Nittany Lion wrestlers looking for fourth straight Big Ten title
19th-straight home sell out to send off senior class in dual finale
Sold out Rec Hall will welcome Cowboys to Penn State for first time since 1996.
Dual set to air live on Big Ten Network at 2 p.m. (Eastern)/1 p.m. (Central)
Nittany Lions clinch at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title
Red-shirt sophomore Jordan Conaway was Penn State's break-out wrestler last year. Conaway, a natural 125-pounder, finished just one win shy of All-America laurels at 133, helping Penn State to its third straight NCAA team title. Conaway nearly hit the 20 win mark in his red-shirt freshman campaign, going 19-10 overall. Parents: Jackie and David Conaway -- Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services
Big Ten Championships (2-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Posted a 2-2 mark in his first Big Ten Championship tournament, taking fifth place and earning a trip to the NCAA Championships.. beat #11 Daryl Thomas of Illinois 6-5 (tb2)...lost to #1 Logan Stieber of Ohio State, lost to #6 Chris Dardanes of Minnesota...beat #11 Thomas again for fifth, 4-1.
NCAA Championships (3-2, `Round of 12'): Posted a 3-2 mark at his first NCAA Championship tournament in Des Moines, finishing just one win shy of All-America laurels in the `round of 12'...opened with hard fought 3-1 (sv) loss to Rutgers' Vincent Dellafave in the opening round...rebounded with three straight wins...6-4 (sv) over Dylan Hyder of Air Force, 6-4 over Dane Harlowe of Boston and a first period pin (1:17) of Michigan's Rosario Bruno...then lost 14-4 to #8 Cody Brewer in the All-America round.