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#1 PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS (4-0, 0-0 B1G)

WT NAME EL HT/HS REC

125 #4 Nico Megaludis Sr. Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional / 8-1

133 #8 Jordan Conaway Sr. Abbottstown, Pa./New Oxford / 7-1

141 #6 Jimmy Gulibon Jr. Latrobe, Pa./Derry / 5-2

149 #1 Zain Retherford So. Benton, Pa./Benton / 8-0

157 #3 Jason Nolf Fr. Yatesboro, Pa./Kittanning / 9-0

165 #19 Shakur Rasheed Fr. Coram, N.Y./Longwood / 6-3

174 #5 Bo Nickal Fr. Allen, Texas/Allen / 9-0

184 #13 Matt McCutcheon So. Apollo, Pa./Kiski Area / 6-1

197 #1 Morgan McIntosh Sr. Santa Ana, Calif./Calvary Chapel / 7-0

285 Jan Johnson Fr. Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin / 1-1

 

#15 WISCONSIN BADGERS (*1-0, 0-0 B1G)

WT NAME EL HT/HS REC

125 Johnny Jimenez Fr. St. Charles, Ill./Marmion Academy 

133 #4 Ryan Taylor Jr. Fayette County, Ohio/St. Paris Graham

OR Jens Lantz Fr. Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth 

141 Luke Rowh Fr. Hastings, Minn./Hastings

OR Gabriel Grahek So. Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette

149 Ryan Lubeck Jr. Vesper, Wis./Lincoln

157 TJ Ruschell Jr. Crittenden, Ky./Ryle 

165 #3 Isaac Jordan Jr. Urbana, Ohio/St. Paris Graham

174 #16 Ricky Robertson So. Tinley Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg

184 Ryan Christensen Fr. Woodinville, Wash./Woodinville

197 Eric Peissig So. Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie 

285 Brock Horwath Sr. Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater 

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Ryan Taylor has been dinged up and only recently returned to action against Pitt, where he fell to # 19 Don Forys by a 10-6 decision. Therefore, Conaway has a good shot for an upset in BJC.  Other than 133, Wisky is also favored (heavily, I might add) at 165. And I assume they're also favored at heavyweight, as well.

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Wow! Morrelli takes Jordan right down to the wire.  Nice last second TD by I-Jor to pull out a one-point win.

Yeah good match for Morelli, not sure what Jordan was thinking as soon as he wanted to score he did.  

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Thanks, Otis.

 

Lions have a big hole at heavyweight.  Horwath has about 80 pounds on Van Cura - who is filling in for an injured Johnson - who, in turn, was recruited from the football team after Nevills was injured earlier this year. Could be costly come Big 10's and NCAA's - especially with Stoll coming along nicely.  Wonder where they'll rank him after his nice win over Smith.

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Push stall call in HWT?  That was silly. What are guys suppose to do there? Just give up their advantage position that they worked for and walk back to the middle?  They pushed into the guy the whole way to the edge, or the other guy backs up , and then they get called for stalling because the guy can not fight his way back to the middle.  

 

You are opening yourself up when you push into someone.  It is the absolute opposite of stalling.  

 

Obviously not a big deal in this match but it is going to cost a good wrestler a match he deserved to win this year.  

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Results?

 

 

125: #4 Nico Megaludis PSU maj. dec. Johnny Jimenez WIS, 11-3 / 4-0

133: #8 Jordan Conaway PSU win by forfeit / 10-0 

141: Kade Moss PSU dec. Luke Rowh WIS, 4-1 / 13-0

149: #1 Zain Retherford PSU pinned Ryan Lubeck WIS, WBF (2:56) / 19-0

157: #3 Jason Nolf PSU pinned TJ Ruschell WIS, WBF (6:00) / 25-0

165: #3 Isaac Jordan WIS dec. Geno Morelli PSU, 5-4 / 25-3

174: #5 Bo Nickal PSU maj. dec. #16 Ricky Robertson WIS, 16-2 / 29-3

184: #13 Matt McCutcheon PSU maj. dec. Ryan Christensen WIS, 14-1 / 33-3

197: #1 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. Eric Peissig WIS, 7-1 / 36-3

285: Brock Horwath WIS maj. dec. Devon Van Cura PSU, 10-0 / 36-7

 

 

Retherford had Lubeck on his back or close to it in a turning combination for quite a while before he pinned him. I think the score was 10-0 at the time of the fall. Nolf had like 6 or 7 takedowns plus a reversal and was either going to get the TF or a FALL. That is his modus operandi with most guys. He gets up huge then goes for the fall. As mentioned above, Isaac Jordan trailed until getting a TD with maybe 3 seconds left to get the win over Morelli. McCutcheon at one point I thought was going to pin his opponent. 

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Any story behind moss wrestling over gulibon? Just a little dinged up or is cael giving moss a chance? Zain, nolf and nickal all continue to show they are dangerous. Is there a chance morelli takes the starting spot?

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Any story behind moss wrestling over gulibon? Just a little dinged up or is cael giving moss a chance? Zain, nolf and nickal all continue to show they are dangerous. Is there a chance morelli takes the starting spot?

 

 

Perry, Jimmy tweaked an ankle at the Nittany Lion Open. This (not KeyShawn hayes) was the reason he MFF out of that event. He's close to being back, but not 100%. Cael said one week more as of today. Not sure what that means re: December 19th vs. Rider. 

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I'm taking the day off just to watch...I didn't read the prior in this thread so keep it a secret please!!!

 

P.S. The PSU "Train"!!!

 

 

BTW, the Penn State-UW match will air in replay on the BTN this Friday at 10:30am. 

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Any story behind moss wrestling over gulibon? Just a little dinged up or is cael giving moss a chance? Zain, nolf and nickal all continue to show they are dangerous. Is there a chance morelli takes the starting spot?

As to your last question, Morelli is definitely in the mix for the 165 spot. He got the nod against Wisconsin based on his performance at last week's Nittany Lion Open - where he went 5-0, including wins over Hammond and Rasheed. At that time, Sanderson called it a strong showing and added; "That's something we'll have to talk about and figure out where to go from there."

 

Today's one-point loss to the # 3 ranked Jordan should drive his stock up a little higher. That said, he and Rasheed may be battling it out for a while. (Morelli won on a riding time point at the Open.) Maybe it'll get sorted out at the Scuffle, but it could take longer. Anyway, it's a good problem to have.

Edited by HurricaneWrestling

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Push stall call in HWT?  That was silly. What are guys suppose to do there? Just give up their advantage position that they worked for and walk back to the middle?  They pushed into the guy the whole way to the edge, or the other guy backs up , and then they get called for stalling because the guy can not fight his way back to the middle.  

 

You are opening yourself up when you push into someone.  It is the absolute opposite of stalling.  

 

Obviously not a big deal in this match but it is going to cost a good wrestler a match he deserved to win this year.  

I absolutely REFUSE to bitch/complain about ANY stall calls. Wrestling had become a stall fest wayyyyyyy too often. Call stalling and keep calling it until until we bring back the attitude that when the whistle blows you are trying to beat your opponent as badly as you can. AND work to pin your opponent.

Pins have been so badly devalued it doesn't pay to work for the pin. Pins, imo, should be worth at least 8 points. and 3 at nationals and such. Make it worth the effort of working to pin!

Edited by AKHUNTER

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I absolutely REFUSE to bitch/complain about ANY stall calls. Wrestling had become a stall fest wayyyyyyy too often. Call stalling and keep calling it until until we bring back the attitude that when the whistle blows you are trying to beat your opponent as badly as you can. AND work to pin your opponent.

Pins have been so badly devalued it doesn't pay to work for the pin. Pins, imo, should be worth at least 8 points. and 3 at nationals and such. Make it worth the effort of working to pin!

I never liked the stall call but also agree that wrestling matches were too often about strategy as opposed to attacking.  I think the sport is now heading in a better direction and the situational stall calls have potential.  

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