November 23, 2021

No. 8 Ohio State Cruises to 51-0 Win Over Notre Dame College


COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 8 Ohio State (3-0) defeated Notre Dame College (0-1) 51-0 Tuesday at the Covelli Center to set a building record for points in a match. The last shutout for the Buckeyes was a 41-0 win over Maryland earlier this year on the road Jan. 31 (41-0).

The last time Ohio State reached the 50-point mark was in a 52-0 win over Cleveland State Nov. 22, 2016 at the Thanksgiving showdown in Kent, Ohio.

How it Happened

125 | No. 9 Malik Heinselman (OSU) quickly put the Buckeyes in the lead with a pin at 1:35 against Jake Arnold (NDC). The win gave the Buckeyes a quick 6-0 lead.

133 | Dylan Koontz (OSU) earned his first dual victory of the season with an 18-7 win by major decision over Dylan Burnoski (NDC).

141 | No. 20 Dylan D’Emilio (OSU), who earlier in the day entered the Top 25 in the InterMat rankings, won by technical fall less than two periods with a 19-3 win over Matthew Kaufmann (NDC).

149 | No. 2 Sammy Sasso (OSU) needed just 1:10 to record a pin vs. Justin Crawford (NDC) to increase Ohio State’s lead to 21-0.

157 | No. 25 Bryce Hepner (OSU), the second Buckeye to enter the Top 25 earlier Tuesday, won by technical fall (15-0) in the second period vs. Sandro Ramirez (NDC). The bonus points pushed Ohio State’s lead to 26-0.

165 | No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) won 24-9 to add bonus points to the team score with the technical fall vs. Cale Hoskinson (NDC).

174 | No. 6 Ethan Smith (OSU) pinned Thomas Schmitt (NDC) at 2:24 of the first period to add six points to the overall team score.

184 | No. 20 Rocky Jordan (OSU) scored a major decision victory with a 17-3 win over Logan Hall (NDC).

197 | Tyler Stein (OSU), in his first dual of the season pinned Joey King (NDC) at 4:51 to make the team score 47-0 Buckeyes.

285 | No. 6 Tate Orndorff (OSU) closed out the match with 12-3 major decision over Mike Viramontes (NDC) to give the Buckeyes the 51-0 victory.


  • Ohio State has faced Notre Dame College five times (5-0), all in Columbus. The first meeting took place Nov. 4, 2007, a 36-6 win for the Buckeyes.
  • Earlier in the day, senior Malik Heinselman was named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week after knocking of 2021 All-American Sam Latona of Virginia Tech last week. Heinselman started the Buckeyes off with three points in the 17-13 win over the No. 10 Hokies in Blacksburg.
  • The Buckeyes traveled to No. 10 Virginia Tech and knocked off the Hokies 17-12 Nov. 19. Seven of the 10 bouts were decided by four or few points with the final two at 197 (Hoffman) and HWT (Orndorff) going to the Buckeyes by decision, 3-2.
  • Ohio State opened the season with a dual vs. No. 14 North Carolina. Ohio State built a 17-0 lead started with the 165 match and the debut of Carson Kharchla. The No. 8 Buckeyes won the match 23-12.
  • Several Buckeyes earned titles at the Ohio Intercollegiate Open Sunday in Tiffin, Ohio. Ohio State earned titles in the Open Division at 125 (Malik Heinselman), at 141 (Dylan D’Emilio), at 149 (Sammy Sasso), at 157 (Bryce Hepner), at 165 (Carson Kharchla), at 174 (Ethan Smith), at 197 (Gavin Hoffman) and at 285 (Tate Orndorff). In the Freshman/Sophomore Division, the Buckeyes won at 157 (Paddy Gallagher) and at heavyweight (Mike Misita).
  • According to Intermat Wrestling, the Buckeyes entered the match with eight Buckeyes ranked among the Top 25 in their respective weight classes. They are: Malik Heinselman (No. 9/125); Sammy Sasso (No. 2/149); Dylan D’Emilio (No. 20/141), Bryce Hepner (No. 25/157), Carson Kharchla (No. 9/165); Ethan Smith (No. 6/174); Rocky Jordan (No. 20/184) and Tate Orndorff (No. 6/HWT). Gavin Hoffman, who did not wrestle this week is No. 24 at 197.
  • Sasso finished the 2021 season as the NCAA Runner-up at 149 with a 16-1 overall record and a 9-0 mark in duals. He recorded a 9-1 record vs. ranked opponents and had five pins, one technical fall and one major decision on the year. He is 5-0 this season with a Top 5 win vs. No. 5 Zach Sherman of North Carolina.
  • Several Buckeyes competed at the Michigan State Open Nov. 6 in East Lansing. Freshman Andre Gonzales earned the title in the freshman/sophomore division at 133 for a 4-0 record. Classmate Mike Misita finished No. 2 in the heavyweight bracket with a 3-1 record. In all, seven Buckeyes were among the Top six in their respective brackets.
  • On Nov. 10, Tom Ryan, head coach of the Buckeyes, signed the top-ranked recruiting class in the country, including the Top 3 overall recruits.
  • Broderick Harris was included in the signing class as an honorary member. Broderick, who aspired to wrestle for the Buckeyes and in the Olympics, was a tireless and fierce competitor. He tragically died in a house fire at age 11 in 2014.


Ohio State 51, Notre Dame College 0OSUNDC
125 | No. 9 Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Jake Arnold (NDC) | Fall, 1:35 60
133 | Dylan Koontz (OSU) def. Dylan Burnoski (NDC) | MD, 18-7100
141 | No. 20 Dylan D’Emilio (OSU) def. Matthew Kaufmann (NDC) | TF, 19-3 150
149 | No. 2 Sammy Sasso (OSU) def. Justin Crawford (NDC) | Fall, 1:10 210
157 | No. 25 Bryce Hepner (OSU) def. Sandro Ramirez (NDC) | TF, 15-0 260
165 | No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Cale Hoskinson (NDC) | TF, 24-9 310
174 | No. 6 Ethan Smith (OSU) def. Thomas Schmitt (NDC) | Fall 2:24 370
184 | No. 20 Rocky Jordan (OSU) def. Logan Hall (NDC) | MD, 17-3 410
197 | Tyler Stein (OSU) def. Joey King (NDC) | Fall, 4:51 470
285 | No. 6 Tate Orndorff (OSU) def. Mike Viramontes (NDC) | MD, 12-3 510


Up Next

Ohio State will next compete in Las Vegas (Cliff Keen Invitational) Dec. 3-4. The next dual competition is vs. Pittsburgh in Columbus Dec. 12 (1 p.m.). For tickets call 1-800-Go-Bucks or visit


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