Cal Baptist’s Mitchell Mesenbrink Transfers To Penn State Wrestling

Just two days after the commitment of Bernie Truax, Penn State wrestling has landed another big name out of the transfer portal.

Redshirt freshman Mitchell Mesenbrink is coming to Happy Valley after a single season with Cal Baptist, he announced via a live stream Friday afternoon.

Mesenbrink posted a 2-0 record in his first collegiate season in the 165-pound weight class after being ranked the No. 12 recruit for the class of 2022. The Wisconsin native moved home in December 2022 before entering the transfer portal in March.

Aside from college wrestling, Mesenbrink took home the silver medal at the 2022 U20 World Championships, with the loss coming from Kanan Heybatov of Azerbaijan.

Mesenbrink notably beat now-fellow teammate Levi Haines twice in the US Team Trials to solidify his spot in the tournament.

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Mara McKeon

Mara is a senior staff writer majoring in English and public relations. She loves all things sports and anything that has peanut butter. You can usually find her obsessing over country music or Penn State wrestling and counting down the days until she gets to see Luke Combs in Beaver Stadium. Feel free to reach her on Twitter @MckeonMara, and for more formal affairs, her email is [email protected].

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