A Successful Weekend on the West Coast

A Successful Weekend on the West Coast

To finish up a weekend on the west coast, No. 1 Penn State wrestled its way to a 31-12 win over No. 18 Stanford. The Nittany Lions won seven of the nine contested bouts, including three pins.

The dual started off with the 165-pound match. It was a hard fought battle for redshirt freshman Shakur Rasheed. He faced Stanford’s No. 6 Jim Wilson and kept the match close until the third period. It was tied 2-2 going into the third and Wilson chose down to start. He quickly escaped to a 3-2 lead, but Rasheed forced him into another stall warning– Wilson’s second– and tied things up at 3-3. Rasheed took one last shot at the end of the bout, which Wilson countered for a Cardinal takedown and added on a riding point to secure the 6-3 victory for Stanford.

Two bouts later and the Nittany Lions got their first pin. Senior No. 1 Morgan McIntosh pinned Stanford’s Boomer Fleming in 4:11 minutes and pushed Penn State ahead 13-3.

The other two pins came at the end of the dual from sophomore No. 2 Zain Retherford (6:35 minutes) and redshirt freshman No. 4 Jason Nolf (5:24 minutes).

It was Retherford’s third pin in the first four meets of this season.

The victory puts the Nittany Lions at 4-0. The team returns home this Sunday for the annual Nittany Lion Open tournament beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Rec Hall.


165: STAN #6 Jim Wilson dec. PSU Shakur Rasheed, 6-3
174: PSU #8 Bo Nickal maj. dec. STAN Keaton Subjeck, 12-4
184: PSU #14 Matt McCutcheon dec. STAN Garet Krohn, 6-3
197: PSU #1 Morgan McIntosh pinned STAN Boomer Fleming, WBF (4:11)
285: STAN Josh Marchak win by forfeit
125: PSU #4 Nico Megaludis dec. STAN #18 Connor Schram, 7-1
133: PSU #8 Jordan Conaway PSU dec. STAN Mason Pengilly, 10-4
141: STAN #4 Joey McKenna dec. PSU #5 Jimmy Gulibon, 7-3
149: PSU #2 Zain Retherford pinned STAN Paul Fox, WBF (6:35)
157: PSU #4 Jason Nolf pinned STAN Ryerson Dempsey, WBF (5:24)