National TV audience watches Lions roll to win in front of sellout crowd
Junior James Frascella made his Penn State dual meet debut last season and heads into the 2014-15 campaign ready to contribute once again to Penn State's title hopes. Parents: Barbara Matakevich and Paul Frascella -- Major: Biobehavioral Health.
Lion Career 2013-14: Posted 5-4 overall record...made Penn State dual meet debut in weekend swing at Rider and Lehigh...also had three matches against non-collegiate wrestlers at Millersville on 1/19...had one pin (a first period fall over Pitt's Anthony Messner).
2012-13: Went 11-7 in open tournaments...5-2 at Binghamton Open on 11/11...4-1 at ESU Open on 11/17...1-2 at Nittany Lion Open on 21/1...competed at 174 for Penn State at the Southern Scuffle, going 1-2...had a pin, a tech fall and a major.
2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 5-4 in open tournaments as an unattached wrestler...had two pins and a tech fall.
James Frascella comes to Penn State from Carmel, Indiana where he was an Indiana State placewinner for Carmel High School. He was an Indiana National Duals and Fargo team member wand a two-time Brute Adidas Nationals All-American. He projects at 165 or 174 for the Lions and is the son of Paul Frascella and Barb Matakevich.