UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team (0-0, 0-0 B1G) remains the top-ranked team in the country in the Nov. 3 release of InterMat Wrestling’s Tournament Power Index (TPI). Head coach Cael Sanderson’s squad also tops InterMat’s Dual Meet Rankings.
Penn State sits in the No. 1 spot with 97.5 points while Oklahoma State is in second at 89.0. Big Ten foes Iowa (75.0) and Michigan (75.0) are tied for third. Penn State also owns the No. 1 spot on Intermat’s Dual Meet rankings with Oklahoma State, Iowa, Michigan and Lehigh rounding out the top five.
Senior Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.) is ranked No. 1 at 197 to lead Penn State’s 9 ranked grapplers (all of whom are listed in the top 14). Two returning All-Americans return after red-shirt seasons. Senior Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) is ranked No. 2 at 125 and sophomore Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.) is ranked No. 2 at 149.
Junior All-American Jimmy Gulibon (Latrobe, Pa.) is ranked No. 3 at 141 and senior All-American Jordan Conaway (Abbottstown, Pa.) is ranked No. 9 at 133. Sophomore Matt McCutcheon (Apollo, Pa.) is ranked No. 13 at 184 and sophomore Garett Hammond (Chambersburg, Pa.) is ranked No. 14 at 165. Red-shirt freshman Jason Nolf (Yatesboro, Pa.) is ranked No. 7 at 157 and classmate Bo Nickal (Allen, Tex.) is ranked No. 14 at 174.
While season tickets once again sold out well in advance of the season starting, Penn State is giving fans more opportunities than ever to see the Nittany Lions compete. Fans may purchase singles to Penn State’s two BJC Duals (Wisconsin on 12/13 and Ohio State on 2/5) online at www.GoPSUsports.com/accountmanager or by calling 1-800-NITTANY. BJC Dual public tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for youth (12-and-under).
Group tickets for the BJC Duals are now available as well, allowing fans to purchase 20 or more tickets at only $8 per ticket. Group tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-NITTANY.
With the five Rec Hall duals already at seated capacity, a limited number of Standing Room Only tickets (SROs) can be purchased for each of those five duals as well. Rec Hall SROs may only be purchased by calling 1-800-NITTANY and are $15 per person.
Penn State opens up the 2015-16 season at home on Friday, Nov. 13, with a 7 p.m. dual against Lock Haven in Rec Hall. Penn State Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at @pennstateWREST, on Penn State Wrestling’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennstatewrest. The 2015-16 Penn State wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline. This is PENN STATE. WRESTLING lives here.