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Wrestling is Overmatched Against No. 1 Penn State

No. 19 David Cheza lost a narrow 6-4 decision.

Jan. 13, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State wrestling fell to No. 1 Penn State 41-0 on Sunday afternoon at a sold out Rec Hall. The Spartans (4-6, 0-3 Big Ten) were unable to win a match against the Nittany Lions, and lost five matches to wrestlers ranked inside the top-3.

The dual started at 125 pounds and Brenan Lyon lost to No. 2 Nico Megaludis of Penn State, by a 19-6 major decision. Brandon Fifield dropped a 7-2 decision at 133 pounds to Jordan Conway and Nick Trimble lost a 10-2 major decision to Bryan Pearsall at 141 pounds, putting MSU down 11-0 to start the dual.

Senior Dan Osterman lost to James English of Penn State, 6-0 and No. 19 David Cheza dropped a narrow 6-4 decision to James Vollrath at 157 pounds.

No. 2 David Taylor of Penn State pinned Nick Proctor in 1:37 and Jordan Wohlfert lost to No. 3 Matt Brown by tech. fall, 22-7.

John Rizqallah lost by fall to No. 1 Ed Ruth in 1:37 and Luke Jones dropped a major decision to No. 3 Quentin Wright, 13-4.

At heavyweight, No. 4 Michael McClure dropped a close decision to Jon Gingrich, 5-3.

The Spartans are back in action next weekend when it hosts No. 4 Iowa on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.

Penn State 41, Michigan State 0
125:No. 2 Nico Megaludis (PSU) major dec. Brenan Lyon (MSU), 19-6; PSU leads 4-0.
133: Jordan Conway (PSU) dec. Brandon Fifield (MSU), 7-2; PSU leads 7-0.
141: Bryan Pearsall (PSU) major dec. Nick Trimble (MSU), 10-2; PSU leads 11-0.
149: James English (PSU) dec. Dan Osterman (MSU), 6-0; PSU leads 14-0.
157: James Vollrath (PSU) dec. No. 19 David Cheza (MSU), 6-4; PSU leads 17-0.
165: No. 2 David Taylor (PSU) fall Nick Proctor (MSU), 1:37; PSU leads 23-0.
174: No. 3 Matt Brown (PSU) tech. fall Jordan Wohlfert (MSU), 22-7 (6:17); PSU leads 28-0.
184: No. 1 Ed Ruth (PSU) fall John Rizqallah (MSU), 1:37; PSU leads 34-0.
197: No. 3 Quentin Wright (PSU) major dec. Luke Jones (MSU), 13-4; PSU leads 38-0.
HWT: Jon Gingrich (PSU) dec. No. 4 Michael McClure (MSU), 5-3; PSU wins 41-0.



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