Penn State’s second-ranked wrestling team will try for a team championship on the road.
The Nittany Lions will travel to Stillwater, Okla., to face No. 1 Oklahoma State for the 2017 National Dual Meet Championship on Sunday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced. Penn State and Oklahoma State are the country’s only two unbeaten teams remaining and will hit the mat at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday.
“We’re extremely excited to again see two of college wrestling’s premier programs square off for a national dual meet championship,” NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer said in a news release. “Penn State’s recent run has the college wrestling scene buzzing with their high-scoring style of wrestling. When you pair that with the storied program at Oklahoma State and legendary coach John Smith, we have the makings for an amazing finale to the dual meet season.”
The NWCA also announced the other dual meet matchups for the weekend, which will all take place away from Big Ten campuses (Big Ten teams hosted during the dual championships last season).
Here’s a list of all the Big Ten dual meets this weekend (all times Eastern):
No. 12 Rutgers at No. 11 Lehigh — 7 p.m. Friday
No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 N.C. State — 7 p.m. Friday
Purdue at No. 17 South Dakota State — 8 p.m. Friday
No. 3 Iowa at No. 24 Edinboro — 7 p.m. Saturday
No. 4 Ohio State at No. 8 Cornell — 1 p.m. Sunday
Indiana at Appalachian State — 3 p.m. Sunday
No. 2 Penn State at No. 1 Oklahoma State — 4 p.m. Sunday
No. 6 Nebraska at No. 5 Virginia Tech — 7 p.m. Sunday
The 2017 NCAA wrestling championships will take place March 16-18 in St. Louis. Penn State has won five of the last six titles.