March 16, 2018

Buckeyes Stretch Lead to 13 Points Midway Through NCAA Championships

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Ohio State University wrestling team saw a half dozen Buckeyes book their spot in the championship semifinals, including major decisions from Nathan Tomasello and Micah Jordan providing bonus points. Ohio State entered with a 7.5-point edge over Penn State and left 13.5 tallies clear of the Nittany Lions (80.5 to 67.0) following Session III of the 2018 NCAA Championships.


BUCKEYE BITS
? 26-5 overall record
? 6 semifinalists
? 9 wrestlers still alive
? 7 major decisions
? 4 tech falls
? 2 pins (and an injury default)
? 80.5 team points (first place)

The top four teams in the standings are Big Ten representatives with Penn State, Michigan and Iowa coming in behind the Buckeyes entering Session IV:
1st | Ohio State (80.5 points)
2nd | Penn State (67.0)
3rd | Michigan (59.5)
4th | Iowa (53.5)
5th | North Carolina State (44.0)

Session IV starts at 8 p.m. ET Friday (March 16) night, broadcast live on ESPN (all bouts on all bouts streamed on ESPN3 and the ESPN app).

COMPLETE BOUT RESULTS
*Seeds listed

No. 2 Nathan Tomasello (125 lbs)
Round 1 | Tomasello def. Gabe Townsell (Stanford) | PIN, 2:19
Round 2 | Tomasello def. No. 15 Ryan Millhof (Arizona State) | INJ, 5:00
Quarterfinals | Tomasello def. No. 7 Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley) | MD, 12-4

No. 3 Luke Pletcher (133 lbs)
Round 1 | Pletcher def. Mason Pengilly (Stanford) | D, 4-2
Round 2 | Pletcher def. No. 14 Korbin Myers (Edinboro) | D, 4-3
Quarterfinals | Pletcher def. No. 6 Scott Parker (Lehigh) | D, 3-1

No. 4 Joey McKenna (141 lbs)
Round 1 | McKenna def. Madrigal (Old Dominion) | TF, 16-1
Round 2 | McKenna def. No. 13 Luke Karam (Lehigh) | TF, 15-0
Quarterfinals | McKenna def. No. 12 Tyler Smith (Bucknell) | D, 8-3

No. 5 Ke-Shawn Hayes (149 lbs)
Round 1 | Hayes def. Malik Amine (Michigan) | TB1, 6-5
Round 2 | Hayes def. No. 12 Ryan Blees (Virginia Tech) | D, 12-6
Quarterfinals | No. 4 Troy Heilmann (North Carolina) def. Hayes | TB1, 2-1

No. 7 Micah Jordan (157 lbs)
Round 1 | M. Jordan def. Luke Weiland (Army) | MD, 14-5
Round 2 | M. Jordan def. No. 10 Markus Scheidel (Columbia) | PIN, 3:10
Quarterfinals | M. Jordan def. No. 15 John Van Brill (Rutgers) | MD, 17-5

No. 13 Te’Shan Campbell (165 lbs)
Round 1 | Campbell def. Dawaylon Barnes (Oklahoma) | D, 4-2
Round 2 | No. 4 Chad Clash (Rider) def. Campbell | MD, 8-0
Conso Rd 2 |Campbell def. Connor Flynn (Missouri) | D, 9-8
Conso Rd 3 | No. 12 Nicholas Wanzek (Minnesota) def. Campbell | D, 4-3

No. 6 Bo Jordan (174 lbs)
Round 1 | B. Jordan def. Brandon Womack (Cornell) | SV1, 4-2
Round 2 | B. Jordan def. No. 11 David Kocer (South Dakota State) | MD, 11-3
Quarterfinals | No. 3 Daniel Lewis (Missouri) def. B. Jordan | D, 3-1

No. 2 Myles Martin (184 lbs)
Round 1 | Martin def. Bryce Gorman (Northern Illinois) | TF, 24-9
Round 2 | Martin def. Mitchell Bowman (Iowa) | MD, 17-5
Quarterfinals | Martin def. Chip Ness (North Carolina) | D, 10-6

No. 1 Kollin Moore (197 lbs)
Round 1 | Moore def. Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley) | D, 12-8
Round 2 | Moore def. Patrick Brucki (Princeton) | MD, 14-4
Quarterfinals | Kyle Conel (Kent State) def. Moore | PIN, 1:30

No. 1 Kyle Snyder (HWT)
Round 1 | Snyder def. Ryan Soloman (Pittsburgh) | MD, 15-5
Round 2 | Snyder def. Jere Heino (Campbell) | TF, 23-8
Quarterfinals | Snyder def. No. 9 Derek White (Oklahoma State) | D, 6-3