In a not well-viewed NWCA National Duals final, Penn State dominated Oklahoma State to cap off an undefeated dual season.
It was not a great start for Penn State. Freshman sensation, Nick Suriano, had to injury default when he appeared to severely roll his ankle. After Kaid Brock cruised and Dean Heil survived, the Cowboys had a 13-0 lead. However, those were the last points the host Cowboys would score.
Penn State would win the rest including another incredible 38 second pin by Bo Nickal over a top ten opponent.
Penn State proved they were the most impressive team during the 2016-17 regular season, but Suriano's injury will be well discussed heading into conference championships. With him, it appears nothing can stop Cael from claiming his 6th title in seven years. However, without Suriano's points it looks like the top to bottom strength of Oklahoma State along with the individual firepower potential of Iowa & Ohio State becomes a question again.
125: #11 Nick Piccininni OKST inj. def. #2 Nick Suriano PSU, inj. def. (3:34) / 0-6
133: #3 Kaid Brock OKST maj. dec. George Carpenter PSU, 17-6 / 0-10
141: #1 Dean Heil OKST dec. #10 Jimmy Gulibon PSU, 3-2 / 0-13
149: #1 Zain Retherford PSU dec. #2 Anthony Collica OKST, 2-1 / 3-13
157: #1 Jason Nolf PSU tech fall #6 Joe Smith OKST, 24-9 (TF; 7:00) / 8-13
165: #4 Vincenzo Joseph PSU maj. dec. #8 Chandler Rogers OKST, 12-4 / 12-13
174: #7 Mark Hall PSU dec. #9 Kyle Crutchmer OKST, 3-2 / 15-13
184: #2 Bo Nickal PSU pinned #4 Nolan Boyd OKST, WBF (0:38) / 21-13
197: #9 Matt McCutcheon PSU dec. #8 Preston Weigel OKST, 4-3 / 24-13
285: #3 Nick Nevills PSU dec. Derek White OKST, 10-5 / 27-13