November 29, 2017

Elite Field Awaits Buckeyes Out in Vegas


Nov. 29, 2017


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State is registered for the country’s top regular season tournament of the year, sending 10 Buckeyes to compete in the 2017 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 1-2). Ohio State enters as the event’s defending champions, taking home the team title in 2016. More than 40 schools are expected to grapple in ‘17, with north of 100 nationally-ranked individual wrestlers taking the mat.

Live video: ($)
Live results: FloArena (free)
Friday (Dec. 1) | Noon ET – early rounds | 9 p.m. ET – Quarterfinals and consolation rounds
Saturday (Dec. 2) | Noon ET – consolation rounds and 5th-8th place matches | 6 p.m. ET – Championship Finals & 3rd place matches BUCKEYE LINEUP
125 lbs | Brakan Mead (4-5), Fr.
133 lbs | No. 9 Luke Pletcher (7-0), So.
141 lbs | Brendan Fitzgerald (7-5), So.
149 lbs | No. 8 Ke-Shawn Hayes (8-0), r-So.
157 lbs | No. 6 Micah Jordan (6-1), r-Jr. (has won two CKLV Invite titles in his career)
165 lbs | No. 7 Te’Shan Campbell (7-0), Jr.
174 lbs | No. 3 Bo Jordan (7-1), r-Sr.
184 lbs | No. 2 Myles Martin (8-0), Jr.
197 lbs | No. 1 Kollin Moore (3-0), r-So.
285 lbs | Kevin Snyder (12-3), r-Fr. FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
A Buckeye can be found in the Top-10 of individual national rankings for all 10 weight classes according to Intermat, FloWrestling and Trackwrestling. The next best total is six Intermat Top-10 wrestlers for Penn State, Oklahoma State and Michigan. Each of those schools has just eight individuals slotted inside the Intermat Top-20

FloWrestling maintains a `pound-for-pound’ Top-20 and Ohio State represents 25-percent of the group. The Buckeyes included are No. 1 Kyle Snyder, No. 8 Nathan Tomasello, No. 14 Bo Jordan, No. 16 Myles Martin and No. 20 Kollin Moore.

Ohio State handed Kent State (6-1) its first loss of the season and bested Cleveland State (0-1) as well to sweep through the 2017 Thanksgiving Throwdown. The Buckeyes outscored their in-state competition 81-12, topping CSU 43-3 and KSU 38-9.

The Scarlet & Gray dominated the evening inside St. John Arena, dropping only three of 20 bouts. In addition, 14 of the 17 victories were accompanied by bonus points including four appearances by the #PinChain. Ohio State also recorded eight tech falls and two major decisions.

The following Buckeyes have all donned the Pin Chain this season: Micah Jordan, Myles Martin, Kollin Moore, Luke Pletcher and Kyle Snyder (2x).