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Taylor, Ruth, and Retherford Succeed at U.S. Open and Junior Nationals Taylor, Ruth, and Retherford Succeed at U.S. Open and Junior Nationals
191 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
David Taylor and Ed Ruth excelled at the ASICS/U.S. Open this past weekend, placing second and third respectively. They were joined by 13 other members of the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club, including Zain Retherford, who placed second in the FILA Junior Nationals. [Read More]
Penn State Lionettes Win Third Consecutive National Championship Penn State Lionettes Win Third Consecutive National Championship
192 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
It was the first time at the competition that a team had won three consecutive championships. The team earned 9.615 points in the eight-team finals, beating out the University of Louisville by a mere .049 points. [Read More]
David Taylor and Ed Ruth Named Finalists for Hodge Trophy David Taylor and Ed Ruth Named Finalists for Hodge Trophy
194 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
The Hodge Trophy is wrestling’s version of the Heisman Trophy, and it is awarded to the best wrestler based on seven categories (some quantifiable and some not): record, number of pins, dominance, quality of competition, past credentials, sportsmanship/citizenship, and heart. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling Wins Fourth Consecutive National Championship, Ruth & Taylor Win Individual Titles Penn State Wrestling Wins Fourth Consecutive National Championship, Ruth & Taylor Win Individual Titles
195 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
“Anyone that’s watched David Taylor or Ed Ruth wrestle is an instant wrestling fan,” head coach Cael Sanderson said. “Those guys are fun to watch — they wrestle with fire and passion. You need heroes and guys like that to build the sport. To be able to finish off the way they did has been [Read More]
Looking Back at Penn State Wrestling’s Best All-Time Roster Looking Back at Penn State Wrestling’s Best All-Time Roster
197 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
David Taylor and Ed Ruth are wrapping up their careers as Nittany Lions and will certainly go down as two of the best Penn State wrestlers ever. With the program’s recent success in mind, we decided to look back at the careers of some of the most notable Penn State wrestlers of all time. [Read More]
Taylor and Ruth Lead Penn State Wrestling to Senior Day Victory Taylor and Ruth Lead Penn State Wrestling to Senior Day Victory
199 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
“I’m just like the people in the stands. I just enjoy watching them wrestle,” head coach Cael Sanderson said when asked what he would miss most about the two wrestlers. ”That’s why people will be talking about these two forever.” [Read More]
Penn State Wrestlers Lose First Match of the Season to No. 3 Minnesota Penn State Wrestlers Lose First Match of the Season to No. 3 Minnesota
201 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
No. 3 Minnesota stretched its unbeaten streak against Penn State to ten matches with an 18-17 win, giving the top-ranked Nittany Lions its first loss since February 1, 2013. [Read More]
A Look at Penn Staters in Past Winter Olympics A Look at Penn Staters in Past Winter Olympics
201 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
Penn State had 19 Olympians in the 2012 London Olympics. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, as it appears that there are no Nittany Lion athletes competing. With that in mind, we look back at past Penn State Winter Olympians. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestlers Defeat Michigan State 42-3 With Four Pins Penn State Wrestlers Defeat Michigan State 42-3 With Four Pins
202 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
Penn State's top-ranked wrestling team nearly shut out Michigan State Friday night, winning nine of 10 bouts. The Nittany Lions improve to 12-0 overall and 6-0 in the Big Ten. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling Tops Illinois 31-3 Penn State Wrestling Tops Illinois 31-3
203 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Katie Blitz
Top-ranked Penn State wrestling continued its winning ways Friday night, defeating No. 11 Illinois 31-3, dropping only one match at 133. In the premiere bout of the night, Penn State’s Nico Megaludis (#2) sneaked out a victory against rival Jesse Delgado (#4) 5-4 in front of a sold-out Rec Hall. [Read More]
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