Wrestling: Penn State vs. Ohio State game notes
Centre Daily Times
When: 2 p.m. today
Where: Rec Hall
Radio: WRSC 1390, WSQV 92.1 Penn State Nittany Lions
Probable Starters Wrestler Yr.
No. 17 Frank Martellotti Fr. 11-0 Bryan Pearsall So. 8-4 No. 10 Andrew Alton Fr. 12-0 No. 6 Frank Molinaro Jr. 7-1 No. 3 David TaylorFr. 12-0 Nick Fischer So. 9-3 or Jake Kemerer Fr. 7-3 174 No. 11 Ed Ruth Fr. 11-1 184 Andrew Church Fr. 5-5 197 Nick Ruggear Fr. 12-4 Hwt No. 6 Cameron Wade So. 9-2
Ohio State Buckeyes
Probable Starters Wt. Wrestler Yr. Record
125 Bo Touris Jr. 1-0 133 No. 10 Ian Paddock So. 12-3 141 Randy Languis Fr. 7-7 149 Sean Nemec Jr. 8-6 157 No. 13 Colt Sponseller Sr. 11-1 165 Jared Kusar So. 7-8 174 No. 13 Nick Heflin Fr. 13-2 184 Peter Capone Fr. 12-9 197 C.J. Magrum So. 4-3 Hwt Johnny Hiles So. 0-5 All individual rankings are InterMat/NWCA as of Wednesday Series: Penn State leads 13-11
Last meeting: Ohio State won 21-14 last season The skinny: This isn’t the meet everybody expected a few weeks ago. Penn State is without senior 125-pounder Brad Pataky and sophomore 184-pounder Quentin Wright because of injuries. The Buckeyes are without freshman 125-pounder Logan Stieber, freshman 141-pounder Collin Palmer and sophomore 165-pounder Tony Jameson for medical reasons. Stieber and Palmer were four-time Ohio state champs. Both wrestlers, coincidentally, lost to David Taylor in high school. Intermat considered Stieber the nation’s No. 1 recruit for 2010. Palmer was the nation’s No. 6 overall recruit in 2009. ...Penn State juggled its lineup because of Wright’s injury during last week’s 48-0 victory over Lock Haven. Coach Cael Sanderson said there will be no bumping today because he wants Ruth, who wrestled at 184 against the Bald Eagles, to face Heflin, who finished seventh at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Fischer could wrestle at 165 for Kemerer, who is recovering from an illness that sidelined him last week. Justin Ortega, a starter at 174 last year who opened this season at 197, is moving down to 184. But NCAA weight certification rules prevent Ortega from competing at 184 until the Virginia Duals, Jan. 7-8. Sanderson said Church will start at 184 today. ...The Buckeyes defeated Edinboro 31-14 last week. They lost to Pitt 18-17 and Nebraska 24-11 to begin the season. Oho State owns four straight victories over Penn State.
Tags: Andrew Alton, Andrew Church, Brad Pataky, Bryan Pearsall, Cael Sanderson, Cameron Wade, David Taylor, Ed Ruth, Frank Martellotti, Frank Molinaro, Jake Kemerer, Justin Ortega, Nick Fischer, Nick Ruggear, Quentin Wright