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PSU wrestling: Nick Lee, Jason Nolf earn spots on US national team

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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:

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.

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.

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.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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