Three red-shirt freshmen pick up first dual victories as Lions
Lions and Panthers tangle in Petersen Events Center Friday night at 7 p.m.
19th-straight home sell out to send off senior class in dual finale
Lions, fellow co-champ Cornell and Minnesota headline bevy of ranked teams heading to Chattanooga
Lions and Bald Eagles set for 2 p.m. battle in Thomas Fieldhouse
Sam Sherlock is coming off a solid red-shirt season and heads into his freshman campaign ready to make a run at a starting spot in Penn State's lower weights. Sherlock could battle at either 133 or 141 for the Nittany Lions.
Sam was No. 2 nationally at 130 by Intermat heading into the 2009-10 high school campaign and No. 16 overall at any weight. The defending PIAA state champion at 125 after going 38-3 as a junior and winning his first crown, Sherlock was injured during his senior year and was not able to defend his state title. He went 35-3 as a sophomore in 2007-08 and placed fourth. Sherlock was 73-6 in two years as the starter for West Mifflin High School prior to missing his senior season. A standout in both freestyle and folkstyle, Sam took second place at the 2008 Super 32 Challenge and Beast of the East and placed third at the 2009 Junior Nationals. Sam is the son of Sam and Nancy Sherlock of West Mifflin, Pa.