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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