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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State In First Place After Going Five For Five In Semifinals

Penn State's wrestling team had another monster day at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, sending all five semifinalists through to the finals. It was a perfect day for the Nittany Lions, who are in first place heading into the finals.

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Nico Megaludis lead off the semis for PSU, defeating Frank Perrelli of Cornell to move into the 125 pound finals against Matt McDonough of Iowa. It was a remarkable win for the true freshman, which also increased the gap between the Nittany Lions and Cornell. Frank Molinaro was the second PSU wrestler to advance, moving into 149 pound finals. Other PSU wrestlers advancing into the finals including David Taylor at 165 pounds, Ed Ruth at 174 pounds, and Quentin Wright, who wrapped up the banner day advancing into the 184 pound finals.

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Penn State ended the day with 124 points, leading second place Minnesota which has 101.5 points. Iowa is in third place with 93 points and Cornell in fourth with 86 points.

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For more news and analysis on the NCAA Wrestling Championships, check out our NCAA Wrestling StoryStream.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.