Quentin Wright (86kg) will be representing the NLWC at this weekends Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament on Friday, January 30, 2015. Follow results at www.trackwrestling.com. Click on "Trackwrestling Events" and then "Popular Tournaments". Search for the 2015 Dave Schultz Memorial Touranment and click on to view results.
The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club will be represented by Frank Molinaro (65kg), Cyler Sanderson (70kg), and Eric Thompson (125kg) at the Paris Grand Prix January 31-February 1, 2015. Click HERE for more details on the event.
The 2014 Nittany Lion Wrestling Club's Youth Recreation Wrestling Program concluded with the last "Sucker Saturday". The past 6 weeks the 70 plus participants improved their fitness, played some games, and learned some wrestling. The kids had a blast! Below is Jake Varner mentoring some young wrestlers on "Sucker Saturday". Click HERE for the photo gallery.
After taking a year off the Nittany Lion Open is back! This Sunday, December 7, 300-400 wrestlers representing 20 teams will be coming to Happy Valley to compete for the Nittany Lion Open Crown. Below are the details:
Start Time: 10am
Admissions: Available at the door. $10 Adults/$5 youth/Free kids under 5
Ed Ruth topped Keith Gavin 10-7 at 190lbs on Saturday afternoon in Flo Premier Leagues second professional wrestling even held at the Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals in Troy, NY on Saturday Afternoon. At 165 lbs two UFC fighters who were former wrestlers battled it out with Maynard coming out on top with a score of 19-9. Click HERE for a full release.
Wrestlers from all over the United States as well as the world are training at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Olympic Regional Training Center. Canada brought seven athletes and Peurto Rico brought four athletes to get some good training in this week. Also, the Lehigh Valley Athletic Club as well as other regional training centers on the East Coast have been sending wrestlers up to train.
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.