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Eight individuals ranked as start of 2017-18 season nears
Penn State Wrestling Club hosts annual post-season Awards Luncheon
Nittany Lions blaze to five straight wins in a 5-0 finals showing to tie NCAA record for national champions
Sophomore downs Duke's Kasper to place fifth at 285 in first NCAA tournament appearance
Penn State extends its team lead, goes 5-2 in quarters
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|