March 20, 2011

NCAA Wrestling: Congrats to Penn State

Big congrats to Penn State for their first NCAA Wrestling Title since 1953.  Blowing away the competition Penn St. brought a solid team that did well with Quentin Wright taking the 184# bracket.  This was without a doubt one of the most exciting tournaments I have watched in collegiate wrestling.  Their is some amazing talent out there and I am excited to see how many of them transition in to MMA in the near future.

Some stellar performances such as Anthony Robles (ASU) winning the 125# title in his senior year in dominating fashion.  You may remember Robles story from last month.  Bubba Jenkins (ASU) without a beautiful rolling pin in the second period to win 157#.  In the 197# Kent State (hells yeah, Ohio!!) prodigy Dusting Kilgore got a funky pin when his opponent tried to roll Dustin for a pin himself, but leverage and balance paid off in Kilgores department and he nailed the defensive pin!  This would be Kent St. first ever national wrestling title.

Jordan Burroughs (Neb) was dominant throughout the tournament at 165#'s.  He plays such a fast, dominating style of wrestling.  Very impressive.

Congrats to all the warriors who stepped on the mat, many for the last time in their young careers.

125# - Anthony Robles (ASU)
133   - Jordan Oliver (OSU)
141   - Kellan Russell (Mich)
149   - Kyle Dake (Cornell)
157   - Bubba Jenkins (ASU)
165   - Jordan Burroughs (NEB)
174   - Jonathan Reader (Iowa St.)
184   - Quentin Wright (Penn. St.)
197   - Dustin Kilgore (Kent St.)
HWY - Zach Rey (Lehigh)

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