Jan. 19, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State wrestling’s historic senior class will be celebrated Sunday (Jan. 21) when No. 2 Ohio State hosts the fourth-ranked Hawkeyes of Iowa at 3:30 p.m. ET in Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. It marks the the final opportunity for fans to witness Bo Jordan, Kyle Snyder and Nathan Tomasello competing in Columbus.
WHITE OUT | All fans are encouraged to wear white. The first 2,000 fans to enter will receive a free white ‘Chasing History’ t-shirt
Arena doors will open to the public at 2 p.m. ET
The Buckeye senior trio of Bo Jordan, Kyle Snyder and Nathan Tomasello have a chance to accomplish something no group has ever done in NCAA wrestling history. They could become the first teammate trifecta to all earn their fourth All-American status in the same year.
Ohio State’s roster is littered with All-Americans, totaling seven, yes, count `em, SEVEN returning All-Americans. In addition to the aforementioned three, Micah Jordan, Joey McKenna, Myles Martin and Kollin Moore have also found their way to the NCAA podium in past seasons.
Only one team in NCAA history, the 2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers, has had the entire 10-man lineup earn All-America status in the same season.
IT’S BEEN AWHILE
By the time Kyle Snyder takes the mat on Sunday (Jan. 21), it will have been a full 34 months since he last suffered a collegiate loss (March 21, 2015). That is a span of 1,037 days.
Ohio State’s `starting 10′ owns a combined season record of 132-11 (.923).
INDOOR ATTENDANCE RECORDS
15,996 | Pitt at Penn State | 12/8/13
15,983 | Ohio State at Penn State | 2/5/16
15,967 | Iowa at Penn State | 2/8/15
15,955 | Iowa State at Iowa | 12/6/08
15,646 | Iowa at Minnesota | 2/1/02
15,424 | Lehigh at Penn State | 12/4/16
15,400 | Oklahoma State at Iowa | 1/7/12
15,338 | Penn State at Ohio State | 2/3/17
B1G DUAL TITLE IMPLICATIONS
Three schools enter the weekend unbeaten in Big Ten action, including both Iowa and Ohio State at 4-0. Penn State is 3-0 and hosts the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes on back-to-back Saturdays in February (Feb. 3 vs. Ohio State; Feb. 10 vs. Iowa).
Ohio State has outscored its dual competition by a combined tally of 314-57 in nine duals, an average ledger of 34.9-6.3
BLISTERING BONUS POINT PACE
In 17 of 19 wins this season, Myles Martin has posted bonus points with eight tech falls, five major decisions and four pins. For his career, he is garnering bonus tallies at over a 70% clip by racking up 23 tech falls, 21 major decisions and 15 pins during his 84 collegiate wins to date.
NATO’S BACK, TELL A FRIEND
Nathan Tomasello returned to the mat on Jan. 5 at Maryland after rehabbing from an injury suffered while competing in the U23 World Championship Team Trials. The 2015 national champion and three-time Big Ten champion made his 2017-18 debut and remains as the unanimously top-ranked 125-pounder in the country after demolishing No. 4 Ethan Lizak via an 18-3 tech fall.
FloWrestling maintains a `pound-for-pound’ Top-20 and Ohio State represents 25-percent of the group. The Buckeyes included are No. 1 Kyle Snyder, No. 9 Nathan Tomasello, No. 12 Myles Martin, No. 14 Bo Jordan and No. 19 Kollin Moore.
BIG TEN BULLIES
Ohio State has opened Big Ten action by racking up 131 team points through the first four conference duals. The Buckeyes began by topping Indiana, 26-9, before an east coast weekend trip Jan. 5-7 ended with 45-3 and 29-11 wins over Maryland and Rutgers, respectively. Last week, `The Schott’ hosted a 31-7 besting of Minnesota.
B1G WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK
Te’Shan Campbell, Kollin Moore and Nathan Tomasello have each earned Big Ten Wrestler of the Week accolades this season. Campbell picked up the honor on Nov. 14 after a dominating performance over Arizona State’s Anthony Valencia. Moore received conference recognition three weeks later (Dec. 5) following his 6-0 championship run at the CKLV Invite, highlighted by a first-period pin of No. 2 Jared Haught (Virginia Tech) in the 197-pound finals. Tomasello’s distinction (Jan. 16) came after an 18-4 tech fall of No. 4 Ethan Lizak.