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WR: Berge Strong at Princeton Open

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Nov. 4, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Four members of the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team competed at the Princeton Open today as the open tournament season gets underway. Wrestlers were competing both attached an unattached at the event.

True freshman Brady Berge (Mantorville, Minn.), wrestling unattached at 157, has a strong debut wrestling at the collegiate level. The true freshman, redshirting this season, advanced to the semifinals with two major decisions before dropping a match. He rebounded from that loss to win twice including in the consolation finals, placing third at his first tournament. Berge went 4-1 with two majors.

Sophomore Francisco Bisono (Hauppauge, N.Y.) competed at 184 and picked up a victory. Redshirt freshman Justin Lopez (Yonkers, N.Y.) competed at 125 and redshirt freshman Alex Nicholas (Allentown, Pa.) wrestled at 285 as well.

A number of Nittany Lions will compete at tomorrow’s Clarion Open and two Nittany Lion All-Americans will take part in the NWCA All-Star Classic exhibition tomorrow at Princeton (those two matches do not count towards overall records).

Penn State opens up the 2017-18 season with home duals against Army West Point on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and Bucknell on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Both duals are in Rec Hall. With all home dual meets sold out, a limited number of Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets are available to select Rec Hall duals based on availability. Call 1-800-NITTANY for information or to purchase tickets.

The 2017-18 Penn State wrestling season is sponsored by The Family Clothesline. Penn State Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at @pennstateWREST, on Penn State Wrestling’s Facebook page at and on Instagram at This is PENN STATE. WRESTLING lives here.




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