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Several Penn State wrestlers traveled across I-80 for the East Stroudsburg Open.

Several Penn State wrestlers traveled to the East Stroudsburg Open this weekend to wrestle (mostly) unattached.  Click here for a link to the full brackets.  Now - let's take a look at the results, and then draw a bunch of crazy conclusions from 3 or 4 matches.

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Ken Yanovich competed for Penn State, but went 0-2.  The champion here was Lehigh's redshirting All-American, Darian Cruz, who took a 2-1 decision over Edinboro's (redshirting) Sean Russell.

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No PSU entrants.  Rutgers' Anthony Giraldo beat Drexel's Kevin Devoy 2-1 TB in the final.

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Michael Waters and Kade Moss both entered for Penn State. Moss went 3-0 with 1 major and 2 decisions, which put him into the semifinals against Ty Dippery.  Moss withdrew from competition at that point, and did not place. The brackets list it as Medical Forfeit - but that doesn't necessarily mean Kade is injured.  He could have been sent to ESU to pick up 3 matches, and call it a day.  We'll learn more following Cael's media day, Tuesday afternoon.

Waters also made the semi-finals, with a tech fall and a major decision over Rider's Paul Kirchner, 14-3.  Waters lost his semi-final bout to Drexel's David Pearce, 0-6, but bounced back in the consolations to finish 3rd.  Congrats to Michael!

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No PSU entrants.  Lehigh redshirt Laike Gardner (via Biglerville) won the title over Drexel's Matt Cimato, 5-2.

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Cody Law and Jason Nolf entered.  Law made the semi-final, but dropped a 6-0 decision to eventual runner-up Justin Staudenmeyer of Brown, 6-0.  Law then withdrew from the wrestlebacks.

Jason Nolf won the title, finishing 6-0, with 2 Falls, 2 Tech Falls, and 2 decisions, including a 6-1 win over the aforementioned Justin Staudenmeyer in the final.  Congrats to Jason!

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Garrett Hammond won the title here, with 2 Falls, 1 Tech Fall, 1 Major, and 2 decisions.  He defeated Lehigh's Ryan Preisch 3-2 in the final.  Peyton Walsh of Navy, an NCAA qualifier last year, finished 3rd.  Congrats to Garrett!

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No PSU entrants.  Navy's John Keck beat Dan McDevitt of Penn 5-1 in the final.

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Matt McCutcheon had a confidence building tournament.  He began 3-0 with a Fall and a 16-0 Tech fall in addition to an 8-2 decision to reach the semi-finals.  There, he met Penn's Lorenzo Thomas, an old high school foe from the WPIAL.  Thomas placed 6th at NCAAs last year, and got by Matt on a 4-2 decision.  Thomas then just missed tech falling Rutgers' Taylor Jackson in the final, 15-1.

Undeterred, McCutcheon bounced to the wrestlebacks, and made the consolation final against another 2014 All-American, #5-ranked Ophir Bernstein.  McCutcheon beat Bernstein convincingly, 12-5, to take 3rd place.  Congrats Matt!

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True frosh Anthony Cassar finished 4-2, with two tech falls to his credit.  His two losses were 6-0 to Penn's Frank Mattiace, and 10-4 to Lock Haven's Tristan Sponseller.

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Nick Nevills won his weight class, posting a 5-0 mark with 3 Falls and 2 decisions.  Nick posted a 9-2 decision over a tough second round opponent in Princeton's Ray O'Donnell, and took the crown with a hard-fought 4-3 decision over Edinboro's Billy Miller in the final.  Cornell's #17 Jacob Aiken-Phillips finished 3rd.