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Penn State Wrestling Clinches 2024 Big Ten Championship

For the second straight year, No. 1-ranked Penn State wrestling clinched the Big Ten Championship, even with a few matches remaining.

Capping off its third undefeated season in a row, Penn State arrived in College Park, Maryland, with five No. 1 seeds and no wrestler ranked lower than the No. 6 seed.

The Nittany Lions’ dominant streak was apparent throughout the weekend, sending all nine wrestlers into the semifinals, with the exception of the injured Carter Starocci, effectively qualifying for the 2024 NCAA National Championships later this month.

Seven more wrestlers continued their unbeaten run in the tournament and advanced to the finals Sunday afternoon.

At the time Penn State clinched the team title, Braeden Davis and Beau Bartlett already competed in their respective championship matches as Davis won his first Big Ten individual title and Bartlett finished in second place.

Mitchell Mesenbrink, Levi Haines, Bernie Truax, Aaron Brooks, and Greg Kerkvliet are still waiting for their chance to compete for conference glory. However, the result of their matches will have no negative effect on the Nittany Lions’ team score as the blue and white already mathematically won the team title with 153.0 points.

In the consolation bracket, Aaron Nagao and Tyler Kasak won their respective third-place bouts, both by fall.

To watch the remaining matches and the trophy presentation, tune into the Big Ten Network or watch mat-by-mat coverage on BTN+.

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Brendan Wagner

Brendan is a Junior majoring in print and media journalism. Born in Pittsburgh, he now lives in Mooresville, North Carolina. As a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan, you can find him on Twitter, @brchwags, often complaining about the Pittsburgh Steelers and probably Russell Wilson.

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