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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Six members of the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team competed at the Clarion Open today as the first open tournament weekend of the season wraps up. Wrestlers were competing both attached an unattached at the event.
True freshman Nick Lee (Evansville, Ind.) competed unattached at 141 in his first open tournament. Lee was impressive, advancing all the way to the finals. Lee went 4-1 on the day with three dominating tech falls and a major. He dropped a hard-fought 6-4 decision to No. 10 Brock Zacherl of Clarion in the finals. Junior Shakur Rasheed (Coram, N.Y.), wrestling at 197, went 4-1 with three pins and a tech fall. The Lion junior placed third, winning the consolation finals with a pin in just 0:39.
Redshirt freshman Bo Pipher (Paonia, Colo.) wrestled at 149. Pipher posted a 3-2 mark, with all three wins coming by fall. Junior George Carpenter (Chapel Hill, N.C.) competed at 133 and posted a solid 4-2 mark including four straight wins in consolation action. Redshirt freshman Brian Friery (Lewisburg, Pa.) competed at 157 and grabbed a win (a tech fall victory in consolation action). True freshman Austin Clabaugh (York Springs, Pa.), wrestling unattached at 125, picked up a win in his first tournament at the collegiate level.
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.
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