STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Zain Retherford's storied Penn State wrestling career included another pair of accomplishments during this weekend's Big Ten tournament.
Competing at Michigan State's Breslin Center the two-time NCAA champion added a third individual Big Ten title and left the tournament with the conference's Wrestler of the Year award as well. Retherford, who will look to win his third NCAA title in two weekends at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, beat familiar foe and Iowa standout Brandon Sorensen with a 2-0 decision during Sunday's final. Retherford improved to 6-0 all time against Sorensen and in the process extended his career streak to 89, which set a new Penn State record. That streak surpassed the previous mark of 88, which was held by former Penn State standout Kerry McCoy, the head coach at Maryland.