February 8, 2019

Buckeyes vs. Nittany Lions, Friday Night at St. John Arena

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St. John Arena plays host to No. 1 vs. No. 2 in collegiate wrestling on Friday (Feb. 8) at 8:30 p.m. ET when Penn State (10-0, 6-0 B1G) comes to Columbus for a dual against Ohio State (9-1, 5-1 B1G). The highly-anticipated match will be broadcast by the Big Ten Network.


MATCH NOTES


FREE FAN FEST
Fans are invited to come early Friday night and head to French Field House for a free Fan Fest starting at 6:30 p.m., an hour before the doors of St. John Arena will open (7:30 p.m.). Food trucks and fun activities will be awaiting attendees. So, stay out of the cold and come inside the pre-match Fan Fest!

IN THE FLAMES
Micah Jordan, Myles Martin and Kollin Moore have been on a tear during the last seven duals since Dec. 9, combining for a 21-0 record and a whopping 100 team points. Joey McKenna, who missed two duals, has been racking up the bonus points since Dec. 9 as well.

Last Seven Duals:
Kollin Moore | Pin, major decision, pin, pin, decision, pin, tech fall = 36 team points
Micah Jordan | Major decision, decision, pin, major decision, major decision, tech fall = 32 team points
Myles Martin | Major decision, decision, pin, tech fall, tech fall, decision, pin = 32 team points
Joey McKenna | Major decision, major decision, pin, tech fall, tech fall = 24 team points

THREE REMAIN UNDEFEATED
Myles Martin (13-0), Joey McKenna (14-0) and Kollin Moore (13-0) all enter the weekend with flawless season records. The trio is ranked No. 1, No. 2 and No. 2, respectively, in their individual weight classes.

POUND-FOR-POUND
FloWrestling maintains a `pound-for-pound’ Top-20 and Ohio State represents 20-percent of the group. The Buckeyes included are No. 7 Myles Martin, No. 8 Joey McKenna, No. 12 Kollin Moore and No. 14 Micah Jordan.

Martin can also be found in the “Hodge Watch List” rankings at No. 5.

MARTIN BOASTS BIG BONUS TOTALS
Myles Martin has failed to notch bonus points just thrice this season and has posted only 10 decisions in 44 wins over the past two seasons combined. The Buckeye senior has secured bonus points in 34 bouts as an upperclassman with 15 tech falls, 11 major decisions and eight pins since the start of the ‘17-18 campaign.

RECORD BOOK WRECKERS
Three current Buckeyes are slotted top-15 in Ohio State history for career winning percentage and **Joey McKenna is likely to join them soon (see complete top-15 on page 2 of the match notes).

In addition, Micah Jordan’s 25 pins are three shy of cracking the school’s top-10 all-time and Myles Martin is eight wins away from top-15 standing in Buckeye lore.

BUCKEYES HOLD STEADY AT NO. 2
Despite the dual defeat to Michigan on Jan. 25, Ohio State maintains its standing at No. 2 in all tournament-based rankings sans TheOpenMat.com, which has had the Buckeyes at No. 3 since Jan. 23.