What We Learned At Penn State Media Day

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Penn State has more eyes on it than any other program, but with that comes a veil of secrecy. Because the coaching staff likes to keep things close to the chest, media day is circled as a time to learn about the team's plans for the season.

Even with a squad that has won three straight national titles and seven team titles in the past eight years, there are new questions every season. One of those questions was answered when the roster came out, which was that Shakur Rasheed will be at 184 and Bo Nickal at 197. Of note, Cael Sanderson said Nickal is "well over 200 pounds," so no doubt he'll be big enough.

Watch Cael's entire press conference below, starting at 30:00

But the real brain busters come at 125, 133, 149, and 285. The answer at 133 is the most straight forward: true freshman Roman Bravo-Young will not be redshirting, he's the guy. He's going right away this weekend against Kent State and will be the starter this season.

The weight below there are several questions. Devin Schnupp was the starter at 125 for most of last season and will hold the position once again through at least January. He'll get the start against Kent State on Sunday.

As for the other two guys at that weight, true freshmen Brody Teske and Gavin Teasdale will compete in open tournaments in the first semester (which does not include the Keystone Classic) and then a decision will be made after the Southern Scuffle.

The likely starters for both 149 and heavyweight were announced today as well. Jarod Verkleeren will start against Kent State, and both he and Brady Berge will be at Keystone. The plan for now is to alternate them in duals, so theoretically both will wrestle in two duals this semester before the Scuffle at the start of January.

Meanwhile at heavyweight, Anthony Cassar will go against the Golden Flashes. Both he and Nevills will wrestle at the Keystone Classic. Sanderson also said that Nevills is coming off a surgery that occurred right after the national tournament. No word on if they will alternate duals like the 149 pounders.

Penn State's Lineup For Kent State

125: Devin Schnupp, RSO

133: Roman Bravo-Young, FR

141: Nick Lee, SO

149: Jarod Verkleeren, RFR

157: Jason Nolf, RSR

165: Vincenzo Joseph, RJR

174: Mark Hall, JR

184: Shakur Rasheed, RSR

197: Bo Nickal, RSR

285: Anthony Cassar, SR

Nittany Lions Registered For The US Open

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After plenty of tweets and comments asking “Where’s Zain?” or “Is Bo wrestling 92?” we finally have our answers as the Nittany Lions have registered for this year’s US Open.

Updating The Race To Make The Pan Am Team At FloNats

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Tomorrow morning closes out the tenth edition of FloNationals, and the first time we've used freestyle and Greco. As the Pan American trials, the representative being sent to the UWW Cadet continental championships in Morelia, Mexico at the end of June will be determined.

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FloNationals Day 1 Freestyle Recap

Day I of Freestyle is in the books at FloNationals and the semi's for both the Cadet and Junior divisions are set.

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Jordan Burroughs & Chael Sonnen's Spirited Back And Forth

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Jordan Burroughs and Chael Sonnen were recently involved in a spirited exchange of ideas about MMA and wrestling on social media.

The Best of Greco At FloNationals

Greco Champs were crowned on the first day of FloNationals. Champs and placers will receive separation levels for the Cadet World Team Trials in Akron and also points in the race to make the Pan Am Team.

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Matt Parker Transfers From Lehigh To Penn State

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After spending two seasons at Lehigh, one in which he redshirted, Matt Parker has decided to leave the Mountain Hawks and transfer to Penn State.

FRL 370: Jordan Burroughs vs Chael Sonnen

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This episode of FRL discusses Chael Sonnen's rant against Jordan Burroughs, US Open registration and has Kyle Bratke's Alien Hour.

Cody Brewer Hired As Virginia Tech Assistant

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Virginia Tech has hired 2015 NCAA champ Cody Brewer as an assistant coach. Below is the complete release from the Hokies athletic department.

FloNats Preview & Picks

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Sarah Hildebrandt & Mallory Velte Take On Canadians At Beat the Streets

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NEW YORK – Two standout women will represent Team U.S.A. at next month’s “Grapple at the Garden” Beat the Streets (BTS) benefit when 2018 World Silver Medalist Sarah Hildebrandt and 2018 Senior World Championships Bronze Medalist Mallory Velte battle top opponents from Canada as part of a stellar set of matches in the 10th annual event on May 6 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Hildebrandt will take on Dana Weicker, while Velte will square off against Linda Morais.