Four of Penn State's participating wrestlers are seeded in the top three for their respective weight classes, with Andrew Long No. 3 at 133 pounds, Frank Molinaro No. 2 at 149 pounds, David Taylor No. 3 at 157 pounds and Ed Ruth No. 2 at 174 pounds.
The other qualified Lions include Brad Pataky at 125 pounds, PSU's sole at-large selection for the event, Andrew Alton (No. 6) at 141 pounds, Quentin Wright (No. 9) at 184 pounds and Cameron Wade (No. 9) at 285 pounds.
Wright, Taylor, Long, Molinaro and Ruth all won Big Ten individual titles at the conference tournament two weeks ago as PSU won its first Big Ten team title. It was the first time a squad from the Eastern timezone has won the title since 1973.
Here are the early matchups for the Nittany Lions:
Brad Pataky vs. No. 12 Jarrod Garnett (Virginia Tech)
No. 3 Andrew Long vs. Casey Cruz (Northern Colorado)
No. 6 Andrew Alton vs.Anwar Goeres (Binghamton)
No. 2 Frank Molinaro vs. Zac Cibula (Rider)
No. 2 David Taylor vs. Robert Erisman (Oklahoma State)
No. 2 Ed Ruth vs. Royal Brettrager (Liberty)
No. 9 Quentin Wright vs. Jonathan Fausey (Virginia)
No. 9 Cameron Wade vs. winner*