Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PSU Wrestling

Penn State in First Place after Day 1 of NCAA Tournament

Penn State Wrestling
Photo by NCAA: Roman Bravo-Young

Penn State won all but one of its bouts at the NCAA wrestling tournament on Thursday night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich. Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lions sit in first place after Day 1.

At the 133-pound weight class, No. 1 seed and defending National Champion Roman Bravo-Young pinned No. 16 Josh Koderhandt of Navy in the second period. Bravo-Young hasn’t lost a bout his year and is expected to win another national title.

Nick Lee, who is the No. 1 seed in the 141 pound weight class, got out to a 4-1 lead in the first period over Quinn Kinner of Rider. Lee then got two takedowns in the second to enhance his lead to 8-2. Lee ended up winning the match convincingly, 9-2. No. 15 seed Kizhan Clarke from North Carolina upset No. 2 Jaydin Eierman of Iowa 4-2 in sudden victory. It was expected that Eierman would meet Lee in the final.

Ohio State’s No. 4 Sammy Sasso defeated No. 13 Beau Bartlett in the 149-pound weight class, 6-4. Barlett was the only Nittany Lion to lose on Thursday night.
 
In the 174-pound weight class, No. 1 Carter Starocci defeated Adam Kemp of Cal Poly, 10-4.
Starocci got another a takedown midway through the second period to enhance his lead to 5-1 and preceded to dominate the rest of the match.
 
At the 184-pound weight class, No. 2 Aaron Brooks faced No. 15 Hunter Bolen from Virginia Tech, and it wasn’t even a contest, as Brooks won 9-0 in a major decision victory.
 
No. 1 Max Dean almost got upset by No. 17 Jay Aiello of Virginia at 197 pounds, but pulled away with a 4-2 victory. In the third period, Dean trailed 2-1 but got two points off escapes. Dean got the other point in riding time.
 
At 285, No. 4 Greg Kerkvliet defeated No. 13 Tate Orndorff of Ohio State convincingly, 10-1.
 

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

More from Nittany Sports Now

PSU Wrestling

10s Penn State wrestling did what Penn State wrestling does Friday night against an elite opponent. The top-ranked team in the land to on...

PSU Wrestling

1 It was likely that Penn State wrestling was going to be down at the halfway point through Friday’s huge 1 vs. 2 dual...

PSU Wrestling

0 A Sunday afternoon home dual meet at Rec Hall is always special, and the Penn State wrestling team turned in a special performance...

PSU Wrestling

1 It’s almost time for the nation’s premier wrestling program to start defending their national championship, and believe it or not, that first step...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.