The Penn State wrestling squad extended its undefeated season to 4-0 by shutting out Binghamton (1-2, 1-1 EIWA) this past weekend. The Nittany Lions put in a dominating performance in front of a sold out Rec Hall, the 31st consecutive sellout for the wrestlers.
The PSU squad grabbed a 46-0 victory thanks to five major decisions and three pins, giving Cael Sanderson his 14th shutout in Happy Valley. Penn State won all ten bouts, nine with bonus points.
In place of No. 15 Jered Cortez, who was sidelined due to an injury sustained against Lehigh last weekend, sophomore George Carpenter got his dual-meet debut in the 133 bout. “George is the guy that’s always ready, he’s a gamer,” Sanderson said. “I kind of expected for him to wrestle really well because that’s what he does.”
Here's a rundown of the matches:
125: PSU's No. 4 Nick Suriano maj. dec. Steven Bulzomi - 12-2 - Penn State 4-0
133: PSU's George Carpenter tech. fall Ian Lupole - 7:00 - Penn State 9-0
141: PSU's No. 13 PSU's Jimmy Gulibon maj. dec. Dylan Caruano - 12-3 - Penn State 13-0
149: PSU's No. 1 Zain Retherford pin Parker Kropman - 2:39 - Penn State 19-0
157: PSU's No. 1 Jason Nolf pin Tristan Rifanburg - 3:48 - Penn State 25-0
165: PSU's No. 9 Vincenzo Joseph dec. Vincent DePrez - 10-5 - 28-0
174: PSU's Geno Morelli maj. dec. Anthony Lombardo - 22-9 - Penn State 32-0
184: PSU's No. 2 Bo Nickal maj. dec. No. 13 Steve Schneider - 18-7 - Penn State 36-0
197: PSU's No. 13 Matt McCutcheon maj. dec. Mark Tracy - 10-1 - Penn State 40-0
285: PSU's No. 8 Nick Nevills pin Connor Calkins - 3:57 - Penn State 46-0
Coach Sanderson summarized his squad's performance, saying, “We’re just trying to get better every match that’s the plan whether were wrestling Binghamton or a Big Ten opponent."