Kennard-Dale High graduate Chance Marsteller picks up victory over two-time All-American
- Chance Marsteller earned an 8-4 win over a two-time All-American on Friday.
- Marsteller, who wrestles for Lock Haven, followed up that win with another triumph on Sunday.
- Marsteller, ranked No. 6 in the nation at 165 pounds, improved to 32-1 on the season.
Kennard-Dale High School graduate Chance Marsteller picked up his biggest win of the season over the weekend.
Marsteller knocked off previously unbeaten Chad Walsh of Rider on Friday night, 8-4. Walsh, a two-time All-American, entered the 165-pound match at 16-0. In the latest Intermat Rankings, Marsteller was ranked No. 6, while Walsh was No. 3 at 165.
Despite Marsteller's efforts, Lock Haven lost to Rider, 22-12, in an Eastern Wrestling League contest. Lock Haven was ranked No. 18 as a team in the Intermat dual-meet national rankings, while Rider was No. 19.
Marsteller followed up his win on Friday with another victory on Sunday against Columbia to improve to 32-1 on the season. Sunday, Marsteller won by technical fall (20-4) over Max Elling.
Lock Haven beat Columbia, 21-19, to improve to 10-2 on the season.
Penn State wrestling team keeps rolling: The top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions took care of home-standing Rutgers on Sunday in wrestling action, 25-15.
The Lions improved to 11-0 overall and 7-0 in the Big Ten. Rutgers fell to 5-5 and 1-4.
The Lions came back from an early deficit and a tough injury default loss by top-ranked Jason Nolf at 157 to win seven of the 10 bouts. The dual was wrestled in front of a sellout crowd of 8,321 at Rutgers and was Penn State’s final road dual of the year.
Nolf was beating No. 17 John Van Brill early in the second period when the Lion was injured after a late stalemate/potentially dangerous call and unable to continue. Nolf had won 46 straight before the injury default. Penn State lost a team point because of a bench unsportsmanlike after the Lion coaches reacted to the late stalemate call.
PSU got wins from No. 7 Nick Lee at 141 (decision), No. 1 Zain Retherford at 149 (major decision), No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph at 165 (decision), No. 2 Mark Hall at 174 (technical fall), No. 1 Bo Nickal at 184 (decision), Anthony Cassar at 197 (major decision) and No. 6 Nick Nevills at 285 (major decision).