Derry alum Gulibon ranked No. 11 for Penn State wrestling

Paul Schofield
| Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Penn State redshirt freshman wrestler Jimmy Gulibon (Derry) finished fourth at the Binghamton Open. He posted a 4-2 record.

Gulibon is ranked No. 11 in the country at 133 pounds. He had a pin and a major decision in the tournament.

Pennesi ranked No. 17

West Virginia senior wrestler Nathan Pennesi, who sat out the Mountaineers' trip to Charlottesville, Va., was expected to make his season debut at Mercyhurst.

Pennesi (Latrobe), a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier, leads WVU with 75 career wins and tallied a team-high 22 victories in 2012-13. In the latest poll released by InterMat, Pennesi is ranked No. 17 in the 133-pound weight class.

Burkley selected

Allegheny College senior linebacker Brad Burkley (Latrobe) has been selected to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Team as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). His name will move to a national vote for Academic All-America.

Burkley has bounced back from an early-season injury to regain his role as a mainstay on the Gators' defense. In seven games, he has 31 tackles, including five tackles for loss, while also adding an interception and three passes defensed. In his third year as a full-time starter, he is the Gators' active leader in career tackles with 134. He has also 19 12 tackles for loss and 6 12 sacks in 35 career games.

A mathematics major and economics minor, Burkley is a three-time Doane and Alden Scholar, carrying a grade-point average of 3.94.

National voting for Academic All-America will began Nov. 12 with the final Capital One Academic All-America teams announced at the end of the month.

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