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Greg Kerkvliet Not Expected To Wrestle For Penn State In 2021

Penn State wrestling head coach Cael Sanderson doesn’t expect redshirt freshman Greg Kerkvliet to wrestle this season.

“If Greg were available, he’d be wrestling,” Sanders told the media Wednesday. “We’re not expecting to get him back this year, unfortunately, so it’s [Seth] Nevills’ opportunity to step up and get things done.”

Coming into the year ranked as the fifth-best heavyweight, Kerkvliet did not see the mat in Penn State’s first three dual meets.

With Kerkvliet unavailable, Nevills has filled the starting spot at the weight pretty well for the Nittany Lions. Nevills is 3-0 on the year with a pin, tech fall, and decision. The true sophomore also earned himself a top-ten ranking, coming in at No. 7 according to InterMat’s latest NCAA rankings.

Sanderson also addressed some of the other question marks Penn State has at 125 and 149 lbs.

At 149 lbs., Sanderson said the starting spot is still up for grabs. In its three matches thus far, Penn State has wrestled three different wrestlers — Jarod Verkleeren, Luke Gardner, and Terell Barraclough — at that weight.

As far as 125 lbs. goes, Penn State will soon wrestle someone at the weight for the first time this season, as no 125-pounders have been cleared to wrestle for the first three matches of the year. The starter is expected to be either Robbie Howard or Baylor Shunk.

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Max Tolson

Max is a senior majoring in print journalism. He hails from the small town of Millsboro, DE and loves to watch the Eagles and Penn State wrestling. Follow him on twitter @TolsonMax or send emails to [email protected] Go Birds!

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