In the latest web-only edition of the “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz highlights some of the top Big Ten wrestlers who are cruising so far this season. In addition, Olympian, NCAA Champion and former Northwestern wrestler Jake Herbert joins the show to take an in-depth look at the heavyweight class.
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No. 3 Iowa hosted No. 1 Penn State in a rare non-conference battle of Big Ten teams Saturday night. The two coaches decided to schedule the dual meet after the Big Ten schedule did not include a conference date between the teams.
The Big Ten wrestling season is just a month old, but BTN analyst Jim Gibbons already is looking forward to the Big Ten Championships. We had Gibbons recently look into his crystal ball and offer his picks to win each and every weight class at the Big Ten Championships, held March 8-9 in Madison. Watch Gibbons’ early championship picks in this post.
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Three-time defending NCAA champion Penn State welcomed intrastate rival Pittsburgh to a sold-out Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday and came away with a rousing 28-9 victory. Despite a developing snow storm, the dual meet was wrestled in front of 15,996 fans, setting a new NCAA all-time dual meet record and a new record for a Penn State Athletics event in the BJC.
CHICAGO – With the Big Ten seeking its eighth straight national championship, BTN’s 2013-14 wrestling coverage, presented by returning sponsor Cliff Keen Athletic, will be the most extensive in network history.
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It’s official: Wrestling is back in the Olympics. On Sunday morning, the International Olympic Committee reinstated wrestling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The IOC selected wrestling over baseball/softball and squash. Of course, this is huge news for the sport, the Olympics, and all wrestling fans.