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    From Tim Owen @ Blue & White Illustrated

    With two matches on the schedule for this coming weekend (Pitt Jan. 21, @ Indiana Jan. 23) head coach Cael Sanderson addressed a few topics this afternoon during their open practice.

    Perhaps, the most exciting news pertains to All-American Quentin Wright. According to Sanderson, Wright is expected to be in the lineup at 184 pounds Friday versus Pitt and again on Sunday versus Indiana if all goes well.

    Originally, Sanderson expected Wright to be out until at least February due to a shoulder injury he suffered at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 5.)

    Sanderson also confirmed that 125-pound true freshman Frank Martellotti has been ruled academically ineligible for the spring semester.

    Martellotti rode to an 18-3 record while holding down the fort for the injured Brad Pataky, who returned to the roster in late December.

    According to Sanderson, Pataky's injured knee is still sore, but he will continue to battle through the pain since he is the only experienced option at 125 pounds.

    True freshmen Nate Morgan or Cameron Kelly are both listed at 125 pounds on the roster, but both are currently redshirted.

    Sanderson also added redshirt freshman Jake Kemerer will likely return to the starting lineup at 165 pounds for the Pitt match, and it also looks like sophomore Andrew Long, the former national runner-up from Iowa State, will get the nod at 133 pounds.

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    Kr you do a great job of keeping wrestling fans informed of Penn State progress and insight. I like good wrestling no matter what team their from. Keep up the work.

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    good job and keep on keeping on and enjoying life. md's do the best they can but many times that ain't too good. namaste

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    Kr you do a great job of keeping wrestling fans informed of Penn State progress and insight. I like good wrestling no matter what team their from. Keep up the work.
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    good job and keep on keeping on and enjoying life. md's do the best they can but many times that ain't too good. namaste
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    Second-Ranked Nittany Lions Throttle No. 22 Pitt 30-7 in Intra-State Wrestling Rivalry
    Over 5,500 fans pack Rec Hall as Lions tie best start in school history

    University Park, PA.; January 21, 2011 – The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 2 nationally, dominated No. 22 Pittsburgh in front of over 5,500 fans in a packed Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions won eight of ten bouts, including the night’s two marquee match-ups at 141 and heavyweight, to post a 30-7 non-conference win and improve to 12-0 on the year.

    Pitt picked up an early win at 125 as Penn State gave senior Brad Pataky (Clearfield, Pa.), ranked No. 11, the night off. The Panthers got a major from Anthony Zanetta over Eric Caschera (South Williamsport, Pa.) to take an early lead. But Nittany Lion sophomore Andrew Long (Creston, Iowa), ranked No. 5 at 133, answered with a 17-5 major over Pitt’s Shelton Mack to tie the score. True freshman Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) notched an early signature win by dominating No. 7 Tyler Nauman 8-4 at 141 to give Penn State a lead it would never relinquish. Two-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 5 nationally, picked up an 8-2 win at 149 and undefeated freshman David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 3 at 157, notched a 26-11 technical fall over Pitt’s Donnie Tasser to give Penn State a 15-4 lead at intermission.

    Pitt’s Ethan Headlee improved to 21-8 on the year with a tough 4-0 win over Penn State’s Jake Kemerer (Greensburg, Pa.) at 165. Penn State had the quick answer, however as freshman Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, pinned Andy Vaughn at the 5:45 mark to put Penn State up 21-7. All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 184, tacked on a hard-fought 12-7 win over 20-bout winner Max Thomusseit and true freshman Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) posted a solid 4-2 win over Pitt’s Phil Sorentino at 197. The dual ended at heavyweight in a battle of top six grapplers. Penn State’s Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6, notched a first period takedown and then used a full second period ride-out to down No. 3 Ryan Tomei 3-2 to thrill the Penn State faithful and put a capper on the dominating evening can cement the 30-7 win.

    With the, the Nittany Lions remain undefeated at 12-0, tying the best start in the school’s long and storied history (no losses or ties). The 12-0 mark ties the 1971-72 team finished the year with a 12-0 record. Penn State won the takedown battle 23-12 and posted a 6-1 edge in bonus points. Taylor’s technical fall at 157 gives the Lion freshman 23 bonus wins on the year (major, TF or pin), which is ninth all-time in a single season at Penn State.
    Penn State returns to on Sunday in a Big Ten road dual at Indiana. Action in Assembly Hall begins at 1 p.m. and the dual will feature a live HD web broadcast at www.bigtennetwork.com. The Big Ten StudentU production will then air on the Big Ten Network later the following week in an abbreviated form.

    Penn State’s next home dual is already a sellout (Sunday, Jan. 30, vs. Iowa at 2 p.m.). Tickets are also selling fast for the Lions’ final two home duals (Feb. 11 vs. Illinois, Feb. 18 vs. Wisconsin) but are still available. Fans wishing to purchase single dual meet tickets can place their orders by calling 814-865-5555 or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket pricing is $8 for adults and $5 for youth, and there will be a limit of eight tickets per order. Group sales are also available. The 2010-11 Penn State wrestling season is presented by the Family Clothesline. All Penn State events will once again air live on Forever Broadcasting’s WRSC(1390 AM)and WSQV(92.1 FM). All radio broadcasts are streamed live at GoPSUsports.com as part of the All-Access package. The 2010-11 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.

    #2 Penn State 30, #22 Pittsburgh 7
    January 21, 2011 – Rec Hall – University Park, Pa.
    125: Anthony Zanetta PITT maj. dec. Eric Caschera PSU, 14-5 0-4
    133: #5 Andrew Long PSU maj. dec. Shelton Mack PITT, 17-5 4-4
    141: #5 Andrew Alton PSU dec. #7 Tyler Nauman PITT, 8-4 7-4
    149: #5 Frank Molinaro PSU dec. Dane Johnson PITT, 8-2 10-4
    157: #3 David Taylor PSU tech fall Donnie Tasser PITT, 26-11 (TF; 7:00) 15-4
    165: Ethan Headlee PITT dec. Jake Kemerer PSU, 4-0 15-7
    174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU pinned Andy Vaughn PITT, WBF (5:45) 21-7
    184: #6 Quentin Wright PSU dec. Max Thomusseit PITT, 12-7 24-7
    197: Nick Ruggear PSU dec. Phil Sorentino PITT, 4-2 27-7
    285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU dec. #3 Ryan Tomei PITT, 3-2 30-7
    Attendance: 5,527

    Records: Penn State 12-0 (1-0 Big Ten), Pittsburgh (8-6, 1-0 EWL)
    Up Next for Penn State: at Indiana, Sunday, Jan. 23, 1 p.m.

    BOUT-BY-BOUT:
    125: Nittany Lion senior Brad Pataky (Clearfield, Pa.), ranked No. 11 at 125, was given the night off to rest an injury and classmate Eric Caschera (South Williamsport, Pa.) got the call for Penn State. Caschera took on Panther sophomore Anthony Zanetta. Zanetta picked up the first takedown just :45 to take an early lead. Caschera escaped at the 1:41 mark to cut the lead to 2-1 but Zanetta got in deep on a double leg, forcing a scramble in the middle of the mat. The Nittany Lion senior worked his way around Zanetta, however, and began working for a counter takedown of his own. But the period ended without either wrestling scoring and Zanetta carried the one point lead into the second stanza. Zanetta chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 3-1 lead at the 1:26 mark. The Panther sophomore added a second takedown and led 5-2 after a quick Caschera escape, then quickly tacked on a third to lead 7-2 with :40 on the clock. Trailing 7-2 and facing 1:03 in riding time, Caschera chose down to start the third period and was cut loose to a 7-3 deficit. Zanetta added another takedown and cut to up his lead to 9-4 with 1:35 on the clock. The Panther would add two more takedowns and, with the riding time point, post a 14-5 major.

    133: Sophomore All-American Andrew Long (Creston, Iowa), ranked No. 5 at 133, made his Rec Hall debut against Pitt’s Shelton Mack. Long tripped Mack, who was backing up for much of the opening period, to the mat for a 2-0 lead at the 1:31 mark, cut him loose and began working for a second takedown in the middle of the mat. Long caught Mack and turned him to his back, nearly pinning him at the :50 mark, but Mack managed to roll through and just give up the takedown. Long rode Mack out to lead 4-1 with 1:01 in riding time after the opening period. Long chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped for a 5-1 lead. His offensive pressure forced Mack into a stall warning right away. Long then pushed Long’s shoulders to the mat, worked behind him and picked up another takedown with :40 left to lead 7-1. Long cut Mack loose and used a trip and throw for a 9-2 lead before the period ended. Mack chose down to start the third and escaped to a 9-3 deficit with 1:30 on the clock. Long clinched the riding time point and then tripped the Panther to the mat for another takedown and an 11-3 lead. Long cut Mack loose, took him down and cut him one more time and picked up a riding time point and one final takedown to post the convincing 17-5 major decision.

    141: In one of the marquee battles of the tournament, Nittany Lion freshman Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 141, took on No. 7 Tyler Nauman. Alton set the early tempo, forcing Nauman back to the outside circle. The Lion then countered a slight Nauman shot for a takedown of his own to lead 2-0 at the 2:25 mark. Nauman escaped to a 2-1 deficit after a short Alton ride, but the Lion freshman quickly used a high shot at Nauman’s shoulders for another takedown and a 4-2 lead. Nauman looked to get in on a single leg with :30 left in the opening period, but Alton was able to back out of trouble and carry the 4-2 lead into the middle stanza. Alton chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 5-2 lead. Alton tried to work a second shoulder throw but Nauman was able to force a stalemate with 1:15 left. Alton, continued to pressure the Pitt junior, however, and used a low single to take a 7-3 lead after a Nauman escape at the :45 mark. Trailing 7-3, Nauman chose down to start the third period and escaped to a 7-4 deficit, but Alton now had 1:02 in riding time. The highly ranked duo battled evenly for the rest of the period and Alton walked away with a hard fought but impressive 8-4 win over the 7<sup>th</sup> ranked Nauman.

    149: Two-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 5 at 149, met Pittsburgh freshman Dane Johnson. The veteran Lion wasted no time in taking an early lead, using a shot through Johnson’s midsection for a 2-0 lead at the 2:24 mark. Molinaro then put forth a punishing ride, controlling Johnson for the entire period while trying to turn the Panther for back points. Johnson managed to keep Molinaro from turning him, but the Lion senior led 2-0 with 2:24 in riding time heading into the second stanza. Molinaro chose down and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Johnson gained control of Molinaro’s right leg at the 1:10 mark, but the Lion junior was able to fight off the move and maintain his lead by forcing a reset with :49 on the clock. Molinaro then turned a high single into a lift and takedown with :18 left to lead 5-0 with well over 2:00 in riding time after two periods. Johnson chose down to start the third period and got hit with a first stall warning before Molinaro cut him loose after clinching the riding time point. Molinaro added a takedown and cut with :08 left and nearly picked up the major as time expired. The 8-2 decision put Penn State up 10-4.

    157: Undefeated freshman David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 3 at 157, took on Panther Donnie Tasser. Taylor wasted no time taking an early lead, using a low trip to move out to a 2-0 lead with 2:28 left in the opening period. Taylor cut Tasser loose and immediately took him down again to lead 4-2 after another cut. The relentless Lion added a third takedown and cut to up his lead to 6-3 before countering a Tasser shot, working his way behind him and adding a fourth takedown with :55 on the clock. Looking to continue to build his lead, Taylor would go on to add two more takedowns before the period ended to lead 12-5 after just 3:00 of wrestling. Taylor chose down to start the second stanza quickly escaped to a 13-5 lead. Tasser countered a Taylor shot for his first takedown to cut Taylor’s lead to 13-7, but the Nittany Lion freshman worked his way to a reversal and a 15-7 lead with :58 left in the period. Taylor cut Tasser loose and immediately tripped the Panther to the mat with a low shot to up his lead to 17-9 after cutting him loose with :40 on the clock. Another Taylor takedown gave the Lion a 19-9 lead with :30 on the clock. Tasser escaped with :10 left, but Taylor picked up a final takedown with :02 left to lead 21-10 with 1:24 in riding time heading into the third period. Tasser chose down to start the third period and escaped with 1:25 on the clock. Taylor worked his way around a low Tasser shot for another takedown and a 23-11 lead with 1:00 on the clock. Taylor turned Tasser to his back, clinched the riding time point, and rode the Panther out for the 26-11 tech fall with the riding time point at the 7:00 mark. The five points gave Penn State a 15-4 lead heading into halftime.

    165: Red-shirt freshman Jake Kemerer (Greensburg, Pa.) faced off against veteran Panther Ethan Headlee at 165. The duo battled evenly for the first half of the opening period with Kemerer the aggressor. Headlee was able to play defense and keep Kemerer at arm’s length until the Lion freshman got in on low single. But Headlee countered the shot and worked himself around for a nice counter takedown and a 2-0 lead as the period ended. Headlee chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. Kemerer looked to gain control of Headlee’s right ankle with :30 left in the second period, but the taller Panther was able to step out of bounds and force a reset in the center circle, maintaining his 3-0 lead into the final period. Down by three, Kemerer chose down to start the third period but could not break free of a strong Headlee ride. The Panther, who had 20 wins heading into the bout, rode Kemerer out and notched the 4-0 win with the riding time point.

    174: No. 2 Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) battled Pittsburgh senior Andy Vaughn at 174. The second-ranked Lion took a quick 2-1 lead with a takedown and cut and then immediately added a second takedown to move out to a 4-1 lead. Ruth cut Vaughn loose and added a third takedown and cut before Vaughn took the Lion down on the edge of the mat. But Ruth quickly reversed the Panther to up his lead to 8-5 with 1:15 left in the opening period. After cutting Vaughn again, Ruth used a low single to gain control of Vaughn’s legs to up his lead to 10-6 with :20 left. Leading 10-6 with 1:40 in riding time, Ruth chose down to start the second period and immediately reversed Vaughn. Ruth cut Vaughn loose again and then turned another low single into a takedown and a 14-7 lead. Ruth spent the rest of the period trying to turn Vaughn for back points, but the Panther managed to fight off the effort and keep the score at 14-7. Trailing by seven and already giving up the riding time point (Ruth had 3:07 in time), Vaughn chose down to start the third period. Vaughn escaped, took a quick shot, but Ruth countered for another takedown and a 16-8 lead. The Penn State freshman then completed a cradle on the Panther senior and pinned his veteran opponent at the 5:45 mark to put Penn State up 21-7.

    184: Sophomore All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 184, returned to action for the first time since Dec. 5 and met Max Thomusseit. Wright quickly turned the 20-bout winner to his back for a near fall, almost pinning him right out of the gates. Thomusseit fought off the move but the takedown and back points gave Wright a 5-1 lead after Thomusseit escape. Thumusseit then answered with a takedown of his own to cut the lead to 5-3 with 2:00 on the clock. Wright escaped to a 6-3 lead after a reset and action resumed in the center circle. There was no more scoring for the opening period and Wright led 6-3 heading into the second period. Wright chose down to start the period and escaped to a 7-3 lead. Thomusseit used a high double to work Wright to the mat and cut the Lion All-American’s lead to 7-5 with :40 on the clock. Wright worked his way behind the Panther and picked up a two-point reversal to lead 9-5 after two furious periods of action. Thomusseit chose down to start the third stanza and reversed Wright to cut his lead to 10-7 after cutting the Lion loose. Wright would battle Thomusseit evenly for the rest of the bout and add one final late takedown to post a 12-7 win, clinching the dual for the Lions and putting the team up 24-7.

    197: True freshman Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) took to the mat against Pitt senior Phil Sorentino. Ruggear took the early lead with a 2-0 takedown at the 2:09 mark, using a solid midlevel shot to take the Panther down. Ruggear then rode the veteran Panther for 1:05 before Sorentino escaped. The rest of the opening period was scoreless and Ruggear led 2-1 after three minutes of wrestling. Sorentino chose down to start the second period and escaped to a 2-2 tie (Ruggear had 1:15 in riding time). But the Lion true freshman quickly gained control of Sorentino’s ankle and nearly picked up another takedown. But the takedown was waved off as action moved out of bounds with 1:20 left in the period. Tied 2-2 with 1:17 in riding time, Ruggear chose down to start the final period. The Lion rookie quickly worked his way free to a 3-2 lead while maintaining a 1:09 time edge. Ruggear then gained control of Sorentino’s ankle and worked for another takedown, but action moved out of bounds once again and a reset was called with 1:18 on the clock. The duo scrambled at the :30 mark, with Sorentino gaining control of Ruggear’s right leg, but the Lion freshman easily forced a tie-up and killed the clock. The solid defense gave the Nittany Lion a 4-2 win.

    285: In a battle of ranked heavyweights, No. 6 Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio) took on No. 3 Ryan Tomei. The talented duo traded early barbs, with each man looking for a chance to take a lead. Action was centered in the middle of the mat but neither grappler could break through the other’s defense until the very end of the period when Wade countered a Tomei shot and rolled behind him for a low double leg and a takedown at the buzzer. Trailing 2-0, Tomei chose down to start the second stanza but could not work his way free of Wade’s ride. The Lion junior scrambled to maintain control of Tomei’s feet and worked his way back into control from the top, building up a solid riding time edge in the process. Wade maintained his control of Tomei for the entire period and led 2-0 with 2:03 in riding time after two periods. Wade chose down to start the third but Tomei maintained control for over a minute before cutting him loose to a 3-0 deficit. Tomei picked up one late takedown but Wade walked away with a 3-2 win, giving Penn State a 30-7 win.

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    Jan. 23, 2011

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The second-ranked Penn State wrestling team dominated Indiana in a Big Ten road dual, winning eight of ten bouts and cruising to a 36-8 win in Bloomington. The win keeps Penn State undefeated at 13-0, the best start in the school's 100-plus year history. Head coach Cael Sanderson's crew picked up three pins and three majors in the lopsided win.

    Indiana took an early lead as Justin Brooks notched a 5-1 decision over Eric Caschera (South Williamsport, Pa.) at 125. Caschera filled in for No. 11 Brad Pataky (Clearfield, Pa.). But All-American Andrew Long (Creston, Iowa), ranked No. 5 at 133, answered with a dominating 20-6 major over Matt Ortega. True freshman Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), also ranked No. 5, pinned Geno Capezio at the 2:45 mark for his 16th pin of the year. The fall tied Alton for fourth on PSU's all-time single-season pins list.

    Two-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 5 at 149, then dominated No. 15 Kurt Kinser 10-3 to put Penn State up 13-3. Undefeated freshman David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 3 at 157, dominated No. 5 Paul Young to the tune of a 14-3 major with 2:44 in riding time. The win put Penn State up 17-3 halfway through the dual. Taylor improved to 25-0 on the year with 24 of those wins being by a major or better. The 24 bonus wins tied Taylor for eight on Penn State's all-time single season list.
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    Red-shirt freshman Jake Kemerer (Greensburg, Pa.) dominated IU's Ryan Konz for a 14-3 major before classmate Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, pinned Hoosier Nick Avery at the 4:49 mark. All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 184, followed that pin up with one of his own, pinning senior Eric Cameron at the 3:30 mark to put Penn State up 33-3. Indiana its second win when No. 6 Matt Powless picked up a 19-4 technical fall over Lion freshman Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) at 197, cutting Penn State's lead to 33-8.

    Junior heavyweight Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6, dominated No. 14 Ricky Alcala 6-0 with 2:16 in riding time in the final bout to give the Nittany Lions the 36-8 victory With the win, the Nittany Lions remain undefeated at 13-0 (2-0 Big Ten). The 13-0 record is now the best start in Penn State's long wrestling history (no losses or ties). Indiana falls to 10-4 (0-3 Big Ten). Penn State dominated the takedown battle, holding a 26-8 edge. IU only picked up takedowns in the two bouts it won, meaning all eight of Penn State's winning wrestlers did not allow a takedown. Penn State also notched a decisive 12-2 edge in bonus points, picking up three pins and three majors.

    Penn State returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 30, when No. 8 Iowa visits Rec Hall. The dual is already a sellout. Tickets are also selling fast for the Lions' final two home duals (Feb. 11 vs. Illinois, Feb. 18 vs. Wisconsin) but are still available. Fans wishing to purchase single dual meet tickets can place their orders by calling 814-865-5555 or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket pricing is $8 for adults and $5 for youth, and there will be a limit of eight tickets per order. Group sales are also available. The 2010-11 Penn State wrestling season is presented by the Family Clothesline. All Penn State events will once again air live on Forever Broadcasting's WRSC (1390 AM) and WSQV (92.1 FM). All radio broadcasts are streamed live at GoPSUsports.com as part of the All-Access package. The 2010-11 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.


    #2 Penn State 36, Indiana 8
    January 23, 2011 - Bloomington, Ind.


    125: Justin Brooks IU dec. Eric Caschera PSU, 5-1 0-3
    133: #5 Andrew Long PSU maj. dec. Matt Ortega IU, 20-6 4-3
    141: #5 Andrew Alton PSU pinned Geno Capezio IU, WBF (2:45) 10-3
    149: #5 Frank Molinaro PSU dec. #15 Kurt Kinser IU, 10-3 13-3
    157: #3 David Taylor PSU maj. dec. #5 Paul Young IU, 14-3 17-3
    165: Jake Kemerer PSU maj. dec. Ryan Konz IU, 14-3 21-3
    174: #2 Ed Ruth PSU pinned Nick Avery IU, WBF (4:49) 27-3
    184: #6 Quentin Wright PSU pinned Eric Cameron IU, WBF (3:30) 33-3
    197: #6 Matt Powless IU tech fall Nick Ruggear PSU, 19-4 (TF; 5:13) 33-8
    285: #6 Cameron Wade PSU dec. #14 Ricky Alcala, 6-0 36-8
    Attendance: 636
    Records: Penn State 13-0 (2-0 Big Ten), Indiana (10-4, 0-3 Big Ten)
    Up Next for Penn State: home vs. No. 8 Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m.

    BOUT-BY-BOUT:

    125: Nittany Lion senior Brad Pataky (Clearfield, Pa.), ranked No. 11 at 125, was given the day off once again, allowing senior Eric Caschera (South Williamsport, Pa.) to get the nod once again. Caschera met IU freshman Justin Brooks. Brooks got the dual's first takedown just :30 into the bout. Caschera worked his way to an escaped :28 later and action resumed in the center circle. The Lion senior tried a low single, but Brooks was able to fight off the shot to keep his 2-1 lead. Brooks turned a high single into a takedown and a 4-1 lead with :38 on the clock. A short ride-out followed and Brooks led 4-1 with 1:10 in riding time after the opening period. Brooks chose down to start the second period but Caschera was able to break the Hoosier down and maintain control well into the period. The Nittany Lion senior was able to maintain control of and nearly turned Brooks for back points but the Hoosier rolled through before Caschera could get the call. Still, Caschera's two minute ride-out allowed the Lion to end the period down by three but with a :49 riding time edge. Caschera chose down to start the third period and this time it was Brooks who was able to maintain control. Brooks rode Caschera for the entire period and, with the riding time point, posted a 5-1 win.

    133: Sophomore All-American Andrew Long (Creston, Iowa), ranked No. 5 at 133, faced off against Hoosier junior Matt Ortega. Long scored quickly, taking Ortega down less than :20 into the bout. Long build up a :39 riding time edge before Long escaped. Long tripped Ortega to the mat at the 1:20 mark and then began working for a turning combination. The Iowa native gained control of Ortega's right arm, turned him to his back and picked up two near fall points to move out to a 6-1 lead. He then cut him loose and began working for another score. Ortega fought off Long for the rest of the period and, trailing by five, chose down to start the middle stanza. Long was strong in control and moved his riding time edge well over 2:00 before Ortega escaped to a 6-3 deficit. Long used a swift ankle pick for a third takedown and an 8-3 lead with :45 left in the period. Ortega escaped but Long was relentless and, at the buzzer, used a single turned into a throw for a takedown and two near fall points to lead 12-4 with 2:25 in riding time heading into the third period. Long chose down to start the third and quickly escaped. He then forced Ortega into a first stall warning, pulled his head to the mat and used a single leg for another takedown. Long, leading 15-5 after an Ortega escape, continued to pressure the Hoosier, adding two more takedowns to post a 20-6 major.

    141: True freshman Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 141, met Indiana's Geno Capezio. Alton quickly took Capezio down and to his back, nearly pinning the Hoosier before he managed to roll through. Still, the five point move gave Alton a 5-0 lead less than a minute into the bout. Alton cut Capezio loose, took him down again and this time the shoulder throw lead to a pin at the 2:45 mark. The fall was Alton's 16th of the year, tied for fourth all-time in PSU history for pins in a season.

    149: Two-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) battled Hoosier senior Kurt Kinser in one of the dual's most anticipated bouts. Molinaro entered the day ranked No. 5 at 149 while Kinser was ranked No. 15. Molinaro wasted no time in taking the lead. The junior lifted Kinser off the mat and took him down for a 2-0 lead at the 2:20 mark. Molinaro then began looking for a chance to turn the Hoosier for back points. Kinser was able to fight the Nittany Lion off and then reversed Molinaro for a brief 2-2 tie. Molinaro then escaped quickly and led 3-2 with 1:34 in riding time at the :30 mark. Molinaro chose down to start the second period and reversed Kinser in less than five seconds to up his lead to 5-2. Molinaro controlled Kinser for the majority of the period, forcing Kinser into a stall warning. Molinaro rode Kinser out and led 5-2 with 3:27 in riding time, clinching the riding time point. Kinser chose neutral to start the third period, but it was Molinaro who took advantage, using a low double to muscle his way to a takedown and a 7-2 lead. Kinser escaped to a 7-3 deficit at the :45 mark. Molinaro used another high double for a final takedown and notched a dominating 10-3 win over the 15th-ranked Kinser.

    157: Undefeated freshman David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 3 at 157, met No. 5 Paul Young in another marquee match-up at 157. Taylor defeated Young less than a month ago in the finals of the 2010 Southern Scuffle (an 18-2 technical fall at the 4:06 mark). Young battled Taylor evenly for the first half of the period, but Taylor rolled behind a Young shot on the edge of the mat and took a 2-0 lead with 1:19 on the clock. Taylor controlled Young for 1:06 before Young escaped to a 2-1 deficit, but Taylor was able to add a second takedown with just :01 left to lead 4-1 after one period. Young chose neutral to start the second period and gained control of Taylor's left leg. But Taylor steadily worked his way into control of Young for a counter takedown and a 6-1 lead at the 1:19 mark. The undefeated Lion freshman cut Young loose and then took the Hoosier senior down once more for an 8-2 lead. Another Taylor cut with :23 left led to a fifth Lion takedown with :06 on the clock and the Lion led 10-3 with 2:00 in riding time at the end of two periods. Taylor chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to an 11-3 lead with 1:25 on the clock. A low ankle pick led to another Taylor takedown and a 13-3 lead. Taylor punished Young with a strong ride before Young escaped at the buzzer. Taylor's 2:44 in riding time gave him a 14-3 major over the 5th-ranked Hoosier.

    165: Red-shirt freshman Jake Kemerer (Greensburg, Pa.) took on Indiana freshman Ryan Konz at 165. Kemerer took an early lead with a solid high double that led to a takedown. Konz was able to escape quickly, cutting Kemerer's lead to 2-1 and action resumed in the center circle. Kemerer then gained control of Konz' waste and used a nice trip to take him down on the edge of the mat, moving out to a 4-1 lead. A short ride-out later and Kemerer carried that lead into the second stanza. Konz chose down to start the middle period and quickly escaped to a 4-2 deficit. Kemerer countered a Konz show, moved behind him to lift him off the mat, and took him down a third time for a 6-2 lead. The Lion freshman then rode Konz out one more time to lead 6-2 with 1:09 in riding time heading into the final period. Kemerer chose down to start the third period and quickly escaped to a 7-2 lead with :45 in riding time. Another high double gave the Lion a 9-2 lead before he cut Konz loose. Kemerer quickly drove through Konz with a high double and turned the Hoosier to his back for two near fall points as well. The quick four point move gave Kemerer a 13-3 lead. Kemerer rode Konz out and, with the riding time point, posted the 14-3 major.

    174: Red-shirt freshman Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), ranked No. 2 at 174, met veteran Hoosier senior Nick Avery. Ruth scored with low single just seconds into the bout and led 2-0 early. Ruth then put together a dominating ride, forcing Avery's head to the mat while looking for a chance to turn the Hoosier senior. While not managing any back points, the ride out gave the Lion a 2-0 lead with 2:54 in riding time after the first period. Ruth chose down to start the second period and steadily worked his way to an escape and a 3-0 lead. Ruth then gained control of Avery's shoulders, looking for a cradle. The Lion freshman first picked up the takedown and then turned Avery to his back for a pin at the 4:49 mark.

    184: Sophomore All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.), ranked No. 6 at 184, battled talented IU senior Eric Cameron. Wright used a high double and trip to send Cameron to the mat for a takedown, but Cameron quickly reversed the Lion sophomore to tie the bout at 2-2 with 1:58 left in the opening period. Wright quickly escaped to lead 3-2 and action resumed in the center circle. Wright then duplicated the move he used on his first takedown for another to lead 5-2 at the 1:03 mark. This time, Wright was able to maintain control of Cameron and turn the Hoosier to his back for three near fall points, holding Cameron in a near pinning position for the final :20 of the period. The move gave Wright an 8-2 lead and Cameron chose down to start the middle stanza. The decision would back fire as Wright gained control of Cameron's head, turned him to his shoulders and pinned him at the 3:30 mark.

    197: Red-shirt freshman Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) got the call at 197 to meet Indiana's Matt Powless, who entered the bout ranked No. 6 in the nation. Powless was able to trip Ruggear to the mat for an early takedown and a 2-0 lead at the 2:04 mark. The sixth-ranked Hoosier then put together a strong ride, keeping control of the Lion freshman for the rest of the period to lead 2-0 with 2:04 in riding time. Powless chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to a 3-0 lead. He then began taking Ruggear down and cutting him loose. Powless picked up two more takedowns, added three near fall points, another takedown and three more back points to lead 17-3 with a clinched riding time point after two periods. Ruggear chose down, escaped and was then taken down one more time by Powless, giving the Hoosier a 19-4 tech fall at the 5:13 mark.

    285: Junior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 at heavyweight, took on yet another ranked foe in Indiana's Ricky Alcala, who was ranked No. 14. The two ranked heavyweights battled evenly for the opening three minutes with neither man mounting a real scoring threat. Tied 0-0, Wade chose top to start the second period and began looking for a chance to turn Alcala for back points. Wade patiently worked his way into control for three back points at the :30 mark. He then reset himself, rode Alcala out and led 3-0 with a full 2:00 in riding time heading into the final period. Alcala chose neutral to start the third stanza. The duo battled in the middle of the mat, mirroring the first period's action with neither ranked grappler finding an opening to score. Alcala gained control of Wade's right foot and looked to finish a takedown, but Wade countered and picked up the takedown himself to up his lead to 5-0. A short ride-out and the riding time point gave wad a convincing 6-0 win with 2:16 in riding time over the 14th-ranked Hoosier.

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