WOW, PSU wins the National Championship and all five PSU wrestlers in the finals win their individual matches. A feat only accomplished three or four times in history. While two were favored (Retherford and Nolf) neither Joseph, Hall or Nickal were. Each underdog beat a previous champion, Joseph beat a two timer as did Nickal. Amazing stuff and a dynasty in the making as PSU now has won the national championship six of the past seven years.
What a pleasure to watch them wrestle and appear to enjoy the effort. Then to hear them represent PSU after their events certainly makes one realize the quality of our coaching staff to recruit and coach such fine young men. Listening to a few other schools wrestlers, no every one but a few, post event was not enjoyable as several babbled on about how great they were individually, arrogant with a capital A. I won't say all our student athletes are choir boys or saints but in general I think they do represent what they see and hear from their coaches.
Another season in the books and all the champions are back, two are freshmen, two sophomores and a junior. Add in the two injured freshmen who did not participate and our seasons look pretty favorable for the near future.