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Penn State Wrestling Wins Eighth National Title In Nine Years

The Rec Hall rafters are starting to get a bit crowded.

Penn State wrestling clinched its eighth NCAA title in nine years on Saturday morning during the wrestlebacks.

The Nittany Lions’ total of 120.5 points puts them on top of the team standings, ahead of second-place Ohio State, which has 95.5.

The program record for most points scored in a tournament is 146.5, a mark set two year ago when the Nittany Lions also clinched the title on Saturday morning. Penn State could be well on its way to challenging that record depending on its outcomes tonight when five wrestlers compete in the finals.

From the start of the tournament when all nine qualifiers won their matches, Penn State has dominated the field and sat comfortably atop the standings. The team is 31-8 in the tournament, and seven Nittany Lions are All-Americans.

This title marks the second time since Cael Sanderson arrived in Happy Valley that the Nittany Lions have won four consecutive titles.

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci was once Onward State’s managing editor and preferred walk-on honors student who majored in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

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