Aaron Brooks Wins First Big Ten Title at 184-Pounds

By Nick Polak on March 8, 2020 at 6:15 pm
Jan 31, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions Aaron Brooks (184) beats Iowa Hawkeyes Abe Assad (184) at Carver Hawkeye Arena.
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Aaron Brooks may have only had his redshirt pulled in December, but that didn't stop the stud freshman from winning his first Big Ten title in his first opportunity. The Maryland-native defeated No. 2 seed, Cameron Caffey of Michigan State, by a final decision of 3-2.

Brooks secured the title with a late takedown in the third period, and Caffey simply didn't have any time left to try and mount a comeback. Brooks is the second Nittany Lion to win an individual crown after Mark Hall picked up his third conference title at 174-pounds. 

Brooks will now head to NCAA's with a 14-1 record, his only loss coming at the hands of Nebraska's Taylor Venz. Brooks got his revenge in the semi-finals, though, after pinning Venz to move into the finals.

If he continues wrestling the way he did this weekend, the freshman could very well find himself as a national champion when all is said and done.

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