Nittany Lion Open Preview Part II

As promised, here is a preview of the 165-HWT weight classes for the Nittany Lion Open.  Follow the Pack @PackWrestle on twitter for results. 

165 Pounds (61 Registered Wrestlers)
NCSU Wrestlers Competing:  Nijel Jones & Ryan Fox (unattached)
Other Top Competition:  David Taylor (PSU – NCAA Champ), Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo – NCAA Qualifier), Corey Mock (UNC – NCAA Qualifier), Chris Moon (Va Tech – NCAA Qualifier), Nick Fisher (PSU – 2012 Binghamton Open 4th), Bobby Nash (MSU – 2012 EMU Open 2nd), John Staudenmayer (UNC – 2012 Wolfpack & Hokie Open 5th), Jake Schalles (Navy – 2012 Navy Classic Runner-Up), Aaron McKinney (Lock Haven – 2012 Mat Town Open 4th), &Troy Lamson (MSU – 2012 EMU Open 6th)

174 Pounds (60 Registered Wrestlers)
NCSU Wrestlers Competing:  Patrick Davis
Other Top Competition:  Josh Asper (Maryland – NCAA All-American), Matt Brown (PSU – Nationally Ranked), Greg Zannetti (Rutgers – NCAA Qualifier), Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (Citadel – NCAA Qualifier), Jim Resnick (Rider – NCAA Qualifier), Mike Dessino (Bloomsburg – NCAA Qualifier), John-Martin Cannon (Buffalo – NCAA Qualifier), Kyle Czarnecki (Boston – NCAA Qualifier), PJ Tasser (Pitt – NCAA Qualifier), & Billy Curling (ODU – Nationally Ranked)

184 Pounds (54 Registered Wrestlers)
NCSU Wrestlers Competing:  Brett Peltier
Other Top Competition:  Ed Ruth (PSU – NCAA Champ), Jimmy Sheptock (Maryland – Top 12 NCAA’s), Alex Utley (UNC – Nationally Ranked), Lorenzo Thomas (Penn – NCAA Qualifier), Dan Rinaldi (Rutgers – NCAA Qualifier), Vic Avery (Edinboro – NCAA Qualifier), Jack Dechow (ODU – 2012 ESU & Mat Town Open Runner-Up), John Dickson (Va Tech – 2011 PSU Open 3rd), Brandon Griffin (Lehigh – 2012 ESU Open 3rd), & Anthony Gardner (Maryland – 2012 Clarion Open & Oklahoma Gold Classic 4th)

197 Pounds (41 Registered Wrestlers)
NCSU Wrestlers Competing:  KaRonne Jones (unattached) & Josh Lackey
Other Top Competition:  Quentin Wright (PSU – NCAA Champ), Christian Boley (Maryland – NCAA Qualifier), Morgan McIntosh (PSU – NCAA Qualifier), Antonio Giorgio (UNC – Nationally Ranked), Jacob Henderson (ODU – Nationally Ranked), Angelo Malvestuto (Buffalo – Nationally Ranked), Billy George (Cornell – 2012 Binghamton Open 4th), Kevin Beazley (ODU – 2012 Wolfpack Open Runner-Up), Dan Seidenberg (Rutgers – 2012 Hokie Open 4th), & John Merickel (Campbell – 2012 SoCon 4th)

285 Pounds (53 Registered Wrestlers)
NCSU Wrestlers Competing:  Nick Gwiazdowski (unattached), Mike Kosoy, & Josh Davis (unattached)
Other Top Competition:  Odie Delaney (Citadel – Top 12 NCAA’s), Kevin Innis (Boston – NCAA Qualifier), James Lawson (PSU – Nationally Ranked), Jonathan Gingrich (PSU – Binghamton Open Champ), Chris Penny (Va Tech – 2012 Wolfpack Open 4th), William Smith (Rutgers – Nationally Ranked), Henry Turner (Lock Haven – Nationally Ranked), Doug Vollaro (Lehigh – 2012 ESU & Binghamton Open 3rd), Nick Tavanello (OH State – 2012 Buffalo Invite 3rd), & Chris Nash (MSU – 2012 EMU Open Champ)

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