This morning, multiple beat reporters who cover Penn State wrestling announced on Twitter that 2023 NCAA All-American Shayne Van Ness would miss the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury. InterMat has spoken with sources close to the program to confirm that this news is accurate.
Van Ness is currently ranked second in the nation at 149 lbs and holds a 3-0 record. That record does not include his 5-1 All-Star Classic victory over three-time All-American Kyle Parco of Arizona State.
In 2022-23, Van Ness racked up a 24-7 record and finished third at the national tournament despite starting as the 12th seed.
In Penn State’s Sunday win over Lehigh, true freshman Tyler Kasak got the call at 149 lbs for Cael Sanderson’s team. Kasak notched a 7-5 victory over Lehigh’s Drew Munch.
At this time, it’s unclear who will take over for Van Ness during the remainder of the 2023-24 season. Kasak previously competed at 141 lbs and was projected to redshirt. Connor Pierce and Imran Heard are the only others on the PSU roster at 149 lbs.