Tis the Season: Journeymen Sprawl & Brawl Highlights Start of ’10-’11 College Season

Scott Green, the legendary New York State Junior Coach, as well a former assistant coach at Binghamton University and the current head coach at prep powerhouse Wyoming Seminary, recently made the comment on his facebook profile that it is starting to “smell like wrestling season.” For many enthusiasts, with matches officially kicking off this past weekend, this is a statement that is abundant with veritas and intensity. However, while I acknowledge the importance of all matches, for me, the start of the college season is always marked by the first of Frankie Popolizio and Journeymen Wrestling Club’s two mega-events; 2010/2011 is no different as I, along with a plethora of fans located in the Northeast, anxiously await the calendar hitting November 21st, the date of the JWC’s annual Sprawl and Brawl Duals….Hosted by the defending Colonial Athletic Association champions, Binghamton University, this year’s field is highlighted by the participation of teams such as Penn State University, Harvard University, Rutgers, Michigan State University, and West Virginia, as well as the aforementioned Bearcats. Continue reading “Tis the Season: Journeymen Sprawl & Brawl Highlights Start of ’10-’11 College Season”

On the Verge of a Dynasty?: #1 Recruit Taylor Officially a Nittany Lion

Back in late April LHW was pleased to announce that the then new Head Coach of Penn State, Cael Sanderson, had successfully landed two of the Keystone State’s top members of the class of 2010, the Alton twins. At that time, it was strongly believed that several of the incoming recruits that Sanderson had signed while at Iowa State would inevitably elect to follow him to University Park. A top that list was the consensus #1 recruit in the nation, St. Paris Graham’s (OH) David Taylor. This morning, after taking a few weeks to fully re-evaluate all of his options, the four-time State Champion made it official when he announced that he would indeed continue his education and wrestling career under the guidance of Sanderson as a member of the Nittany Lion class of 2013.

Back in late April LHW was pleased to announce that the then new Head Coach of Penn State, Cael Sanderson, had successfully landed two of the Keystone State’s top members of the class of 2010, the Alton twins. At that time, it was strongly believed that several of the incoming recruits that Sanderson had signed while at Iowa State would inevitably elect to follow him to University Park. A top that list was the consensus #1 recruit in the nation, St. Paris Graham’s (OH) David Taylor. This morning, after taking a few weeks to fully re-evaluate all of his options, the four-time State Champion made it official when he announced that he would indeed continue his education and wrestling career under the guidance of Sanderson as a member of the Nittany Lion class of 2013. Continue reading “On the Verge of a Dynasty?: #1 Recruit Taylor Officially a Nittany Lion”