Current Penn State wrestler Nick Lee and former Nittany Lion great Jason Nolf earned spots on the U.S. National Team with strong performances this weekend at the Olympic Wrestling Trials in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lee had an amazing run, defeating three former NCAA champions to finish in third place at 65kg.
And check out how Lee did in those three matches:
— Penn State WRESTLING (@pennstateWREST) April 3, 2021
Lee wrapped up third place with a 16-8 win over Yianni Diakomihalis. Lee, who won the NCAA championship at 141 pounds two weeks ago, earned his way into the third-place match by defeating former Lion Zain Retherford, a two-time Hodge Trophy winner in college.
Nick Lee is a cheat code.
— Roman Bravo-Young (@RomanBravoYoung) April 3, 2021
Nolf captured third place with a 10-0 win over Evan Wick at 74kg, finishing 2-1 on the weekend.
Both Lee and Nolf represent the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club.
Congratulations to Nick Lee and Jason Nolf for making the 2021 USA National Team! This honor goes to the top three finishers in each weight class. 🇺🇸
— NLWC (@NittanyLionWC) April 3, 2021
And don’t forget, coming up tonight it’s a battle between two Penn State legends as Bo Nickal takes on David Taylor in the finals at 86kg for a spot in the Olympics later this summer in Tokyo.