Anthony Cassar named B1G Wrestler of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State Nittany Lion sophomore Anthony Cassar (Rocky Hill, N.J.) has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending February 4, 2018. He becomes Penn State’s second B1G weekly winner, joining Vincenzo Joseph who won the honor on January 16.

Cassar took down No. 1 Kollin Moore of Ohio State at 197 pounds, defeating the formerly unbeaten Buckeye 6-3. Cassar’s victory helped spark a Nittany Lion run that led to a 19-18 victory over the visiting Buckeyes in sold out Rec Hall. Cassar notched takedowns in the second and third periods and picked up 1:16 in riding time while not giving up a takedown to roll to the win. He improves to 16-2 on the year for Penn State.

His win was one of four straight in the second half as Penn State overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to down the Buckeyes in front of nearly 7,000 fans in the 40th straight Rec Hall sellout for Penn State. The dual win clinched at least a share of the B1G Dual Meet Championship for Penn State, was the team’s 43rd straight overall and its 24th straight Big Ten dual victory.

Penn State returns to action in the 2018 BJC Dual, hosting Iowa on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. The dual meet in the near-16,000 seat venue is sold out. A limited number of Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets may be available for the Buffalo dual on Feb. 18. Call 1-800-NITTANY for information or to purchase tickets.