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Re: Southern Scuffle
« Reply #120 on: December 30, 2010, 01:46:32 PM »
Down goes Lewnes.  Ruth won 11-5.  Anyone know when the finals start, I want to catch them on the webcast.

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Re: Southern Scuffle
« Reply #121 on: December 30, 2010, 01:57:42 PM »
Thx.  I'm assuming thats 4:30 central. 


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« Reply #122 on: December 30, 2010, 06:40:58 PM »
Taylor - 2 pins, 4 tech falls, 19-2 win in the final.  V, you are the swami.

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Re: Southern Scuffle
« Reply #123 on: December 30, 2010, 08:38:47 PM »
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No. 4 Penn State Co-Champs of 2010 Southern Scuffle with No. 1 Cornell

Ruth wins Outstanding Wrestler Award with sizzling show at 174


                GREENSBORO, N.C.; December 30, 2010 – The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team continued its outstanding early season run, claiming the Co-Championships of the 2010 Southern Scuffle in Greensboro, N.C.  Penn State, ranked No. 4, tied No. 1 Cornell for the team crown.  The Nittany Lions sent four wrestlers to the finals in front of a rowdy crowd at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and crowned three champions.


                Red-shirt freshmen David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) and Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) won titles at 157 and 165 while junior Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio) forged the tie with a title winning decision in the tournament’s final bout at heavyweight.  Ruth’s sizzling title-run at 174 earned him the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler Award.  Two-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.) almost made it four for four in the finals for Penn State with a one-point loss to the nation’s top-ranked wrestler in the nation at 149. The Nittany Lions sent 15 wrestlers into action at the two-day event and eight placed.


                True freshman Frank Martellotti (Pittsburgh, Pa.) bounced back from a loss in his first bout yesterday to reel off six straight wins before a loss in the consolation semifinals.  Martellotti, ranked No. 16 nationally at 125, would end the event with a 6-3 record and a sixth place finish and is 18-3 on the year.  Senior Brad Pataky (Clearfield, Pa.) had a solid return to the mat after missing the first semester with an injury.  Pataky went 3-2 with a major and a tech fall.  While not placing at 125, Pataky’s first action of the year should spur him on to more action at the Virginia Duals on Jan. 7-8.


                Sophomore Bryan Pearsall (Lititz, Pa.) went 4-2 at 133.  The Lion went 1-1 today, picking up crucial bonus points with a pin in his first bout before losing in the sixth round of consolations.  Pearsall had two pins during the tournament for the Nittany Lions and is now 13-6 overall.


                At 141, true freshman Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) gave up a last-second takedown to No. 1 Kellen Russell of Michigan and dropped a 4-3 decision in a thrilling upset bid in the semifinals.  The 9th-ranked 141-pounder rebounded for two wins in wrestle-back to take third place.  Alton went 6-1 on the day with three pins and a major.  He is now 19-1 on the year.  Senior Adam Lynch (Mifflinburg, Pa.) lost to No.11 Michael Mangrum of Oregon State in his quarterfinal match-up and then lost again in wrestle-backs to finish one win shy of placing.  Lynch went 3-2 with a pin and a major at the tourney and is 7-3 overall.


                After a quarterfinal win, two-time All-American Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), ranked No. 6 at 149, crushed No. 15 Torsten Gillespie 9-1 That win moved him into the finals where he met No. 1 Kyle Dake of Cornell.  Molinaro set the offensive tempo, taking shot after shot in the finals but Dake was able to spend the match on the edge of the mat and used a third period escape to post the 1-0 win.  Molinaro went 6-1 on the day with three majors and a technical fall.  Molinaro improves to 14-2 on the year.


                Sophomore James English (York, Pa.) capped off an outstanding performance for the Nittany Lions by taking 7th place.  English posted a 1-1 mark on day two and went 5-2 at the tournament with a pin.  He is now 13-4 overall.


                Red-shirt freshman David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), ranked No. 3 at 157, continued to dominate the field with a 23-6 technical fall over Michigan’s Brandon Zeerip in the semifinals. The win moved him into the finals where he took on No. 9 Paul Young of Indiana.  In another dominating performance, Taylor made short work of the Hoosier senior, turning the veteran Big Ten grappler numerous times on his way to a decisive 18-2 technical fall at the 4:06 mark.  Taylor was simply unchallenged at the event, going 6-0 with four technical falls and two pins.  Taylor is still undefeated on the year with a 19-0 mark.


                Classmate James Vollrath (Richboro, Pa.) continued his hot run.  After losing in the first round yesterday, Vollrath won nine straight matches to take third place.  Included in his run was a 5-3 victory over No. 7 Bryce Saddoris of Navy.  Vollrath now sports 21-4 record.


                Red-shirt freshman Jake Kemerer (Greensburg, Pa.) took No. 6 Paul Gillespie to the limit as the Hofstra grappler needing riding time to win 2-1 in the quarters at 165.  Kemerer then lost his first wrestle-back and bowed out of the tournament with a 3-2 record, one win shy of placing.  Kemerer is 11-5 on the year. Sophomore Nick Fischer (Unionville, Pa.) bowed out of the tournament after a 3-2 showing yesterday.


                Ranked No. 10 at 174, red-shirt freshman Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) gave notice to the country with a thorough 11-5 win over No. 1 Mack Lewnes of Cornell in the semifinals. Ruth then took on No. 2 Chris Henrich of Virginia in the finals.  In a feat rare for any wrestler, yet alone a freshman, Ruth dominated the second-ranked Cavalier on his way to a 7-2 win.  In beating the No. 1 and No. 2 seed in the same afternoon, Ruth won the Scuffle crown with a 5-0 record (including two pins and a major).  Ruth will head to the Virginia Duals with a 17-1 record.


                With All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) still recovering from an injury at 184, red-shirt freshman Andrew Church (Erie, Pa.) went 0-2 yesterday and was Penn State’s only competitor at that weight.


                Red-shirt freshman Nick Ruggear (Oxford, Pa.) went 1-2 at 197 yesterday and was eliminated as Penn State’s only wrestler at that weight as well.


                Junior heavyweight Cameron Wade (Twinsburg, Ohio), ranked No. 6 nationally, continued to roll and beat No. 12 Clayton Jack 7-4 in the semifinals, setting up a finals bout against No. 7 Ben Apland of Michigan. Wade needed a win to force a tie in the team race and he gave the packed house all they could handle.  Down 2-1 with time running out, Wade turned Apland for two back points as the Lion faithful roared and, with a riding time point, notched a 4-2 thriller to take the title at heavyweight.  The win allowed Penn State to forge a tie in the team race as well.  Wade went 6-0 with three pins to win the title and now has a 16-2 overall record.


                The Nittany Lions and Big Red each had 151.5 points while Oregon State was a distant third with 132.5.  Michigan claimed fourth with 132 while Minnesota wrestled to a fifth place finish with 126.5 points. Penn State went 65-22 on the day with 36 of those bouts earning bonus points.  Penn State had 15 pins, six technical falls and 15 majors while placing eight wrestlers in the top eight.


                Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lions return to action at the Virginia Duals on January 7-8 in the new year.  The two-day dual meet tournament takes place in Hampton, Virginia.  Penn State’s next home dual is a nationally televised match-up with No. 21 Pittsburgh on Jan. 21.  Action in the Big Ten Network live event begins at 6 p.m. in Rec Hall.  Fans wishing to purchase single dual meet tickets for the 2010-11 Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling season can place their orders by calling 814-865-5555 or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office.  The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Ticket pricing is $8 for adults and $5 for youth, and there will be a limit of eight tickets per order.  Group sales are also available.  The 2010-11 Penn State wrestling season is presented by the Family Clothesline. All Penn State events will once again air live on Forever Broadcasting’s WRSC (1390 AM) and WSQV (92.1 FM).  All radio broadcasts are streamed live at as part of the All-Access package.  The 2010-11 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.




Thursday, December 30, 2010 – Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, N.C.

T1: PENN STATE – 151.5 pts.

T1: Cornell – 151.5 pts.

3: Oregon State – 132.5 pts.

4: Michigan – 132.0 pts.

5: Minnesota – 126.5 pts.

6: Kent State – 76.0 pts.

7: Edinboro – 72.0 pts.

8: Penn – 71.5 pts.

T9: Hofstra – 65.5 pts.

T9: Virginia – 65.5 pts.



Thursday, December 30, 2010 – Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, N.C.


125: #4 James Nicholson (Old Dominion) W, 4-2 dec.  #7 Zach Sanders (Minnesota)
133: #9 Rollie Peterkin (Penn) W, 6-0 dec. #4 Lou Ruggirello (Hofstra)
141: #1 Kellen Russell (Michigan) W, 6-2 dec. #2 Mike Thorn (Minnesota)
149: #1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) W, 1-0 dec. #6 Frank Molinaro (Penn State)
157: #3 David Taylor (Penn State) W, 18-2 tech. fall over #9 Paul Young (Indiana) (TF; 4:06)
165: #4 Justin Kerber (Cornell) W, 6-4 dec. #7 Cody Yohn (Minnesota)
174: #10 Ed Ruth (Penn State) W, 7-2 dec. #2 Chris Henrich (Virginia)
184: #2 Chris Honeycutt (Edinboro) W, 7-2 dec. #3 Steve Bosak (Cornell)
197: #2 Cam Simaz (Cornell) W, 5-4 (TB) dec. #6 Cayle Byers (George Mason)
285: #6 Cameron Wade (Penn State) W, 4-2 dec.  #7 Ben Apland (Michigan)


Penn State’s 125 agate:


#16 Frank Martellotti:

1st Round:  bye

2nd Round: L, 1-4 dec. Mark Rappo, Penn

Conso Rd. 2: W, 10-0 maj. dec. Dustin Brooks, Indiana

Conso Rd. 3: W, 14-0 maj. dec. Jacob Corrill, North Carolina

Conso Rd. 4: W, 9-3 dec. Robert Jillard, Liberty

Conso Rd. 5: WBF over Steve Mitcheff, Kent State (3:19)

Conso Rd. 6: W, 6-3 dec. Matthew Snyder, Virginia

Conso Qtr: W, 9-3 dec. Sean Boyle, Michigan

Conso Semi: L, 4-6 #14 Ben Kjar, Utah Valley

5th Place: L, 4-12 maj. dec. #13 Frank Perrelli, Cornell

Went 6-3, 6th place


Brad Pataky:

1st Round: W, 11-3 maj. dec. Johnathan Pope, VMI

2nd Round: W, 15-0 tech. fall over Pedram Rahmatabadi, North Carolina (TF; 2:50)

3rd Round: L, 4-5 dec. #13 Frank Perrelli, Cornell

Conso Rd. 4: W, 7-1 dec. vs. Sean Boylan, Bloomsburg

Conso Rd. 5: L, 3-11 maj. dec. Sean Boyle, Michigan

Went 3-2, DNP


Penn State’s 133 agate:


Bryan Pearsall:

1st Round: W, 5-2 dec. Joseph Spisak, Virginia

2nd Round: W, 6-5 dec. Jordan Thome, Army

3rd Round: L, 2-5 dec. Eric Morrill, Edinboro

Conso Rd. 4: WBF over Allen Stein, Navy (3:48)

Conso Rd. 5: WBF over Evan Kolb, Lock Haven (5:30)

Conso Rd. 6: L, 7-11 dec. Garrett Drucker, Oregon State

Went 4-2, DNP


Penn State’s 141 agate:


#9 Andrew Alton

1st Round: WBF over Nick Heilmann, North Carolina (6:24)

2nd Round: WBF over Daniel Ownby, UNC-Greensboro (0:22)

3rd Round: WBF over Augustus Sako, Virginia (1:23)

Qtrs: W, 15-7 maj. dec. #10 Cole Von Ohlen, Air Force

Semis: L, 3-4 dec. #1 Kellen Russell, Michigan

Conso Semi: W, 8-5 dec. Zack Kemmerer, Penn

3rd Place: W, 9-5 dec. #10 Cole Von Ohlen, Air Force

Went 6-1, 3rd place


Adam Lynch

1st Round: WBF over #14 Germaine Lindsey, Ohio (6:19)

2nd Round: W, 12-4 maj. dec. Rocco Wellek, North Carolina

3rd Round: W, 6-0 dec. Luke Vaith, Hofstra

Qtrs: L, 3-6 dec. #11 Michael Mangrum, Oregon State

Conso Rd. 6: LBF vs. August Sako, Virginia (5:27)

Went 3-2, DNP


Penn State’s 149 agate:


#6 Frank Molinaro

1st Round: W, 16-4 maj. dec. Eric Filipowiz, Navy

2nd Round: W, 6-1 dec. Scott Sakaguchi, Oregon State

3rd Round: W, 22-7 tech. fall over Daniel Helena, North Carolina (TF; 7:00; no NF)

Qtrs: W, 11-2 maj. dec. Tommy Sasfy of Kent State

Semis: W, 9-1 maj. dec. #15 Torsten Gillespie, Edinboro

FINALS: L, 0-1 dec. #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell

Went 5-1, 2nd Place


James English

1st Round: W, 7-3 dec. Derek Royster, The Citadel

2nd Round: WBF over Mike Long, VMI (4:27)

3rd Round:  W, 10-2 maj. dec. Daniel Young, Army

Qtrs: L, 0-4 dec. #1 Kyle Dake, Cornell

Conso Rd. 6: W, 4-0 dec. Marcel Clopton, Kent State

Conso Qtrs: L, 2-4 dec. #14 Ivan Loupochanski, UNC-Greensboro

7th Place: W, 3-2 vs. Daniel Young, Army

Went 5-2, 7th place


Penn State’s 157 agate:


#3 David Taylor

1st Round: W, 18-2 tech. fall vs. Alex Elder, Oregon State (TF; 5:26)

2nd Round: W, 20-5 tech. fall vs. Joseph Grygelko, Minnesota (TF; 4:52)

3rd Round:  WBF over Bradley Wukie, Penn (2:37)

Qtrs: WBF over Kyle Kiss, North Carolina (1:18)

Semis: W, 23-6 tech. fall over Brandon Zeerip, Michigan (TF; 6:15)

FINALS: W, 18-2 tech. fall over #9 Paul Young, Indiana (TF; 4:06)

Went 6-0, CHAMPION


James Vollrath

1st Round: L, 1-4 dec. Daniel Kolodzik, Princeton

Conso Rd. 1: W, 8-1 dec. Thad Keklak, Kent State

Conso Rd. 2: W, 3-2 dec. Pierre Frazile, The Citadel

Conso Rd. 3: W, 8-0 maj. dec. Jesse Shanaman, Cornell

Conso Rd. 4: W, 12-2 maj. dec. Jaaziah Bethea, George Mason

Conso Rd. 5: W, 3-2 dec. Bryce Bussler, Bloomsburg

Conso Rd. 6: W, 10-3 dec. Kyle Kiss, North Carolina

Conso Qtrs: W, 6-1 dec. Corey Mock, North Carolina

Conso Semis: W, 5-3 dec. #7 Bryce Saddoris, Navy

3rd Place: W, 6-5 dec. Brandon Zeerip, Michigan

Went 9-1, 3rd place


Penn State’s 165 agate:


Jake Kemerer

1st Round: W, 12-4 maj. dec. Colin Genthert, North Carolina State

2nd Round: W, 6-1 dec. Dominick Vetell, Appalachian State

3rd Round: W, 10-5 dec. Aaron Keeton, George Mason

Qtrs: L, 1-2 dec. #6 P.J. Gillespie, Hofstra

Conso Rd. 6: L, 0-6 dec. Jeb Clark, Utah Valley

Went 3-2, DNP


Nick Fischer

1st Round: W, 5-2 dec. Nick Rex, Campbell

2nd Round: L, 2-8 dec. Jeb Clark, Utah Valley

Conso Rd. 2: W, 9-0 maj. dec. Kyle Dilley, Ohio

Conso Rd. 3: W, 9-1 maj. dec. Jared Shernoffsky, Duke

Conso Rd. 4: L, 3-4 dec. Mason Bailey, Navy

Went 3-2 overall, eliminated


Penn State’s 174 agate:


#10 Ed Ruth

1st Round: bye

2nd Round: WBF over Robert Doyle, Army (2:11)

3rd Round: W, 11-3 maj. dec. Justin Zeerip, Michigan

Qtrs: WBF over Michael Khoury, Lock Haven (1:07)

Semis: W, 11-5 dec. #1 Mack Lewnes, Cornell

FINALS: W, 7-2 dec. #2 Chris Henrich, Virginia

Went 5-0, CHAMPION


Penn State’s 184 agate:


Andrew Church

1st Round: L, 2-5 dec. Brock Mantella, Boston

Conso Rd. 1: bye

Conso Rd. 2:  L, 3-8 dec. Harrison Cook, Penn

Went 0-2, eliminated


Penn State’s 197 agate:


Nick Ruggear

1st Round: bye

2nd Round: L, 0-6 dec. Caylor Williams, UNC-Greensboro

Conso Rd. 2: bye

Conso Rd. 3: W, 10-4 dec. Daniel Mills, Army

Conso Rd. 4: L, 3-8 dec. Beau Wenger, Ohio

Went 1-2, eliminated


Penn State’s 285 agate:


#6 Cameron Wade

1st Round: WBF over Andrew Wilson, Liberty (2:17)

2nd Round: W, 7-2 dec. Matt Tourdot, Old Dominion

3rd Round: WBF over Luke Johnson, The Citadel (4:47)

Qtrs: WBF over Jeremy Johnson, Ohio (4:01)

Semis: W, 7-4 dec. #12 Clayton Jack, Oregon State

FINALS: W, 4-2 dec. #7 Ben Apland, Michigan





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Re: Southern Scuffle
« Reply #124 on: December 30, 2010, 11:42:14 PM »

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Re: Southern Scuffle
« Reply #125 on: December 31, 2010, 02:38:52 AM »
 i have seen at least 100 of Paul Young's matches dating back to Jr.High. I have never seen anyone just piss pound him like that . I was upset about he and Kinser making the cut-now maybe the ''coaches '' at IU will recognize their error and send both of them up-PY and KK are killing themselves to make weight -ad the result ? They are getting their asses kicked.
 I could understand the cut if they were winning -but DAM-Kinser lost to Metzler and was stuck by Sakaguchi ? PY could not beat DT with a club in his hands .I wonder how he feels starving and working his ass off and looking around at guys he has beaten handily in the past who will probably AA this year ??
 I am Paul's biggest fan-and KK's too-but enough is enough !! IU has Taylor Walsh in RS at 149 who is 18-3. Why make these 2 Seniors who have done so much for a BS program waste their SR. years??
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« Reply #126 on: December 31, 2010, 02:50:49 AM »
I agree 100% herb. Let LeBlanc wrestle off with avery for 174.  The idea that the roster would be stronger with Leblanc in the line-up at 165 is this point wrong imo.

If they bump in weight NOW they should be dialed in come Big Tens and Nationals.

Other Scuffle talk....I was surprised by Kilgore dropping two in a row....and when Ruth beat Lewnes I thought....Yes..Henrich has this....and I was

Andrew Alton, David Taylor, and Ruth are insane!

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« Reply #127 on: December 31, 2010, 04:06:57 AM »
 Everyone gave up on LeBlanc too quickly IMO-he went 3ot's with the APP. State kid, Blevins-Insert walsh -move KK,PY and Ryan up and the line up is BETTER. Avery is a nice kid but is 5-9?And we are not even into the big 10's .No use wrestling Avery/LeBlanc as no way Avery could hang .The BEST IU will do is 3-5 in the big 10's -and that is IF everything goes perfectly-SO why basically take away PY and KK's SR. years ?
 If they did it now they would be readjusted in time for big 10s, as you pointed out .You saw PY last year . he was seconds from beating Howe .Now getting TF'd in the second ??
 I am so pissed I sent out 2 trade offers-both containing PY and KK.
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Re: Southern Scuffle
« Reply #128 on: December 31, 2010, 09:45:24 AM »
Hey herb and Drooke, don't get to excited about Youngs match with Taylor. We were there and Taylor was just out on another level today with everyone he wrestled. As far as the  move up or down in weight for the two Bloomington boys,I think it was a move to try to AA this year."THE PLAN" The cut is not hard on Paul , physically, as it is on Kurt. But I think The Plan has shown its weaknesses.Time to re group. You know what the great old coach from Iowa always said, if you have the wrestlers , wrestle em, don't hold em out. i think Goldman cant afford to red shirt anyone, ever in his program. The few good ones he has need to be in the lineup! His lineup has so many holes what the hell is he red shirting for? The beat downs in duels sure doesn't make the program attractive to prospects. On a side note,The Scuffle was,talent wise,as good as it gets.Well worth the trip.

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Re: Southern Scuffle
« Reply #129 on: December 31, 2010, 10:54:59 AM »
Don't look like it is going to be long before Penn. St. is the powerhouse everyone is gunning for.  To bad we can't disperse some of that talent around to other teams.  Wow, some great young talent.


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« Reply #130 on: December 31, 2010, 04:41:18 PM »
Don't look like it is going to be long before Penn. St. is the powerhouse everyone is gunning for.  To bad we can't disperse some of that talent around to other teams.  Wow, some great young talent.

If Quentin Wright can come back with no disability, they have a real shot at this title this season.

It appears Quentin Wright qualifies for a medical waiver 6th year. Sooooooooooooo....if he doesn't return this season he can retain soph status with the MW.  D Alton becomes available next year.  Add in Long for 2 more seasons.....

What a freakin lineup over the next 2.  The only holes are at 197 right now, and 285 year after next.

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Re: Southern Scuffle
« Reply #131 on: December 31, 2010, 05:11:29 PM »
and don't forget mcintosh and megaludis are coming to happy valley as well.
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