Courtesy of Penn State Athletics
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Jimmy Gulibon (Latrobe, Pa.) has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Nov. 9, 2014. The honor is the first such weekly laurel for the Nittany Lion sophomore.
Gulibon thrilled a sold out, standing room only Rec Hall crowd of 6,237 with a dominating 8-3 win at 133 over No. 2 Mason Beckman of Lehigh in Penn State’s season opener on Sunday. He used a swift four-point move at the end of the first period (a takedown with two back points) and a late second period takedown to roll to victory. Gulibon’s win helped spur Penn State on to a 24-10 victory over the Mountain Hawks. Gulibon is coming off an 18-15 freshman campaign in which he qualified for the NCAA Championships and helped Penn State win its fourth straight national title.
Penn State is 1-0 overall after its 24-10 win over Lehigh on Sunday. Head coach Cael Sanderson’s team continues dual meet action in two weeks, visiting Pittsburgh on Friday, Nov. 21, for a 7 p.m. dual wrestled at Pitt’s Peterson Events Center. Penn State then treks to Clarion on Saturday, Nov. 22, for a 7 p.m. dual as well. A limited number of SRO tickets are available for select Penn State Rec Hall dual meets. For ticket inquiries, call 1-800-NITTANY. Nittany Lion fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstateWREST and on Penn State Wrestling’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2014-15 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.