As Penn State gets set to finally take the mat for the first time this season Saturday, the Nittany Lions already picked up a big win Friday by flipping one of the top wrestlers in Pennsylvania from Pitt.
Gary Steen, a 120-pounder from Reynolds High School in Greenville, announced his decision on Twitter.
After much thought and time I am excited to announce that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Penn State University. I want to thank my family, friends and coaches that supported me along the way. #WeAre🦁 pic.twitter.com/R5jNH0wsOz
— Gary Steen (@GarYsTeeN_) January 29, 2021
Steen has enjoyed a tremendous high school career, winning the PIAA state title as a freshman in 2018 and as a junior in 2020. He finished third as a sophomore, and he’ll be vying for his third state title this season.
Steen has a career record of 147-7 as you can see below from PA-Wrestling.com.
|CAREER WRESTLING STATISTICS|
Steen originally committed to Pitt a year ago, and at the time, this is what TheOpenMat.com had to say about him:
Steen has already captured titles at the Walsh Ironman and the Powerade, while competing at 113 lbs. It was the second year in a row that Steen won the Powerade. His performance at those major tournaments has elevated him to a fifth overall ranking in the nation that weight class. Other national level credentials for Gary include a seventh-place showing in Fargo at the Junior Greco-Roman National Championships, and third place at the 2018 Ironman.
Penn State wrestles in a tri-meet today against Indiana and Northwestern. Check here for Andy Stine’s preview.