While it wasn’t always the prettiest display, the top-ranked Nittany Lion wrestling team claimed yet another comfortable victory on Sunday in Rec Hall.
Penn State dispatched on in-state foe Bucknell, 36-6, winning eight of ten matches.
The dual started with Devin Schnupp again at 125. Schnupp again looked undersized and struggled to finish takedowns in a 3-1 loss.
Graduate transfer Corey Keener was solid in his second match as a Nittany Lions, building nearly four minutes of riding time en route to a 12-4 win over David Campbell.
Jered Cortez struggled a bit up at 141, but still picked up a 10-4 decision over Matt Kolonia.
Zain Retherford and Jason Nolf both continued to assert their dominance. Retherford picked up a win by fall at the 4:14 mark, while Nolf did him one better and picked up the fall in 3:33.
Vincenzo Joseph showed off his ever growing arsenal of offense on the way to a 23-8 technical fall.
Mark Hall matched his performance with a tech fall of his own, topping Nick Stephani 21-6 in 6:50.
Bo Nickal was held to a 16-6 major decision by Bucknell’s Drew Phipps, who looked disinterested for much of the match.
At 197, Bucknell’s Garrett Hoffman used a strong ride and counter shots to pull off an 11-8 victory over Anthony Cassar.
Finally, Nick Nevills nearly turned Erik Chakonis twice to no avail but picked up a comfortable 11-4 win
Following are the results:
125: Jakob Campbell (B) Dec. Devin Schnupp (PSU), 3-1.
133: Corey Keener (PSU) MDec. David Campbell, 12-4.
141: Jered Cortez (PSU) dec. Matt Kolonia (B), 10-4.
149: Zain Retherford (PSU) WBF. Seth Hogue (B), 4:14.
157: Jason Nolf (PSU) WBF. Christian Bassolino (B), 3:33.
165: Vincenzo Joseph (PSU) TF. D.J. Hollingshead (B), 23-8 at 6:30.
174: Mark Hall (PSU) TF. Nick Stephani (B), 21-6 at 6:50.
184: Bo Nickal (PSU) MDec. Drew Phipps (B), 16-6.
197: Garrett Hoffman (B) Dec. Anthony Cassar (PSU), 11-8.
285: Nick Nevills (PSU) Dec. Erik Chakonis (B) 11-4.
Ridge Riley Award Winner: Zain Retherford