Jeff Prescott and Kerry McCoy to Be Honored at Saturday's Home Wrestling Match with Michigan
State College, Pa. - November 23, 2005 - Two-time NCAA National Champions Jeff Prescott and Kerry McCoy will be returning to Rec Hall on Saturday, Nov. 26, to be honored prior to No. 12 Penn State's home dual vs. No. 3 Michigan. The match starts at 1 p.m. with ceremonies taking place prior to the start of the match.
Prescott and McCoy are two of three Nittany Lions two-time champs, with Andy Matter being the third. Matter will not be able to return for the ceremony. Each of the three former champions will be commemorated in January, as their likeness will be replicated into miniature bronze statues that will be given out to fans.
The first 1,000 fans at Penn State's Jan. 8 dual with Cornell will receive the Matter statues; the first 1,000 at the dual vs. Michigan State on Jan. 27 will receive the Prescott statues and the first 1,000 through the doors for the home dual vs. Minnesota on Jan. 29 will receive the McCoy statues.
Prescott won the national title at 118 in 1991 and 1992 and finished fifth in 1990, making him one of 17 three-time All-Americans. McCoy won HWT national title in 1994 and 1997 and was third in '95, joining Prescott on the three-time All-American list. Matter won the title at 167 in 1971 and 1972.
Head Coach Troy Sunderland's Nittany Lions will enter the dual with a 3-1 mark, 0-1 in Big Ten action, while Michigan will be seeing its first dual match action of the year. Other promotional activities for the Michigan match include posters, magnets, wristbands, autographs and Scout Day. Single match tickets can be purchased by visiting the BJC Ticket Center or by calling 814-865-5555 or 800-863-3336. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for youth and senior citizens.