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Penn State wrestling: Bo Nickal wins the Hodge Trophy

Published April 1st, 2019 by Bo Nickal

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; April 1, 2019(Portion of release, including quotes, courtesy Bryan Van Kley, WIN Magazine)  Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas) has won the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented annually to the top collegiate wrestler in the nation by ASICS. The Hodge Trophy has been awarded since 1995. The three-time NCAA champion finished first in the voting, just ahead of teammate Jason Nolf (Yatesboro, Pa.).  A Nittany Lion has now won the last three Hodge Trophy awards.

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Nickal joins former Nittany Lion greats Zain Retherford and David Taylor, who each claimed two Hodge Trophy honors, and former Lion stand-out Kerry McCoy,who won the honor in 1997, as Penn State recipients.  In all, Penn State now has four different individuals who have won the honor six times.

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