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Nearly 16,000 fans watch as Penn State cruises to win over third-ranked Buckeyes
Friday's BTN Live broadcast begins at 6 p.m., nearly 16,000 to pack BJC
Penn State continues to hold top spot in both TPI and dual rankings
White Out crowd of over 6,500 watches Penn State hand Michigan first conference loss
Lions and Wolverines both unbeaten in Big Ten action
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|
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