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Connor Pierce Commits To Penn State


Connor Pierce has announced his commitment to Penn State via Instagram stating “After a long journey, I am excited to announce I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at The Pennsylvania State University” 

The soon to be Nittany Lion has had an impressive high school career with a 139-18 record. Along with his impressive career he collected four PIAA 2A State medals. Pierce’s weight class during his senior season was 138. Perhaps he might settle for 133 or 141 pounds.

During his 2021-2022 season Pierce remained undefeated and was ranked #1 in the 138-weight class according to Track Wrestling. He remained undefeated until the 138-pound finals at the PIAA Class 2A tournament. He was wrestling Ryan Crookham which ended in a 5-1 score favoring the Lehigh University Recruit.

While asking Pierce on what made him choose Penn State he replied, “Just being in the room surrounded by champions and people with the same mindset as me, it is hard to pick anywhere else. The philosophy is proven to be the best and I want nothing else than to be a part of being an addition to it. Every single wrestler in that room went out of their way during practice to come up and introduce themselves to myself and my family. Also having connections through the Bad Karma with Carter Starocci and Gary Steen, I realized how much of a family it is there. It’s always been my dream college and being able to fulfill that dream is really something special. 

With a mindset like his, it is safe to say this young man will accomplish great things in the sport of wrestling. 

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