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Mark Hall Claims Title at Binghamton Bearcat Open

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Nov. 13, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Ten members of the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team trekked to Binghamton, N.Y., for the 2016 Bearcat Kaloust Open today. True freshman Mark Hall (Apple Valley, Minn.), wrestling unattached, came away with 174 pound title while red-shirt freshman Gary Dinmore (Skillman, N.J.) took second at 149. Five members of the team were competing attached, five unattached.

Hall rolled to the title at 174 in his first open tournament wrestling unattached at the collegiate level. Hall went 5-0 with two pins, a tech fall and a 12-4 major over Harvard’s Josef Johnson in the finals. Dinmore went 4-0 with a major, winning four straight before losing in the finals to a non-collegiate wrestler (meaning the loss does not count on his record).

In addition to Dinmore and Hall, eight other Lions wrestled at Binghamton. Red-shirt freshman Dominic Giannangeli (Murrysville, Pa.) went 2-2 at 141 and red-shirt freshman Kellan Stout (Pittsburgh, Pa.) went 2-2 at 197. Francisco Bisono (Hauppauge, N.Y.) picked up a win at 174 and upped his season long win total to seven. Bisono went 6-1 at last week’s Clarion Open to place third.

True freshman Scott Stossel (Pittsburgh, Pa.) picked up a win at 125 and classmate Mason Lindenmuth (Brockway, Pa.) grabbed a victory at 133. True freshman Justin Lopez (Yonkers, N.Y.) competed at 125, classmate Brian Friery (Lewisburg, Pa.) wrestled at 133 and red-shirt freshman George Carpenter (Chapel Hill, N.C.) competed at 133 as well.



Penn State, which downed No. 12 Stanford 36-6 in Rec Hall this afternoon, will head to the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, Nov. 20, for the Keystone Classic. Action in the Palestra begins at 9 a.m. 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 The 2015-16 Penn State wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline. This is PENN STATE. WRESTLING lives here.


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