In an early season Big Ten tussle between two of the nation’s top teams, Minnesota upset defending Big Ten and NCAA champ Penn State. Kara Lentz recaps the dual meet and talks with BTN wrestling analyst Ken Chertow. Though the season is still young, Chertow makes a few bold predictions, including his Big Ten champion and a winner in the NCAA Tournament. Watch the webisode now and keep coming back for more wrestling video throughout the season.
No. 4 Minnesota defeated defending NCAA and Big Ten champion Penn State, 23-14, on Sunday. Minnesota took seven of the 10 matches, with Sonny Yohn’s match at 197 lbs., being the deciding factor, as he defeated Morgan McIntosh in a thrilling 4-3 decision, to give the Gophers a 20-14 lead heading into the final match. Read the full recap at GopherSports.com. Watch video analysis and highlights from Minnesota’s win now.
Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson wasn’t going to leave powerhouse Iowa State, the school where he went 159-0 and won four NCAA crowns as a student-athlete, for any run-of-the-mill coaching position. Penn State lured Sanderson away from Iowa State in 2009, and in his second year at State College, Sanderson guided the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten title and national championship. His incredible impact at Penn State won him Men’s Coach of the Year on the 2011 Big Ten Network Awards Show.