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Penn State wrestling earns five top-2 seeds at NCAAs

Penn State’s Bo Nickal reacts after pinning Ohio State’s Myles Martin in the 184 pounds finals during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships last season at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. This year, Nickal is seeded No. 1 at 197 pounds, while Martin is seeded No. 1 at 184 pounds. Phoebe Sheehan

Penn State wrestling’s goal of winning its eighth national title in nine years may start next week at the national championships in Pittsburgh. But first, on Wednesday, the Nittany Lions learned their tournament seedings.

The Nos. 1 and 2 seeds were announced piecemeal on Twitter shortly after 4 p.