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PSU has two Big Ten champs, while two others fall in finals; Iowa clinches team title

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Penn State had two wrestlers win a Big Ten title, while two others lost in the finals Sunday at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Iowa (159.5 points) captured the team title for the second year in a row and the 37th time overall in the program’s storied history. Penn State finished second with 124 points. Nebraska was third with 105.5 points.

PSU qualified nine wrestlers for the NCAA Championships in two weeks, in all weights except for 149.

Aaron Brooks won the title at 184 for the second year in a row, defeating Nebraska’s Taylor Venz, 10-5.

Roman Bravo-Young reached the finals for the second year in a row at 133, and he won his first Big Ten title with a 5-2 victory over Iowa’s Austin DeSanto.

At 141, Penn State’s Nick Lee was the No. 2 seed and lost to top-seeded Jaydin Eierman of Iowa, 6-5, behind a riding time advantage for Eierman.

At 174, Penn State’s Carter Starocci fell to Iowa’s Michael Kemerer, 7-2.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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