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COLUMBUS, Ohio J Jaggers, a senior on the Ohio State wrestling team, will participate in one of collegiate wrestling’s most prestigious events Monday when he competes in the 43rd Annual NWCA All-Star Classic Presented by the United States Marine Corps. Ohio State is serving as host of the event, which will begin at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena.

Jaggers, ranked No. 1 in the nation and the defending national champion at 141 pounds, will be joined by many of the top collegiate wrestlers in the nation, including opponent and No. 2 Nick Gallick of Iowa State. The match Monday will be the first-ever meeting between Jaggers and Gallick.

Buckeye junior Reece Humphrey and sophomore Colt Sponseller will wrestle in exhibition matches Monday as well. No. 8 Humphrey, a two-time NCAA championships qualifier from Indianapolis, Ind., will take on No. 6 Joe Baker of Navy in the 133-pound division.

Sponseller, a native of Glenmont, Ohio, and ranked 13th, will face No. 2 Moza Fay of Northern Iowa at 165 pounds in the second exhibition match.

The All-Star Classic will air live on takedownradio.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. Listeners can access the broadcast for free by logging on to takedownradio.com and following the appropriate links. The All-Star Classic also will air on ESPNU on tape delay at 10 p.m. ET Dec. 4.

Tickets to the event are $10. Children 6 and under are admitted free. NWCA Members receive a complimentary ticket when showing their NWCA membership card. Call TicketMaster at 614-431-3600 to order your tickets today or visit www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.

Note-Rankings are from the latest USA Today/InterMat/NWCA Division I polls (Nov. 18)  

Statistics for Ohio State All-Star Classic Participants
J Jaggers
141
Senior
Northfield, Ohio
St. Peter Chanel
Communication

Year  Record  Dual  Big Ten  TD  Major Dec. TF  Falls 
2004-05  3-3  0-0  0-0 
2005-06  26-7  15-3  6-2  39 
2006-07  21-10  10-4  5-3  34 
2007-08  30-6  17-4  6-2  51  10 
2008-09  5-2  2-0  0-0  13 
Totals  85-28  44-11  17-7  145  11  20 

 

 

 

 

 

Reece Humphrey
133
Junior
Indianapolis, Ind.
Lawrence North
Education

Year Record  Dual Big Ten  TD Major Dec.  TF Falls 2005-06  26-14 8-6  0-4  78  6  1 4 2006-07  Redshirt           2007-08  27-11  16-6 3-4  92  6  2 3 2008-09  11-0  2-0 0-0  35  0  1 6 Totals 64-25  26-12 3-8  205 12  13 

 

 

 

 

Colt Sponseller
165
Sophomore
Glenmont, Ohio
West Holmes
Undeclared

Year  Record  Dual  Big Ten  TD  Major Dec.  TF  Falls 
2007-08  16-4  16-2  6-2  70 
2008-09  11-0  2-0  0-0  82 
Totals  27-4  18-2  6-2  152  4