Iowa outscored Penn State to win the Team National Championship, but Saturday was a big night for the Nittany Lions. With four wrestlers heading into the finals, of which three were underdogs, Penn State went 4-0 in the finals and sent a message to the rest of the country of what is to come. Roman Bravo-Young, Nick Lee, Carter Starocci and Aaron Brooks all took home individual awards and are national champions.
Former All-American linebacker Micah Parsons is a big wrestling fan and has worked out with the team. Saturday night, he was one of their biggest fans and his Twitter feed proved that.
My dawg!!! National champ!!!! @RomanBravoYoung congrats!! Adversity hit snd you over came it! You a true champion!— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 20, 2021
Bravo-Young won the 133 lbs. title over Oklahoma State's Daton Fix in sudden victory to give the Nittany Lions their first national champ.
Nick lee match is giving me chills !— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 20, 2021
Nick lee!!!! Ahhhh you a champion!! That boy dont get tired! But I can see why after that workout with bo! never again!!— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 20, 2021
Lee for Hodge. NICK LEE!— Bo Nickal (@NoBickal) March 20, 2021
Nick Lee is a grinder and his win over Iowa's Jaydin Eierman gave Penn State their second national champ of the night.
Carter Starocci was next to face Iowa's Michael Kemerer and after a tight match, pulled off Penn State's third straight sudden victory win.
3/3 for freaking 3 lets go!!!! Carter!!! @carterstarocci you s beast!— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 21, 2021
The lone Penn State favorite Aaron Brooks was left to take on Trent Hidlay from NC State. A hard fought 3-2 win and the Nittany Lions capped off a perfect evening going 4-0 on the biggest stage,
Like I think people underestimate what it takes to be a champion! The sacrifice, determination , grind, time, and so on ! I find myself looking up to anyone who is willing to do whatever it takes to be number 1 in their sport !— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 21, 2021
We aint going to win national title but we showed whos the most dominant team in the country!— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 21, 2021
No one trains like Penn State and it shows!! These boys dont get tired!— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 21, 2021
You come to Penn State to win big matches. Thats what we do.— Bo Nickal (@NoBickal) March 21, 2021
That's what we do.