No. 2 Penn State put up two wins over the weekend over Penn and Lehigh. There’s a bit of a bug going around and big names like national champions No. 1 Roman Bravo Young and No. 1 Aaron Brooks had to sit out. The rest of the team rose to the challenge to keep Penn State undefeated early in the season.
On Friday night, Penn had several ranked wrestlers and threatened to upset the Nittany Lions. No. 20 Beau Bartlett came up with a big hard-fought win over No. 23 Anthony Artalona in a tiebreaker at 149. After the break with Penn State down 6-10, No. 32 Creighton Edsell tightened the team score with a 6-4 sudden victory win over No. 32 Lucas Revano. After that, the Lions won three in a row, including a major from No. 1 Carter Starocci at 174. This allowed the team to take a forfeit at heavyweight and walk out with a 20-16 win.
On Sunday, RBY was back in the lineup and got the first win of the day with a major. No. 1 Nick Lee followed with a decision win over Connor McGonagle, which was his 100th career win. Lee’s career record is now 100-13. After Beau Bartlett’s clutch win on Friday, he fell to an unranked Manzona Bryant of Lehigh. Junior Tony Negron made his Penn State debut at 157 and nearly upset No. 10 Josh Humphreys. Negron fought until the end, notching a late takedown for the lead that was challenged and taken away with seven seconds left in the bout.
After the break, Penn State won out including another major decision for Starocci and a pin at 197 for No. 4 Max Dean. The bonus point wins gave Penn State enough to be able to once again forfeit the heavyweight match.
The weekend winnings give Penn State a 5-0 record. Next up, the Lions head to Niceville, FL, for the Collegiate Wrestling Duals on Dec. 20-21. They’re set to face Northern Iowa on Monday, Dec. 20, at 12 p.m. and Cornell at 2 p.m. Penn State will then have one dual on Tuesday, Dec. 21, opponent and time to be determined.
BOUT BY BOUT:
No. 2 Penn State – 20, Penn - 16
125: PENN Ryan Miller dec. PSU Baylor Shunk, 8-2
133: PENN No. 12 Michael Colaiocco maj. dec. PSU Brandon Meredith, 10-2
141: PSU No. 1 Nick Lee dec. PENN No. 28 Carmen Ferrante, 6-3
149: PSU No. 20 Beau Bartlett dec. PENN No. 23 Anthony Artalona, 4-3 (TB)
157: PENN Doug Zapf dec. PSU Terrell Barraclough, 4-2
165: PSU No. 32 Creighton Edsell dec. PENN No. 33 Lucas Revano, 6-4 (SV)
174: PSU No. 1 Carter Starocci maj. dec. PENN No. 21 Nick Incontrera, 13-3
184: PSU Donovon Ball dec. PENN Jesse Martinez PENN, 11-4
197: PSU No. 4 Max Dean maj. dec. PENN Cole Urbas, 10-0
285: PENN Ben Goldin win by forfeit
No. 2 Penn State – 23, Lehigh - 16
125: LEH No. 12 Jaret Lane maj. dec. PSU Jake Campbell, 11-3
133: PSU No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young maj. dec. LEH Sheldon Seymour, 19-7
141: PSU No. 1 Nick Lee dec. LEH Connor McGonagle, 13-6
149: LEH Manzona Bryant dec. PSU No. 20 Beau Bartlett, 6-5
157: LEH No. 10 Josh Humphreys dec. PSU Tony Negron, 5-4
165: PSU No. 32 Creighton Edsell dec. LEH No. 27 Brian Meyer, 2-1
174: PSU No. 1 Carter Starocci maj. dec. LEH Jake Logan, 13-3
184: PSU Donovon Ball dec. LEH A.J. Burkhart, 5-3
197: PSU No. 4 Max Dean pinned LEH J.T. Davis, WBF (2:58)285: LEH No. 10 Jordan Wood win by forfeit