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May 28, 2004

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State wrestling team inked another highly-touted recruit to its 2004-05 freshman class May 2 as Charlie Clark (Canton, N.Y./Canton) joined four previously-signed recruits, boosting Ohio State’s 2008 class to the No. 3 position on InterMat’s Top 25 list. Clark combines with the quartet of Jeffrey Jaggers (Bedford, Ohio/ St. Peter Chanel), Jason Jonstone (Massillon, Ohio/ Massillon Perry), Blake Maurer (Evansville, Ind./ Mater Dei) and Keegan Mueller (Dallas, Texas/ Highland Park) to comprise one of Ohio State’s finest freshmen classes.

Like his classmates, Clark will carry a number of accolades with him when he starts his career at Ohio State. A 2004 National High School All-American and national prep champion, he saw action at 152 pounds for Canton High School. Clark also has seen statewide success as he placed twice at the New York State Championships.

Charlie Clark is the younger brother of two-time All-Americans and former Buckeyes John Clark and Mitch Clark. Charlie is the last of the three wrestlers who have left their native state of New York to attend Ohio State. M. Clark became OSU’s eighth individual national champion in 1998 and recently completed his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Buckeyes. In March, J. Clark recently concluded his wrestling career with a fifth-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

In the Intermat recruit rankings, the third-ranked Buckeyes rated behind No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 2 Iowa. Complete rankings may be viewed at www.intermatwrestle.com.