Three teams still have a shot at the title

Minnesota, Penn State, Oklahoma State all remain in the hunt

OKLAHOMA CITY — There was a lot of scoreboard watching on Saturday morning. Those on press row and most everyone inside Chesapeake Energy Arena required an abacus as Penn State, Minnesota and Oklahoma State continued their battle for the 2014 national team title.

At the conclusion of the fifth session of the 2014 NCAA championships, all coaches were doing the math with one round left and the Gophers holding a 104-101 ½ point lead. The Cowboys, still mathematically alive with four finalists, could only sit and watch Saturday morning as the Nittany Lions and Gophers went back and forth. Continue reading at

Minnesota takes team lead at NCAAs after Session V

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Minnesota had a strong Session V performance on Saturday and surpassed Penn State for the team lead at the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The Gophers lead the Nittany Lions by 2.5 points heading into tonight’s finals.

Two Gopher wrestlers, Logan Storley (174) and Scott Schiller (197), won two matches on Saturday to place third. David Thorn (133) and Kevin Steinhaus (184) both lost their consolation semifinal matches, but came back to finish fifth. Danny Zilverberg (165) claimed seventh place. Continue reading at

Nelson and Ness Advance to Finals

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Minnesota’s defending back-to-back national champion, Tony Nelson, will make his way to the championship bout for the third consecutive year. Despite a mid-season slump, the heavyweight has excelled in recent weeks and secured his position in the final bout of the year by defeating Big Ten foe Bobby Telford of Iowa, 4-3.

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Monk Drops Semifinal Contest to Top Seeded David Taylor, Will Wrestle in Medal Round

OKLAHOMA CITY – North Dakota State senior 165-pounder Steven Monk had his 29-match winning streak snapped in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships Friday evening, March 21, inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, dropping a 13-5 major decision to undefeated and No. 1 seeded David Taylor (33-0) of Penn State.

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Top three teams at NCAAs separated by only 3.5 points

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — In a Division I wrestling season filled with uncertainty, it’s fitting that the final day of the season is filled with uncertainty.

Three teams are separated by a mere 3.5 points and remain in the hunt for the national championship at the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. Continue reading at