Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Penn State Wrestling

Penn State Wrestling Star Carter Starocci Takes Injury Default in Big Ten Quarterfinal

Carter Starocci, Penn State Wrestling
Photo by NCAA: Carter Starocci

Penn State wrestling star Carter Starocci didn’t have a long Big Ten tournament.

Coming into College Park, Maryland this weekend, the health of Penn State’s three-time defending national champion at 174 pounds was in question.

He suffered an injury near the end of his tech fall win against Edinboro Feb. 26, and concern for his future immediately set in.

Starocci was still on the Big Ten tournament bracket as the top seed and he was slated to face Minnesota’s Andrew Sparks in the quarterfinals after a first-round bye. But not wanting to take any chances, Penn State and Starocci decided to take an injury default. Now, if Starocci is the qualify for the national championships, he’ll have to do so by getting an at-large bid.

More from Nittany Sports Now

Penn State Wrestling

0 DraftKings and Bet Rivers put out early betting s and odds for USA Men’s Freestyle Wrestling Thursday, and Penn State/Nittany Lion Wrestling Club...

Penn State Wrestling

0   Cael Sanderson and David Taylor will forever be linked as two of the most important figures in Penn State wrestling history. Sanderson...

Penn State Wrestling

0 Penn State is the best wrestling program in the country, having won 11 national titles in the past 13 seasons. Oklahoma State is...

Penn State Wrestling

1 One of the beauties of college wrestling for Penn State fans and fans of the sport in general is that, once wrestlers are...