March 14, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; A general view of the eight wrestling mats on the arena floor during a practice day prior to the 2012 Division I wrestling championships at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Carpenean-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State Clinches Back-To-Back Titles

The Nittany Lions look to individual titles with the team championship unofficially wrapped up.

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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State's Quentin Wright Denied At 184 Pounds

Penn State's Quentin Wright was denied the Nittany Lions' fourth individual national title of the night on Saturday when he fell to Steve Bosak of Cornell, 4-2, just missing his second-straight crown at 184 pounds.

The loss capped a 30-4 season for the junior from Wingate, who was named one of Penn State's six All-Americans this season, all this a year after a 5-2 win against Lehigh's Robert Hamlin made him a national champion. This season, he defeated Thomas Ferguson of North Carolina, Ben Clymer of Hofstra, Ben Bennett of Central Michigan and Hamlin once again on his way to the loss in the final.

Sophomore Ed Ruth (174 pounds), sophomore David Taylor (165 pounds) and senior Frank Molinaro (149 pounds) were successful in their bids for national championships for on Saturday. Wright joined Nico Megaludis, who fell at 125 pounds, as a championship bout loser. The Nittany Lions wrapped up the team championship on Saturday morning when Dylan Alton turned in a third-place finish. The three victories only strengthened the Lions' already insurmountable position.

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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State's Ed Ruth Earns 174-pound Title

Penn State has a trio of individual national champions following Ed Ruth's 13-2 win against Stanford's Nick Amuchastegi on Saturday night in the 174-pound title bout at the NCAA wrestling championships in St. Louis.

The sophomore, a Harrisburg native, clinched a perfect season (31-0) with the victory, a year after taking home a third-place finish at 174 pounds. The All-American defeated Jim Resnick of Rider, Dorian Henderson of Missouri, Nick Heflin of Ohio State and Logan Storley of Minnesota ahead of the championship win.

Ruth now joins senior Frank Molinaro (149 pounds) and fellow sophomore David Taylor (165 pounds) as individual national title winners for the Nittany Lions. Quentin Wright will try to give Penn State a fourth championship win in the 184-pound final. Coach Cael Sanderson's team wrapped up the team title during the morning session on Saturday.

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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State's David Taylor Clinches Title At 165 Pounds

David Taylor became Penn State's second individual national champion on Saturday at the NCAA wrestling championships in St. Louis, defeating Lehigh's Brandon Hatchett 22-7 by technical fall for the 165-pound crown.

The win secured an undefeated season (32-0) for the sophomore All-American from St. Paris, Ohio and moved him to 70-1 overall in his Nittany Lions career. Taylor finished as the national runner-up at 157 pounds last season. His path to his first NCAA title this season included wins against Corey Lear of Bucknell, Brandon Wright of UT-Chattanooga, Robert Kokesh of Nebraska and Bekzod Abdurakhmonov of Clarion before the win against Hatchett.

Taylor joins senior Frank Molinaro, the 149-pound champion, in Penn State's winner's circle this evening. Ed Ruth (174 pounds) and Quentin Wright (184 pounds) are still awaiting their bouts. Penn State wrapped up the team title earlier on Saturday when Dylan Alton secured a third-place finish at 157 pounds.

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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Frank Molinaro Wins National Title At 149 Pounds

Penn State's Frank Molinaro captured the individual national championship at 149 pounds on Saturday night, defeating Minnesota's No. 7 seeded Dylan Ness 4-1 at the NCAA wrestling championships in St. Louis.

The victory capped a perfect 33-0 season for Molinaro, an All-American and the No. 1 seed in the tournament. He defeated Chris Villalonga of Cornell, Scott Sakaguchi of Oregon State, Eric Grajales of Michigan and Justin Accordino of Hofstra before his win against Ness in the final.

The victory gives Penn State its first individual national championship of the evening after clinching the team title with a third place finish from Dylan Alton during the morning session. David Taylor (166 pounds), Ed Ruth (174 pounds) and Quentin Wright (184 pounds) will try to keep the momentum going in their quests for individual titles later this evening.

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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State's Nico Megaludis Falls In 125-Pound Final

Penn State's Nico Megaludis fell by a score of 4-1 against Iowa's No. 1 seeded Matt McDonough in the 125-pound title bout on Saturday at the NCAA wresting championships in St. Louis.

Megaludis, the No. 10 seed in the tournament, exceeded expectations much of the weekend, taking down three higher seeds on his way to the final, so the true freshman will probably be pretty happy with his result despite the defeat. The Murrysville native, named one of Penn State's six All-Americans, finished his season with a 28-8 record.

His match was the first of five that will feature Penn State wrestlers through this championship night. Frank Molinaro, Ed Ruth, Quentin Wright and David Taylor are all still awaiting their bouts.

The Nittany Lions clinched the team title (barring penalty points) earlier in the day when Dylan Alton finished his tournament with a third-place finish at 157 pounds.

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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State Clinches Back-To-Back Titles

The Nittany Lions look to individual titles with the team championship unofficially wrapped up.

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