ESPN: Penn State's Zain Retherford honored again as top wrestler

Published March 27th, 2018 by Zain Retherford

NEWTON, Iowa -- Penn State's Zain Retherford has won the Hodge Trophy, given to the nation's top college wrestler, for the second straight year.

The three-time NCAA champion received 35 of 48 votes from a panel of journalists, past winners and retired coaches.

Retherford won titles this season at the Keystone Classic, Southern Scuffle and the Big Ten meet before winning the national meet at 149 pounds. He finished his career with a record of 126-3.

Retherford joined Ben Askren, former Penn State star David Taylor and his coach, Cael Sanderson, as the only multiple recipients of the Hodge Trophy, which is considered the Heisman Trophy of wrestling.

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