It is March Madness on the court and on the mat, as the NCAA wrestling start today. They will begin with the first round taking place in Detroit at the Little Caesars Arena. The matches extend through Saturday this week.
How to Watch NCAA Wrestling Championships, First Round today:
Game Date: March 17, 2022
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN U
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The NCAA wrestling championships kick off today with Penn State and Iowa looking to make waves as the clear best two teams in the country.
Entering today Penn State, the No. 1 team in the nation, is the favorite. The Nittany Lions boast some of the top-ranked individual wrestlers across the weight classes and collectively as a team. They finished the year head-and-shoulders above the rest of the country.
No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 Michigan are also strong contenders this year and will look to unseat the Nittany Lions.
In 2021 the Hawkeyes won their 24th championship as a school with the Nittany Lions finishing as runners-up. They ended the tournament with 129 points to 113.5 from the Nittany Lions. Next up was Oklahoma State with 99.5 points for third.
Since 2010 either the Nittany Lions or the Hawkeyes have won 10 of the 11 championships, with the Nittany Lions taking eight of them.
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