Penn State Wrestling: 5 takeaways from the Journeymen Duals

Penn State Nittany Lions wrestler Roman Bravo Young (Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)
Penn State Nittany Lions wrestler Roman Bravo Young (Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Taking a look at five takeaways from Penn State Wrestling’s opening tri-meet of the year at the 2021 Journeymen Duals

The 2021-2022 wrestling season is finally here as the Nittany Lions participated in the 2021 Journeymen Duals against Sacred Heart and Oregon State. And by “participated” I mean Penn State Wrestling completely laid waste to their opponents and kept the scoreboard operator busy all evening.

The full results can be seen here, but here were the individual dual scores:

Penn State 47 def Sacred Heart 3
Penn State 32 def Oregon State 7

Penn State Wrestling dominated the mats at the Journeymen Duals

Takeaway No. 1: The four NCAA Champions picked up exactly where they left off from last season

I vaguely remember someone who covers Penn State Wrestling indicating they would like to see several of Penn State’s big guns secure more bonus points at the end of their matches. Namely Roman Bravo-Young and Aaron Brooks. But for the life of me, I can’t remember who said that.

Well in the eight matches Bravo-Young, Nick Lee, Carter Starocci, and Brooks took part in this weekend, they accumulated four falls, two technical falls, and two decisions.

How’s this for a bonus points bonanza?

Lee had perhaps the most difficult matchup of the Journeymen Duals as he toed the line against No. 10 Grant Willits of Oregon State.

But, the reality is this when it comes to Lee, the 10th best grappler in the nation is simply a good early season warmup for him as he cruised to an 11-4 decision.

When it comes to wrestling, one thing is for sure, it’s always nice to see your best grapplers get off to a good start on the season.