Central York High School graduate James English helped top-ranked Penn State win the prestigious Southern Scuffle wrestling tournament in Tennessee on Wednesday night.
The Nittany Lions, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division I, tallied 175.5 points to edge out No. 2 Oklahoma State (158) and win the tournament for the third straight year.
Seeded 10th at 149 pounds while replacing suspended wrestler Andrew Alton, English defeated Missouri sophomore Drake Houdashelt, 5-2, in the third-place bout.
Penn State redshirt freshman Jordan Conaway, a New Oxford grad, also competed but lost his first consolation bout to go 1-2 at the two-day tournament at 133 pounds.
English, a fifth-year senior, went 6-1. He defeated Citadel's Charles Holt and Minnesota's Seth Lange to reach the quarterfinals, where he lost, 12-6, to eventual gold-medal winner Jordan Oliver of Oklahoma State. Oliver is listed as the top-ranked 149-pounder in the country in the latest Intermat.com rankings.
English went on to defeat Cornell's Ryan Dunphy and South Dakota's Dustin Walraven before reaching the consolation semifinals, where he advanced to the third-place bout because of a medical forfeit from Minnesota's Dylan Ness, who is ranked No. 2 in the country in Intermat.com's 149-pound rankings. Houdashelt is listed at No. 18 by Intermat.com.
Penn State got gold medals from Nico Megaludis (125), Ed Ruth (184) and Quentin Wright (197) and runner-up efforts from James Volrath (157) and David Taylor (165).