November 20, 2022

No. 4 Buckeyes Handle No. 17 UNC 33-9 Sunday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 4 Ohio State (3-0) won the first seven matches and 8-of-10 overall to win at No. 17 North Carolina (1-2) 33-9 Sunday at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill.

How it Happened

165 | No. 6 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Nicholas Fea (UNC) | D, 12-8              

Fea started off the match with an early takedown and followed that with a four-point near fall for a 6-0 lead. Kharchla responded with a reversal to make it 6-2 UNC. It was 7-2 heading into the second before Kharchla added another reversal to cut it to 7-4 UNC. A Fea escape followed by another Kharchla escape and a four-point near fall put Kharchla on top 10-8 with two minutes left. Kharchla was awarded a point after Fea was called for stalling and with a point for riding time, Kharchla won by decision, 12-8.

174 | No. 6 Ethan Smith (OSU) def. No. 5 Clay Lautt (UNC) | D, 2-0                 

In a battle of Top 10 wrestlers, neither was able to score in the first period. There was still no score after the second with Smith not allowing Lautt to escape from the down position. Smith managed to escape to open the third for the first score of the match, 1-0. With a point for riding time, Smith earned the win by decision, 2-0.

184 | No. 4 Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. No. 13 Gavin Kane (UNC) | D, 5-4          

Romero scored first with a takedown. Kane escaped followed by another Romero takedown for a 4-1 lead. Kane earned another escape to end the first down to the Buckeyes, 4-2. Kane added another escape midway through the second to enter the third with Romero leading 4-3. Romero added an escape of his own to start the third and with riding time, won by decision, 5-4. Kane earned a late point on a stalling call against Romero.

197 | No. 15 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Max Shaw (UNC) | D, 8-2                    

The first points went to Hoffman on a takedown to lead 2-1 after a Shaw escape. Hoffman scored another takedown and added another two points for a near fall to lead 6-1 after three minutes. Shaw added a point with an escape in the second to trail 6-2 with a period left in the match. Hoffman escaped and added a point for riding time for a win by decision, 8-2.

285 | No. 7 Tate Orndorff (OSU) def. Brandon Whitman (UNC) | Fall, 5:22

After a scoreless first, Orndorff escaped to start the second before a takedown made it 3-0 Buckeyes Orndorff earned the win with the pin for the victory at 5:22. It marked the second-consecutive fall for Orndorff in dual competitions.

125 | No. 11 Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Jack Wagner (UNC) | D, 3-1                               

Wagner scored first with an escape to start the second period for a 1-0 lead. Heinselman countered with an escape to tie it at 1-all to open the third. Heinselman scored the go-ahead takedown with under 20 seconds left for the win by decision, 3-1.

133 | No. 13 Jesse Mendez (OSU) def. No. 17 Joey Melendez (UNC) | Fall, 4:32 

Mendez struck first with a takedown and then a two-point near fall for the 4-0 lead after the first. Mendez then won by fall in the second at 4:32.

141 | No. 25 Lachlan McNeil (UNC) def. Jordan Decatur (OSU) | D, 9-7           

Decatur struck first with a double-leg takedown for the 2-0 lead. McNeil escaped but another double-leg by Decatur made it 4-1 Buckeyes. McNeil was awarded a point for stalling and then escaped to make it 4-3 OSU. Another McNeil escape to start the second followed by a takedown made it 6-4 UNC. Decatur scored a reversal to tie it at 6-all before McNeil escaped to enter the third up 7-6. Decatur retied the match at 7-all with an escape but McNeil notched the winning takedown at the end of the period for the 9-7 win by decision.

149 | No. 4 Sammy Sasso (OSU) def.  Jayden Scott (UNC) | Fall, 1:39                

Sasso built a quick 6-0 lead on a takedown and four-point near fall. Scott then escaped before Sasso got the pin for the victory.

 

Final Results

                                                                                                                                       OSU             UNC

165 | No. 6 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Nicholas Fea (UNC) | D, 12-8                  3                0
174 | No. 6 Ethan Smith (OSU) def. No. 5 Clay Lautt (UNC) | D, 2-0                     6                0
184 | No. 4 Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. No. 13 Gavin Kane (UNC) | D, 5-4              9                0
197 | No. 15 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Max Shaw (UNC) | D, 8-2                          12               0
285 | No. 7 Tate Orndorff (OSU) def. Brandon Whitman (UNC) | Fall, 5:22         18               0
125 | No. 11 Malik Heinselman (OSU) vs. Jack Wagner (UNC) | D, 3-1                 21               0
133 | No. 13 Jesse Mendez (OSU) def. Joey Melendez (UNC) | Fall, 4:32              27               0
141 | No. 25 Lachlan McNeil (UNC) def. Jordan Decatur (OSU) | D, 9-7               27               3
149 | No. 4 Sammy Sasso (OSU) def. Jayden Scott (UNC) | Fall, 1:39                    33               3
157 | FF                                                                                                                                  33               9

Next Up:

No. 4 Ohio State will take a break from dual competition to travel to Las Vegas Dec. 2-3 for the annual Cliff Keen Invitational. Ohio State finished second at the event in 2021. The Buckeyes have won the event six times with three second-place finishes.

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