Penn State Wrestling Surges To 3-0 With 40-2 Win Over Binghamton

Another dual, another big win for Penn State. In their first road dual of the season, the Nittany Lions coasted past Binghamton 40-2. After Devin Schnupp lost the first bout at 125 lbs., Penn State won the last nine matches thanks to three pins and four majors.

How It Happened

With a 7-4 loss to Joe Nelson, Schnupp dropped a tight decision in the 125 lb. bout to start the dual for the fourth time in a row to begin the season. As Penn State trailed 3-0, Corey Keener put the Nittany Lions on the board with a 10-4 win over Kyle Nicholson after a big third period saw him turn a a 3-2 deficit into a six-point win. Jered Cortez tacked on the team’s first bonus points of the evening with a 12-2 major decision win over Joe Russ before Zain Retherford and Jason Nolf sent the dual into intermission with a pair of pins to make the team score 18-3 halfway through. After the break, Vincenzo Joseph majored Vincent DePrez 13-2 at 165 lbs. Mark Hall really opened the dual up with a fall in the 174 lb. bout when he reversed reversed and pinned Tony Lombardo in the second period. In the most anticipated matchup of the night between No. 1 Bo Nickal and No. 14 Steven Schneider, Nickal pulled out a 15-6 major decision. A call against Binghamton following the match took a point off the Bearcats’ team total. The dual rounded out with a 10-4 win by Anthony Cassar at 197 lbs. and 12-3 major decision win by Nick Nevills at 285 lbs.

Wrestler of the Dual: Mark Hall, Sophomore, 174 lbs.

Hall seems to impress in new ways every time out on the mat. His wild reversal-pin left many in awe and blew the dual open for the Nittany Lions.

What’s Next

Penn State will have a break from duals for about a month before it hosts Indiana on December 17. The Nittany Lions will next be in action this weekend at the Keystone Classic at the storied Palestra in Philadelphia.

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s Social Media Manager, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a sophomore majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. Feel free to follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter and email him at [email protected] to hear the story or if you’re bored and want to chat.


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