PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

DOTD: Nico Megaludis Predicted Winning 2016 National Championship In Inspirational Poster

Penn State’s Nico Megaludis already had an illustrious wrestling career heading into his final season as a Nittany Lion. The senior compiled an 87-18 record in his first three seasons in Happy Valley, but an NCAA championship at 125 pounds still eluded him. He came in second place during both his freshman and sophomore years, then third place at the end of his junior season. A National Championship was within reach three years in a row, but he never managed to reach his goal.

So after last season, Megaludis started writing inspirational messages to himself. He taped one on his steering wheel inside his car that predicted his 2016 National Championship.

While some might question just how neat Megaludis’ handwriting is, no one can question his ability on the mat. Megaludis made quick work of Iowa’s Thomas Gilman — scoring on two takedowns, an escape, and a riding point — defeating the Hawkeye 6-3 in the 125-pound final. And in the process, fulfilling on his prophecy that’s been inspiring him for the past year.

About the Author

Patrick Koerbler

Patrick Koerbler is a senior Journalism major/History minor from the mean streets of Palmerton, PA. His career goals include becoming the Director of Public Relations for the New York Yankees, and co-hosting a Penn State football podcast with Matt McGloin. Patrick is also a ledge, his interests include sandwiches, and his best friend is Andrew Wiggins. For more fun, you can follow him on Twitter -- @GoodDudePat -- or contact him via email at [email protected] Go Sixers.

Comments

Athletics

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

The lab uses a combination of human genomics, computational biology, and functional studies, using Drosophila and human cell lines, to understand the risks caused by genetic mutations and to grasp how gene disruption leads to altered neurodevelopment.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Pennharmonics To Hold 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

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.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend