Penn State standout wrestler Nico Megaludis raises his hand in victory.
By Mike White / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nico Megaludis was considered one of the best high school wrestlers in the country a few years ago at Franklin Regional, now he is ranked as one of the top college wrestlers in the country.
Megaludis, a junior at Penn State, has a 16-2 record this season and is ranked No. 2 in the country in the 125-pound division by Intermat. He has helped Penn State's team gain the No. 1 ranking in the country.
Megaludis is hopeful of an NCAA championship. He lost in the title match as a freshman and sophomore.
➤ Add Geno Thorpe to the list of former WPIAL players who are starting at NCAA Division I basketball programs. Thorpe, a graduate of Shaler, is a freshman guard at Penn State who started the Nittany Lions' games Jan. 8 against Minnesota, Saturday against Indiana and Tuesday at Michigan. Thorpe is averaging 3 points and 1.6 rebounds.
➤ Gateway graduate Mike Kromka is averaging 11.5 points and 8.7 rebounds for the Clarion University basketball team. He has started all 12 games. Moon's Aaron Johnson has started six games and is averaging 5.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Corey Bellovich of Keystone Oaks is averaging 3.1 points.
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