Nittany Lions visit Michigan State Friday and Michigan on Super Bowl Sunday
Senior James Vollrath enters his final season with the Nittany Lion wrestlers with over 60 career wins and a number of key middle-weight wins for Penn State. Vollrath will once again be a factor in the middle for the Nittany Lions. Parents: Emilie & Bill Vollrath -- Major: Kinesiology
2012-13: Went 7-1 to place third at Binghamton Open on 11/11...Went 3-1 to finish second at ESU Open on 11/17...posted 5-2 mark at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...went 4-1 at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, advancing the finals and finishing second...beat #8 Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State 2-1 (tb) in semifinals before tough 3-1 (sv) loss to #14 Jedd Moore of Virginia in finals...beat #19 David Cheza of Michigan State 6-4 in dual on 1/13...12-9 win over Purdue's Tommy Churchard on 1/20 in road dual.
2011-12: Strong 12-4 season at 157 for Penn State in open tournaments last year...5-0 to win ESU Open on 11/12...4-1 and third place finish at Nittany Lion Open on 12/4, only loss a 1-0 dec. to #4 James Fleming of Clarion...went 3-3 at Southern Scuffle for sixth place.
2010-11: Began the season by taking second at the W&J Open...went 4-0 to win the 157-pound title at the ESU Open on 11/20...went 3-2 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take fourth place...made Penn State dual meet debut on 12/12, picking up forfeit win at 165 against Lock Haven...reeled off nine straight wins after first round loss at Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30 to take third place, including two majors and a 5-3 win over #7 Bryce Saddoris of Navy...went 1-1 at 165 at the Virginia Duals, getting a major over Edinboro's Ethan Saylor on 1/7-8...picked up first-ever Big Ten dual win with 7-3 decision over Wisconsin's Shawn Perry on 2/18.
Big Ten Championships (2-2, 7th): Went 2-2 at 2011 Big Ten Championships to go from unseeded to seventh place...key pin of 8th-seed Kevin Bialka of Northwestern in just :59 provided key bonus points in Penn State's B10 title run.
2009-10: Red-shirt season...posted 18-8 mark in unattached action...placed second at Clarion Open and fourth at National Collegiate for top finishes in five open tournaments...took fifth at Nittany Lion Open on 12/6...went 6-0 in matches decided by a pin.
Wrestled at Council Rock South High School...competed at 145...went 41-4 this past season and was a PIAA place winner...earned High School All-America honors and left CRSHS with a 132-45 record.