"The State of Michigan proved no match for the Ohio State wrestling team"
The Ohio State wrestling team traveled to Michigan for a pair of dual meets against Michigan State and the University of Michigan. The first match of the weekend was Friday’s tilt against the Spartans. Four starters (Johnni DiJulius, Hunter Stieber, Mark Martin, and Nick Tavanello) did not compete, but their absence didn’t slow the Buckeyes down a bit. Ohio State won six of ten matches (no regular Buckeye starter lost) en route to a 25-13 win.
The Buckeyes had Saturday off before travelling to Ann Arbor for a face-off with #16 Michigan. This time DiJulius and Martin were back in the lineup, but Hunter Stieber and Nick Tavanello were not. Still, despite being short two starters, the Buckeyes jumped out to a 15-0 lead before crusing to a 25-15 victory over the Wolverines.
Senior Logan Stieber was the star of the weekend, notching two pins. The first against MSU’s Terry Turner took 3:09 and the second against George Fisher of Michigan took 1:31. Stieber is 15-0 on the season with 12 of his fifteen wins coming via either pin or technical fall.
#4 Ohio State v. Michigan State
125: #7 Nathan Tomasello (OSU) technical fall over Mitch Rogaliner (MSU) 25-9 | OSU 5, MSU 0
133: Hermilo Esquivel (MSU) major decision over Mike Manuche (OSU) 12-4 | OSU 5, MSU 4
141: #1 Logan Stieber (OSU) won by fall over Terry Turner (MSU) 3:09 | OSU 11, MSU 4
149: Nick Trimble (MSU) decision over Randy Languis (OSU) 7-5 | OSU 11, MSU 7
157: #6 Josh Demas (OSU) decision over Josh Pennell (MSU) 6-0 | OSU 14, MSU 7
165: #6 Bo Jordan (OSU) major decision over Roger Wildmo (MSU) 18-7 | OSU 18, MSU 7
174: Nick Proctor (MSU) decision over Dominic Prezzia (OSU) 5-1 | OSU 18, MSU 10
184: #12 Kenny Courts (OSU) decision over John Rizqallah (MSU) (SV) 3-1 | OSU 21, MSU 10
197: #5 Kyle Snyder (OSU) major decision over Nick McDiarmid (MSU) 17-6 | OSU 25, MSU 10
285: Ray Gordon (OSU) decision over Chris Nash (MSU) 7-4 | OSU 25, MSU 13
#4 Ohio State v. #16 Michigan
125: #7 Nathan Tomasello (OSU) major decision over Conor Youtsey (U-M) 17-6 | OSU 4, U-M 0
133: #8 Johnni DiJulius (OSU) won by technical fall over Zebulon Hilyard (U-M) 17-2 | OSU 9, U-M 0
141: #1 Logan Stieber (OSU) won by fall over George Fisher (U-M) 1:31 | OSU 15, U-M 0
149: #11 Alec Pantaleo (U-M) won by decision over Randy Languis (OSU) 8-2 | OSU 15, U-M 3
157: Brian Murphy (U-M) won by decision over #6 Josh Demas (OSU) 5-2 | OSU 15, U-M 6
165: #6 Bo Jordan (OSU) won by decision over #10 Taylor Massa (U-M) 2-0 | OSU 18, U-M 6
174: #12 Mark Martin (OSU) major decision over Jeff Holm (U-M) 11-2 | OSU 22, U-M 6
184: #10 Dominic Abounader (U-M) won by decision over #12 Kenny Courts (OSU) 6-2 | OSU 22, U-M 9
197: #5 Kyle Snyder (OSU) won by decision over #8 Max Huntley (U-M) 5-2 | OSU 25, U-M 9
285: #8 Adam Coon (U-M) won by fall over Ray Gordon (OSU) 1:22 | OSU 25, U-M 15
The Ohio State men’s basketball team continues its downward spiral in the AP basketball. Ranked 26 last week, the Buckeyes three points in the current AP poll are good enough for 42nd. The Buckeyes started the week off strong with a win against Michigan, but suffered another setback on Saturday, falling to the Iowa Hawkeyes for the second time this season.
The Buckeyes will have a chance to rebound this week with winnable games against Indiana and Northwestern.
For the third time this season, Ohio State sophomore sensation D’Angelo Russell has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. For the week, Russell averaged 24 points, 9.0 rebounds during the two-game stretch against Michigan and Iowa. For the season Russell is averaging 18.6 points per game, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists.
The Paul Chryst era at Wisconsin is still in its infancy, but he is already receiving some bad press. The controversy surrounds OL recruit Sam Madden whose offer was unceremoniously pulled weeks before he was set to enroll early.
After not hearing back right away, Madden's father made a few phone calls and sent some emails out. This past Tuesday, he received a call from Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst, who said it was brought to his attention that it would be a long shot for Sam to be admitted.
"I was blown away because throughout the process it's been 'no problem, he's good as long as he gets these final grades,'" his father said.
"We just got his final grades, and he's gotten straight A's for his senior year."
Madden is graduating high school next week with the original intentions of enrolling early. Chryst told them that Wisconsin would not be able to get him a letter of acceptance until late in the Spring, and the chances of that even happening were slim as well.
"I went through the roof because we had been absolutely led down a path. We were asked to be loyal and not take any other official visits," his father said.
Not a good look, Paul.