March 22, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - For the second-straight season, the Nittany Lion wrestling team will have five representatives in the NCAA finals following a five-for-five performance in Friday night's semifinal round inside Wells Fargo Arena.
Nico Megaludis, David Taylor, Matt Brown, Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright will all wrestle for NCAA titles on Saturday night (8 p.m. on ESPN) following victories in the semifinals. Taylor's fourth-consecutive pin in the tournament headlined a perfect semifinal round for head coach Cael Sanderson's Nittany Lions.
Thanks to the five national finalists, Penn State (114.5) will take a 20.5-point lead over Oklahoma State into the final day of the NCAA Championships. The Cowboys enter Saturday with 94.0 points. Nonetheless, the national title race is far from over with Oklahoma State and Minnesota still very much alive.
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