Penn State is again the team to beat in the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which will be held Saturday and Sunday at Illinois’ Assembly Hall.
The Nittany Lions, ranked No. 1 by Intermat, have three projected No. 1 seeds in the two-day tournament that they have won the last two years.
Penn State also has a projected No. 2 seed as well, giving them the first or second seed in four of the 10 weight classes. Seeding will be officially determined Friday.
David Taylor (165 pounds), Ed Ruth (184) and Quentin Wright (197) are projected No. 1 seeds while Nico Megaludis (125) is expected to be a No. 2 seed behind Iowa’s Matt McDonough.
Ruth and Wright take 25-0 and 24-0 records, respectively, into the Big Ten tournament. Taylor is 23-1 and Megaludis is 21-2.
The finals of the tournament will be shown live Sunday on the Big Ten Network.