Lions dominate rankings

UNIVERSITY PARK – The top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team continued to dominate the national polls.

Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad once again has 10 wrestlers ranked in the latest Intermat release, with six of those ten placing in the top four. Penn State (8-0, 2-0 Big Ten) maintains its hold on the No. 1 spot on Intermat’s Tournament Power Index.

The Nittany Lions lead the TPI with 110.5 points, three more than last week. Big Ten rival Iowa is second with 99.0 and no other team has over 90. The TPI ranks a team’s potential tournament strength based on Intermat’s individual rankings, not dual meet strength. The full list of national rankings is available at

Junior Nico Megaludis is No. 2 at 125, sporting a 17-2 overall record. Redshirt freshman Jimmy Gulibon sits at No. 15 at 133 with a 9-8 mark while true freshman Zain Retherford continues on as the No. 2 man at 141 with his unblemished 18-0 record. Junior Andrew Alton is No. 7 at 149 with a 4-0 record and brother Dylan Alton is No. 4 at 157 with a 7-0 mark.

Senior David Taylor remains unbeaten with an 18-0 record and continues as the No. 1 man at 165.