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Penn State wins the 2022 NCAA wrestling team title

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Steveson, Diakomihalis, and Penn State shine bright at the wrestling championships
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10:59 pm, March 19, 2022

125 pounds: No. 1 Nick Suriano takes down Pat Glory

THIRD PERIOD: It's time for Glory to go to work on top. He trails 4-0, and Suriano also has 1:31 of riding time. Glory wants a turn, and Princeton wants a stall call against Suriano. The Wolverine is indeed hit with stalling again, giving Glory a point. Glory trails 4-1 with one minute to go, but the Tiger lightweight has effectively worn down Suriano's riding time. Suriano is hit with his third caution, and Princeton picks up another point. It's now 4-2 Suriano. One minute to go, and Glory is looking for backpoints again. He has Suriano in trouble, but Suriano fights back to his stomach. Suriano is hit with stalling a third time. That's another point for Glory. Suriano escapes. He leads 5-3. Suriano wins the 2022 NCAA title! 

"That guy wrestled me tough, he had nothing to lose," Suriano said in the press conference following the match when asked about his match. "[I've] got a lot of respect for Pat Glory..but I was so locked in that I dominated and won the match." 

SECOND PERIOD: Suriano chooses down to start the period, as "Let's go Nick" chants come from the Michigan side of the arena. Suriano is back on top after a reveral, and he takes a 4-0 lead with one minute to go in the second period. Princeton wants a stall call against Suriano. Emotions are high. BIG mat return from Suriano as he ticks up the riding time. Forty-seven seconds to go in the second period. There's the stall call against Suriano. Fourteen seconds left in the period. Suriano rides out Glory for the second period, but we're taking a quick break as Glory collects himself following what appears to be a tweak to his arm. 

FIRST PERIOD: It's two New Jersey natives here in this first final as Nick Suriano and Patrick Glory meet in the center. Glory, a first-time finalist but two-time placewinner, earned his spot in this final with a win over Vito Arujua in the semifinals. Suriano is here by way of a win over Brandon Courtney in the semifinals. This marks his third finals appearance in his career. 

"Glory" chants fill the arena — credit to Princeton. Despite this tournament being in Michigan and Suriano representing the Wolverines, Princeton traveled, and they're here to support their guy. 

Suriano is on the board first with a takedown in the final seconds of the first period. Glory works to escape, but Suriano ends the period on top with a 2-0 lead. 

4:51 pm, March 20, 2022

Meet the 2022 NCAA All-Americans

Under the bright lights of Little Caesars Arena, 80 athletes fought their way on to the podium at the 2022 NCAA wrestling championships. This is an honor they will hold for the rest of their lives, and it's a distinction that puts them in elite company.

Here's how the 2022 placewinners earned their spot, along with updated final placements

10:52 pm, March 19, 2022

Jared Franek wins the Elite 90 Award

North Dakota State's Jared Franek wins the 2022 Elite 90 Award with a 4.0 in Sports Management. Franek is a three-time NCAA qualifier and a two-time Round of 12 finisher. 

The Elite 90 Award recognizes the collegiate athlete at each NCAA championship across all sports and all three divisions with the highest grade point average. The honor celebrates individuals who represent the epitome of the term student-athlete. You can read more about the Elite 90 Award here.

Congratulations Jared on this incredible accomplishment.

5:17 pm, March 8, 2022

2022 NCAA Wrestling tournament schedule

ON SITE SCHEDULE: 
All times in Eastern Time

DAY DATE DOORS OPEN SESSION STARTS
Thursday March 17 10:30am  12pm
Thursday March 17 5:30pm 7pm
Friday March 18 9:30am 11am
Friday March 18 6:30pm 8pm
Saturday Mach 19 9:30am 11am
Saturday March 19 5:30pm 7pm

 TV SCHEDULE: 

DAY DATE TIME DURATION PRODUCTION
Thursday March 17 12pm 3:30 ESPNU
Thursday March 17 7pm 3:30 ESPN
Friday March 18 11am 3:00 ESPNU
Friday March 18 8:00pm 3:00 ESPN
Saturday Mach 19 11am  3:00 ESPNU
Saturday March 19 7pm 3:00 ESPN