Penn State takes down Purdue

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team (8-0, 4-0 B1G) took care of visiting Purdue (5-4, 0-3 B1G) in its first home dual in over a month. The Nittany Lions handled the Boilermakers 43-6 in front of yet another sold out Rec Hall crowd to remain unbeaten on the year.

Over 6,500 fans watched as Penn State won every contested bout, giving up only one forfeit loss. Penn State did not give up a takedown in the victory and notched four pins to roll over the Boilermakers.

Chattanooga defeats SIUE

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted a 29-15 Southern Conference win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in Maclellan Gym tonight. It was a tight match halfway through the evening before UTC took control.

Chattanooga split the first four matches, but led 11-6 thanks to bonus points. Junior Chris Debien scored a pin at 133, while senior Michael Pongracz had a tech fall at 141.

"Chris Debien got his weight down and that is how Chris has to go out and wrestle," stated head coach Heath Eslinger. "When you do that, great things happen."

Eastern Michigan handles Northern Illinois

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- The Eastern Michigan University wrestling team won nine of 10 bouts on its way to a commanding 30-3 dual win over Northern Illinois University Friday evening, Jan. 19, inside the Convocation Center. It was EMU's (5-6, 1-3 MAC) first win over the Huskies since 2013.

The three points were the fewest given up by Eastern in a Mid-American Conference dual since a 30-3 win over Buffalo Dec 6, 2015. In all, it was EMU's fifth win over the Huskies (2-5, 0-3 MAC) since the series began back in the 1971-72 season.

Bucknell defeats Harvard

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team won seven of 10 bouts, including the final five in a row, to dispatch Harvard, 21-10, on Friday night at Davis Gym.

All but one bout was decided by decision, and two required bonus time to crown a victor. With his 5-3 decision over Clifton Wang at 197, birthday boy Chad Reese ultimately sealed the win for the Bison.

"It was a great match," head coach Dan Wirnsberger said. "I think we won the fight tonight, and it says a lot about our guys, our effort and our team."

Michigan State takes down Indiana

Bloomington, Ind. -- Michigan State wrestling defeated Indiana in thrilling fashion on Friday night at the University Gym in Bloomington, Indiana, 18-15. A fight at every bout, the Spartans took Indiana to the wire, tied going into the last bout at heavyweight. Redshirt freshman Christian Rebottaro sealed the victory for MSU, defeating IU's Fletcher Miller, 5-2.

Virginia Tech gets by Edinboro

EDINBORO, Pa. -- A major decision from Zack Zavatsky at 184 pounds and a first period fall from Jared Haught at 197 lifted No. 10 Virginia Tech to a 20-15 win over Edinboro on Friday evening.

The Hokies (9-2) trailed 12-10 entering 184 pounds but Zavatsky responded with a 10-2 major decision. It marked Zavatsky's seventh consecutive bonus point victory going back to Tech's dual with Princeton on Dec. 10.