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National Champion Nittany Lions Sport 3.03 Team GPA
Relive the championship run with the season-ending notes releaes/pdf!
All-Americans Molinaro, Taylor and Wright lead the charge
Penn State has a total of 3,915 honorees during 18 years of the program
Barring loss of team points, Nittany Lions clinch second straight national title
Senior Cameron Wade, a national quarterfinalist last season before an injury sidetracked his All-America run, heads into the 2011-12 season looking to challenge for the title at heavyweight. Wade finished just one win shy of All-America status as a junior and will be among the nation's top big men again this season.
Majored `10 national qualifier Zac Walsh in season opening dual at Bloomsburg on 11/12...lost heart-breaking 4-2 tie-breaker decision to #1 Zach Rey of Lehigh on 11/14...went 2-1 at Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/21, including pin (dropped tough decision to No. 6 D.J. Russo of Rutgers)...hammered the field at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5, going 5-0 with three techs, a major and a pin to take the title...pinned Lock Haven's Harry Turner at the 2:15 mark on 12/12...pinned Ohio State's Zach Stolarsky in just 2:06 for Big Ten dual win on 12/19...went 6-0 with three pins to win the title at the 2010 Southern Scuffle on 12/29-30...downed #12 Clayton Jack of Oregon State in the semis and #7 Ben Apland in the finals (win over Apland forged tie for tourney co-title with #1 Cornell in tournament's final bout)...went 3-1 at Virginia Duals on 1/7-8 with wins over #14 Josh Wine of VMI and #8 Ben Apland of Michigan, lost to #13 Brendan Barlow of Kent State...downed #3 Ryan Tomei of Pittsburgh on 1/21 and then shut-out #14 Ricky Alcala of Indiana 6-0 on 1/23...Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on 1/25...pinned #10 Ben Apland of Michigan at the 5:32 mark on 2/6...2-0 win over #8 Tony Nelson of Minnesota on 2/13 ....downed #10 Eric Bugenhagen of Wisconsin on 2/18.
Big Ten Championships
(2-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Went 2-2 at 2011 Big Ten Championships, getting major over Michigan's Ben Pland in 5th-place bout to provide Penn State with final team point to claim 2011 Big Ten Wrestling title.
(2-2, `round of 12'): Won two straight at NCAAs to advance to quarterfinals before an injury forced a default in national quarters...could not rebound and lost close sudden victory bout in `round of 12' to finish just one win shy of All-America status, going 2-2 in Philadelphia.
Ranked No. 20 by Intermat...notched convincing 15-0 technical fall over Brendan Herlihy in intrasquad...solid opening weekend, dropping 5-2 decision to #6 Zach Rey of Lehigh on 11/13 and pinning Bloomsburg's Zach Walsh on 11/15....went 2-1 at Sprawl and Brawl Duals on 11/22, including pin and a 9-2 win over No. 11 Chris Birchler of Edinboro...went 5-1 at the 2009 Nittany Lion Open to take fifth place...did not wrestle at Reno TOC on 12/20...solid 3-1 at Virginia Duals on 1/8-9, including wins over #17 Brendan Barlow of Kent State and #12 Nathan Fernandez of Oklahoma...only loss a close 3-0 dec. to #2 Jared Rosholt of Oklahoma State...went 2-0 in opening Big Ten weekend, including 10-4 win over #20 Corey Morrison of Ohio State on 1/24...4-0 win over Wisconsin's Eric Bugenhagen on 1/31...pinned Northwestern's Marcus Shrewsbury on 2/5 then pinned Michigan's Ben Apland on 2/7 for two Big Ten falls in less than 48 hours...6-1 win over MSU's Alan O'Donnell on 2/12...upset by Minnesota's Ben Berhow 4-2 in season finale on 2/19.
Big Ten Championships
(2-2, 5th): Went 2-2 to take fifth place at Big Tens on March 6-7 in Michigan.
(2-2, DNP): Went 2-2 in Omaha during his first trip to NCAAs...including 8-3 win over No. 8 seed Ryan Tomei of Pittsburgh.
Solid showing at MSU Open, going 4-2 with four pins...lost 4-1 to #14 Nate Everhart of Indiana and 4-1 to Michigan's Chad Bleske...pinned Michigan State's Alan O'Donnell...Wade made his Penn State dual meet debut with a 4-2 win over Hofstra's Jordan Enck on 11/16...very strong trip to New York on 11/21-23, going 2-2...two losses were a close 7-6 loss to #10 Zach Hammond of Cornell and close 6-2 loss to #8 Joe Fendone of Edinboro...picked up dual clinching win against Virginia and added a pin in win over Binghamton....lost close 6-3 decision to #18 Dustin Rogers of West Virginia on 12/14...went 3-1 to take second at Wilkes Open on 12/28 (one win and one loss in that tournament do not count towards overall record)...went 1-2 at National Duals on 1/10-11, downing Boise State's Sam Zylstra; only losses were closes 4-2 decisions to both #2 Mark Ellis of Missouri and #17 Tucker Lane of Nebraska...lost first two Big Ten duals at Indiana and Purdue on 1/23 and 1/24...got first Big Ten dual meet win with 4-0 victory over Iowa's Brody Ambrose on 2/8...pinned Michigan State's Steve Andrus on 2/13 (3:30).
Big Ten Championships
(2-3, 6th): Wade placed sixth in his first Big Ten tournament but did not receive a bid to nationals...reeled off wins against #6 seed Corey Morrison of Ohio State and #7 seed Eddie Phillips of Michigan.
Wade was a two-time Ohio State Champion for St. Peter Chanel High School...was a three-time finalist...Cadet National runner-up and placed fourth at high school nationals.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M||Pts.|
|2010-11||30-8||15-4 (7-1)||15-4 (2-2/2-2)||9-0||3-0||3-0||64|
|2009-10||22-11||13-6 (6-2)||9-5 (2-2/2-2)||7-0||3-0||1-0||56|
|2008-9||15-14||7-9 (2-3)||8-5 (2-3/0-0)||5-1||0-0||0-0||27|
|Career||71-33||35-19 (15-6)||32-14 (6-7/4-4)||21-1||6-0||4-0||147|
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