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Matt McCutcheon
Matt  McCutcheon

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Apollo, Pa.

High School:
Kiski Area

Weight:
184

Position:
184

Experience:
So.

 

04/17/2016

Nittany Lion Wrestlers Hand Out Season-Ending Awards

Penn State Wrestling Club hosts annual end-of-the-year banquet

03/19/2016

Nico and Zain National Champs; Lions Wear the Crown

Penn State runs away from field to claim fifth title in last six years

03/19/2016

Nittany Lion Wrestlers Clinch 2016 National Championship

Two-time All-American Jordan Conaway takes sixth at 133

03/18/2016

Nittany Lion Wrestlers Stretch Lead at 2016 NCAA Championships

Sanderson's squad sends five to NCAA semifinals, live tonight on ESPN

03/18/2016

Nittany Lions Roar to Big Lead at NCAA Championships

Perfect Friday night puts Penn State on the brink of yet another NCAA title

Matt McCutcheon became an NCAA qualifier at 184 last season, ending his campaign just one win shy of All-America honors. The Apollo, Pa., native heads into his sophomore campaign with All-America honors and more as his goal. McCutcheon was a first team NWCA national All-Academic honoree and an Academic All-Big Ten recipient as well.

Lion Career
2014-15: #20 final coaches ranking/#19 final RPI Dropped 10-2 match against #3 Nate Brown of Lehigh on 11/9 in Nittany Lion dual debut...went 5-1 to take third place at ESU Open on 11/16, only loss tough 4-2 dec. to #4 Lorenzo Thomas of Penn...dominated #5 Ophir Bernstein of Brown in the third place match...lost close 5-3 decision to #4 Max Thomusseit of Pitt on 11/21, his fourth match against top-five ranked foes in the season's first two weeks...picked up first dual victory as a Lion with a 12-3 major over Clarion's Danny Sutherland on 11/22...went 4-0 to win 184-pound Nittany Lion Open title on 12/6 with a pin, a tech and a major...majored Maryland's Tony Gardner on 12/11 in Big Ten dual debut...went 5-2 with a pin at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, placed fourth as the sixth-seed and beat #19 T.J. Dudley of Nebraska and #9 Willie Miklus of Missouri.
Big Ten Championships (3-1, 4th, NCAA Qualifier): Went 3-1 to place fourth at the 2015 Big Ten Championships as the eighth seed, including wins over three ranked wrestlers.
NCAA Championships (2-2, Round of 12): Finished one win shy of All-American status in first trip to NCAAs, going 2-2 with a win over #3 Blake Stauffer of Arizona State and a tech fall as well.

2013-14:
Posted 14-5 overall record as an unattached wrestler...went 4-1 at Mat-Town on 12/1...posted 3-2 record at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...3-1 at Hitchcock Open on 1/19 and 3-1 mark at `Boro Open on 2/8...had four pins, a tech fall and two majors during the year.

High School/Personal:
Matt McCutcheon was a two-time PIAA finalist during his high school days at Kiski Area High School. A native of Apollo, Pa., McCutcheon won the state title at 182 as a junior and was runner-up at 195 last year. McCutcheon ended an outstanding high school career with a 158-14 record and was the No. 49 ranked overall recruit by Intermat as last year wound down. McCutcheon was also his high school's Class President four straight years. McCutcheon adds strength to Penn State's upper weights and projects at 184 or 197.

Career Statistics
YEAR OVERALL DUALS (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) F TF M Pts.
2013-14 Red Shirt Season
2014-15 26-14 7-8 (5-4) 19-6 (3-1/2-2) 4-1 3-0 3-1 26
CAREER 26-14 7-8(5-4) 19-6(3-1/2-2) 4-1 3-0 4-1 26
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