Penn State Wrestling’s Levi Haines Named NCAA Wrestler Of The Week

After a monumental upset against Nebraska’s No. 1 Peyton Robb to become the 157-pound Big Ten Champion on Sunday, Levi Haines added another accolade to his list. The true freshman was named the NCAA Wrestler of the Week after his showing at the conference championship.

Haines decided to burn his redshirt in January to compete for the remainder of the season as the team’s starter at 157 pounds and has been nothing short of dominant.

Haines is heading into the final stretch of the season with a 21-1 record, with his single loss coming from Northern Colorado’s Vince Zerban in the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open in November.

The sudden-victory win against Robb truly showed what the Nittany Lion is capable of. Intermat rankings lifted Haines to the No. 2 spot and ahead of previously top-seeded Robb, just one day before NCAA seeding is released for the National Championship.

Haines and the rest of the Nittany Lions will begin their journey to compete for another title at the NCAA National Championship tournament starting at noon on March 16. The seeding selection is set for Wednesday, March 8.

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Mara McKeon

Mara is a senior staff writer majoring in English and public relations. She loves all things sports and anything that has peanut butter. You can usually find her obsessing over country music or Penn State wrestling and counting down the days until she gets to see Luke Combs in Beaver Stadium. Feel free to reach her on Twitter @MckeonMara, and for more formal affairs, her email is [email protected].

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