Nittany Lion Wrestle-Offs to Air Nationally on Takedown Wrestling Radio
Penn State fans get early glimpse at 2008-09 team
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.; October 8, 2008 ? The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team will host its annual Wrestle-Offs on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. Fans of head coach Troy Sunderland?s squad who cannot be at Rec Hall for the annual date can listen live to the event on Takedown Wrestling Radio.
America's Wrestling Radio program can be heard free on the internet at www.TakeDownRadio.com. Scott Casber, TDR?s founder and the host of TDR?s new weekly Wrestling Round Table show has made the airtime and bandwidth available to Penn State fans to assist in celebrating 100 years of PSU Wrestling. Jeff Byers, the voice of Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling will again call the action Live from Rec Hall on the campus of the Nittany Lions.
Penn State?s wrestle-offs are held annually, giving the Nittany Lions a double-elimination tournament in which to face each other in Rec Hall. Penn State is coming off a superb 2008-09 season that saw it post a 14-5 dual match record, earn a No. 1 national dual meet mark during the regular season and end the campaign with a third place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships.
The Nittany Lions return seven wrestlers who started during last year?s campaign, including All-Americans Bubba Jenkins (Virginia Beach, Va.), national runner-up at 149 last year; Dan Vallimont (Lake Hopatcong, N.J.), last year?s third place finisher at 157; and Jake Strayer (South Fork, Pa.), who finished seventh at 133 in 2007.