Cyler Sanderson: Big Ten Champion

That’s right, everyone’s favorite interestingly-named Penn State wrestler finished a perfect run at the 2010 Big Ten Championships to bring a title to Happy Valley.

Sanderson used three takedowns to dominate Purdue’s Colton Salazar, the top seed at 157. The title is Penn State’s first Big Ten Champion since Phil Davis claimed the crown in 2008. Sanderson becomes Penn State’s 20th Big Ten Champion (among 14 different wrestlers). His 3-0 mark at the tournament sends him to nationals with a 28-4 record.

Sanderson, who is in fact Head Coach Cael Sanderson’s youngest brother, is just the start of the new wrestling regime at Penn State. Though two years without a Big Ten Champion isn’t exactly a drought, it’s certainly a promising achievement for the program within a year of a coaching change. Now here’s the question – which of the Sanderson brothers gets top bunk as a reward?

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Mark McColey is a Senior majoring in Advertising and Labor-Employment relations. Among his loves are Penn State Football, The Steelers, The Penguins, The Simpsons, Tina Fey, and Arrested Development.


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