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.
Make that ✌️ Big Ten titles for Aaron Brooks! pic.twitter.com/ffQJswIS36
— Onward State (@OnwardState) March 7, 2021
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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.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 7, 2021
"Just having fun out there." 😎
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) March 7, 2021
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.
#Iowa's Jaydin Eierman, a Big Ten champ. He defeats Penn State's Nick Lee, 6-5, to win at 141. RT point won that one for Eierman after Lee scored two takedowns. Fun match. Lee's a gamer.
That clinches the #B1GWrestle team title for the Hawkeyes. Back-to-back, and No. 37 overall.
— Cody Goodwin (@codygoodwin) March 7, 2021
At 174, Penn State’s Carter Starocci fell to Iowa’s Michael Kemerer, 7-2.
— Big Ten Wrestling (@B1GWrestling) March 7, 2021
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