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Iowa and Penn State Split B1G Dual Meet Championship

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February 18, 2019 at 5:16pm

The Big Ten dual-meet wrestling season is over, and the Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions will again split the regular season conference crown. Both Iowa and Penn State finished the season 9-0 in Big Ten competition, and each claims a share of the Dual Meet Conference Championship.

The regular season conference title marks the ninth in the past 12 years for the Hawkeyes and the sixth in the last eight years for Penn State. Both teams are undefeated, with Iowa going 14-0 and Penn State 13-0; both squads have a non-conference meet this weekend to conclude the regular season.

Ohio State finished its Big Ten schedule with a 7-2 mark; it's only losses were to rivals Penn State and Michigan. Up next for the Buckeyes is the final dual meet of the season, Friday night at Cornell.

Iowa completed its schedule without facing Penn State, Michigan or Ohio State.

The 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships is March 9-10 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis where Ohio State will defend its tournament championship. The Buckeyes won the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling title by accumulating the most team points (164.5) at the conference championships in 16 years (Minnesota scored 174.0 in 2002).

Last year's win marked Ohio State's second straight B1G crown and third in the last four seasons. Penn State will be heavily favored to win this year's tournament title.

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