March 7, 2020

Buckeye Trio Advances to B1G Semifinals

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ADDITIONAL INFO
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – As top-2 seeds in their weight class at the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Kollin Moore (197 lbs), Luke Pletcher (141 lbs) and Sammy Sasso (149 lbs) each received first-round byes before following with quarterfinal victories. As B1G semifinalists, all three officially punched their ticket to the NCAA Championships. Semifinals begin Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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A half dozen more Buckeyes are still battling for automatic bids to the national tournament. Elijah Cleary, Malik Heinselman, Rocky Jordan, Kaleb Romero, Ethan Smith and Gary Traub all split a pair of matches and will pick back up tonight in Session II. Heinselman registered the highest-ranked win of session for Ohio State, sticking 9th-ranked Patrick McKee (Minnesota) in the first period.

COMPLETE RESULTS
125 lbs | Malik Heinselman
Rd. 1 | L, vs. No. 12 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern) | PIN, 4:35
Conso Rd. 1 | W, vs. No. 9 Patrick McKee (Minnesota) | PIN, 2:07

133 lbs | Jordan Decatur
Rd. 1 | L, vs. No. 2 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) | MD, 17-3
Conso Rd. 1 | L, vs. Boo Dryden (Minnesota) | D, 1-0

141 lbs | No. 2 Luke Pletcher
Rd. 1 | bye
Quarterfinals | W, vs. No. 20 Dylan Duncan (Illinois) | D, 11-5

149 lbs | No. 1 Sammy Sasso
Rd. 1 | bye
Quarterfinals | W, vs. No. 18 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern) | TB-2, 5-4

157 lbs | Elijah Cleary
Rd. 1 | W, vs. No. 20 Jake Tucker (Michigan State) | D, 5-1
Quarterfinals | L, vs. No. 7 Kendall Coleman (Purdue) | D, 3-2

165 lbs | No. 15 Ethan Smith
Rd. 1 | W, vs. Tyler Meisinger (Michigan) | MD, 18-4
Quarterfinals | L, vs. No. 5 Isaiah White (Nebraska) | D, 5-2

174 lbs | No. 8 Kaleb Romero
Rd. 1 | W, vs. Willie Scott (Rutgers) | D, 8-1
Quarterfinals | L, No. 4 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) | D, SV-2, 4-2

184 lbs | No. 12 Rocky Jordan
Rd. 1 | W, vs. Max Lyon (Purdue) | D, 7-1
Quarterfinals | L, vs. No. 9 Abe Assad (Iowa) | MD, 8-0

197 lbs | No. 1 Kollin Moore
Rd. 1 | bye
Quarterfinals | W, vs. Jackson Striggow (Michigan) | MD, 18-5

285 lbs | No. 17 Gary Traub
Rd. 1 | W, vs. Christian Rebottaro (Michigan State) | MD, 12-1
Quarterfinals | L, vs. No. 3 Tony Cassioppi (Iowa) | D, 4-0