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This past weekend Penn State added two more wins while in Indiana over Purdue and Indiana University.

On Friday night at Purdue, No. 1 Jason Nolf notched a pin in just 42 seconds, followed by another pin from No.1 Vincenzo Joseph. No. 1 Bo Nickal and No. 4 Anthony Cassar added bonus point wins as well with major decisions. The Nittany Lions tallied a few more losses than usual, including 125, 133 and 184. Shakur Rasheed did not wrestle at 184 and was replaced by Francisco Bisono and No. 13 Roman Bravo-Young dropped his match at 133, injuring his knee during the match. Jarod Verkleeren stepped up at 149 in place of Brady Berge with a key victory early in the match.

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The Nittany Lions won in a similar story on Sunday over Indiana, but with one less loss at 125. Devin Schnupp posted a strong 5-2 decision and Bravo-Young did not wrestle at 133, giving up the medical forfeit. Nolf, Joseph and Nickal all pinned their opponents – Nolf’s pin locked in just 58 seconds. No. 7 Nick Lee and No. 1 Mark Hall both had major decisions. Once again, Verkleeren pulled through at 149 with a close win over Indiana’s Fernie Silva.

Penn State moves to a 9-0 record and returns to Happy Valley for the big BJC match against No. 6 Michigan on Friday, February 1. The Wolverines are coming off a huge win over No. 2 Ohio State. Catch the action live on Big Ten Network at 7 p.m.

BOUT BY BOUT

 PSU- 30, PUR- 10

125: PUR Devin Schroeder dec. PSU Devin Schnupp, 6-1

133: PUR #18 Ben Thornton dec. PSU #13 Roman Bravo-Young, 7-3

141: PSU #7 Nick Lee maj. dec. PUR Nate Limmex, 17-6

149: PSU Jarod Verkleeren dec. PUR Parker Filius, 8-3

157: PSU #1 Jason Nolf pinned PUR Elijah Davis, WBF (0:42)

165: PSU #1 Vincenzo Joseph pinned PUR Cole Wysocki, WBF (3:56)

174: PSU #1 Mark Hall dec. PUR #14 Dylan Lydy, 6-2

184: PUR Max Lyon maj. dec. PSU Francisco Bisono, 12-4

197: PSU #1 Bo Nickal maj. dec. PUR #12 Christian Brunner, 17-6

285: PSU #4 Anthony Cassar  maj. dec. PUR Jacob Aven, 14-4

 

PSU- 35, IND- 9

184: IND Norman Conley dec. PSU Francisco Bisono, 5-1

197: PSU #1 Bo Nickal pinned IND Jake Kleimola, WBF (0:58)

285: PSU #4 Anthony Cassar dec. IND Fletcher Miller, 11-5

125: PSU Devin Schnupp dec. IND Liam Cronin, 5-2

133: IND Garrett Pepple won by forfeit

141: PSU #7 Nick Lee maj. dec. IND Kyle Luigs, 13-3

149: PSU Jarod Verkleeren dec. IND Fernie Silva, 6-4

157: PSU #1 Jason Nolf pinned IND Breyden Bailey, WBF (2:46)

165: PSU #1 Vincenzo Joseph pinned IND Bryce Martin, WBF (1:23)

174: PSU #1 Mark Hall maj. dec. IND Jake Covaciu, 12-4

Taylor is a 2016 Penn State grad and now freelances for various clients. She specializes in communications and marketing, both print media and digital. Being a Pittsburgh girl, in her spare time she enjoys keeping up with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates and Steelers.

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