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The dual featured two Penn Staters getting their first wins as Nittany Lions, including All-American transfer Drew Hildebrandt at 125 and junior Tony Negron at 157.

Senior Nick Lee, ranked No. 1 at 141, picked up Penn State’s second straight tech fall, controlling Danny Bertoni throughout on his way to an 18-1 tech at the 4:14 mark. Sophomore Beau Bartlett, ranked No. 20 at 149, notched Penn State’s second pin of the dual, getting the fall over Michael North at the 4:48 mark in the second period. Negron picked up his first win as a Nittany Lion, rolling to an 11-2 major over Lucas Cordio at 157. Negron’s win gave Penn State a 26-0 lead at the dual’s midway point.

Penn State finished off the dual with two technical falls. Junior Max Dean (Lowell, Mich.), ranked No. 2 at 197, rolled to a 20-5 tech over Kevin Makosy with riding time at the 7:00 mark. Sophomore Greg Kerkvliet, ranked No. 4 at 285, then controlled No. 26 Zach Schrader on his way to an 18-3 tech fall at the 4:42 mark. Kerkvliet’s tech fall finished off Penn State’s 46-0 shutout win.

Junior Creighton Edsell, ranked No. 24 at 165, kept Penn State rolling to start the second half, posting a 7-1 win over Gaven Bell with a whopping 5:07 in riding time. Sophomore Carter Starocci, ranked No. 1 at 174, followed that up with an 8-3 win over Maryland’s Dominic Solis to give Penn State a 32-0 lead. Junior Aaron Brooks, ranked No. 1 at 184, dominated Kyle Cochran, notching a 19-7 major decision with 3:27 in riding time.

Story Highlights

  • COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Penn State Nittany Lions, ranked No. 1 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, opened Big Ten action with a dominating 46-0 shutout win at Maryland on Friday. The lopsided victory is Penn State’s second-straight shutout win over the Terrapins and keeps the Nittany Lions unbeaten on the year at 9-0.

  • Hildebrandt made his Penn State Nittany Lion debut at 125 and did it in style by pinning Zach Spence at the 1:38 mark in the first period. Senior Roman Bravo-Young, ranked No. 1 at 133, followed that up with a dominating 16-1 technical fall over Maryland’s King Sandoval, ending the match at the 3:26 mark to give the Nittany Lions an 11-0 lead.

No. 1 Penn State 46, Maryland 0

125: Drew Hildebrandt (PSU) pinned Zach Spence, 1:38. 133: No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young (PSU) tech fall King Sandoval, 16-1, 3:26. 141: No. 1 Nick Lee (PSU) tech fall Danny Bertoni, 18-1, 4:14. 149: No. 20 Beau Bartlett (PSU) pinned Michael North, 4:48. 157: Tony Negron (PSU) maj. dec. Lucas Cordio, 11-2. 165: No. 24 Creighton Edsell (PSU) dec. Gaven Bell, 7-1. 174: No. 1 Carter Starocci (PSU) maj. dec. Dominick Solis, 8-3. 184: No.1 Aaron Brooks (PSU) maj. dec. Kyle Cochran, 19-7. 197: No. 2 Max Dean (PSU) tech fall Kevin Makosy, 20-5, 7:00. 285: No. 4 Greg Kerkvliet (PSU) tech fall No. 26 Zach Schrader, 18-3, 4:42.

Exhibition bouts 157: Terrell Barraclough (Kaysville, Utah) maj. dec. Conner Decker, 6-0.

Records: Penn State (9-0, 1-0 Big Ten), Maryland (4-2, 0-1 Big Ten). Next match: Indiana at Penn State, Sunday, 2 p.m.

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