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National Champions on the mat, Penn State leads the nation with six first team All-Academic picks
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Penn State runs away from field to claim fifth title in last six years
Two-time All-American Jordan Conaway takes sixth at 133
Sanderson's squad sends five to NCAA semifinals, live tonight on ESPN
Senior All-American Jordan Conaway heads into the 2015-16 season coming off an All-American performance at 125 last year and gives Penn State options in the lower weights this year. A championship contender at 133, Conaway carries 61 career wins into his senior season. Conaway is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a first team NWCA national All-Academic selection. Parents: Jackie and David Conaway -- Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services
2014-15:#9 final coaches ranking/#8 final RPI...downed Lehigh's Scott Parker 4-3 in season opener on 11/9...20-3 tech fall over Clarion's Seth Carr on 11/22...won the Nittany Lion Open crown on 12/6, going 3-0 with two techs and a major...majored Maryland's Michael Beck on 12/11 in Big Ten opener...key 7-5 win over #5 Joey Dance in Penn State's 20-15 win over Virginia Tech on 12/19...went 5-2 to place seventh at the Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...majored Minnesota's Ethan Lizak on 1/25...lost on riding time, 6-5, to #5 Thomas Gilman of Iowa on 2/8.
Big Ten Championships (3-1, 3rd, NCAA Qualifier):Went 3-1at Big Ten Championships, placing third as the fifth seed.
NCAA Championships (4-3, 8th, All-American): Earned first All-American honor with 4-3 run at 125 in St.Louis...entered tournament as the #11 seed and placed 8th.
Posted 4-1 mark at Binghamton Open on 11/10 to advance to finals, downing #11 Jimmy Gulibon in semifinals before dropping 3-1 dec. to #9 Mark Grey of Cornell in finals...went 3-0 with a pin to win the Thunder Wolve Open on 12/7, getting Outstanding Wrestler laurels...dropped 5-2 dec. to #17 Shelton Mack the next day in BJC dual vs. Pitt...took 6th at the Southern Scuffle as the 12-seed with a 4-3 record, including three majors and wins over #12 Shelton Mack of Pitt and #18 Mack McGuire of Kent State...first Big Ten dual win of the year at 125, majoring Michigan State's Brenan Lyon 14-5 on 1/31...downed Michigan's Conor Youtsey 9-4 at 125 on 2/2.
Defeated Frank Martellotti 5-1 in Intrasquad Dual on 11/1...made Penn State dual meet debut on 11/16, beating Lehigh's Laike Gardner in Rec Hall...went 2-2 at NLO on 12/2, lost 9-5 dec. to #19 Joseph Ward of UNC...picked up first Big Ten dual win by pinning Quin Murphy of Indiana (4:42) on 12/9 in Rec Hall...went 1-2 at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...downed MSU's Brandon Fifield in dual on 1/13...stunned #3 Tyler Graff 10-8 (sv) in dual win on 1/18, using two third period takedowns and takedown in sudden victory to get win...majored Purdue's Danny Sabatello 13-4 on 1/20...majored Nebraska's Shawn Nagel on 1/27, 14-5...downed #8 Daryl Thomas 8-6 at Illinois on 2/3, picking up second win over top-ten wrestler...downed #16 Shelton Mack of Pitt 5-3 (sv) on 1/8 for third win over ranked foe this year...went 6-2 in Big Ten duals as a red-shirt freshman this year.
Big Ten Championships (2-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Posted a 2-2 mark in his first Big Ten Championship tournament, taking fifth place and earning a trip to the NCAA Championships.. beat #11 Daryl Thomas of Illinois 6-5 (tb2)...lost to #1 Logan Stieber of Ohio State, lost to #6 Chris Dardanes of Minnesota...beat #11 Thomas again for fifth, 4-1.
NCAA Championships (3-2, `Round of 12'): Posted a 3-2 mark at his first NCAA Championship tournament in Des Moines, finishing just one win shy of All-America laurels in the `round of 12'...opened with hard fought 3-1 (sv) loss to Rutgers' Vincent Dellafave in the opening round...rebounded with three straight wins...6-4 (sv) over Dylan Hyder of Air Force, 6-4 over Dane Harlowe of Boston and a first period pin (1:17) of Michigan's Rosario Bruno...then lost 14-4 to #8 Cody Brewer in the All-America round.
Red-shirt season...went 11-5 in open tournaments...gathered a pin and two tech falls as well.
Wrestled at New Oxford High School. Conaway claimed his first Pennsylvania state title at 112 this past March of 2011, capping off a 38-3 senior season. The title follows a strong finish in 2010 that saw Conaway claim third place laurels at 103. Conaway continued his prep ascent this spring with a win over his Team USA opponent at the 2011 Dapper Dan Classic. Conaway leaves New Oxford with a 146-20 career record. He is the son of Dave and Jackie Conaway.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M||Pts.|
|2011-12||Red Shirt Season|
|2012-13||19-10||11-2 (6-2)||8-8 (2-2/3-2)||2-3||0-0||4-1||40|
|2013-14||15-5||4-1 (2-0)||11-4 (0-0/0-0)||1-0||0-0||5-0||14|
|2014-15||27-9||12-3 (7-2)||11-3 (3-1/4-3)||0-0||4-0||6-2||44|