Oct. 12, 2017
Bryce Keough captained the 1951 Ohio State wrestling team to a Big Ten championship, winning the 147 lb. title along the way. It was the second conference crown of his career, as he also claimed top honors at 155 lbs. in 1949. Ohio State’s team title in 1951 was just its second overall and first in 28 years. At the 1951 NCAA Championships, Keough advanced to the quarterfinal round and helped the Buckeyes finish sixth overall, their highest placement in his three seasons. Just the fourth two-time Big Ten champion in program history at the time, Keough earned varsity letters in 1949, 1950 and 1951 during a time when the Buckeyes 17-6-2 in dual matches. Keough was a walk-on for the Buckeyes who grew up in Swanton, Ohio and earned his degree in agricultural engineering.