ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 4-5 at Michigan. Six schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Penn State leading the way with four No. 1 seeds. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank 14 starters in all ten weight classes.
The Nittany Lions boast four top-seeded wrestlers, with 133-pounder Roman Bravo-Young, 174-pounder Carter Starocci, 184-pounder Aaron Brooks, and 197-powder Max Dean. Iowa’s Spencer Lee (125) and Real Woods (141), Michigan’s Mason Parris (285), Nebraska’s Peyton Robb (157), Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso (149), and Wisconsin’s Dean Hamiti (165) round out the group of top-ranked grapplers.
This year’s field contains a combined 12 Big Ten individual championships (seven wrestlers) and 10 NCAA individual championships (five wrestlers).