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Penn State Wrestling Loses, America Wins

For a decade, Cael Sanderson and his year-over-year All-American-loaded lineup have been a model of consistency, greatness, and hatred. His teams’ rare lapses of the two former have brought outpourings of the latter among wrestling fans. Following Penn State wrestling’s first dual loss in 1,771 days, Friday was no different.

The Twitter trolls had been in hiding for nearly five years before the Nittany Lions lost to Arizona State. But when they (finally) got the opportunity to celebrate a Sanderson loss, they came out of the woodworks in full force faster than you could say “The No. 1 team in the country just forfeited a weight on national TV.”

In addition to celebrating the end of Penn State’s legendary run, a popular criticism was of Sanderson’s controversial decision to forfeit at 184 lbs. While Penn State fans bemoaned how it cost the team the dual, many thought it was a “typical chicken shit move” by the ever tactical Sanderson.

However, while this loss was far from an ideal start to the weekend for Penn State Athletics, there are some believing it’s all part of a greater plan.

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About the Author

Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s managing editor, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a senior 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. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.


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