September 13, 2018

Mike Pucillo – 2018 Hall of Fame Induction


Mike Pucillo was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in September 2018.

Mike Pucillo reached the pinnacle of collegiate wrestling in 2008, capturing the 184-pound national championship. His title run was one of three All-American seasons and the first of back-to-back trips to the NCAA Finals. Pucillo’s postseason push in ‘08 began with a Big Ten crown and concluded atop the NCAA podium in St. Louis with an overall record of 34-1. He kept the victories coming the next year, stringing together a 43-match winning streak. The three-time team captain compiled a career mark of 107-16 (.870), still ranking inside the Top 10 best winning percentages in Ohio State history.

Pucillo, a four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes, was successful in his academic endeavors as well. He was twice named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team.