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Big Ten Wrestling Tournament: Session One Open Thread

Cael's road to another Big Ten Tournament title starts this morning in Iowa City, Iowa. Talk about it here with us.

Like that, but with more pinning.
Like that, but with more pinning.

Session one of the Big Ten tourney starts at 11 am EST (10 am local time) at Carver Hawkeye Arena on the University of Iowa campus. It should be a doozy, as Penn State goes after the fifth tournament title in six years (OSU and Iowa shared the title last year) having tied with the Hawkeyes for the dual meet title this season. The Lions were the sole team in the nation to remain undefeated on the season after the NCAA Dual Meet Championships, which saw them handily defeat Oklahoma State while Iowa lost to NC State.

Starting this morning and continuing tonight into Session Two are the preliminary, quarterfinal, semifinal and wrestleback matches. Tomorrow at one is Session Three, and Session Four (the Championship rounds) start at four tomorrow.

Pre-Tournament Links

BScaff's preview

Full Brackets

BHGP's composite of picks from bloggers around the SBN blogosphere

Penn State Wrestling Club updated team scores

How to Watch/Listen

BTN Plus for video ($$)

GoPSUSports has the live radio feed, with Jeff Byers calling the action


125: Nico Megaludis (first round vs MSU's Mitch Rogalinger)

133: Jordan Conaway (first round vs Minnesota's Sam Brancale)

141: Jimmy Gulibon (first round BYE)

149: Zain Retherford (first round vs Illinois' Kyle Langenderfer)

157: Jason Nolf (first round vs Purdue's Doug Welch)

165: Geno Morelli (first round vs. Minnesota's Brandon Krone)

174: Bo Nickal (first round BYE)

184: Matt McCutcheon (first round BYE)

197: Morgan McIntosh (first round vs Indiana's Jake Masengale)

285: Nick Nevills (first round vs Wisconsin's Brock Horwath)