The Cadet Freestyle world championships were held this past week in Tblisis, Georgia. That’s the one on the Black Sea, not the one next to South Carolina. “Cadet” is an age-restricted event (16 years on Earth), and is a pretty good spot to look for future studs from a recruiting perspective. Zain Retherford, Mason Manville, Mark Hall - these Penn Staters were also Cadet Team USA representatives.
54KG: Roman Bravo Young (IL - Not committed) - DNP
58KG: Vitali Arujau (NY - Cornell) - Silver
63KG: Yianni Diakomihalis (NY - Cornell) - Gold
69KG: David Carr (OH - Not committed) - Bronze
76KG: Travis Wittlake (OR - Cael likes him) - Bronze
85KG: Jabob Warner (IL - not committed) - Bronze
100KG: Gable Steveson (MN - not committed) - Gold
That’s a whole lotta medals. See the brackets here, via FloArena.
Excited to see the hydrotherapy tubs arrive on campus. They will be a great addition to the Lorenzo Wrestling Complex. pic.twitter.com/mmMfKz4Djw— NLWC (@NittanyLionWC) September 22, 2016
How do wrestlers recover from grueling workouts? With hydro-therapy tubs, as part of a beautiful new addition to the LWC. Jealous? Well, just go win 5 national championships in 6 years, and maybe you can have one too.
Quick shout out to Coach Fritz, who is the Commonwealth Campuses Athletic Director, and his longtime partner Coach Oishi (who also helped bring Yonemitsu to PSU’s room, by the way). They’ve been working for a long time at bringing back wrestling to PSU’s other campuses, and their hard work continues to pay off. The most recent addition is Behrend. Commonwealth Campus wrestlers compete at the D3 level, and in the NCWA National Championships, which you can read about here. Penn State - DuBois (6th), Penn State - Mont Alto (12th), and Penn State - New Kensington (15th) are all ranked in the pre-season poll.
Bo’s getting better, and probably taking too many STAT classes.
I was calculating it and if I wrestled myself from 6 months ago my present day self would win 16-5 #improvement— Bo Nickal (@NoBickal) September 19, 2016
All-Star Classic Update: just one - Myles Martin will be wrestling.
As always, check out FloWrestling Radio Live. This week Ben Askren joins the show to discuss rankings and NCAA “locks”.