Sunday's Penn State wrestling match saw a crowd of 12,862 in the Bryce Jordan Center to take in the No. 1 Nittany Lions against the No. 15 Badgers in the conference dual opener. With some injuries plaguing the lineup, Cael Sanderson had to make some changes that sake Kade Moss at 141, Geno Morelli at 165 and Devon Van Cura in the heavyweight match.
Those three ended up 1-2 in their showdowns, but showed promise to their head coach. “I thought they did a good job. Overall, we wrestled pretty well," as Coach Sanderson explained.
Penn State ended up badgering Wisconsin for a 36-7 victory. Here's a review of the results:
125: No. 4 Nico Megaludis PSU maj. dec. Johnny Jimenez WIS, 11-3 / 4-0
133: No. 8 Jordan Conaway PSU win by forfeit / 10-0
141: Kade Moss PSU dec. Luke Rowh WIS, 4-1 / 13-0
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford PSU pinned Ryan Lubeck WIS, WBF (2:56) / 19-0
157: No. 3 Jason Nolf PSU pinned TJ Ruschell WIS, WBF (6:00) / 25-0
165: No. 3 Isaac Jordan WIS dec. Geno Morelli PSU, 5-4 / 25-3
174: No. 5 Bo Nickal PSU maj. dec. No. 16 Ricky Robertson WIS, 16-2 / 29-3
184: No. 13 Matt McCutcheon PSU maj. dec. Ryan Christensen WIS, 14-1 / 33-3
197: No. 1 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. Eric Peissig WIS, 7-1 / 36-3
285: Brock Horwath WIS maj. dec. Devon Van Cura PSU, 10-0 / 36-7