No. 12 Buckeyes hosting Buckeye Duals
No. 14 Nebraska, No. 20 Pittsburgh
Sunday, Nov. 21
St. John Arena
Ohio State Probable Lineup
125 – No. 5 Logan Stieber Fr./Monroeville, Ohio (Monroeville)
133 – No. 14 Ian Paddock So./Warsaw, N.Y. (Warsaw)
141 – Collin Palmer R-Fr./Columbia Station, Ohio (St. Edward)
149 – Sean Nemec R-Jr./Akron, Ohio (St. Edward)
157 – No. 4 Colt Sponseller Sr./Glenmont, Ohio (West Holmes)
165 – Jared Kusar R-Jr./Akron, Ohio (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)
174 – Nick Heflin R-Fr./Massillon, Ohio (Massillon Perry)
184 – Peter Capone R-Fr./Johnson City, N.Y.(Johnson City Senior)
197 – No. 14 C.J. Magrum R-So./Oak Harbor, Ohio (Oak Harbor)
285 – Johnny Hiles R-So./Westerville, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales)
Pittsburgh Probable Lineup
125 – No. 18 Anthony Zanetta So./Pittsburgh, Pa. (Keystone Oaks)
133 – Shelton Mack Fr./Meadville, Pa. (Meadville)
141 – No. 3 Tyler Nauman R-Jr./Middletown, Pa. (Middletown) OR Mike Tully Fr./Peddie, N.J. (Peddie)
149 – Dane Johnson So./New Kensington, Pa. (Shady Side Academy)
157 – Donnie Tasser R-So./Belle Vernon Pa. (Belle Vernon)
165 – Adam Counterman Sr./Nazareth, Pa. (Nazareth)
174 – No. 17 Ethan Headlee R-Jr./Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg)
184 – Max Thomusseit Fr./St. Paris, Ohio (St. Paris Graham)
197 – No. 8 Zac Thomusseit Jr./St. Paris, Ohio (St. Paris Graham)
285 – No. 10 Ryan Tomei R-Sr./Irwin, Pa. (Penn-Trafford)
Nebraska Probable Lineup
125-David Klingsheim So./Brentwood, Calif./(Liberty)
133-Ridge Kiley So./Eagle Grove, Iowa(Eagle Grove)
141-Mike Koehnlein Sr./West Minster, Calif.(Marina)
149-Chris Hacker Jr./El Reno, Okla.(El Reno)
149-Ross Grande So./Palatine, Ill.(Palatine)
157-Tyler Koehn So./Pittsburg, Kan.(Pittsburg)
157-Cody Compton R-Fr./Bonne Terre, Mo.(North County)
165-No. 2 Jordan Burroughs Sr./Sicklerville, N.J.(Winslow Twp.)
174-Caleb Kolb R-Fr./Grove City, Pa.(Grove City)
174-Jerad Gubbels R-Fr./Randolph, Neb.(Randolph)
184-No. 10 Josh Ihnen So./Sheldon, Iowa(Sheldon)
197-Andy Johnson Sr./Yankton, S.D.(Yankton)
285-No. 7 Tucker Lane Jr./Redvale, Colo.(Nucla)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 12 Ohio State will welcome No. 14 Nebraska and No. 20 Pittsburgh to St. John Arena Sunday for the three-match Buckeye Duals to kick off the Scarlet and Gray’s home slate. The Cornhuskers and Panthers will begin the day at 10 a.m., before the Buckeyes wrestle back-to-back, first against Pittsburgh and then vs. Nebraska.
Buckeye Duals Schedule
Nebraska vs. Pittsburgh 10 a.m.
Ohio State vs. Pittsburgh 11:30 a.m. (Buckeye Vision)
Ohio State vs. Nebraska 1:30 p.m. (Buckeye Vision)
Buckeyes go Pink
Ohio State’s match vs. Nebraska will feature a “Buckeyes go Pink” theme. The Buckeyes, supported by Honorary Coach Chris Spielman, will don pink singlets in honor of breast cancer survivors and those who are courageously battling the disease. Additionally, the coaching staff will wear pink ties.
Honorary Coach Chris Spielman
Chris Spielman lettered for the football Buckeyes from 1984-87. An All-American linebacker who finished his career in 1987 as Ohio State’s career leader in solo tackles (283), Spielman played 11 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit Lions as a six-time Pro-Bowl honoree. Just last December, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and currently is a college football analyst for ESPN and 97.1 The Fan.
In honor of Stefanie, Spielman’s wife, he and their four children, head coach Tom Ryan and the Buckeyes welcome Spielman as the Honorary Coach. The Spielman family courageously battled breast cancer for more than a decade before Stefanie died last November.
Check it out on BuckeyeVision
For fans who cannot make it to St. John Arena Sunday, Ohio State’s matches vs. Pittsburgh and Nebraska will be broadcasted live on BuckeyeVision. A one-month subscription is $11.95. Click HERE to access BuckeyeVision.
Don’t forget, fans who cannot make it to the Buckeyes’ home matches can follow the live scoring updates available at the NWCA Stat Tracker link on www.nwcaonline.com.
Don’t Miss Out!
Throughout the home schedule, fans will have an opportunity to be a part of a unique and special atmosphere as they cheer on the Buckeyes with featured themes. For more details, Click HERE.
Jan. 16 vs. Michigan State – Military Appreciation Day
Jan. 28 vs. Michigan – Alumni Day
Feb. 19 vs. Northwestern – Senior Day
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youth and groups of 10 or more with an advanced purchase are $4. Ohio State students with a valid BuckID are admitted FREE.
Follow the Buckeyes on Facebook, Twitter
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Big Ten Network Coverage
As part of The Big Ten Network’s unprecedented wrestling coverage, the Buckeyes will be featured on either the television network channel or BigTenNetwork.com five times during the season.
Ohio State on the Big Ten Network or BigTenNetwork.com (All broadcasts are live; Times are eastern)
Sat., Jan. 22 Ohio State at Iowa 4 p.m. Big Ten Network
Fri., Feb. 4 Ohio State at Illinois 8 p.m. BigTenNetwork.com
Fri., Jan. 28 Michigan at Ohio State 7 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Feb. 5 Minnesota at Ohio State 7 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Feb. 19 Northwestern at Ohio State Noon BigTenNetwork.com
Buckeyes in the Rankings
In addition to earning the No. 12 and No. 11 rankings in the NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll and InterMat College Rankings respectively, four Buckeyes have been named to pre-season polls as well.
InterMat College Preseason Rankings
Nov. 16, 2010
125-No. 5 Logan Stieber
133-No. 14 Ian Paddock
157-No. 4 Colt Sponseller
197-No. 14 C.J. Magrum
Amateur Wrestling News Preseason Rankings
Nov. 17, 2010
133-No. 9 Ian Paddock
157-No. 4 Colt Sponseller
Fast Start at UB Open
Championship performances by Ian Paddock (133), Colt Sponseller (157) and Nick Heflin (174) kicked off No. 12 Ohio State’s 2010-11 season as it competed at the UB Open Nov. 7 at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. Peter Capone finished third at 184 pounds. Buckeye teammates Dominic Jontony and C.J. Magrum matched up in the semifinals at 197 pounds with Magrum prevailing on a forfeit. Magrum finished as the runner-up. Wrapping up the evening, Zach Stolarsky finished fourth in the heavyweight division.
Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Ian Paddock was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Nov. 9. It is the first weekly laurel for the native of Warsaw, N.Y. At the UB Open, Paddock won the 133-pound division, going 4-0 and outscoring his opponents by a 35-6 margin. Ranked 12th by Amateur Wrestling News, Paddock defeated Bloomsburg’s Jeremiah Biddle by a 17-2 technical fall in the opening round, followed by a 2-0 overtime decision over Edinboro’s Matthew Hasbrouck. He then took a 10-4 decision against Edinboro’s Mitchell Port to advance to the finals, where he defeated 14th-ranked Kevin Smith of Buffalo, 6-0, to earn the title.
C.J. Magrum, Sean Nemec, Ian Paddock and Colt Sponseller were named captains for the 2010-11 season head coach Tom Ryan announced. All four captains were voted on by the coaching staff and team.
A Look at the Competition
Traveling to Columbus ranked No. 14 in the nation, Nebraska will open its season at the Buckeye Duals.
No. 20 Pittsburgh already has wrestled twice in this early 2010-11 season, dropping a 29-7 decision to No. 15 Lehigh and losing a close a 17-15 match to No. 18 Michigan Nov. 12 and 14, respectively. The Panthers opened the season at the Knight Point Clarion Open where they crowned six champions. Champions included Tyler Nauman (141), Adam Counterman (165), Ethan Headlee (174), Max Thomusseit (184), Zac Thomusseit (197) and Ryan Tomei (285).
The annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational awaits Ohio State Dec. 3-4. The Buckeyes are the defending champions having compiled 122.5 points.