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Shakur Rasheed Returning For Sixth Year

The Nittany Lions get yet more good news about a returning senior.

NCAA Wrestling: Big Ten Wrestling Championship Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

After receiving word that 2019 NCAA champion Anthony Cassar would return for at least one more season after being granted two additional years from the NCAA, the Penn State wrestling program received more good news on Tuesday.

Starting 184-pounder and former All-American Shakur Rasheed announced that he too had been granted an extra year after applying for a medical hardship and would be returning for the 2020 season.

Rasheed’s time at Penn State has been fascinating as he’s filled just about every spot in the lineup from 165 to 197. Last season, he reached as high as the No. 2 ranking in the country before a knee injury derailed his season.

The announcement gives Penn State yet another bullet in the chamber as the Nittany Lions look to defend their NCAA team title against a group of hard-charging powerhouses including Iowa and Oklahoma State.