March 23, 2014 in Sports

Penn State tops again


Ed Ruth and David Taylor, two of Penn State’s best all-time wrestlers, went out as individual champions, and the Nittany Lions won their fourth consecutive NCAA team title. Penn State held off Minnesota 109.5-104. “We are grateful for the opportunity,” Penn State coach Cael Sanderson said. “Our kids did a fantastic job today. We knew we had our hands full with Minnesota. They were killing it.” Oklahoma State placed third with 96.5 points, Iowa was fourth with 78.5 and Edinboro (Pa.) fifth with 62. Ruth won his third national title, beating No. 1 seed Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland 7-2 in the 184-pound final. Sheptock, the No. 1 seed, entered with a 32-0 record. Taylor defeated Oklahoma State’s Tyler Caldwell 6-0 in the 165 final to finish with his second national title. – AP

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