Dec. 4, 2016
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team (3-0, 0-0 B1G) took down visiting No. 9 Lehigh (3-1, 1-0 EIWA) in the 2016-17 BJC Dual. The Nittany Lions won seven of ten bouts, including true freshman Nick Suriano’s (Paramus, N.J.) marquee win at 125. The dual was wrestled in front of one of the nation’s top ten all-time dual meet crowds with over 15,000 filling the Bryce Jordan Center.
The dual began at 125, where Suriano, ranked No. 6, dominated Lehigh junior Darian Cruz, ranked No. 4. Suriano notched two takedowns and a four-point near fall to roll to a 7-0 win over the returning All-American. The loss was Cruz’s first of the year. Lehigh junior Scott Parker upset sophomore Jered Cortez (Carol Stream, Ill.), ranked No. 12 at 133, rolling to a 12-4 major decision. At 141, senior Jimmy Gulibon (Latrobe, Pa.),…