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.
Nice to come back and see the sign that has been on my car steering wheel the past year! pic.twitter.com/QLFbvHXJgz
— Nico Megaludis (@babyflo_nico) March 20, 2016
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.
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