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Penn State Wrestlers Steamroll No. 9 Gophers

No. 3 Penn State steamrolls No. 9 Minnesota on the road the Nittany Lions open up Big Ten competition.

Penn State's wrestling team (5-0, 1-0 B1G) opened up Big Ten competition in dominating fashion as they took down Minnesota 33-6, winning eight of ten bouts in the match. The road victory in Minneapolis helped the Nittany Lions advanced their undefeated season with five wins.

This dual was put away by PSU in short order as the Lions held a strong 24-0 lead at halftime.

Here's an overview of the results:

149: No. 1 Zain Rutherford (PSU) pin Carson Brolsma - 2:28 / 6-0

157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (PSU) pin No. 9 Jake Short - 3:44 / 12-0

165: No. 5 Vincenzo Joseph (PSU) dec. No. 14 Nick Wanzek - 7-4 / 15-0

174: Geno Morelli (PSU) dec. Chris Pfarr - 5-2 / 18-0

184: No. 2 Bo Nickal (PSU) pin Bobby Stevenson - 2:36 / 24-0

197: No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minn) dec. No. 11 Matt McCutcheon - 3-2 / 24-3

285: No. 5 Nick Nevills (PSU) dec. No. 8 Michael Kroells - 4-0 / 27-3

125: No. 3 Nick Suriano (PSU) dec. No. 6 Ethan Lizak - 8-6 / 30-3

133: No. 16 Mitch McKee (Minn) dec. George Carpenter - 2-1 / 30-6

141: No. 12 Jimmy Gulibon (PSU) dec. No. 9 Tommy Thorn - 6-3 / 33-6

Penn State visits No. 6 Nebraska in its second Big Ten road showdown of the weekend on Sunday, January 8 at 3 pm ET. The Nittany Lions next home dual is Friday, January 13 against Rutgers at 7 pm ET in Rec Hall.


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