two-point near fall at the 1:20 mark to up his lead to 10-3. Another Fischer escape led to another quick Taylor takedown and the Lion sophomore was up 12-4 with :30 left in the period. Taylor used a low ankle pick to take Fischer down and turn him to his back for three back points and a 17-5 lead after two periods. Taylor chose down to start the second period and steadily worked his way to a reversal and a 19-5 lead. Fischer escaped to a 19-6 deficit. Taylor countered a low Fischer shot and countered for a takedown and a 21-6 technical fall at the 6:38 mark. 174: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2, met talented red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) in a match-up at 174. Ruth scored quickly with a takedown at the 2:42 mark. Brown escaped but Ruth used a low single to pull the red-shirt freshman onto the mat for another takedown and a 4-2 lead after another Brown escape. Ruth used a low ankle pick to gain control of Brown and notch a third takedown to lead 6-2 with :50 left. Brown escaped before the opening period ended to trail 6-3 after three minutes. He then chose down to start the second and escaped to a 6-4 deficit with 1:38 left in the middle stanza. Brown used a slick move on the edge of the mat to nearly tie the bout up at the :10 mark, but Ruth was able to shift the action out of bounds and keep his 6-4 lead heading into the third. Ruth chose down to start the third and Brown was able to work off the riding time edge. Ruth got hit with a stall warning at the :30 mark as Brown controlled the action from the top. The Lion All-American was not able to break free of Brown’s strong ride until the :08 mark and posted a hard-fought 7-4 win. 184: Defending National Champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 1 nationally, took on senior David Crowell (Easton, Pa.) at 184. Wright notched the first takedown of the bout early and led 2-1 after a Crowell escape. The duo battled evenly for the rest of the opening period and Wright carried the one point lead into the second period. Wright chose down to start the middle stanza and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. He then gained control of Crowell’s legs and tried to work his way to another takedown but Crowell adeptly forced a stalemate to keep the bout close. But Wright was able to counter a Crowell shot and worked his way into a pin, getting the unconventional fall at the 4:47 mark, forcing Crowell’s shoulders down with his right leg. 197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 9 in the country, met veteran junior Justin Ortega (Oxford, Pa.) at 197. The duo battled evenly for the first three minutes with McIntosh working out of the way of a late Ortega shot to keep the bout scoreless after one. Ortega chose down to start the second, escaped and was quickly taken down and cut loose by McIntosh. McIntosh notched a second takedown and cut and led 4-3 with 1:20 on the clock. Ortega countered a McIntosh shot, nearly scored, only to be countered by McIntosh who worked his way to a 6-3 lead as the second period ended. McIntosh chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 7-3 lead. McIntosh used a low single to score again, leading 9-4 after cutting Ortega loose with 1:10 left on the clock. A strong high double with :40 on the clock and another cut gave the true freshman an 11-5 lead. Needing one more takedown for a major, McIntosh scrambled to a final takedown with :02 left to post the 13-5 major. 285: With No. 5 Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio) on track to open the season against Bloomsburg, sophomore Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) moved up a weight to take on red-shirt freshman Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) in the heavyweight exhibition. The duo battled evenly for the first period with neither man mounting a scoring threat until Ruggear used a solid double leg to trip Gingrich to the mat at the :31 mark to lead 2-0. Gingrich escaped as the period wound down and cut Ruggear’s lead to 2-1. Gingrich chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 2-2 tie. Gingrich nearly scored with a high double leg with :45 left, but Ruggear was able to fight off the effort and keep the bout tied. Deadlocked at 2-2, Ruggear chose down to start the third. A quick escape gave the sophomore a 3-2 lead and action resumed in the center circle. Ruggear scored on a low shot with 1:13 on the clock to up his lead to 5-3 after a quick Gingrich escape. That escape was the final point and Ruggear notched the 5-3 win.

133: Junior transfer Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.), a national qualifier as a freshman at Bucknell, met red-shirt freshman Cameron Kelly (Pittsford, N.Y.) at 133. Kelly had the first real scoring chance of the period, getting in on a high double at the midway point of the opening period, but Reber was able to gain control of Kelly’s legs and worked his way around for a takedown and a 2-0 lead. Reber then rode Kelly out to carry that lead into the second. Reber chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Kelly got in on a single late in the period but Reber was able to keep the red-shirt freshman from scoring and kill the clock. Trailing 3-0, Kelly chose down to start the third period. Reber began working to turn Kelly for back points and while not turning him, he clinched the riding time point. Reber maintained solid control for the entire period and ended the match with 2:49 in riding time to post a 4-0 win. 141: Junior Brian Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) took on red-shirt freshman Sam Sherlock (West Mifflin, Pa.) in a battle at 141. Sherlock scored quickly, taking Pearsall down for an early 2-1 lead after a quick Pearsall escape. Sherlock added a second takedown at the 1:10 mark to up his lead to 4-1. Pearsall escaped to a 4-2 deficit but Sherlock led 4-2 with just under 2:00 RT after one period. Pearsall chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 4-3 deficit. Neither man managed a takedown for the rest of the middle stanza and Sherlock maintained a one point lead heading to the final stanza. Sherlock chose down to start the third period and quickly reversed Pearsall for a 6-4 lead. Pearsall escaped but Sherlock took him down twice more to post an impressive 11-5 win with riding time. 149: Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1, met red-shirt freshman Seth Beitz (Juniata, Pa.) at 149. Molinaro scored first with a quick takedown. The three-time All-American controlled the action from the top and turned Beitz for a three-point near fall to lead 5-0 after one period. Molinaro chose down to start the second and quickly reversed Beitz to up his lead to 7-1 after a Beitz escape. The duo battled evenly for the rest of the period and Molinaro led 7-1 after two periods. Beitz chose down to start the third stanza but could not break free of a strong Molinaro ride as the Lion senior built up over 3:00 in riding time. Molinaro rode Beitz out to post a convincing 8-1 win with 4:03 in riding time. 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked no. 13 at 157, took on talented classmate Dirk Cowburn (Coudersport, Pa.) at 157. Alton quickly scored, throwing Cowburn down near the edge of the mat for an early 2-1 lead after a quick Dirk escape. Alton used a low single to notch another takedown and lead 4-2 at the :30 mark. Trailing 4-2, Cowburn chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 4-3 deficit. The duo battled evenly for bulk of the period with neither wrestler managing a real scoring threat. Alton chose down to start the third period and steadily escaped to a 5-3 lead. Alton countered a Cowburn shot at the :35 mark and tried to turn it into a takedown, but Cowburn was able to work his way out of bounds and keep the score close. Alton would then hold on for the hard-fought 5-3 win. 165: Top-ranked All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) met junior Nick Fischer (Unionville, Pa.) at 165. Taylor took Fischer down quickly to lead 2-1 after a Fischer escape and then began working his way for another takedown. Fischer forced a stalemate, only to be taken down at the 1:38 mark to trail the All-American 4-1. Fischer escaped, but Taylor took the Lion junior down once again to up his lead to 6-2. Fischer chose down to start the second period, escaped and was quickly taken down by Taylor once again. Taylor then began looking to turn the

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A packed Rec Hall cheers on as Penn State’s ‘11 Big Ten and NCAA title banners are raised prior to last year’s 39-3 win over Bloomsburg last November.

#1 PENN STATE 39, BLOOMSBURG 3

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #18 Nico Megaludis PSU pinned Sean Boylan BU, WBF (2:15) 133: Nick Wilcox BU dec. Derek Reber PSU, 2-0 141: Sam Sherlock PSU dec. Matt Rappo BU, 10-5 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU tech fall Bryce Busler BU, 16-0 (TF; 5:05) 157: #12 Dylan Alton PSU dec. #14 Frank Hickman BU, 10-8 165: #1 David Taylor PSU pinned Kevin Hartnett BU, WBF (2:21) 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU dec. #20 Mike Dessino BU, 10-4 184: #1 Quentin Wright PSU pinned Mike Mirra BU, WBF (2:55) 197: #10 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. Richard Perry, 6-0 285: #5 Cameron Wade PSU maj. dec. Zac Walsh BU, 8-0 Attendance: 6,059

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RECAPS The top-ranked Penn State wrestling team opened up the 2011-12 season with a 39-3 win over visiting Bloomsburg in a nearly sold-out Rec Hall today. After the championship banners for last year’s Big Ten and NCAA titles were raised prior to the dual, over 6,000 fans roared as Penn State used three first period pins to roll to victory.

quickly took him down and Mirra escaped again to give Wright a 4-2 lead at the 1:25 mark of the first period. Wright then took Mirra down again and this time turned the Huskie to his back for Penn State’s third pin at the 1:55 mark, giving the Lions a 32-3 lead.

True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 18 at 125, made a stellar Penn State debut, pinning Bloomsburg’s Sean Boylan at the 2:15 mark to give the Lions a lead they would never relinquish. Bloomsburg got its only win of the bout when Nick Wilcox downed Lion junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) 2-0. Red-shirt freshman Sam Sherlock (West Mifflin, Pa.) made successful Penn State debut by downing talented Huskie Matt Rappo 10-5 at 141.

197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) made his collegiate debut at 197 against Bloomsburg’s Richard Perry. McIntosh entered the dual ranked No. 10. Perry was the aggressor early on, trying to set the tempo and taking numerous shots early. The Huskie sophomore worked in on McIntosh’s left leg, forcing a scramble at the 1:15 mark, but the Lion forced a stalemate and action resumed in the center circle. Perry gained control of McIntosh’s left leg again and nearly scored as the bout ended, but the Lion true freshman was able to work his way out of bounds to send the match to the second period in a scoreless tie. Perry chose down to start the second period and McIntosh used the opportunity to punish the Huskie from the top position. McIntosh spent over a minute trying to turn Perry to his back. He got a one count at the :40 mark and then finished the tilt as the period ended, getting the three point turn to lead 3-0 after two periods. McIntosh chose down to start the third and quickly reversed the Huskie for a 5-0 lead. McIntosh steadily gained control of Perry’s arms, working his way into another turning opportunity. While Perry was able to fight the move off, McIntosh’s strong ride out gave the Lion rookie a 6-0 win with 3:52 riding time.

Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, hammered Bloomsburg’s Bryce Busler, turning the Huskie three-times in the second period alone on his way to a 16-0 technical fall at the 5:05 mark. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 12 at 157, took care of No. 14 Frank Hickman 10-8 in a bout of ranked foes. The win gave Penn State a 17-3 lead at the intermission. All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, thrilled the crowd after intermission with a pin over Bloomsburg’s Kevin Hartnett at the 2:21 mark. Taylor’s win was followed up by All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), who downed No. 20 Mike Dessino 10-4 at 174. Ruth is ranked No. 2 nationally. Two-time AllAmerican and defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, notched Penn State’s third first period pin, decking Huskie Mike Mirra at the 1:55 mark. True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 10 heading into his collegiate debut at 197, posted a convincing 6-0 with nearly 4:00 riding time over BU’s Richard Perry. Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 5 at heavyweight, closed out the dual with a resounding 8-0 major over Bloomsburg’s Zach Walsh. Penn State gave up only two takedowns in the dual and rolled up a 24-2 edge. Penn State won the bonus point battle 12-0 as well. The win moved Penn State to 1-0 on the year while Bloomsburg falls to 2-3.

285: Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 5 at heavyweight, met Bloomsburg’s Zac Walsh in the dual’s final bout. The duo battled evenly for nearly two minutes, but Wade used a high double to take a 2-0 lead. Wade then began looking for a chance to tilt Walsh but the Huskie forced a stalemate with :31 left in the opening period. Wade nearly turned Walsh but could not finish the move as the period ended and led 2-0 with 1:18 in riding time heading into the second. Walsh chose neutral to start the second stanza. Wade used a fast single to up his lead to 4-0 at the :40 mark and then rode the Huskie out to carry that lead into the final period. Wade chose down to start the third period and steadily worked his way to an escape and a 5-0 lead. The Lion senior used a low trip and single leg for another takedown and a 7-0 lead with :45 left. He clinched the riding time point and then continued to work for a tilting opportunity. Wade maintained control for the rest of the period and posted an 8-0 major.

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BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) made his collegiate debut against Bloomsburg’s Sean Boylan. Megaludis entered the bout ranked No. 18 at 125. Megaludis quickly got in on a single leg and took Boylan down at the 2:35 mark. The true freshman then cut Boylan loose and quickly took the Huskie sophomore down again for a 4-1 lead. Boylan got hit with a stall in the process. Megaludis then turned Boylan for a pin in his Penn State debut at the 2:15 mark to put Penn State up 6-0. 133: Junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) made his Nittany Lion debut at 133 against Bloomsburg’s Nick Wilcox. The duo battled through a feisty but scoreless first period. Reber chose down to start the second and fought off a strong turning attempt by Wilcox for the first part of the period. The Lion junior nearly reversed Wilcox but could not finish off the move and Wilcox rode the Lion for the full two minutes. Wilcox chose down to start the third period and Reber began controlling the Huskie, looking to turn him and working off the riding time edge. Reber maintained control for over a minute but Wilcox reversed Reber with :20 to post a 2-0 win and cut Penn State’s lead to 6-3. 141: Red-shirt freshman Sam Sherlock (West Mifflin, Pa.) made his Penn State debut at 141 against Bloomsburg’s Matt Rappo. Sherlock forced the bout’s first scramble, nearly taking Rappo down. But Rappo countered the move and rolled around the Lion freshman for a takedown and a 2-0 lead. Sherlock escaped to a 2-1 deficit but Rappo had a 1:15 riding time edge. Rappo, leading 2-1, took down to start the second period. The Huskie escaped to a 3-1 lead with 1:35 left in the period but Sherlock used a fast low double to tie the bout up at 3-3 with :55 on the clock. Rappo quickly escaped to a 4-3 lead. Sherlock shot high, forced a scramble on the edge of the mat and turned it into a takedown with :23 left to take a 5-4 lead. Sherlock then managed a short ride to carry that lead into the final period. Sherlock chose down to start the final period and scramble to a quick escape and a 6-4 lead. Sherlock powered through a high double to up his lead to 8-4 with another takedown at the 1:00 mark. Rappo escaped with :40 left, cutting the Sherlock lead to 8-5, and Sherlock would scramble for a late takedown and a 10-5 win. 149: Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, battled Huskie Bryce Busler. Molinaro spent the first half of the opening period looking for an opening and fending off a few head slaps from Busler. The Lion senior then used a swift high single for a takedown and a 2-0 lead. Molinaro then used the final minute to dominate Busler from the top position, working up 1:12 in riding time heading into the second period. Molinaro chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Another high duck-under single by Molinaro led to another takedown and a 5-0 lead. Molinaro then turned the Huskie to his back for three near fall points, reset himself after getting the points and turned him again for three more. Leading 11-0, Molinaro reset, turned Busler to the mat once again and added a third three-point turn to lead 14-0 after two. Busler chose neutral but Molinaro wasted no time in ending the bout, using a fast high double off the whistle for a final takedown and a 16-0 technical fall at the 5:05 mark. 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 12 at 157, made his Penn State debut against No. 14 Frank Hickman of Bloomsburg in one of the dual’s two bouts pitting ranked grapplers against each other. Alton scored quickly, taking Hickman down for a 2-1 lead after a Huskie escape. Alton gained control of Hickman’s right ankle and forced a scramble on the edge of the mat midway through the opening period. But Hickman was able to force a stalemate and keep the match close. Alton was relentless, however, working a high single into a second takedown and a 4-2 lead after another Hickman escape. Trailing 4-2, Hickman chose down to start the second and quickly escaped. But Alton scored another swift takedown and led 6-4 after Hickman escaped at the 1:20 mark. The Lion freshman continued his takedown clinic, turning a high shot into a low single and an 8-5 lead as Hickman continued quick escapes. Alton, leading 10-5, chose down to start the third period. Hickman was able control Alton for a minute and a half, but Alton notched a reversal and led 10-6 after the BU escape. Hickman countered an Alton shot with :10 left to notch a takedown but Alton walked away with the 10-8 win, giving Penn State a 17-3 lead at the break. 165: All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, faced off against Bloomsburg’s Kevin Hartnett. Hartnett had the first scoring chance of the bout, working in on a high single but Taylor forced a stalemate and kept the bout scoreless early on. Taylor countered a Hartnett scramble and worked his way to a takedown and a 2-0 lead. Taylor cut Hartnett loose and then used a low ankle pick for another takedown and a 4-1 lead. Taylor then turned Hartnett quickly, worked his shoulders to the mat and got Penn State’s second fall of the bout at the 2:21 mark. 174: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, met No. 20 Mike Dessino in a battle of ranked opponents at 174. Ruth scored quickly off the opening whistle, using a high double to take a 2-1 lead early. Ruth then added a second takedown and two back points to lead 6-2 after a Dessino escape. Dessino chose down to start the second period and Ruth nearly turned him again. Dessino finally escaped at the 1:10 mark, but Ruth notched another takedown to up his lead to 8-3. Dessino escaped before the period ended to cut Ruth’s lead to 8-4. Ruth chose down to start the third period but Dessino maintained control for the period’s first minute. Ruth escaped with :40 left to take a 9-4 lead and, with the riding time point, posted a 10-4 win. 184: Two-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, took on Huskie freshman Mike Mirra. Wright used a sliding double leg to trip Mirra to the mat for an early 2-0 lead. Mirra escaped, Wright

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #2 Zach Sanders MINN dec. #18 Nico Megaludis PSU, 6-2 0-3 133: #7 David Thorn MINN maj. dec. Derek Reber PSU, 14-5 0-7 141: #10 Nick Dardanes MINN maj. dec. Sam Sherlock PSU, 19-6 0-11 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU dec. #5 Dylan Ness MINN, 16-10 3-11 157: #9 Jake Deitchler MINN dec. #11 Dylan Alton PSU, 9-4 3-14 165: #1 David Taylor PSU tech. fall #8 Cody Yohn MINN, 16-1 (TF; 4:29) 8-14 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU pinned Eric Ortiz MINN, WBF (2:28) 14-14 184: #6 Kevin Steinhaus MINN dec. #1 Quentin Wright PSU, 6-1 14-17 197: #2 Sonny Yohn MINN dec. #10 Morgan McIntosh PSU, 4-3 14-20 285: #3 Tony Nelson MINN dec. #4 Cameron Wade PSU, 5-0 14-23 Attendance: 6,277 In an early season Big Ten match-up between two of the nation’s top teams, the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestlers dropped a 23-14 dual meet to visiting Minnesota in a packed Rec Hall. Penn State, ranked No. 2 nationally, lost seven of ten bouts to No. 4 Minnesota in front of over 6,200 fans. Minnesota got off to a fast start in the dual, which began at 125. Fifth-year senior Zach Sanders, ranked No. 2 nationally, held off talented Penn State true freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 18, for a 6-2 win. No. 7 David Thorn then majored Lion junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) 14-5 to give the Gophers an early 7-0 lead. No. 10 Nick Dardanes of Minnesota then notched an impressive 19-6 major over Penn State’s Sam Sherlock (West Mifflin, Pa.) at 141 to give the Gophers an 11-0 lead. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, posted a resounding 16-10 win over No. 5 Dylan Ness of Minnesota to give Penn State its first win of the dual. Minnesota got a key win at 157, however, when No. 9 Jake Deitchler downed No. 11 Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) 8-4 in a hotly contested bout. The decision gave Minnesota a 14-3 lead heading into the break. Penn State came out of the locker room on fire thanks to two sophomore All-Americans. Sophomore David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, crushed No. 8 Cody Yohn, posting a furious 16-1 technical fall at the 4:29 mark. Classmate Ed Ruth, ranked No. 2 at 174, followed that up with a quick pin of Minnesota’s Eric Ortiz, getting the fall at the 2:28 mark to tie the dual at 14-14. But Minnesota got a key upset at 184 to silence the Lion crowd as No. 6 Kevin Steinhaus downed No. 1 Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) 6-1 to give Minnesota a 17-14 lead. Lion true freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) nearly pulled off the upset of the day, taking No. 2 Cody Yohn down with under :20 left to take a 3-1 lead at 197. But Yohn, ranked No. 2 nationally, escaped notched a takedown as the bout ended to steal a thrilling 4-3 win and put Minnesota up 20-14. In the final match-up, No. 3 Tony Nelson of Minnesota downed Penn State’s Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 4, 5-0 at heavyweight. The final decision gave the Gophers a 23-14 win. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 18 nationally, took on Gopher senior Zach Sanders, who was ranked No. 2 at 125. The do traded early shots with Sanders trying to work a shoulder throw. Megaludis fought off the fifth-year senior’s early attempts until Sanders scored the first takedown on a solid low single at the 1:42 mark. Megaludis quickly escaped and action resumed in the center circle with the second-ranked Gopher up 2-1. Megaludis trailed 2-1 after one period and chose down to start the second period but could not break free of a strong Sanders ride. Megaludis continued to battle, looking for a chance to escape and tie the bout up, but Sanders was able to ride the Lion out. Leading 2-1 with 2:19 in riding time, Sanders chose down to start the third period and Megaludis cut him loose to a 3-1 deficit. Megaludis worked for his shots, shooting low. But Sanders fought off numerous Megaludis shots until countering one and taking a 5-1 lead with a takedown at the 1:00 mark. Megaludis escaped to a 5-2 deficit. Megaludis continued shooting, but Sanders fought off every attempt to hold on for a 6-2 win. 133: Penn State junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) took to the mat against No. 7 David Thorn at 133. Thorn took a quick 2-0 lead with a high shot at the 2:45 mark. Reber worked his way to an escape to cut the lead to 2-1 and action resumed in the center circle. Thorn notched a second takedown to up his lead to 4-1 with 1:32 on the clock. Reber fought off an early turn attempt and then fought his way to an escaped and a 4-2 deficit. Thorn added a third takedown at the :31 mark but Reber escaped with :10 left to trail 6-3 heading into the second period. Thorn chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 7-3 lead. The ranked Gopher added a takedown and cut to lead 9-4 with 1:10 on the clock and then immediately got in on a high single, finishing it off for a takedown

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Sherlock shot again and this time Dardanes countered, moved around the Lion and got the first takedown at the 1:08 mark. Sherlock escaped to a 2-1 deficit with :40 left and action resumed in the center circle. Dardanes drove through a low double and took a 4-1 lead with :06 on the clock, a lead he took into the second period. Sherlock chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 4-2 deficit with 1:10 on the clock. Dardanes continued to find success with low doubles, getting a third takedown right after Sherlock escaped and, after cutting Sherlock loose, led 6-3 with 1:15 on the clock. Another Sherlock stall gave Dardanes a 7-3 lead. Dardanes added a fourth takedown, a stall point and a ride out to lead 10-3 with 1:53 in riding time after two periods. Dardanes chose neutral two start the third period, took Sherlock down and cut him loose to a 12-4 lead. Sherlock looked to connect on a single but Dardanes countered for another takedown to lead 14-4 with :36 and a clinched riding time point. Sherlock was cut loose to a 14-5 deficit but was taken down and cut loose twice more, giving Dardanes the 19-6 major. 149: In a bout featuring literally ten marquee match-ups, Nittany Lion senior Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) met Minnesota’s Dylan Ness in a key battle at 149. Molinaro was ranked No. 1 while Ness carried a No. 5 ranking. Ness had an early chance to score, but Molinaro quickly skipped out of trouble and remained scoreless :30 into an up tempo bout. Molinaro used a high double to take a 2-0 lead and broke the Gopher down. Molinaro began looking for a chance to turn the fifth-ranked Gopher. Ness was able to fight off three different Molinaro turns and keep the bout close. After a reset with :26 left, Molinaro fought to ride Ness out and led 2-0 with 2:01 in riding time after one. The three time All-American chose down to start the second, quickly escaped and then bulled through a high double for another takedown and a 5-0 lead. Molinaro’s strong ride forced Ness into a stall warning while the Lion continued to try and turn him. A full ride out gave Molinaro a 5-0 lead with 3:44 in riding time after two, clinching the extra point. Ness chose down to start the third and was cut loose. Molinaro quickly took the Gopher down to up his lead to 7-2 after another cut. Ness got his first takedown with 1:28 on the clock, cutting the lead to 8-4 after a Molinaro escape. Molinaro notched another takedown to up his lead to 10-4 with 1:00 but Ness reversed the Lion to cut the lead to 10-6. After a reset with :28 left, Molinaro escape to an 11-6 lead and but was taken down twice in the final :30. The Lion All-American finished on top, however, with a final takedown to win 16-10 with 4:01 in riding time. 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 11 at 157, took on No. 9 Jake Deitchler of Minnesota in a hotly contested battle at 157. Deitchler and Alton fought off each other’s shots until the 2:05 mark when Alton used a low duck-under to finish off a single leg and lead 2-0. Deitchler quickly escaped and action resumed in the center circle. Alton nearly notched another takedown but Deitchler managed to fight off the move and keep the score at 2-1 with 1:00 left. Alton nearly thrilled the crowd with a quick throw for back points, but Deitchler rolled through the effort and Alton led 2-1 after the opening period. Alton chose down to start the middle stanza and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. He then got in on a single leg and forced a scramble that Deitchler turned into a takedown and a 3-3 tie with 1:15 on the clock. Alton worked for an escape as the period ended, but Deitchler was able to ride him out. Tied 3-3, Deitchler, who had 1:20 in riding time, chose down to start the third. The Gopher escaped to a 4-3 lead with 1:40 left and a 1:04 time edge. Alton looked to score on a high single, but Deitchler countered and used a low double to take a 6-3 lead with 1:18 left in the bout. Alton escaped to a 6-4 deficit and immediately got in on a low single. But Deitchler forced a scramble that ended in a stalemate with :34 on the clock. Alton scrambled for a late takedown, but Deitchler scrambled his way to a trip and a clinching takedown to lead 8-4. The riding time point gave the Gopher a 9-4 win and Minnesota a 14-3 lead at the break. 165: No. 1 David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) faced off against No. 8 Cody Yohn of Minnesota in a key bout at 165. Yohn got in on a single leg, but Taylor quickly countered, turned it into a cradle and had the Gopher seemingly pinned. But the Lion did not get the call, getting only two near fall points instead, and led 4-0 early. Yohn escaped to a 4-1 deficit, shot again, and once again Taylor scrambled around the Gopher for another takedown and a 6-1 lead at the 1:18 mark. Taylor began working to turn the Gopher junior, getting two more near fall points to lead 8-1 with :40 left. A three-point turn gave Taylor an 11-1 lead, another two-point turn a 13-1 lead, and a ride out gave the Lion a 13-1 lead with 2:20 in riding time after one period. Taylor chose down to start the second period. The Lion All-American escaped to a 14-1 lead and then quickly took the eighth-ranked Gopher down for the 16-1 technical fall at the 4:29 mark. 174: Sophomore Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, met Minnesota’s Alec Ortiz. Ruth wasted no time in taking Ortiz down, scoring off the opening whistle to lead 2-0 just :06 into the bout. The Lion All-American then began looking for a chance to turn Ortiz by finishing off a cradle. Ortiz got hit with a stall warning at the 1:31 mark. Ruth cut Ortiz loose at the 1:06 mark and then tripped the Gopher to the mat for another takedown and a 4-1 lead. The second-ranked Lion then quickly finished off a cradle, getting the pin at the 2:28 mark, sending over 6,200 Rec Hall fans to their feet and tying the dual at 14-14. 184: Junior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 1 at 184, met Gopher rival Kevin Steinhaus, who entered the bout ranked No. 6. Wright came out looking for an early throw, but Steinhaus fought off the first few attempts, keeping the bout scoreless at the midway point of the opening period. The duo continued to battle evenly, with Steinhaus fighting off another Ruth shot at the :40 mark. Tied 0-0, Wright chose down to start the second stanza. The Lion quickly escaped but a scramble allowed Steinhaus to work his way to a takedown and a 2-1 lead. Wright worked for an escape, but Steinhaus continued a strong ride, building up a minute-plus in riding time in the process. Steinhaus maintained control of the Lion All-American for the rest of the period and led 2-1 with 1:50 in riding time after two periods. Steinhaus chose down to start the final period and escaped to a 3-1 lead. Wright shot low, Steinhaus forced a scramble and the duo battled in the center circle with the Gopher coming out on top for a takedown and a 5-1 lead with :38 left in the bout. Steinhaus rode Wright out for the 6-1 win, giving Minnesota a 17-14 lead.

285: In perhaps the dual’s most anticipated bout, Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 4 at heavyweight, met No. 3 Tony Nelson of Minnesota. The evenly matched duo worked their way through the first half of the opening period with neither wrestler securing an opening to score. After a scoreless first period, Nelson chose down to start the second stanza and Wade went to work looking for a chance to turn the Gopher. But Nelson countered Wade’s effort and reversed the Lion senior for a 2-0 lead at the 1:20 mark. Nelson then put together a strong ride and killed the clock. Wade, trailing 2-0, chose neutral to start the final period. Wade worked for an opening to score but could not break through Nelson’s defense. The Lion shot low, looking to score, but Nelson countered and got a late takedown to, with the RT point, post a 5-0 win.

#5 PENN STATE AT THE 2011 NITTANY LION OPEN Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall

FINALS RECAP: 125: #17 Nico Megaludis PSU maj. dec. Coltin Fought NC State, 11-1 133: #7 Devin Carter VATECH maj. dec. Nick Arujua UANR, 17-7 141: Zach Neibert VATECH dec. #19 Kevin Smith BUF, 7-3 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU pinned #9 Donnie Vinson BING, WBF (1:23) 157: #8 James Flemming CLAR pinned #11 Dylan Alton PSU, WBF (1:58) 165: #1 David Taylor PSU maj. dec. Steve Fittery UANR, 14-6 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU dec. #17 Jimmy Sheptock MD, 7-4 184: #6 Quentin Wright PSU tech fall Cole Baxter UA-KSU, 17-0 (TF; 6:43) 197: #20 Christian Boley MD dec. #11 Morgan McIntosh PSU, 12-9 285: #5 Cameron Wade PSU pinned Quintas McCorkle CLAR, WBF (1:26) The fifth-ranked Penn State wrestling team blazed its way through the 2011 Nittany Lion Open, crowning six champions and collecting 18 place winners at the event. Penn State sent 29 wrestlers into action at the all-day event, which featured 475 grapplers from around the country. Freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 17, went 5-0 on the day including an 11-1 major over North Carolina State’s Coltin Fought in the finals at 125. No. 1 Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) was a perfect 6-0 at 149, pinning No. 9 Donnie Vinson of Binghamton in the finals. No. 1 David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) was 4-0 on the day plus a win over former American All-American Steve Fittery in the finals at 165. Taylor majored Fittery 14-6 but the result does not count in Taylor’s win/loss record. No. 2 Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) went 6-0 at 174, downing No. 17 Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland 7-4 in the finals. No. 6 Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) went 6-0 at 184, getting a 17-0 tech fall over Kent State’s Cole Baxter in the finals at 184. Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 5 at heavyweight, blazed his way to a 6-0 mark to win the title, getting a pin at the 1:26 mark over Clarion’s Quintas McCorkle in the finals. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 11 at 157, was pinned by No. 8 James Fleming of Clarion in the finals and placed second with a 4-1 record. True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 10 at 197, was upset by No. 20 Christian Boley of Maryland in the finals, 12-9, and took second as well. No. 7 Devin Carter of Virginia Tech won the crown with a 17-7 major over Nick Arujua at 133 while Zach Neibert of Virginia Tech upset No. 19 Kevin Smith of Buffalo in the finals at 141, getting a 7-3 win. Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) went 3-2 and placed fourth at 125 while sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) went 3-1 and took eighth at 133. Seth Beitz (Juniata, Pa.) was 7-1 on the day and placed fifth at 149 while red-shirt freshman Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) was 5-1 to take third at that weight. James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) downed teammate Nick Fischer (Unionville, Pa.) in the third place bout at 157, getting an 11-2 major to take third while Fischer finished fourth. Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) went 5-1 at 174 to take fifth place and junior Justin Ortega (Oxford, Pa.) went 4-2 at 197 to take eighth. Red-shirt freshman Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) went 3-2 at heavyweight, advancing to the semifinals before losing to teammate Wade as well as No. 10 Spencer Myers in the third place bout. Ruggear took fourth. Red-shirt freshman Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) went 5-1 at heavyweight and placed fifth. Penn State got fine performances from a number of Lions who did not place as well. At 133, Nittany Lion junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) went 2-0 on the day and then took a cautionary medical forfeit, ending his tournament before the quarterfinals began in order to further rest an injury. At 141, Lion freshman Sam Sherlock (West Mifflin, Pa.) went 2-2, injury defaulting out in his second loss of the day. Freshman Luke Frey (Montoursville, Pa.) won his first match but an illness forced him to cut his day short, going 1-1. Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), Kyle Moran (Oxford, Pa.), David Owens (Derry, N.H.) and Mike Waters (Advance, N.C.) each went 0-1 on the day. Rex Lutz (Easton, Pa.) went 0-1 at 165. At 174, sophomore Andrew Church (Erie, Pa.) had a nice run, going 4-2. Teammate James Frascella (Carmel, Ind.) went 1-2 and Brandon Phillips (Timonium, Md.) went 0-1. Penn State was solid through the early going of the tournament, with 16 of Penn State’s 29 wrestlers advancing to the quarterfinals. In the quarters, Penn State went 13-2 with one wrestler taking a medical forfeit which does not count as a loss. In the semifinals, Penn State went 8-5 with two of the losses coming in bouts that pitted Lion against Lion. Penn State then went 6-2 in the finals, crowning its six champions to go along with two runners-up. Penn State went 95-29 overall on the day.

197: Lion true freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 10 nationally at 197, faced off against No. 2 Sonny Yohn. The young Lion battled the second-ranked Gopher evenly, taking low shots and setting the tempo early. The top-ten duo traded high shots in the middle of the mat with neither man finding an opening to score until McIntosh nearly finished a takedown at the buzzer. But Yohn fought off the move and the bout headed to the second period tied 0-0. McIntosh chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. McIntosh got in on another high single but Yohn was able to hold tight and force a stalemate with 1:00 left in the period. McIntosh continued to pressure the second-ranked Gopher, forcing Yohn into defense for the rest of the period. Trailing 1-0, the Gopher chose down to start the final stanza and escaped to a 1-1 tie. McIntosh shot low, Yohn countered and the Lion freshman countered himself, forcing a scramble with :50 left. Each man had a chance to notch the takedown with McIntosh working his way around for a takedown and a 3-1 lead with just :20 left. Yohn scrambled to an escape and quickly got in on a shot that ended with a takedown as the bout ended. The mad scramble gave the second-ranked Gopher a 4-3 win and put Minnesota up 20-14.

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RECAPS 9-4. Dinnien chose down to start the final period and escaped to a 10-4 lead. Reber then got his first takedown and then began trying to turn the Hawk, trailing 10-6. Dinnien was able to keep from giving up the near fall and, though Reber got the riding time point, won 10-7. 141: Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) took to the mat for Penn State at 141 to take on Lehigh’s Jimmy Carucci. Pearsall, making his season dual debut, turned a low single into a takedown on the edge of the mat to lead 2-0 at the 2:18 mark. Once in control on top, Pearsall began looking for an opportunity to turn Carucci for back points. Pearsall stayed in control and got a two point near fall with :30 on the clock to lead 4-0. The Lion junior then tagged on two more back points as the period ended to lead 6-0. Carucci chose neutral to start the second period but Pearsall quickly got in on a single, forced a scramble that lasted nearly :30, and finished off the takedown to lead 8-0 with 1:15 on the clock. Pearsall spent the rest of the period looking for a turn and kept control for a ride out and an 8-0 lead with 3:36 in RT. Pearsall chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 9-0 lead. But Carucci got his first takedown to cut the lead to 9-2 with 1:25 on the clock. Pearsall, with a clinched riding time point, reversed Carucci to lead 11-2 with 1:00 left in the match. Pearsall forced Carucci into a stall warning with :17 on the clock and then rode the Hawk out for a 12-2 major with 4:17 in RT.

Ed Ruth dominates his Lehigh opponent in Penn State’s 24-12 thrashing of the Mountain Hawks in Bethlehem, Pa., last year.

#5 PENN STATE 24, #10 LEHIGH 12 Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 -- Bethlehem, Pa.

125: #15 Nico Megaludis PSU dec. Mason Beckman LU, 4-0 3-0 133: Chris Dinnien LU dec. Derek Reber PSU, 10-7 3-3 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU maj. dec. Jimmy Carucci LU, 12-2 7-3 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU maj. dec. Anthony Salupo LU, 14-3 11-3 157: #10 Dylan Alton PSU maj. dec. Sean Bilodeau LU, 10-1 15-3 165: #1 David Taylor PSU dec. #9 Brandon Hatchett LHU, 8-5 18-3 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU inj. def. Nathaniel Brown LU, (5:00, Ruth up 12-1) 24-3 184: #1 Robert Hamlin LU dec. #5 Quentin Wright PSU, 8-3 24-6 197: #7 Joe Kennedy LU dec. Justin Ortega PSU, 2-0 24-9 285: #3 Zach Rey LU dec. #8 Cameron Wade PSU, 3-2 24-12 Attendance: 5,584 The fifth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team dominated No. 10 Lehigh in the 100th dual meet between the two venerable eastern powers and rolled to a 24-12 win in LU’s Stabler Arena. The Nittany Lions won six of ten bouts, bolted out to a big early lead and coasted to the victory to take a 63-34-3 lead in the all-time series. True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) ranked No. 15 nationally at 125, put Penn State up 3-0 early with a resounding 4-0 win (with 2:44 in riding time) over Lehigh’s Mason Beckman. Lehigh countered with a 10-7 win for Chris Dinnien over Lion junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) at 133. Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) made his season dual debut in fine fashion with a dominating 12-2 major over LU’s Jimmy Carucci (with over 4:00 in riding time) at 133. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, then dominated Lehigh’s Anthony Salupo to the tune of a 14-3 major with 3:53 in riding time. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 157, majored Sean Bilodeau 10-1 to give Penn State a 15-3 lead at the break. In marquee match-up at 165, Penn State All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1, downed No. 9 Brandon Hatchett 8-5 with 1:09 in riding time. All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, then built up a 12-1 lead over LU’s Nathaniel Brown after two periods before Brown injury defaulted, giving Ruth the six team points and clinching the dual meet victory for Penn State (24-3). In a rematch of last year’s national championship bout at 184, Nittany Lion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), the defending national champion, dropped a tough 8-3 decision to top-ranked Robert Hamlin, whom he defeated in the finals last year. At 197, 10th-ranked Lion freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) was held out of action after being a bit banged up from the Nittany Lion Open last Sunday. Junior Justin Ortega (Oxford, Pa.) stepped in and nearly upset No. 7 Joe Kennedy of Lehigh before dropping a hard-fought 2-0 decision. Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 8 at heavyweight, then lost a hard-fought 3-2 decision to defending national champion Zach Rey. Penn State dominated the dual statistically as well, winning the takedown battle 15-9 and picking up riding time points in six matches (while Ruth had over 3:00 in his injury default win). Penn State picked up six bonus points to none for LU as well. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 15 nationally, met Lehigh’s Mason Beckman at 125. Megaludis set the tempo early, forcing Beckman back towards the edge of the mat. Beckman continued to play defense for the first half of the period while Megaludis continued to force the LU grappler off the mat. Beckman finally got hit with a first stall warning at the ;30 mark and Megaludis continued to pressure the Mountain Hawk. The first period ended in a 0-0 tie and Megaludis chose down to start the second. He quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead and then proceeded to force Beckman off the mat over again. Beckman got in deep on Megaludis’ right leg with his first shot at the 1:20 mark but Megaludis was able to force a stalemate with 1:08 left in the period. Megaludis got in on a low single with :50 left and finished off the takedown to move out to a 3-0 lead. The Nittany Lion rookie then rode Beckman out to lead 3-0 with :44 in riding time. Beckman took a second long time out to have some blood cleaned off his nose and chose down to start the third period. Megaludis controlled Beckman for the entire period, keeping Beckman down while the Hawk crawled out of bounds repeatedly. The ride out gave Megaludis a 4-0 win with 2:44 in RT. 133: Junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) took on LU’s Chris Dinnien at 133. Dinnien caught Reber on the edge of the mat, nearly pinning him but getting the quick takedown. Reber, however, deftly reversed the Hawk wrestler for a 2-2 tie at the 1:20 mark. Reber then put together a strong ride, building up over a minute in time. But Dinnien reversed Reber and then turned him to his back for three near fall points to lead 7-2 after one period. Reber chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 7-3 deficit. Reber got in on a low single and forced a scramble, but Dinnien countered the move for his own takedown to up his lead to 9-3 with :20 left. Reber escaped before the period ended and nearly scored at the end of the period, but time ran out and the Lion trailed

149: Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, met Lehigh’s Anthony Salupo. Molinaro got his first takedown by using a high single and lift to put Salupo to the mat with 1:48 on the clock. Molinaro then put together a strong ride, keeping Salupo on the mat for the rest of the period to lead 2-0 with 1:48 in riding time after one. Molinaro chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Molinaro then used a high double to take Salupo down once more for a 5-0 lead with 1:10 on the clock. Molinaro cut Salupo loose with :45 on the clock to begin looking for another takedown. But Salupo turned in quickly and took the Lion senior down to cut the lead to 6-3 after a quick Molinaro escaped. An energized Molinaro notched another takedown with :10 on the clock and led 8-3 with 2:20 in RT after two. Salupo chose neutral to start the third period but Molinaro quickly scored again, lifting the Hawk off the mat and taking a 10-3 lead with 1:20 on the clock and a clinched riding time point. Molinaro then turned Salupo for three near fall points and a 13-3 lead. Salupo could not break free and Molinaro’s ride out gave him the 14-3 major with 3:53 in riding time. 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 157, met Lehigh’s Sean Bilodeau. Alton scored first, getting an early takedown to lead 2-1 after a Bilodeau escape. The duo battled evenly after that with Bilodeau fighting off numerous Alton shots to keep the bout close. But Alton’s pressure paid off as the Lion freshman got a late takedown, sending Bilodeau to his back for three near fall points and a 7-1 lead after one period. Bilodeau chose down to start the second stanza but Alton was dominant in control, keeping Bilodeau down and building up a 2:37 riding time advantage with a ride out. Leading 7-1, Alton chose neutral to start the third. Alton quickly gained control of Bilodeau’s right ankle, forcing a tie-up on the edge of the mat. But a stalemate sent action back to the center circle with 1:08 on the clock with Alton still up 7-1. Alton forced Bilodeau’s head to the mat, circled around the LU grappler and upped his lead to 9-1 with another takedown. An Alton ride out and a bonus point gave the Lion a 10-1 major and put Penn State up 15-3 at the intermission. 165: Sophomore All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, battled Lehigh senior Brandon Hatchett, who was ranked No. 9. Taylor fought off an early Hatchett shot but was then taken down to trail 2-0 at the 2:08 mark. Taylor deftly scrambled his way to a reversal and a 2-2 tie with 1:20 on the clock. Hatchett escaped to a 3-2 lead with :40 on the clock and carried that lead into the second period. Taylor chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 3-3 tie. He never lost contact w/ Hatchett, forced a scramble and got his first takedown at the 1:40 mark to lead 5-3. Hatchett escaped to a 5-4 deficit at the 1:10 mark. Taylor used a quick low double off a reset w/ :10 left to take Hatchet down again and lead 7-4 after two. Hatchett chose down to start the final period but could not break free of Taylor’s control as the Lion sophomore built up a 1:09 time edge before Hatchett escaped to a 7-5 deficit. Taylor fought off a late Hatchett shot and with the bonus point, posted an 8-5 win. 174: Sophomore All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, met Lehigh freshman Nathaniel Brown. Ruth scored first, getting a quick takedown to lead 2-0 at the 2:43 mark. He quickly tried to lock up a cradle and end the bout, but Brown was able to roll through to stay in the match. Ruth finished off a nearside cradle for three near fall points and a 5-0 lead midway through the period. Ruth maintained control of Brown for the rest of the period and led 5-0 with 2:42 in riding time heading to the second. Ruth chose down and steadily worked his way to a reversal and a 7-0 lead. Ruth then cut Brown loose at the :30 mark and added another takedown at the :18 mark. He locked up a cradle and nearly pinned Brown at the buzzer, picking up three near fall points to lead 12-1 with a clinched riding time point (3:34) heading into the third. Brown could not continue after being injured as the period ended and Ruth got six team points for the injury default (he was leading 12-1 at the time). 184: In a rematch of last year’s national championship bout at 184, junior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 5 as the defending national champion, took on No. 1 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh, last year’s runner-up. Hamlin drew first blood with a strong takedown to lead 2-1 after a quick Wright escape. Wright nearly picked up a takedown, forcing a solid scramble on the edge of the mat, but Hamlin was able to work his way into position to notch his second takedown and lead 4-1 after one period. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 4-2 deficit. Wright worked for a takedown but Hamlin was able to hold his 4-2 lead heading into the third. Hamlin chose down to start the period, quickly reversed Wright and led 6-3 after a quick Lion escape. Wright attacked Hamlin, appearing to take him down at the :40 mark, but Wright did not get the call and trailed by three still. Hamlin countered a slight Wright shot, added another takedown and posted a strong 8-3 win over Wright 197: Junior Justin Ortega (Oxford, Pa.) filled in for No. 10 Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) at 197 to take on No. 7 Joe Kennedy of Lehigh. Ortega appeared to have a takedown, locking up a cradle on the edge of the mat. But like Wright before him, he did not get the call and the bout moved on at a scoreless tie. The Lion junior battled the fifth-year LU senior evenly for the entire period and went to the second period tied 0-0. Kennedy chose down to start the second stanza and worked his way to an escape and a 1-0 lead. The duo traded shots for the bulk of the period with neither wrestler finding a solid opening to score until Ortega nearly finished off a high single as the period ended. But the buzzer sounded and action moved to the final period with Ortega down 1-0. Ortega chose down to start the third period but could not break free of a strong Kennedy ride as the seventh-ranked senior built up more than a minute in riding time first and then rode Ortega out for a hard-fought 2-0 win. 285: Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 8 at heavyweight, took on defending national champion Zach Rey of Lehigh, who was ranked No. 3. The duo battled evenly for the first period, with neither man finding a real solid opening to score as action remained in the center circle. The bout went to the second period in a scoreless tie and Rey chose down to start the second. A quick escape gave the third-ranked Rey a 1-0 lead and the duo continued action in the center circle. Rey got the bout’s first takedown at the :58 mark, using a high single to take a 3-1 lead after Wade escaped. Trailing 3-1 after two periods, Wade chose down to start the final period and quickly escaped to a 3-2 deficit. Wade worked for an opening to take the lead, but Rey’s defense was solid and the Mountain Hawk All-American was able to hold on to his lead and escape with a tough 3-2 win.

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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 -- University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall 125: #15 Nico Megaludis PSU dec. Shane Young WVU, 8-2 133: Derek Reber PSU maj. dec. Jesse Schiffbauer WVU, 12-4 141: #19 Nathan Pennesi WVU dec. Bryan Pearsall PSU, 5-4 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU maj. dec. George Scheffel WVU, 10-1 157: #10 Dylan Alton PSU maj. dec. Dominic Prezzia WVU, 16-4 165: #1 David Taylor PSU tech fall Kyle Eason WVU, 22-7 (TF; 4:17) 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU maj. dec. Lance Bryson WVU, 18-6 184: #5 Quentin Wright PSU pinned #17 Matt Ryan WVU, WBF (1:57) 197: Mac Mancuso WVU dec. Justin Ortega PSU, 3-2 285: #8 Cameron Wade PSU maj. dec. Brandon Williamson WVU, 11-0 Attendance: 6,078

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The fifth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team dominated visiting West Virginia in a non-conference wrestling dual. The Nittany Lions posted a resounding 34-6 win in front of over 6,000 fans in another packed Rec Hall. Nittany Lion freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 15 at 125, put Penn State up 3-0 early with an 8-2 win over WVU junior Shane Young. Junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) then majored Jesse Schiffbauer for his first Penn State dual win, getting the 12-4 win to put the Nittany Lions up 7-0. Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) nearly pulled off a major upset at 141, dropping a hard fought 5-4 decision to No. 19 Nathan Pennesi of West Virginia. The win cut Penn State’s lead to 7-3 before three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, majored George Scheffel 10-1 (with 4:25 in riding time) to put Penn State back up 11-3. Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 157, dominated West Virginia’s Dominic Prezzia to the tune of a 16-4 major (with 4:09 RT) to give Penn State a 15-3 lead at the halftime break. Top-ranked All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) hammered WVU senior Kyle Eason at 165, picking up a 22-7 technical fall at the 4:17 mark before second-ranked All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) majored Lance Bryson 18-6. Leading 24-3, defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 184, thrilled over 6,000 Rec Hall faithful by pinning No. 17 Matt Ryan at the 1:57 mark, using a swift throw to counter a Ryan move and get the pin. West Virginia’s Mac Mancuso picked up a 3-2 win over Lion junior Justin Ortega (Oxford, Pa.), who was filling in for No. 10 Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) at 197. Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 8 at heavyweight, dominated WVU senior Brandon Williamson, posting an 11-0 major with nearly 3:00 riding time to give the Lions the 34-6 final. The Nittany Lions won the takedown battle by a gaudy 35-2 margin. Penn State picked up 10 bonus points to none for the Mountaineers. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Nittany Lion true freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 15 at 125, met West Virginia junior Shane Young. Megaludis wasted no time getting in on a single leg, finishing off the takedown and leading 2-1 after a Young escape. Megaludis fought off a shot by Young, gained control of his shoulders and forced a reset in the middle of the mat. Young began playing defense, backing away constantly from Megaludis and working time off the clock in an effort to keep the bout close. Megaludis fought off a late Young shot and went to the second leading by one. The Lion freshman chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. His pressure forced Young into a first stall warning as well. Megaludis countered a slight Young shot, worked his way behind the Mountaineer junior for another takedown and a 5-1 lead. A ride out allowed the Lion to lead 5-1 with 1:15 in riding time heading into the third period. Young chose down to start the final period but could not break free of a strong Megaludis ride until the Lion let him up at the 1:32 mark to a 5-2 deficit. Megaludis continued to pressure the WVU junior, getting a stall point for a 6-2 lead at the 1:04 mark. Megaludis got another point with a third stall to lead 7-2 and, with the bonus point got the 8-2 win. 133: Junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) took on WVU’s Jesse Schiffbauer at 133. Reber got the first takedown at the 2:08 mark, taking an early lead and then putting together a strong ride to build up a solid riding time edge. Reber maintained control of Schiffbauer for the entire period, taking a 2-0 lead with 2:08 in time into the second period. Reber chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. He then used a swift low double to tack on another takedown, to lead 5-0. Schiffbauer reversed Reber and then gave up a penalty point on an illegal hold before Reber escaped to a 7-2 lead. Reber almost added a third takedown at the end of the period but the WVU grappler fought it off. Schiffbauer chose down to start the third, Reber let him up and then quickly took him down for two more points and a 9-3 lead. After a WVU escape, Reber gained control of Schiffbauer again and took him down for an 11-4 lead with a clinched riding time point. Reber rode Schiffbauer out, picked up the riding time point, and walked away with a strong 12-4 major decision. 141: Penn State junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) got the nod at 141 and took on No. 19 Nathan Pennesi. The duo battled evenly for the first half of the opening period until Pearsall got in on a low single and forced a scramble on the Nittany Lion logo. Pennesi got the takedown at the :47 mark but Pearsall quickly escaped to a 2-1 deficit. Leading 2-1, Pennesi chose down to start the second stanza. Pearsall gained control of the Mountaineer and began working for a chance to turn the Mountaineer for back points. Pearsall maintained control for the entire period, then finished off a cradle near the end of the period and picked up three late back points to lead 4-2 heading into the third. The Nittany Lion chose down to start the third but spent the first minute fighting off a Pennesi turn attempt. Pennesi picked up three back points to lead 5-4 before a reset stopped action at the :11 mark. With just over :10 to escape and force a tie, the Nittany Lion junior could not quite scramble out of Pennesi’s grasp and dropped a hard-fought 5-4 decision.

Prezzia’s shoulders, the Lion freshman worked his way around for a takedown and a 2-0 lead at the 2:12 mark. Alton forced Prezzia into a first stall warning and then proceeded to control him for the remainder of the period. But Alton gave up a point with an illegal hold and led 2-1 with 2:12 in RT after one. Prezzia chose neutral to start the second period but found himself fighting off a flurry of Alton shots. The Nittany Lion freshman finished his second one off and led 4-1 :30 into the middle stanza. Alton got called for a stall warning and then he allowed Prezzia up at the reset. He quickly took the Mountaineer down to lead 6-2 with :54 on the clock. He picked up a point on another Prezzia stall and, with the ride out, led 7-2 with a clinched riding time point (3:35) after two periods. Alton chose down to start the third, quickly escaped to an 8-2 lead and then took Prezzia down again for a 10-2 lead. Alton cut him loose and began working for another takedown. Alton picked up another stall point, then added another takedown at the :50 mark to lead 13-4 after another cut. The Lion freshman looked to finish on top with a late takedown and picked a final one up at the :08 mark to post the 16-4 win (with 4:09 in RT). 165: Top-ranked Lion sophomore David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) battled WVU senior Kyle Eason at 165. Taylor notched the first takedown early, getting two points and cutting Eason loose quickly. Eason got in on a high single, but Taylor countered the move and worked his way around for another takedown and a 4-1 lead at the 1:40 mark. He quickly added two back points before cutting Eason loose and leading 6-2. The Lion All-American added a third takedown at the :35 mark and turned Eason for two more back points to lead 10-3 after cutting him loose. Taylor added a fourth as the period ended and led 12-4. The Lion continued to dominate the action, picking up three quick takedowns in the first :30 to lead 18-6 after cutting Eason loose. Two more takedowns set up a chance for a second period tech fall. Leading 20-7, Taylor got the tech fall at the 4:17 mark with a final takedown, getting the 22-7 win and putting Penn State up 20-3. 174: Second-ranked Nittany Lion sophomore Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) faced off against Lance Bryson at 174. Ruth wasted little time in building up a 2-1 lead, taking Bryson down and cutting him loose in the first :30. The Lion All-American was relentless, grabbing a second takedown and cut to lead 4-2 just over a minute into the bout. A third Ruth takedown gave the Lion a 6-2 lead and this time Ruth worked from the top position to build up a bit of a riding time edge midway through the first. A Ruth ride-out gave the Lion a 6-2 lead with 2:02 RT after one. Ruth chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 7-2 lead. Ruth took Bryson down midway through the period to lead 9-2. Bryson escaped with :12 left in the period and Ruth picked up a last second takedown to lead 11-2 after two. Bryson chose down to start the third period and Ruth worked to finish off a cradle. Bryson was called for a first stall warning while Ruth set the tone from the top. Bryson escaped at the 1:10 mark, but Ruth continued to dominate the action, with another takedown and cut to lead 13-5. Ruth used a low single trip for a takedown with :24 left, cut Bryson loose, and added a final takedown and with 4:02 riding time, notched the 18-6 major. 184: Defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 184, met No. 17 Matt Ryan of West Virginia. The duo battled evenly for the first half of the period with Ryan setting an early aggressive tone. Wright fought off two Ryan shots and then countered a third, gained control of the senior’s shoulders, and tossed him to the mat. Just :20 later, Wright picked up the fall at the 1:57 mark, giving Penn State a 30-3 lead and thrilling over 6,000 Rec Hall faithful. 197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 10 at 197, was held out once again as a precaution, and junior Justin Ortega (Oxford, Pa.) faced off against WVU’s Mac Mancuso at 197. The duo traded shots early in the first period with neither man finding an opening. Tied 0-0 after the first three minutes, Ortega chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Mancuso scrambled his way to the bout’s initial takedown, working his way into control of Ortega for a 2-1 lead at the 1:10 mark. Ortega quickly escaped to tie the bout at 2-2 and action resumed in the center circle. Ortega fought off a late shot attempt and the bout moved to the final period tied 2-2. Mancuso chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 3-2 lead. Ortega mounted a late charge, trying to get a late takedown, but Mancuso fought off each attempt and escaped with a 3-2 win. 285: Penn State senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 8 at 285, met WVU’s Brandon Williamson. The two veteran big men battled each other through an even first period, with each man taking shots the other was able to step away from. After a scoreless first period, Wade chose down to start the second and quickly worked his way into a reversal and a 2-0 lead at the 1:39 mark. Wade then put together a strong ride, gaining control of Williamson’s legs and looking for a chance to turn the WVU big man. Williamson got hit with a first stall warning at the :32 mark. Wade then turned the Mountaineer for three late back points to lead 5-0 after two periods. Williamson chose neutral to start the third, shot low, and was quickly countered by Wade for another PSU takedown to give the Lion a 7-0 lead with a solid riding time edge. Another stall on Williamson put Wade up by eight. Williamson called for an injury timeout with :09 left in the match and Wade then turned him for two more back points and posted the 11-0 major with 2:54 riding time.

#5 PENN STATE 50, LOCK HAVEN 0 Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 -- Lock Haven, Pa.

125: #15 Nico Megaludis PSU pinned Bobby Rehm LHU, WBF (4:02) 133: Derek Reber PSU dec. John Trumbetti LHU, 6-3 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU pinned #14 Matt Bonson LHU, WBF (4:22) 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU pinned Owen Wilkinson LHU, WBF (2:30) 157: #10 Dylan Alton PSU maj. dec. Aaron Fry LHU, 19-8 165: #1 David Taylor PSU tech fall Seth Creasy LHU, 21-5 (TF; 3:21) 174: Matt Brown PSU tech fall Aaron McKinney LHU, 19-4 (TF; 3:47) 184: #5 Quentin Wright PSU tech fall Zach Heffner LHU, 17-2 (TF; 7:00) 197: #10 Morgan McIntosh PSU maj. dec. Matt Parlier LHU, 13-4 285: #8 Cameron Wade PSU pinned Harry Turner LHU, WBF (3:53) Attendance: 1,094

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149: Top-ranked Nittany Lion senior Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, Pa.) met WVU freshman George Scheffel at 149. Molinaro got the bout’s first takedown at the 2:15 mark and then put together a dominating ride, building up a large riding time edge while trying to turn the Mountaineer freshman for back points. Molinaro rode Scheffel out for the entire period and took the 2-0 lead into the second. Molinaro chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. He then tacked on a second takedown, cut Scheffel loose and began working for more points with a 5-1 lead. Scheffel fought off two high singles but Molinaro connected on the next one to lead 7-1 at the :30 mark. Another ride out allowed the Lion senior to lead 7-1 with 2:52 RT after two periods. Scheffel chose neutral to start the final period and Molinaro essentially clinched the riding time point. He then quickly took the WVU freshman down, upped his lead to 9-1 and maintained control for the remainder of the match. With 4:25 in riding time, Molinaro posted the 10-1 major and put the Lions up 11-3.

The fifth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team put forth a dominating effort at Lock Haven on Sunday, shutting out the Bald Eagles 50-0 in non-conference wrestling action. Penn State won all ten bouts, including a thrilling pin by junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) at 141, as Penn state rolled to victory.

157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 10 nationally, took on Mountaineer Dominic Prezzia at 157. Alton came out the aggressor, looking for points early with multiple shots. Gaining control of

All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, notched a furious 21-5 technical fall of Seth Creasy in just 3:21. With second-ranked Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) getting the night off, talented red-shirt

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True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 15 at 125, opened up the bout by pinning LHU’s Bobby Rehm at the 4:02 mark. Junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) followed that up with a 6-3 win over LHU’s John Trumbetti at 133. Junior Pearsall then notched the dual’s hallmark win by pinning No. 14 Matt Bonson at the 4:22 mark at 141. All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, then pinned Owen Wilkinson at the 2:30 mark. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 157, posted a 19-8 major over the Haven’s Aaron Fry to give Penn State a 25-0 lead at the midway point.

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RECAPS freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) stepped in and the Nittany Lions did not skip a beat. Brown posted a 19-4 technical fall over Lock Haven’s Aaron McKinney in just 3:47. All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 184, posted a 17-2 technical fall at the 7:00 mark over Zach Heffner before true freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 10 at 197, majored LHU junior Matt Parlier 13-4. Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 8 at heavyweight, capped off the shut-out by pinning Harry Turner at the 3:53 mark to give Penn State the 50-0 win. The Nittany Lions move to 4-1 while Lock Haven shifts to 3-3. Penn State was simply dominant in the dual, posting a gaudy 41-0 edge in takedowns and collecting 20 bonus points off four pins, three tech falls and two majors. The shut out is Penn State’s first since a 48-0 shutout of Lock Haven last December in Rec Hall. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Penn State’s Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 15 nationally at 125, met Lock Haven’s Bobby Rehm. Megaludis countered an early Rehm shot, gained control of his shoulders and turned a low ankle pick into a takedown and a 2-0 lead. Rehm escaped quickly only to get taken down again by the Lion freshman. Another Rehm escape cut Megaludis’ lead to 4-2 with 1:08 on the clock, but Megaludis began adding takedowns at a quick rate. By the end of the period, Megaludis had a 10-4 lead thanks to five takedowns. Rehm chose down to start the second, was allowed up by Megaludis and immediately taken down by the Lion. Megaludis cut him loose and

red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) a chance to wrestle in front of a dual meet crowd. Brown made his Penn State dual debut against LHU’s Aaron McKinney. Brown took an early 2-0 lead with a solid takedown and then put together a nice ride, breaking McKinney down and looking for a chance to turn the Bald Eagle. Brown notched a second takedown and turned McKinney for three back points, nearly picking up the fall. The move gave the Lion freshman a 7-2 lead with :50 on the clock after cutting McKinney loose. Brown took McKinney down again at the :30 mark. A Brown ride out gave the Lion a 9-2 lead heading to the second. Brown chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 10-2 lead. Another takedown and three more back points put Brown up 15-2 with 1:20 on the clock. Brown cut the Bald Eagle loose at the :35 mark and picked up another takedown with :20 left, cut the Bald Eagle loose and then ended the bout with a final takedown at the :12 mark. The 19-4 technical fall came at the 3:47 mark. 184: All-American and defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 184, took on Lock Haven’s Zach Heffner. Wright nearly ended the match in seconds, throwing Heffner to his back for a quick takedown and near fall. While Heffner was able to keep from getting pinned, the move gave Wright a 5-1 lead after cutting Heffner loose less than :20 into the bout. Wright set the tone on offense, looking for a chance at another shoulder throw or turning those shots into low singles. Heffner was able to fight off numerous Wright shots but the Lion All-American got his second takedown with :15 left and led 7-1 after one. Heffner chose down to start the second period and escaped :45 into the period. But Wright was relentless, tacking on another takedown to lead 9-2 with 1:00 on the clock. Wright then turned Heffner for back points at the end of the period to lead 12-2 after two periods. Wright quickly escaped and took Heffner down to lead 15-2. He picked up a stall point and, after a ride out, the bonus point for a 17-2 technical fall at the 7:00 mark. 197: Nittany Lion Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 10 at 197, med Bald Eagle junior Matt Parlier. McIntosh got the first takedown at the 2:05 mark and led 2-1 after cutting Parlier loose. The Lion freshman added a second takedown and cut, then a third one with 1:00 left to lead 6-3. McIntosh then forced a scramble and picked up a fourth takedown with :40 on the clock. He then rode Parlier out to carry an 8-3 lead into the second period. McIntosh chose neutral to start the second period and added a fifth takedown less than :30 in. He then controlled the action from the top, looking for a chance to turn the Bald Eagle for back points. While not picking up any back points, the ride out gave the Nittany Lion a 10-3 lead with 3:00 RT after two periods. Parlier chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 10-4 deficit, but McIntosh continued his offensive pressure, using a low ankle pick to up his lead to 12-4 with another takedown. McIntosh spent the rest of the bout in control and walked away with a convincing 13-4 major (with 4:31 riding time). 285: Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 8 at heavyweight, met LHU’s Harry Turner. Wade got the bout’s first takedown and was looking for back points when Turner was able to reverse him at the 1:30 mark. A quick Wade escape gave the Lion a 3-2 lead. Wade continued to set the tempo, looking for chances to score high and shift to low singles. Turner was able to step back from numerous Wade shots and the Nittany Lion led 3-2 after one period. Turner chose down to start the second stanza but Wade was able to gain control of Turner and turn him to his back. Wade turned a three point near fall into a fall at the 3:53 mark, giving Penn State the 50-0 win.

#5 PENN STATE WINS SOUTHERN SCUFFLE TITLE Bryan Pearsall pinned #14 Matt Bonson of Lock Haven in Penn State’s 50-0 shutout win at LHU last December.

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took him down again. This time, Megaludis worked the Bald Eagle to his back and got the pin at the 4:02 mark. 133: Junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) took on Bald Eagle senior John Trumbetti at 133. Reber and Trumbetti battled evenly for the first half of the opening period, wrestling to a series of stalemates as each man looked for an opening to score. Reber got in on a low single with :30 left in the opening period and forced a scramble as the period wound down. Trumbetti was able to fight the move off to keep things scoreless through three minutes. Reber chose down to start the second period and worked to escape. But Trumbetti was able to maintain control although he picked up a stall warning at the :55 mark. Reber finally reversed the Bald Eagle with :10 left to take a 2-0 lead after two periods, but Trumbetti had 1:46 in riding time. Trumbetti chose down to start the final stanza and worked his way into a chance to reverse Reber himself. He finished off the reversal with 1:25 and tied the bout. Trumbetti was called for an illegal hold, Reber then escaped to take a 4-2 lead. Reber added a final takedown and won 6-3 with Trumbetti getting the riding time point. 141: Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) took to the mat at 141 for Penn State against Lock Haven’s Matt Bonson, who entered the bout 12-1 and ranked No. 14 nationally. Bonson gained control of Pearsall’s legs early but Pearsall was able force a scramble and a stalemate to keep the bout scoreless early. Pearsall then scrambled around behind Bonson after a short scramble to take an early 2-0 lead. He then turned the ranked Bale Eagle for two back points and a 4-0 lead with :55 on the clock. Pearsall then rode Bonson out for a 4-0 lead with 1:11 RT after one period. Bonson chose down to start the second and Pearsall was hit with a quick stall warning just :08 into the period. Pearsall was able to break Bonson down and began looking for a chance to turn the ranked Eagle for more back points. After a reset, Pearsall gained control of Bonson’s shoulders and turned him to his back with a solid headlock. A brief twenty second’s worth of work led to a Pearsall pin of the ranked Bonson at the 4:22 mark, giving Penn State a 15-0 lead. 149: Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, met LHU senior Owen Wilkenson. Molinaro got the bout’s first takedown at the 1:55 mark and began looking for a chance to turn the Bald Eagle for back points. The Lion senior got two near fall points, reset and began working for another turn. Molinaro gained control of the Bald Eagle, turned him to his back and got the fall at the 2:30 mark to remain undefeated on the year. 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 157, met LHU’s Aaron Fry. Alton wasted no time in taking a 2-0 lead with a takedown less than ten seconds into the bout. Alton added a second takedown after a Fry escape to lead 4-1 midway through the period. Fry worked his way for a reversal at the :46 mark to cut the lead to 5-3 after an Alton escape. Trailing 5-3, Fry chose down to start the second period and was cut loose by Alton at the 1:20 mark. Alton never lost contact and quickly slid behind the Bald Eagle to lead 7-5 after another Fry escape. Alton picked up a stall point and then took Fry down for a 10-5 lead with :35 on the clock. He then rode Fry out to lead 10-5 with 3:11 in riding time after two. Alton chose down to start the third, quickly escaped, and then added another takedown to lead 13-5 with 1:29 on the clock. The Lion freshman dominated the remainder of the rest of the period and rolled to a 19-8 major with 4:14 in riding time. 165: All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 nationally at 165, faced off against Bald Eagle senior Seth Creasy. The sophomore Lion dominated the opening period, rolling up takedowns and adding a threepoint near fall to lead 11-4 after less than 2:00 of time. Taylor’s fifth takedown allowed the Nittany Lion to lead 13-5 and his sixth on a quick low ankle pick gave Taylor a 15-5 lead with :20 on the clock. Taylor added three late back points to lead 18-5 after one period. Creasy chose top to start the second stanza and Taylor quickly escaped for a 19-5 lead. He then ended the match with a takedown to get the 21-5 technical fall at the 3:21 mark. 174: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, stepped aside for a dual to give talented

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#1 Zach Sanders MINN dec. #3 Alan Waters MIZ, 1-0 Chris Dardanes MINN dec. Nick Soto CHATT, 7-2 #5 Michael Mangrum ORE ST dec. Darius Little NCST, 4-1 #1 Frank Molinaro PSU maj. dec. #11 Dylan Ness MINN, 9-1 #1 Kyle Dake COR dec. #10 Dylan Alton PSU, 0-3 #1 David Taylor PSU pinned #10 Cody Yohn MINN, WBF (2:34) #2 Ed Ruth PSU dec. Matt Brown PSU, 6-3 #5 Quentin Wright PSU dec. #4 Steve Bosak COR, 10-3 #19 Brent Haynes MIZ inj. def. #1 Cam Simaz COR #7 Tony Nelson MINN dec. #4 Clayton Jack ORE ST, 2-0

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PENN STATE – 191.5 Minnesota – 177.5 Missouri – 136.0 Cornell – 130.0 Oregon State – 103.0

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 5 nationally, stormed through the finals of the 2012 Southern Scuffle, crowning four champions and winning the team title over No. 3 Minnesota by 14 points. Penn State won the title with 191.5 points while Minnesota was second with 177.5. The Nittany Lions entered day two with a slim 7.5 point lead over the gophers and used a superb 6-3 run in the semifinals and a 4-2 showing in the finals to claim the crown. The morning’s semifinal fireworks led way to Penn State crowning four individual champions and getting the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler Award, given to All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) for his 165-pound title. Joining Taylor as titlists were All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) at 149, All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) at 174 and All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) at 184. In the morning’s semifinals, Penn State sent nine grapplers into action at seven weights and came away with six finalists in five weights. Three-time All-American Molinaro, ranked No. 1 at 149, downed No. 20 Scott Sakaguchi of Oregon State 4-0; No. 10 Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) beat Corey Mock of North Carolina 4-1 at 157; teammate James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) dropped a tough 6-0 decision to No. 1 Kyle Dake of Cornell at 157; Taylor, ranked No. 1 at 165, downed No. 20 Kyle Blevins to the tune of a 12-3 major; Ruth, ranked No. 2 at 174, majored Patrick Wright of Illinois 10-1; teammate Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) downed No. 11 Logan Storley in the other semifinal at 174, 7-5, to set up a meeting with teammate Ruth in the finals; Wright, ranked No. 5 at 184, beat No. 15 Luke Rebertus of Navy 7-3; true freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 11 at 197, lost 12-5 to No. 1 Cam Simaz of Cornell; and senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 8 at 258, lost a close 4-3 decision to No. 4 Clayton Jack of Oregon State. The blistering run through the semifinals set up five championship finals matches featuring six Nittany Lions. For Penn State the championship finals began at 149 where No. 1 Molinaro met No. 11 Dylan Ness of Minnesota. Molinaro scored big for Penn State with a dominating 9-1 major over Ness. Molinaro won his first Scuffle title with a 5-0 mark with two techs and a major. Red-shirt freshman Alton, ranked No. 10, met No. 1 Kyle Dake of Cornell in the finals at 157. Alton battled the two-time NCAA champ tough before dropping a 3-0 decision to take second place in his first Scuffle. Alton went 4-1 with two pins and a major. Top-ranked Taylor took on No. 10 Cody Yohn of Minnesota in the finals at 165. Already owning a tech fall over the 10th-ranked Gopher, Taylor did it one better this time with a team-title clinching pin in the first period (2:36). Taylor, who claimed his second Scuffle crown, went 5-0 with three pins, a tech and a major. At 174, the all-Penn State final pitted No. 2 Ruth

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS against teammate Brown. In a spirited battle, Ruth downed his talented teammate, posting a 6-3 decision. Ruth’s win gave him his second straight Scuffle title and he went 6-0 with three pins, a tech and a major. Brown ended an outstanding tournament with a 4-1 mark, including wins over the No. 7 and No. 11-ranked wrestlers. No. 5 Wright met No. 4 Steve Bosak of Cornell in the title bout at 184 and put the exclamation point on the team title by dominating the fourth-ranked Bosak to the tune of a 10-3 win. Wright claimed his first Scuffle title with the victory as he went 5-0 with three pins.

Nick Fischer Pigtail: W, 11-2 maj. dec. Nijel Jones, N.C. State 1st Round: L, 4-8 dec. Jordan Gagliano, Missouri Cn. 1: Bye Cn. 2 W, 5-2 dec. Kenneth Radford, UA-The Citadel Cn. 3: L, 5-11 dec. Ryan Krecker, Campbell Went 2-2, did not place

Penn State had 11-place winners at the event. True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) opened up the day in consolation action at 125 and rolled three straight wins to advance to the third place bout at 125. Megaludis downed No. 7 Matt Snyder of Virginia in the conso semis to advance to the bronze medal bout. In the third place bout, the Lion freshman lost another close decision to No. 7 Perrelli of Cornell, this one by a 6-4 score. He ended the tournament with a 5-2 record for fourth place. Vollrath dropped a tough 3-2 (ot) decision to Chattanooga’s Daniel Waddell in the conso semis before moving to the fifth place bout. Vollrath ended the tournament with a tough 4-1 loss to Mock of UNC and placed sixth with a 3-3 mark. McIntosh had a 5-4 win taken from him when a last second reversal was waved off when clock operator was asked by the official and overruled the officials call, sending him to a 4-3 loss to No. 4 Matt Powless of Indiana. He then lost in the fifth place bout and ended the day with a 3-3 mark and with a sixth place finish. Wade rebounded from his close loss to Jack by picking up a key pin at the 1:34 mark over No. 5 Jeremy Johnson of Ohio in the conso semis. He finished the day an upset loss in the third place match and went 4-2 to take fourth place. Red-shirt freshman Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) was in the heavyweight consolation bracket for Penn State and won his first match, clinching a place. Gingrich ended the day with two losses in consolations but still took eighth place with a 4-3 record.

Penn State’s 174 agate: #2 Ed Ruth Pigtail: W, 16-1 TF William Coggins, Virginia (3:33) 1st Round: WBF Cody Walters, UA-Ohio (1:22) 2nd Round: WBF Levi Clemmons, Chattanooga (3:11) Qtrs: WBF William George, Cornell (1:05) Semis: W, 10-1 maj. dec. Patrick Wright, Missouri Finals: W, 6-3 dec. Matt Brown, Penn State Went 6-0, 1st place

Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) was in action in consolations at 141 and dropped his first match of the day to No. 15 Michael Nevinger of Cornell. The loss eliminated Pearsall with a 3-2 mark. On day one, Penn State had three wrestlers eliminated but still picked up important wins from them. Red-shirt freshman Seth Beitz (Juniata, Pa.) had a solid showing at 141, going 3-2 before being eliminated. Junior Nick Fischer (Unionville, Pa.) posted a 2-2 mark at 165 before being eliminated. At 133, Nittany Lion junior Derek Reber (Lewisburg, Pa.) went 0-2 one day one. Penn State posted a superb 56-23 overall mark among its 15 wrestlers, collecting 18 pins, nine tech falls and 11 majors along the way. 38 of Penn State’s 56 wins were of the bonus point variety.

Penn State’s 184 agate: #5 Quentin Wright 1st Round: WBF Jesse Johnson, Appalachian State (5:13) 2nd Round: WBF Angelo Malvestuto, Virginia Tech (6:51) Qtrs: WBF #17 Mike Larson, Missouri (1:12) Semis: W, 7-3 dec. #15 Luke Rebertus, Navy Finals: W, 10-3 dec. #4 Steve Bosak, Cornell Went 5-0, 1st place

Penn State’s 125 agate: #13 Nico Megaludis: 1st Round: W, 18-3 TF Richard Alarcon, The Citadel (4:58) 2nd Round: W, 19-7 maj. dec. David White, Army Qtrs: L, 3-9 dec. #7 Frank Perrelli, Cornell Cn. 4: W, 18-2 TF Pat Rollins, Oregon State (TF; 6:17) Cn Qtrs: W, 5-2 dec. Bricker Dixon, Cornell Cn. Semis: W, 4-1 dec. #9 Matt Snyder, Virginia 3rd Place: L, 4-6 dec. #7 Frank Perrelli, Cornell Went 5-2, fourth place Penn State’s 133 agate: Derek Reber: 1st Round: L, 3-4 dec. Jordan O’Donnell, Virginia Tech Cn. 1: bye Cn. 2: L, 3-5 dec. Nikkolas Pena, Cornell Went 0-2, did not place Penn State’s 141 agate: Bryan Pearsall: 1st Round: WBF Jimmy Nehls, UA-Virginia (1:06) 2nd Round: L, 4-6 (sv) dec. Darius Little, North Carolina State Cn. 2: W, 3-1 dec. Undrakhb Khishigayam, UA-The Citadel Cn. 3: W, 17-1 TF Chris Mullin, Duke (6:37) Cn. 4: L, 0-17 TF #15 Michael Nevinger, Cornell (6:36) Went 3-2, did not place Seth Beitz: Pigtail: W, 12-3 maj. dec. Jordan Tolbert, Campbell 1st Round: L, 1-6 dec. Casey Smith, Army Cn. 1: bye Cn. 2: W, 5-4 dec. Jordan Dix, The Citadel Cn. 3: W, 10-8 (sv) Raymond Borja, Navy Cn. 4: L, 1-2 dec. Matt Ortega, Indiana Went 3-2, did not place

Matt Brown 1st Round: WBF Aric Thurn, Cleveland State (4:56) 2nd Round: WBF Michael Alexander, Cornell (3:20) Qtrs: W, 6-3 dec. #7 Dorian Henderson, Missouri Semis: W, 7-5 dec. #11 Logan Storley, Minnesota Finals: L, 3-6 dec. #2 Ed Ruth, Penn State Went 4-1, 2nd place

Penn State’s 197 agate: #11 Morgan McIntosh 1st Round: WBF Paul Weiss, Appalachian State (4:03) 2nd Round: WBF Zach Bennett, North Carolina (6:39) Qtrs: W, 13-8 dec. Paul Rands, Navy Semis: L, 5-12 dec. #1 Cam Simaz, Cornell Cn. Semis: L, 3-4 dec. #4 Matt Powless, Indiana 5th Place: L, 6-11 dec. Scott Schiller, Minnesota Went 3-3, 6th place Penn State’s 285 agate: #8 Cameron Wade 1st Round: W, 17-2 TF Brock Durfee, Appalachian State (5:20) 2nd Round: W, 15-0 TF Bobby Lavelle, UA-Virginia Tech (3:36) Qtrs: WBF Andy Hartshorn, Ohio (2:13) Semis: L, 3-4 dec. #4 Clayton Jack, Oregon State Cn. Semis: WBF #5 Jeremy Johnson, Ohio (1:34) 3rd Place: L, 3-7 dec. Chad Hanke, UA-Oregon State Went 4-2, fourth place Jon Gingrich 1st Round: W, 9-1 maj. dec. Bradley Rogers, Chattanooga 2nd Round: L, 3-5 dec. Paul Snyder, Hofstra Cn. 2: W, 15-1 maj. dec. Brock Durfee, Appalachian State Cn. 3: W, 10-2 maj. dec. Devon Mellon, Missouri Cn. 4: W, 4-0 dec. Maciej Jochym, Cornell Cn. Qtrs: L, 2-5 dec. Andy Hartshorn, Ohio 7th Place: L, 4-8 dec. Adam Chalfant, UA-Indiana Went 4-3, eighth place

Penn State’s 149 agate: #1 Frank Molinaro 1st Round: W, 16-0 TF Samuel McCauley, UA-The Citadel (3:28) (Career Win 100) 2nd Round: W, 9-3 dec. Chris Villalonga, Cornell Qtrs: W, 16-0 TF Dean Pavlou, Chattanooga (3:25) Semis: W, 4-0 dec. #20 Scott Sakaguchi, Oregon State Finals: W, 9-1 maj. dec. #11 Dylan Ness, Minnesota Went 5-0, 1st place Penn State’s 157 agate: #10 Dylan Alton 1st Round: WBF Tanner Hirstine, Virginia (3:51) 2nd Round: WBF Harrison Hightower, Ohio (0:47) Qtrs: W, 13-2 maj. dec. Matt Stephens, Virginia Tech Semis: W, 4-1 dec. Corey Mock, North Carolina Finals: L, 0-3 dec. #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell Went 4-1, 2nd place James Vollrath 1st Round: W, 10-5 dec. William Powell, Appalachian State 2nd Round: W, 11-3 maj. dec. Chad Strube, Virginia Tech Qtrs: W, 5-4 dec. #20 Drake Houdashelt, Missouri Semis: L, 0-6 dec. #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell Cn. Semis: L, 2-3 (ot) dec. Daniel Waddell, Chattanooga 5th Place: L, 1-4 dec. Corey Mock, North Carolina Went 3-3, 6th place

Penn State takes home its second straight Southern Scuffle Championship, outdistancing the field in Chattanooga on January 1-2, 2012.

Penn State’s 165 agate: #1 David Taylor 1st Round: WBF Justin Guthrie, UA-Gardner Webb (1:54) 2nd Round: W, 21-6 TF Tristan Warner, Old Dominion (7:00) Qtrs: WBF John Staudenmayer, UA-North Carolina (2:13) Semis: W, 12-3 maj. dec. #20 Kyle Blevins, Appalachian State Finals: WBF dec. #11 Cody Yohn, Minnesota (2:34) Went 5-0, 1st place

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RECAPS #4 PENN STATE 36, MICHIGAN STATE 6

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 -- Kellog Arena -- Battle Creek, Mich. 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU dec. Steve Andrus, 8-3 125: Eric Olanowski MSU DQ over #10 Nico Megaludis PSU (Illegal Throw, Megaludis up 8-3 early in second period, 3:45) 133: Frank Martellotti PSU dec. Brandon Fifield MSU, 7-5 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU pinned Brian Gibbs MSU, WBF (4:21) 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU dec. #18 Dan Osterman MSU, 9-3 157: #9 Dylan Alton PSU dec. #14 Anthony Jones MSU, 1-0 165: #1 David Taylor PSU maj. dec. David Cheza MSU, 13-5 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU tech fall Curran Jacobs MSU, 17-2 (TF; 6:33) 184: #3 Quentin Wright PSU pinned John Rizqallah MSU, WBF (5:52) 197: #13 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. Nick McDiarmid MSU, 7-5 Attendance: 3,000

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The fourth-ranked Penn State wrestling team dominated host Michigan State to pick up a 36-6 Big Ten road win. The dual, wrestled in front of a packed house at Kellog Arena in Battle Creek, Mich., saw Penn State win nine of ten bouts, losing only once on an illegal throw disqualification. The dual began at heavyweight, where Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 nationally, gave Penn State a 3-0 lead with an 8-3 decision over Steve Andrus. Nittany Lion freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 125, was crushing Spartan senior Eric Olanowski 8-3 early in the second period before being called for an illegal hold and, when Olanowski could not continue, lost the match on a disqualification, giving MSU a 6-3 lead. Lion sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made his 133-pound dual debut with a 7-5 win over Brandon Fifield to tie the dual and then Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) put Penn State on top for good by pinning Brian Gibbs at the 4:21 mark. No. 1 Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) handled No. 18 Dan Osterman 9-3 at 149 to put Penn State up 15-6. With the win, Molinaro moved into 18th place on Penn State’s all-time victories list (105) and into 17th on Penn State’s all-time dual meet victory list (47). Freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 9 at 157, then downed No. 14 Anthony Jones 1-0 to put the Nittany Lions up 18-6. Top-ranked David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) then majored David Cheza 13-5 at 165. Second-ranked Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) dominated Michigan State’s Curran Jacobs, posting a second period technical fall at the 6:33 mark, getting the 17-2 win. Third-ranked Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) then fought off an early struggle to pin Michigan State’s John Rizqallah at the 5:52 mark to put Penn State up 33-6. True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 13 at 197, closed out the dominating performance with a 7-5 win to give Penn State the 36-6 victory. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 285: Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, battled Spartan Steve Andrus. Wade set the tempo early, taking a couple shots out of the gate, looking to take control early. Wade got in on a low single at the 1:46 mark and taking a 2-0 lead at the 1:29 mark. The Lion senior then began working for a chance to turn Andrus for back points. Wade finished off the tilt for three near fall points at the :15 mark and led 5-0 at the end of the first period. Wade chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 6-0 lead. The duo then battled evenly for the rest of the period, allowing Wade to hold that lead heading into the third period. Andrus chose neutral to start the second period, Wade shot low and Andrus countered for a quick takedown to cut the lead to 7-2 after a Wade escape. Wade got called for a stall warning at the :35 mark and then another at the :12 mark, giving Andrus a third point. Wade got the riding time point at the match’s end and claimed a hard-fought 8-3 win.

157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 9 at 157, met Michigan State senior Anthony Jones, ranked No. 14, in one of the dual’s most anticipated bouts. The ranked duo battled through the first half of the opening period evenly. Jones tried to score off a throw at the 1:20 mark but Alton was able to roll out of trouble and force a reset with the bout still scoreless. After a scoreless first period, Jones chose neutral to start the second stanza. As in the first period, neither man could find a chance to work their offense in the second period and the bout went to the third scoreless. Alton took down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Alton pressured the senior Jones for the entire third period with Jones backing away and playing the edge of the mat. Alton fought off one Jones shot at the :17 mark and then escaped with a 1-0 win. 165: Top-ranked Lion sophomore David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) face off against MSU senior David Cheza at 165. Taylor took a 2-0 lead with a quick takedown but was reversed by Cheza at the 1:50 mark for a 2-2 tie. Taylor quickly escaped, got in on a single leg and pulled Cheza back onto the mat and got the takedown to lead 5-2 at the :49 mark. The Lion sophomore then rode Cheza out to lead 5-2 after one period. Taylor took down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 6-2 lead. Another low single for Taylor gave the Nittany Lion an 8-2 lead at the 1:10 mark. He then turned Cheza for two back points and led 10-2 at the :45 mark but Cheza notched his second reversal to cut Taylor’s lead to 10-4 at the :08 mark. Cheza took neutral to start the third period only to be quickly taken down by Taylor, giving the Lion a 12-4 lead with well over 1:00 in riding time. After clinching the riding time point, Taylor continued to build the riding time edge before Cheza escaped at the :23 mark. With the riding time point, Taylor posted the 13-5 major decision. 174: Second-ranked Penn State sophomore Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) med MSU senior Curran Jacobs at 174. Ruth was relentless from the start, forcing Jacobs into a stall warning less than a minute into the bout. He then took Jacobs down at the 2:09 mark to open up an early lead. He then spent the next minute-plus looking to turn Jacobs for back points. He picked up two near fall points and the :25 mark and led 4-0 with 2:09 in riding time after one. Ruth took down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 5-0 lead. The Lion All-American then turned a head lock into a pinning opportunity, getting the takedown and three back points to lead 10-0 at the 1:06 mark. Another dominating ride by Ruth led to a stall point for the Nittany Lion and an 11-0 lead after two periods. Jacobs took neutral to start the third period, but Ruth quickly gained control of the action, working his way around the Spartan for another takedown and a 13-1 lead after a quick Jacobs escape. Another Ruth takedown and cut at the :45 mark gave Ruth a chance for a technical fall. The Lion added the last takedown to post the 17-2 tech fall at the 6:33 mark. 184: Third-ranked junior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) took to the mat against Spartan John Rizqallah at 184. Wright dominated the action from the start, picking up a quick takedown and then turning Rizqallah for three near fall points to lead 5-0. Rizqallah escaped and countered Wright’s next shot for his own takedown, cutting the lead to 5-3 at the :55 mark. He then nearly ended the bout with a pin of Wright, turning the Nittany Lion All-American for three back points to lead 6-5. Wright escaped at the :14 mark to tie the score at 6-6 after the opening period. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 7-6 lead. He added to his lead with a nice double leg on the edge of the mat to lead 9-6 with :32 left in the middle stanza. Trailing 9-6, Rizqallah chose top to start the third period. Wright quickly reversed Rizqallah, turned him to his back for two near fall points and reset himself with a 13-6 lead. The defending national champion then turned Rizqalla to his back and, after a brief struggle, pinned the Spartan at the 5:52 mark. 197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 13 at 197, met MSU’s Nick McDiarmid. The Nittany Lion freshman picked up the bout’s first takedown at the 1;49 mark, moving out to a 2-0 lead with 1:43 on the clock. McDiarmid escaped after a brief McIntosh ride and action resumed in the center circle with the Nittany Lion up by one. McDiarmid countered a McIntosh shot to lead 3-2 as the period wound down and rode McIntosh out to lead 3-2 after one period. McIntosh chose down to start the second stanza and, after a brief McDiarmid ride, reversed the Spartan to retake the lead, 4-3. McIntosh was called for locked hands while riding McDiarmid out and the match went to the third tied 4-4. McDiarmid chose down to start the final period and quickly escaped to a 5-4 lead. McIntosh turned a swift low single into a takedown in front of the MSU bench to take a 6-5 lead at the :45 mark. McIntosh maintained control long enough to build up over a minute’s riding time. He then rode McDiarmid out and, with the riding time point, posted the 7-5 win.

125: True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 10 nationally at 125, took on Michigan State senior Eric Olanowski. The Lion freshman took the senior down at the 2:02 mark with a low single for an early 2-1 lead. Megaludis notched his second takedown at the 1:10 mark, cut the Spartan loose and led 4-2 at the 1:10 mark. The Nittany Lion freshman countered an Olanowski shot at the :25 mark, worked his way around him for a third takedown and then rode him out to lead 6-2 after one period. Megaludis chose neutral to start the second stanza, shot low off the whistle and quickly added another takedown and cut to lead 8-3 at the 1:40 mark. But Megaludis was quickly called or an illegal throw, Olanowski did not continue to wrestle and Megaludis lost via a disqualification. 133: Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made his season dual meet debut against the Spartans and took on Brandon Fifield. Fifield got an early takedown and rode the Lion sophomore for over a minute before the Nittany Lion escaped to a 2-1 deficit. Fifield immediately got in on another single, but this time Martellotti scrambled behind the Spartan for a takedown and led 3-2. With a one point lead after one, Martellotti chose down to start the second period, quickly scrambled into a position to reverse Fifield but could not get the call before a stalemate call at the :30 mark. On the reset, Martellotti did reverse Fifield to lead 5-3 after a Fifield escape. Martellotti held that lead after two periods and Fifield chose down to start the third period. The Nittany Lion sophomore was strong on top to start the third, working off a minute’s time before Fifield reversed him to tie the bout at 5-5. Martellotti escaped and then fought off a late Spartan shot and, with 1:10 riding time, posted a 7-5 win. 141: Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) took to the mat at 141 for Penn State and met MSU freshman Brian Gibbs. Pearsall got on the board at the 1:39 mark, countering a Gibbs shot for a takedown and a 2-0 lead. The Nittany Lion junior then put together a strong ride, controlling Gibbs and turning him for three near fall points at the buzzer to lead 5-0 after one. Gibbs chose neutral to start the second stanza but Pearsall quickly took the Spartan down, turned him for two back points and led 9-0 at the 1:22 mark. Pearsall locked up a far side cradle and worked his way into a chance for a fall, getting the pin at the 4:21 mark. 149: Top-ranked Nittany Lion Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) faced off against Michigan State’s Dan Osterman, who was ranked No. 18, at 149. Osterman energized the packed Spartan crowd with an early takedown to lead 2-0 out of the gate. Molinaro quickly escaped, only to see Osterman pressure the Lion senior into another near takedown. Molinaro was able to fight off that move and then, on a reset, used a fierce double leg to take Osterman down and lead 3-2 at the 1:30 mark. The three-time All-American then controlled the action from top, building up over 1:00 in riding time on his way to a ride out. Leading 3-2 with 1:31 in riding time, Molinaro chose down and quickly escaped to a 4-2 lead. Molinaro turned a head outside single into another takedown and a 6-2 lead at the :38 mark. Osterman chose neutral to start the third period. With the riding time point clinched, Molinaro needed just one more takedown to secure a major and picked it up at the :45 mark to lead 8-3 after a takedown and a cut. But it was Osterman who nearly scored at the buzzer with Molinaro holding off the effort and posting the 9-3 win.

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS #3 PENN STATE 38, #17 NORTHWESTERN 3 Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 -- Evanston, Ill.

125: #10 Nico Megaludis PSU dec. #7 Levin Mele NU, 7-3 133: Frank Martellotti PSU dec. Jameson Oster NU, 10-4 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU inj. def. Colin Shober NU (Inj. Def.; 3:18) Pearsall leading 4-2 at the time of injury default 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU maj. dec. Kaleb Friedley NU, 10-0 157: #3 Jason Welch NU dec. #9 Dylan Alton PSU, 2-1 165: #1 David Taylor PSU tech fall Pierce Harger NU, 20-5 (TF; 7:00) 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU tech fall #9 Lee Munster NU, 18-3 (TF; 5:37) 184: #2 Quentin Wright PSU pinned Marcus Shrewsbury NU (WBF; 2:41) 197: #12 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. John Schoen NU, 6-4 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU dec. #19 Mike McMullan NU, 6-3 Attendance: 719

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No. 3 Penn State continued a lengthy January road trip with a 38-3 win at No. 17 Northwestern on Friday night. The Nittany Lions got a key win out of the gates from true freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) at 125 and rolled to nine wins in ten bouts. Megaludis, ranked No. 10 at 125, got Penn State off to a fast start, posting a convincing 7-3 win over No. 7 Levi Mele in the dual’s opening bout. Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) followed that up with a sound 10-4 win over Jameson Oster at 133 and the Nittany Lions quickly bolted out to a 6-0 lead. Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) was leading Colin Shober 4-2 at 141 in the second period when Shober was forced to take an injury default, giving Pearsall the win at the 3:18 mark and putting the Lions up 12-0. No. 1 Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) then posted a dominating 10-0 major decision over Kaleb Friedley at 149. The All-American’s major put Penn State up 16-0. In one of the dual’s marquee match-ups, Nittany Lion freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) faced off against No. 3 Jason Welch of Northwestern at 157. Alton gave the undefeated Wildcat all he could handle before dropping a 2-1 decision on riding time. Penn State led 16-3 at intermission. Top-ranked David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) continued Penn State’s roll with a 20-5 technical fall over Pierce Harger at 165. The All-American got the tech at the 7:00 mark with 4:45 in riding time. Second-ranked Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) then posted perhaps the night’s most dominating win, posting an 18-3 technical fall over No. 9 Lee Munster at 174. The All-American got the tech at the 5:37 mark. All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), also ranked No. 2, pinned NU’s Marcus Shrewsbury at the 2:41 mark in the first period before Nittany Lion true freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, downed Wildcat senior John Schoen 6-4. Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, closed out the 38-3 win with a sound 6-3 victory over No. 19 Mike McMullan. Penn State improves to 6-1 overall, 2-1 in the Big Ten with the win. Northwestern falls to 5-2, 1-2 in the conference. The Nittany Lions owned the takedown battle as well, posting a 22-4 advantage. Penn State notched 11 bonus points off an injury default, a pin, two tech falls and a major. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 125, met No. 7 Levi Mele in one of the dual’s most anticipated match-ups. Mele gained control of Megaludis’ head early but the Lion freshman worked out of trouble and shot low for a quick takedown attempt of his own. But Mele scrambled out of trouble twice and forced a stalemate at the 1:55 mark, still scoreless. Another low single by Megaludis off the reset gave the Lion a 2-1 lead at the 1:41 mark after a quick Mele escape. Megaludis got in on another low single with a quick shot off the reset, forcing a scramble in the center circle. But Mele once again forced a stalemate with Megaludis up 2-1 at the :32 mark. Megaludis forced Mele into a stall warning and then notched a takedown at the buzzer to lead 4-1 after one. Mele chose down to start the second stanza and escaped to a 4-2 deficit at the 1:36 mark. Nico used another low ankle pick for his third takedown off a reset and led 6-2 at the midway point of the second stanza. A Mele escape at the :52 mark cut into that lead, but Megaludis continued to connect on low singles. Mele forced a stalemate on a potentially dangerous hold and action resumed with Megaludis up 6-3 at the :27 mark. Megaludis chose down on the reset but Mele was able to ride the Lion freshman out to end the period. Megaludis chose down to start the third period and steadily worked his way to an escape and a 7-3 lead at the 1:38 mark. Mele got in on his first real scoring attempt off a reset at the 1:10 mark, but Megaludis was able to force a scramble that worked the clock down to the :30 mark before the reset. The Lion freshman then used a low double to force Mele into defense for the rest of the bout and the Lion posted the 7-3 win. 133: Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) faced off against Wildcat Jameson Oster at 133. Martellotti notched the first takedown by using a single leg to pull Oster onto the mat, finishing off the move at the 2:19 mark. The Lion sophomore then put together a strong ride, maintaining control of Oster for over a minute while forcing the Wildcat into a first stall warning. Martellotti tried to turn Oster for back points, got caught and reversed as time wound down, then immediately reversed the Wildcat for his own two points and then nearly pinned him at the buzzer. The five point flurry gave him a 7-2 lead after one period. Martellotti chose down to start the second stanza but could not break free of a solid Oster ride. Oster worked off Martellotti’s riding time advantage first and then finished off the ride out. Trailing 7-2, Oster chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 7-3 deficit at the 1:18 mark. The duo battled evenly until Martellotti gained control of Oster’s body and tossed him to the mat for another takedown and, with the riding time point, notch a 10-4 win (Oster escaped late).

third period. Friedley chose down to start the third period but this time Molinaro was able to turn the Wildcat to his back for two near fall points and a 6-0 lead with 1:28 left to wrestle. The Lion senior then reset himself, turned Friedley to his back for three more back points and moved out to a 9-0 lead. Molinaro continued to dominate Friedley, riding the Wildcat out to post the 10-0 major with 4:17 in riding time. With the win, Molinaro moved to No. 17 on Penn State’s all-time wins list (106) and 13th on its all-time dual meet victories list (48). 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 9 at 157, met No. 3 Jason Welch, who carried a 13-0 mark into the bout, in another key bout. Alton quickly got in on a single leg and forced Welch into a scramble that ended with a stalemate at the 2:10 mark. Alton countered a Welch shot with 1:38 left, forcing a stalemate with the score still 0-0. The duo continued to scramble, trading quick shots for the next minute, with each man holding firm defensively. Scoreless after one period, Welch chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Welch looked to get in on a single leg at the :50 mark, but Alton was able to push the move aside, although he picked up a first stall warning in the process. Down 1-0, Alton chose down to start the third period. Welch was able to control Alton long enough to build up a minute’s worth of riding time. Alton then scrambled for a reversal but the Wildcat junior was able to maintain control of the Lion freshman until Alton escaped with just a second left. The brief 1-1 tie was short-lived as Welch had 1:55 in riding time and got the hard fought 2-1 win. 165: No. 1 David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) looked to continue his unbeaten start to the season against Northwestern’s Pierce Harger at 165. Harger notched the first takedown of the bout, taking a 2-0 lead at the 2:22 mark with a solid high double. Taylor quickly escaped and then used his low ankle pick to take a 3-2 lead at the 1:51 mark. The Lion All-American then controlled Harger for over a minute, looking to turn him to his back for near fall points. The Lion rode Harger out to lead 3-2 with 1:37 riding time after one period. Harger chose neutral to start the second period and Taylor quickly upped his lead to 7-3 with two takedowns (cutting Harger once in the process). Taylor cut Harger loose at the :54 mark, countered a Harger shot and took him down once more to lead 9-4 with :44 left. Another Taylor cut led to a late Taylor takedown with :06 left, giving the Lion sophomore an 11-5 lead after two periods. Taylor chose down to start the middle stanza and quickly reversed Harger to lead 13-5. He added three near fall points to up his lead to 16-5 with 1:18 left. A near cradle led to three more back points and a 19-5 lead with :47 on the clock. With the riding time point clinched, Taylor rode Harger out and got the 20-5 technical fall at the 7:00 mark with 4:45 in riding time. 174: No. 2 Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) also looked to remain unbeaten at 174 in a marquee match-up against No. 9 Lee Munster. Ruth took a quick 2-1 lead with a single leg to takedown and then nearly scored on another quick shot. Munster fought off Ruth’s effort but the Lion All-American quickly took him down again at the 2:00 mark to lead 4-1. He then locked in on a cradle and picked up three near fall points to lead 7-1 with 1:30 on the clock. Two more back points gave Ruth a 9-1 lead before Munster escaped with :55 on the clock. Ruth tacked on yet another takedown with :20 left in the opening period and, with the ride out, led 11-2 after one period. Munster chose down to start the second stanza, but Ruth maintained control of the Wildcat freshman. Ruth cut Munster loose with :38 on the clock and quickly gained control of the Wildcat for another takedown in front of the Penn State bench. Ruth added two near fall points in the final seconds and carried a 15-3 lead with 3:17 riding time (clinching the point) after two. Ruth chose down to start the third period and fought off a quick Munster turn effort before escaping to a 16-3 lead. A final Ruth takedown gave the Lion a convincing 18-3 tech fall over the ninth-ranked Wildcat at the 5:37 mark. 184: No. 2 Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) met Marcus Shrewsbury at 184. The defending National Champion quickly took control of the bout with two early takedowns to lead 4-1 at the midway point of the opening period. Wright then turned Shrewsbury to his back for three near fall points and a 7-1 lead with :40 left in the first period. The All-American then turned Shrewsbury to his back, adjusted, and picked up the pin at the 2:41 mark. 197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, met Wildcat senior John Schoen. The duo battled evenly for the first half of the opening period, with neither man finding an opening to score early. McIntosh countered a Schoen shot, moved behind the Wildcat and got the bout’s first takedown at the :37 mark. A quick Schoen escaped halved the lead and action resumed in the center circle. Trailing by one, Schoen chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 2-2 tie. Schoen broke the tie open with a takedown at the :40 mark, taking the 4-2 lead. McIntosh quickly escaped and trailed by one with :25 left in the middle period. McIntosh chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 4-4 tie. The duo continued to battle for position for the bulk of the third period. Schoen tried to score on a high double but the Lion true freshman was able to back out of trouble, keeping the bout tied 4-4 at the :22 mark. McIntosh scrambled off a Schoen shot, powered the NU senior to the mat and got the winning takedown at the :02 mark, posting the 6-4 win. 285: Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, took on No. 19 Mike McMullan. McMullan shot first, forcing Wade to counter and get a reset out of bounds. The duo then battled for position in the center circle. Wade shot low on McMullan but slipped to the mat, allowing the Wildcat to work around the Nittany Lion for a takedown and a 2-1 lead after a quick Wade escape. Wade chose top to start the second stanza, Wade turned him for two back points and McMullan escaped to a 3-3 tie, all before :20 had elapsed in the period. Wade turned a low single into a scramble and a takedown with :48 on the clock to take a 5-3 lead. The Lion senior then rode McMullan out to lead 5-3 after two periods. McMullan chose top to start the third period, looking for a chance to turn Wade. Wade got called for a stall warning at the :54 mark then escaped to a 6-3 lead with :30 left in the bout. A late scramble led to no scoring and Wade posted the 6-3 win.

141: Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) went to battle at 141 against NU’ Colin Shober. Shober had the first scoring chance of the bout but Pearsall was able to fight off the move and force a stalemate at the 1:59 mark. The tandem battled through the next minute-plus looking for an opening to score with each man’s defense equal to the task. But Shober broke into the scoring column, rolling Pearsall to the mat for a takedown at the :23 mark to lead 2-0. Pearsall spun out of Shober’s control at the buzzer and was awarded an escape to trail by one after the opening stanza. Pearsall chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 2-2 tie. He then got in on a single leg, took Shober down and the Wildcat was unable to continue due to an injury. The injury default win for Pearsall came at the 3:18 mark. 149: No. 1 Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) put his undefeated record on the line against Northwestern’s Kaleb Friedley at 149. Molinaro gained control of the match quickly with an early takedown, tacking on a solid ride to build up over 2:00 riding time while looking for a chance to turn the Wildcat to his back. Friedley was able to hold off on giving up any back points, but the ride out gave Molinaro a 2-0 lead with 2:15 in riding time after one. Molinaro chose down to start the second period and Friedley worked off a minute’s worth of time before Molinaro rolled through Friedley’s control for a reversal and a 4-0 lead at the :58 mark. The Nittany Lion All-American maintained control of the Wildcat for the rest of the period to lead 4-0 with 2:17 in riding time heading into the

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RECAPS #3 PENN STATE 43, WISCONSIN 0 Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 -- Madison, Wis.

125: #10 Nico Megaludis PSU pinned Austin Hietpas UW, WBF (6:05) 133: Frank Martellotti PSU maj. dec. Shane McQuade UW, 14-6 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU dec. Thomas Glenn UW, 4-2 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU maj. dec. #9 Cole Schmitt UW, 12-0 157: #9 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Shawn Perry UW, 11-4 165: #1 David Taylor PSU pinned Alex Yde UW, WBF (2:28) 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU tech fall Scott Liegel UW, 17-2 (TF; 5:37) 184: #2 Quentin Wright PSU pinned Timmy McCall UW, WBF (6:05) 197: #12 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. Jackson Hein UW, 7-3 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU dec. Cole Tobin UW, 6-4 Attendance: 719

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The third-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions put on a clinic against Wisconsin on Sunday in Madison, hammering the home-standing Badgers to the tune of a 43-0 shutout. The shut out marked the first time Wisconsin had been shut out in over half a century and was the first shutout for Penn State in a Big Ten dual meet. Coming off a 38-3 dismantling of Northwestern in Evanston two days ago, Penn State continued its dominating road wrestling. True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrsyville, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 125, once again gave Penn State a bolt of energy out of the gates, pinning Wisconsin’s Austin Hietpas at the 6:05 mark. Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) followed that up with a 14-6 major decision over Shane McQuade at 133 and junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) downed UW’s Thomas Glenn 4-2 at 141, giving Penn State an early 13-0 lead. All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, had no trouble with No. 9 Cole Schmitt of Wisconsin, posting a 12-0 major decision. The shutout was Molinaro’s second of the weekend and his tenth of the year. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 9 at 157, closed out the first half with a solid 11-4 win over Shawn Perry, giving Penn State a 20-0 lead at intermission. All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, opened up the second half with a quick pin of Wisconsin’s Alex Yde. Taylor got the fall at the 2:28 mark in the first period. Fellow All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, followed that pin up with a 17-2 technical fall over Scott Liegel, getting the TF at 5:37. Defending National Champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, then pinned UW’s Timmy McCall, getting the fall at the 6:05 mark. True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, was then dominant in a 7-3 decision over UW’s Jackson Hein. Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, closed out the dual and secured the shut out with a 6-4 win over Cole Tobin, giving the Nittany Lions the 43-0 victory. The Nittany Lions move to 7-1 on the year, 3-1 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is now 5-5, 0-3 in the league. Penn State dominated the dual from start to finish, amassing a 31-2 takedown advantage and picking up 13 bonus points off three pins, one technical fall and two majors. The shut out of Wisconsin was the first for the Badgers since Iowa turned the trick 30-0 in 1958. It was Penn State’s second shutout of the year and marks the first time Penn State notched a shutout in a Big Ten dual. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Nittany Lion freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 10 at 125, faced off against Wisconsin’s Austin Hietpas. Megaludis set the tempo of the bout from the start, forcing Hietpas into defense for the bulk of the opening period. The Nittany Lion freshman took a 2-1 lead with a takedown at the 1:40 mark and then used another quick low single to a scramble and takedown to lead 4-2 with :45 on the clock. Megaludis added two more takedowns before a rideout allowed him to lead 8-3 after one period. Megaludis chose neutral to start the second period and quickly took Hietpas down. Megaludis would pile on the takedowns and lead 19-7 with nearly 2:00 riding time after two. Hietpas chose down to start the third and Megaludis worked his way to a pin at the 6:05 mark.

at the :55 mark and Alton led 7-2. Leading by five, Alton chose down to start the second period and escaped to an 8-2 lead in seconds. The Lion freshman carried that six point lead into the third period where Perry chose down to begin the final stanza. Perry escaped to an 8-3 deficit and action resumed in the center circle with 1:45 on the clock. Alton dove through a low double for another takedown to lead 10-4 after cutting Perry loose at the :20 mark. Needing one more takedown, Alton scrambled for the final score but the clock ran out, giving the Nittany Lion an 11-4 decision. 165: All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, met Wisconsin’s Alex Yde. Yde was making his Wisconsin dual meet debut and Taylor quickly scored on a series of takedowns and cuts, taking an early 6-3 lead a minute into the bout. Taylor added a fourth takedown and turned Yde to his back for three back points and an 11-4 lead. One more takedown later and Taylor was able to plant Yde to his back for a quick first period pin at the 2:28 mark. 174: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, battled Badger Scott Liegel. Ruth started with a similar flurry, taking Liegel down twice in thirty seconds to lead 4-2 early on. Liegel was able to hold off Ruth for a bit, but the Lion added a third takedown with 1:27 on the clock to lead 6-2. Ruth continued to control Liegel for the rest of the period and led 6-2 with 1:40 in riding time after the opening period. Ruth chose down and quickly escaped to a 7-2 lead. Ruth then picked up a stall point and added another takedown to lead 10-2 at the 1:25 mark. Ruth turned Liegel to his back for two near fall points to up the margin to 12-2. Another two point turn gave Ruth a 14-2 lead heading into the third period. Liegel chose down to start the third period and Ruth first clinched the riding time point and then turned McCall to his back for three near fall points and the technical fall. The 17-2 TF came at the 5:37 mark. 184: All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, met UW’s Timmy McCall. Wright quickly threw McCall to his back, getting a fast takedown and nearly pinning him out of the gates. But McCall was able to roll out of trouble without giving up any back points and the Lion led 2-0. Wright put together a strong ride, looking for a chance to turn the Badger to his back. McCall was able to hold off Wright’s efforts but the Nittany Lion’s ride out gave him a 2-0 lead with 2:30 in riding time after one period. Wright chose down to start the second stanza and quickly rolled his way to a reversal and a 4-0 lead. He then maintained control of McCall for the remainder of the period and led 4-0 with 4:02 in riding time after two periods. McCall chose neutral to start the final period and Wright made him pay for the decision, catching him in a headlock and turning him to his back for a pin at the 6:05 mark. 197: Penn State’s Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, took on Jackson Hein of Wisconsin. McIntosh got in on an early low single, turning it into a scramble that led to a takedown and a 3-1 lead as McIntosh picked up a penalty point for a locked hands call on Hein before the Badger escaped. McIntosh looked to score more in the first period but Hein was able to keep the bout close, 3-1, after one. The Lion freshman chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 4-1 lead. McIntosh forced Hein into a stall warning and then used a low single to finish off a takedown to lead 6-2 after a Hein escape with just :15 left. McIntosh led 6-2 after two periods, Hein chose down to start the third and quickly escaped and the Lion led 6-3. McIntosh continued to pressure Hein back, forcing the Badger towards the outside circle continuously. McIntosh used another single leg to nearly take Hein down again but did pick up a point off another Hein technical violation. The Lion freshman rolled to a 7-3 decision. 285: Veteran heavyweight Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6, met UW sophomore Cole Tobin. Wade set the tempo early, controlling the action high while looking for an opening to score with a single leg. Wade’s pressure paid off as the Lion senior gained control of Tobin’s leg, slid down for a low double for the takedown and a 2-0 lead at the :40 mark. A short rideout gave the Lion a 2-0 lead heading into the second period. Tobin chose neutral to start the second stanza and tied the bout with a takedown :30 into the middle period. Wade worked his way to an escaped and a 3-2 lead at the :25 mark. He then chose down to start the third period and quickly reversed the Badger for a 5-2 lead with 1:32 on the clock. Wade then maintained control until the :20 mark when Tobin reversed him to cut the lead to 6-4 after a Wade escape. Wade fought off a late Tobin shot and escaped with a 6-4 win.

133: Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) met Badger junior Shane McQuade at 133. Martellotti got the bout’s first takedown with a strong body lock for a 2-0 lead just :16 into action. The Lion sophomore then put together a strong ride before cutting the Badger junior loose at the 1:45 mark. McQuade caught Martellotti with a takedown and two near fall points, almost pinning the Lion sophomore. But Martellotti rolled through, quickly reversed him and then tacked on two near fall points of his own to lead 6-5 after one period. Martellotti chose down to start the second period and quickly worked his way into a position to notch a reversal. After a brief scramble, Martellotti got the two points and lead 8-5. Martellotti then maintained control of McQuade for the rest of the period, picking up a stall point during a ride out. McQuade chose neutral to start the third period turning a swift single into a takedown and an 11-5 lead at the 1:28 mark. The Lion then cut the Badger loose, looking for one more takedown to notch a major. Martellotti snared McQuade’s foot on the edge of the mat, pulled him back into the circle and got the takedown at the :20 mark to take a 13-6 lead with a clinched riding time point. Needing a ride out without stalling to get the major, Martellotti was strong over the final :20 and posted the 14-6 major. 141: Penn State junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) battled UW’s Tommy Glenn at 141. Pearsall took a quick 2-0 lead with a takedown at the 2:43 mark. He then put together a dominating ride, building up a minute-plus in riding time while looking for a chance to turn Glenn. Pearsall got called for locked hands and led 2-1 at the 1:30 mark. He turned Glenn quickly at the reset but the Badger was able to roll through and stave off any back points. Pearsall led 2-1 after one period but had two cautions and a stall warning, while totaling 2:46 in riding time. Glenn chose neutral to start the second stanza and the duo battled evenly through the period with neither man scoring. Pearsall chose down to start the third and escaped to a 3-1 lead. With the riding time point clinched, Pearsall fought off a brief Glenn flurry and walked away with a 4-2 win. 149: In a marquee match-up at 149, top-ranked All-American Lion Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) met No. 9 Cole Schmitt of Wisconsin. Molinaro notched the first takedown at the 1:48 mark, taking Schmitt down in front of the Penn State bench. The Lion senior then built up a solid riding time edge with a ride out and led 2-0 after one. Molinaro chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Molinaro turned a single leg into a scoring opportunity at the edge of the mat but Schmitt was able to move the action out of bounds and the Lion led 3-0 after two periods with 1:45 riding time. Schmitt chose down to start the third and Molinaro quickly turned the Badger to his back for two near fall points and a 5-0 lead. Another three point near fall and the Lion was quickly up 8-0 with :45 on the clock. Molinaro added another three point near fall and, with the riding time point, posted the convincing 12-0 major. 157: Nittany Lion Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 9 at 157, faced off against Shawn Perry. Alton wasted no time taking Perry down and led 2-1 at the 2:44 mark. The Lion freshman continued to set the pace, taking low singles and forcing Perry back on his heels. Alton’s offensive pressure led to a second takedown at the 1:32 mark. Alton caught Perry on a reset, nearly pinning the Badger before he could roll out of trouble. Perry escaped

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS #3 PENN STATE 22, #2 IOWA 12

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 -- Rec Hall -- University Park, Pa. 125: #2 Matt McDonough IOWA dec. #8 Nico Megaludis PSU, 3-1 (sv) 133: #3 Tony Ramos IOWA pinned Frank Martellotti PSU, WBF (4:20) 141: #3 Montell Marion IOWA dec. Bryan Pearsall PSU, 7-3 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU dec. Mike Kelly IOWA, 11-5 157: #8 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Nick Moore IOWA, 5-3 165: #1 David Taylor PSU dec. #6 Mike Evans IOWA, 9-4 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU maj. dec. #9 Ethan Lofthouse IOWA, 10-1 184: #2 Quentin Wright PSU dec. Vinnie Wagner IOWA, 8-2 197: #12 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. Grant Gambrall IOWA, 5-3 (sv) 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU dec. Blake Raising IOWA, 4-0 Attendance: 6,796

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The third-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team reeled off seven straight wins to run away from No. 2 Iowa in a marquee Big Ten dual today in sold out Rec Hall. Nearly 7,000 fans came to their feet as true freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) clinched the dual with a win over Iowa All-American Grant Gambrall at 197. The bout began with a thriller at 125, where No. 2 Matt McDonough of Iowa was taken to sudden victory by talented Penn State freshman Nico Megaludis, ranked No. 8. The true freshman dropped a 3-1 (sv) decision. Iowa followed that up with a pin at 133, where No. 2 Tony Ramos pinned Lion sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.). The Hawkeyes made it three straight out of the gates when No. 3 Montell Marion posted a hard-fought 7-3 decision over Penn State junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) at 141. Penn State got on the scoreboard at 149 when Nittany Lion senior Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1, dominated Iowa’s Mike Kelly to the tune of an 11-5 decision. The three-time All-American had over 3:00 in riding time. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 157, followed that up with a sound 5-3 win over Iowa’s Nick Moore and Penn State trailed 12-6 at the break. Nittany Lion All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, dominated No. 6 Mike Evans of Iowa to the tune of a 9-4 decision with over 3:00 in riding time. Fellow All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, then hammered No. 9 Ethan Lofthouse, posting a dominating 10-1 major decision with 2:45 in riding time as well. Defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, posted a solid 8-2 win over Iowa’s Vinnie Wagner, setting up the heroics at 197. McIntosh, ranked No. 12 at 197, took returning Hawkeye All-American Grant Gambrall to sudden victory tied a 3-3 and then sent a packed Rec Hall into hysterics with a takedown and a 5-3 (sv) win. The win clinched the dual and then Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, closed it out with a superb 4-0 win over Iowa’s Blake Raising. While Penn State only managed one bonus point (on Ruth’s major), Penn State dominated the dual by winning seven of the ten bouts and posting an 18-10 takedown advantage. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: Penn State true freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 125, took on two time AllAmerican and former national champion Matt McDonough, who entered the bout ranked No. 2. The duo battled evenly for the first minute-plus with neither man getting in on a shot to score. Megaludis countered an early McDonough headlock attempt, got in on a single leg and worked to finalize his own takedown as the period wound down. While neither man scored, the flurry allowed the match to move to the second tied 0-0. McDonough chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Megaludis took a high single shot but McDonough was able to counter and pressure the Lion, looking for his first takedown. Megaludis shot again as the period wound down and McDonough countered to kill the clock. Megaludis chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 1-1 tie with :55 on the clock. With McDonough only having :45 riding time, the match moved into the final seconds tied 1-1. Megaludis fought off a late McDonough shot and sent the match to overtime. McDonough notched a takedown with just :02 left on the clock to give the second-ranked grappler a 3-1 SV win and put Iowa up 3-0 early. 133: Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took to the mat at 133 to battle No. 3 Tony Ramos of Iowa. Ramos notched the first takedown early and led 2-1 after a quick Martellotti escape. The third-ranked Ramos added a second takedown at the :20 mark and the ride out gave the Hawkeye a 4-1 lead after one period. Ramos chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 5-1 lead. Ramos then took Martellotti down again and finished off a cradle for a pin at the 4:20 mark.

True freshman Morgan McIntosh notched a thrilling 5-3 (sv) win over Iowa’s Grant Gambrall at 197 in Penn State’s 22-12 win over the Hawkeyes on Jan. 22, 2012.. continued to shoot and Moore was forced into defense for the rest of the period, allowing Alton to lead 2-1 after one. Moore chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 2-2 tie. Alton shot low after the Moore escape, gained control of his waist and led 4-2 with 1:15 left in the period. Moore escaped quickly and cut Alton’s lead to one. Leading 4-3, Alton chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 5-3 lead. The Lion freshman used a swift low single to force a scramble in the middle of the mat. Moore was able to fight off the move and Alton continued to lead by two. Neither man would score down the stretch and Alton sent the Lions into the locker-room on a high with the 5-3 decision. 165: All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, faced off against Iowa’s Mike Evans, who entered the bout ranked No. 6. Taylor quickly gained control of the Hawkeye, using a low single to double for a 2-0 lead. The sophomore then maintained control of the Hawkeye for over a minute until he cut him loose. Taylor quickly took Evans down again and cut him quickly to a 4-2 lead. Taylor continued to shoot Evans back on his heels, but the Hawkeye stepped back for the rest of the period and trailed Taylor 4-2 after one. Taylor chose down to start the second period and deftly reversed Evans for a 6-2 lead with 1:34 on the clock. Taylor controlled the action from the top, spending the next minute-plus looking for a chance to turn the Hawkeye for back points. Evans managed to not give up near fall points and Taylor led 6-2 with nearly 3:00 riding time after two. Evans chose down to start the third and Taylor immediately cut him loose. Taylor took Evans down, forced a first stall warning and then cut him loose to an 8-4 le3ad with 1:00 left. Looking for a major, Taylor continued to pressure Evans off the mat. Evans defense allowed the Hawkeye to escape without giving up bonus points as Taylor posted the 9-4 win with over 2:00 riding time. 174: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, met Hawkeye Ethan Lofthouse, who was ranked No. 9. Ruth quickly took Lofthouse down for an early 2-0 lead, cut the ninth-ranked wrestler loose and then immediately began looking for a second takedown. With the Hawkeye wrestler back on his heels, Ruth continued to pressure Lofthouse for the next two minutes. Ruth’s pressure paid off as the Lion notched a second takedown with :20 on the clock and, after a short ride out, led 4-1 with :40 in riding time after the opening period. Ruth chose down to start the second stanza and steadily worked his way to an escape and a 5-1 lead. Ruth notched another takedown with :45 on the clock, upping his lead to 7-1. The sophomore then spent the rest of the period forcing Lofthouse into a stall warning with a ride out. Lofthouse chose down to start the third period and got his with a quick stall for an 8-1 Ruth lead. Ruth turned Lofthouse to his back but did not get the back point call. He did pick up another point on stalling and, with nearly 3:00 in riding time, walked away with a resounding 10-1 major decision. 184: Two-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, met Hawkeye Vinnie Wagner. Wright, like the Lions before him, set the tempo early, looking for a chance to take an early lead. Wagner got in on a single leg, but Wright was able to counter the move and nearly threw Wagner to his back for a pin. Wagner worked out of trouble and the bout resumed tied 0-0 with 1:15 left in the first period. Wright countered a Wagner shot with :15 left and took the Hawkeye down to lead 2-0 after one. Wright chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Wagner got in on a high single leg and Wright once again forced a stalemate with 1:10 on the clock. Trailing 3-0, Wagner chose down to start the third period. A quick escape cut into Wright’s lead but the Lion then drove through a double leg for another takedown and a 5-1 lead for the Lion junior. Wright cut Wagner at the :52 mark and then countered a Wagner shot off the reset. Wright added one more takedown and, with the riding time point, posted the 8-2 win.

141: Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) faced off against Iowa senior Montell Marion, who was ranked No. 3 at 141. Pearsall and Marion battled evenly for the first minute plus, with neither man finding an opening to score. Marion got in on a single leg at the 1:20 mark, Pearsall countered by gaining control of Marion’s left leg and a stalemate was called at the 1:00 mark. Marion gained control of Pearsall’s shoulder and moved behind him for a takedown and a 2-0 lead with :17 on the clock. A short ride out and Marion led by two after one. Marion chose down to start the second stanza and escaped at the 1:30 mark. Marion then countered a Pearsall shot and notched another takedown for a 5-0 lead with 1:20 left in the middle period. Pearsall escaped to a 5-1 deficit and action resumed with :50 on the clock. Marion got in on a single leg with :10 left but Pearsall was able to kill the clock and trailed 5-1 after two. Pearsall chose down to start the final period and escaped to a 5-2 deficit. Pearsall shot, was countered by Marion, but fought off the move to stay close with 1:10 left. Marion finished off a takedown with :50 left and led 7-3 after a Pearsall escape. Pearsall tried to score late but Marion was able to hold off the effort and earned a hard-fought 7-3 decision.

197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, met talented Hawkeye junior Grant Gambrall. McIntosh and Gambrall battled evenly for the opening minute, with McIntosh taking shots that Gambrall was able to step away from. Gambrall took a high single that led to a stalemate at the 1:15 mark and the bout moved on scoreless. McIntosh shot at the :42 mark, but Gambrall was able to counter and got a go-ahead takedown late in the period. McIntosh steadily worked his way to a reversal with :11 left to tie the bout up at 2-2 heading into the second period. McIntosh chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-2 lead. McIntosh gained control of Gambrall’s left leg, worked his way into a scoring chance but a dangerous hold call stopped the action at the :55 mark. McIntosh nearly scored at the end of the second, but time ran out. Trailing by one, Gambrall chose down to start the final period and escaped to a 3-3 tie with 1:34 on the clock. The duo battled evenly down the stretch until McIntosh got in on a low single with :35 on the clock. Gambrall was able to defend the move and force a stalemate with :09 left, keeping the bout tied. Gambrall shot low off the opening whistle in sudden victory, but McIntosh countered the move, forcing a stalemate with :35 on the clock. McIntosh countered another Gambrall shot and this time, the Lion true freshman sent nearly 7,000 into hysterics with a dual clinching takedown. The 5-3 win with just :17 left in sudden victory put Penn State up 19-12 with just one bout remaining.

149: Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, met Iowa’s Mike Kelly. Molinaro set the tempo early, looking for an opening to score. A high single turned into a lift and takedown with 2:17 on the clock and Molinaro led 2-0. Molinaro then put together a strong ride, building up over a minute’s riding time. Kelly escaped at the :58 mark but Molinaro quickly took the Hawkeye down to lead 4-1 with :20 on the clock. A short ride-out later and the Lion led 4-1 with 1:45 riding time after one. Kelly chose down to start the second stanza but Molinaro maintained control for over a minute and led 4-2 with :40 after Kelly escaped. Leading 4-2, Molinaro chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 5-2 lead. Molinaro added a quick takedown to lead 7-3 with 1:09 on the clock. Kelly gained control of Molinaro’s ankle, looking for his own takedown and got it with :35 on the clock to lead 8-5 after Molinaro escaped. With the riding time point clinched, Molinaro With :15 left, Molinaro closed out the win with another takedown and posted the 11-5 decision.

285: Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at 285, took to the mat against Iowa senior Blake Raising. Wade got the bout’s first takedown at the 1:20 mark, using a swift low double to take Raising to the mat and open up an early 2-0 lead. Wade spent the remainder of the period turning Raising to his shoulder but could not get him to his back for any near fall points. Leading by two, Wade chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Neither man scored for the remainder of the second period and Wade led by three with 1:16 in riding time heading into the final period. Raising chose neutral to start the third period. The veteran duo battled evenly for much of the period with Raising getting in deep on two low doubles that Wade was able to counter and end with stalemates. Wade held on for the 3-0 win and the Lions walked away with a 22-12 win.

157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 157, faced off against Iowa’s Nick Moore. Alton wasted no time taking the lead, getting in on a takedown to move out to a 2-0 advantage early. Moore escaped after :29, but Alton continued to pressure the Hawkeye, looking for an opening to add to his lead. Alton

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RECAPS #2 PENN STATE 34, #5 OHIO STATE 9

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 -- Rec Hall -- University Park, Pa. 125: #8 Nico Megaludis PSU dec. #15 Johnni Dejulius OSU, 6-2 133: #3 Logan Stieber OSU pinned Frank Martellotti PSU, WBF (1:38) 141: #6 Hunter Stieber OSU dec. Bryan Pearsall PSU, 9-5 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU maj. dec. Alex Gordon, 12-0 (5:20 RT) 157: #7 Dylan Alton PSU dec. #20 Josh Demas OSU, 4-0 165: #1 David Taylor PSU tech fall Derek Garcia OSU, 18-3 (6:20) 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU pinned #8 Nick Heflin OSU, WBF (2:05) 184: #2 Quentin Wright PSU pinned Craig Thomas OSU, WBF (3:18) 197: #12 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. #20 Andrew Campolattano OSU, 5-4 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU maj. dec. #16 Peter Capone, 9-0 Attendance: 6,728

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team followed up a win over Iowa with yet another statement victory by hammering visiting Ohio State 34-9 in a key Big Ten dual. Penn State won eight of ten bouts in front of yet another sold out Rec Hall crowd of nearly 7,000 fans, not giving up a single takedown in its eight victories over the fifth-ranked Buckeyes. True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 125, opened up the dual with a dominating 6-2 win over No. 15 Johnni Dejulius with 2:41 in riding time. Buckeye Logan Stieber, ranked No. 3 at 133, then pinned Nittany Lion sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) at the 1:38 mark. At 141, Lion junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) battled No. 6 Hunter Stieber tough before dropping a 9-5 decision, giving the Buckeyes a 9-3 lead. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, began a Penn State onslaught with a thorough dismantling of Ohio State’s Alex Gordon. Molinaro posted a 12-0 major with an impressive 5:20 in riding time. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) then hammered No. 20 John Demas, shutting out the ranked Buckeye 4-0 with 1:28 in riding time to give Penn State a 10-9 lead heading into the halftime break. Coming out of the locker room, All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, posted a devastating 18-3 tech fall over Ohio State’s Derek Garcia (6:20). Keeping the Lion train rolling, All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) ranked No. 2 at 174, pinned No. 8 Nick Heflin in the first period, getting the fall at the 2:05 mark.. Defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, then pinned Buckeye Craig Thomas at the 3:18 mark for Penn State’s third straight bonus point win. In a much-anticipated bout at 197, Lion true freshman Morgan McIntosh, ranked No. 12 at 197, took care of No. 20 Andrew Campolattano with a 5-4 win. Senior heavyweight Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, then took care of No. 16 Peter Capone, posting a 9-0 major with 3:00 in riding time to cap off the 34-9 win. The Nittany Lions dominated the match from start to finish, winning eight of ten bouts, notching 10 bonus points off two pins, a tech fall and two majors, and winning the takedown war by a gaudy 16-4 margin. Penn State did not give up a single takedown in its eight victories and had five wrestlers get riding time points. BOUT-BY-BOUT:

quick high single led to a second Stieber takedown and a 4-1 lead for the sixth-ranked Buckeye. Stieber then rode Pearsall out and led 4-1 with 2:11 in riding time after one period. Stieber chose down to start the second period but could not break free of a strong Pearsall ride as the Lion junior maintained control for over a minute. But the sixth-ranked sophomore worked his way into a reversal at the :50 mark to take a 6-1 lead. But Pearsall answered the reversal to cut the lead to 6-3 as the period ended. The Lion junior took down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 6-4 deficit, but Stieber had 1:59 in riding time. Stieber took a low single and worked his way into a takedown and an 8-4 lead with a clinched riding time point at the :45 mark. Pearsall escaped to an 8-5 deficit and continued to pressure the Buckeye, looking for his takedown. Stieber held off a late Pearsall shot and posted the 9-5 decision. 149: Top-ranked Nittany Lion Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) faced off against Alex Gordon at 149. The Lion senior pressured Gordon from the offset, forcing the Buckeye back on his heels. Molinaro connected on a head inside single to take a 2-0 lead with 1:558 left. He then turned Gordon to his back for three near fall points and a 5-0 lead. Molinaro reset himself after action moved out of bounds and maintained control of the Buckeye for the rest of the period to lead 5-0 with 2:03 in time after one. Molinaro chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 6-0 lead. Another takedown with 1:20 left gave the Lion an 8-0 lead and another turn for two near fall points put him up 10-0. Down by ten, Gordon chose down to start the third period (Molinaro had a riding time point clinched). Molinaro spent the entire period trying to turn Gordon for more back points, picking up a stall point in the process. Molinaro posted a 12-0 win with 5:20 in riding time. 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 7 at 157, met Ohio State’s Josh Demas, who was ranked No. 20. Alton dove through a high double at the 1:37 mark to take a 2-0 lead, getting the takedown in front of the Buckeye bench. He then maintained control of Demas for over a minute, looking for a chance to turn his foe and forcing him into a first stall warning with :25 on the clock. Alton rode Demas out to lead by two with 1:41 in riding time after one period. Alton chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. The Lion continued to pressure Demas, forcing the Buckeye backwards for the rest of the period. Demas, down 3-0 and giving up 1:38 in time, chose neutral to start and Alton quickly got in on a single. Demas once again worked his way towards the outside circle and forced a reset with 1:30 on the clock. Demas took a shot at the 1:00 mark of the third period but Alton nearly turned it into a throw. With the riding time point clinched, Alton rolled on to a 4-0 win to give Penn State a 10-9 lead at the break. 165: Top-ranked Penn Stater David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) met OSU freshman Derek Garcia at 165. Taylor used a blazing fast low single to notch the first takedown at the 2:00 mark. Garcia got hit with a first stall warning quickly as the Buckeyes continued to belly out underneath. Taylor cut Garcia loose at the :30 mark and then worked his way for a second takedown even as Garcia worked to move out of bounds. Up 4-1 with :18 left, Taylor maintained control of the Buckeye for the ride out. Garcia chose down to start the second period and Taylor cut him loose. Garcia got in on a high single, but Taylor easily countered for his own takedown and a 6-2 lead with 1:25 on the clock. Taylor picked up a stall point before turning Garcia to his back. But the Buckeye was able to roll out of trouble without any near falls. Taylor cut Garcia loose, took him down against with :30 on the clock. A third stall gave Taylor a 10-3 lead and two near fall points put him up 12-3 after two periods. Taylor chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 13-3 lead. The Lion sophomore countered another Garcia shot, took him down for a 15-3 lead, and then turned him for three near fall points and the 18-3 technical fall at the 6:20 mark. 174: Second-ranked Nittany Lion Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) took on Ohio State’s Nick Heflin, who was ranked No. 8 at 174. Ruth shot quick out of the gates, turning a high double into a scramble on the edge of the mat. But Heflin was able to keep from giving up the takedown and the match remained scoreless. Ruth countered a Heflin shot and then nearly completed a cradle on the takedown. Heflin fought to his belly and the Lion led 2-0. Ruth reset himself, worked his way into a position for a cradle and locked it up. The Lion All-American finished off the eighth-ranked Buckeye at the 2:05 mark with the pin. 184: Second-ranked Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) battled Buckeye Craig Thomas at 184. Wright quickly took the Buckeye down, taking a 2-0 lead just :30 into the bout. The All-American then began working for a chance to turn Thomas, steadily breaking the Buckeye down while building up a solid riding time edge. Wright got two near fall points before Thomas rolled over and out of trouble, giving the Nittany Lion a 4-1 lead at the 1:10 mark. Another high Wright double leg led to a 6-1 lead less than :20 after that and the Nittany Lion once again set to breaking Thomas down. He picked up a riding tim point and then added on two more near fall points to lead 9-1 with :11 on the clock. Wright chose down to start the second, quickly escaped and then caught Thomas in a shoulder throw, tossing the Buckeye to the mat and getting the pin at the 3:18 mark, just :18 into the second period. 197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, met Ohio State’s Andrew Campolattano, who was ranked No. 20. McIntosh gained control of Campolattano’s left ankle and steadily worked his way to a 2-0 lead with a takedown at the 1:47 mark. The Buckeye quickly escaped and action moved to the center circle with McIntosh up by a point. Another low ankle pick by McIntosh led to a second takedown and a 4-2 lead after a quick Campolattano escaped. Campolattano chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 4-3 McIntosh lead. McIntosh continued to shoot low, working for a takedown, but an injury forced McIntosh to call for time out, allowing the Buckeye to choose down and escape to a 4-4 tie. With the score deadlocked heading into the third, McIntosh chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 5-4 lead. The ranked duo battled evenly for the bulk of the period, with the Nittany Lion freshman fighting off a late shot to hold on for a thrilling 5-4 win.

Cameron Wade majored No. 16 Peter Capone 9-0 in Penn State’s 34-9 win over Ohio State in Rec Hall.

125: True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) met fellow true freshman Johnni Dejulius in a battle of ranked 125-pounders. Megaludis entered the bout ranked No. 8 while Dejulius was ranked No. 15. Megaludis gained control of Dejulius’ right leg with a high single and steadily worked his way into a scoring position, getting the takedown for a 2-0 lead at the 1:20 mark. The true freshman then maintained control for :51 before the Buckeye escaped to a 2-1 Lion lead. Dejulius chose down to start the second period and Megaludis gained control of the Buckeyes arm, working to turn the Buckeye over for back points with an arm bar. A dangerous hold call stopped action with Megaludis still in control with over 2:00 riding time. Dejulius escaped to a 2-2 tie, but Megaludis continued to pressure the Buckeye, forcing him into defense for the rest of the period. Tied 2-2 but with 2:11 in time to his advantage, Megaludis chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to 3-2 lead. A quick low single led to another Megaludis takedown with :40 left, giving the Lion a 5-2 lead with a clinched riding time point. Megaludis then maintained control for the remainder of the match and rolled to a 6-2 win with 2:41 in riding time.

285: Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, met Buckeye Peter Capone, who was ranked No. 16. Each wrestler took an early shot, with neither man breaking through to score early. The ranked duo battled through an even first period and action moved to the second scoreless. Capone chose down to start the second period and Wade quickly gained control of the Buckeye, working for back points. The Lion senior dominated action from the top, controlling Capone for the full two minutes. Tied 0-0 but with 2:00 riding time to his favor, Wade chose down to start the final period. Wade deftly reversed the 16th-ranked Buckeye for a 2-0 lead and then he once again went to work, turning the Buckeye for three near fall points and a 5-0 lead. After a reset, Wade picked up three more back points and posted a dominating 9-0 major with 3:00 in riding time.

133: Nittany Lion sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took on Ohio State’s Logan Stieber, who was ranked No. 3 at 133. Stieber got in on a quickly single leg and drove through for an early takedown and a 2-0 lead. He then worked his way into a pin, getting the fall over Martellotti at the 1:38 mark. 141: Penn State junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) battled Buckeye Hunter Stieber, who was ranked No. 6 at 141. Stieber scored first, using a high single to take Pearsall down for an early 2-0 lead. Stieber put together a strong ride, trying to turn Pearsall for back points before cutting him loose at the 1:38 mark with 1:04 in riding time. Another

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS #2 PENN STATE 31, #7 NEBRASKA 6 February 3, 2012 -- Lincoln, Neb.

174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU pinned Tyler Koehn NU, WBF (5:58) 6-0 184: #2 Quentin Wright PSU dec. #7 Josh Ihnen NU, 9-6 9-0 197: Matt Brown PSU dec. James Nakashima NU, 2-1 12-0 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU dec. #9 Tucker Lane NU, 8-2 15-0 125: #9 Nico Megaludis PSU tech fall Shawn Nagel NU, 23-6 (TF; 5:59) 20-0 133: #18 Ridge Kiley NU dec. Frank Martellotti PSU, 4-3 20-3 141: #5 Jake Sueflohn NU dec. Bryan Pearsall PSU, 6-1 20-6 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU maj. dec. Skylar Galloway NU, 14-6 (4:53 RT)24-6 157: #6 Dylan Alton PSU dec. #7 James Green NU, 2-1 (OT) 27-6 165: #1 David Taylor PSU maj. dec. #6 Robert Kokesh NU, 13-3 31-6 Attendance: 2,673 The second-ranked Penn State wrestling team travelled to Lincoln, Neb., to take on No. 7 Nebraska in the first-ever Big Ten dual between the two teams and recorded yet another statement victory. Penn State won eight of ten bouts on its way to a lopsided 31-6 win over the home standing Cornhuskers, keeping its hopes of the Big Ten regular season dual meet title alive. The host Cornhuskers opted to draw for the starting weight and the match began at 174. Nittany Lion AllAmerican Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2, pinned Husker Tyler Koehn at the 5:58 mark to give Penn State an early 6-0 lead. All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184 and battling a serious cold all week long, took down No. 7 Josh Ihnen 9-6, nearly pinning the seventh-ranked grappler right out of the gates and using that quick flurry to coast to victory. At 197, 12th-ranked true freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) was cleared to wrestle but was held out as a precaution. Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), who weighed in at 174, moved up two weights and beat starting Husker senior James Nakashima, 2-1. The win put the Lions up 12-0 after three bouts. Senior heavyweight Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at 285, then dominated No. 9 Tucker Lane of Nebraska, picking up an 8-2 win with 1:31 in riding time. True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 9 at 125, tacked on a 23-6 technical fall over Shawn Nagel (5:59) to give Penn State a 20-0 lead at the midway point of the dual. At 133, sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) nearly downed No. 18 Ridge Kiley, but the ranked Husker notched a late reversal to steal a 4-3 win and put NU on the board. Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) then lost a hard fought 6-1 decision to No. 5 Jake Sueflohn at 141 to cut Penn State’s lead to 20-6. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, dominated Husker Skylar Galloway, posting a 14-6 major with 4:53 in riding time. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 157, then beat No. 7 James Green in a thrilling 2-1 overtime bout. Sophomore All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, then closed out the lopsided Penn State win with a resounding 13-3 major over No. 6 Robert Kokesh of Nebraska. The sixth Big Ten dual meet victory ties the Penn State record for conference dual wins in a season with the team having a chance to set a new school mark on Sunday. Molinaro moved into tenth all-time on Penn State’s dual meet win list with his victory at 149, he now has 52. Penn State dominated the dual from start to finish, winning eight of the ten bouts and picking up seven bonus points off a pin, a tech fall and two majors. The Nittany Lions won the takedown battle in convincing fashion, notching a 25-4 margin in takedowns. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 174: Undefeated sophomore Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, took on NU’s Tyler Koehn. Koehn got in on a quick shot but Ruth deftly stepped out of trouble. Ruth countered with his own single leg but Koehn fought off that move and the bout hit the midway point of the first period scoreless. Ruth chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped. He then gained control of Koehn’s ankle and turned a low single into a double on the edge of the mat for a 3-0 lead at the 1:25 mark. The Lion sophomore then put together a dominating ride and finished off a cradle with :38 left to pick up three near fall points. Leading 6-0, Ruth rode Koehn out to carry that lead, plus 1:20 riding time, into the final period. Koehn chose neutral to start the third period and shot low on Ruth, but the Nittany Lion countered the move, worked his way into his own takedown and then clinched a cradle to get a quick pin at the 5:58 mark. 184: In yet another match-up of top ranked wrestlers, two-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, met No. 7 Josh Ihnen. Wright quickly caught Ihnen in a shoulder throw and tossed him to his back for a quick takedown and three near fall points. While Ihnen fought off the pin, Wright maintained control till the 1:30 mark and led 5-1 early. Wright tossed Ihnen one more time, picking up another takedown and led 7-2 after a quick Ihnen escape with :45 left in a furious opening period. Wright chose down to start the second period but could not break free of a strong Ihnen ride. The Husker maintained control of the Lion junior for the entire period, forcing one stall warning but picking up one of his own as well. Wright scrambled to a late escaped with :02 left and led 8-2 after two but Ihnen had 1:25 in riding time. Ihnen chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to an 8-3 deficit. Ihnen forced a scramble at the :40 mark and rolled his way to a takedown to cut the lead to 9-5 at the :30 mark after a Wright escape. Wright held on to the 9-6 win after battling a serious cold all week long.

for the final seconds and carried that two point lead into the second period. Lane chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 2-1 deficit. The duo then battled through an even period and Wade led by one after two periods. The Lion senior chose down to start the third stanza and Lane cut him loose to a 3-1 Wade lead. Lane got in on a low single but Wade confidently worked his way around the Husker for a counter and his own takedown. The Lion led 5-2 after a Lane escape with :57 on the clock. Wade countered another Lane shot, getting a final takedown to roll to an 8-2 win with 1:31 riding time. 125: Ninth-ranked Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) took on Nebraska sophomore Shawn Nagel at 125. Megaludis quickly gained control of Nagel for a takedown and cut him loose right away for an early 2-1 lead. Megaludis would add two more takedown and cuts to lead 6-3 with 1:06 on the clock. The Lion freshman fought off one Nagel shot, forcing a stalemate with :30 left. The Lion then scored quickly with a high double off the reset and, after a ride out, led 8-3 after one period. Megaludis chose down to start the second period and worked his way to a reversal and then tacked on three quick takedowns to lead 14-6 with :45 left in the middle period. Megaludis then took Nagle down with :22 on the clock and turned him for three near fall points to lead 19-6 after two periods. Nagle chose down to start the final stanza and quickly gave up a stall point to fall behind 20-6. Megaludis then turned Nagle to his back for three final near fall points and a 23-6 technical fall at the 5:59 mark. 133: Penn State sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took to the mat at 133 against No. 18 Ridge Kiley of Nebraska. The Lion sophomore scored quickly, taking the ranked Husker down for an early 2-0 lead. Kiley was not able to break free of a strong Martellotti ride as the Nittany Lion built up over 2:00 riding time while trying to turn Kiley to his back. Kiley finally escaped at the :20 mark and Martellotti led 2-1 with 2:28 riding time. Martellotti chose down to start the second stanza but this time it was Kiley who was able to maintain control. The Nittany Lion sophomore was not able to break free and Kiley notched the two minute ride out. Martellotti led 2-1 with Kiley having :28 in riding time after two. Kiley chose down to start the final period but Martellotti was able to maintain control of the Husker but was hit with a late stall warning. Kiley then scrambled around for a reversal with just :02 left and escaped the upset with a 4-3 win. Martellotti had 2:12 in riding time. 141: Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) faced off against No. 5 Jake Sueflohn at 141. The Nittany Lion junior scrambled through an early Sueflohn scoring attempt, nearly turning it into his own score. He then countered a second Sueflohn left and kept the bout scoreless at the :30 mark. Tied 0-0, Pearsall chose down to start the second stanza. He quickly escaped and then spent :50 fighting off a Sueflohn takedown attempt before the Husker got the call at the :38 mark to take a 2-1 lead. Sueflohn chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 3-1 lead. Sueflohn then added a second takedown with 1:00 on the clock to take a 5-1 lead. A riding time point gave the fifth-ranked Husker a 6-1 win. 149: Undefeated senior Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, met Husker Skylar Galloway. Molinaro scored early, getting a takedown just over :30 into the bout to lead 2-0. He then dominated the action from the top position, building up 2:17 in riding time with the ride out. Molinaro chose down to start the second and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Another high single leg led to a second takedown and the Lion cut Galloway loose. The top-ranked senior then used a high double to lift Galloway off the ground for a third takedown and a 7-1 lead with :53 left in the middle stanza. Galloway countered a Molinaro shot, got his own takedown only to be quickly reversed by the Nittany Lion, giving Molinaro a 9-4 lead with over 3:00 riding time for a clinched bonus point. Galloway chose down to start the third period and was cut loose and immediately takedown down by the Lion. Molinaro added another takedown and then spent the remainder of the bout looking for back points. While not picking up any back points, the Lion walked away with a 13-6 major decision with 4:53 in riding time. 157: Sixth-ranked freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) met No. 7 James Green in a key battle at 157. The evenly matched duo battled through a scoreless first period, with neither man finding an opening in which to move through to score. Green chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Alton gained control of Green’s shoulders, pulled him down to the mat and then worked his way into a low single. But Green was able to work the action out of bounds to hold his one point lead at the :57 mark. Alton fought off a late Green shot and trailed by one after two periods. Alton chose down to start the third and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. Alton gained control of Green’s leg, worked to pull him in but was nearly countered for an NU takedown. The scramble led to no scoring and action resumed in the center circle tied 1-1 with :40 on the clock. With no one scoring down the stretch, action moved into a sudden victory overtime. Alton nearly got taken down at the :18 mark, but the Lion was able to fight off the move and send the bout to overtime. Alton was down to start the first overtime period and quickly escaped to a 2-1 lead. Green was down for the second period and Alton strongly rode the Husker out to post the 2-1 OT victory. 165: Undefeated sophomore David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1, met No. 6 Robert Kokesh in a marquee match-up at 165. Taylor spent the first minute-plus working Kokesh’s shoulders, looking for an opening to score. The sophomore finally notched the takedown, rolling through Kokesh at the :39 mark for a 2-0 lead. Taylor then rode the Husker out to carry that lead into the second period. Kokesh chose down to start the second period. Kokesh got his escape at the 1:20 mark, but Taylor quickly turned him to his back for a takedown and two near fall points. Kokesh escaped to a 6-2 deficit, but Taylor quickly took him to his back once again for a takedown and two more near fall points. Leading 10-2, Taylor chose neutral to start the final period. The Lion All-American added another takedown at the 1:06 mark and upped his lead to 12-2. With 2:51 in riding time, Taylor went on to post the convincing 13-3 major over the sixth-ranked Kokesh.

197: True-freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, was cleared to wrestle but was held out as a precaution. Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), who weighed in at 174, stepped up two weights to take on Nebraska senior James Nakashima. The duo battled through an even first period, with Brown fighting off a quick Nakashima shot and then forcing the tempo as the period wound down. Tied 0-0, Nakashima chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 1-0 lead at the 1:28 mark. Brown shot Nakashima out of bounds twice, forcing the Husker to the edge of the mat repeatedly. Brown shot low once again but Nakashima was able to move out of bounds once more and led 1-0 after two. Brown chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. Brown’s offense forced Nakashima into a stall at the 1:20 mark and the Nittany Lion freshman continued to pressure the Husker to the edge of the mat. Brown shot low on the Husker with :44 left, but the Husker countered for a near takedown. Brown forced a reset with :42 left and the score tied 1-1 and continued to pressure Nakashima. The Husker was hit with a second stall warning, giving Brown a point and a 2-1 lead while the Lion freshman nearly notched a takedown. Brown worked his way to a strong 2-1 win, up two weights. 285: In the fourth match-up of top ten wrestlers, Nittany Lion senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at 285, met No. 9 Tucker Lane. Wade fought off an early Lane shot as Lane tried to connect on a single leg. The Nittany Lion senior then took Lane down on a counter for a 2-0 lead. Lane worked his way into a position to reverse Wade, but the Lion senior forced a stalemate and maintained his lead at the :24 mark. Wade rode Lane out

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February 5, 2012 -- Rec Hall -- University Park, Pa. 125: #9 Nico Megaludis PSU maj. dec. Grant Pizzo UM, 22-10 133: #16 Zac Stevens UM dec. Frank Martellotti PSU, 11-7 141: #1 Kellen Russell UM maj. dec. Bryan Pearsall PSU, 12-2 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU dec. #7 Eric Grajales UM, 6-1 157: #6 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Brandon Zeerip UM, 5-4 165: #1 David Taylor PSU tech fall #14 Dan Yates UM, 15-0 (TF; 5:25) 174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU maj. dec. #8 Justin Zeerip UM, 12-1 184: #2 Quentin Wright PSU pinned Hunter Collins UM, WBF (4:22) 197: Matt Brown PSU dec. #15 Max Huntley UM, 3-1 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU pinned #10 Ben Apland UM, WBF (3:58) Attendance: 6,671

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestlers hammered visiting Michigan 34-7 in their Big Ten dual finale to claim a share of the Big Ten regular season dual meet championship. The Nittany Lions won eight of ten bouts, including seven straight to close out the dual. True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 9 at 125, put on a takedown show in the first bout, posting 10 takedowns on route to a 22-10 major over Michigan’s Grant Pizzo (with 3:19 in riding time). No. 16 Zac Stevens downed Nittany Lion sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 11-7 at 133 to cut Penn State’s lead to one before No. 1 Kellen Russell majored Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) 12-2 at 141 to give UM a 7-4 lead. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), undefeated and ranked No. 1 nationally, hammered No. 7 Eric Grajales, posting a 6-1 win with 3:13 in riding time. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 157, followed that up with a 5-4 victory over Wolverine senior Brandon Zeerip to give Penn State a 10-7 lead heading into the halftime break. Top-ranked sophomore All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) hammered No. 14 Dan Yates at 165, posting a 15-0 technical fall at the 5:25 mark. Fellow sophomore All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, then dominated No. 8 Justin Zeerip to the tune of a 12-1 major with 3:50 in riding time. Two-time AllAmerican Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184 as the defending national champion, then clinched the dual victory with a pin of UM’s Hunter Collins at the 5:25 mark. With true freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) cleared to wrestle but held out as a precaution, red-shirt freshman 174-pounder Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) stepped up two weights once more and this time took down a ranked wrestler. Brown posted a late takedown to post a 3-1 win over No. 15 Max Huntley. Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, capped off a resounding win by pinning No. 10 Ben Apland at the 3:58 mark to give the Nittany Lions the lopsided 34-7 win. Penn State’s 7-1 conference mark sets a new school record for Big Ten wins in a season and helped the team share the conference’s regular season dual meet crown with Minnesota. Penn State’s dominating performance showed up in the match’s stats as well. The Nittany Lions won eight of ten bouts and picked up ten bonus points off two pins, a tech fall and two majors. The Nittany Lions owned a lopsided 24-9 edge in takedowns. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 9 at 125, faced off against Michigan sophomore Grant Pizzo. Megaludis wasted no time taking Pizzo down, using a single leg to grab an early lead. The Lion let Pizzo up right away and quickly turned a low ankle pick into another takedown and a 4-2 lead (after cutting Pizzo loose). Putting on a takedown clinic in the first, Megaludis added three more takedowns before spending the final :30 looking for a turning combination. Megaludis rode Pizzo out and carried the 10-4 lead into the second period. Pizzo chose down to start the third period and Megaludis cut the Wolverine loose to a 10-5 score. Megaludis took Pizzo down at the 1:22 mark, cut him loose but fell into a takedown to lead 12-8. Megaludis escaped at the :40 marks, quickly took Pizzo down to lead 15-8 and then rode him out to carry that lead and over 2:00 riding time into the second stanza. Megaludis chose neutral to start the third period and dove through a low double to another takedown just :10 into the stanza. A Pizzo escape was swiftly followed by another Megaludis takedown. Megaludis worked to another takedown with :20 left to lead 21-10 and then rode Pizzo out to post the strong 22-10 major with 3:19 riding time.

133: Nittany Lion Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took on No. 16 Zac Stevens at 133. Martellotti and the ranked Stevens battled evenly for the first half of the opening period before Martellotti took a blood time out with the bout scoreless. Stevens got in on a single leg on the reset and took Martellotti down at the 1:09 mark to take a 2-1 lead after a quick Martellotti escape. Stevens countered a Martellotti shot at the :30 mark for another takedown and, with a ride out, led 4-1 after the opening period. Stevens chose down to start the second period and quickly reversed Martellotti to lead 6-1 just :20 into action. Stevens then controlled the Nittany Lion sophomore until the 1:00 mark before he escaped and cut the lead to 6-2. Down by four, Martellotti chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 6-3 deficit. But Stevens moved around Martellotti for another takedown to up his lead to 8-4 at the 1:28 mark. Stevens tacked on one more takedown on and then Martellotti took the Wolverine senior down for a takedown of his own to cut the lead to 10-7 at the :45 mark. Martellotti worked to turn Stevens for back points, but Stevens was able to kill the clock to escape with an 11-7 victory. 141: Facing his second top-five opponent in three nights, Penn State junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) met topranked Kellen Russell at 141. Russell notched the first takedown early to lead 2-1 with 2:12 on the clock as Pearsall escaped quickly. Pearsall fought off a couple more Russell scoring attacks over the next minute before Russell connected on a high single leg for another takedown with :40 left. Russell then added three back points as the period wound down to lead 7-1 after one. Russell chose down to start the second period and reversed Pearsall to up his lead to 9-1. Trailing by eight, Pearsall chose down to start the final period and was allowed up to a 9-2 deficit. Pearsall countered a Russell shot as the bout wound down, nearly notching a takedown. But Russell was able to fight off the final blast and added a late takedown and riding time point to post the 12-2 major decision. 149: Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, met Michigan’s Eric Grajales, who was ranked No. 7. Molinaro set the tempo early, forcing Grajales backwards from each starting whistle before connecting on a fast high single duck-under to lead 2-0 with 1:57 on the clock. Grajales escaped quickly but Molinaro used another high single to take Grajales down and then began working for a turning combination. Molinaro dominated action from the top, riding Grajales out to lead 4-1 with 1:26 in riding time after the opening period. Molinaro chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 5-1 lead. The Lion continued to force Grajales backwards as the Wolverine worked the edge of the mat. Molinaro fought off Grajales first shot at the :12 mark of the second period and led 5-1 with 1:13 riding time after two. Grajales chose down to start the final period but could not break free of Molinaro as the Lion senior tacked on over a minute’s more riding time to clinch the bonus point. The top-ranked Nittany Lion then kept Grajales bellied out for the remainder of the match, posting the 6-1 major with 3:13 riding time. 157: Red-shirts freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 157, took on Brandon Zeerip. Alton took Zeerip down right out of the gates and led 2-1 after a quick Zeerip escape. Alton nearly added a second score, but Zeerip was able to work his way out of bounds in front of the Michigan bench to keep the bout close with 1:38 left. The senior Wolverine countered an Alton shot and took a 3-2 lead with :24 on the clock. A ride out allowed the Wolverine to lead 3-2 after one period. Zeerip chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 4-2 lead. Alton gained control of Zeerip’s left thigh but was countered and action moved out of bounds with the Nittany Lion still down by two. Alton drove through Zeerip at the :20 mark and worked his way for a tying takedown and rode the Wolverine out to tie the bout at 4-4 after two periods. Alton chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 5-4 lead. Alton nearly connected on another high double, but Zeerip fought off the move and shifted action out of bounds at the 1:00 mark with Alton still leading by one. Alton fought off a late Zeerip flurry and escaped with a 5-4 win, putting Penn State up 10-7 heading into the lockerroom. 165: All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, met No. 14 Dan Yates. Taylor used shoulder control to toss Yates to the mat at the 1:50 mark for his first takedown. He then maintained control of Yates for over a minute and gained control of his arm for three back points and a 5-0 lead after one period (with 1:54 riding time). Taylor chose down to start the second period and steadily worked his way to an escaped and a 6-0 lead. Taylor turned a low ankle pick into a takedown and four near fall points (three back points and blood time) to up his lead to 12-0 at the :28 mark. Taylor then rode Yates out to carry that lead into the third period. Yates chose down to start the final period but Taylor made quick work of him, turning him for a final three-point near fall and a 15-0 technical fall at the 5:25 mark. 174: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, faced off against No. 8 Justin Zeerip. Ruth wasted no time in getting in on a single leg, gaining control of Zeerip off the opening whistle and taking the eighthranked Wolverine down for an early lead. Ruth spent the bulk of the period in control, looking for an opportunity to lock a cradle and turn Zeerip to his back. Zeerip got hit for a first stall warning at the 1:20 mark. Ruth continued to control the action from the top position for the remainder of the period, picking up a late stall point to lead 3-0 with 2:37 riding time after one. Ruth chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 4-0 lead. The rest of the period was uneventful and Ruth led 4-0 after two. Zeerip chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 4-1 deficit. Ruth countered a Zeerip shot and notched a takedown on the edge of the mat to lead 6-1 with 1:27 left. Zeerip gave up another stall point and Ruth led 7-1 with a clinched riding time point with :48 left. Ruth then turned the Wolverine for three near fall points and a 10-1 lead. Another stall point and a riding time point gave Ruth a 12-1 major with 3:50 riding time.

184: Defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, met Michigan’s Hunter Collins. Wright spent the first minute looking for a chance to score and broke through with a takedown at the 1:58 mark. The Lion junior then spent a minute work for back points and turned him for three with :50 on the clock, taking a 5-0 lead. Collins escaped but Wright used a slick low single to take him down with just :01 on the clock to lead 7-1 after the opening period. Collins chose down to start the second period and escaped, but Wright quickly caught him in a throw, tossing him to mat for a blistering pin at the 4:22 mark that sent the sell-out Lion crowd to its feet. 197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, was once again held out as a precaution. Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), who weighed in at 174, moved up two weights once more and this time met No. 15 Max Huntley of Michigan. The duo battled through an even first period with neither man finding a chance to score. Huntley chose down to start the second period and worked his way to an escape and a 1-0 lead. McIntosh was the aggressor during the third period, forcing Huntley to the edge of the mat throughout the period. Brown could not break through to score and chose down to start the third period. The Lion freshman escaped to a 1-1 tie with 1:40 on the clock and immediately began forcing Huntley backwards once again. Huntley got hit with a first stall warning with 1:25 on the clock. Brown worked to get in on a high single, but Huntley was able to fight off the move and keep the bout tied at 1-1 with :30 on the clock. Huntley then shot, but Brown countered the move, took the ranked 197-pounder down and sent the crowd to its feet once more with a 3-1 win.

Red-shirt freshman Matt Brown moved up two weights to 197 and beat #15 Max Huntley of Michigan in the keynote win during PSU’s 34-7 victory over the Wolverines.

285: Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, battled No. 10 Ben Apland of Michigan. Wade got the bout’s first takedown early, using a low single to open up a 2-0 lead early. Wade then dominated the action from the top position, turning Apland to his back for three near fall points and a 5-0 lead with 1:00 on the clock. Wade reset himself and gained control of Apland’s arm and turning him once more for three back points. Wade led 8-0 with 2:37 riding time after one period. Wade chose top to start the second period

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PENN STATE WRESTLING RECAPS Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) to compete in front of a hometown crowd. The West Valley City native faced off against Monte Schmalhaus. Brown set the tempo early, forcing Schmalhaus towards the edge of the mat for the first part of the opening period. The Lion freshman broke through with a takedown at the 1:08 mark and then gained control of his opponent’s wrist, looking to tilt Schmalhaus for back points. Schmalhaus was able to stave off any back points but a ride out gave Brown a 2-0 lead with 1:12 riding time. Schmalhaus chose down to start the second period and escaped, but Brown drove through a high double leg to take the Wolverine down again and open up a 4-2 lead after cutting him loose. Brown drove in on a double leg and scrambled his way to a late takedown to carry a 6-2 lead into the third period. Brown chose down to start the third period and quickly reversed Schmalhaus for an 8-3 lead after cutting him loose. Brown took Schmalhaus down, looking to finish off a nearside cradle and turned Schmalhaus to his back for two near fall points and a 13-3 major (including 3:11 in riding time). 184: Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, met UVU’s David Prieto. Prieto came out of the gates fast, nearly taking Wright down for an early takedown. But Wright did not panic, scrambled through the shot and worked his way around for his own takedown and a 2-0 lead of his own. Wright steadily worked his way to a near fall and a 5-0 lead after the back points. The Lion junior then reset himself and tried to turn Prieto, but the Wolverine almost reversed Wright before escaping to a 5-1 deficit. Wright carried that lead into the second period and chose down to start. A quick escape led to a fast high double leg takedown and an 8-1 lead for the Nittany Lion. Wright cut Prieto loose and then locked him up at the shoulders and tossed him down of a fast pin, getting the call at the 4:46 mark.

The Nittany Lion braintrust in action during the Wolverine dual.

#2 PENN STATE 39, UTAH VALLEY 3 February 11, 2012 -- Orem, Utah

165: #1 David Taylor PSU pinned Ethan Smith UVU, WBF (2:40) 174: Matt Brown PSU maj. dec. Monte Schmalhaus UVU, 13-3 184: #2 Quentin Wright PSU pinned David Prieto UVU, WBF (4:46) 197: #12 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. Brian Chamberlain UVU, 4-3 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU pinned Dustin Dennison UVU, WBF (1:15) 125: #8 Nico Megaludis PSU maj. dec. Colby Christensen UVU, 19-7 133: Blake Mangum UVU dec. Frank Martellotti PSU, 3-1 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU maj. dec. Avery Garner UVU, 13-4 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU dec. #14 Josh Wilson UVU, 6-0 (4:35 RT) 157: #6 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Napoleon Aniciete UVU, 12-9 PRELIM at 285: Jon Gingrich PSU maj. dec. Zac Jensen UVU, 13-2 Attendance: 5,470

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling closed out the road portion of its dual meet season with a 39-3 win at Utah Valley in Orem, Utah. Nearly 5,500 fans (5,470) watched as Penn State, led by Utah-native Cael Sanderson, won nine of ten bouts including three pins in the non-conference road win. The match began at 165, where Nittany Lion All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1, opened up the dual with a quick first period fall, pinning Utah Valley’s Ethan Smith at the 2:40 mark to put the Nittany Lions up 6-0 early. All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, stepped aside to let Utah-native Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) wrestle in front of a hometown crowd. Brown, a red-shirt freshman, answered the call with a dominating 13-3 major over UVU’s Monte Schmalhaus. Defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, added a second Lion pin, getting the fall over David Prieto at the 4:46 mark to put Penn State up 16-0 after three bouts. True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, returned to the mat for Penn State and posted a hard-fought 4-3 win over Utah Valley’s Brian Chamberlain. Senior heavyweight Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6, then pinned UVU’s Dustin Dennison at the 1:15 mark of the first period. The fall was the 30th of Wade’s career, moving him into sixth place on Penn State’s all-time falls list. Penn State’s Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 125, posted a 19-7 major over UVU’s Colby Christensen. Utah Valley got on the board at 133 where Blake Mangum used a last-second takedown to notch a 3-1 win over Nittany Lion sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Penn State junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) countered with a strong 13-4 major decision over UVU’s Avery Garner at 141, piling up almost 4:00 riding time in the process. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, posted a convincing 6-0 win with 4:35 in riding time over No. 14 Josh Wilson in the only bout between ranked wrestlers. Molinaro built up 4:35 in riding time in the process. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 157, closed out the dual with a tough 12-9 decision over Utah Valley’s Napoleon Aniciete to help Penn State post the 39-3 final. The Nittany Lions picked up 12 bonus points off three pins and three majors. In a pre-dual bout (not counting in the team score) at 285, Nittany Lion red-shirt freshman Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) notched a 13-2 major over UVU’s Zac Jensen. BOUT-BY-BOUT: PRE-DUAL BOUT AT 285: In a pre-dual match-up (not counted in the team score), Nittany Lion red-shirt freshman Jon Gingrich met UVU sophomore Zac Jensen. Gingrich scored first with a fast high double that put the Nittany Lion up 2-0 at the 2:30 mark. Jensen escaped to cut the lead to 2-1. With Gingrich leading 2-1 after one, Jensen chose down to start the second period and Gingrich was able to maintain control throughout the first period. Gingrich tilted Jensen for three back points with :45 on the clock. The Lion freshman added two more back points to lead 7-1 after two periods. Gingrich chose down to start the third, escaped and used a low double for a quick takedown and cut to lead 10-2 at the 1:24 mark with the riding time point clinched. Gingrich added another takedown with :30 left to up his lead to 12-2 and, with the ride out, posted the 13-2 major in the preliminary bout. 165: Sophomore David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, met Ethan Smith in the first official bout of the dual. A swift low single gave Taylor an early 2-0 lead and the Nittany Lion cut Smith loose right away. Taylor turned a second low single leg into a second takedown and a 4-1 lead with 1:40 on the clock. Taylor built up a solid riding time edge looking for a turning combination and then cut Smith loose on a reset. Taylor quickly shifted to a low double and added two more takedowns and then, after letting Smith up, countered a Wolverine shot, used gained control of Smith’s shoulders and turned him to his back for a quick first period pin (getting the call at the 2:40 mark). 174: Sophomore Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, stepped aside at 174 to allow red-shirt freshman

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197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, faced off against Wolverine Brian Chamberlain. The duo battled through a scoreless first two minutes before McIntosh got in on a low single. Chamberlain was able to counter, however, and took the Lion down for a 2-1 lead after a quick McIntosh escape. Leading 2-1, Chamberlain chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead. McIntosh countered a swift Chamberlain double and fought off a near takedown, keeping himself within striking distance at the 1:00 mark. McIntosh countered a Chamberlain shot, locked up his shoulders in an attempt to get a counter takedown, but could not finish off the move and trailed 3-1 after two periods. McIntosh chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 3-2 deficit. McIntosh worked Chamberlain’s upper body, trying to create an opening, but the Wolverine was able to fight off two high singles and keep his lead. McIntosh dove behind the Wolverine at the :52 mark for a counter takedown and a 4-3 lead. The Nittany Lion freshman was able to keep control of the Chamberlain till the :07 mark before he got his first stall warning, forcing a reset. McIntosh kept control for the last seven seconds and posted a hard-fought 4-3 win. 285: Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at 285, took on UVU freshman Dustin Dennison. Wade slid down to a low double leg takedown and a 2-0 lead at the 2:17 mark. Wade used a power half to turn Dennis to the mat for three back points, then finished off the quick pin at the 1:15 mark. 125: True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 8 nationally at 125, took on Utah Valley’s Colby Christensen. Megaludis used a very fast ankle pick to take Christensen down for an early 2-0 lead. Christensen escaped after the reset but Megaludis answered with a second takedown to lead 4-1 with 1:43 on the clock. After cutting Christensen loose, the Lion freshman added a third takedown and cut and led 6-3. Megaludis tacked on a fourth takedown and then rode Christensen out to lead 8-3 after one period. Christensen chose down to start the second and Megaludis cut him loose. The Lion freshman turned a low single into a takedown and a 10-4 lead with 1:25 on the clock. Megaludis cut Christensen again loose and picked up a sixth takedown with :20 on the clock. A short ride out gave the Lion a 12-5 lead heading into the third period. Megaludis chose neutral to start the third period. He took Christensen down twice more and cut him loose to lead 16-7, clinching the bonus point in the process. Megaludis added one final takedown and posted a 19-7 major decision. 133: Lion sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took to the mat at 133 against Wolverine Blake Mangum. The tandem fought through a scoreless first period with neither man finding an opening to score. Tied 0-0, Martellotti chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Like the first period, neither wrestler was able to connect on any offense and Martellotti rode that 1-0 lead into the final period. Mangum chose down to start the third period but the Nittany Lion sophomore was able to keep control of the Wolverine for a minute, but Mangum worked his way into a near reversal, working through a scramble on the edge of the mat that finally resulted in a stalemate at the :48 mark with Martellotti still in control. Mangum escaped at the :40 mark but Martellotti had a minute-plus in riding time. Mangum took the Lion down, however, with a double leg at the :20 mark and posted a hard-fought 3-1 win to put UVU on the board. 141: Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) faced off against UVU’s Avery Garner at 141. Pearsall countered a Garner headlock attempt for a quick takedown. The Nittany Lion tried to use a split scissors into back points but Garner was able to fight off the move initially. But Pearsall readjusted himself, turned the takedown into a cradle and three near fall points for a 5-0 lead with 1:20 on the clock. Pearsall then rode Garner out and led 5-0 with 2:46 riding time after one period. Garner chose neutral to start the second period but Pearsall countered a quick UVU double leg for his own takedown and a 7-0 lead with 1:30 on the clock. Pearsall maintained control of Garner, looking to lock another cradle for more back points. Pearsall locked up a far side cradle and picked up three more back points to lead 10-0 after two periods. The Lion chose neutral with a riding time point clinched but it was Garner who got the third period’s first takedown, turning a high double into a score. Pearsall escaped to an 11-2 lead but Garner added a second takedown. Pearsall added an escape and the riding time point to post the 13-4 major with 3:55 in riding time. 149: No. 1 Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) battled No. 14 Josh Wilson of Utah Valley in a battle of ranked wrestlers at 149. The three-time All-American turned a high single leg into an early takedown and a 2-0 lead. Molinaro then began working from the top position, looking for a chance to turn the ranked Wolverine to build upon his lead. He kept control of Wilson for nearly 2:00 and went to the second period with a 2-0 lead and 1:53 in riding time. Wilson chose down to start the second period only to have Molinaro continue a punishing ride. Molinaro maintained his ride for the entire period, and while he did not pick up any back points, led by two with 3:52 in riding time after two periods. Molinaro, with a riding time point clinched, chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Molinaro used a head outside single for a second takedown and a 5-0 lead. Molinaro then rode Wilson out and posted a convincing 6-0 win with 4:35 riding time over the 14th-ranked Wilson. 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 157, met Utah Valley’s Napoleon Aniciete. Alton wasted little time notching the dual’s first takedown, moving out to a 2-0 lead less than :30 into the bout. Aniciete escaped at the 1:54 mark, but Alton quickly worked his way into another single leg for a second takedown and a 4-1 lead. An Aniciete escape gave Alton a 4-2 lead after one period. Aniciete chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 4-3 deficit at the 1:30 mark. Alton drove through a high double leg to post his third takedown and move out to a 6-3 lead with :30 on the clock. Alton rode Aniciete out to lead by three with 2:11 in riding time after two. He chose down to start the third, quickly escaped, and notched a fourth takedown to up his lead to 9-4. Alton dove low on a shot that Aniciete countered for his own takedown. But Alton quickly reversed him for an 11-6 lead. He cut Aniciete loose with :30 on the clock, hoping to major him, but Aniciete got a final takedown. Alton picked up the riding time point and posted the 12-9 win.

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February 19, 2012 -- Rec Hall -- University Park, Pa. 125: #8 Nico Megaludis PSU dec. (2 sv) #15 Anthony Zanetti PITT, 4-2 133: Shelton Mack PITT dec. Frank Martellotti PSU, 4-3 141: Bryan Pearsall PSU pinned Travis Shaffer PITT, WBF (6:57) 149: #1 Frank Molinaro PSU dec. #12 Tyler Nauman, 5-2 157: #5 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Donnie Tasser PITT, 5-3 165: #1 David Taylor PSU maj. dec. Tyler Wilps PITT, 20-9 174: Matt Brown PSU maj. dec. Ethan Headlee PITT, 12-2 184: #2 Quentin Wright PSU maj. dec. Andy Vaughan PITT, 12-2 197: #4 Matt Wilps PITT dec. #12 Morgan McIntosh PSU, 4-3 285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU pinned Joel Yahner PITT, WBF (3:56) Attendance: 6,755

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The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team closed out the 2011-12 dual meet season in rousing fashion, hammering No. 9 Pittsburgh 33-6 in front of yet another sold out Rec Hall crowd. Nearly 6,800 fans cheered as seniors Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) and Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio) closed out their career with decisive victories. The dual began at 125, where true freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 8, sent the sold out crowd to its feet early, posting a 4-2 double-sudden victory decision over No. 15 Anthony Zanetta. Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) gave up a late takedown and dropped a hard-fought 4-3 decision on riding time to Pitt’s Shelton Mack at 133. Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) then sent over 6,700 fans to their feet by staging a stunning third period comeback against Pittsburgh’s Travis Shaffer. Pearsall was trailing 6-0 after two periods, cut the lead to 6-3 with a late takedown and then locked up a cradle for a pin with just :03 left (6:57), putting Penn State up 9-3. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149, then handled No. 14 Tyler Nauman, posting the 5-2 win with nearly 2:00 riding time. The win was the final dual meet in Rec Hall for Molinaro, who ends his PSU dual career with 55 wins, seven all-time at Penn State in dual meet victories. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, fought off Pitt junior Donnie Tasser for a 5-3 decision to give Penn State a 15-3 lead at the break. All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, hammered Pitt’s Tyler Wilps, posting a 20-9 major with 2:33 riding time to give Penn State a 19-3 lead. With All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) being held out as a precaution, red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) got the call at 174 once again and dominated three-time NCAA qualifier Ethan Headlee the tune of a 12-2 major with 2:19 riding time. Defending national champion Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, posted a convincing 12-2 major over Panther Andy Vaughan to put the Nittany Lions up 27-3. True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, nearly upset No. 4 Matt Wilps, who entered the bout with a 26-3 record. Wilps forced a late stalemate on a McIntosh single leg with :09 left to escape with a 4-3 win. Senior heavyweight Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6, closed out his Penn State dual meet career with a pin of Pitt’s Joel Yahner at the 3:56 mark. The pin is the 31st of Wade’s career, moving him to fifth on Penn State’s all-time list. The Nittany Lions dominated the dual, winning eight of ten bouts and posting a decisive 22-5 edge in takedowns. Penn State got nine bonus points off two pins and three majors. BOUT-BY-BOUT: 125: True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), ranked No. 8 at 125, met No. 15 Anthony Zanetta of Pittsburgh in the dual’s first bout. The nationally ranked duo battled through a scoreless first two minutes, with neither man finding a chance to score early. Megaludis battled the fourth year wrestler, setting the tempo with single legs early. But Zanetta blocked off every shot, working defensively for the opening period 0-0 tie. Zanetta chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. Megaludis nearly connected on a high single, but Zanetta’s defense kept the Lion freshman from scoring. Zanetta spent the rest of the period simply tying Megaludis’ shoulders up and working time off the clock. Megaludis chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 1-1 tie. The Nittany Lion freshman continued to take shots while Zanetta worked his defense by locking up the Lion’s shoulders. Zanetta took a shot at the 1:00 mark of the third period that Megaludis easily deflected, and action resumed in the center circle still tied 1-1. Megaludis got in on a high single with :15 left, but Zanetta was able to step out of trouble and send the bout to sudden victory tied 1-1. Megaludis continued to shoot, Zanetta continued to hang on his shoulders and the first sudden victory period went by scoreless. Zanetta chose down to start the first tied breaker and escaped at the :15 mark to take a 2-1 lead. Megaludis was down to start his tie breaker and he quickly escaped to a 2-2 tie, sending the bout into a second sudden victory. Megaludis got in on a low single leg and ended the match with :15 left, posting a 3-2 second SV decision. 133: Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) battled Panther sophomore Shelton Mack at 133. Mack had the bout’s first scoring chance, working in on a single leg at the 1:55 mark, but Martellotti was able to work out of trouble and keep the bout scoreless. Martellotti then connected on a high single to double leg takedown and led 2-0 at the :23 mark. He rode Mack out to lead 2-0 after one period. Mack chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 2-1 deficit. Neither wrestler was able to connect on anything offensively, with each man working low singles that the other was able to step away from. Leading 2-1, Martellotti chose down to start the third period. Martellotti chose down to start the third period and steadily worked his way to an escaped and a 3-1 lead. But the Lion sophomore was hit with a first stall warning in the process. Mack upped his pressure, forcing Martellotti into a slow shot that Mack was able to counter for a takedown and a 3-3 tie. Martellotti needed an escaped to seal a victory, but Mack was able to ride him out, build up more than a minute’s riding time, and a 4-3 win.

shoulders and keeping the bout scoreless with 1:00 left in the opening period. Molinaro got hit with a first stall warning, was quickly taken down with just :15 left, then escaped. Not to enter the second period trailing, Molinaro used a high double for a last second takedown and led 3-2 after one period. Molinaro chose down to start the middle stanza and quickly escaped to a 4-2 lead. Molinaro upped his offensive pressure, forcing Nauman towards the edge of the mat for the rest of the second period. Nauman chose down to start the third period and was immediately broken down by Molinaro. The Lion senior locked up Nauman’s left leg and began working for a chance to turn the Panther. While Nauman was able to belly out, Molinaro built up over 1:00 riding time. Molinaro rode Nauman out and, with the riding time point, posted the 5-2 win. 157: Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, took on Pittsburgh junior Donnie Tasser. Alton wasted no time in taking Tasser down for an early 2-0 lead. Tasser worked his way to an escaped at the 2:00 mark. Alton continued to set the tempo, shooting high on Tasser’s right leg. But Tasser was able to defend each Alton shot and keep the bout close two minutes in. Alton scrambled through a high single for a second takedown and a 4-1 lead. A short ride out allowed Alton to lead 4-1 heading into the second period. Alton chose down to start the second period. Alton worked for an escaped, with Tasser maintaining control for a minute before Alton escaped to a 5-1 lead. Alton fought off two Tasser shots in the last :30 and led 5-1 heading into the third period (riding time was not a factor). Alton was called for an unsportsmanlike penalty at the end of the second period and led 5-2. Tasser chose down to start the third, quickly escaped and cut the lead to 5-3. Alton fought off Tasser’s pressure for the first minute. He then got called for a first stall warning at the :20 mark. The Lion freshman then held the Pitt junior off for the final seconds and posted a hard-fought 5-3 win. 165: All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 1 at 165, met Panther Tyler Wilps. Taylor came out of the gates fast, setting a fast tempo from the get go and forcing Wilps backwards for :90 before connecting on a high single and a 2-0 lead. Taylor tried to connect on a cradle but Wilps was able to step out of trouble for an escaped. Taylor, however, was undaunted, sliding behind Wilps for another takedown. The Lion sophomore cut him loose, took him down again and cut him once more to lead 6-3 with :40 left in the period. Taylor continued to pressure Wilps, picking up a fourth takedown with :30 on the clock. Taylor rode Wilps out to carry that 8-3 lead into the second period. Wilps chose down to start the second period and was cut loose by Taylor. Wilps was then called for a stall and Taylor then rolled through a high double for another takedown and a 10-4 lead at the 1:26 mark. Wilps escaped again, only to be taken down once more by Taylor with 1:05 on the clock. Taylor cut Wilps to a 12-6 deficit and then rolled behind him for another takedown and a 14-6 lead with :12 left. Leading 14-6 with 2:30 in riding time, Taylor chose down to start the third period. The All-American escaped to a 15-6 lead and then worked Wilps’ shoulders to the ground for another takedown and a 17-6 edge. With the riding time point clinched, Taylor cut Wilps loose once again and notched another takedown for a 19-7 lead with :50 on the clock. Needing back points to secure a five-point technical fall, Taylor was not able to turn Wilps and gave up a reversal on a last turn attempt. With 2:33 riding time, Taylor posted the 20-9 major. 174: All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, was held out as a precaution, allowing red-shirt freshman Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) to meet Pittsburgh senior Ethan Headlee. Brown pressured the Pitt senior, a three-time NCAA qualifier, from the start and picked up a takedown on a scramble at the 2:08 mark. Keeping control of Headlee, Brown dominated the action from the top position, building up a sizeable riding time edge before Headlee escaped to a 2-1 deficit with :44 on the clock. Leading 2-1, Brown chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-1 lead (with 1:07 riding time). He then gained control of Headlee’s ankle with 1:20 left, but the Panther was once again able to work his way out of bounds to keep the bout close. Headlee, a fifth-year senior, was called for a first stall warning with :40 left in the second stanza. Brown then used a swift move to work his way into a near pinning combination as the period ended, picking up a takedown and two near fall points at the buzzer to lead 7-1 after two. Brown chose down to start the third period and quickly reversed Headlee for a 9-1 lead. Headlee escaped with 1:02 on the clock, but Brown quickly took him down once more, moving out to an 11-2 lead with :35 on the clock. Brown then rode Headlee out to post the 12-2 major with 2:19 in riding time. 184: All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 184, took on Andy Vaughan. Wright wasted no time in taking Vaughan down, using a single leg to take a 2-0 lead at the 2:15 mark. Wright then turned Vaughan to his back for two near fall points and a 4-0 lead midway through the period. Vaughan escaped to a 4-1 deficit, but Wright used another swift trip to take the Panther down with :05 left to lead 6-1 after the opening period. Wright chose down to start the second stanza and quickly escaped to a 7-1 lead. Wright spent the second period, looking for a chance to lock up a throw. He blasted through a high double with :35 on the clock to move out to a 9-1 lead, a lead he carried into the third period. Vaughan chose top to start the third period, but Wright quickly reversed the Panther for an 11-1 lead with 1:20 on the clock. Vaughan escaped at the 1:05 mark but Wright coasted to the 12-2 major decision. 197: True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), ranked No. 12 at 197, met No. 4 Matt Wilps in one of three battles of ranked grapplers. The ranked duo battled through a scoreless opening period, with neither wrestler finding an opening to score. Wilps, a junior, chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 1-0 lead. McIntosh got in deep on Wilps’ right ankle, forcing a scramble on the Nittany Lion logo that Wilps turned into a takedown and a 3-0 lead with 1:04 on the clock. McIntosh used a stunning roll to reverse Wilps with :20 left and, after a quick Wilps escape, trailed 4-2 after two periods. McIntosh chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 4-3 deficit with riding time, at this point, not a factor. McIntosh shot low at the :50 mark

141: Penn State junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) faced off at 141 against Pitt’s Travis Shaffer. Shaffer blazed out to a quick takedown and two near fall points, bolting out to a 4-0 lead less than :30 into the bout. Shaffer then put together a strong ride, maintaining control of Pearsall for the remainder of the period. Trailing 4-0 and giving up 2:51 in riding time, Pearsall chose neutral to start the second. Shaffer was able to work through a high single leg for another takedown and a 6-0 lead with 1:45 on the clock. Shaffer was able to control Pearsall once again, tacking on another minute’s riding time before finally getting hit with a stall warning. Shaffer maintained control, however, for another ride out and a 6-0 lead with a clinched riding time point (4:33) heading into the third. Pearsall countered a Shaffer shot, worked his way behind him and notched his takedown at the 1:20 mark, cutting the lead to 6-2. Pearsall frantically worked for a chance to turn Shaffer, but the Panther was able to fight off every turning attempt. Pearsall picked up a point on stalling. Pearsall continued to work, locking up a cradle with just :08 left and getting pin at the 6:57 mark, with just :03 on the clock. 149: Senior All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 1 at 149 and wrestling in the final dual meet of his career, met No. 12 Tyler Nauman of Pitt in the dual’s marquee match-up. Nauman got in on a high single early, but Molinaro was able to counter the move and force a stalemate at the 2:04 mark with the score still 0-0. Another quick low single by Nauman was kicked way by the three-time All-American and action resumed in the center circle. Nauman worked in on a third shot, and Molinaro countered, gaining control of the Panther’s

Senior Frank Molinaro celebrates with the Lion faithful after his 5-2 win over #12 Tyler Nauman of Pitt in his final home dual in Rec Hall.

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Cameron Wade and his parents at Senior Day against Pitt.

Frank Molinaro and his parents at Senior Day against Pitt.

Clay Steadman and his parents at Senior Day against Pitt.

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Ruth then made it a perfect day for Penn State in the finals, posting a superb 13-2 major over No. 6 Logan Storley in the 174-pound title tilt. Ruth was in control from the start, leading 4-1 after one period and moving out to an 8-2 lead with a reversal and takedown in the second. Two two-point turns and nearly 5:00 riding time in the third pushed Ruth on to the 13-2 major decision.

1: PENN STATE – 149.0 2: Minnesota – 134.0 3: Iowa – 126.0 4: Illinois – 105.5 5: Ohio State – 91.0 6: Northwestern – 75.0 7: Michigan – 66.0 8: Nebraska – 65.0 9: Purdue – 51.5 10: Indiana – 41.0 10: Michigan State – 41.0 12: Wisconsin – 9.0

Penn State continued to roll after its finalists were done. Wright posted an 8-7 win over Dallago of Illinois to finish third at 184 and McIntosh received a forfeit win in the fifth-place bout at 197, picking up two more bonus points in the process. Senior Wade closed out Penn State’s championship run with a solid 4-3 win over No. 12 Mike McMullan of Northwestern to take third at 285. Penn State won the team title going away, tallying 149.0 points to second place Minnesota’s 134.0. Iowa was in third with 126.0. Penn State dominated the team awards as well. Not only did Penn State follow up its 2012 Big Ten regular season co-title, it won its second straight tournament crown. Nittany Lion head coach was named 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year, earning his second straight nod. Taylor was named 2012 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year, earning his second straight Wrestler of the Year award. Molinaro was named 2012 Big Ten Championships Co-Outstanding Wrestler with Michigan’s Kellen Russell. Ohio State’s Logan Stieber was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Championship Finals Agate (rankings are national, not seed): 125: 133: 141: 149: 157: 165: 174: 184: 197: 285:

#1 Matt McDonough, Iowa -- 6-1 dec. #2 Zach Sanders, Minnesota #2 Logan Stieber, Ohio State – 5-2 dec. #3 Tony Ramos, Iowa #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan – 7-2 dec. #4 Montell Marion, Iowa #1 FRANK MOLINARO, PENN STATE – 15-0 TF (4:90) #9 Dylan Ness, Minnesota #20 Derek St. John, Iowa – 4-3 dec. #2 Jason Welch, Northwestern #1 DAVID TAYLOR, PENN STATE – 11-2 maj. dec. #6 Mike Evans, Iowa #2 ED RUTH, PENN STATE – 13-2 maj. dec. #6 Logan Storley, Minnesota #6 Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota – 3-1 (sv) dec. #7 Josh Ihnen, Nebraska #17 Mario Gonzales, Illinois – 10-4 dec. #3 Matt Powless, Indiana #3 Tony Nelson, Minnesota – 2-0 dec. #6 Bobby Telford, Iowa

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team was simply dominating on Sunday, crowning three repeat champions in a perfect title match run and rolling to the team’s second straight Big Ten Championship. Penn State was nearly perfect throughout the Sunday session and ran away from both Minnesota and Iowa in the team title race. Penn State has also qualified nine wrestlers for NCAAs with a tenth alive for an at-large bid. For Penn State, the Big Ten finals were a major victory. Three Nittany Lions repeated as Big Ten champions with each posting bonus point victories. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) became a two-time Big Ten champion at 149 with a tech fall over Minnesota’s Dylan Ness, All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) majored Iowa’s Mike Evans at 165 and All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) majored Minnesota’s Logan Storley at 174. The morning began with the consolation quarterfinals and seventh place bouts, with seven Lions looking for very important team points. True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) opened up Penn State’s day and was upset by fifth-seed Levi Mele of Northwestern, getting pinned in sudden victory at the 7:35 mark. Red-shirt Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) was up next for Penn State in conso semis at 157. Alton worked his way to a hard-fought 3-2 win over No. 18 Josh Demas of Ohio State to move into the third place bout later in the day. Two-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) picked up important bonus points with a 9-0 major over Michigan State’s Ian Hinton in the conso semis at 184. True freshman Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) mounted a serious comeback against top-seed Sonny Yohn of Minnesota at 197 in the conso semis before dropping a tough 4-2 decision. Senior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio) picked up more bonus points by pinning Indiana’s Adam Chalfant in the conso semis at 285 at the 2:09 mark. Two Nittany Lions wrestled for seventh place. Sophomore Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took on No. 18 Ridge Kiley of Nebraska for seventh at 133 with an automatic bid to NCAAs on the line. Martellotti locked up Penn State’s nine automatic bid by riding out Kiley in the third and using the riding time point for a 4-3 win. The victory allowed Martellotti to place above seed in seventh. Junior Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) closed out a very strong tournament with an 8-2 win over Purdue’s Brandon Nelson for seventh at 141. Pearsall, who went 3-2 with a pin and a major, finished above seed in seventh and is 15-12 on the year. The junior is on the board to be considered for an at-large bid. The full field and brackets, including the at-large qualifiers, will be announced on Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. on NCAA.com. The afternoon’s championship session featured the fifth, third and finals bouts at each weight. Megaludis posted a solid 4-1 win over Purdue’s Camden Eppert and took fifth place. Molinaro was up next with his championship finals bout at 149 against No. 9 Dylan Ness of Minnesota. The Nittany Lion senior, still undefeated on the year and now a two-time Big Ten Champion, used a takedown, a reversal and four near falls to roll to a 15-0 technical fall at the 4:90 mark. Molinaro’s dominating performance in a 3-0 weekend included a pin and two technical falls. After Molinaro’s fireworks, Alton stepped onto the mat at 157 to take on No. 9 Anthony Jones of Michigan State for fifth place. Alton posted a 2-1 tiebreaker win for a solid third place finish. Taylor was next for Penn State and last year’s 157-pound Big Ten champion and the Lion sophomore made it two in a row with a dominating 11-2 major decision over No. 6 Mike Evans of Iowa in the 165-pound final. Taylor broke open a close match in the second period with a reversal and then added two takedowns and a near fall to post the 11-2 win (getting riding time).

The Nittany Lions were superb on the day, going 13-2 overall and picking up nine more bonus points. The superb Sunday allowed Penn State to post an outstanding 31-11 overall record with 26.5 bonus points. Penn State ends the day with 10 place winners: Three champions (Molinaro, Taylor and Ruth); three third place finishers (Alton, Wright and Wade); two fifth place finishers (Megaludis and McIntosh) and three seventh place finishers (Martellotti and Pearsall). The following is a weight-by-weight breakdown/agate of Penn State’s tournament: 125: #8 Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), Fr. – 3rd seed – 24-7 overall 1st Rd: W, 12-3 maj. Dec. Grant Pizzo, Michigan Qtrs: W, 6-2 dec. #17 Johnni DeJulius, Ohio State Semis: L, 2-6 dec. #2 Zach Sanders, Minnesota Cons Semis: LBF (sv) #10 Levi Mele, Northwestern (7:35) 5th Place: W, 4-1 dec. Camden Eppert, Purdue True freshman Nico Megaludis opened up his first Big Ten Championship bout with a dominating 12-3 major over Michigan’s Grant Pizzo. Megaludis notched a bevy of takedowns and built up 4:45 in riding time in the win. In the quarterfinals, Megaludis dominated No. 17 Johnni DeJulius of Ohio State, the 6th-seed, with a 6-2 decision, sending him to the semifinals. Megaludis dropped a hard-fought 6-2 decision to second-ranked Zach Sanders of Minnesota in the semifinals and will take part in the consolation semifinals tomorrow morning. Megaludis is an NCAA qualifier. In Sunday’s consolation semi’s, Megaludis met No. 10 Levi Mele of Northwestern. Megaludis got a late stall point to tie Mele up 3-3 in that bout but then was taken down and pinned at the 7:35 mark. The loss sent him to the fifth place bout where he met Purdue’s Camden Eppert. Megaludis notched the bout’s only takedown and rolled to a 4-1 win to take fifth place.

133: Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.), So. – 8th seed – 8-9 overall 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: L, 3-13 maj. dec. #2 Logan Stieber, Ohio State Cons: W, 8-2 dec. Joe Duca, Indiana Cons Qtr: L, 2-6 dec. #7 Chris Dardanes, Minnesota 7th Place: W, 4-3 dec. #18 Ridge Kiley, Nebraska Sophomore Frank Martellotti had a first round bye and then met top seed and second-ranked Logan Stieber of Ohio State in the quarterfinals. Stieber posted a strong 13-3 major decision, sending Martellotti into the consolation rounds. In the first round of consolations, Martellotti hammered Indiana’s Joe Duca, posting an 8-2 decision courtesy of four takedowns. The win moved him into the consolation quarterfinals where he met No. 7 Chris Dardanes of Minnesota, the 4th-seed. Martellotti dropped a tough 6-2 decision to Dardanes. Martellotti took on No. 18 Ridge Kiley of Nebraska for seventh place and a shot an automatic NCAA bid. Martellotti notched a first period takedown and overcame a locked hands call by riding Kiley out for the entire third period to earn the 4-3 win and an automatic trip to NCAAs, giving Penn State nine automatic qualifiers.

141: Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.), Jr. – 8th seed – 15-12 overall 1st Rd: WBF over Thomas Glenn, Wisconsin (1:39) Qtrs: L, 0-6 dec. #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan Cons: W, 13-2 maj. dec. Matt Ortega, Indiana Cons Qtr: L, 2-5 dec. #9 Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska 7th Place: W, 8-2 dec. Brandon Nelson, Purdue Junior Bryan Pearsall recorded Penn State’s first pin of the tournament with a quick first period decking of Wisconsin’s Thomas Glenn. Pearsall took Glenn down early then turned him to his back for a fall at the 1:39 mark. He moved on to face defending national champion and top seeded Kellen Russell of Michigan in the quarters. Pearsall battled Russell tough before dropping a 6-0 decision and moving into the consolation bracket. In the first round of consolations, Pearsall hammered 7th-seed Matt Ortega of Indiana. Pearsall gave up only two escapes on his way to a dominating 13-2 major decision. The win pushed him into the consolation quarterfinals where he met No. 9 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska, the 5th-seed. Pearsall dropped a 5-2 decision to Sueflohn in the consolation quarterfinals. Pearsall took on Purdue’s Brandon Nelson for seventh place. The Nittany Lion junior continued an impressive tournament with a solid 8-2 win, placing above seed at seventh and keeping his hopes of an NCAA at-large bid alive. Pearsall will now await word of an at-large bid, which will come out when the bracket is announced on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. live on NCAA.com. (RECAP CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)

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149: #1 Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), Sr. – 1st seed – 28-0 overall 1st Rd: Bye Qtrs: WBF over Kaleb Friedley, Northwestern (2:18) Semis: W, 15-0 tech fall over #12 Ivan Lopouchanski, Purdue (TF; 6:07) Finals: W, 15-0 tech fall over #9 Dylan Ness, Minnesota (TF; 4:90)

Top seed Frank Molinaro opened up defense of his Big Ten title with a swift and decisive pin of 8th-seeded Kaleb Friedley of Northwestern. Molinaro took Friedley down early, worked a tilt and then got the pin at the 2:18 mark. The win moved him into the semifinals. Molinaro met No. 12 Ivan Lopouchanski of Purdue in the semis, the 4th-seed. The Lion senior had no trouble with the Boilermaker, rolling to a 15-0 technical fall at the 6:07 mark. The three-time All-American took on No. 9 Dylan Ness of Minnesota in the championship finals. Molinaro notched an early first period takedown and turned Ness for three first period back points. Leading by five, Molinaro chose down to start the second, quickly reversed Ness and added two more near fall points for a 9-0 lead at the 1:30 mark. After that, the Lion senior turned Ness twice for three point near falls and posted a dominating 15-0 technical fall at the 4:90 mark, earning his second straight Big Ten title and picking up bonus points for the team race in the process.

157: #5 Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), Fr. – 2nd seed – 24-5 overall 1st Rd: W, 4-2 dec. Danny Zilverberg, Minnesota Qtrs: W, 15-6 maj. dec. Tommy Churchard, Purdue Semis: L, 1-3 (sv) dec. #20 Derek St. John, Iowa Con Semis: W, 3-2 dec #18 Josh Demas, Ohio State 3rd Place: W, 2-1 (tb) #9 Anthony Jones, Michigan State Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton took down Minnesota’s Danny Zilverberg in tough first round match-up. Alton had two first period takedowns and rolled to a 4-2 win over the Gopher. He then moved on to the quarterfinals where he posted a 15-6 major decision over Purdue’s Tommy Churchard to move into the semis. Alton met Iowa’s Derek St. John in the semifinals. St. John, an All-American last year, was the 6th-seed. St. John and Alton battled through an even 7:00, heading to sudden victory tied at 1-1. St. John countered a late Alton shot, forced a scramble and won the bout with a takedown with under :10 left, securing the 3-1 (sv) win. The loss moved Alton, an NCAA qualifier, in the consolation semifinals. He took on No. 18 Josh Demas of Ohio State in the conso semis and worked a first period takedown to a hardfought 3-2 win. The victory pushed him into the third place about against Michigan State senior Anthony Jones, who was ranked No. 9 nationally. Alton used a ride out in his tiebreaker session to post an important 2-1 win and take third place at 157, picking up one more team point in the process.

165: #1 David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), So. – 1st seed – 27-0 overall 1st Rd: W, 20-5 tech fall over Derek Garcia, Ohio State (TF; 7:00) Qtrs: WBF over Pierce Harger, Northwestern (1:40) Semis: W, 12-0 maj. dec. #12 Conrad Polz, Illinois Finals: W, 11-2 maj. dec. #6 Mike Evans, Iowa Top-seed David Taylor dominated Ohio State’s Derek Garcia from the opening whistle, putting on a takedown clinic on his way to a 20-5 technical fall with over 4:00 riding time. The riding time point gave Taylor the 1.5 bonus points at the 7:00 mark. In the quarterfinals, Taylor made short work of 8th-seed Pierce Harger of Northwestern, getting a quick pin at the 1:40 mark for two more Lion bonus points. The 2-0 morning moved him into the semifinals. In the semis, Taylor took on No. 12 Conrad Polz of Illinois. Polz was the 5th-seed. Taylor posted his third bonus point victory, notching a convincing 12-0 major decision to move into the finals.

184: #2 Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), Jr. – 2nd seed – 26-3 overall 1st Rd: WBF over Luke Sheridan, Indiana (2:17) Qtrs: W, 7-2 (sv) dec. Tony Dallago, Illinois Semis: L, 1-3 dec. #7 Josh Ihnen, Nebraska Cons Semis: W, 9-0 maj. dec. Ian Hinton, Michigan State 3rd Place: W, 8-7 dec. Tony Dallago, Illinois Defending National Champion Quentin Wright hopped on the bonus point train early, getting a first period pin over Indiana’s Luke Sheridan. Wright got the fall at the 2:17 mark. He followed that up with a hard fought 7-2 (sv) win over Illinois’ Tony Dallago, moving into the semifinals. Wright battled No. 7 Josh Ihnen of Nebraska in the semis. Ihnen was the 3rd-seed. Wright could not muster a takedown and dropped a tough 3-1 decision. The two-time All-American met Ian Hinton of Michigan State in the consolation semis. Wright picked up a huge bonus point with a 9-0 major over Hinton and moved into the third place match against Illinois’ Tony Dallago. In the third place meeting, Wright battled Dallago in another tight one, this time coming away with a hard fought and important 8-7 victory to take third place.

197: #12 Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), Fr. – 3rd seed – 17-8 overall 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: W, 3-1 (sv) dec. Andrew Campolattano, Ohio State Semis: L, 6-7 dec. #3 Matt Powless, Indiana Conso Semis: L, 2-4 dec. #7 Sonny Yohn, Minnesota 5th Place: W, med. forf. over A.J. Kissel, Purdue True freshman Morgan McIntosh, the third-seed at 197, received a first round bye and then took on sixth-seed Andrew Campolattano of Ohio State in the quarterfinals. McIntosh finished off the bout’s only takedown with just :01 left in sudden victory to post a 3-1 (sv) win and move into the semis. McIntosh got a rematch against No. 3 Matt Powless of Indiana in the semis. McIntosh lost a close bout to Powless, the No. 2 seed, in the Southern Scuffle when a late takedown for McIntosh was reversed after the bout ended. Once again, a late score cost McIntosh as this time the Hoosier dove for a last second takedown to steal a 7-6 decision with just :03 left on the clock. McIntosh, a qualifier, will wrestle in the consolation semifinals. A match-up with top-seed and 7th-ranked Sonny Yohn was McIntosh’s first action in the consolation semis. McIntosh mounted a late comeback against Yohn but dropped a tough 4-2 decision and moved into the fifth place bout against Purdue’s A.J. Kissel. Kissel was injured late in his prior match and took a medical forfeit, giving McIntosh two bonus points for the forfeit and earning the true freshman the fifth place finish.

285: #5 Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio.), Sr. – 2nd seed – 25-4 overall 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: W, 10-1 maj. dec. Steve Andrus, Michigan State Semis: L, 0-5 dec. #12 Bobby Telford, Iowa Conso Semis: WBF over Adam Chalfant, Indiana (2:09) 3rd Place: W, 4-3 dec. #12 Mike McMullan, Northwestern Senior Cameron Wade, the No. 2 seed at heavyweight, received a first round bye. In the quarterfinals, Wade dominated Michigan State’s Steve Andrus, posting a 10-0 major with nearly 5:00 riding time. The victory, good for a bonus point as well, moved Wade into the semifinals. Wade met No. 12 Bobby Telford of Iowa in the semifinals, the 6th-seed. Telford reversed Wade twice (once in the second period and once in the third) to notch a 5-0 win and push Wade, now a three-time NCAA qualifier, into the consolation semifinals. Wade took on Indiana’s Adam Chalfant in the consolation semifinals and picked up critical bonus points with a pin at the 2:09 mark. The victory moved him into the third place match against No. 12 Mike McMullan of Northwestern. Wade worked his way to a hard-fought 4-3 win over McMullan to take third place at heavyweight.

Taylor battled No. 6 Mike Evans of Iowa in the finals. The undefeated sophomore took a 2-0 lead into the second period thanks to an early takedown. After choosing down to start the second, Taylor reversed Evans and rode a strong 4-0 lead into the third period. In the third period, Taylor rolled over the Hawkeye, picking up a takedown and then, with just seconds left, another takedown and two near fall points. The late flurry and a riding time point gave Taylor a sizzling 11-2 major and earned Penn State another bonus point as well while winning his second straight conference title.

174: #2 Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), So. – 1st seed – 26-0 overall 1st Rd: bye Qtrs: W, 14-2 maj. dec. #9 Jordan Blanton, Illinois Semis: W, 15-7 maj. dec. #10 Nick Heflin, Ohio State Finals: W, 13-2 maj. dec. #6 Logan Storley, Minnesota Top-seed Ed Ruth hammered No. 9 Jordan Blanton of Illinois, posting a 14-2 major with nearly 5:00 riding time. Blanton’s only two points were via escapes and Ruth posted four takedowns and two near falls. The decisive victory moved the No. 1 seed into the semifinals. Ruth took on No. 10 Nick Heflin of Ohio State in the semis, the 5th-seed. The All-American posted his second major decision of the tournament by downing Heflin 15-7 to move into the championship finals. The sophomore All-American met No. 6 Logan Storley of Minnesota in the finals. Ruth completely dominated Storley, using two first period takedowns to open up a 4-1 lead. A reversal and a third takedown in the second period allowed the Nittany Lion sophomore to lead 8-2 heading into the third period. Storley chose down to start the third and Ruth turned the Gopher twice for near falls and, with 4:54 riding time, posted an outstanding 13-2 major to win his second straight Big Ten title.

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2012 NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Top 5 Team Standings Saturday, March 17, 2012 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, Mo.

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team added three new individual champions to its ledgers to complete a stellar run to the 2012 NCAA National Championship. Senior Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), sophomore David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) and sophomore Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) all claimed crowns as Penn State won its second straight NCAA team title.

1: PENN STATE – 143.5 2: Minnesota – 117.5 3: Iowa – 107.5 4: Cornell – 102.5 5: Ohio State – 68.5

The Nittany Lions outdistanced second place Minnesota by a whopping 25.5 points. The Nittany Lions checked in with 143.0 points while the Gophers were second with 117.5. Iowa was third with 107.5 and Cornell was fourth with 102.5. Ohio State rounded out the top five with 68.5.

2012 NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Championship Finals Agate Saturday, March 17, 2012 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, Mo.

March 15-17, 2012 -- Scottrade Center -- St. Louis, Mo.

In addition to the team title and three individual titles, Taylor was honored as the Gorriaran Award winner for the most falls in the least amount of time. Taylor’s 5-0 run to the title included four pins and a technical fall. He is the second straight Nittany Lion to win the award as Ruth claimed it during Penn State’s title run in Philadelphia a year ago. He was then honored as the 2012 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler for the season and capped off a stellar weekend in St. Louis by being named the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler.

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True freshman Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), the No. 10 seed at 125, took on top-seed Matt McDonough of Iowa in the first national final of the night. Megaludis battled McDonough through two even periods before the Hawkeye used a third period takedown to break a 1-1 tie. McDonough then rode Megaludis out and, with the riding time point, posted the 4-1 victory. Megaludis ends a superb true freshman run through the 2012 NCAA Championships with a 4-1 record, as a freshman All-American and as the 2012 National Runner-Up. He ends his first season of collegiate wrestling with a 28-8 overall record.

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157: 165: 174:

Senior Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), the undefeated top-seed at 149, met No. 7 Dylan Ness of Minnesota in the title bout. In the national final, Molinaro took on No. 7 Dylan Ness of Minnesota, meeting the talented Gopher for the fourth time this season. Molinaro fought off one early Ness shot and then tried to connect on multiple single legs in the first period before finally breaking through for a takedown with :20 left. Riding the 2-0 lead into the third period, he escaped to a 3-1 lead and then rode Ness for most of the third period to build up 1:50 in riding time and post the 4-1 win. Already Penn State’s fifth four-time All-American, Molinaro is now Penn State’s latest NCAA Champion. He finished 8th, 5th, 2nd and 1st at NCAAs and closes out a perfect senior season with a 33-0 record, giving him a 121-29 career mark. He leaves Penn State as one of the greatest wrestlers in school history and tied for 8th all-time on Penn State’s career win list. Molinaro’s 5-0 run through this year’s tourney gives him 17 wins in the NCAA tournament, tied for fourth all-time in school history. Sophomore David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), the undefeated top seed at 165, took on No. 11 Brandon Hatchett of Lehigh. In the finals, Taylor met No. 11 Brandon Hatchett of Lehigh. Closing out one of the most dominant performances in NCAA tournament history, Taylor put on a takedown clinic in rolling to a 22-7 technical fall at the 5:55 mark. The Nittany Lion sophomore notched three first period takedowns to lead 6-2 after one period. After choosing down to start the second, Taylor reversed Hatchett, cut him loose, took him down again and added two near fall points to lead 12-3 after two. The third period was a blistering display of takedowns as Taylor rolled up five takedowns to post the technical fall and finish a national championship run with a 5-0 record that included four pins and a technical fall. Taylor ends a perfect sophomore season with a 32-0 record. He heads into his junior year as a two-time All-American with a 70-1 record.

184: 197: 285:

#1 Matt McDonough, Iowa #10 NICO MEGALUDIS, PENN STATE #2 Logan Stieber, Ohio State #1 Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan #3 Montel Marion, Iowa #1 FRANK MOLINARO, PENN STATE #7 Dylan Ness, Minnesota #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell #2 Derek St. John, Iowa #1 DAVID TAYLOR, PENN STATE #11 Brandon Hatchett, Lehigh #1 ED RUTH, PENN STATE #3 Chris Amuchastegui, Stanford #4 Steve Bosak, Cornell #6 QUENTIN WRIGHT, PENN STATE #1 Cam Simaz, Cornell #2 Chris Honeycutt, Edinboro #2 Mike Nelson, Minnesota #4 Zach Rey, Lehigh

4-1 dec. 4-3 dec. 6-4 (sv) dec. 4-1 dec. 4-1 dec. 22-7 TF (5:55) 13-2 maj. dec. 4-2 (sv) dec. 7-5 dec. 4-1 dec.

The following is a weight-by-weight breakdown/agate of Penn State’s tournament to date: 125: Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), Fr. – #10 seed – 28-8 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: W, 13-5 maj. dec. Michael Martinez, Wyoming 2nd Rd: W, 7-3 dec. #7 Jarrod Patterson, Oklahoma Qtrs: W, 7-4 dec. #2 Zach Sanders, Minnesota Semis: W, 3-2 (tb2) dec. #6 Frank Perrelli, Cornell Finals: L, 1-4 dec. #1 Matt McDonough, Iowa True freshman Nico Megaludis opened up his first NCAA Championship tournament with an impressive win over fifth-year senior Michael Martinez of Wyoming. Megaludis dominated the action from start to finish and posted the 13-5 major decision, picking up an early bonus point for Penn State.

Sophomore Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), the undefeated top seed at 174, met No. 3 Nick Amuchastegui in a battle of two unbeaten wrestlers. Getting revenge for an injury default loss in the national quarters last year, Ruth dominated the Stanford wrestler from start to finish, rolling to a 13-2 major decision and become Penn State’s third national champion of the night. Ruth used a takedown, two near fall points and an escape to bolt out to a 5-2 lead after one period. He added an escape and a takedown in the second to lead 8-3 and then, after Amuchastegui chose neutral, notched a takedown, two near fall points and a rideout to roll to the major. He ended the match with 3:39 in riding time. Ruth ends a simply dominating title run with a 5-0 mark, including two pins, a technical fall and the major in the title bout. The undefeated run gives him a 31-0 mark to close out the year. He heads into his junior season as a two-time All-American with a 69-2 record.

In the second round, Megaludis roared back from a 3-0 deficit in the third period to score seven unanswered points to post a 7-3 win over No. 7 Jarrod Patterson of Oklahoma. Megaludis used an escape, a takedown, three back points and 1:37 in riding time to roll to the win.

Junior Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), the defending National Champion and No. 6 seed, faced off against No. 4 Steve Bosak of Cornell in the final at 184. Wright and Bosak battled through a scoreless first period and then the Lion junior chose down to start the second stanza. Wright worked his way to a reversal but Bosak was able to escape with around :20 on the clock, cutting the lead to 2-1 after two. Bosak then chose down to start the third period and escaped to tie the score. Wright pressured Bosak constantly throughout the match and, in particular, the third period. But Bosak was able to back away from the Lion and kill the clock in the third period, sending the match to sudden victory. Bosak then notched the decisive takedown midway through the period to post the 4-2 (sv) win. Wright ends the tournament with a 4-1 mark, earning national runner-up honors. He leaves St. Louis as Penn State’s 20th three-time All-American after a 30-4 season and heads into his senior year with an 84-23 record.

Avenging a loss to another wrestler he met earlier in the year, Megaludis thrilled the Penn State faithful with a 3-2 (tb2) win over No. 6 Frank Perrelli of Cornell in the national semifinals. Megaludis took the Cornell senior through two sudden victory periods and then maintained control for the full :30 in the second tie breaker. Then, taking bottom on his turn, Megaludis quickly escaped and advanced to the national finals with the win.

Earlier in the day, red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) finished off an outstanding season with a third place finish at 157. Alton, the No. 7 seed, took down No. 5 Ganbayar Sanjaa of American by a 7-5 (sv2) decision in the consolation semifinals and then hammered No. 3 Jason Welch of Northwestern 6-2 in the third place bout. Alton became Penn State’s sixth All-American and assured the Nittany Lions of having more than half their line-up place in the top three nationally. Penn State’s 3-2 finals performance gives the team a final overall record at the 2012 NCAA Championships of 33-9. Penn State has 25.5 bonus points off of seven pins, seven majors and three tech falls. Penn State’s five finalists is an all-time school record as is its final team point total of 143.5. The 143.5 is the most points scored by one team at the tournament since Oklahoma State had 153 in 2005. By virtue of Alton’s third place finish, more than half (six) of Penn State’s line-up finished in the top three nationally. The Nittany Lions end the year as two-time reigning NCAA and Big Ten Champions. Penn State posted a 13-1 overall dual meet record and were the 2012 Big Ten Co-Regular Season Champions with a 7-1 conference mark. Penn State becomes only the fourth team in NCAA history to win back-to-back titles. The full season slate of live dual meet and tournament action was aired locally WRSC AM (1390 AM) with Friday evening duals being simulcast on WRSC FM (103.1 FM). Lock Haven’s WBPZ (1230 AM) will also carry the entire season live, WIEZ (670 AM) in Huntingdon/Lewistown carries all Sunday events. The regular season schedule of radio broadcasts will be streamed live at www.GoPSUsports.com as part of Penn State’s All-Access package. Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstatepat and on Penn State Wrestling’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2011-12 Penn State Wrestling season was presented by The Family Clothesline.

Megaludis exacted sweet revenge on No. 2 seed Zach Sanders of Minnesota in the national quarterfinals. The true freshman rolled to a 7-4 win thanks to three takedowns and an escape. Sanders downed Megaludis twice during the regular season by identical 6-2 scores. Megaludis bolted out to a 3-1 lead after two periods with an escape and takedown. In the third period, the Lion freshman dominated the action, taking Sanders down twice and picking up the win to become a true freshman All-American.

In the 2012 national final at 125, Megaludis met No. 1 Matt McDonough of Iowa. Megaludis battled McDonough through two even periods before the Hawkeye used a third period takedown to break a 1-1 tie. McDonough then rode Megaludis out and, with the riding time point, posted the 4-1 victory. Megaludis ends a superb true freshman run through the 2012 NCAA Championships with a 4-1 record, as a freshman All-American and as the 2012 National Runner-Up. He ends his first season of collegiate wrestling with a 28-8 overall record. 133: Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.), So. – 9-11 overall – Season Complete 1st Rd: LBF #1 Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State (2:06) Cns 1: W, 2-1 dec. Frank Lomas, CS-Bakersfield Cns 2: L, 9-19 maj. dec. #6 Devin Carter, Virginia Tech Sophomore Frank Martellotti made his NCAA Championship debut against the tournament’s No. 1 seed, Oklahoma State’s Jordan Oliver. Martellotti got taken down early by the top seed and then pinned at the 2:06 mark. The true sophomore rebounded in the first round of wrestle backs, getting a reversal in the third period to post an important 2-1 decision over UC-Bakersfield’s Frank Lomas. The win kept Martellotti alive and moved him into the second round of wrestle backs. Martellotti was then eliminated in the second round of consolations, suffering a 19-9 major decision to No. 6 Devin Carter of Virginia Tech. Martellotti went 1-2 in his first trip to NCAAs but picked up a key team point in the first round of consolations. 149: Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), Sr. – #1 seed – 33-0 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: W, 9-0 maj. dec. Chris Villalonga, Cornell 2nd Rd: W, 6-5 dec. Scott Sakaguchi, Oregon State Qtrs: W, 10-2 maj. dec. #8 Eric Grajales, Michigan Semis: W, 5-0 dec. Justin Accordino, Hofstra Finals: W, 4-1 dec. #7 Dylan Ness, Minnesota Top seed Frank Molinaro began his quest for an NCAA title and his fourth All-America honor with a dominating 9-0 major over Cornell’s Chris Villalonga at 149. Molinaro recorded three takedowns, an escape, a stall point and a riding time point off 4:07 in time to coast to the win.

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PENNNCAA 2011 STATECHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING RECAP In the second round, Molinaro battled through a tough match-up with Oregon State’s Scott Sakaguchi. The Nittany Lion senior used a solid 2:27 riding time edge for the decisive point in a 6-5 win to more into the quarterfinals. Molinaro became Penn State’s fifth four-time All-American with a dominating 10-2 major decision over No. 8 Eric Grajales of Michigan. The Nittany Lion senior broke open a close match with a takedown and two near fall points in the second and then two more takedowns, an escape and riding time in the third. Molinaro heads to the national semifinals and joins Nittany Lion greats Greg Elinsky, Jim Martin, Sanshiro Abe and Phil Davis as a four-time All-American. Molinaro then dominated Hofstra’s Justin Accordino in the national semifinals. Molinaro notched a first period takedown and a third period reversal while rolling up a whopping 4:03 in riding time to coast to the 5-0 decision. The victory moved him into his second straight national championship match. In the national final, Molinaro took on No. 7 Dylan Ness of Minnesota, meeting the talented Gopher for the fourth time this season. Molinaro fought off one early Ness shot and then tried to connect on multiple single legs in the first period before finally breaking through for a takedown with :20 left. Riding the 2-0 lead into the third period, he escaped to a 3-1 lead and then rode Ness for most of the third period to build up 1:50 in riding time and post the 4-1 win. Already Penn State’s fifth four-time All-American, Molinaro is now Penn State’s latest NCAA Champion. He finished 8th, 5th, 2nd and 1st at NCAAs and closes out a perfect senior season with a 33-0 record, giving him a 121-29 career mark. He leaves Penn State as one of the greatest wrestlers in school history and tied for 8th all-time on Penn State’s career win list. Molinaro’s 5-0 run through this year’s tourney gives him 17 wins in the NCAA tournament, tied for fourth all-time in school history. 157: Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), Fr. – #7 seed – 30-6 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: W, 12-4 maj. dec. Jake O’Hara, Columbia 2nd Rd: W, 2-1 dec. #10 Anthony Jones, Michigan State Qtrs: L, 1-3 (sv) #2 Derek St. John, Iowa Cns 4: W, 6-3 dec. Joshua Kreimier, Air Force Cns 5: W, 4-3 dec. #11 James Green, Nebraska Cns Semis: W, 7-5 (sv2) dec. #5 Ganbayar Sanjaa, American 3rd Place: W, 6-2 dec. #3 Jason Welch, Northwestern Red-shirt freshman Dylan Alton made his NCAA Championship debut in fine fashion with a dominating 12-4 major over Columbia’s Jake O’Hara. Alton rolled up 3:01 in riding time for the important team bonus point. In the second round, Alton used a strong third period ride to build up a riding time edge and grab an important 2-1 win over No. 10 Anthony Jones of Michigan State. Each wrestler had an escape and Alton’s 1:14 in riding time provided the difference as the Lion freshman moved into the quarterfinals. Alton battled No. 2 Derek St. John into sudden victory once again in the quarters. In the extra period, the Lion freshman got in on a single against the Hawkeye but St. John countered, rolled through and picked up the 3-1 sudden victory decision. Alton, still one win from All-America status, moved into the consolation fourth round. In the ‘round of 12’, Alton used a takedown in each of the first two periods to roll to an impressive 6-3 win over Air Force’s Joshua Kreimier, earning All-America status as a freshman and keeping his quest for third place alive. Alton added an escape and a riding time point for the victory and joins Nico Megaludis as Penn State’s newest freshmen All-Americans. Alton then used a late third period takedown to post a key 4-3 win over No. 11 James Green of Nebraska, earning a trip to the consolation semifinals and keeping a third place finish within reach. Alton got his takedown with less than :30 left and then rode Green out for the victory. In the consolation semifinals Saturday morning, Alton met No. 5 Ganbayar Sanjaa of American. For the second straight bout, Alton went to extra time and once again, proved the victor. The Lion freshman used a swift low double in the second sudden victory period to notch a 7-5 (sv2) win over Sanjaa and move into the third place bout. Alton took on No. 3 Jason Welch of Northwestern for third, closing out Penn State’s medal round activity. The Nittany Lion freshman took care of the Wildcat, using two takedowns, an escape and 1:23 in riding time to roll to a 6-2 win. The victory closed out Alton’s inaugural NCAA tourney run with a 7-1 mark and a third place finish, well above his No. 7 seed. 165: David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), So. – #1 seed – 32-0 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: WBF over Corey Lear, Bucknell (1:40) 2nd Rd: WBF over Brandon Wright, UT-Chattanooga (1:51) Qtrs: WBF over #8 Robert Kokesh, Nebraska (0:29) Semis: WBF over #4 Bekzod Abdurakhmonov, Clarion (4:46) Finals: W, 22-7 tech. fall over #11 Brandon Hatchett, Lehigh (TF; 5:55) Top-seed David Taylor opened up his run towards NCAA glory with a quick pin of Bucknell’s Corey Lear. Taylor notched an early takedown and the turned the Bison to his shoulders for a quick first period fall at the 1:40 mark. Taylor needed just :11 more seconds in his second round match-up. Taylor turned another first period takedown into a pin, getting the fall at the 1:51

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mark over UT-Chattanooga’s Brandon Wright. Taylor’s second straight pin moved him into the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, Taylor needed less than a half a minute to become a twotime All-American. The Nittany Lion sophomore used a low single against No. 8 Robert Kokesh of Nebraska to take the Husker to the mat. He then quickly locked up a cradle and decked the Husker for a pin at the :29 mark, moving into the national semifinals. In the semifinals, Taylor made it four-for-four in pins, getting a fall over No. 4 Bekzod Abdurakhmo of Clarion at the 4:46 mark. Taylor was in the middle of a blistering second period that saw him collect three takedowns before turning the Golden Eagle to his back and getting his fourth straight pin. The victory moved Taylor into his second straight national title bout. In the finals, Taylor met No. 11 Brandon Hatchett of Lehigh. Closing out one of the most dominant performances in NCAA tournament history, Taylor put on a takedown clinic in rolling to a 22-7 technical fall at the 5:55 mark. The Nittany Lion sophomore notched three first period takedowns to lead 6-2 after one period. After choosing down to start the second, Taylor reversed Hatchett, cut him loose, took him down again and added two near fall points to lead 12-3 after two. The third period was a blistering display of takedowns as Taylor rolled up five takedowns to post the technical fall and finish a national championship run with a 5-0 record that included four pins and a technical fall. Taylor ends a perfect sophomore season with a 32-0 record. He heads into his junior year as a two-time All-American with a 70-1 record. 174: Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), So. – #1 seed ��� 31-0 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: WBF over Jim Resnick, Rider (1:43) 2nd Rd: WBF over Dorian Henderson, Missouri (1:25) Qtrs: W, 11-4 dec. #9 Nick Heflin, Ohio State Semis: W, 16-1 tech fall over #4 Logan Storley, Minnesota (TF; 6:38) Finals: W, 13-2 maj. dec. #3 Nick Amuchastegui, Stanford Top-seed Ed Ruth began his quest for an NCAA crown with a quick pin over Rider’s Jim Resnick. Ruth turned his second takedown of the first period into a cradle and got the fall at the 1:42 mark. Ruth needed even less time in his second round match-up with Missouri’s Dorian Henderson. The Lion sophomore turned a first period takedown into a quick cradle and got the fall at the 1:25 mark, moving into the quarterfinals. Ruth joined Taylor as a two-time All-American with a dominating 11-4 win over Ohio State’s Nick Heflin, the No. 9 seed. The Lion used three takedowns, stall points and 2:45 of riding time to roll to the win and into the national semifinals.

In the semifinals, Ruth dominated No. 4 Logan Storley in a rematch of the Big Ten Championship, won by Ruth two weekends ago. The Lion sophomore used two early takedowns and a three-point near fall to open up a big lead heading into the third period. In the third, Storley took down and Ruth made him pay by turning him for two three-point near falls and then tacking on a final takedown for the 16-1 technical fall at the 6:38 mark. In the finals, Ruth met No. 3 Nick Amuchastegui of Stanford. Getting revenge for an injury default loss in the national quarters last year, Ruth dominated the Stanford wrestler from start to finish, rolling to a 13-2 major decision and become Penn State’s third national champion of the night. Ruth used a takedown, two near fall points and an escape to bolt out to a 5-2 lead after one period. He added an escape and a takedown in the second to lead 8-3 and then, after Amuchastegui chose neutral, notched a takedown, two near fall points and a rideout to roll to the major. He ended the match with 3:39 in riding time. Ruth ends a simply dominating title run with a 5-0 mark, including two pins, a technical fall and the major in the title bout. The undefeated run gives him a 31-0 mark to close out the year. He heads into his sophomore season as a two-time All-American with a 69-2 record.

In a rematch of last year’s national title bout, Wright once again defeated No. 2 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh. The Nittany Lion junior notched a first period takedown and a second period escape and held on for a hard-fought 3-2 win, moving to the national finals to defend his title. Wright took on No. 4 Steve Bosak of Cornell in the finals. Wright and Bosak battled through a scoreless first period and then the Lion junior chose down to start the second stanza. Wright worked his way to a reversal but Bosak was able to escape with around :20 on the clock, cutting the lead to 2-1 after two. Bosak then chose down to start the third period and escaped to tie the score. Wright pressured Bosak constantly throughout the match and, in particular, the third period. But Bosak was able to back away from the Lion and kill the clock in the third period, sending the match to sudden victory. Bosak then notched the decisive takedown midway through the period to post the 4-2 (sv) win. Wright ends the tournament with a 4-1 mark, earning national runner-up honors. He leaves St. Louis as Penn State’s 20th three-time All-American after a 30-4 season and heads into his junior year with an 84-23 record. 197: Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), Fr. – 18-10 overall – Season Complete 1st Rd: W, 9-3 dec. Taylor Meeks, Oregon State 2nd Rd: L, 7-22 tech fall #1 Cam Simaz, Cornell (TF; 7:00) Cons Rd 2: L, 3-8 dec. Andrew Campolattano, Ohio State True freshman Morgan McIntosh made his first NCAA Championship appearance against Oregon State’s Taylor Meeks. McIntosh turned the Beaver to his back twice in the third period for three-point near falls and rolled to a 9-3 win in his NCAA tournament debut. In the second round, the true freshman ran into top seeded Cornell senior Cam Simaz and suffered a 22-7 tech fall defeat at the 7:00 mark on riding time. The loss sent McIntosh into the consolation second round. McIntosh met Ohio State’s Andrew Campolattano for the third time this season in the second round of consolations. After defeating the Buckeye twice during the year, the Nittany Lion true freshman suffered an 8-3 setback and ended his tournament with a 1-2 record, picking up key team points with a first round win. 285: Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio.), Sr. – #6 seed – 28-6 overall – Season Complete 1st Rd: W, 17-2 tech fall over Quintas McCorkle, Clarion (TF; 7:00) 2nd Rd: W, 8-2 dec. Maciej Jochym, Cornell Qtrs: L, 0-7 dec. #3 Clayton Jack, Oregon State Con 4: L, 4-7 dec. Nick Gwiazdowski, Binghamton Senior Cameron Wade, the No. 6 seed at heavyweight, began the 2012 NCAA Championships with a superb 17-2 technical fall over Clarion’s Quintas McCorkle. Wade picked up a last second takedown and, with the riding time point, picked up the tech fall at the 7:00 mark for 1.5 team bonus points. In the second round, Wade used a six point first period to roll to an 8-2 win over Cornell’s Maciej Jochym. The Lion senior notched a takedown, two back points and a reversal in the first period and then a reversal in the third to roll into the quarterfinals. Wade then fell to No. 3 Clayton Jack of Oregon State in the quarterfinals. The Lion senior fell victim to two takedowns and a reversal and shifted down to the consolation rounds still one win from All-America stats. In the ‘round of 12’, Wade fell victim to a third period reversal and dropped a hard-fought 7-4 decision to Binghamton’s Nick Gwiazdowski. The Lion senior fell just one win shy of All-America status for the second straight year. He ends his senior season with a 28-6 overall record and leaves Penn State with a 94-39 career record.

184: Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), Jr. – #6 seed – 30-4 overall – ALL-AMERICAN 1st Rd: W, 11-0 maj. dec. Thomas Ferguson, North Carolina 2nd Rd: W, 10-2 maj. dec. #11 Ben Clymer, Hofstra Qtrs: WBF #3 Ben Bennett, Central Michigan (2:35) Semis: W, 3-2 dec. #2 Robert Hamlin, Lehigh Finals: vs. L, 2-4 (sv) dec. #4 Steve Bosak, Cornell Defending National Champion Quentin Wright began the defense of his NCAA title with a resounding 11-0 major decision over North Carolina’s Thomas Ferguson. Wright used a late takedown and three near fall points to collect the bonus point. Wright then hammered No. 11 Ben Clymer of Hofstra in the second round, using a late takedown and 2:28 in riding time to post a 10-2 major decision and move into the quarterfinals. The major also added important bonus points to the Lions’ tally. The Nittany Lion junior then thrilled the Scottrade Center in the quarterfinals, hitting a standing cradle against No. 3 Ben Bennett of Central Michigan and working nearly 1:30 to get the sizzling first period pin at the 2:35 mark. The pin makes Wright Penn State’s 20th three-time All-American and moved him into the national semifinals.

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PENN STATE’S STATE WRESTLING BIG TEN CHAMPIONS Sanshiro

Dave

Troy

ABE

HART

SUNDERLAND

Cary

Kerry

John

KOLAT

McCOY

HUGHES

Russ

John

Jeremy

HUGHES

LANGE

HUNTER

Glenn

Scott

Eric

PRITZLAFF

MOORE

BRADLEY

Phil

Cyler

Andrew

DAVIS

SANDERSON

LONG

Frank

Ed

David

MOLINARO

RUTH

TAYLOR

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134 pounds 1994

150 pounds 1996

174 pounds 1999

197 pounds 2006, 2008

149 pounds 2011, 2012

Quentin

WRIGHT

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167 pounds 1993

Heavyweight 1994, 1995, 1997

158 pounds 1998

141 pounds 2003

157 pounds 2010

174 pounds 2011, 2012

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150 pounds 1993

142 pounds 1995

125 pounds 1999

184 pounds 2004, 2005

133 pounds 2011

157 pounds 2011, 2012

19 NITTANY LIONS HAVE CLAIMED 28 INDIVIDUAL BIG TEN TITLES, INCLUDING 3 LAST YEAR!

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TOP FINISHES

TEAM HIGHS/LOWS

Total Champions: 28 (19 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.)

Highest Finish:1st; 2011, 2012 Lowest Finish: 10th; 2001 Top Three Finishes: 8 Highest Point Total: 149.0; 2012 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 Fewest Placers: 4; 1995 Most NCAA Qualifiers: 10; 1993 & 1997 Fewest NCAA Qualifiers: 4; 1995

Three-Time Champions: Sanshiro Abe (1993, 94 & 96) Kerry McCoy (1994, 95 & 97) Champions: Sanshiro Abe (1993, 94 & 96) Eric Bradley (2004 & 05) 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) Cyler Sanderson (2010) Troy Sunderland (1993) David Taylor (2011, 12) Quentin Wright (2011) 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: 12th

1995: 6th 1998: 2nd 2001: 10th 2004: 5th 2007: 4th 2010: 5th

HOST SITE Bryce Jordan Center 1998 Bryce Jordan Center 2009

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-)

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Big Ten Wrestler of the Year Cary Kolat (134) Jeremy Hunter (125) David Taylor (157) David Taylor (165)

1994 2000 2011 2012

Big Ten Freshman of the Year Jeremy Hunter (118) Jamarr Billman (149) Matt Storniolo (149) David Taylor (157)

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Big Ten Coach of the Year John Fritz Troy Sunderland Cael Sanderson Cael Sanderson

1998 2003 2011 2012

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

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PENN STATE IN WRESTLING THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS NCAA HIGHLIGHTS National Champions (25) 1935 1952 1953 1955 1955 1957 1971 1972 1975 1984 1988 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1999 2000 2008 2011 2012

.......................... 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

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1st:...................... Carl DeStefanis, 1984 ............................ Jeff Prescott, 1991-92 1st:........................Jeremy Hunter, 2000 2nd: .................... Nico Megaludis, 2012 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: ..................... Dan Vallimont, 2010 1st:............................. Joe Lemyre, 1952 ...........................Andy Matter, 1971-72 1st:................................. Ed Ruth, 2012 1st:........................Glenn Pritzlaff, 1999

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...................................... 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

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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 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 Quentin Wright, 2010-prsnt. ......... 13-4 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 Ed Ruth, 2010-Prnt. ...................... 11-1 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 David Taylor, 2010-Prsnt. ................. 9-1

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Ed Ruth, 2011-12 91.7...... 11-1 Andy Matter, 70-72 91.7...... 11-1 David Taylor, 2011-12 90.0........ 9-1 Jeff Prescott, 90-92 88.2...... 15-2 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 Jim Martin, 86-89 81.8...... 18-4 Sanshiro Abe, 93-96 81.8...... 18-4 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 Quentin Wright, 2010-12 76.5...... 13-4 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 (45) 1st 1953, 2011, 2012 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. 107.5 3. 97.75 4. 89.25 5. 87.50 6. 78.50 7. 75.00 8. 71.50 9. 70.50 70.50 11. 67.50 12. 65.00 13. 62.00 14. 60.50 15. 57.50 16. 57.00 17. 54.00 18. 53.50 19. 49.00 20. 47.25

2012 (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) 1986 (5th)

Howard Johnston ................ 165

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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. 94

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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

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2012 6 Frank Molinaro ............. 149 Ed Ruth ........................ 174 David Taylor ................. 149 Nico Megaludis ............. 125 Quentin Wright ............ 184 Dylan Alton .................. 157

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Cael Sanderson and the Nittany Lions won their second straight NCAA team title live on the ESPN family of networks last year.

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ALL-AMERICAN HISTORY 4-Time All-Americans (5) Greg

Frank

ELINSKY

MOLINARO

1938-1987

Jim

MARTIN

1985-1989

Sanshiro

2009-2012

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

ABE

1993-1996

3-Time All-Americans (20 including the four-timers)

Phil

DAVIS

2005-2008

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 Scott Lynch: 6th (126), 1982; 4th (126), 1983; 1st (134), 1984

Ken Chertow: 3rd (126), 1987; 3rd (118), 1988; 6th (118), 1989 Andy Voit: 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 Quentin Wright: 6th (174), 2009; 1st (184), 2011; 2nd (184), 2012

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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 mark in one of Penn State’s winningest dual meet eras. 1968 - Penn State hosts the NCAA Champion-ships 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. 2003 - Heavyweight Kerry McCoy wins a fourth U.S. National Freestyle title and wins a silver medal at the World Championships.

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 - 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. All-time, 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.

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 become 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.

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. - Andrew Long and Ed Ruth finish third at 133 and 174 respectively, the duo wrapping 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, tieing 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.

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PENNAND EIWA STATE EWL WRESTLING CHAMPIONS EIWA CHAMPIONS 1974

1973

1972

126 158 Hwt. 126 142 167 177

Fritz, John Villecco, Jerry Getty, Charles Fritz, John Snyder, Barry Villecco, Jerry Brenneman, Dan

167 Hwt.

Matter, Andy Joyner, Dave

150 158 167 Hwt.

Stone, Don Frantz, Clyde Matter, Andy Joyner, Dave

1970

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

1971

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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EWL CHAMPIONS 1976

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

PENN STATE 2012-13 2011–12 NITTANY • NITTANY LION LION WRESTLING WRESTLING• 2X • 2011 BIG TEN BIG CHAMPIONS TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X•NCAA 2011CHAMPIONS NCAA CHAMPIONS

RECORD BOOK SINGLE SEASON

CAREER

VICTORIES 1. 54 2. 47 3. 44 4. 43

MATCHES WRESTLED 1. 184 Josh Moore, ‘01-04 2. 168 Jim Martin, ‘86-89 168 Kerry McCoy, ‘92-97 4. 162 Greg Elinsky, ‘83-87 5. 158 Doc Vecchio, ‘00-03 Clint Musser, ‘94, 96-99 7. 154 Ken Chertow, ‘85, 87-89 Jason Suter, ‘88-91 9. 151 Adam Smith, ‘02-05 151 Scott Moore, ‘00, ‘02- 03 11. 150 Frank Molinaro, ‘09-12 12. 149 Mark Becks, ‘00-03 Eric Brugel, ‘82-84, 86 John Hughes, ‘92, 94-96 15. 144 Andy Voit, ‘85, 87-89 16. 143 Dan Vallimont, ‘07-10 17. 142 John Hanrahan, ‘79-82 19. 140 Jeremy Hunter, ‘96-00 Sanshiro Abe, ‘93-96 20. 139 Tim Flynn, ‘83, 85-87

7.

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 9. 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 Quentin Wright, 2012 Ed Ruth, 2011 Shawn Nelson, 1992

SHUTOUTS (16) (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.

VICTORIES 1. 155 2. 150 3. 146 4. 138 5. 125 6. 123 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

121 121 116 115 114 112 110 108

17. 18. 19.

107 106 105

FALLS 1. 53 2. 34 4. 6. 7.

32 32 31 30

9. 29 10. 28 11. 26 26 12. 25 13. 24

15.

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 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

Josh Moore, ‘01-04 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 Quentin Wright, ‘09,’11-Prsnt. Shawn Nelson, ‘90, 92-94 John Lange, ‘94-98 DeWitt Driscoll, ‘03-06 Jerry White, ‘74-77

23

20. 21

Ed Ruth, ‘11-Prsnt. David Taylor, ‘11-Prsnt. Bob Bury, ‘79-81, 83 Gary Kaschak, ‘82, 84-86 Shawn Nelson, ‘90, 92-93 Sanshiro Abe, ‘93-96 Johnston Oberly, ‘59-61 Greg Haladay, ‘86-87,89-90 Jeff Prescott, ‘89-92

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. 48 Carl DeStefanis, ‘81-84 Ken Chertow, ‘85, 87-89 Bob Truby, ‘88-92 Brad Pataky, 2006-11 18. 47 Cameron Wade, ‘09-12 Dan Mayo, ‘84, 86-88 Andy Voit, ‘85, 87-89 Jake Strayer, ‘06-09 DUAL MEET WINNING % (MINIMUM 15 MATCHES) 1. 100.0 David Taylor (33-0), ‘11-Prsnt. Andy Matter (33-0), ‘70-72 Ed Ruth (30-0), ‘11-Prsnt. David Taylor (19-0), ‘11-Prsnt. 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 OVERALL WINNING % (MINIMUM 30 MATCHES) 1. 98.6 David Taylor (70-1), ‘11-Prsnt. 3. 97.2 Ed Ruth (69-2), ‘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) Frank Molinaro, ‘11-12 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) Frank Molinaro, ‘11-12 1.000 (14-0) David Taylor, ‘11-12 1.000 (14-0) Dan Mayo, ‘86-87 1.000 (11-0) Ed Ruth, ‘11-12 1.000 (11-0) Sanshiro Abe, ‘95-96 1.000 (10-0) Steve Sefter, ‘81-82 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. 33-1 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

PENN STATE 2012-13 2011–12 NITTANY • NITTANY LION LION WRESTLING WRESTLING• 2X • 2011 BIG TEN BIG CHAMPIONS TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X•NCAA 2011CHAMPIONS NCAA CHAMPIONS

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.

NWCA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR Rich Lorenzo, 1992 John Fritz, 1993 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

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-America honors, five individual national champions and 11 NCAA finalists. He guided Penn State to 11-straight EWL conference titles from 1982-92, two national dual team championships (1987 & 1991), was named EWL Coach of the Year six times, 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

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, tieing 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, Sander-

son 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, helping Penn State to become just the fourth team in NCAA history to win back-to-back titles. In three years as Penn State’s coach, Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to two-straight conference titles, two straight national titles, collected 14 All-Americans, three national champions, two Gorriaran winners, one NCAA tourney OW 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 3

W 40 5 7 14 13 191 12 127 188 87 115 43

L 7 0 2 4 1 56 9 22 64 33 90 8

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 .830

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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 1989 1988 1987 1985 Totals Year

Won Lost Tie 19 8 0 35 7 1 35 7 2 26 14 0 115 36 3 Won Lost Tie

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd 3rd

NCAA 6th 3rd 3rd DNP

Conf.

NCAA

McCOY

MUSSER

DeSTEFANIS

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

1984 1983 1982 1981 Totals Year

Conf. 4th 3rd DNC 7th

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

Sanshiro

ABE

Won Lost Tie 31 5 0 33 3 0 36 9 0 21 9 2 121 26 2

Conf. 1st 2nd 1st 1st

NCAA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 Totals

Conf.

NCAA

1999-2003

NCAA 8th 5th 2nd 1st

2003 2002 2000 Totals

54 30 28 112

9 14 6 29

0 0 0 0

1st 4th 7th

4th DNP DNP

Conf. 1st 1st 1st DNP

NCAA 2nd 3rd DNP DNP

MAYO

1984-1988

Conf. 5th 1st 3rd 3rd

NCAA 2nd 1st 7th DNP

Year 1988 1987 1986 1984 Totals

Won Lost Tie 34 2 1 33 1 0 26 5 1 17 6 1 110 14 3

Phil

Pat

DAVIS

CUMMINS

2005-2008

1993-1996

1st DNP DNP DNP

MOORE

1992-1996

NCAA 3rd 2nd 2nd 7th

1st 1st 1st DNP

Dan

ELINSKY

Conf. 1st 1st 1st 2st

39 1 1 30 2 0 30 7 0 15 6 0 114 16 1 Won Lost Tie

Scott

2009-2012

John

Won Lost Tie 29 0 0 32 4 0 35 3 0 29 8 0 125 15 0

NCAA 2nd 5th DNP DNP

MOLINARO

Greg

Won Lost Tie 38 3 1 37 2 2 28 5 0 35 6 1 138 16 4

1981-1984

Frank

1938-1987

102

Conf. 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd

Carl

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

Clint

MOORE

Year 1987 1986 1985 1984 Totals

1985-1988

Kerry

Josh

Year 2004 2003 2002 2001 Totals

CHERTOW

1997-2000

1993-1997

Year 1997 1995 1994 1993 Totals

Ken

Jim

Won Lost Tie 26 1 0 28 5 0 25 4 0 37 10 0 116 20 0

Conf. 1st 4th 1st 4th

2000-2004

NCAA 1st 5th 2nd 7th

Year 2004 2003 2002 2001 Totals

Won Lost Tie 38 5 0 38 9 0 13 12 0 19 11 0 108 37 0

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Conf. 2nd 3rd 7th DNP

NCAA 2nd 4th DNP DNP

THE 100-WIN CLUB Eric

Dan

VALLIMONT

Won Lost Tie 22 12 0 32 3 0 24 12 0 30 8 0 108 35 0

Conf. 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd

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 Won Lost Tie

Conf. 2nd 6th 6th DNP

NCAA 7tth DNP DNP DNP

Conf.

NCAA

Year 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 Totals

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd DNP

NCAA 2nd 2nd 4th DNP

Won Lost Tie 27 5 2 39 8 0 17 8 1 9 3 1 9 3 0 101 27 4

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd DNC DNC

NCAA 4th 5th DNP DNC DNC

1985-1989

1995-1999

0 0 0 0 0

1st 3rd 6th 6th

1st 7th DNP DNP

Year 1989 1988 1987 1985 Totals

Tim

Conf. 1st 3rd 1st 2nd

Conf. 1st 1st 2nd DNP

1987-1991

NCAA 7th DNP DNP DNP

Year 1991 1990 1989 1988 Totals

Won Lost Tie 29 12 0 29 11 1 25 13 0 18 16 0 101 52 1

Conf. 5th 2nd 6th 2nd

John

Biff

HANRAHAM

WALIZER

1979-1982

Won Lost Tie 33 8 0 33 6 0 19 10 1 20 9 1 105 33 2

NCAA 7th 5th 4th DNP

SUTER

1983-1987

Won Lost Tie 30 10 1 33 9 0 30 7 1 12 6 0 105 22 2

Won Lost Tie 32 6 2 21 7 1 30 6 3 18 18 0 101 37 6

Jason

FLYNN

Year 1982 1981 1980 1979 Totals

Won Lost Tie 30 2 0 25 3 2 33 5 1 12 3 0 100 13 3

VOIT

PRITZLAFF

Year 1987 1986 1985 1983 Totals

Year 1993 1992 1991 1989 Totals

Andy

Glenn

3 8 6 12 29

NCAA DNP 8th DNP DNP

1988-1992

1993-2003

27 18 34 27 106

Conf. 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd

TRUBY

BECKS

1999 1998 1997 1995 Totals

Won Lost Tie 28 10 1 29 12 0 24 11 0 22 12 0 103 45 1

1989-1993

Bob

Mark

Year 2003 2002 2001 2000 Totals Year

SUNDERLAND

1982-1986

2007-2010 Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 Totals

Troy

BRUGEL

Conf. 1st 1st 3rd 3rd

NCAA 5th 8th DNP DNP

1996-1999

NCAA 5th 3rd DNP DNP

Year 1999 1998 1997 1996 Totals

Won Lost Tie 33 14 0 20 20 0 16 12 0 32 15 0 101 61 0

Conf. 7th 2nd 3nd 3rd

NCAA 8th DNP DNP DNP

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PENN STATEAND FREESTYLE WRESTLING GRECO 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 boasts a 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 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) 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)

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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) 1999 KERRY McCOY World Cup (Gold medal); U.S. National team member 1998 Sanshiro Abe Japanese World Freestyle Team (125.5) KERRY McCOY World Freestyle Championships, 4th (286) U.S. World Team Trials Champion (286) Goodwill Games Silver Medalist (286) 1997 National Espoir Freestyle Team Championship 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) 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) GREG ELINSKY U.S. Open Nat. Freestyle Champion (180) DAVE HART University Freestyle Nat. Champion (180) RUSS HUGHES National Espoir Freestyle Champion (149.5) SHAWN NELSON University Freestyle Nat. Champion (125.5) 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 1995 Asian Freestyle Champion (125.5) Andrew Alton 2011 University Nationals Champion (66 kg) Chris Bevilacqua 1983 National Espoir Freestyle Champion (163) John Bove 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) 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) 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) 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 Ross Thatcher

2010 University Nationals Champion (70 kg) 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) 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) 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) Cael Sanderson 2011 U.S. World Championship Team Troy Sunderland 1990 World Cup (Gold Medal, Espoir) 1993 U.S. Grand Prix 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

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN

Sanshiro Abe 1993 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic First-Team Mark Becks 2003 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) 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 1984 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship 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 Pete Mielnik 2002 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) 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) Marc Padwe 1991 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) Glenn Pritzlaff 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) 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 1997 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic (HM) 1999 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)

1993 (7) Sanshiro Abe, Tony Bobulinski, James Burrell, Justin Forney, Dave Hart, Matt Postlethwait, Greg Troxell

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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 1998 (8) Andrew Butville, Matt Calabretta, James Graff, Eddie Jayne, Clint Musser, Glenn Pritzlaff, Andrew Stolbach, Biff Walizer 1999 (7) Andrew Butville, Brett Calabretta, Matt Calabretta, Jeff Knupp, Jason Kruk, Glenn Pritzlaff, Biff Walizer 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

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HONOR ROLL 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 1997

(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

Rec Hall was SRO for nearly every dual last season and is sure to be a near-impossible ticket to get in 2012-13!

NWCA EUROPEAN TOURS 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

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

Penn State’s dual win over Michigan last year clinched a share of the 2012 Big Ten Dual Meet Championship.

Heavyweight Cameron Wade was a three-time NCAA qualifier for Penn State.

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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 4 14 1 7 10 1 7 1 6 63 34 38 1 1 27 16 3 6 3 2 1 2 50 5 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 25 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 13 15 1 34 24 1 7 1 6 100 38 42 1 1 51 25 3 20 6 2 1 2 86 14 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

15 2 14 5 1 0 21 52 2 13 11 2 16 10 49 16 1 1 1 8 1 5 2 1 4 28 1 5 2 12 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

26 2 26 18 1 1 24 67 2 18 13 2 16 11 58 17 1 1 1 8 1 5 2 1 4 35 1 7 2 20 4 1

TEAM TITLES WON NCAA CHAMPIONS: 1953, 2011, 2012

BIG TEN CHAMPIONS: 2011, 2012

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 Total

17 13 842

1 1 297

1 0 37

1st (107.5) 1st (143.0) (72.7%)

Koll

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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

33-0 29-0 20-5 16-11 22-5 18-9 22-3 1st

W W W W 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

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

1913 (5-0) 1926 (6-1)

Alfred U. of Penn Syracuse Cornell Layfayette Navy Ohio U. E.I.W.A.

1914 (5-0)

1915 (4-1)

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)

110

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.

1929 (6-0) Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb.23 Mar. 2 Mar. 9 Mar. 15-16

20-3 18.5-4.5 23-0 17-6 8-19 17-8 8-17 3rd

W W W W L W L

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

W W W W L T

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 1937 (6-1) Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Feb. 1 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 12-13

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

W W W L L W W

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

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

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

L W W W W W W

1947 (3-4) Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Mar. 1 Mar. 14-15 1948 (2-3-2) Jan. 10 Jan. 17 Jan. 24 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 12-13

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

L L W W W T W

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

T L W W L W W W

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

W W L W W W W W

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

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

13-19 27-5 16-14 24-8 33-3 29-3 17-13 17-13 1st 3rd

L W W W W W W W

W W T W L W L

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

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 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

20-6 19-7 21-9 22-6 24-6 9-19 8-22 28-0 2nd 3rd

W W W W W L L W

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

W W L W W W L

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

W W W W W W W L

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

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

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

W L W W L W W L

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

W W W W W W W W T W

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

W W L L W W L L W W

1959 (5-3) Dec. 13 Jan. 10 Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 13-14

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

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

W W L W W L W T L W

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

L W L W W W L L W

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

W W L W W W W W W W W

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

W W W W W W W W L W W L W W W

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

W W W W L L L L W L W W W L

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

L W W L W T L W L L W W W W W L W

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

W W W W W W W W W W W W

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

W L W W W W W W W W W W

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

L L W W W W W W W L T L

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

PENN STATE 2012-13 2011–12 NITTANY • NITTANY LION LION WRESTLING WRESTLING• 2X • 2011 BIG TEN BIG CHAMPIONS TEN CHAMPIONS • 2X•NCAA 2011CHAMPIONS NCAA CHAMPIONS

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Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Feb.14 Feb.20 Feb.21

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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1999-2000 (6-11) Nov. 21 at Lehigh 19-16 Dec. 4 Edinboro 19-14 Dec. 11 at Pennsylvania 22-16 Dec. 12 at Navy 20-13 Jan. 7 at Oklahoma State 32-7 Jan. 14 Minnesota 29-9 Jan. 16 Michigan State 27-7 Jan. 22-23 Iowa State* 27-9 Wartburg* 40-(-1) Cornell* 19-14 Jan. 28 at Iowa 22-9 Feb. 4 at Indiana 28-9 Feb. 5 at Purdue 19-13 Feb. 11 at Ohio State 19-16 Feb. 13 Wisconsin 19-17 at Lock Haven 21-18 Feb. 18 Michigan 20-17 Big Tens 8th NCAA T-16th * National Dual Team Champion ships, State College, Pa. 2000-2001 (7-13) Dec 10 Clarion Dec 10. Navy Jan. 6 at Pittsburgh Jan. 6 at West Virginia Jan. 14 Lehigh Jan 20-21 Nebraska* Hofstra* Arizona State* Oklahoma* Lehigh* Jan. 26 Ohio State Jan. 28 Illinois Jan.31 Penn Jan. 31 Lock Haven Feb. 2 Northwestern Feb. 4 Iowa Feb. 9 at Wisconsin Feb. 11 at Minnesota Feb. 16 at Michigan Feb. 18 at Michigan State Big Tens NCAA * National Dual Team Championships, State College, Pa. 2001-2002 (6-12) Dec. 8 at Clarion Dec. 9 at #14 Edinboro Jan. 5 #20 Pittsburgh #8 West Virginia Jan. 6 at #10 Lehigh Jan. 11-12 vs. Appalachian St.* vs. Army* vs. #9 Missouri* vs. #18 Wisconsin* Jan. 27 INDIANA Feb. 1 at Northwestern Feb. 3 at #13 Illinois

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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

31-10 47-3 18-17 19-15 23-15 28-6 25-6 24-12 27-7 33-7 27-12 16-25 21-12 20-18 27-8 39-7 32-8 4th 9th

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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

34-3 28-11 33-0 21-18 35-10 37-2 13-19 31-9 22-16 11-24 13-27 19-22 25-9 18-15 15-18 20-14 26-13 33-6 35-8 7th 3rd

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

14-23 23-15 18-17 36-6 22-9 33-12 19-19 32-6 26-9 22-13 13-24 15-22 24-11 14-21 6-29 22-15 37-10 29-10 26-12 16-26

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2010-11 (17-1-1) Nov. 12 at Bloomsburg Nov. 14 #15 LEHIGH Nov. 21 vs. Harvard$ vs. West Virginia$ vs. #24 Rutgers$ Dec. 12 LOCK HAVEN Dec. 19 #22 OHIO STATE Dec. 29-30 Southern Scuffle Jan. 7 vs. VMI+ vs. Edinboro+ Jan. 8 vs. #23 Kent State+ vs. #15 Michigan+ Jan. 21 #22 PITTSBURGH Jan. 23 at Indiana Jan. 30 #8 IOWA Feb. 4 at Michigan State Feb. 6 at #13 Michigan Feb. 11 #20 ILLINOIS Feb. 13 at #5 Minnesota Feb. 18 #16 WISCONSIN Big Tens NCAA $ Sprawl and Brawl Duals Binghamton, N.Y. +Virginia Duals 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

5th 9th

41-3 21-17 45-0 40-3 22-10 48-0 42-3 T-1st 42-3 37-12 27-15 24-12 30-7 36-8 13-22 30-9 28-13 23-13 18-18 30-12 1st 1st

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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 Alton, Dylan, 2012 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 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 114

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 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 Civitts, J.P., 1934, 35 Clark, Walter, 1966, 67, 68 Closser, Ernest R., 1947, 48 Cole, C.H., 1932, 33, 34 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 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 Dodd-o, Jeff, 1981 Dodds, Matt, 2009 Doherty, Mike, 1981

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ALL-TIME LETTERMEN 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 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 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 Freas, Craig, 1967, 69 Frey, Donald E., 1951, 52, 53 Frey, Douglas E., 1952, 53, 54 Frey, Harold, 1945

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 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 Jones, Bob, 2001 Jones, T.A., 1913 Jones, W.B., 1922(SA) Joyner, Dave, 1970, 71, 72

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PENN STATE ALL-TIME LETTERMEN WRESTLING 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 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 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 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, 16 116

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 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 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 Morgan, Nate, 2011 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 P Packard, C.L, 1926, 27, 28 Packer, Wayne, 1975 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

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ALL-TIME LETTERMEN 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 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 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 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 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 Rumbaugh, S.S., 1924(ML), 25, 26 Runser, S.E., 1922 Ruth, Ed, 2011, 12 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 T Talbot, L.J., 1910 Taylor, Burdshall H., 1946 Taylor, David, 2011, 12 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 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

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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 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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2012-13 OPPONENTS/EVENTS INTRASQUAD DUAL (Rec Hall)

LOCK HAVEN (Rec Hall)

THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012 -- 7 P.M. Venue: Rec Hall Location: University Park, Pa. Format: Dual meet format, exhibition Contact for event: Patrick Donghia, Penn State Wrestling Email: pad11@psu.edu Phone: 814 865 1757

SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 34-4 Streak: W10 Last Meeting: W, 50-0 at Lock Haven (12/18/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 48-0 (12/12/10) Last Time at Lock Haven: W, 50-0 (12/18/12) Lock Haven Wrestling Contact: Doug Spatafore email: dspatafo@lhup.edu

LEHIGH (Rec Hall)

SOUTHERN SCUFFLE

FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012 -- 7 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 63-34-3 Streak: W2 Last Meeting: W, 24-12 at Lehigh (12/9/11)) Last time at Penn State: W, 21-17 (11/14/10) Last Time at Lehigh: W, 24-12 (12/9/11) Lehigh Wrestling Contact: Steve Lomangino email: sgl304@lehigh.edu

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1-2, 2013 -- Time TBA 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

NITTANY LION OPEN (Rec Hall)

MICHIGAN STATE (Rec Hall)

SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012 -- 8:30 A.M. Venue: Rec Hall Location: University Park, Pa. Format: Open Tournament, no team scoring Contact for event: Patrick Donghia, Penn State Wrestling Email: pad11@psu.edu Phone: 814 865 1757

SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 16-9 Streak: W7 Last Meeting: W, 33-6 at MSU (1/8/13) Last time at Penn State: W, 26-12 (2/12/10) Last Time at Michigan State: W, 33-6 (1/8/13) Michigan State Wrestling Contact: Nick McWherter ( email: mcwhert1@ath.msu.edu

at WEST VIRGINIA SUNDAY, NOV., 18, 2012 -- 2 P.M.. Series History: Penn State leads 28-7 Streak: W6 Last Meeting: W, 34-6 at Penn State (12/11/11)) Last time at Penn State: W, 34-6 (12/11/11) Last Time at West Virginia: W, 33-12 (12/11/09) West Virginia Wrestling Contact: Brian Kuppelweiser email: brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu

INDIANA (Rec Hall) SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 14-0-1 Streak: W1 Last Meeting: W, 36-8 at Indiana (1/23/11) Last time at Penn State: : W, 25-9 (1/27/08) Last Time at Indiana: W, 36-8 (1/23/11)) Indiana Wrestling Contact: Kyle Kuhlman email: kkuhlman@indiana.edu

WISCONSIN (Rec Hall) FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2013 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 12-8 Streak: W3 Last Meeting: W, 43-0 at Wisconsin (1/15/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 30-12 (2/18/11) Last Time at Wisconsin: W, 43-0 (1/15/12) Wisconsin Wrestling Contact: Anna Poulter-Hendrickson email: AP2@athletics.wisc.edu

at PURDUE SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2012 -- 1 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 11-1-1 Streak: T1 Last Meeting: T, 17-17 at Purdue (1/24/09) Last time at Penn State: W, 33-6 (2/17/08) Last Time at Purdue: T, 17-17 (1/24/09) Purdue Wrestling Contact: Tanner Lipsett email: tlipsett@purdue.edu

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RIDER (Rec Hall)

SUNDAY, JAN. 27, 2013 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Nebraska leads 8-5-1 Streak: W1 Last Meeting: W, 31-6 at Nebraska (2/3/13) Last time at Penn State: L, 13-21 (1/20/00) Last Time at Nebraska: W, 31-6 (2/3/13) Nebraska Wrestling Contact: Connor Stange email: cstange@huskers.com

SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2012 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 2-0 Streak: W2 Last Meeting: W, 41-0 at Virginia Duals (1/13/07)) Last time at Penn State: First meeting at PSU Last Time at Rider: none Rider Wrestling Contact: Bud Focht email: focht@rider.edu

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FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2013 -- 7 P.M. Series History: Illinois leads 9-4 Streak: W2 Last Meeting: W, 23-13 at Penn State (2/11/11) Last time at Penn State: W, 23-13 (2/11/11) Last Time at Illinois: L, 15-18 (2/3/08) Illinois Wrestling Contact: Taylor Beth Thomas email: tbthomas@illinois.edu

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2013 -- 2 P.M.. Series History: Penn State leads 16-0 Streak: W16 Last Meeting: W, 22-10 at Binghamton, N.Y. (11/21/10) Last time at Penn State: W, 39-0 (12/15/73) Last Time at Rutgers: W, 29-9 (12/16/72) Rutgers Wrestling Contact: Patrick Crawford email: pcrawford@scarletknights.com

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2013 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2013 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Iowa leads 25-7-2 Streak: W1 Last Meeting: W, 22-12 at Penn State (1/22/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 22-12 (1/22/12) Last Time at Iowa: L, 6-29 (1/29/10) Iowa Wrestling Contact: Chris Brewer email: Christopher-Brewer@uiowa.edu

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 9-10, 2013 -- Time TBA Venue: Assembly Hall (Illinois University Host) Location: Champaign, Ill. Format: Bracketed tournament with team scoring/national qualifier Contact for event: Taylor Beth Thomas, Purdue Wrestling contact Email: tbthomas@illinois.edu

at PITTSBURGH FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013, 7 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 52-12-3 Streak: W2 Last Meeting: W, 33-6 at Penn State (2/19/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 33-6 (2/19/12) Last Time at Pittsburgh: T, 19-19 (12/12/09) Pittsburgh Wrestling Contact: Jon Brennan email: jbrennan@athletics.pitt.edu

2013 NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 21-23, 2013 -- Time TBA Venue: Wells Fargo Arena (NCAA host) Location: Des Moines, Iowa Format: Bracketed tournament with team scoring PSU Contact for event: Patrick Donghia, Penn State Wrestling Email: pad11@psu.edu Phone: 814 865 1757

OHIO STATE (Rec Hall) SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013 -- 2 P.M. Series History: Penn State leads 15-11 Streak: W2 Last Meeting: W, 34-9 at Penn State (1/29/12) Last time at Penn State: W, 34-9 (1/29/12) Last Time at Ohio State: L, 14-21 (1/24/10) Ohio State Wrestling Contact: Danielle Warner email: warner238@osu.edu

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