Adam Busiello competed at Beat the Streets last spring (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
It's been a busy, news-worthy week for Penn State wrestling off the mat.
A day after the 2019 NCAA team titlewinners revealed that Anthony Cassar and Kyle Conel had suffered season-ending injuries, head coach Cael Sanderson announced Wednesday that redshirt freshman 125-pounder Brody Teske has entered the transfer portal ... while the school has confirmed that Adam Busiello is now officially a Nittany Lion.
Teske had been a four-time Iowa state champ for Fort Dodge High School before coming to Penn State, where he compiled a career record of 11-4 in the past two seasons. Last season, there was some discussion that Teske had been dealing with weight and health issues. There is now speculation that Teske may be returning to his home state to enroll at the University of Iowa, in anticipation of replacing two-time NCAA 125-pound champ Spencer Lee who has only one year of eligibility left beyond this season.
Busiello is a four-time New York state mat champ who originally committed to Penn State as a freshman at Eastport-South Manor High School ... but, as a senior, changed his mind to wrestle at Arizona State. However, Busiello entered the transfer portal just before the beginning of the current wrestling season, with speculation centering on his possible return to his original commitment to wrestle at 125 for the Nittany Lions. That speculation now is reality, as Busiello's arrival at Penn State has been confirmed by a Penn State spokesperson ... and a listing in the student directory.