Penn State Wins Fourth Straight Big Ten Title

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

From Penn State Media Relations

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team rode a strong and balanced performance to its fourth-straight Big Ten Championship this weekend, sparked by two historic individual champions. Penn State out-distanced second place Iowa by 5.5 points. Head Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad took the title with 140.5 points while the Hawkeyes were close behind at 135.0.

In addition to its fourth straight team trophy, Penn State will return home with its first ever four-time individual champions as seniors David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) and Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) made school and conference history with final, historic, title runs. All 10 Nittany Lion wrestlers are headed to the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City as Penn State now sets its sights on a fourth straight NCAA crown.

Taylor was named the 2014 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year, the third time he has won the honor. The Lion senior also pulled in his first Big Ten Championship Outstanding Wrestler honor as well. Sanderson won his fourth-straight Big Ten Coach of the Year award.

2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships – FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Sunday, March 9, 2014 – Kohl Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wis.

1: PENN STATE, 140.5
2: Iowa, 135.0
3: Minnesota, 118.5
4: Ohio State, 86.5
5: Nebraska, 79.0
6: Illinois, 78.5
7: Wisconsin, 73.0
8: Michigan, 71.5
9: Northwestern, 58.0
10: Indiana, 37.0
11: Purdue, 34.5
12: Michigan State, 21.5

2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships – Championship Finals
Sunday, March 9, 2014 – Kohl Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wis.

125: Jesse Delgado ILL dec. Nico Megaludis PSU, 3-2 (TB2; 0:15 RT)
133: Tony Ramos IOWA dec. Tyler Graff WIS, 2-1
141: Logan Stieber OSU dec. Zain Retherford PSU, 7-3
149: Jason Tsirtsis NU dec. Jake Sueflohn NEB, 6-2
157: James Green NEB dec. Derek St. John IOWA, 7-4
165: David Taylor PSU maj. dec. Nick Moore IOWA, 14-5
174: Robert Kokesh NEB dec. Mike Evans IOWA, 6-4
184: Ed Ruth PSU maj. dec. Ethan Lofthouse IOWA, 10-2
197: Nick Heflin OSU dec. Morgan McIntosh PSU, 5-3 (SV2)
285: Tony Nelson MINN dec. Adam Chalfant IND, 2-1 (TB)

Penn State Individual Results

125: #2 Nico Megaludis (Murrysville, Pa.), Jr. – #1 seed – 26-3 overall-NCAA QUALIFIER – 2nd Place
133: #15 Jimmy Gulibon (Latrobe, Pa.), Fr. — #7 seed – 17-13 overall =NCAA QUALIFIER – 7th Place
141: #2 Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.), Fr. — #1 seed – 29-1 overall NCAA QUALIFIER – 2nd Place
149: #26 James English (York, Pa.), Sr. – #7 seed – 11-5 overall NCAA QUALIFIER – 5th Place
157: #11 Dylan Alton (Mill Hall, Pa.), Jr. – #5 seed – 18-5 overall NCAA QUALIFIER – 8th Place
165: #1 David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), Sr. – #1 seed – 29-0 overall NCAA QUALIFIER – BIG TEN CHAMPION
174: #5 Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah), Jr. – #2 seed – 28-4 overall NCAA QUALIFIER – 3rd Place
184: #2 Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.), Sr. – #1 seed – 29-1 overall NCAA QUALIFIER – BIG TEN CHAMPION
197: #3 Morgan McIntosh (Santa Ana, Calif.), So. – #1 seed – 27-3 overall NCAA QUALIFIER – 2nd Place
285: #14 Jon Gingrich (Wingate, Pa.), Jr. – #8 seed – 22-8 overall NCAA QUALIFIER – 6th place.

Category: College Wrestling

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