He has an incredible engine too. Unfortunately he is recovering from a broken tibia at the moment and looks likely to miss his senior season, but he's just a great program fit. Wrestlers who have the high motor, creative attacks have great success at PSU, hopefully Van Ness continues that long line.
Our title hopes were pretty much gone already, so I'm not sure if this is more of a fatal blow or not than anything else. Iowa is going to probably have like 8 or 9 All-Americans + Spencer Lee winning a national title + Pat Lugo, Alex Marinelli being No. 1 seeds and finalists + Austin Desanto being a potential finalist + Cassioppi and Warner being potential 3rd placers.
They just have more depth. I'll write an article after NCAAs why Penn State is going to re-claim their NCAA title next year because our team is going to be stacked.
I'm pretty sure the kid was required to give Beau his singlet after as a trophy.
This is essentially how I feel about it. I know it’s against the rules, but it feels wrong that this is the end of his college career. NCAAs loses a star for something probably many college wrestlers are using throughout the country.
Don’t underestimate Underwood either.
Nick Lee and Luke Pletcher have been standout wrestlers at 141 pounds this season. It's hard to envision anyone other than those two guys winning it. Lee has a better bonus rate but also has had a worse schedule than Pletcher (and Pletcher's 65% bonus rate is hardly anything to sneer at either). It should be a fascinating matchup.