Penn State wrestling took care of Clairon 40-6 to finish the regular season unbeaten. Here’s a summery of each match.
125 – In what has been a trying season for freshman Gary Steen, he ended the regular season with a much-needed 5-1 victory over the Golden Eagles’ Joey Fischer. Steen hit a leg trip at the end of the second period to take a 2-1 lead, and also got another takedown at the end of the match to take home the win.
133 – Roman Bravo-Young ended his unforgettable career in style with a pin of Clarion’s Mason Prinkey in 4:30. Bravo-Young hit a headlock to get Prinkey on his back for the fall.
141 – Beau Bartlett had the privilege of wrestling a local kid in Clarion’s Seth Koleno. Koleno is from Bald Eagle Area High School, only about a 15-minute drive from State College. Koleno didn’t make too bad of a showing in his homecoming, but he was overmatched. Bartlett used five takedowns to earn a 12-4 major decision.
149 – Shayne Van Ness put on another clinic on Sunday. He managed to get a technical fall by the end of the second period, getting a 17-1 win in 4:59 over Clarion’s Kyle Shickel.
157 – Levi Haines continues to be impressive for a true freshman. Haines picked up the second technical fall in a row, getting eight near fall points on the way to an 18-3 victory in 4:36 over Clarion’s Trevor Elfvin.
165 – Penn State’s Alex Facundo got a good battle from the Golden Eagles’ Cam Pine. Pine even gave his team their first takedown of the day in the first period. Pine’s fight only allowed Facundo to get a decision, although he got seven takedowns in a 16-10 victory.
174 – Carter Starocci went on a takedown clinic in the first period, plus got four near fall points. That propelled him to the Lions’ third technical fall of the day, a 19-3 victory in five minutes over Clarion’s John Worthing.
184 – Donovon Ball got the start again over Aaron Brooks on Senior Day. Ball, who drew Clarion’s only ranked wrestler in No. 21 Will Feldkamp, had a rough day. Feldkamp got Ball to his back and got the pin in 1:20 to put Clarion on the board.
197 – Max Dean ended his Rec Hall career the right way with an 8-5 victory over the Golden Eagles’ Ty Bagoly. Dean built a 7-1 lead through two periods, but Bagoly got a pair of takedowns in the third period to avoid the major decision.
285 – After a dual meet off last week against Maryland, PSU’s Greg Kerkvliet returned against Clarion’s Austin Chapman. Kerkvliet built an 8-1 lead after two periods before headlocking Chapman to his back for a pin in 5:21 to end the dual meet.
Penn State 40, Clarion 6
125 – Gary Steen (PSU) dec. Joey Fischer (C), 5-1. (3-0)
133 – Roman Bravo-Young (PSU) pinned Mason Prinkey (C), 4:30. (9-0)
141 – Beau Bartlett (PSU) maj. dec. Seth Koleno (C), 12-4. (13-0)
149 – Shayne Van Ness (PSU) vs. Kyle Schickel (C), 17-1 4:59. (18-0)
157 – Levi Haines (PSU) tech. fall Trevor Elfvin (C), 18-3 4:36. (23-0)
165 – Alex Facundo (PSU) dec. Cam Pine (C), 16-10. (26-0)
174 – Carter Starocci (PSU) tech. fall John Worthing (C), 19-3 5:00. (31-0)
184 – Will Feldkamp (C) pinned Donovon Ball (PSU), 1:20. (31-6)
197 – Max Dean (PSU) dec. Ty Bagoly (C), 8-5. (34-6)
285 – Greg Kerkvliet (PSU) pinned Austin Chapman (C), 5:21. (40-6)