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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

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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