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Penn State wrestling squad ranked No. 1

The Penn State wrestling team, the reigning national and Big Ten champions, will enter the season ranked No. 1, according to the Intermat preseason rankings.

Penn State wrestling squad ranked No. 1

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The Penn State wrestling team, the reigning national and Big Ten champions, will enter the season ranked No. 1, according to the Intermat preseason rankings. 

Iowa is No. 2, Oklahoma State is No. 3 and Minnesota is No. 4. Cornell and Lehigh are tied for fifth.

Three Nittany Lion wrestlers, Quentin Wright (184), Frank Molinaro (149) and David Taylor (165), are ranked No. 1 in their respective weight classes. 

Penn State opens its season on Nov. 3 with an intrasquad dual at Rec Hall.

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About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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