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Wrestling heads to No. 4 Penn State on Friday

From IDS reports

The IU wrestling team will make the trip to University Park, Penn., on Friday to take on No. 4 Penn State.

IU (2-2, 0-1) will attempt to beat Penn State (5-0, 1-1) for the first time in school history as the Nittany Lions hold a 12-0-1 record against the Hoosiers in the 13 meetings.

IU is led by No. 4-ranked senior Taylor Walsh. The 165-pounder set a school record with 26 pins last season, and he already has 18 this season.

He is one of two nationally-ranked Hoosiers alongside No. 19 sophomore Nate Jackson at 174 pounds.

Penn State, on the other hand, is trotting out eight wrestlers ranked in InterMat’s top 20, with six of those wrestlers in the top 10. While many of the Nittany Lions’ top athletes will be facing off with struggling IU wrestlers, there will be two notable matchups to watch.

Jackson will go up against No. 4 Matt Brown, who is 12-2 on the season. At 197 pounds, senior Luke Sheridan (17-8) will wrestle Penn State junior Morgan McIntosh, who is ranked No. 4 in his weight class.

Sheridan recently joined Walsh on IU’s top 10 all-time pins list with 31. Walsh has the most all-time pins in school history with 64.

The Hoosiers will face a Penn State team that has been tested against three nationally-ranked teams this season.

The meet can be followed online at or watched live with a subscription at

The Hoosiers will then host Illinois (6-1) on Sunday in University Gym.

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