No. 3 Gophers top No. 1 Lions, win share of Big Ten title

No. 3 Minnesota upset No. 1 Penn State, 18-17, in front of 5,603 fans at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Gophers clinched a share of the 2014 Big Ten Dual Meet Championship. Penn State, which won a share of the title with its victory over Michigan last Sunday, was going for the outright crown.

Iowa can claim a piece of the Big Ten title, too, with a win Feb. 23 at Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes downed Michigan, 26-6 on Sunday to improve to 6-1.

The 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be held from March 8-9 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Minnesota will aim for its 11th conference title and first since 2007.

MINNESOTA 18, PENN STATE 17
125: #2 Nico Megaludis PSU maj. dec. Jordan Kingsley MINN, 19-5 — 4-0
133: #8 David Thorn MINN dec. #16 Jimmy Gulibon PSU, 2-0 — 4-3
141: #2 Zain Retherford PSU dec. #6 Chris Dardanes MINN, 4-0 — 7-3
149: #3 Nick Dardanes MINN dec. (SV2) Zack Beitz PSU, 6-4 (SV2) — 7-6
157: #8 Dylan Ness MINN pinned #4 Dylan Alton PSU, WBF (5:57) — 7-12
165: #1 David Taylor PSU maj. dec. Danny Zilverberg MINN, 13-3 — 11-12
174: #6 Logan Storley MINN dec. #3 Matt Brown PSU, 8-4 — 11-15
184: #2 Ed Ruth PSU dec. #8 Kevin Steinhaus MINN, 7-1 — 14-15
197: #5 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. #1 Scott Schiller MINN, 8-4 — 17-15
285: #5 Tony Nelson MINN dec. Jon Gingrich PSU, 6-0 — 17-18

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B1Gfan MI on 2/9/2014 @ 8:07pm EDT Said:

Way to go Gophers! It was fun watching a no nonsense team wrestle tough and de-throne the defending champs. Parity in the B1G makes for a very exciting Conference Championship meet next weekend!

bill on 2/10/2014 @ 11:20am EDT Said:

Great Job Gophers, loved watching on B1G

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