February 7, 2021

Buckeyes Beat Purdue, Fall to No. 1 Iowa


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Ohio State split a pair of matches at the tri-meet in West Lafayette, Ind., on Sunday afternoon. The Buckeyes lost 33-14 to No. 1 Iowa and then rebounded to beat host Purdue 23-12. Ohio State is now 5-2 on the season.

Sammy Sasso and Ethan Smith were the stars of the day for the Buckeyes as they both went 2-0. Sasso pinned No. 5 Max Murin of Iowa to start the day and then thoroughly dominated Trey Kruse of Purdue in a 22-7 tech fall. Smith picked up his own tech fall of Iowa’s Joe Kelly 18-3, and then claimed a major decision over Gerrit Nijenhuis of Purdue 15-5.

Dylan D’Emilio also went 2-0 on the day. He started his afternoon by winning an extra match against Iowa, beating Carter Happel 3-1. He then wrestled in the 141-pound varsity match against Purdue and beat No. 28 Parker Filius by major decision 12-4.

Elijah Cleary held on late for a solid 4-3 victory over Iowa’s Bretli Reyna. Kaleb Romero battled No. 1 Michael Kemerer but dropped a tough 3-1 decision. Rocky Jordan also wrestled well against No. 8 Nelson Brands but fell in close match 3-0.

Against Purdue, No. 21 Jordan Decatur picked up a win in the 133-pound match against Jacob Rundell, beating him 6-5. The wins by D’Emilio, Sasso and Smith pushed the Buckeye lead to 16-6 and then No. 17 Rocky Jordan defeated No. 18 Max Lyon 7-2 to make it 19-9 Buckeyes.

Tate Orndorff then put a cap on the day with a very nice 10-1 major decision over Jared Florell, sealing the 23-12 win.

The Buckeyes dominated the extra matches with Purdue, winning all six bouts. Brady and Dylan Koontz each claimed wins and so did J.D. Stickley, Bryce Hepner, Isaac Wilcox and Zach Steiner.

Ohio State will remain on the road this week as it is scheduled to take on rival Michigan this Friday in Ann Arbor. The match will be televised by BTN.

No. 11 Ohio State 14 – No. 1 Iowa 33
125: No. 1 Spencer Lee (IOWA) def. Brady Koontz, Fall 1:32
133: No. 4 Austin DeSanto (IOWA) def. Dylan Koontz, TF 19-4 (3:57)
141: No. 1 Jayden Eierman (IOWA) def. Anthony Echemendia, Fall 5:25
149: No. 2 Sammy Sasso def. No. 5 Max Murin (IOWA), Fall 6:53
157: No. 26 Elijah Cleary def. Bretli Reyna (IOWA), D 4-3
165: No. 6 Ethan Smith def. Joe Kelly (IOWA), TF 18-3 (3:13)
174: No. 1 Michael Kemerer (IOWA) def. No. 4 Kaleb Romero, D 3-1
184: No. 8 Nelson Brands (IOWA) def. No. 17 Rocky Jordan, D 3-0
197: No. 3 Jacob Warner (IOWA) def. No. 24 Chase Singletary, MD 11-1
285: No. 3 Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) def. No. 10 Tate Orndorff, Fall 4:53

141: Dylan D’Emilio def. Carter Happel (IOWA), D 3-1
149: Cobe Siebrecht (IOWA) def. JD Stickey, D 8-6
174: Myles Wilson (IOWA) def. Fritz Schierl, MD 15-6
197: Gavin Hoffman def. Zach Glazier (IOWA), D 4-1
285: Aaron Costello (IOWA) def. Gary Traub, Inj. Def. 2:51

No. 18 Purdue 12 – No. 11 Ohio State 23
125: No. 11 Devin Schroder (PUR) def. No. 10 Malik Heinselman , D 1-0
133: No. 21 Jordan Decatur def. Jacob Rundell (PUR), D 6-5
141: Dylan D’Emilio def. No. 28 Parker Filius (PUR), MD 12-4
149: No. 2 Sammy Sasso def. Trey Kruse (PUR), TF 22-7 (6:05)
157: No. 7 Kendall Coleman (PUR) def. No. 26 Elijah Cleary, D 3-2
165: No. 6 Ethan Smith def. Gerrit Nijenhuis (PUR), MD 15-5
174: Emil Soehnlen (PUR) def. Fritz Schierl, D 9-4
184: No. 17 Rocky Jordan def. No. 18 Max Lyon (PUR), D 7-2
197: No. 18 Thomas Penola (PUR) def. Gavin Hoffman, D 3-2
285: No. 10 Tate Orndorff def. Jared Florell (PUR), MD 10-1

125: Brady Koontz def. Kooper Loehr (PUR), D 6-2
133: Dylan Koontz def. Nate Cummings (PUR), MD 11-3
149: JD Stickley def. Christian Navida (PUR), MD 11-2
157: Bryce Hepner def. Cooper Noehre (PUR), D 8-5
157: Isaac Wilcox def. Elijah Davis (PUR), D 5-2
184: Zach Steiner def. Mitch Hutmacher (PUR), MD 15-5