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Defending NCAA Champion Greg Kerkvliet announces return to Penn State Wrestling

Greg Kerkvliet returns to the Nittany Lions, the defending NCAA heavyweight champions, for the 2024-2025 season announced Wednesday evening. Kerkvliet’s return for a sixth season will mark his final year of NCAA eligibility.

Last season, Kerkvliet had a 20-0 record, was a four-time All-American and defeated Michigan’s Lucas Davison by a 13-4 major decision to become the national heavyweight champion at 285 pounds.

In the 2022-2023 season, Kerkvliet finished second at the NCAA Championships and Big Ten Championships. He is a four-time All-American with a career record of 79-10.

Kerkvliet will look to defend his title in the 2024/25 season as he Beau BartlettAnd Carter Starocci will all return for their final season of eligibility.

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