Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Hosts Freestyle Event

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. This is why it is called the present.

Fyre Duals

After Penn State faced the Army West Point Black Knights last Thursday, there were a number of head-to-head matches between opponents relevant to Penn State.

Going through

Arizona State has recruited extremely well in recent years as head coach Zeke Jones used the age-old wrestling trick of tapping into a large family of wrestlers. Anthony Valencia, the younger brother of former 2x Champ Zahid, uses his last year of eligibility somehow still competing at 165 pounds. Coach Zeke has excluded his younger brother Cael from the duel, but he’s already 4-0 this season.

Fresno State All-American transfer Kyle Parco bolsters Sparky’s middleweights and when Cael Valencia hits the roster at 174 their only weakness may be at 184, where Freshman Nummer is 0-3.

They also have this guy to finish the duels:

They are a very formidable Top 10 team that could be a great game for Penn State if they meet in the Collegiate Duals in December.

As part of its off-season blogging talent acquisition, Intermat took over Wrestling Quoter, Darius Levan, whose quote work you can find on Twitter at @WrestlingQuoter and whose former the blog can be read here. His new title at Intermat is Correspondent Pac-12, and you can read his recap of this dual ASU-OU and the rest of the Pac-12 here.

Also check out these Cal Poly ‘Countable Extra Matches’ site:

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Hoo boy, it was tight between two Top 10 teams at the Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg!

It was 13-12 after Bolen beat Jordan, and the Buckeyes won the last two to win.

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Due to the way Cornell is sailing the Ivy League rules without a red shirt, it’s always tough trying to keep up with what could be their playoff roster, and this year is no different. The last time we saw them compete, in the 2020 season before the pandemic ended, Arujao and Yianni (“John” above) were battling at 125 and 141 respectively. When they hosted the former coach Rob Koll and his new team, Stanford, Arujao and Yianni struggled at 133 and 149 respectively.

But this duel has become more famous for the officiant than for a leading man who returns home narrative.


Former Penn Stater and current Lock Haven head coach Scott Moore steps in with Seth Nevills high school coach Adam Tirapelle. The most egregious of the complaints concerned a withdrawal that was not called in the Julian Ramirez (a recent 8-5 victim of Penn State’s Matt Lee at the Bearcat Open) against returning national champion Shane Griffith at 165.

But my favorite takery comes from a relatively new expert: Michigan Wrestling Ref!

Rules and official talk can quickly become the most tedious on the wrestling internet, but I think I’m here for new creators of content like this, who bring a bit of flair to the otherwise dry tundra of grips. arbitration.

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This duel highlighted the gap between the Top-5 teams and the Top-15 teams.

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I couldn’t watch this one, but the final score shocked me. It can certainly happen when wrestler # 4 at 165 loses to wrestler # 30 and wrestler # 5 at 133 is pinned down by guy # 24.

Oh, and watch how Malyke Hines did that!

That’s right: a defensive pin. Not something you see every day.

Here’s another look:

“A Few Seconds” does a good job there, but we’ll allow the poetic license to past Mountain Hawk All-American Beckman.

Journeymen Collegiate Duals matches and schedule have been fixed!

As a reminder, Coach Cael told us a few weeks ago that “the point is not to fight your conference meet before your conference meet, you just have to organize reputable doubles matches with non-competitive opponents. traditional. And organize a big event and see how it goes.

So how will this be?

We have two pools of six, which are securely separated. No Blue Hen team will play against a Red Hen team on any day of the event.

Inside each pool we have two mats, each accommodating three teams.

Blue carpet 1:

Blue carpet 2:

  • Arizona State
  • Virginie Tech
  • Hofstra

Red carpet 1:

Red carpet 2:

  • Missouri
  • NC state
  • Binghamton

After the first day of competition, each pool’s stack will have its three teams ranked 1 to 3. With the division of power already instilled, a stack is unlikely to result in three teams each with a 1-1 record. , but in this rare case, I guess they will use the double point total as a tiebreaker.

On the second day of competition, the two # 1s from each pool will compete against each other, as will their two # 2s and their two # 3s.

Now that I think about it, I really, really love him.

First of all, that makes a lot of very good teams that we can look at in turn, regardless of the opponent. But number two, the clashes, given the separation requirements mentioned above, are superb. Day One’s PSU-Cornell, ASU-Va Tech and Mizzou-NC State are all on fire.

Add in the possibilities of Day 2 of Iowa v Mizzou / NC State, PSU v ASU / Va Tech, and all the downline showdowns, and we feast for the eyes.

Some of you know that my family has experimented with home schooling this year. Overall, everything has gone quite well, both stimulating and rewarding. My favorite part was kicking off our school day with a group reading aloud; a 30-minute session where we take turns reading a page from a book we have chosen from the grade six recommendations.

In October, we read one of my childhood favorites: “Call of the Wild” by Jack London. I love the story of a Southern California Saint Bernard who was taken to work hard and survive in Alaska during the Gold Rush of the early 1900s, but I love the language even more. London storytelling is so vivid and full of so many five dollar words that we had to take a break from researching dictionaries during most of the chapters.

It’s been easily over 30 years since I last read it, and my wrestling fan has grown tremendously since I was a teenager, when I was competing. So I guess it shouldn’t have been a surprise for this rereading to bring up so many comparisons and cross-pictures with this sport we love so much. As such, I thought I would try sharing a passage from Call of the Wild, to see if you too could see the wrestler in this great writer’s incredible doggo.

From Chapter Two: The Law of the Club and the Fang:

Its development (or regression) has been rapid. His muscles became hard as iron and he became numb to ordinary pain. It has achieved internal as well as external economy. He could eat anything, no matter how disgusting or indigestible; and, when eaten, the juices of his stomach extracted the last particle of food; and his blood carried him to the ends of his body, building him in the hardest and strongest tissues. Sight and smell became remarkably sharp, while his hearing developed so keenly that, in his sleep, he heard even the slightest sound and knew whether it was announcing peace or peril.

It was no task for him to learn to fight with the cut and slash and the quick wolf slam. In this way had fought forgotten ancestors. They quickened the old life in him, and the old tricks that they had carved into the heredity of the race was his tricks. They came to him without effort or discovery, as if they had always been his. And when, on the still cold nights, he pointed his nose at a star and howled long and like a wolf, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing his nose at the star and howling through the centuries and through him. And its cadences were their cadences, the cadences which expressed their unhappiness and what was for them the meaning of stiffness, cold and darkness.

It’s all for this week. Hope to see you again here next Wednesday!

As always, I invite comments of all flavors. Please feel free to engage in the comments below or on twitter @ JpPearson71.

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