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Greg Kerkvliet returns to Penn State Wrestling for his final season of eligibility
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Greg Kerkvliet returns to Penn State Wrestling for his final season of eligibility

Greg Kerkvliet returns to Penn State Wrestling for his final season of eligibility

Reigning NCAA heavyweight champion Greg Kerkvliet will return to Penn State wrestling in 2024-2025 for his sixth and final season of eligibility, he announced on Instagram Wednesday evening.

“Let’s continue!” Kerkvliet wrote under an image announcing his return.

Kerkvliet, a four-time All-American, went 20-0 last season en route to his first individual Big Ten and NCAA titles in March. During the year he recorded two pins, four tech falls and eight majors as a team leader.

After the season, Kerkvliet was a finalist for the Dan Hodge Trophy, which was won by fellow Nittany Lion Aaron Brooks.

During his career, Kerkvliet has a record of 79-10, including second-place finishes at the 2023 Big Ten and NCAA Championships

Kerkvliet is one of three Nittany Lions to announce their return for one final season, joining the NCAA’s runner-up ranks Beau Bartlett and four-time national champion Carter Starocci.

The Nittany Lions will look to win their fourth straight team title in 2024-2025. Penn State had eight All-Americans, six finalists and four champions while setting the team points record at the 2024 NCAA Championships.