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The nationwide champion was topped Saturday at Detroit’s Little Caesars Enviornment.
A 12 months after settling for runners-up behind Iowa, Penn State reigned supreme below coach Cal Sanderson for the ninth time. Roman Bravo-Younger, Nick Lee, Carter Staroki, Aaron Brooks and Max Dean all collected particular person gold to propel their crew to the highest.
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The Nittany Lions beat earlier runners-up Michigan with 131.5 factors. Wolverine was second with 95.0 factors.
2022 NCAA Wrestling Championship Standings
1. Penn State, 131.5
2. Michigan, 95.0
3. Iowa, 74.0
4. Arizona State, 66.5
5. Nebraska, 59.5
6. North West, 57.5
7. Cornell, 54.5
8. Virginia Tech, 52.5
9. Missouri, 49.5
10. NC State, 49.0
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This is how the person tournaments ended:
Particular person Nationwide Champions
- 125 kilos: Nick Suriano (Michigan) def. Pat Glory (Princeton)
- 133 kilos: Roman Bravo-Younger (Penn State) def. Daton Repair (Oklahoma State)
- 141 kilos: Nick Lee (Penn State) def. Kizan Clark (North Carolina)
- 149 kilos: Yianni Dicomihalis (Cornell) def. Ridge Lovett (Nebraska)
- 157 kilos: Ryan Deakin (Northwest) def. Quincy Monday (Princeton)
- 165 kilos: Keegan O’Toole (Missouri) def. Shane Griffith (Stanford)
- 174 kilos: Carter Starocci (Penn State) def. Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech)
- 184 kilos: Aaron Brooks (Penn State) def. Miles Amin (Michigan)
- 197 kilos: Max Dean (Penn State) def. Jacob Warner (Iowa)
- 285 kilos: Gable Stevenson (Minnesota) def. Kohlton Schultz (Arizona State)
Since hiring Sanderson in 2009, Penn State has been the premier wrestling occasion within the nation. The Nittany Lions have by no means been higher than the 184-pound class in any division, with Brooks carrying on the custom once more this 12 months.
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Penn State has received seven NCAA titles since 2011 at 184 kilos:
2011: Quentin Wright
2013-14: Ed Ruth
2017-18: Bow Nickel
2021-22: Aaron Brooks pic.twitter.com/RcWe7TEmDI
Lee’s victory meant the top of Keezhan Clark’s Cinderella run. Clarke shocked followers in his second match with an upset in opposition to No. 2 seed Jaydin Eirman of Iowa and defeated sixth-seeded Cole Matthews of Pittsburgh on his method to the ultimate.
Clarke’s spell got here to an finish in opposition to the defending nationwide champion Lee within the class.
The North Carolina wrestler started with a takedown, solely incomes one level from an escape for Lee. Lee responded with a takedown of his personal to assert an early 3-2 benefit and there was no trying again from there.
The night time was not about Penn State.
Yianni Diakomihalis is the third-time nationwide champion to seize gold for the primary time within the 149-pound class.
Cornell Starr confronted Nebraska’s Ridge Lovett within the last. Getting into the third spherical, Diakomihalis took a large 9–3 lead. A takedown firstly of the interval put them 11-4. Lovett scored some extent by way of an escape however that was too large a deficit to make up for in such a short while.
Gable Stevenson closed the championship in fashion, trailing Arizona State’s Kohlton Schultz.
who’s stevenson already signed with WWE. When he performed in entrance of a crowd earlier than delivering his trademark backflip, he confirmed why he had an opportunity to reach skilled wrestling.
Extra importantly, the 21-year-old symbolically confirmed that it could be his final run on the NCAA Championships when he left his sneakers in the midst of the mat.
This time subsequent 12 months, Stevenson is making ready to compete at WrestleMania.