PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Wrestling Wins Fourth Straight B1G Title, Taylor and Ruth Earn Individual Honors

Behind a dominant performance from the teams’ two senior stars, the Penn State wrestling team has won the Big Ten team championship for the fourth straight year. David Taylor and Ed Ruth also won individual championships, becoming the first four-time winners in school history.

The Nittany Lions earned the team title by scoring 140.5 points throughout the weekend, 5.5 more points than second-place Iowa. With the overpowering display in Madison, Wisconsin, Penn State became the only school to send all ten wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Head coach Cael Sanderson also won the Big Ten Coach of the Year award.

With Penn State trailing in the overall team race, David Taylor wrestled against Iowa’s Nick Moore for the 165 lb. championship. Taylor took down Moore four times and earned a 14-5 major victory to become the first four-time winner in Penn State’s storied history. Taylor, who went 29-0 on the year and finished his career undefeated against conference foes, was also named Big Ten’s Outstanding Wrestler of the Year after the match.

Taylor’s win set up an opportunity for Ed Ruth to clinch a team victory at 184 lbs. against Iowa’s Ethen Lofthouse. Ruth, as he’s done against so many opponents in his career as a Nittany Lion, dominated the match with four takedowns and earned a 10-2 victory to give Penn State the team title.

Three other Nittany Lions finished second in the conference, as Nico Megaludis fell to Illinois’ Jesse Delgado, Morgan McIntosh lost to Ohio State’s Nick Heflin, and Ohio State’s Logan Steiber avenged his only loss of the year against true freshman Zain Retherford. The loss was the first in Retherford’s career.

Matt Brown placed 3rd overall earlier in the weekend. James English placed 5th, Jon Gingrich finished 6th, Jimmy Gulibon placed 7th, and Dylan Alton finished 8th. All ten wrestlers will compete in the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City starting on March 20.

You can check out highlights here.

About the Author

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson was Onward State's Acting Managing Editor/Resident Old Man. He lived in Harrisburg almost his whole life, but he says he's from California -- where he was born -- because that's more fun. He loves cats and Chinese food, but only separately. He met both Ben Affleck and Kanye West within a half hour, so the three of them are basically best friends. If you want to hear his #scorching #hot #takes, you can follow him at @ARobinsonPSU or email him at [email protected]

Comments

Athletics

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Sauve originally committed to Vermont in 2015, but flipped to Penn State at the eleventh hour and will join the Nittany Lions next season.

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President For Administration

Guadagnino will continue to provide legal advice as associate general counsel in addition to his duties as vice president.

As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed To Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators

A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend