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Penn State Wrestling Lands Commitments From Two Former Cornell Recruits

Death, taxes, and Penn State wrestling constantly getting better.

Two former Cornell recruits — brothers Erik and Mason Gibson — announced their commitment to Cael Sanderson’s program on Saturday. Erik, who signed his National Letter of Intent with the Big Red last December, never actually wrestled with Cornell and will now take his talents to Happy Valley.

“After a ton of tough decisions I have decided to conclude my time up in Ithaca and flip my commitment to Penn State University,” Erik wrote. “Shoutout to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today. None of this would be possible without y’all.”

The elder Gibson hasn’t wrestled since his junior year of high school at Bishop McCort. According to, Erik compiled a 90-11 record throughout his first three years of high school.

Mason, on the other hand, is part of the Class of 2024 and now flips his commitment to the Nittany Lions. When he committed to Cornell back in June, he was FloWrestling’s No. 3-ranked wrestler in the 2024 class.

“love it or hate it — i’m staying home,” Mason wrote.

Mason joins Penn State’s Class of 2024 that includes top prospects like Joe Sealey and Zack Ryder.

Penn State wrestling opened up its 2022-23 campaign with a dominant 44-3 win over Lock Haven last Friday. Next up for the Nittany Lions is the Black Knight Open on Sunday, November 20, in West Point, New York

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Gabe Angieri

Gabe is a senior majoring in journalism and is suddenly Onward State's managing editor. He grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and has had the absolute misfortune of rooting for the Jets, Mets, and Knicks. If you want to see his bad sports takes, follow him on Twitter @gabeangieri and direct all hate mail and death threats to [email protected]

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