2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships Team Scores; Team Race breakdown

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

Mar 16-18 · Resumes Yesterday at 4:00 PM UTC

2023 NCAA Championships Watch Party

Top 10 After Session 3

Place Team Points
1 Penn State, PA 78
2 Iowa, IA 48
3 Cornell, NY 45.5
4 Nebraska, NE 44
5 Michigan, MI 39
6 Missouri, MO 34
7 Ohio State, OH 31
8 NC State, NC 29
9 Iowa State, IA 28
10 Arizona State, AZ 27

Penn State Puts 7 In The Semis!

Penn State had a historic quarter-final round Friday morning putting all 7 of their quarter-finalists into 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 semis. Not only does a semi-final birth guarantee them a top 6 placement, but each semi-finalist also earned Penn State 7 team points. On top of the semi-finalists, Max Dean is still alive for All-American honors and will wrestle Jaxon Smith in the round of 12 on Friday night.

The Battle For A Team Trophy Is TIGHT!

Iowa might be in second place but there are still 7-8 other teams with a realistic shot to reach the top four and bring home a team trophy. There are significant points available in the next round with 7 points on the line for a win in the semis and 3.5 points up for grabs with a win in the round of 12. With so many teams still in the hunt for a trophy, the Friday night round be crucial for every team in the top ten.

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

Team Semi-Finalists Round of 12
Penn State 7 1
Iowa 3 4
Cornell 3 3
Nebraska 4 1
Michigan 2 3
Missouri 2 4
Ohio State 1 6
NC State 1 3
Iowa State 1 4
Arizona State 2 2

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

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Top 10 After Session 2

Place Team Points
1 Penn State 26
2 Iowa 21.5
3 Missouri 17.5
T4 Minnesota 16.5
T4 NC State 16.5
T6 Cornell 15.5
T6 Nebraska 15.5
T8 Michigan 14.5
T8 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 put 7 of their 9 wrestlers into the quarter-finals and holds a 4.5-point lead over Iowa who only has 4 wrestlers in the quarter-finals. Though 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 to the entirety of the current 15th-place team.

Of the teams after Penn State in the top 10, Missouri has the most in the quarter-finals with 6 wrestlers competing on Friday morning for a spot in the semis. After that, the Tigers have 3 wrestlers still alive in the consolation bracket. Next, both Nebraska and Virginia have 5 wrestlers in the quarters. Nebraska only has 2 alive in the consolation bracket while Virginia Tech has 3 wrestlers fighting on the back-side still alive for All-American honors. 

Iowa’s head coach Tom Brands recaps Day 1 for the Hawkeyes:

Top 10 After Session 1

Place Team Points
1 Penn State 16
2 NC State 12.5
3 Iowa 12
4 Northern Iowa 10
4 Ohio State 10
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 had 8 of their 9 wrestlers win matches in the first round on Thursday. NC State, Iowa, and Missouri also had 8 wrestlers win however Penn State took their lead by securing bonus points from 5 wrestlers with pins at 3 weights. Each win in the championship rounds is worth 1 point with a major decision earning an extra point, a tech-fall earning 1.5, and a pin earning 2. If the teams trailing the Nittany Lions hope to keep pace, they’ll have to step up their bonus point production.

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