First-ever meeting between Penn State and UVU on Saturday night.
Junior Justin Ortega enters his junior year with Penn State having started at 177 and 197 during periods of each of the past two seasons. Ortega will be yet another veteran helping to bolster the Penn State line-up in 2011-12
Lion Career 2010-11: Ortega, a starter at 174 last year, began the year as the starter at 197...went 3-2 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take sixth place...went 1-3 at Virginia Duals on 1/7-8, including major over VMI's Chris Gill.
2009-10: Downed David Erwin 6-2 in intrasquad dual...moved up to 184 for opening weekend, dropping decisions against Lehigh and Bloomsburg (11/13 and 11/15)...first collegiate dual meet win against Harvard on 11/22 in Sprawl and Brawl Duals...went 2-2 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/6...key win over Pitt senior David Sullivan in dual at Pitt on 12/12...went 0-2 at Reno TOC on 12/20...8-6 (sv) win over Lock Haven's Derek Caldwell on 1/3...went 1-3 at Virginia Duals on 1/8-9...win was a forfeit...dropped 2-1 (tb) decision to #8 Jeff James of Oklahoma on 1/9...went 0-2 in opening weekend of Big Ten action on 1/22 and 1/24.
Big Ten Championships (0-2, DNP): Went 0-2 in his first run at the Big Ten Championships.
2008-09: Red-shirt season...posted 6-4 mark as unattached wrestler.