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LIVE FILE: 5 Penn State Wrestling, NLWC Members Fighting to get to Paris in Final Session

David Taylor file photo from TeamUSA.org

UNIVERSITY PARK– The last of four sessions for this year’s U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials are about to commence, and as usual, Penn State is well-represented. 

Eight wrestlers– most of them Penn State legends but two who didn’t wrestle at PSU but joined the Nittany Lion Wrestling club after their college careers– will be competing for a spot to go to the Olympics.

Here are the matchups. What happens in those matchups will be detailed in this thread. 

74 KG (Best of 3)

Jason Nolf (NLWC) vs. Kyle Dake (NLWC) (Dake leads 1-0)

The men wrestle to a stalemate through the first two minutes. Dake gets the first point due to Nolf’s inactivity. Nolf gets hurt with seven seconds left, but the bout resumes after a pause. Dake gets a second point due to passivity from Nolf and goes up 3-0 on a step out. Nolf ends up getting a point of his own on a step out, but that’s all he gets. Dake is going to the Olympics.

Dake 3, Nolf 1

97 KG 

Kyle Snyder (NLWC) vs. Isaac Trumble

Snyder gets two takedowns to go ahead 4-0. That’s how the bout would stay. He’s going back to the Olympics.

Snyder 4, Trumble 0

86 KG

David Taylor (NLWC) vs. Aaron Brooks (NLWC) (Brooks leads 1-0)

The two wrestle to a scoreless first minute. Brooks draws first blood with via push out. With a little more than a minute left, Brooks gets a takedown to make it 3-0. He keeps that lead into the second period. Taylor then gets a point due to inactivity from Brooks. But that’s all he gets.

Aaron Brooks is going to the 2024 Olympics.

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