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Penn State Wrestling Rises To No. 1 In NWCA, InterMat Rankings

For the first time since 2019, Penn State wrestling is ranked No. 1 in the country in both the NWCA’s Coaches Poll and InterMat rankings.

Penn State now sits at 10-0 on the season, beating out Iowa for the number one spot. The Nittany Lions’ jump in rankings comes after the team picked up two-time All-American Drew Hildebrandt and defeated Indiana and Maryland this past weekend to open Big Ten play.

Penn State is not the only Big Ten team to claim a spot in the top ten of the NWCA’s poll. Iowa sits at No. 2, while Michigan remains at No. 3. Ohio State and Wisconsin are not far behind at No. 7 and No. 10, respectively.

As for InterMat‘s rankings, Penn State stands at No. 1 in the Tournament and Dual Meet rankings. Additionally, wrestlers Carter Starocci, Roman Bravo-Young, Aaron Brooks, and Nick Lee lead their respective weight classes.

Penn State’s season continues with a matchup against No. 16 Rutgers (11-1) on Sunday, January 16. The action from Rec Hall will kick off at 5 p.m.

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Anna Wiggins

Anna is a junior public relations major and one of Onward State's social media editors. Hailing from Washington D.C. (aka Alexandria, VA), she loves 80's and 90's rock, ironic L.L. Bean Boat and Tote bags, and was born in a pink hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @annaewiggins. Please send all of your best gossip to [email protected]

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