Penn State wrestling goes 7 for 7 in finals at Keystone Classic


Top-ranked Penn State wrestling put seven wrestlers into the finals of the Keystone Classic on Sunday, Nov. 12 and all seven came out victorious.


Competing in the one-day event at the University of Pennsylvania's historic Palestra, the Nittany Lions won the team-scored event with 190.5 points, well ahead of second-place Northwestern.

Of the 18 PSU wrestlers to compete in the event, seven won their respective weight classes. 

Jared Cortez got things started with a victory at 141 pounds, while Zain Retherford also won at 149 pounds. Retherford also secured his 100th career victory during the tournament.

Jason Nolf (157), Mark Hall (174), Bo Nickal (184), Anthony Cassar (197) and Nick Nevills (285) also won their respective weight classes.

Aside from the seven champions, the Nittany Lions also had two other wrestlers place in the event.

The team win at the Keystone Classic capped an impressive road weekend for PSU after it won a dual meet at Binghamton on Friday night, 40-2. It was the team's 34th consecutive dual victory dating back to the 2014-15 season.

The Nittany Lions will have off until after Thanksgiving. Following the holiday, PSU will take on No. 7 Lehigh at Allentown's PPL Center on Sunday, Dec. 3.