LOCK HAVEN — Six members of the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team competed at the Mat-Town Open on Sunday at Lock Haven University. Three Nittany Lions placed at the event as wrestlers competed both attached and unattached.
Redshirt freshman Joey Blumer (Leechburg, Pa.) led Penn State with a runner-up finish at 149. Blumer went 2-1, advancing to the finals before losing in the title bout. Sophomore Brian Friery (Lewisburg, Pa.) picked up a win at 157, placing fourth. His victory was a major. Redshirt freshman Scott Obendorfer (Germantown, Md.) placed fourth at 141 as well, going 2-2 with a major.
Sophomore Mason Lindenmuth (Brockway, Pa.) also wrested at 141, picking up one pin for his victory. Sophomore Alex Nicholas (Allentown, Pa.) wrestled at 285 and true freshman Jon Consorti (Hellertown, Pa.) competed at 125 as well.
No. 1 Penn State is 1-0 in dual meets and recently won the Keystone Classic title in Philadelphia on Nov. 18, notching eight champions and a gaudy 21 pins. The Nittany Lions return to action on Friday, Nov. 30, making their first-ever trip to Bucknell for a dual meet, set for 7 p.m. Penn State then hosts Lehigh on Sunday, Dec. 2, in sold out Rec Hall at 1:30 p.m. The Lehigh dual airs live nationally on the Big Ten Network.