Earlier this week, Penn State redshirt freshman Mitchell Mesenbrink won a gold medal at the U20 World Championships in Amman, Jordan.
But he wasn’t the only Nittany Lion that fared well in Jordan. Luke Lilledahl, a PSU commit in the class of 2024, took a silver medal at 57 kg. After going 4-0 earlier in the week, Lilledahl dropped the gold medal match, 5-0, to Japan’s Yuto Nishiuchi.
That wasn’t the only gold medal for Team USA, who also got a championship from incoming Cornell freshman Meyer Shapiro at 70 kg.
Team USA also got a silver medal from Ohio State All-American Jesse Mendez (65 kg) to join Lilledahl.
Ohio State’s Nic Bouzakis (61 kg), North Carolina State’s Matthew Singleton (79 kg), South Dakota State’s Bennett Berge (86 kg), and Nebraska commit Camden McDanel (97 kg) all earned bronze medals. Berge is the younger brother of former PSU wrestler Brady Berge.
Stanford’s Jack Darrah (92 kg) was eliminated after just falling in one match. Incoming Oklahoma State freshman Christian Carroll went 1-2 in the tournament and did not medal.