Megaludis, Delgado to face off at All-Star Classic

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The 125 pound weight class bout at the 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps will feature Nico Megaludis of Pennsylvania State University wrestling against Jesse Delgado of the University of Illinois, in a match of two of the top freshman from a year ago.

Nico Megaldudis reached the NCAA finals as a true freshman at 125 (Photo/Tony Rotundo,
Megaludis looks to continue to build on his mounting success from the 2011-2012 season where he finished fifth at the Big 10 Championships and second at the NCAA Championships.

Megaludis earned All-American status for his second place finish, making him Penn Stat''s first true-freshman All-American since current Nittany Lion Quentin Wright earned the honor in 2009 at 174 pounds.

Megaludis, who was the 10th seed, had an excellent run through the NCAA tournament as he defeated the 2nd, 6th and 7th seeds to make the finals before falling to Matt McDonough of Iowa, in a 4-1 decision in the finals.

Megaludis finished the season 28-8, 11-3 in duals and 5-3 in Big 10 competition.

Delgado, also has a an outstanding freshman campaign where he finished third at the Big 10 championships and seventh at the NCAA Championships, earning him All-American honors.

Delgado finished the season 34-7, 16-4 in duals and 6-2 in Big 10 competition.

The NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps will occur on November 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Bender Arena on the campus of American University in Washington D.C. The NWCA All-Star classic is hosted by the DC Athletic Club and Greater Washington Business Network and is also sponsored by Balance Bar.

To purchase tickets to the event visit American University's website at For more information on the event, visit the NWCA website and follow the NWCA Facebook and Twitter pages.

The NWCA Classic serves as a premier event to help grow the sport of wrestling. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the sport in the Washington DC area.


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