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Penn State standout Jason Nolf's status uncertain after knee injury

Paul Schofield
| Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
Penn State's Jason Nolf wrestles against Missouri's Joey Lavallee in their 157-pound championship match during the NCAA Division I championships Saturday, March 18, 2017, in St. Louis. Nolf, a Kittanning graduate, won.
Penn State's Jason Nolf wrestles against Missouri's Joey Lavallee in their 157-pound championship match during the NCAA Division I championships Saturday, March 18, 2017, in St. Louis. Nolf, a Kittanning graduate, won.
Penn State wrestler Jason Nolf.
Penn State wrestler Jason Nolf.

Penn State junior Jason Nolf, ranked No. 1 in the nation at 157 pounds, sustained an injury to his right knee on Saturday in a match at Rutgers. Penn State has yet to provide an update on his status.

The returning national champion and Kittanning graduate was leading No. 17 John VanBrill, 5-4, in the second period when the injury occurred after a stalemate/potentially dangerous call and was unable to continue.

Nolf had won 46 consecutive matches before the injury default. Penn State lost a team point because of a bench unsportsmanlike after the Lions coaches reacted to the call's timing.

Nolf was a three-time PIAA champion and lost only once in his high school career. He also was a four-time WPIAL champion. He was an NCAA runner-up in 2016 and now is 76-3 in his career and 16-1 this season.

Penn State rallied to defeat Rutgers, 25-15.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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