US Open Results- Former Buckeyes/RTC Shine
The RTC in its third year of existence won their 2nd consecutive US Open National Title under the guidance of Coach Lou Rosselli. Reece Humphrey 1st, Tervel Dlagnev 1st, Shawn Bunch 2nd, Tommy Rowlands 3rd, James Yonushonis 8th wrestled extremely well to bring home the title over the Penn State RTC, Iowa RTC, and the Olympic TC. Check out the www.OhioRTC.com for more details on the organization.
The Ohio RTC is coached by Lou Rosselli, J Jaggers, and Plamen Paskalev. The organization is housed in our wrestling room and we are very fortunate to have the financial supporters who continue to assist these men as they pursue their dreams. Congrats to the RTC and a huge thanks to our friends who support the training center.
Former Buckeye 2x All-American Reece Humphrey earned his first US Open Title this past weekend at 132.3 pounds. Reece prevailed in a great match against fellow RTC member and former World Team Member Shawn Bunch to win his 1st US Open.
Another former Buckeye Tommy Rowlands finished 3rd after losing a tough quarterfinal match. Both Reece and Tommy will compete for a spot on the US world Team on June 9th – 11th. JD Bergman, the current number one ranked wrestler in the US at 211 pounds did not compete due to health reasons. He too will be competing for a spot on the US World team.
Tervel Dlagnev won the 265 pound weight class with a 2 period win over Steve Mocco. Tervel is a former World Medalist placing 3rd. Another placing RTC member was James Yonushonis. James finished 8th at 185lbs.
Current Buckeyes Results US Open, US Open Greco, Fila Junior Results
– As we move into the spring, the freestyle/Greco season is underway and several Buckeyes are working hard to make US world teams. Our staff holds great value in off-season wrestling and believe in the value of “compounded interest”….doing a something to improve everyday is critical.
– Nikko Triggas finished 5th in the US Open Greco tournament at 121.5lbs. He will compete for a spot on the US National Greco team in June.
– Pete Capone, Cody Magrum and Nick Heflin all qualified for the US Open and wrestled well.
– Logan Stieber finished 3rd in the Fila Jr. World Team trials this past weekend. His finish qualifies him for the final Jr. World Team trials on May 20 and 21.
– Josh Demas and Randy Languis both competed in the Fila Juniors as well.
Upcoming Events- University Nationals (Support the Bucks)
On Apr 22 and 23 several Buckeyes will be competing in the University Nationals held in Akron, OH. Information on the event can be found at www.themat.com Follow the links for University Nationals. Coach Jaggers will be bringing up a group of Buckeyes to compete. We hope you will stop by and cheer on your favorite Buckeyes.
Anonymous Gift of 1 Million Dollars for OSU Wrestling
The Ohio State Wrestling program received a Million Dollar donation from a great friend who chose to remain anonymous. This special donation will go toward endowing the Head Wrestling Coaches position at Ohio State. It is our mission to fully endow the program. With several programs nationwide discontinuing their wrestling programs, our staff feels strongly about ensuring the “long term” growth and vitality of the sport. We currently have 6 endowed scholarships along with the coaches salary endowment. We will be unveiling a plan in the near future to fully endow the remaining scholarships and positions. We hope you will get involved. A special thanks to our great friend for the tremendous gift to the program and for all of you that value the sport here at Ohio State.
Thanks to NCAA Fans
The Ohio State Wrestling Coaches and Staff would like to thank all of you who made the trek to Philadelphia to support our Buckeye student-athletes. We all understand the time and financial commitment needed to make this happen. I can assure you that you make a tremendous difference for the student-athletes who are competing. Please let us know if you are interested in attending next year in St. Louis. We would like to order more than the 300 tickets we purchased this NCAA tournament. There is nothing quite like hearing the ROAR of a sea of people cheering on the Scarlet and Gray. Thanks again for your support.
Work with us at Camp This Summer
-Camp Website & Technique Video: Dates, Details, Apparel. Click here
-Camp Brochure & OSU Wrestling Apparel. Click here
-Video of Coach Ryan describing all aspects of camp. Click here
For your convenience, I have also listed our camp dates below:
-June 26-29: Competition Camp
-July 10-14: Lou Rosselli Intensive Camp, Leg Attack Camp, Heavyweight Camp
-July 15-17: Father/Son Elementary Camp
-July 17-21: Lou Rosselli Intensive Camp, Technique Camp, Turn & Pin Camp
-July 10-21: Lou Rosselli 2 Week Intensive Camp
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