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Penn State Shuts Out Indiana 46-0

Penn State Shuts Out Indiana 46-0

The Penn State Nittany Lions were unstoppable against the Indiana Hoosiers Sunday afternoon winning 46-0.

Jan 15, 2024 by JD Rader
Penn State Shuts Out Indiana 46-0

On Sunday afternoon, Penn State dominated every aspect of their Big Ten dual opener against Indiana. They won by an astonishing score of 46-0, scoring bonus points in every match but one and without giving up a single takedown across all 10 matches.

Outside of 184, where Josh Barr wrestled in place for usual starter Bernie Truax, the Penn State lineup was in full force. Truax would have been coming off a loss to #4 Trey Munoz of Oregon State. Barr picked up a 13-4 major decision over Roman Rogotzke, who transferred to Indiana this season from South Dakota State.

Freshmen Braeden Davis and Mitchell Mesenbrink remained undefeated on the season - Davis with a 16-3 major decision and Mesenbrink by injury default.

If the performance of the night doesn't go to Barr, it goes to freshman Tyler Kasak. He has continued to impress since moving up to 149 after starter Shayne Van Ness without a season-ending injury. Today he defeated #22 Graham Rooks 15-0.

Penn State is now 4-0 on the season while Indiana is 3-2.

Penn State 46 - Indiana 0

125: #15 Braeden Davis (PSU) over Michael Spangler (IND) (MD 16-3) 

133: #4 Aaron Nagao (PSU) over Isaac Thornton (IND) (TF 19-4 5:24) 

141: #2 Beau Bartlett (PSU) over #28 Danny Fongaro (IND) (Dec 8-1) 

149: #17 Tyler Kasak (PSU) over #22 Graham Rooks (IND) (TF 15-0 6:59) 

157: #1 Levi Haines (PSU) over Zack Rotkvich (IND) (TF 17-0 6:06) 

165: #9 Mitchell Mesenbrink (PSU) over #22 Tyler Lillard (IND) (Inj. 1:48) 

174: #1 Carter Starocci (PSU) over Robert Major (IND) (TF 19-4 3:41) 

184: Josh Barr (PSU) over Roman Rogotzke (IND) (MD 13-4) 

197: #1 Aaron Brooks (PSU) over Gabe Sollars (IND) (TF 19-4 3:56) 

285: #1 Greg Kerkvliet (PSU) over Nick Willham (IND) (MD 14-2)