ST. LOUIS – Ten champions will be crowned tonight inside the Scottrade Center. Only one weight class, 197 pounds, does not include a wrestler from the Big Ten Conference.

Five student-athletes will wrestle for a second title, while one, Cornell’s Kyle Dake, tries to win a third at a third different weight.

Not only will national titles be on the line, plenty of finalists are still in the running for Outstanding Wrestler honors and a trio of new NCAA awards.

125 pounds
Matt McDonough, a junior from Marion, Iowa, won this weight class two seasons ago and fell in the final in 2011. The Hawkeye is 37-1 with two pins and two major decisions this week.

Penn State redshirt-freshman Nico Megaludis opened the week as a No. 10 seed. He beat second-seeded Zach Sanders of Minnesota in the quarterfinals and Cornell’s Frank Perelli in overtime in the semifinals. Megaludis is 28-7 with one of the losses coming to McDonough during the regular season.

Megaludis has been on fire, but McDonough has been here twice. Expect the Hawkeye to get No. 2.

133 pounds
Jordan Oliver finished fourth as a redshirt-freshman and came back to record an undefeated national championship season as a sophomore. He is 28-1 with three pins and an 8-2 decision in the semifinals. Of Oliver’s 28 victories, only two have not been by bonus points this season.

Ohio State’s Logan Stieber, a redshirt-freshman, is 32-2 with one of the setbacks coming to Oliver last month in a dual meet. Stieber has a pair of pins and two tough decisions in the tournament.

Both are excellent athletes and have the ability to scramble with the best. Oliver was better the first time around and has the experience of the big stage.

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141 pounds
Michigan’s Kellen Russell is 32-1 and the defending champion. He has a major decision and three comfortable decisions this week in a very tough weight class. A Blair Academy product, Russell, a senior, is a three-time All-American.

Iowa senior Montell Marion is also a three-time All-American, losing to Russell in the 2011 semifinals. In 2010 Marion lost in the finals to Dake. Marion (31-3) beat 2011 finalist Boris Novachkov of Cal Poly in the quarterfinals and Oklahoma’s second-seeded Kendric Maple of Oklahoma in the semifinals.

Marion is 0-3 all-time against Russell. Expect another close match here.

149 pounds
Penn State’s Frank Molinaro (32-0) dodged a bullet Thursday night but has otherwise been in control with two major decisions. A finalist in 2011, Molinaro is a four-time All-American from New Jersey.

Minnesota’s Dylan Ness, a redshirt-freshman, beat second-seeded Jamal Parks of Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals, then beat Pittsburgh’s Tyler Nauman in Friday night’s semifinals. Ness (24-8), the seventh seed, is the younger brother of 2010 champion Jayson Ness.

Molinaro beat Ness by technical fall in the Big Ten final.

157 pounds
Cornell’s Kyle Dake (34-0) is in line to make history. The junior has won NCAA titles at 141 and 149 pounds the last two seasons. He is the top seed at 157 pounds in 2012. No wrestler has ever won titles at three different weight classes. Dake, an Ithaca, N.Y., native, has three pins and a 4-0 decision on his march to the final.

Iowa’s Derek St. John (21-2) has battled his way to the title bout. The second-seeded sophomore went to overtime to beat Penn State’s Dylan Alton in the quarterfinals and handled Northwestern’s Jason Welch 5-1 in the semifinals.

Dake has been tough to beat since arriving on campus. St. John is as scrappy as anybody and could give Dake a big challenge.

165 pounds
David Taylor of Penn State is quickly becoming the star of the show. The sophomore, an NCAA finalist in 2011, has pinned all four opponents in St. Louis and brings a 31-0 record into the final. Taylor has one loss in 69 career matches.

Lehigh’s Brandon Hatchett (22-3) is the No. 11 seed. An All-American in 2011, Hatchett has three decisions and a major decision this week. In the semifinals, he beat Maryland’s Josh Asper 5-4.

Hatchett is one of the few to avoid bonus points against Taylor this season. It’s hard to imagine Taylor not winning here.

174 pounds
Another Nittany Lion sophomore, Ed Ruth has been equally impressive this week. He is 30-0 on the year with two pins, a technical fall and an 11-4 decision this week. Ruth rolled through Minnesota’s Logan Storley in the semifinals.

Stanford’s Nick Amuchastegui, a senior and three-time All-American, is 24-0 after four wins in St. Louis. On Friday night he gave Oklahoma State’s Chris Perry his first loss of the season. Last March, Amuchastegui lost in the final.

This one is a much anticipated matchup between a talented youngster and a veteran. In last season’s quarterfinals, Amuchastegui won by injury default against Ruth. A tough seven-minute match could favor the Stanford senior.

184 pounds
Cornell’s Steve Bosak is 32-4 with three tough decisions and a major decision this week. In Friday night’s semifinals, Bozak beat Appalachian State’s Austin Trotman in overtime. A senior, Bozak is a native of State College, Pa.

Penn State junior Quentin Wright (30-3) was the sixth seed. He is the reigning champion at the weight class and looks like a world-beater this week with two pins, a major decision and a tough 3-2 victory against Lehigh’s Robert Hamlin in Friday night.

Wright beat Bozak in the Southern Scuffle final in December.

197 pounds
Cornell’s Cam Simaz is 30-1 entering the final. The four-time All-American from Michigan is the top seed and owned a technical fall, a major and two tough wins on Friday.

Edinboro’s Chris Honeycutt (40-1) avenged his only loss of the season in the semifinals, beating Pittsburgh’s Matthew Wilps 6-3 in overtime. Honeycutt, a senior out of the powerful St. Edward’s program in Ohio, was fifth in 2011.

The only final without a Big Ten wrestler, it’s about as much of a toss-up as can be. Two seniors go in search of a first NCAA gold medal.

285 pounds
Lehigh’s Zach Rey, the fourth seed, is 26-2 after four tough decisions the last two days. The senior won the 2011 title.

Minnesota’s Tony Nelson (31-2), an All-American as a sophomore in 2011, got by Oregon State’s Clayton Jack on Friday night. Nelson has a pin and a major decision this week.

Points may be hard to come by in this one. Rey always seems to find a way to win the close ones.