Andrew Long, 2010 NCAA finalist for Iowa State, Now Competing for Penn State

Updated: December 27, 2010

The Creston, Iowa, native posted a 27-7 record in 2009-10 on his way to becoming a freshman All-American for Cyclones

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State wrestling team has added All-American Andrew Long (Creston, Iowa) to its active roster. Long has joined the team and is eligible to compete immediately for the Nittany Lions.

Long, who will be a sophomore and compete at 133 pounds this year, was the 2010 NCAA National Runner-Up at 125 pounds, advancing to the national finals in Omaha last year for Iowa State. The Creston, Iowa, native posted a 27-7 record in 2009-10 on his way to becoming a freshman All-American. He had six majors, four technical falls and seven pins over the course of the season. Long red-shirted in 2008-09 after a superb high school career that in which he posted a 175-13 record and won three Iowa high school championships. He is the son of Matt and Debbie Long.

Penn State will next be in action on Dec. 29-30 at the Southern Scuffle at North Carolina-Greensboro. Penn State’s next home dual is a nationally televised match-up with No. 21 Pittsburgh on Jan. 21. Action in the Big Ten Network live event begins at 6 p.m. in Rec Hall. Fans wishing to purchase single dual meet tickets for the 2010-11 Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling season can place their orders by calling 814-865-5555 or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket pricing is $8 for adults and $5 for youth, and there will be a limit of eight tickets per order. Group sales are also available. The 2010-11 Penn State wrestling season is presented by the Family Clothesline. All Penn State events will once again air live on Forever Broadcasting’s WRSC (1390 AM) and WSQV (92.1 FM). All radio broadcasts are streamed live at as part of the All-Access package. The 2010-11 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.

2010 NCAA Finalist Andrew Long Enrolls at Penn State, Eligible Immediately