In this week’s web-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz is joined by BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks to talk about the strength of the Big Ten, with 11 ranked teams in the top 25. Sparks also gives his take on a big weekend ahead, highlighted by Wisconsin visiting Michigan on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET. That match which will broadcast live on BTN/BTN2Go. On Twitter? Interact with us at @BTNWrestling and follow Kara at @KaraLentz.
The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won four straight matches to erase a 14-6 deficit and defeat No. 7 Ohio State, 18-14, on Sunday afternoon in front of 6,558 fans at St. John Arena. “It came down to the wire and it came down to us or them,” said UI head coach Tom Brands. “We won six, but they had a guy score big bonus points. We want to score points the entire match. We want to put points on the board.” #1 IOWA 18, #7 Ohio State 14 125 — #4 Thomas Gilman (IOWA) dec. #8 Nathan Tomasello
The University of Iowa wrestling team crowned four champions en route to winning their record 24th Midlands Championships title on Tuesday night.
Both days of the 52nd Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Northwestern will be available live and for free beginning Monday morning and running through Tuesday night.
The first USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll was released Saturday, and No. 1 Iowa paces a whopping nine ranked Big Ten teams.
Three-time reigning NCAA champ Penn State enters the final day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships in first place. The Nittany Lions have amassed 91 points after the first two days, just ahead of second-place Minnesota (90.5) and third-place Oklahoma State (87.5). Penn State also has two veteran leaders in the championship finals, as seniors and four-time Big Ten champs David Taylor and Ed Ruth will both seek NCAA titles. [ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at NCAA.com ] Read the full recap at gopsusports.com. TEAM STANDINGS (Click on school to read team recaps) 1: Penn State –
The first day of the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships is complete, and Penn State sits in first place. The Nittany Lions are one of two teams with 10 wrestlers still alive as they seek their fourth straight NCAA title. Penn State leads the team race with 26.5 points, just ahead of Oklahoma State and Minnesota, who are tied for second with 21.5 each. [ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at NCAA.com ] Read the full recap at gopsusports.com. TEAM STANDINGS 1: Penn State – 26.5 T2: Oklahoma State – 21.5 T2: Minnesota – 21.5
Penn State won its fourth straight Big Ten Wrestling Championships title on Sunday. The Nittany Lions (140.5) become just the fifth school to win four consecutive conference titles and the first since Iowa won 25 in a row from 1974-1998. Penn State took home two individual titles, as Ed Ruth and David Taylor closed their careers as just the 12th and 13th wrestlers to be four-time champs. Iowa finished in second place with 134 points, while Minnesota took third with 114.5. Fourth-place Ohio State (86.5 points) and fifth-place Nebraska (79 points) rounded out the top five. Taylor was named Big
Three-time reigning Big Ten Wrestling Championships winner, Penn State takes a narrow lead into Sunday’s Big Ten Wrestling Championships title bouts. The Nittany Lions, with 128.5 points, lead Iowa by one-half point. The rest of the top 5: Minnesota (110.5); Ohio State (73.5); Illinois and Michigan (69.5). [ MORE: UWBadgers.com: Visit official Championships page ] Current Team Scores (thru consi semis): 1. PSU 128.5 2. IOWA 128 3. MINN 110.5 4. OSU 73.5 5. ILL & MICH 69.5 #B1GWRE100 — Big Ten Wrestling (@B1GWrestling) March 9, 2014 Who will be crowned as the 100th team champion in Big Ten Wrestling Championships history? #B1GWRE100 A post shared by
Co-Big Ten champ Minnesota leads the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships after Session 1. The Gophers racked up 77 points to jump out to the early lead in Madison. Penn State and Iowa, the other two teams that shared the dual meet crown, are in second and third place, respectively, with 70 and 68 points. [ MORE: View the latest Championships brackets ] Team Scores: 1. MN 77 2. PS 70 3. IA 68 4. NE 32 5. MI 29 6. WI 26 7. OS 23.5 8. IL 21.5 9. NU 17 10. PU 13 11. IN 11 12. MS 4 #B1GWRE100 — Big Ten Wrestling (@B1GWrestling) March 8, 2014 Follow @b1gwrestling for all