Daily Collegian – Three duals into the 2018-19 Penn State wrestling season, the Nittany Lions are in a strong place. After dominating Kent State 52-3 on opening day, Penn State has continued to roll, winning the Keystone Classic by almost 90 points over second place Drexel, before returning to dual competition, beating Bucknell 42-3 in Lewisburg. Then, against the highest ranked team the team has faced so far this season, No. 10 Lehigh on Sunday afternoon, Penn State scored its most dominant victory against the Mountain Hawks in 107 meetings, never allowing a takedown in a 42-0 victory. While Lehigh wasn’t at full strength for the matchup, such a dominant start to the season proves that the 2018-19 version of Penn State is just as talented as the ones that came before them. In fact, this season’s 3-0 start is the most dominant during Cael Sanderson’s tenure as the Nittany Lions have scored 136 team points through their first three matches, the most in the 10 years Sanderson’s been at the helm.
Can anyone compete with these guys? Seriously, this program is owning the NCAA wrestling world. They can’t be stopped. Penn State has won 7 of the last 8 championships. With a strong start to the season, the Nittany Lions are probably going to make it 8 championships.
It’s all thanks to Head Coach Cael Sanderson.
The former Iowa State, 4-time NCAA Champion, took the helm in 2010 and established Penn State as a wrestling mecca. During his time in Happy Valley he has produced 51 All-Americans and 20 National Champions. Those numbers will explode in the next few years with the amount of top recruits flocking to Penn State. It was just announced they secured another top tier recruit.
When it rains, it pours. I love Penn State having a dominate program. The football team is good, but not 7 national championships good. We had women’s volleyball winning 4 straight national titles while I was at school. They were pretty damn good, and fun to watch. Now, wrestling is the big dick swinger in State College. Most people probably don’t care about wrestling, but I don’t care. I have something to brag about.