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LIVE WRESTLING: No. 1 PSU at NCAA Session 2

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No. 1 Penn State takes early lead at NCAAs

Top ranked Penn State began the day with the injury withdrawal of leadoff man Nick Suriano at 125lbs. And then his teammates went on a tear.

Senior Jimmy Gulibon got things started by tech fall over #13 Javier Gasca (MSU), who had pinned Jimmy at Big Tens just 10 days ago. Gulibon used a head inside single to Gasca’s left (trail) leg - a shot we hadn’t seen much from Jimmy all season long. He scored 4 times with it, and his two-on-one tilt took care of the rest. Way to go, Jim.

SESSION ONE RESULTS

WT PSU RESULT OPPONENT
141 Jimmy W, TF 17-1 13-Gasca (MSU)
149 Zpain W, TF 18-2 UN-Maruca (ASU)
157 Nolf W, TF 22-7 UN-Bullard (NCST)
165 Cenzo W, DEC 5-1 UN-Subjeck (STAN)
174 Hall W, DEC 8-2 UN-Kocer (SDSU)
184 Bo W, TF 15-0 UN-Sliga (JNW)
197 Mouse WBF 1:53 UN-Brunner (PUR)
285 Nevills W, DEC 4-2 UN-Vollaro (LEH)

TEAM SCORES - End of Session 1

Team Points -Champ.- -Consi.- -Eliminated
Penn State 16 8 0 0
Oklahoma State 15 9 1 0
Ohio State 14 7 2 0
Iowa 12 7 2 0
VaTech 11 7 0 0

Forgetting the injury to Suriano, Penn State wrestled very well. 8 for 8 with 6 bonus wins - we’ll take it. Okie State went 9-1, but #7 Kyle Crutchmer (174) suffered a huge upset, losing his opener to unseeded Jake Residori of SIUE, 6-5. Ohio State lost two of nine fights, with 125-Rodriguez and 165-Burcher heading into the consolation bracket.

OTHER UPSETS OF NOTE

The 157-lb bracket’s getting a rewrite. Five seeded wrestlers, including #6 Clayton Ream (NDSU) and #8 Jake Short (MINN) dropped their openers. Four seeded wrestlers from 197 also headed south, led by #9 Nathan Rotert (SDSU). #8 at 149 Pat Lugo (BORO) and #7 Joey Ward (UNC) were the only other top 8 seeded wrestlers to fall in the opening round (in addition to #7 Crutchmer, of course). All of the seeded wrestlers at 165 and 184 brackets stayed clean.

SESSION TWO MATCHES

After a short break in the action, Session 2 begins at 7pmET. Championship round 2 matches, plus the first round of consolations will go simultaneously. By the time this session ends, around 10pm ET, 90 of the 330 wrestlers will have been eliminated. Just less than a third of the field.

WT PSU ROUND OPPONENT
141 Jimmy Champ.Rd2 4-Kolodzik (PRIN)
149 Zpain Champ.Rd2 16-Laster (PRIN)
157 Nolf Champ.Rd2 16-Lopez (BUCK)
165 Cenzo Champ.Rd2 14-Ashworth (WYO)
174 Hall Champ.Rd2 UN-Bernstein (NAVY)
184 Bo Champ.Rd2 15-Schneider (BING)
197 Mouse Champ.Rd2 12-Mattiace (PENN)
285 Nevills Champ.Rd2 12-Miller (BORO)

Penn State will be favored in 7 of 8. Jimmy has a tough one in #4 Kolodzik. Bo majored Schneider at the dual 18-7. Mouse beat Mattiace 3-1 at the Keystone Open. Nick beat Billy Miller 4-3 as a true frosh. Everyone else gets somebody new.

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