Feb. 15, 2015


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eight victories, including four by bonus points, led the third-ranked Ohio State wrestling team (13-3) to a convincing 30-7 victory over No. 15 Edinboro in the first round of the 2015 NWCA National Duals in Edinboro, Pa. The Buckeyes, now winners of nine straight matches, advance to Iowa City, Iowa next weekend in the quarterfinals.

In the most highly-anticipated match of the day, three-time national champion Logan Stieber win by a 6-3 decision over second-ranked Mitchell Port. Stieber, who improves to 20-0 on the season, handed Port (29-1) his first loss of the 2014-15 campaign. A first-period takedown gave Stieber a 2-0 lead and only point of the second period came on a Stieber escape for a 3-1 edge. Port started down to start the third and got an escape, but a Stieber takedown and over 1:00 of riding time proved to be too much for Port to overcome.

At 125 and 133 pounds, the Buckeyes picked up key bonus points thanks to a pair of major decisions from seventh-ranked Nathan Tomasello and 10th-ranked Johnni DiJulius. Tomasello dominated No. 18 Kory Mines, rolling to a 13-2 victory while DiJulius was equally impressive, winning 12-1. For DiJulius, a takedown and two-point nearfall iin the second period extended a 3-0 advantage into a 7-0 lead.

After an Edinboro victory at 149 pounds, Josh Demas shutout Chase Delande at 157 pounds with a 7-0 decision. Demas had a first-period takedown, second period escape and takedown and third-period stall against Delande.

Bo Jordan improved to 15-0 on the season with his second fall in as many matches, pinning Casey Fuller in 3:46. The win gave Ohio State a 20-4 lead in the match.

Mark Martin continued the Ohio State momentum with a 5-2 decision over No. 20 Patrick Jennings. Martin led 2-1 at the end of the second period and then got a reversal to make the score 4-1 late in the third.

Kyle Snyder continued his impressive rookie campaign, notching his 23rd win of the year with a 25-9 major decision over Vince Pickett. Snyder racked up four first-period takedowns, four more in the second period and two in the third.

The final Ohio State victory of the day came at 285 from senior Ray Gordon, his first in a dual meet this season for the Buckeyes. Gordon got a first-period takedown and escape in the third for the final 3-1 decision.

Ohio State Wrestling
#3 Ohio State 30, #15 Edinboro 7
2015 NWCA National Duals | Edinboro, Pa.
Records: Ohio State 13-3 | Edinboro 13-5

125: #7 Nathan Tomasello (OSU) maj. dec. #18 Kory Mines (EU) 13-2                                                        
133: #10 Johnni DiJulius (OSU) maj. dec. Anthony Rivera (EU) 12-1                                  
141: #1 Logan Stieber (OSU) dec. #2 Mitchell Port (EU) 6-3                                                  
149: #1 Dave Habat (EU) maj. dec. Randy Languis (OSU) 10-0                           
157: #12 Josh Demas (OSU) dec. Chase Delande (EU) 7-0                                                    
165: #5 Bo Jordan (OSU) fall over Casey Fuller (EU) 3:46                                        
174: #13 Mark Martin (OSU) dec. #20 Patrick Jennings (EU) 5-2                        
184: #11 Vic Avery (EU) dec.  #10 Kenny Courts (OSU) 4-1                                                    
197: #3 Kyle Snyder (OSU) tech. fall Vince Pickett (EU) 25-9 (6:04)
285: Ray Gordon (OSU) dec. Warren Bosch (EU) 3-1