At this point, for Penn State Wrestling’s opponents, it has to be comical, right? Penn State Wrestling, a program which appeared to perpetually finish fifth in the Big Ten prior to the arrival of Cael Sanderson, and now has won 10 out of the last 12 NCAA Wrestling Championships, just picked up its fourth transfer this cycle. In our projected starting lineup for the 2023-2024 season, I thought the Nittany Lions‘ lineup would potentially have a hole at the 133 spot. But not any longer.
— Justin Basch (@JustinJBasch) April 25, 2023
What Aaron Nagao brings Penn State Wrestling
Former Golden Gopher, Aaron Nagao, just announced on BaschAMania that he is headed to Happy Valley to join Bernie Truax, Mitchell Mesenbrink, and Erik Gibson in the Penn State Wrestling room. Nagao is fresh off an All-American finish in the 2023 NCAA Championships (133) and he is projected to remain at this weight class going forward. Furthermore, Nagao is only a redshirt sophomore so he still have three years of eligibility left. I honestly thought this year’s Penn State team would potentially have some difficulty in trotting out competitive guys at a handful of weight classes. But, the domination-machine that is Nittany Lion Wrestling is showing no signs of slowing down. And they are barreling towards potentially being one of the greatest college sports dynasty this nation has ever seen.