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Freshman Michael Kemerer Bounces Back for Third at National Tournament

ST. LOUIS – It was not the finish redshirt freshman Michael Kemerer wanted in his first NCAA National Tournament but the Hawkeye showed grit when he battled back to finish in third place at 157 lbs. Kemerer entered as the #2 seed having a (27-2) season record finishing second in the BIG 10 with his […]

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2x National Qualifier Te’Shan Campbell Transferring to Ohio State

PITTSBURGH – Te’Shan Campbell’s season just ended on Friday night in St. Louis when he went (2-2) at 165 lbs. in the NCAA National Tournament for Pittsburgh. It was his second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament for Campbell a 2015 graduate of Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh.

On Monday Te’Shan announced that he will […]

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Pennsylvania’s Vincenzo Joseph Pulls a Stunner in St. Louis; Pins IMar to Win Title

ST. LOUIS – Based on their walk out song selections you may have been surprised by the end result at 165 lbs.; you would’ve been wrong. Penn State freshman Vincenzo Joseph, a Pittsburgh native, choose to walk out to the song Stuck in the Middle with You, a soft rock track from 1973 by the band […]

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Members of the Penn State team pose with the NCAA trophy on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Penn State Nittany Lions Crowns 5 Champions, Wins Team Title

ST. LOUIS – Jason Nolf jumped up, screamed and raised his arms in triumph.

The rare display of emotional wasn’t the result of the Penn State 157-pounder his first NCAA title on Saturday night at the Scottrade Center. Instead, it came when his teammate, Vincenzo Joseph, pinned Isaiah Martinez for the 165-pound championship.

That was just part […]

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Lehigh's Darian Cruz looks for a takedown against Ethan Lizak of Minnesota during the 125-pound final at the NCAA championships in St. Louis on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

One for District 11: Darian Cruz wins NCAA Title, Credits His Roots

ST. LOUIS – It might have been wrestled on college’s wrestling’s biggest stage, in front of nearly 20,000 fans at the Scottrade Center and millions more watching on television, but Darian Cruz’s NCAA championship was all about the Lehigh Valley.

The Bethlehem Catholic grad beat Ethan Lizak, his old elementary school rival from Parkland, 6-3 to […]

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Pennsylvania’s Elite Four Win NCAA National Championships in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Pennsylvania Wrestling was guaranteed at least one National Champion coming into the Saturday night finals but left with the maximum number. The four Keystone State wrestlers all accomplished the feat in their own unique ways.

It started at 125 lbs. when District XI foes Darian Cruz (BECHAI) and Ethan Lizak (Parkland) clashed in […]

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Penn State Powers Five Wrestlers into NCAA National Finals

ST. LOUIS – Talk about a high five.

Five Penn State wrestlers – including three from Pennsylvania – will wrestle for NCAA titles on Saturday night at the Scottrade Center.

The Nittany Lions went a perfect 5-for-5 in the semifinals on Friday night to take a giant step toward a sixth NCAA team title in the past […]

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Pennsylvania Goes Five-for-Five in NCAA Semifinals; 8 will All-American

ST. LOUIS – A total of eight Pennslyvania Wrestlers will leave St. Louis with NCAA Hardware and five of those wrestlers are going to put it all on the line in the NCAA National Finals. Pennsylvania is guaranteed at the bare minimum one NCAA National Champion as the 125 lbs. finals bout will feature former […]

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11th Heaven: Two Lehigh Valley Wrestlers to Meet for NCAA Title

ST. LOUIS – Pennsylvania is guaranteed to have a national champion at 125 pounds.

So is District 11.

Darian Cruz of Lehigh had the Scottrade Center rocking on Friday night with his 4-2 win over previously unbeaten Thomas Gilman of Iowa in sudden victory.

Ethan Lizak of Minnesota’s path to the final was much less dramatic, as he […]

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Previewing Pennsylvania’s Five NCAA National Semifinalists

Five Pennsylvania wrestlers will be competing in the NCAA semifinals on Friday night.

Here’s a look at their matchups:

125 lbs.
No. 4 Darrian Cruz, Lehigh (31-2) vs. No. 1 Thomas Gilman, Iowa (32-0)

How they got here:

Cruz – EIWA champion

Pin (:52) over Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa
1-0 over No. 13 Shakur Laney of Ohio
5-2 over No. 12 Sean Fausz […]

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