James English missed the entire 2011-12 season, marking the second time in his career that the York standout has had to miss a full season with an injury. English is back and healthy and ready to have an impact for Penn State in the middle weights. English is an Academic All-Big Ten honoree as well.
Lion Career 2011-12:
Injured - Did Not Wrestle
2010-11: Began the season at 149 as two-time All-American Frank Molinaro rehabs from pre-season injury...downed Bloomsburg's Josh Roosa 8-4 in season opening dual on 11/12...stellar day at the Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/21, downing No. 9 Corey Jantzen of Harvard (4-3) and No. 8 Brandon Rader of West Virginia (5-3)...went 5-1 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take third at 149, only loss a 3-1 dec. to #10 Mario Mason of Rutgers in semis...went 5-2 with a pin and a major to take seventh place at the Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30, only losses to #1 Kyle Dake of Cornell and #14 Ivan Loupochanski of UNC-Greensboro...outstanding freestyle campaign capped off with 2011 University Nationals title at 70 kg.
Took fifth at the ESU Open, grabbing five wins...placed second at Mat-Town, falling 2-1 in the finals...also competed in the Hitchcock Open at Millersville, picking up four wins.