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    Sorry guys that I have missed 4 days on a very busy week but I have been very busy myself getting ready to make the trip up north for the PSU-Iowa dual. Here's the latest & the greatest...

    Back Points - PSU grapplers take over #1 spot - The Daily Collegian Online

    PSU is No. 1, but work doesn’t stop there - Sports | Centre Daily Times

    Nittany Lion Wrestlers claims top spot - The Daily Collegian Online

    Penn State sits a top USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll - goPSUsports.com

    Penn State wrestling team ranked No. 1 | PennLive.com

    College wrestling rankings: PSU claims No. 1 spot; former Susquehanna Twp. standout Ed Ruth ranked No. 2 at 174 | PennLive.com

    Lions welcome in nation's prestigious program in Big Ten foe Iowa- The Daily Collegian Online

    Penn State-Iowa Preview - goPSUsports.com

    Wrestling gets its moment in spotlight at Penn State - York Dispatch

    State College, PA - Penn State Wrestling Soars with Sandersons' Infectious Mission

    The Three Attitudes | Cael Sanderson .com

    Letter from Coach Casey Cunningham - Penn State Wrestling Club

    Reliable Caschera stepping up - The Daily Collegian Online

    Sanderson, Long face familiar foes - The Daily Collegian Online

    Andrew Long feeling at home in Rec Hall - The Daily Collegian Online

    PSU's David Taylor was meant for stardom - Sports | Centre Daily Times

    Penn State's Wade Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week - BTN

    Guy Talk | Penn State Wrestling News - Centre Daily Times







    PSU Wrestling Ranked #1 - WeAreCentralPA.com (WTAJ-TV video)

    Big Ten Wrestling Highlights, Big Ten Wrestling Interviews, Big Ten Wrestling Video - Big Ten Network
    (Watch BT wrap up with Kara Lentz for 24 Jan for PSU-IU dual highlights, SCROLL down a little bit to get the highlights of the PSU-Pitt dual meet with PSU FB PBP Man Steve Jones & BTN Wrestling Color man & Former PSU great Ken Chertow)

    Madeira star has unfinished state business, looking at going to PSU | cincinnati.com | Cincinnati.Com

    A heavy load: Former State High Grad & PIAA champ Kocher finds plenty of work as a Pitt assistant coach - Sports | Centre Daily Times

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    After listening to those interviews, it's crazy to think that a semi-goofy, semi-awkward kid like David (Davy?) Taylor (whose favorite thing about Penn St is the ice cream, for crissakes) is the ass kicking machine that he is. This kid regularly beats up on college age athletes that I would describe as scary, full grown men. What is this guy going to be like when he actually grows up?

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    BlueWhiteIllustrated.com - Penn State Wrestlers set for Sunday showdown (Warning: Gorilla Hulk used in this article...)

    Penn State Welcomes Iowa to Rec Hall Whiteout - Black Shoe Diaries

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    After watching a lot of matches this year, I am left with question about two weight classes for next year. I figure 125 and 197 will be filled by incoming freshmen, but ...

    165 - when I watch Kemmerer, I see a guy that looks like he got his success in high school by out-muscling everyone and never really developed top-level skills. He seems lost at all three positions. Can't get by his opponent's hands when on his feet; unable to ride/turn on top and has real trouble getting out. As well as Cowburn has done in his redshirt year, I see him replacing Jake in next year's lineup - unless Taylor moves up.

    Wright - even before the shoulder injury (I'm thinking particularly about the Lehigh match), he didn't look like the kid who rose in the Big Ten's in 2009 and got 6th place at Nationals. Since coming back from the injury he has looked subpar against Pitt and Iowa. Is he just having a bad year? He just doesn't seem to be the same wrestler.

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    Yep, this pretty much sums it up...


    Commentary: Penn State wrestling doesn't seize the moment in loss to Iowa

    Published: Monday, January 31, 2011, 12:06 PM Updated: Monday, January 31, 2011, 12:14 PM

    By JIM CARLSON, The Patriot-News

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    When you get right down to it, what wrestling coach worth his singlet doesn’t look for a good teaching moment?

    But it’s infinitely preferable, to say nothing of much less embarrassing, for him to do the teaching instead of the opposing team and its coach.

    View full sizeSTEVE MANUEL, Centre Daily TimesA sellout crowd of 6,686 white-clad fans filled Rec Hall, but the Penn State wrestling team they came to see fell into a 12-0 hole and never escaped against Iowa.<!-- IE6 HACK --><!-- IE6 HACK -->
    There were 6,686 wrestling fans — most of whom were dressed in white — in Penn State’s Rec Hall on Sunday who really didn’t need a lesson in just how tough a University of Iowa wrestling team always is.

    There seemed to be 10 Penn State wrestlers, however, who did.

    What they learned from being on the wrong end of a 22-13 decision remains to be seen. It could show up as early as this coming weekend when they’ll wrestle a pair of matches in Michigan. Or it could be at the Big Ten or NCAA championships, when things really count. Or it could be next season and beyond.

    But they better get something out of what happened to them on Sunday. What the team let slide on Sunday is a moment they can only hope to get back.

    Sunday’s atmosphere created an opportunity ripe for the taking for Penn State. A rabid home crowd that was ready and willing to explode. Two coaches with seven NCAA titles and two Olympic gold medals between them. Wrestlers favored — on paper, not on the mat — in six of the 10 weight classes. Newly minted status as the nation’s No. 1 team.

    Being favored against Iowa, which for decades has set the standard for collegiate success and certainly has no plans to let that standard subside, is a pretty rare moment.

    “You have to seize the moment,” Penn State coach Cael Sanderson said. “You either take advantage of it you don’t. If you look at the tape, you’ll see that they [Iowa] wanted it more than us.

    “I’m not sure how that was possible, but that was the case today.”

    While this Iowa team was much younger than a typical Hawkeye unit, it was still, well, a typical bunch of Hawkeyes. They were strong, aggressive, cocky fighters who do not quit, do not run out of gas and do not back down from any challenge.

    The Hawks put a defending national champ on mat at 125 pounds in Matt McDonough and got a fall for a 6-0 lead. That was expected. They put a freshman in Tony Ramos out at 133 against last year’s NCAA runner-up in Andrew Long and earned a 3-2 decision. That wasn’t expected.

    They inserted Montel Marion, an NCAA runner-up last year but wrestling his first match this season because of legal issues, at 141, and he fought past PSU freshman phenom Andrew Alton 11-9.

    Alton fought off Marion’s early high-crotch takedown attempt, hooked up his own patented front headlock and tossed Marion to his back.

    But a 5-1 lead that prompted one of the few deafening crowd roars of the afternoon faded quickly when Marion took down a winded Alton four times — three in the final two minutes — and took the wind from the thousands of white sails inside Rec Hall.

    Iowa 12, Penn State 0. Game, set, match.

    “Marion looked good coming back,” Iowa coach Tom Brands said. “How’d he look going through the air?” he said with a sly smile about Alton’s first-period throw.

    If Alton gets that pin — and it was close — the match is at least a 19-19 tie and maybe a win if that momentum causes two other Lions to cash in on bonus points instead of settling for regular decisions.

    But Iowa didn’t let that happen.

    “Our guys like this environment,” Brands said. “Remember, our guys wrestle in a great wrestling facility as well. Enemy arenas and home arenas are the same when you get into an atmosphere like this.

    “It was very satisfying,” he added. “So, good for us.”

    Not so good on the other side of the mat, though.

    “We had a really good opportunity tonight to wrestle in front of a really big crowd and we just didn’t get it done,” said freshman 157-pounder David Taylor, who did get it done with a rugged 12-4 decision over Derek St. John.

    “Iowa’s a tough team, no doubt about it, but we didn’t wrestle to our ability.”

    Frank Molinaro, an All-American at 149 pounds who won a 10-3 decision, shared similar sentiments.

    “You’re disappointed for yourself, but we also let down 7,000 people who came here to watch us,” Molinaro said. “They are fans and they brag about Penn State, and that’s what we show them. That’s not who we are. We’re tougher than that in all 10 weight classes.”

    Penn State’s Sanderson knows that as well; he just has to convince his entire team.

    “We needed a little magic, we needed something to happen,” Sanderson said. “We didn’t create any magic. We didn’t have 10 guys who fought.

    “We could wrestle the same dual tomorrow and it could be reversed, but you have to seize the moment.

    “It was a great atmosphere. I wish we could have put on a better show.”

    Sanderson’s a big-picture guy. The Big Tens and NCAAs are his major concern.

    These Lions will learn from losing. They have to. Losing a match they could have won in a perfect college wrestling setting because an all-out effort wasn’t there isn’t easy to forget.

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    Thanks for that BC. My sentiments exactly.

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