Despite what the TV listings may say, there is another NCAA Tournament going on that is not basketball. As the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Tournament wrapped up recently, with Penn State adding yet another team National Championship.
The Nittany Lions’ 2016 title is their fifth national title in the last six years. They were able to edge another power house program, Oklahoma State, who finished as the runners up.
Two Penn State wrestlers won individual titles, with Zain Retherford winning at 149 and Nico Megaludis taking home the championship for 125.
Kyle Snyder of Ohio State, who after winning the title for the 285 weight class, was named Most Outstanding wrestler. Retherford was named Most Dominant, and Navy’s Matt Miller, won the Gorrarian Award. The Gorrarian Award goes to the wrestler who has scored the most falls in the least amount of time at the NCAAs. Miller came in fifth at 184.
The Big Ten had the most finalists of any conference, with 13.
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