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BTN live national telecast for sold out Rec Hall dual at 2 p.m.
Nittany Lions stay unbeaten in front of sold out PPL Center Crowd
Top-ranked squads square off in Allentown
Retherford tops century mark in career wins as one of seven Lion champs
Penn State roars to road dual victory with three pins
Junior Nick Nevills heads into the 2017-18 season coming off an All-America run last year as Penn State won its sixth NCAA team title in the last seven years. Nevills will once again be in the hunt for a national title at 285.
Parents: Wayne and Kerri Nevills -- Major: Business / Marketing
2016-17: Ranked #4 by InterMat....2-0 opening weekend to the season, including solid 3-1 win over #10 Nathan Butler of Stanford in Rec Hall on 11/13...dominated #8 Denzel Dejournette of Appalachian State in the final of the Keystone Classic to win the title on 11/20...went 4-0 with two pins during the tourney at Penn...dominated #11 Doug Vollaro of Lehigh 8-4 in BJC Dual on 12/4...dominated #8 Michael Kroells of Minnesota on 1/6, winning 4-0 with 2:28 in riding time...pinned #15 Collin Jensen of Nebraska at the 6:01 mark on 1/8 in Lincoln...21-6 TF over Iowa's Steve Holloway on 1/20...last second takedown led to tough 4-3 loss to #2 Connor Medbery of Wisconsin on 1/27 in Madison...lost 19-9 to #1 Kyle Snyder of Ohio State on 2/3 in Columbus...solid 5-0 win over #15 Brooks Black of Illinois on 2/10, with 2:10 in riding time...rolled up 526 in riding time during a 10-1 major over Maryland's Youssif Hemida on 2/12...10-5 win over Derek White of Oklahoma State on 2/19, helping lead Penn State to 27-13 win at OSU for NWCA Dual crown.
Big Ten Championships (4-1, 3rd place, NCAA Qualifier): Took third at 2017 Big Ten Championships with 4-1 run at 285, including three pins..downed #8 Michael Gross of Minnesota 2-0 in third place bout.
NCAA Championships (5-2, 5th place, All-American): Went 5-2 at NCAAs in St. Louis as the No. 5 seed, including wins over #12 William Miller of Edinboro, #15 Ryan Solomon of Pitt, #8 Michael Kroells of Minnesota and #4 Jacob Kasper of Duke in the fifth- place match...lone losses were a 3-1 decision to Kasper in the quarters and a 5-3 loss to #3 Ty Walz of Virginia Tech in conso semis.
2015-16: Ranked No. 16 at 285 by InterMat...missed bulk of the season with an injury before making debut on 2/12...lost hard-fought 5-4 dec. to #14 Max Wessell of Lehigh on a penalty point call in Bethlehem in collegiate debut on 2/12...rebounded to pick up first dual meet victory, a Big Ten one as well, with 5-2 decision over Michigan State's Dimitrus Renfroe on 2/13 in Rec Hall...went 4-0 at U.S. Collegiate Open on 2/21 to win title, including two majors, a tech fall and a pin.
Big Ten Championships (1-2, DNP): Went 1-2 at first Big Ten Championship tournament in Iowa on 3/5-6.
2014-15: Red-shirt season...went 10-1 in open tournaments last season, wrestling unattached...four of his 10 wins were pins...posted a 4-1 mark at Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga in January.
Joined the Nittany Lions after a stellar high school career at Clovis High School in Clovis, California...one of the most decorated prep wrestlers in recent memory...won three state titles (and one third place medal) while compiling a 200-5 career record...went 49-3, 48-2, 53-0 and left Clovis as the all-time pin leader with 146 falls...won four straight California state titles as well...was named the California State High School Athlete of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports, an award given yearly dating back to 1930...also lettered in football...competed in the 2014 Dapper Dan Classic for the USA Team that defeated Pennsylvania.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M||Pts.|
|2014-15||Red Shirt Season|
|2015-16||6-3||1-1 (1-0)||5-2 (1-2/0-0)||1-0||1-0||3-0||3||2016-17||25-5||12-2 (7-2)||13-3 (4-1/5-2)||7-0||3-0||1-1||49||Career||31-8||13-3 (8-2)||18-5 (5-3/5-2)||8-0||4-0||4-1||52|