The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club claimed the U.S. Nationals Regional Training Center Cup on Saturday. Jake Varner returned to competition to claim the U.S. Nationals title at 97kg defeating Wynn Michalak 4-0. David Taylor finished 2nd, just falling short of Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs 7-6. Ed Ruth earned 3rd place at 86kg after his win over Jon Reader 12-11. Finishing 4th at 65kg for the NLWC was Frank Molinaro. Mark McKnight (57 kg) and Quentin Wright (86 kg) both finished 7th. The top 7 place winners automatically qualify a spot for the U.S. World Team Trials in Madison, Wisconsin, May 31-June 1. Click Here for place match results. Bracket results can be found at trackwrestling.com.
The US Open is April 18-19 in Las Vegas. Athletes expected to compete for the NLWC include; Mark McKnight, Les Sigman, Quentin Wright, David Taylor, Ed Ruth, and Jake Varner. Click Here for Information on the 2014 US Open.