NCAA Wrestling Championships 2022: Penn State secures 10th NCAA wrestling title

Penn State captured its 10th NCAA Wrestling Championship team title on Friday, sending five wrestlers to the finals and taking a major lead over Michigan.

The Nittany Lions could win the NCAA individual title for a second time under Cal Sanderson and also claim their ninth team championship for head coach. A year after leading 4-0 in a Saturday-night entertaining run at the 2021 NCAA Tournament, all four of Penn State’s winners advanced to the finals.

Roman Bravo-Young (133 pounds), Nick Lee (141), Carter Staroki (174), Aaron Brooks (184) will wrestle for their second straight title. Max Dean (197) will compete for his first bout at Penn State since making the 2019 finals at Cornell. Meanwhile, Greg Kerkvaliet (285) reached the consolation round after defending NCAA and Minnesota Olympic champion Gable Stevenson.