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tBBC Wrestling: Ohio State Buckeyes Blast Through Edinboro 26-13

Discussion in 'News' started by Joe Dexter, Feb 22, 2016.

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    Wrestling: Ohio State Buckeyes Blast Through Edinboro 26-13
    Joe Dexter
    via our good friends at Buckeye Battle Cry
    Visit their fantastic blog and read the full article (and so much more) here


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    Like the band Triumph, the Edinboro wrestling team fought the good fight on Monday night against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

    On the end of the day though, fight doesn’t always translate into team points.

    The Buckeyes won six of ten matches Monday night, en route to a 26-13 win over the Fighting Scots at St. John Arena in the 2016 NWCA National Championship Dual Series.

    Nate Tomasello started things off strong for the Buckeyes in the 125 weight class, pinning Edinboro’s Sean Russell in the second period with a beautiful standing single leg to cradle to give Ohio State six points in the board.

    Micah Jordan would follow that up with a major decision 22-9 win over Tyler Vath a match later. The 4th ranked wrestler at 141 pounds used his shifty movement and setups to confuse Vath throughout the match.

    The most exciting win of the night went to #10 Jake Ryan, who defeated #16 Austin Matthews 4-3 at 157 pounds.

    Ryan battled through a crazy scramble and cradle attempt from Matthews late in the match to hold on to a 3-3 tie and 4-3 win after riding time was rewarded.

    Initially, officials had declared that Matthews scored two points on the scramble with zero time on the clock. After review, the officials reversed their takedown call.







    At 165, Bo Jordan looked to bounce back after his loss to cousin Isaac in the Buckeyes’ last dual against Wisconsin. The #3 ranked wrestler in the weight class did just that, pinning Casey Fuller early in the second period.

    After decided to cut Fuller and give him a free escape point at the beginning of the frame, Jordan turned a quick two into back points and an eventual power half to half nelson pinning combination to lock up the team win for good.

    True freshman Myles Martin had another strong showing at 174, dominating Patrick Jennings from nearly ever positional exchange in a 14-4 victory.

    At 197, Mark Martin also picked up a 2-1 win over Ohio native Vince Pickett.

    World Champion Kyle Snyder did not wrestle at heavyweight, with the match at hand for the Buckeyes. Instead, Nick Tavanello took to the mat, dropping a close 5-1 decision to Billy Miller.

    For Edinboro, All-American Vic Avery scored 11 points in the third and final period to shut down Ohio State’s Dominic Prezzia at 184 pounds.

    The Buckeyes continue to battle injuries and were without starters Kenny Courts (184), Hunter Stieber (149) and Johnni DiJulius (133).

    Big Ten Plus announcers Matt Finkes and Jesse Leng commented on Stieber’s standing during the broadcast and questioned whether or not he will return this season.

    At this point, with backup Cody Burcher back to full health, it wouldn’t be surprising if he gets the go-ahead to wrestled in the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament.

    From all indications, it looks like DiJulius was just taking a night off heading into the thick of the wrestling postseason.

    With the dual win, Ohio State finishes the season with a 10-3 record, with all two of their losses coming in conference competition (Michigan, Penn State).

    Individual conference tournament wrestling begins on March 5th, as Ohio State will travel to Iowa City to defend their shared title with Iowa a year ago at the Big Ten Championships.

    A week later, the season comes to a close at the NCAA Championships from Madison Square Garden in New York.



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