NCAA wrestling championships full results, team scores from Day One

NCAA wrestling championships full results, team scores from Day One

The NCAA Wrestling Championships concluded on Day One with the team scores setting the tone for an intense weekend of collegiate wrestling.

Competition was fierce as three-time defending champions Penn State ranked first, with Ohio State and Iowa following in second and third place, respectively.

The Nittany Lions earned a total of 33.5 points on the first day of the championships, outdistancing the Buckeyes’ 25.5 and the Hawkeyes’ 24.5.

Penn State’s two-time defending champion Vincenzo Joseph was the star of the day, as he defended his 165-pound title with a 3-2 decision over Ohio State’s Te’Shan Campbell.

Meanwhile, fellow Nittany Lion Mark Hall, a two-time All-American, won his second consecutive title at 174 pounds with a dominant 6-2 victory over Iowa’s Michael Kemerer.

Penn State also had two other wrestlers reach the finals, as Bo Nickal and Anthony Cassar both competed for first place honors.

Nickal won his third straight title at 197 pounds, while Cassar dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision to Oklahoma State’s Derek White in the heavyweight final.

The Nittany Lions’ 33.5 points could not be matched by any other team on Day One, as Ohio State and Iowa both ended the day with strong performances.

The Buckeyes had four wrestlers reach the finals, and they were led by Kollin Moore, who won the 197-pound title with a 5-2 victory over Nickal.

The Hawkeyes also had four wrestlers in the finals, and they were led by Michael Kemerer, who earned runner-up honors at 174 pounds with his 6-2 loss to Hall.

As Day One of the NCAA Wrestling Championships came to a close, the team scores had Penn State firmly in the lead with 33.5 points, followed by Ohio State with 25.5 and Iowa with 24.5.

The Nittany Lions were able to capitalize on two championship performances, two runner-up performances and one third-place performance to secure their spot atop the leaderboard.

The competition will continue to be intense on Day Two, as the team scores will be closely contested and the individual titles will be decided.