B1G Announces Tournament Pre-Seeds

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Michael Kemerer shared the top spot at 157 pounds when the Big Ten Conference announced its championship tournament pre-seeds Monday afternoon. The 2018 Big Ten Championships begin Saturday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.
Kemerer is 20-0 this season and ranked No. 2 in the NCAA Division I Coaches Poll. He shares the top spot with Penn State junior Jason Nolf, who is 19-1 and ranked No. 1. The wrestlers split 14 votes from Big Ten coaches, and will find out Friday who enters the tournament with the top seed at 157 pounds.
Seven more Hawkeyes earned pre-seeds, including Spencer Lee (125), Brandon Sorensen (149), and Alex Marinelli (165), all of whom are seeded No. 2 at their respective weight classes.
Lee and Marinelli are two of five Hawkeyes making their first conference tournament appearance. The others include Mitch Bowman, who is seeded eighth at 184, and unseeded Paul Glynn (133) and Vince Turk (141).
Cash Wilcke and Sam Stoll are making their second conference tournament appearances. Wilcke is seeded third at 197, and Stoll is seeded fourth at 285.
The complete tournament brackets will be released Friday afternoon following the Big Ten Conference coaches meeting. For more information on the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships visit msuspartans.com.