Penn State Wrestling’s Brady Berge secures an automatic bid into the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships for the No. 1 Nittany Lions
The road for No. 1 Penn State Wrestling’s Brady Berge in the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships was never going to be an easy one.
Following Berge’s drop from 165 down to 157 late this season, the committee in charge of handing out the seedings leading up to the Big Ten Championships slapped a giant “No. 10” next to his name. Which meant he would have some difficult matches early and often.
But, Berge was up to the challenge as he breezed through his first match with a 10-2 major decision over Wisconsin’s Garrett Model. And next in line was the No. 2 seed at 157, Kaleb Young of Iowa.
Berge flashed his brilliance in earning several takedowns against Young as he pulled out the 5-3 decision to punch his ticket into the semifinals later tonight.
More importantly for the Nittany Lions‘ star …
Hey, the rest of the way from here to the end of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships for Berge is gravy.
Berge successfully earned a shot to compete against the best in the nation in Detroit, so his job is essentially finished in the Big Ten’s.
But, most likely, we haven’t heard the last from Mr. Berge. Maybe a trip to the finals to square off against Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin?
Sign me up for that!