Three seniors took the mat for Penn State tonight for their final regular season home dual meet in the classic blue and white singlet. They didn't disappoint. Nico Megaludis scored a major in the opening bout, and classmate Jordan Conaway followed him with a pin. And the rout was on. By the time Morgan McIntosh stepped forward at 197lbs, his teammates had laid waste to a pitiable Michigan State team. Morg's certainly a kind and empathetic man - but not on the mat. That's why he, too, destroyed his Sparty opponent by fall. The final score: Penn State 41, Michigan State 3.
|WT||Penn State||Result||Sparty||Team Score|
|125||#4 Megaludis||MAJ 17-5||Rogaliner||PSU 4, MSU 0|
|133||#5 Conaway||WBF 5:59||Yenter||PSU 10, MSU 0|
|141||#14 Gulibon||L, 2-6||Gasca||PSU 10, MSU 3|
|149||#1 Retherford||TF 24-9 (6:49)||Richards||PSU 15, MSU 3|
|157||#1 Nolf||WBF 2:01||Bozzo||PSU 21, MSU 3|
|165||#16 Morelli||DEC 8-2||Vettese||PSU 24, MSU 3|
|174||#1 Nickal||TF 24-9 (6:19)||Curley||PSU 29, MSU 3|
|184||#6 McCutcheon||DEC 3-0||Shadaia||PSU 32, MSU 3|
|197||#1 McIntosh||WBF 4:22||Cooper||PSU 38, MSU 3|
|285||Nevills||DEC 5-2||Renfroe||PSU 41, MSU 3|
BSD Wrestlers of the Meet
The seniors, of course. Two pins and a major were just icing on the cake.
Three Completely Unrelated, Probably Useless Thoughts
1) If you can explain Jimmy Gulibon to me, I'd be very grateful. Two not-so-good losses this weekend, and the Big Ten Championships are just around the corner. Please leave your guidance in the comments.
2) Those three seniors - Megaludis, Conaway, and McIntosh - went a combined 141-16 in dual meets for Dear Old State. Not too shabby.
3) Penn State's wrestled Sparty - who won a national title in the 60's - each of the last 10 seasons. The Lions are 10-0, and have outscored MSU by a combined 332 to 70. Sparty's never been closer than 26-13, in 2007. In the last 5 years, the score's 195 to 12. Hopefully Sparty falls off the schedule next season to be replaced by Iowa. Sparty would probably like that, too.