Penn State wrestling wins fifth national title in six years

The Penn State wrestling team has once again earned the right to be called national champions. The Nittany Lions entered Saturday’s final rounds with an overwhelming lead in the team standings, and they were able to separate enough from second place to lock in their fifth national title in six years.

NATIONAL CHAMPS!! @pennstateWREST has clinched the NCAA team title for the 5th time in 6 years! Incredible run.

— Tony Mancuso (@tdmancuso) March 19, 2016

Penn State has an opportunity to end the NCAA Wrestling Tournament with a bang as Nico Megaludis (125 pounds), Zain Retherford (149 pounds), Jason Nolf (157 pounds), Bo Nickal (174 pounds) and Morgan McIntosh (197 pounds) have yet to compete in their weight classes finals.

If Penn State can leave Madison Square Garden with a team title and five individual national champions, coach Cael Sanderson’s dynasty will skyrocket to the next level. As it is, with five national championships in seven seasons as a head coach, Sanderson’s coaching career could end up being as legendary as his career on the mat.

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