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Penn State Wrestling Roster 2018-19 (Part 2)

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An overview of the The Nittany Lion Wrestling tradition at Penn State continues with Part II.

The following wrestlers will compete at the weight class of 141 pounds:

Joey Blumer/R-Fr/Leechburg, Pa/Kiski Area: Joey compiled a record of 88-15 during his four years of varsity wrestling. He helped lead his Cavaliers to a WPIAL team title in 2017 and he participated in the 2017 Dapper Dan Classic. Blumer had a remarkable feat of earning High Honors for four years at Kiski Area and also won three key academic awards. Joey’s father was a 87′ graduate from Penn State.

Dominic Giannangeli/Jr/Murrysville, Pa/Franklin Regional: Dominic placed fourth at state while wrestling the weight of 138. He posted a 53-16 record over his Junior and Senior years. Giannangeli helped lead FRHS to two straight Pennsylvania state titles in 2014-15, overall an all-around athlete. He also collected 10 letters over three sports: two in football, four in lacrosse, and four in wrestling.

Nick Lee/So/Evansville, Ind./Mater Dei: Nick was a state, cadet, and junior champion when he wrestled at Evansville Mater Dei High School for three years before he finished off his high school degree via homeschooling, while he was training freestyle at the time. Lee was a Indiana state champion as a junior, also winning a USAW Cadet Freestyle National Championship as well. The next year he won the USAW Junior Freestyle National Championship.

Scott Obendorfer/R-Fr/Germantown, Md/Damascus: Scott brings two state titles with him to Penn State. He wrestled at Damascus High School where he was a three-time finalist and a two-time Maryland 3A/4A State Champion. Obendorfer was a county champ as a freshman and then won the state title as a sophomore at 120 pounds. He was a state runner-up as a junior and then finished his high school career off with a state title at 132 pounds his senior season. Scott collected an astounding record of 162-10 at Damascus and helped guide his team to numerous state dual titles. Obendorfer was on the Honor Roll every semester of his high school career.

John Consorti, Patrick Higgins, and Scott Stossel may wrestle in this weight class also.

The next weight class is 149 pounds, which will include the following:

Brady Berge/R-Fr/Mantorville, Minn/Kasson-Mantorville: Brady Berge was a standout in high school. Berge only lost one match, which was an injury default in the state semifinals during one of four state title runs. He won the 145 pound Minnesota state title with a record of 50-0; another when he won the 152 pound bracket with a record of 49-0. Berge won a third, also going 49-0 to seal the victory at the 160 pound championship. The only loss Berge had was when he was injured in the state semifinals. He helped Kasson-Mantorville to multiple state team titles.

Luke Gardner/So/Pottsville, Pa/Pottsville: Luke ended his high school career with a record of 144-25, including placing as a senior at 145; he finished fifth. Gardner was a two-time Pennsylvania Freestyle Champion. He helped lead Pottsville to a record of 18-2 as a senior, also winning the 2016 Schuylkill. Luke was a four-year state qualifier that being at the following weights: 113(twice), 120(once), and 145(once).

Richie McClanahan/R-Fr/Panama City Beach, Fla./J.R Arnold: Richie never finished any lower than third in the state for four straight seasons, which included winning one title and being a two-time finalist. He won a state title at 126 as a sophomore and finished third twice; that being when he wrestled 132 as a junior and 138 as a senior. McClanahan had amassed an outstanding record of 242-12 with 158 pins as a four year starter.

Jarod Verkleeren/R-Fr/Greensburg, Pa/Hempfield: Jarod was a four year starter at Hempfield. He won the AAA Championship in 2017 at 145 pounds. He amassed a record of 140-15, including his senior season when he went 25-1 overall and then topped the year off with a state title. Verkleeren place fourth as a sophomore in 2015 , going 46-7.

Bo Pipher/So/Paonia, Colo/Paonia: Bo was a three-time Colorado state champion and one-time runner up while he was helping lead the Eagles to two state team titles and a third and fourth place finish.

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