The No. 1-ranked Penn State wrestling team is setting itself up for future success with the addition of the No. 5 prospect in FloWrestling’s high school rankings, Robert Howard, of Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey.
Penn State wrestlers Anthony Cassar and Devin Schnupp say they are gaining confidence as the season progresses. Cassar showed he can easily get out from under a heavier opponent, and Schnupp picked up his second dual win.
Even though Penn State beat Bucknell 42-3 Friday night at Sojka Pavilion, Bison coach Dan Wirnsberger said the sold-out dual in Lewisburg was still a win for his program and for central Pennsylvania wrestling.
Penn State will wrestle at Bucknell on Friday, selling out Sojka Pavilion, the school’s basketball arena, for the first time for a wrestling match. That has been a goal for Bucknell since its program was reinstated in 2005.
How to watch Penn State wrestling take on Bucknell and Lehigh at Sojka Pavilion and Rec Hall on Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 2018, respectively. The top-ranked Nittany Lions are 1-0 so far this NCAA wrestling season.
Penn State assistant wrestling coach Cody Sanderson addressed lineup questions for the Bucknell and Lehigh duals, whether Gavin Teasdale can be expected to return, and the status of hosting the 2020 Olympic trials.
Penn State remains ranked No. 1 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association team coaches poll for the fifth straight week. The Nittany Lions have eight wrestlers ranked individually y InterMat, with three at No. 1.
Penn State wrestler Anthony Cassar, a redshirt senior, told reporters the program has spent the last year seeking a sixth year of eligibility for him, after he sat out his second season with a shoulder injury.
Penn State wrestling’s Nick Lee is anchoring the bottom portion of the Nittany Lions’ lineup as a true sophomore. With a year under his belt, Lee says he’s feeling more comfortable and confident on and off the mat.