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Zain Retherford, of Penn State, wrestles Ronald Perry, of ...

Penn State Wrestling has been a part of the history of Penn State for over a hundred years. The school's wrestling has been a huge part of the school. It began back in the days of the early 1900s, when two-time Olympic gold medal winner Argon Banida was the head coach. The team has globally grown more in the past decade, and set a record for wins in the 2017-2018 season and the 2018-2019 season.

Penn State wrestling’s recent performances leave room for improvement at 125, 157 pounds (Source: www.collegian.psu.edu)

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The Penn State wrestling team has been ranked in the top 25 since 1970. They are the only school in the Big Ten to have won a team national championship in 1964 and both the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Championships in 1959. In 2014, they won one of the NCAA national championships, marking their 41st national championship, which is the most of any school in the history of Penn State.

The Nittany Lions have a history of dominance in the middle and upper weights, but the Blue and White have struggled to find a consistent point-scorer to start the duals at 125 pounds since the departure of Nick Suriano in 2017. Robbie Howard, a two-time New Jersey state champion, served as a strong rep at the weight last year, but the sophomore did not take the mat this weekend against Oregon State or Sacred Heart, as he’s expected to redshirt this season and recover from injuries. Howard came to PSU as a top recruit, but his absence means that the spot is, once again, open. (Source: www.ncaa.com)

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There is a lot that goes into play when talking about Penn State wrestling. Some of the important considerations that should be highlighted would be the state of Pennsylvania, the list of All-Time Winningest Coaches in the NCAA Division I 4-year School Wrestling Program, and the National Championships that Penn State wrestling has received.

The Nittany Lions' dual against Northern Iowa has been moved to 7 p.m., while the team's dual versus Cornell has been moved to 9 p.m. (Source: www.collegian.psu.edu)

 

 

 

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