Penn State wins Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

Cael's recruits went 3-0 on the day, with wins at 145, 170, and 285.

At 170, #2 nationally ranked Bo Nickal (179-7, 3x TX champ) won the takedown battle 5-1 over PA AA 182 champ Stephen Loiseau, who's headed to Drexel, to win the match 14-9.

At heavy, #1 Nick Nevills (200-5, 3x CA champ) beat #2 Thomas Haines, the 12th ever 4x PA champ, 5-3 on the strength of two takedowns. If only all HWT bouts featured two athletic, motivated guys who went at it for the full match.

And Jason Nolf (176-1, 3x PA champ) closed the event at 145 by avenging an offseason loss to Oregon's Tyler Berger (198-3, 4x, Nebraska), 8-5. Nolf dominated the match with 3 takedowns and a reversal, leading 8-3 before giving up a late reversal.

Outstanding Wrestlers were NW recruit Stevan Micic (IN, 126) and Cornell recruit Dalton Macri (Canon McMillan, 120).

The college team scores:
9 - Penn State
7 - Northwestern
4 - Cornell
3 - Ohio State, Goofers, North Carolina, Northern Iowa, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech
0 - Central Michigan, Drexel, Lehigh, Lock Haven, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Okie State, Old Dominion, West Virginia

Match-by-match results:
126 - Stevan Micic (IN, NW) MD Zeke Moisey (Beca, WVU) 13-4
152 - Bryce Brill (IL, NW) dec TC Warner (Cumberland Valley, ODU) 5-1
113 - Ethan Lizak (Parkland, Goofers) dec Brent Fleetwood (DE, CMU) 2-1
132 - Josh Alber (IL, N. Iowa) dec Ian Brown (Hanover, Lehigh) 3-2
170 - Bo Nickal (TX, Penn State) dec Stephen Loiseau (Lancaster Catholic, Drexel) 14-9
220 - Kyle Snyder (MD, Ohio State) dec Michael Boykin (Coatesville, uncommitted) 10-3
182 - Zack Zavatsky (Latrobe, VT) dec Joel Dixon (OK, OU) 3-1 SV
160 - Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin, Virginia) dec Ryan Blees (ND, Okie State) 4-3
195 - Chip Ness (GA, UNC) dec Tristan Sponseller (Bermudian Springs, LHU) 12-9
120 - Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan, Cornell) MD Nathan Boston (KY, ISU) 9-0
285 - Nick Nevills (CA, Penn State) dec Thomas Haines (Solanco, Ohio State) 5-3
138 - Joe McKenna (NJ, Stanford) dec Solomon Chishko (Canon-McMillan, VT) 3-1
145 - Jason Nolf (Kittanning, Penn State) dec Tyler Berger (OR, Illegal Back Fisters) 6-3
Team Score: USA 25, PA 16

In the preliminary bout, Oklahoma walloped the WPIAL All-Stars (Pittsburgh-area schools) 37-10.

Details and a link to the box scores at the Dapper Dan website.

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