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I talked with Aaron Brooks a few hours ago. Here is our conversation. Right after we talked he signed a NLI to attend PSU.
I just talked with Marco Vespa. Marco is a 2x NY State medalist, he took 3rd in last years tournament. Marco is going into his senior year and just committed to Penn State. PSU is loaded with young light weight talent: RBY, Teasdale, Teske, Davis, Busiello just name the obvious. Can he take a big […]
We spent close to an hour, on and off camera, talking about his wrestling history and future aspirations. Aaron just won an absolutely loaded US Open Junior bracket. The North Hagerstown Maryland senior won in the finals over University of Nebraska’s and PA native Michael Labriola 14-3 in 5:05. I’m not sure that it was […]
Iowa visits Happy Valley this weekend bringing home a few PA wrestlers in its line-up to face-off with the best team in the country. This match wouldn’t even warrant a preview if Marinelli hadn’t healed up and the staff hadn’t pulled Lee from a Redshirt. I don’t remember Iowa ever pulling a shirt but I […]
Did we just witness one of the best duals in recent times? Unequivocally, yes. I know this is Super Bowl weekend but that was definitely the super bowl of wrestling. Even though March is when it really counts. This dual gave fans everything, unless you are an Ohio State fan. More national champions than you […]
If you’re a wrestling fan, and even if you’re not, the 106th meeting between Penn State and Lehigh didn’t disappoint. 5 returning national champs and several highly ranked wrestlers took the mat today and put on a show for fans. The PP&L center was filled to capacity and Lehigh set an attendance record for a […]
I talked with Mason today about his recent victory at the World Team Trails. We talked about Greco wrestling and future plans. World Team Trials match by match Best 2 out of 3 finals 1st Mason Manville Colorado Springs, CO (U.S. Army) PO Kamal Bey Scottsdale, AZ (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club), 2-0 Mason Manville Colorado […]
We spent more than an hour talking about his wrestling history and future aspirations. One of the things that I like about him is his willingness to do whatever it takes, from travel to changing styles, in order to pursue tough competition and excellence. Travis will be competing over the spring and summer as a […]
This might be the most anticipated match up of the year. Two of America’s best wrestlers turned coaches with talented and deep coaching staffs, training centers and teams. What are some of the factors that might affect performance? Both teams are used to the competition time. Will the travel affect Penn State? Both teams are […]
I’m on record saying that I don’t like that wrestling orders their matches by weight rather than the professional style of having the highest ranked or most anticipated matches go last at any event. I think that there is tons of up side to my proposal. Take pressure off the big guys. Lots of studies […]
This Friday Rutgers drives to Happy Valley to do battle B1G style. Rutgers just had a tight victory over Illinois. Penn State is coming off of a dominating matchup with Nebraska. Like last season Penn State has been prevailing even with shifting around the lineup a bit. Penn State is a juggernaut with at least […]