Five months of competition comes down to this. After somewhere around 20 - 30 fights, each of our 9 Nittany Lions with a ticket to the NCAA Championships will learn his seed - if any - and what his bracket looks like. Starting at 6pm ET, the NCAA will release its seeded brackets for this year's wrestling national championship held at Madison Square Garden March 17th - 20th.
A "good" seed and set of matchups, and we fans will mentally project our Lion onto the podium. A "bad" seed? Whew... Outer darkness...weeping and gnashing of teeth...it's not a pretty sight. Put on the full armor of Cael, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the NCAA.
And don't forget: our top 5 wrestlers are a combined 146 - 5 this season. Which...that's pretty good.
Stick with us on this bracket release open thread party/bonanza/funtime, which will be updated as the NCAA releases each weight class. Until then, here's a quick recap of our 9 Lions headed to NYC, and where we think they'll land in the bracket.
|125||Nico (Sr., Murrysville, PA)||27-3||4||5||3||2||3|
|133||Conaway (Sr., Abbottstown, PA)||26-5||5||3||5||4||6|
|141||Jimmy (Jr., Derry, PA)||12-9||21||NR||17||2||16|
|149||Zain (So., Benton, PA)||30-0||1||1||1||1||1|
|157||Nolf (Fr., Yatesboro, PA)||30-1||1||3||2||2||3|
|165||Geno (Jr., DuBois, PA)||19-10||NR||9||NR||8||Unseeded|
|174||Bo (Fr., Allen, TX)||29-1||1||2||1||1||1|
|184||Mouse (So., Apollo, PA)||16-6||11||12||14||5||15|
|197||Morg (Sr., Santa Ana, CA)||30-0||1||1||1||1||1|