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Nittany Lions Throttle West Virginia 44-3 in First Road Dual - Penn State Official Athletic Site
I think Nico is really trying to set the tone in his matches real early obviously. Attack from the start & looking to start the TAKEDOWN clinic from the first whistle. As soon as he starts wearing the kid out he is looking for the bonus and the fall. I think he realizes that his main competition is going to be McD & this is how he is going to have to wrestle all year if he is going to beat him.
Conaway looked sharper but from what I understand Morgan beat him in the last h2h in the room. I also hear that Mike Waters & Martelotti are still banging in there.
I hope that after this match BP FINALLY gets a top 20 ranking. Kid really deserves it. Really rode tough on top vs Pennesi.
Really glad to see James get his shot. Hope he gets another year of elig. I really think that he could be at another school starting looking for his own AA status. Glad to see he has stuck it out here & adds depth to the room.
Dylan rebounded nicely against a young kid who had a lot of success in HS. Nice adjustment off his shot to come back up the body & take advantage of Luster's mistake of being off balance & not keeping the elbows in, not fighting. BOOM.
DT really impresses me with his continuous search for a combo that will work & score. It is almost more like watching a computer scanning for a result than the physicality of the sport. :) I watched him go from a crab ride, to arm bar, to a half nelson, to legs in to a Xface & back. You have to love that b/c you can also see it, (that style) rubbing off on guys like Ed, Matt, Nico & even big guy Jimmy Lawson (a bit).
So far it looks like Matt likes looking a bit unassuming & then hits the big move ala the Andrew Alton/Quentin when he finds an opp leaving his head & arms open. Just methodical. Then BOOM.
Ed looked better in this match & I dont mean b/c it was a lesser opponent but stay focused a bit more & didnt let his opp get a chance to impose himself at all like he did a bit at the end of the Hamlin match. He also kept looking for a combo to score off of from up top.
Quentin being Quentin. BOOM.
Lawson looking sharper than Gingrich. Seemed to just keep working from up top, something we dont see from heavies too often. Really punishing on the head. Also did well keeping pressure on the head from neutral & from that spinning around the back & getting the 2. Also something you dont see too often from bigger guys.
Nico Megaludis vs. Jordan Wigger (The Citadel) W Fall (3:18)
Nico Megaludis vs. Nick Herrmann (Virginia) W MD 12-4
Qtr: Nico Megaludis vs. Godwin Nyama (Pitt) W MD 13-2
Semi: Nico Megaludis vs. Nathan Kraisser (North Carolina) W 8-1
Finals: Nico Megaludis vs. Anthony Zanetta (Pitt) L 3-2
Jordan Conaway vs. Zach Watson (Virginia) W 11-7
Jordan Conaway vs. Joseph Ward (North Carolina) L 9-5
Jordan Conaway vs. Jenkins Monzey (Maryland) W 11-4
Jordan Conaway vs. Sam Speno (NC State) L 8-6
Jimmy Gulibon vs. Hunter Jones (Clarion)W TF 15-0 (5:00)
Jimmy Gulibon vs. Mark Grey (FLWC) W 8-6 sv
Qtr: Jimmy Gulibon vs. Zach Horan (Central Michigan) W 11-6
Semi: Jimmy Gulibon vs. Frank Martellotti (Penn State) W 7-2
Finals: Jimmy Gulibon vs. DiJulius/Beckman L 3-2
Frank Martellotti vs. Joe Waltko (Clarion) W 9-2
Frank Martellotti vs. Aaron Hansen (The Citadel) W TF 15-0 (5:47)
Qtr: Frank Martellotti vs. Anthony Abidin (Nassau) W 6-4
Semi: Frank Martellotti vs. Jimmy Gulibon (Penn State) L 7-2
3rd: Frank Martellotti vs. DiJulius/Beckman W
Bryan Pearsall vs. Danny OMalley (Maryland) W Fall (4:31)
Bryan Pearsall vs. Blake Morder (Clarion) W Fall (4:32)
Bryan Pearsall vs. William Switzer (Lehigh) L 12-9
Bryan Pearsall vs. Jake Keller (Pitt) W 10-4
Bryan Pearsall vs. Joseph Moon (North Carolina) W 9-4
Bryan Pearsall vs. Shyheim Brown (Maryland) W 7-2
Cons. Semi: Bryan Pearsall vs. Sherlock/Hunt L MD
7th: Bryan Pearsall vs.
Michael Waters vs. Joseph Moon (North Carolina) L MD 10-0
David Batkowski vs. Brent Jorge (Campbell) L 8-3
Zach Beitz vs. Joseph Gosinski (Hofstra) W MD 12-4
Zach Beitz vs. Ben Matthiesen (Central Michigan) W MD 13-5
Zach Beitz vs. Undrakhbayar Khishignyam (The Citadel) L 4-2
Zach Beitz vs. Jamel Hudson (Hofstra) W 10-9
Zach Beitz vs. Alex Johnson (Navy) W 10-4
Zach Beitz vs. William Switzer (Lehigh) W 12-7 TB
Cons. Semi: Zach Beitz vs. Chris Mecate (Old Dominion)
Kyle Moran vs. Bradley Molina (Maryland) W MD 9-0
Kyle Moran vs. Sam Sherlock (Clarion) L 9-3
Kyle Moran vs. Angelo Amenta (Columbia) W 5-1
Kyle Moran vs. Joseph Moon (North Carolina) L 7-3
Seth Beitz vs. Daniel Luty (Campbell) W MD 14-4
Seth Beitz vs. Tre Miller-Scott (WVU) W Fall (4:40)
Seth Beitz vs. Pete Baldwin (Old Dominion) W Fall (4:29)
Qtr: Seth Beitz vs. James English (Penn State) L 3-0
Seth Beitz vs. Trey Duncan (Navy) L 3-1 TB
James English vs. Dillon Gavlock (LHU) W 8-2
James English vs. Jordan Michelson (Penn) W MD 8-0
James English vs. Mitchell Minotti (Lehigh) W 2-0
Qtr: James English vs. Seth Beitz (Penn State) W 3-0
Semi: James English vs. Augustus Sako (Virginia) L Fall (7:37)
3rd: James English vs. Nick Heilman (North Carolina) W 7-2
Luke Frey vs. Aaron Walker (The Citadel) W 4-3
Luke Frey vs. Walter Fulk (NC State) W TF 18-2 (6:50)
Luke Frey vs. Ryan Dunphy (Cornell) W 6-3
Qtr: Luke Frey vs. Augustus Sako (Virginia) L 6-0
Luke Frey vs. Ben Hunter (Navy) W MD 9-0
Cons. Semi: Luke Frey vs. Trey Duncan (Navy) W 7-2
Cons. Final: Luke Frey vs. L 9-4
David Owens vs. Chad Strube (Virginia Tech) L 7-3
Andrew Alton vs. Albert Woody(Lehigh) W Fall (5:34)
Andrew Alton vs. Christian Barber (North Carolina) W Fall (0:44)
Andrew Alton vs. Colin Saunders (Boston) W Fall (0:43)
Qtr: Andrew Alton vs. Matt Cimato (Drexel) W MD 13-5
Semi: Andrew Alton vs. Nick Heilmann (North Carolina) W Fall (1:36)
Finals: Andrew Alton vs. Augustus Sako (Virginia) W Fall (2:18)
James Vollrath vs. Dan Manley (Hofstra) W Med
James Vollrath vs. Blaise Butler (Virginia) W 6-1
James Vollrath vs. Ian Miller (Kent State) W 4-2 tb
Qtr: James Vollrath vs. James Fleming (Clarion) L 6-0
James Vollrath vs. David Wesley (Virginia) W Fall
Cons. Semi: James Vollrath vs. W 5-2
5th: James Vollrath vs.
Dylan Alton vs. Connor Brennan (Rider) W 6-3
Dylan Alton vs. Dakota Cooley (Central Michigan) W Fall 0:32
Qtr: Dylan Alton vs. Matt Stephens (Virginia Tech) W 3-0
Semi: Dylan Alton vs. Jacob Kemerer (Lock Haven) W 3-1
Finals: Dylan Alton vs. James Fleming (Clarion) L 9-4 SV
Caleb Livingston vs. Josh Snook (Maryland) L TF 17-1 (3:42)
Nick Fischer vs. Vincent Bellaran (The Citadel) W Fall (4:38)
Nick Fischer vs. Nick Becker (Central Michigan) W 4-1
Qtr: Nick Fischer vs. Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo) L 4-1
Nick Fischer vs. Josh Snook (Maryland) W 7-6
Cons. Semi: Nick Fischer vs. Brancheau/Morelli W Fall
5th: Nick Fischer vs.
David Taylor vs. Michael Harper (The Citadel) W Fall (4:07)
David Taylor vs. Russ Benner (Hofstra) W Fall (3:29)
Qtr: David Taylor vs. Bobby Nash (Michigan State) W TF 22-6
Semi: David Taylor vs. Corey Mock (North Carolina) W TF 17-2
Finals: David Taylor vs. Staudenmayer/Lewandowski W Fall (5:42)
Rex Lutz vs. Marcus Johnson (Old Dominion) W 4-1
Rex Lutz vs. Mark Boyer (Michigan) W 5-2
Rex Lutz vs. Corey Mock (North Carolina) L MD 13-0
Rex Lutz vs. Kevin Brown (Columbia) W 5-3
Rex Lutz vs. Josh Snook (Maryland) L 9-3
Matt Brown vs. Elliot Riddick (Lehigh) W MD 15-6
Matt Brown vs. Steven Nelson (Clarion) W TF 20-5 (5:45)
Qtr: Matt Brown vs. Kevin Bailey (Lehigh) W MD 12-4
Semi: Matt Brown vs. Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (The Citadel) W MD 9-0
Finals: Matt Brown vs. Zanetti W 7-4
Brandon Phillips vs. David Heitman (Hofstra) W 6-4 sv
Brandon Phillips vs. Mike Dessino (Bloomsburg) L Fall (5:30)
Brandon Phillips vs. Jack Duane (The Citadel) L 11-4
Andrew Church vs. Nick Kaczanowski (Michigan State) L 4-2 sv
James Frascella vs. Stout Watson W 4-1
James Frascella vs. Billy Curling (ODU) L 5-2
James Frascella vs. Gary Albright (Navy) L 4-3
Ed Ruth vs. Christopher Heald (Michigan) W MD 16-2
Ed Ruth vs. Austin Coburn (Old Dominion) W TF 19-1 (4:37)
Qtr: Ed Ruth vs. Brandon Griffin (Lehigh) W Fall (5:40)
Semi: Ed Ruth vs. Victor Avery (Edinboro) W MD 11-2
Finals: Ed Ruth vs. Rinaldi/Sheptock W 10-4
Scott Syrek vs. Darren Hankins (Virginia Tech) L 10-5
Morgan McIntosh vs. Josh Fox (Ohio State) W MD 11-2
Morgan McIntosh vs. Matt Meadows (George Mason) W MD 11-2
Qtr: Morgan McIntosh vs. Kevin Beazley (ODU) W 5-1
Semi: Morgan McIntosh vs. Christian Boley (Maryland) W MD
Finals: Morgan McIntosh vs. Quentin Wright (Penn State) L 5-3 sv
Quentin Wright vs. Matthew Snook (Maryland) W Fall (2:00)
Quentin Wright vs. Bobby LaVelle (Virginia Tech) W Fall (1:45)
Qtr: Quentin Wright vs. Angelo Malvestuto (Buffalo) W Fall (3:34)
Semi: Quentin Wright vs. William George (Cornell) W
Finals: Quentin Wright vs. Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) W 5-3 sv
Jimmy Lawson vs. Wyatt Baker (Columbia) W MD 14-1
Jimmy Lawson vs. Terrance Jean-Jacques (Rutgers) W 6-0
Qtr: Jimmy Lawson vs. Jacob Kettler (George Mason) W Fall (6:18)
Semi: Jimmy Lawson vs. Odie Delaney (The Citadel) W 2-1 TB
Finals: Jimmy Lawson vs. Nick Gwiazdowski (NC State) L MD 11-1
Jon Gingrich vs. Dan Garwood (Virginia Tech) W 6-2
Jon Gingrich vs. Chris Nash (Michigan State) W 8-2
Qtr: Jon Gingrich vs. William Smith (Rutgers) W 3-2
Semi: Jon Gingrich vs. Nick Gwiazdowski (NC State) L 4-1
3rd: Jon Gingrich vs. Odie Delaney (The Citadel) W
PSU vs Indiana
This Sunday December 9th at Rec Hall at 2 pm...
125 lbs. - Nico Megaludis (PSU)Tech Fall Joe Duca (IU) 5-0 PSU
133 lbs. - Quinton Murphy (IU) dec. Frank Martelotti (PSU) 5-3 PSU
141 lbs. - Bryan Pearsall (PSU) dec Eric Roach (IU) 8-3 PSU
149 lbs. - Andrew Alton (PSU) FALL Geno Capezio (IU) 14-3 PSU
157 lbs. - Dylan Alton (PSU) dec #23 Taylor Walsh 17-3 PSU
165 lbs. - David Taylor (PSU) FALL #16 Ryan LeBlanc (IU) 23-3 PSU
174 lbs. - Matt Brown (PSU) FALL Cheney Dale (IU) 29-3 PSU CLINCHES the DUAL
184 lbs. - Ed Ruth (PSU) FALL Luke Sheridan (IU) 35-3 PSU
197 lbs. - Quentin Wright (PSU) FALL Tarek Alaruri (IU) 41-3 PSU
285 lbs. - #7 Adam Chalfant (IU) dec. Jimmy Lawson (PSU); 41-6 PSU
Will they pull Frankie's RS?
I am taking a mild wild guess & saying yes...
Andrew back in the line up & I don't think his FALL train is going to slow down.
Yes DT, MB, Ed & QW all get FALLS.
The real Question is WHO will be at 285 this week to challenge a nationally ranked heavyweight in Chalfant? He is a RS Junior & is currently leading the B1G in wins @ 285 with a record of 15-1. In comparable he beat Delaney 3-1 & lost by Fall to Nick G. He also beat McMullan of NW 5-3.
In a transitive property one might think that if Lawson went, he would get the win. However I am predicting no...however I hope I am wrong b/c a win over Chalfant, (especially after his showing @ the NLO) would catapult JL up into the top 15 or 10.
Btw IU's Murphy (133) had said last year that he wanted to go to PSU but didn't for whatever reason. He was a 5x NY State champ I believe.
I hope they pull Martellotti's RS. I really like Conaway, but I think he may be too small at present for 133. Martellotti's NLO performance gives hope that he may be recovering some of the form he showed as a true FR 2 years ago. I sure hope they don't pull Gulibon's RS. He's very good on his feet, but needs more work on his mat wrestling IMO.
I've heard that Lawson's shoulder is dinged a bit. If so, not sure it's best for him to go out against Chalfant.
JG's RS is NOT coming off. I agree that Conaway might be a bit small. FM was looking better at the NLO.
Good to know about Lawson. Gingrich would still be a decent match up vs Chalfant.
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