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    Default Altons win F+M open

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    Nittany Lion Wrestlers Claim Two Titles at F&M Open

    Four of five unattached Lion wrestlers place at event

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; January 5, 2013 – Five members of the top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team trekked to the Franklin and Marshall Open as unattached wrestlers. Four of those five unattached grapplers placed at the one day event.

    Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 149, blazed through his weight class, going 5-0 with three pins, a tech fall and a major to win the title. Andrew improves his unblemished record to 13-0. Sophomore Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, was equally impressive, going 5-0 with three pins and a major to win his weight class. Dylan improves to 12-2 on the year.

    True freshman Wes Phipps (Grove City, Pa.) had an outstanding tournament. Phipps rebounded from a quarterfinal loss at 184 to take fourth place. Phipps went 4-2. Red-shirt freshman Rex Lutz (Easton, Pa.) posted a 3-2 mark with a pin at 165 and placed eighth. Junior Andrew Church (Erie, Pa.) competed at 174, going 2-2.

    Penn State is coming off yet another Southern Scuffle Championship on Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga. The Nittany Lions return to action on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, when Michigan State invades Rec Hall for a 2 p.m. meeting. Penn State’s full season of home duals is sold out but limited Standing Room Only tickets are available for select dual meets. For information on which duals have a limited number of SRO tickets available and to purchase tickets, fans can call 1-800-NITTANY or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office windows from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstateWREST and on Penn State Wrestling’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2012-13 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.

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    Default Re: Altons win F+M open

    Like a permanent Iowa suspension.



    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    some punishment

    Nittany Lion Wrestlers Claim Two Titles at F&M Open

    Four of five unattached Lion wrestlers place at event

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; January 5, 2013 – Five members of the top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team trekked to the Franklin and Marshall Open as unattached wrestlers. Four of those five unattached grapplers placed at the one day event.

    Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 149, blazed through his weight class, going 5-0 with three pins, a tech fall and a major to win the title. Andrew improves his unblemished record to 13-0. Sophomore Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), ranked No. 5 at 157, was equally impressive, going 5-0 with three pins and a major to win his weight class. Dylan improves to 12-2 on the year.

    True freshman Wes Phipps (Grove City, Pa.) had an outstanding tournament. Phipps rebounded from a quarterfinal loss at 184 to take fourth place. Phipps went 4-2. Red-shirt freshman Rex Lutz (Easton, Pa.) posted a 3-2 mark with a pin at 165 and placed eighth. Junior Andrew Church (Erie, Pa.) competed at 174, going 2-2.

    Penn State is coming off yet another Southern Scuffle Championship on Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga. The Nittany Lions return to action on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, when Michigan State invades Rec Hall for a 2 p.m. meeting. Penn State’s full season of home duals is sold out but limited Standing Room Only tickets are available for select dual meets. For information on which duals have a limited number of SRO tickets available and to purchase tickets, fans can call 1-800-NITTANY or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office windows from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstateWREST and on Penn State Wrestling’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2012-13 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.

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    The Altons (for breaking the team rule against drinking during the season) were required to go and make weight at the Scuffle, but were not allowed to wrestle in it (they also had to pay their way there). Further, they are not allowed to wrestle in any duals until the end of January (not sure of exact date of start--a month was the penalty). I would say that is a pretty significant discipline.

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    HOW is that a punishment -PSU doesn't need them to win duals and wrestling in a tournament is a privilege -Cael gets the best of both worlds -he looks like he is disciplining them when in reality they are staying in sharp-I'd not let them see the wrestling room for a month.
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    Default Re: Altons win F+M open

    As a side note, I'm not sure if coaches can officially not allow their wrestlers to go to opens and wrestle unattached when they are paying their own way and not using the school name in anyway. It's just semantics, I'm sure, since there is making it official and making it known.

    Back to the main topic... Ask any wrestler is having to make weight, pay for travel, practice every day (probably on competition days as well) and NOT get to compete for the team, and I'm sure they would all say that is punishment. The other version (not seeing the room at all) is a removal from the team, which is a very different kind of punishment.

    None of us know that real story of what happened - I have heard at least a couple versions - is it is hard to tell what level of punishment is warranted. I'm also assuming there is a team conduct contract that they all agree to and I am not sure how that is worded. I am pretty sure that these guys now have a revised contract.

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