Ohio State is on the verge of a big upset at the 2017 Big Ten wrestling championships.
The Buckeyes hold a solid edge in the team standings through two sessions at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Penn State entered the tournament undefeated in dual meets and ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Session III begins at noon ET on Sunday, with the championship matches slated for 3 p.m. Ohio State has six wrestlers in a final matchup, while Penn State has only three.
The first day of the tournament started with bad news for Penn State. Freshman Nick Suriano, the No. 2 seed at 125 pounds, could not compete because of an ankle injury and had to forfeit.
Penn State wrestlers were also upset at 141 pounds (No. 2 Jimmy Gulibon lost in the first round) and 184 pounds (No. 1 Bo Nickal lost in the semifinals). Nickal was the only No. 1 seed in the 10 weight classes to lose Saturday.
Iowa still has a chance to pass Penn state and secure second place behind Ohio State. The Hawkeyes have four wrestlers competing or a championship Sunday.
This would be Ohio State’s second Big Ten title in three years after the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes split the 2015 championship. Penn State has won the other five in the past six years.
Here are the updated team standings:
— Big Ten Wrestling (@B1GWrestling) March 5, 2017
2017 Big Ten wrestling tournament meet time, details
Date: Sunday, March 5
Time: Starts at noon ET. Championships are at 3 p.m. ET.
Location: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Ind.
Which TV channel broadcasts the Big Ten wrestling tournament?
The championship matches, which start Sunday at 3 p.m., will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.
Can I watch the Big Ten wrestling tournament online?
It is available with a subscription to BTN Plus. BTN Plus is an online subscription platform through BTN2Go — think of it as getting BTN’s premium content.
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Big Ten wrestling championship final matches
No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) vs. No. 3 Tim Lambert (Nebraska)
No. 1 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) vs. No. 3 Cory Clark (Iowa)
No. 1 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) vs. No. 7 Javier Gasca III (Michigan State)
No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) vs. No. 3 Micah Jordan (Ohio State)
No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) vs. No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) vs. No. 2 Logan Massa (Michigan)
No. 1 Bo Jordan (Ohio State) vs. No. 2 Mark Hall (Penn State)
No. 2 Sammy Brooks (Iowa) vs. No. 4 Myles Martin (Ohio State)
No. 1 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) vs. No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) vs. No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)