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Jan. 22, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Eight members of the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team remain ranked nationally by Intermat, seven of whom appear in the top six at their respective weights. Coming off a 2-0 Big Ten weekend, Penn State continues to hold the No. 1 team ranking on Intermat's Tournament Power Index (TPI). The full list of national rankings is available at www.intermatwrestle.com.
Penn State is ranked No. 1 with 109.5 points on Intermat's TPI while Oklahoma State is second with 101.5. Iowa sits in third place with 86.5. No other team breaks the 70 point mark on the list.
Sophomore All-American Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.) is ranked No. 2 at 125 with a 15-1 record, including four pins, two tech falls and three majors. Sophomore Andrew Alton (Mill Hall, Pa) is 17-0 and ranked No. 3 at 149. Alton has ten pins, two techs and three majors. Sophomore All-American Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.) is ranked No. 6 at 157 with a 16-2 mark, eight pins and a major.
Defending NCAA Champion and two-time All-American David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) is ranked No. 2 at 165 and is 16-1 with eight pins, a major and six tech falls. Sophomore Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) is ranked No. 3 at 174 and is 17-1 with five pins, two tech falls and five majors. Defending NCAA Champion and two-time All-American Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) is ranked No. 1 nationally at 184 with an 18-0 mark. Ruth has seven pins, two techs and five majors. Three-time All-American Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa) is ranked No. 3 at 197 with a 17-0 record, including eight pins and a major. Sophomore heavyweight Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.) is ranked No. 17 at 285 with a 13-5 record.
Penn State's next action will be on Sunday, Jan. 27, when No. 13 Nebraska invades Rec Hall for a 2 p.m. dual. Penn State's full season of home duals is sold out but limited Standing Room Only tickets are available for select dual meets. For information on which duals have a limited number of SRO tickets available and to purchase tickets, fans can call 1-800-NITTANY or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office windows from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstateWREST and on Penn State Wrestling's facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2012-13 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.