Penn State Earns Dual Meet Champion Title

Penn State Earns Dual Meet Champion Title

With back-to-back wins over Michigan State and Illinois this past weekend, the Nittany Lions have clinched the title of dual meet champions. This is the sixth time Penn State has held the title and its fourth undefeated Big Ten season.

First, they rolled over Michigan State on Friday with a 37-10 win, then put up big points again on Sunday with a 39-9 win over No. 19 Illinois.

Penn State started from behind in the Michigan State match down 0-7 headed into the 141 bout. No. 2 Nick Lee picked up the pace with a major decision win, which Jarod Verkleeren matched at 149 and gave the Nittany Lions the lead.

No. 1 Jason Nolf, No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph and No. 1 Bo Nickal all pinned their opponents. No .1 Mark Hall won by disqualification after his opponent Drew Hughes got hit with 5 stalling calls. Mason Manville stepped in once again at 184 and dropped his match against No. 15 Cameron Caffey. Then heavyweight No.3 Anthony Cassar finished the night with a tech fall in just over six minutes.

Sunday was a similar story. Scott Stossel stepped up at 133 with a close decision win. Then the bonus point wins began. Nick Lee and Bo Nickal had tech falls. Brady Berge and Vincenzo Joseph notched majors. Anthony Cassar and Mark Hall locked up pins, and Jason Nolf won by injury default.

For the final regular dual meet of the season, Penn State will host University at Buffalo in Rec Hall and celebrate Senior Day on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Rec Hall.


PSU- 37, MSU- 10

125: MSU No. 7 Rayvon Foley maj. dec. PSU Devin Schnupp, 14-5

133: MSU Anthony Tutolo dec. PSU Scott Stossel, 4-1

141: PSU No. 2 Nick Lee maj. dec. MSU Austin Eicher, 19-7

149: PSU Jarod Verkleeren maj. dec. MSU Jaden Enriquez, 12-3

157: PSU No. 1 Jason Nolf pinned MSU Jake Tucker, WBF (3:50)

165: PSU No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph pinned MSU Austin Hiles, WBF (3:48)

174: PSU No. 1 Mark Hall win by DQ over MSU Drew Hughes, DQ (5 stalls)

184: MSU No. 15 Cameron Caffey dec. PSU Mason Manville, 6-4

197: PSU No. 1 Bo Nickal pinned MSU Brad Wilton, WBF (0:35)

285: PSU No. 3 Anthony Cassar tech fall MSU Chase Beard, 21-6 (TF; 6:06)

PSU- 39, MSU- 9

125: ILL No. 12 Travis Piotrowski pinned PSU Devin Schnupp, WBF (1:03)

133: PSU Scott Stossel dec. ILL Joshua Contreras, 6-4

141: PSU No. 2 Nick Lee tech fall ILL Abdullah Assaf, 17-2 (TF; 3:48)

149: PSU No. 11 Brady Berge maj. dec. ILL Christian Kanzler, 15-4

157: PSU No. 1 Jason Nolf inj. def. ILL No. 10 Eric Barone, Inj.Def. (5:25; Nolf up 12-1)

165: PSU No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph maj. dec. ILL Nick Gasbarro, 15-4

174: PSU No. 1Mark Hall pinned ILL Carver James, WBF (2:20)

184: MSU No. 7 Emery Parker dec. PSU Mason Manville, 7-3

197: PSU No. 1 Bo Nickal tech fall ILL Matt Wroblewski, 19-3 (TF; 6:49)

285: PSU No. 3 Anthony Cassar pinned ILL Deuce Rachal, WBF (2:06)