All 10 wrestlers made it to round 2 on Saturday morning, and 8 wrestlers advanced to the semi-finals. Session 2 was not as successful; only 3 PSU wrestlers made it through to finals and PSU was 3rd in bonus points at the end of the day on Saturday.
Sunday was a different story - PSU won all 10 of their last 10 matches, scoring vital points in the consolation rounds - and all three Nittany Lion finalists won their bouts - in grand fashion:
At 149lbs, Frank Molinaro dominated his Minnesota opponent, Dylan Ness, winning a tech fall; Molinaro was later named Co-Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, having not lost a point during the weekend.
David Taylor won a major decision over Iowa's Mike Evans at 165lbs and Ed Ruth (174lbs) also got a major decision against Minnesota's Logan Storley.
Molinaro, Taylor and Ruth not only won individual titles, but they each finished the season undefeated.
Qualifying through the B1G's automatic NCAA tournament bids Penn State has 9 wrestlers qualifying for the NCAA tournament in Saint Louis... and there is a possibility of a 10th Lion (Bryan Pearsall - 141lbs - finished 7th) receiving a "wild card" bid - and while there hasn't yet been an official announcement (March 7th at 6pm) - according to the Twitterverse, Pearsall should pack his bags!
Another inspiring and exciting year of wrestling - all leading toward the championships... Let's go Lions!!!