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Zack Beitz
Zack  Beitz


Mifflintown, Pa.

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Junior Zack Beitz heads into the new season coming off his first trip to the NCAA Championships. A qualifier at 149 last year, Beitz has built a solid foundation and will continue to challenge in 2015-16 Parents: Donna and Rusty Beitz -- Major: Energy, Business and Finance.

Lion Career
2014-15: #14 final coaches ranking/#14 final RPI...downed Lehigh’s Drew Longo 8-3 in season opener on 11/9...dominated #13 Mike Racciato of Pittsburgh 11-5 at Pitt on 11/21...majored Clarion senior Sam Sherlock 15-5 on 11/22...majored Maryland’s Ben Dorsay in Big Ten opener on 12/11...went 4-2 at the Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, placing fourth as the eighth seed...downed #9 Alex Pantaleo at Michigan in Penn State’s dual meet victory in Ann Arbor on 1/30...dropped close 6-4 dec. to #2 Brandon Sorensen of Iowa on 2/8...pinned #4 Josh Kindig of Oklahoma State in Stillwater on 2/15.
Big Ten Championships (3-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Went 3-2 at first Big Ten Championships, placing fifth as sixth seed.
NCAA Championships (1-2, DNP): The #12 seed at NCAAs... went 1-2 in first trip to NCAA Championships, including a first round major decision victory at 149...losses were 6-4 (sv) to #5 seed and 5-4 to #6 seed.

Made Penn State dual meet debut at Lehigh on 11/17, dropping tight 4-3 decision to #19 Mitch Minotti...made Rec Hall dual debut on 11/24, dropping tough 8-7 decision to Lock Haven senior Mac Maldarelli...picked up first career dual win for Penn State with 9-3 victory over Boston's Nick Tourville on 12/6 in Boston...picked up first Big Ten dual meet win by downing #19 Ian Paddock of Ohio State 5-3 on 12/15...third-period five-point move lead to 6-1 win over Iowa's Michael Kelly in PSU's dual win at Iowa on 12/21...went 2-2 at Southern Scuffle including 10-4 win over #9 Scott Sakaguchi of Oregon State, two losses were a 3-1 dec. to #8 Chris Villalonga of Cornell and a 2-0 dec. to teammate Luke Frey....dropped tough 5-3 (SV) decision to #4 Jason Tsirtsis of Northwestern on 1/19...picked up his third win of the year over a ranked wrestler on 1/24 with a 4-2 victory over #19 Caleb Ervin of Illinois...lost hard-fought 6-4 (SV2) decision to #3 Nick Dardanes on 2/9 at Minnesota...another close top ten loss, this time a 5-3 dec. to #9 Josh Kindig on 2/16.

Red-shirt season...posted outstanding 24-9 overall record in open tournaments...had six majors...went 2-2 at Binghamton Open on 11/11...took fifth at ESU Open on 11/17 with 7-2 mark, including two majors...posted 6-2 mark at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...went 3-2 at Southern Scuffle on 12/31...went 6-2 at National Collegiate Open on 2/24 to take fourth.

High School/Personal:
Zack Beitz is the younger brother of teammate Seth Beitz. Beitz placed in the top five at states four straight years, finishing second fifth and third before winning it all last season at Juniata High School. An outstanding all-around athlete, Beitz lettered in track as well. He was wrestling team captain for three years. Beitz is planning on majoring in Mechanical Engineering and is the son of Rusty and Donna Beitz.

Career Statistics
2012-13 Red Shirt Season
2013-14 11-9 5-5 (3-2) 6-4 (0-0/0-0) 1-0 1-0 0-1 15
2014-15 19-11 11-4 (6-3) 8-7 (3-2/1-2) 2-0 1-0 6-0 40
Career 30-20 16-9 (9-5) 14-11 (3-2/1-2) 3-0 2-0 6-1 55
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