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PSU wrestlers get five top-five seeds

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State will be sending seven wrestlers to the 2020 NCAA Wresting Championships on March 19-21 in Minneapolis, Minn., and five of them will be top-five seeds.

Senior Mark Hall will be the No. 1 seed at 174. Hall will meet the winner of No. 33 Philip Spadafora of Maryland and No. 32 Mason Eaglin of Duke in the opening round of the event.

Junior Nick Lee will be the No. 2 seed at 141 and will take on No. 31 Ryan Pomrinca of Lehigh.

Senior Vincenzo Joseph will be the No. 2 seed at 165 and will take on No. 31 Chase Straw of Iowa State.

True freshman Aaron Brooks will be the No. 3 seed at 184 and will face No. 30 Max Lyon of Purdue.

Sophomore Roman Bravo-Young will be the No. 5 seed at 133 and will take on No. 28 Collin Gerardi of Virginia Tech in the opening round.

Sophomore Jarod Verkleeren will be the No. 19 seed at 149 and will battle No. 14 Andrew Alirez of Northern Colorado.

Senior Shakur Rasheed will be the No. 21 seed at 197 and will meet No. 12 Nathan Traxler of Stanford.

Penn State has won eight of the last nine NCAA Championships

Hults a finalist

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State junior defenseman Cole Hults was named a finalist for the Big Ten Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year while head coach Guy Gadowsky is one of three coaches in the running for Big Ten Coach of the Year as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.

Softball player honored

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State softball sophomore Bailey Parshall was tabbed as the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for her performance in the circle at the Clearwater Spring Break Invitational.

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