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Penn State wrestling kicks off 2023 season, three-peat chase with Journeymen Collegiate Classic

Penn State wrestling begins its chase for a third consecutive national championship today.



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Mar 19, 2022; Detroit, MI, USA; Penn State wrestler Aaron Brooks helps hold up the trophy after the team takes first place at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Little Cesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State wrestling kicks off its season with the Journeymen Collegiate Classic today. The Nittany Lions will be chasing their third consecutive national championship this season, and have multiple wrestlers in contention for individual national titles. How can you watch the Nittany Lions start off the 2023-24 season?

Where to watch the Journeymen Collegiate Classic?

The 2023 Journeymen Collegiate Classic will take place today at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, PA. Weigh-ins started at 7:30 a.m. ET, and the wrestling will begin at 9:00 am and continue until the conclusion of the event.

To watch, Penn State wrestling fans will need to stream the event, as it will be broadcasted exclusively on FloWrestling.

Who is competing for Penn State wrestling?

This tournament will feature three other top 10 teams in No. 5 Cornell, No. 7 Arizona State, and No. 9 NC State. There are also over 30 ranked wrestlers, with 10 ranked in the top 4 participating in the Classic.

It will be an early season opportunity for many wrestlers to prove that they belong where they are ranked, that or deserve to climb. Each weight class will be split into 5 or 6 pools labeled A-F, with each pool having 4 to 6 wrestlers seeded.

Penn State will have a total of 17 wrestlers participating in the event, including stars Levi Haines, Aaron Brooks, and Greg Kerkvliet. Participating Penn State wrestlers are as follows:

125: No. 30 Robbie Howard (Pool B), Gary Steen (Pool C)

133: Baylor Shunk (Pool B), Sean Wang (Pool E)

141: No. 2 Beau Bartlett (Pool A), Tyler Kasak (Pool B)

149: No. 2 Shayne Van Ness (Pool A), Connor Pierce (Pool C)

157: No. 1 Levi Haines (Pool A)

165: Mitchell Mesenbrink (Pool B), Terrell Barraclough (Pool D)

174: No. 1 Carter Starocci (Pool A), Aurelius Dunbar (Pool D)

184: No. 2 Bernie Truax (Pool A), Josh Barr (Pool C)

197: No. 1 Aaron Brooks (Pool B)

285: No. 1 Greg Kerkvliet (Pool A)

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