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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Bo Nickal (Allen, Tex.) posted a perfect 4-0 mark in his debut event at the collegiate level to win the 174-pound title at the Clarion Open late Sunday. Nickal led a contingent of five Nittany Lion true freshmen, all wrestling unattached at the event.
Nickal posted four wins at 184, including an 11-2 major in the semifinals. He downed Edinboro's Nick Mitchell in the championship bout by a 3-2 score. True freshman Kenneth Yanovich (Effort, Pa.) posted a strong 3-2 record at 125 while classmate George Carpenter (Chapel Hill, N.C.) also picked up a win at 125. Devon Van Cura (Washington, N.C.) competed at 174 and Nicholas Weldon (Birmingham, Ala.) competed at 184.
Penn State begins the 2014-15 on Sunday, Nov. 9, with a 2 p.m. home dual against Lehigh in Rec Hall. A limited number of SRO tickets are available for select Penn State Rec Hall dual meets, although the SROs for the Lehigh dual are sold out. For ticket inquiries, call 1-800-NITTANY. Penn State Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstateWREST and on Penn State Wrestling's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2014-15 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.