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Jimmy Gulibon returns for his senior season looking to return to the All-America form that led to a fifth place finish at 133 in 2015. Gulibon is coming off a 2-2 run at NCAAs in his first season at 141 last year.
Parents: Kristen and James Gulibon -- Major: Criminology
2015-16: Ranked #17 by InterMat...opened season with strong 3-1 win over #12 Dan Neff of Lock Haven on 11/13...downed CSUB's Ian Nickell 8-1 on 11/20 on West Coast...went 3-0 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/6...majored Indiana's Cole Weaver 11-3 in dual on 1/10...improved to 3-0 in Big Ten with 6-1 win over Illinois' Mousa Jodeh on 1/23...strong 9-4 win over Michigan's George Fisher on 1/31 in Rec Hall...lost hard-fought 6-3 dec. to #4 Micah Jordan on 2/5...lost tough 9-5 dec. to #1 Dean Heil of Oklahoma State on 2/21...2016 Big Ten Runner-Up, downed top seed and #4-ranked Micah Jordan of Ohio State in first match, then #20 Javier Gasca of Michigan State in semis....went 2-2 at NCAAs, including first round tech fall over #5 Matt Manley of Missouri.
Big Ten Championships (2-1, Runner-Up, NCAA Qualifier): Rolled to the Big Ten finals in his first season at 141, downing #4 Micah Jordan of Ohio State in the opening round and #20 Javier Gasca of Michigan State in the semis.
NCAA Championships (2-2, DNP): Opened strong at 2016 NCAA Championships with 17-2 TF over #5 Matt Manley of Missouri, ended tournament with 2-2 record.
2014-2015:#4 final coaches ranking/#3 final RPI...downed #2 Mason Beckman 8-3 in season opener against Lehigh on 11/9...11-2 major over Pitt's Nick Zanetta on 11/21...pinned Clarion's Matt Liggett (3:47) on 11/22...rolled to Nittany Lion Open title on 12/6 with a 3-0 mark...dominated #11 Geoffrey Alexander of Maryland on 12/11...downed #19 Kevin Norstrem of Virginia Tech on 12/19...went 4-2 to place fourth at the Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, with two wins over ranked wrestlers...downed #4 Johnni DiJulius of Ohio State dual in Columbus on 1/11...strong 9-3 win over #8 Rossi Bruno at Michigan on 1/30...late four-point move to down #3 Cory Clark of Iowa 8-5 on 1/8...pinned Oklahoma State's Gary Wayne Harding at the 3:32 mark in Stillwater. Big Ten Championships (2-3, 6th place, NCAA Qualifier): Went 2-3 at 2015 Big Ten Championships, placing sixth. NCAA Championships (4-2, 5th place, All-American): Earned first All-American honor with fifth place finish at NCAA Championships as the seventh seed...downed the #2 and #10 wrestlers in the process.
Ranked #14 by Intermat....went 4-2 to place fourth at Binghamton Open on 11/10, with a pin, two tech falls and a major....made Penn State dual meet debut at Lehigh on 11/17, dropping tight 7-6 decision to #6 Mason Beckman on riding time...lost 3-2 decision to #6 Johnni DeJulius of Ohio State on riding time on 12/15...super 5-1 run at Southern Scuffle to finish as Runner-Up as the 7-seed...Gulibon beat #5 Ryan Mango of Stanford and #10 David Thorn of Minnesota to reach the finals, then dropped 4-0 dec. to #1 Jon Morrison of Oklahoma State in title tilt...picked up first dual meet win at Indiana on 1/17 with a 15-0 first period tech fall over IU's Chris Caton (2:57)...posted first Rec Hall dual win with 8-2 victory over Dominick Malone of Northwestern on 1/19...tough sudden victory loss (3-1, sv) to #11 Zane Richards of Illinois on 1/24...9-0 major over Michigan's Rossi Bruno on 2/2...tough 2-0 loss to #4 Jon Morrison of Oklahoma State on 2-16...first period tech fall (16-0 at the 3:00 mark) over Clarion's Victor Lepari on 2/23.
Big Ten Championships (3-2, 7th, NCAA Qualifier): Went 3-2 with a tech fall and a major to take seventh at first Big Ten Championship tournament on 3/8-9.
NCAA Championships (1-2, DNP): Went 1-2 at first NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City on 3/20-22, including major decision victory.
Posted a 2-4 mark in open tournaments...grabbed one pin along the way...went 1-2 at the ESU Open in November and 1-2 at `Boro Open in February...First Team Academic All-Big Ten.
Gulibon came to Penn State from Derry Area High School in Latrobe, Pa., where he won four straight Pennsylvania State Championships, becoming the rare four-timer at the state level. Gulibon left Derry High with a stunning 134-4 career record to go along with four straight PIAA titles and four Powerade National Championships. He took part in the 2012 Dapper Dan and 2012 Dream Team tournaments as well. Gulibon is considering a major in either Community Environmental Development or Criminal Justice and is the son of Kristen and Jim Gulibon.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M||Pts.|
|2012-13||Red Shirt Season|
|2013-14||18-15||5-8 (4-4)||13-7 (3-2/1-2)||1-2||5-0||4-0||20||2014-15||26-9||13-2 (7-2)||11-6 (2-3/4-2)||2-1||1-0||6-0||49||2015-16||14-11||16-6 (4-2)||8-5 (2-1/2-2)||0-0||3-0||1-1||22||Career||58-35||24-16 (15-8)||34-19 (7-6/7-6)||3-3||9-0||11-1||91|