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Penn State Wrestling Wins Sixth National Title In Seven Years

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The Penn State wrestling program continues to prove its in a class of its own.

At the DI Wrestling Championships over the weekend, the Nittany Lions once again dominated. Five members of the team earned individual national titles, while Penn State also brought home its second straight national team championship.

If that wasn’t impressive enough, it is the sixth time in seven years that Cael Sanderson’s has come out on top.

Winning national championships for Penn State were Zain Retherford (149 pounds), Jason Nolf (157 pounds), Vincenzo Joseph (165 pounds), Mark Hall (174 pounds) and Bo Nickal (184 pounds).

Penn State easily earned the team title with a school record 146.5 points.

2017 NCAA Championships — Team Standings (top five) — FINAL:

1: PENN STATE — 146.5
2: Ohio State — 110.0
3: Oklahoma State — 103.0
4: Iowa — 97.0
5: Missouri — 86.5

On top of his 149-pound title, Retherford received the 2017 NCAA Most Dominant Award and was named the 2017 NCAA Championship Outstanding Wrestler.

Nickal won the 2017 Gorriaran Award, which is given annually to the wrestler with the most falls in least amount of time.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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