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Penn State clinches 3rd straight NCAA title

Saturday - 3/23/2013, 11:30pm  ET

Oklahoma Stateís Chris Perry tries to take down Penn State's Matt Brown during their 174-pound championship match at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. Perry won the match. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

LUKE MEREDITH
AP Sports Writer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Cornell senior Kyle Dake became the first wrestler in NCAA history to win four national titles at four weights Saturday night, and Penn State won the national team title for the third year in a row.

The 165-pound Dake beat defending champion David Taylor of Penn State 5-4, joining Cael Sanderson and Pat Smith as four-time NCAA champions.

Penn State's Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright won NCAA titles in back-to-back matches to seal the fourth national crown for the Nittany Lions and their third under Sanderson.


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