Penn State's Retherford among 7 unbeatens in wrestling final

ST. LOUIS (AP) Penn State's Zain Retherford was among seven wrestlers remaining unbeaten and advancing to the finals in the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Friday night.

Retherford, the reigning champion in the 149-pound division, was joined in the final round by fellow top seeds Dean Heil of Oklahoma State (141 pounds), Nittany Lions teammate Jason Nolf (157), Illinois' Isaiah Martinez (165), Cornell's Gabe Dean (184), Missouri's J'den Cox (197), and Ohio State's Kyle Snyder (285).

Cox, Dean and Martinez will compete for their third individual titles Saturday, and Snyder, a reigning Olympic gold medalist, will wrestle for his second.

The Nittany Lions lead second place Ohio State 121-89.5 in the team race. Oklahoma State is third with 86.

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