COLUMBUS, Ohio – The fourth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team won eight matches en route to a 35-6 win over Purdue Friday night at Holloway Gymnasium in West Lafayette, Ind. The Buckeyes recorded a pin, technical fall and three major decisions to collect eight bonus points plus three because of a Boilermaker forfeit at 174 pounds.
The match will air on the Big Ten Network at 11 p.m. ET Friday night.
Ohio State moves to 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten and Purdue is now 10-6 and 1-2 in the conference.
Seven consecutive wins from 133-184 pounds appeared to be the main storyline of the night – starting with freshman Ian Paddock’s 8-0 shutout over Akif Eren to senior tri-captain Mike Pucillo’s 13-1 major decision over Nick Corpe at 184 pounds.
Paddock, a native of Warsaw, N.Y., accumulated most of his points in the second period after a scoreless opening round. Paddock used an escape, takedown and a 2-point nearfall to take a five-point lead into the third period. He then sealed the victory with another takedown and a riding time of 1:36.
With the Buckeyes up 4-3, Reece Humphrey, also a senior tri-captain, had his hands full with Juan Archuleta at 141 pounds. Entering the match fourth on the team in wins with 22, Archuleta took Humphrey to sudden victory after both grapplers managed an escape a piece in regulation. However, Humphrey, a Lawrence North High School product out of Indianapolis, Ind., scored a takedown in sudden victory for his team-leading 22nd win of the year.
Lance Palmer, who is riding a 10-match win streak, beat Sam Patacsil, 10-1, at 149 pounds. The Buckeye senior tri-captain from Columbia Station, Ohio, jumped out to a 4-1 advantage after the first period. No scoring in the second period ensued, but Palmer scored a takedown, 3-point nearfall and compiled a riding time of 4:58 in the victory.
At 157 pounds, Tony Jameson secured his first-career Big Ten win against Colton Salazar, 5-2. Jameson, who hails from Youngstown, Ohio, was down, 2-1, entering the third period. A reversal in the final frame put the Buckeye up 3-2 and he never looked back. Two stalling calls on Salazar gave Jameson a point, coupled with a 2:52 riding time.
It was all Colt Sponseller vs. Jason Martin at 165 pounds as the Buckeye from Glenmont, Ohio, amassed eight takedowns, a 2-point nearfall, an escape and a riding time of 2:08 in the win. Sponseller also was awarded a point based on two Purdue stalls.
Purdue forfeited the 174-pound bout and Ohio State owned a 25-3 lead with three matches remaining.
At 184 pounds, Pucillo relinquished just an escape to Corpe in his 13-1 victory. In addition to collecting 3:33 of riding time, Pucillo, who hails from Strongsville, Ohio, recorded the following: four takedowns, 3-point nearfall and escape.
After a Boilermaker win at 197 pounds, senior heavyweight Corey Morrison ended the evening on a high note courtesy of his 5:20 pin of Adam Walls. The Buckeye from Shaker Heights, Ohio, owned a 9-2 lead on a pair of takedowns and escapes, as well as a 3-point nearfall, before the pin.
Junior 125-pounder Nikko Triggas dropped a 7-1 decision to Cashé Quiroga and C.J. Magrum suffered a 4-0 setback to No. 10 Logan Brown at 197 pounds.
The Buckeyes will now make the trip to Bloomington, Ind., where they will face No. 14 Indiana at 2 p.m. in University Gymnasium. The Hoosiers defeated No. 24 Illinois Friday night, 22-13, in Bloomington. Live updates of the Buckeyes’ match vs. the Hoosiers will be available at www.iuhoosiers.com
No. 4 Ohio State 35, Purdue 6
Jan. 29, 2010
West Lafayette, Ind.
125 Cashé Quiroga (Purdue) dec. No. 18 Nikko Triggas (Ohio State), 7-1
133 Ian Paddock (Ohio State) mdec. Akif Eren (Purdue), 8-0
141 No. 2 Reece Humphrey (Ohio State) dec. Juan Archuleta (Purdue), 3-1sv
149 No. 3 Lance Palmer (Ohio State) mdec. Sam Patacsil (Purdue), 10-1
157 Tony Jameson (Ohio State) dec. Colton Salazar (Purdue), 5-2
165 No. 7 Colt Sponseller (Ohio State) techfall. Jason Martin (Purdue), 21-6 (7:00)
174 Purdue Forfeit
184 No. 9 Mike Pucillo (Ohio State) mdec. Nicholas Corpe (Purdue), 13-1
197 No. 10 Logan Brown (Purdue) dec. C.J. Magrum (Ohio State), 4-0
285 Corey Morrison (Ohio State) pinned Adam Walls (Purdue),5:20