Nittany Lion Wrestle-Offs to air nationally

October 10, 2008

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team will host its annual Wrestle-Offs at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. Fans of head coach Troy Sunderland's squad who cannot be at Rec Hall for the annual date can listen live to the event on Takedown Wrestling Radio.

The national wrestling radio network can be heard free at online. Scott Casber, Takedown's founder and the host of TDR's annual Wrestling Round Table show, will call the action along with Jeff Byers, the voice of Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling.

Penn State's wrestle-offs are held annually, giving the Nittany Lions a double-elimination tournament in which to face each other in Rec Hall. Penn State is coming off a superb 2008-09 season that saw it post a 14-5 dual match record, earn a No. 1 national dual meet mark during the regular season and end the campaign with a third place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships.

The Nittany Lions return seven wrestlers who started during last year's campaign, including All-Americans

Bubba Jenkins (Virginia Beach, Va.), national runner-up at 149 last year;

Dan Vallimont (Lake Hopatcong, N.J.), last year's third place finisher at 157; and

Jake Strayer (South Fork, Pa.), who finished seventh at 133 in 2007.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated March 19, 2009