November 22, 2021

Notre Dame College Up Next For Buckeyes


Notre Dame College at No. 8 Ohio State
Date: Nov. 23, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: 1-800-Go-Bucks
Venue: Columbus, Ohio – Covelli Center
Watch: B1G+($)
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Match Notes: Ohio State | Notre Dame College

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 8 Ohio State (2-0) is back at the Covelli Center Tuesday after knocking off No. 10 Virginia Tech last Friday. The Buckeyes play host to Notre Dame College at 7 p.m. tomorrow before the home fans.

  • Ohio State has faced Notre Dame College four times, all in Columbus. The first meeting took place Nov. 4, 2007, a 36-6 win for the Buckeyes. The last meeting was Nov. 15, 2013, a 29-11 triumph.
  • 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 enter the match Tuesday with seven Buckeyes ranked among the Top 25 in their respective weight classes. They are: Malik Heinselman (No. 14/125); Sammy Sasso (No. 2/149); Carson Kharchla (No. 10/165); Ethan Smith (No. 6/174); Rocky Jordan (No. 21/184), Gavin Hoffman (No. 24/197) and Tate Orndorff (No. 7/HWT).
  • 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 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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