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BTN Wrestling Report: Tight race at the top

Minnesota vs. Illinois Wrestling

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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.

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Photo: Blood and all, Tsirtsis celebrates NCAA title berth

Ever wonder what the emotion is like at the NCAA Wrestling Championships? It’s intense for those unaware, and @NCAAWrestling captured a picture that perfectly portrays what this event means. We like the shot even more because it’s Northwestern freshman Jason Tsirtsis letting out the emotions. Check out the photo in this post. You won’t be disappointed.

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PSU leads wrestling championships after day one

Penn State Athletics

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.

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