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2011-2012 Penn State Wrestling Schedule

2011/2012 Nittany Lions Men's Wrestling Schedule

Date

Opponent / Event

Location

Time / Result

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Thu., Nov. 3

Intrasquad Dual

University Park, Pa.

7:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Nov. 13

Bloomsburg

University Park, Pa.

2:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Nov. 20

Minnesota

University Park, Pa.

2:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Dec. 4

Nittany Lion Open

University Park, Pa.

8:30 a.m. ET

Fri., Dec. 9

Lehigh

Bethlehem, Pa.

7:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Dec. 11

West Virginia

University Park, Pa.

2:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Dec. 18

Lock Haven

Lock Haven, Pa.

2:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Jan. 1

Southern Scuffle

Chattanooga, Tenn.

All Day

Mon., Jan. 2

Southern Scuffle

Chattanooga, Tenn.

All Day

Sun., Jan. 8

Michigan State

East Lansing, Mich.

2:00 p.m. ET

Fri., Jan. 13

Northwestern

Evanston

8:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Jan. 15

Wisconsin

Madison, Wis.

2:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Jan. 22

Iowa

University Park, Pa.

2:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Jan. 29

Ohio State

University Park, Pa.

2:00 p.m. ET

Fri., Feb. 3

Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb.

8:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Feb. 5

Michigan

University Park, Pa.

2:00 p.m. ET

Sat., Feb. 11

Utah Valley

Orem, Utah

9:00 p.m. ET

Fri., Feb. 17

Pittsburgh or

University Park, Pa.

7:00 p.m. ET

Sun., Feb. 19

Pittsburgh

University Park, Pa.

2:00 p.m. ET

Sat., Mar. 3

2012 Big Ten Championships, Session 1 - Opening Round

West Lafayette, Ind.

TBA

 

2012 Big Ten Championships, Session 2 - Semifinals

West Lafayette, Ind.

TBA

Sun., Mar. 4

2012 Big Ten Championships, Session 3 - Consolations, 7th Place Bouts

West Lafayette, Ind.

TBA

 

2012 Big Ten Championships, Session 4 - Finals, 3rd, and 5th Place Bouts

West Lafayette, Ind.

TBA

Thu., Mar. 15

2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Session 1 - 1st Round

St. Louis, Mo.

TBA

 

2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Session 2 - 2nd Round/Consolations

St. Louis, Mo.

TBA

Fri., Mar. 16

2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Session 3 - Quarterfinals/Consolations

St. Louis, Mo.

TBA

 

2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Session 4 - Semifinals/All-America Round

St. Louis, Mo.

TBA

Sat., Mar. 17

2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Session 5 - Medal Rounds

St. Louis, Mo.

TBA

Sun., Mar. 18

2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Session 6 - Championship Finals

St. Louis, Mo.

TBA

 

Penn State Wrestling Update 2/6

Record: 15-1

Big Ten record: 4-1

Ranked #3 in latest USA Today/NWCA poll


LAST WEEK:

Friday (2/4) @ Michigan State (W 30-9)

Sunday (2/6) @ #13 Michigan (W 28-13)

THIS WEEK:

Friday (2/11) vs. #19 Illinois (7pm)

Sunday (2/13) @ Minnesota (3pm)

Sunday's dual will be televised Big Ten Network on Monday (2/14) at 9pm


The third-ranked Penn State wrestlers rebounded from their loss to Iowa with two victories this past weekend at Michigan State and #13 Michigan.

The Lions won seven of ten matches and finished with a 35-4 takedown advantage in Friday night's rout of the 9-5 Spartans. On Sunday, Penn State ruined Michigan's undefeated Big Ten record and racked up the bonus points despite barely leading in takedowns. Freshman David Taylor remains undefeated on the season and is still ranked third nationally at 157. 

This weekend, Penn State returns home to Rec Hall to take on #19 Illinois (Friday, 7pm) before heading to Minneapolis to take on Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. Friday night's dual will be the second to last home dual of the season, which means only two more chances remain to see this year's squad at Rec Hall!

Penn State Wrestling Update 1/30

Record: 13-1, 2-1 Big Ten

Ranked #1 in latest USA Today/NWCA Poll


LAST WEEKEND:

Sunday (1/30) vs. #8 Iowa (L 22-13)

THIS WEEKEND:

Friday (2/4) @ Michigan State (7pm)

Sunday (2/6) @ Michigan (2pm)


No matter what sport, it always seems like it's Iowa that ruins the party. In this case, it was wrestling, as the #1-ranked Nittany Lions fell to the #8 Hawkeyes 22-13 on Sunday at Rec Hall.

While the loss will knock Penn State from their #1 ranking, it also was a learning experience for a Nittany Lion team that had yet to truly face a challenge. Iowa, now winners of their last 73 straight duals, certainly provided that as they jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back. Victories by Frank Molinaro and the still-undefeated David Taylor brought Penn State within 5 at halftime, but Iowa continued their dominance after the break to take the victory. 

The atmosphere at Rec Hall on Sunday was truly electric, with all fans all dressed in white as part of the Penn State White Out that was declared. The crowd of 6,686 was the largest since the mid-1990's when fire codes forced attendance to be capped, according to GoPSUsports.com. The noise was deafening, though unfortunately there were not many reasons to cheer, but Rec Hall remained packed until the very end. Even for those, like myself, who do not follow wrestling very closely (or at all), the atmosphere alone makes Rec Hall the place to be.

This coming weekend, the Nittany Lions face two Big Ten schools in the same state as they take on Michigan State Friday night and Michigan on Sunday. These duals offer Penn State a great chance to rebound from the loss to Iowa and get back on track.

Come out and Watch

There are still a few tickets to each of PSU Wrestling's final two matches in Happy Valley Friday, Feb 11 v Illinois and Friday, Feb 18 v. Wisconsin.

$8 for adults - $5 for youth (age 18 and under)

Order Tickets by Phone: 814-865-5555

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Penn State Wrestling Update 1/23

Record: 13-0 (2-0 Big Ten, ranked #1 in USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll)

LAST WEEKEND:

Friday (1/21) vs. #22 Pittsburgh (W 30-7)

Sunday (1/23) @ Indiana (W 36-8)

THIS WEEKEND:

Sunday (1/30) vs. #8 Iowa (2pm, will be shown on Big Ten Network at 9pm on Monday, 1/31)

In just his second year as head coach, Cael Sanderson has Penn State at the top of the rankings in Division I wrestling.

Penn State dominated Pittsburgh and Indiana this weekend to improve to 13-0 for the first time in school history, and should take the #1 spot from Cornell (who lost to Lehigh on Thursday) in this week's rankings. Star freshman David Taylor, ranked third in the country at 157, upped his record to 25-0 over the weekend.  

This Sunday's dual against #8 Iowa will be the biggest at Rec Hall in recent memory and has already sold out (including standing room only tickets). Penn State Athletics has declared a Penn State White Out, so if you are planning on attending be sure to wear white!

Come out and Watch

Sunday's match is SOLD OUT. But, there are still a few tickets to each of their final two matches in Happy Valley Friday, Feb 11 v Illinois and Friday, Feb 18 v. Wisconsin.

$8 for adults - $5 for youth (age 18 and under)
Order Tickets by Phone: 814-865-5555

Find a Hotel Special

Penn State Wrestling: What Does It Take To Be #1?

Tonight marks the biggest match in recent memory for the 11-0 Penn State Wrestling team as they take on #22 Pittsburgh in front of a sellout crowd at Rec Hall.

The Nittany Lions enter tonight's match ranked #2 in the country, but last night #1 Cornell was upset by #14 Lehigh making Penn State the de facto #1 team. Penn State now has the chance to take the top spot in the polls for the first time since 2008 with victories tonight and Sunday at Indiana.

Tonight's match will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network starting at 6pm.

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