Nov. 4, 2017
PRINCETON, N.J. — The No. 2 Ohio State University wrestling team placed 10 grapplers on the podium at the Princeton Open, including champions in seven of the 10 weight classes.
Buckeye champions included: Luke Pletcher (133 lbs), Ke-Shawn Hayes (149 lbs), Micah Jordan (157 lbs), Te’Shan Campbell (165 lbs), Bo Jordan (174 lbs), Myles Martin (184 lbs) and Chase Singletary (HWT; competing `unattached’).
In addition, Fritz Schierl‘s runner-up journey advanced all the way to the 165-pound finals before clashing with OSU teammate Te’Shan Campbell. Ethan Smith (unattached) was a third-place finisher at 184 lbs while Brakan Mead (125 lbs) rounded out the Buckeye podium-goers with a fourth-place showing.
While no team scores were kept in the event, Ohio State racked up bonus points at a blistering pace. The Buckeyes totaled five major decisions, 13 tech falls and 11 pins.
Combined, the 12 Buckeyes representing Ohio State as `attached’ wrestlers boasted a 43-10 overall mark. Two of those victories came over nationally-ranked foes while true freshman Ethan Smith, wrestling unattached, added a third such triumph when topping No. 20 Mike Fagg-Daves of Rider University in the consolations semifinals. No. 2 Myles Martin also topped Fagg-Daves, and No. 15 Ke-Shawn Hayes downed No. 12 Alfred Bannister (Maryland) in the 149-pound championship bout.
PERFORMANCE AT A GLANCE
125 | Mead | 4-2, two pins (4th place)
125 | Lucas (unattached | 1-2
133 | Pletcher | 4-0 (1st place)
141 | Ragon | 2-2, pin
149 | Hayes | 5-0, three tech falls, pin (1st place)
157 | M. Jordan | 4-0, two pins (1st place)
165 | Campbell | 4-0, major decision, three tech falls (1st place)
165 | Schierl | 3-1, tech fall (2nd place)
165 | Dingess | 2-2, pin
165 | Ferro (unattached) | 2-2
174 | B. Jordan | 5-0, two tech falls, two pins (1st place)
184 | Marin | 5-0, two major decision, two tech falls (1st place)
184 | Smith (unattached) | 5-1, major decision (3rd place)
184 | Steiner (unattached) | 2-2, pin
HWT | Singletary (unattached) | 4-0, major decision, tech fall (1st place)
HWT | Gary Traub | 3-2, pin
HWT | Kevin Snyder | 2-1
Next up for the Scarlet & Gray is a dual meet inside vs. No. 11 Arizona State inside St. John Arena on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Season tickets are ONE SALE NOW.
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