2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships Team Results; Breakdown of the race by team

Check out the article below for current team scores and a breakdown of the team run at the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

March 16-18 Resumes yesterday at 16:00 UTC

2023 NCAA Championships Watch Party

Top 10 after Session 3

Place Crew Points
1 State of Penn, Pennsylvania 78
2 Iowa, Iowa 48
3 Cornell, New York 45.5
4 Nebraska, NE 44
5 Michigan, Michigan 39
6 Missouri, Missouri 34
7 Ohio State, Ohio 31
8 State NC, NC 29
9 State of Iowa, Iowa 28
ten State of Arizona, AZ 27

Penn State puts 7 in the semi-finals!

Penn State played in a historic quarter-final on Friday morning, placing all 7 quarter-finalists in the semi-finals. Roman Bravo-Young, Beau Bartlett, Shayne Van-Ness, Levi Haines, Carter Starocci, Aaron Brooks and Greg Kerkvliet were the 7 Nittany Lion wrestlers who reached the semi-finals. Not only does a semifinal birth guarantee them a top-6 finish, but each semifinalist also earned 7 team points at Penn State. In addition to the semifinalists, Max Dean is still alive for All-American honors and will face Jaxon Smith in the round of 16 on Friday night.

The Battle For A Team trophy is tight!

Iowa may be in second place, but there are still 7-8 more teams with a realistic shot to reach the top four and win a team trophy. There are significant points available in the next round with 7 points up for grabs for a semi-final win and 3.5 points up for grabs with a round of 16 victory. With so many teams still looking for a trophy, the Friday night round will be crucial for every team in the top ten.

Check out the table below to see a breakdown of the points potential for each team on Friday night:

Crew Semi-finalists Round of 16
Penn State 7 1
Iowa 3 4
Cornell 3 3
Nebraska 4 1
Michigan 2 3
Missouri 2 4
ohio state 1 6
NC status 1 3
Iowa State 1 4
Arizona State 2 2

* We’ll update this article at the end of each session, so check back Friday night for the latest update.

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Top 10 after Session 2

Place Crew Points
1 Penn State 26
2 Iowa 21.5
3 Missouri 17.5
T4 Minnesota 16.5
T4 NC status 16.5
T6 Cornell 15.5
T6 Nebraska 15.5
Q8 Michigan 14.5
Q8 ohio state 14.5
T10 Arizona State 13
T10 Virginia Tech 13
T10 Wisconsin 13

Penn State with 7 in quarters – Iowa Trails with 5

Penn State placed 7 of its 9 wrestlers in the quarterfinals and holds a 4.5 point lead over Iowa which has only 4 wrestlers in the quarterfinals. Although Alex Facundo went 0-2 and Max Dean lost to Silas Allred, the Nittany Lions built their lead with 11 bonus points from their winning wrestlers. Those bonus points alone would be enough to match the entire current squad in 15th place.

Of the teams after Penn State in the top 10, Missouri has the most quarterfinals with 6 wrestlers competing Friday morning for a semifinal berth. After that, the Tigers have 3 wrestlers still alive in the consolation bracket. Next, Nebraska and Virginia have 5 wrestlers in the quarters. Nebraska has just 2 alive in the consolation bracket while Virginia Tech has 3 wrestlers battling at fullback still alive for All-American honors.

Iowa head coach Tom Brands sums up the Hawkeyes’ first day:


Top 10 after Session 1

Place Crew Points
1 Penn State 16
2 NC status 12.5
3 Iowa 12
4 Northern Iowa ten
4 ohio state ten
T6 Minnesota 9
T6 Missouri 9
T6 Wisconsin 9
9 Nebraska 8.5
T10 Cornell 8
T10 Illinois 8
T10 Iowa State 8
T10 Michigan 8

Bonus Points The Difference for Penn State in Session 1

Penn State saw 8 of its 9 wrestlers win matches in the first round on Thursday. NC State, Iowa and Missouri also won 8 wrestlers, but Penn State took the lead by getting bonus points from 5 wrestlers with pins at 3 weights. Each victory in the championship rounds is worth 1 point with a major decision earning an additional point, a tech drop earning 1.5 and a pin earning 2. If the teams behind the Nittany Lions hope to keep pace, they will need to step up their production of bonus points.

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