*photos by Sam Janicki
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 2 Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 B1G) posted 37 unanswered team points to close out a 37-4 triumph over Michigan State (4-4, 1-2 B1G). The Buckeyes dropped Bout 1 before rattling off nine consecutive victories, including six wins accompanied by bonus points (three major decisions, two tech falls and a pin).
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The afternoon began at 125 pounds and Michigan State’s Rayvon Foley, ranked eighth nationally, moved his season ledger to 21-1. His 19-6 major decision put four points up on the scoreboard for the Spartans. That would represent the last MSU team points of the dual. The subsequent bout (133 lbs) nearly went in favor of Michigan State, spilling over into a tiebreaker. After Luke Pletcher escaped in rapid fashion, he smothered Anthony Tutolo for the full 30 seconds to secure a 5-4 win.
Pletcher’s overtime triumph broke the dam and gave way to Buckeye bonus points in the next three matches to build a 16-4 lead at intermission.
Micah Jordan surrendered his bout’s first takedown. He would record the next six two-pointers though, emerging victorious with a 15-6 major decision over Jaden Enriquez.
Ke-Shawn Hayes battled to the end to verify his major decision at 157 pounds. Leading 8-3 with the riding time point guaranteed, Hayes took one last crack at a takedown and found pay dirt with just seconds remaining for the 11-3 major.
Following the break in action, redshirt freshmen Kaleb Romero (165 lbs) and Ethan Smith (174 lbs) maintained the team’s winning ways. The second-year duo earned 7-4 and 9-3 decisions, respectively, neither trailing at any point.
Myles Martin piled on 22 points at 184 pounds, ending the bout early with a tech fall at the 5:33 mark. Martin racked up a half dozen takedowns and turned No. 20 Cam Caffey twice for a total of eight nearfall points.
Kollin Moore needed even less time (2:32) to dispose of his adversary at 197 pounds. Moore registered his second pin of the weekend and third this season
Chase Singletary joined the bonus point party,too, in the final tilt. He led from start to finish in a 12-4 major decision over Christian Rebottaro.
(photo by Dani Dean)
BOUT RESULTS | Dual Score Sheet
No. 2 Ohio State 37, Michigan State 4
125 lbs | No. 8 Rayvon Foley (MSU) def. Malik Heinselman (OSU) | MD, 19-6; Team Score: 0-4
133 lbs | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (OSU) def. Anthony Tutolo (MSU) | TB1, 5-4; TS: 3-4
141 lbs | No. 2 Joey McKenna (OSU) def. Matt Santos (MSU) | TF, 24-9; TS: 8-4
149 lbs | No. 3 Micah Jordan (OSU) def. Jaden Enriquez (MSU) | MD, 15-6; TS: 12-4
157 lbs | No. 8 Ke-Shawn Hayes (OSU) def. Jake Tucker (MSU) | MD, 11-3; TS: 16-4
165 lbs | Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. Austin Hiles (MSU) | D, 7-4; TS: 19-4
174 lbs | Ethan Smith (OSU) def. Drew Hughes (MSU) | D, 9-3; TS: 22-4
184 lbs | No. 1 Myles Martin (OSU) def. No. 20 Cam Caffey (MSU) | TF, 22-7; TS: 27-4
197 lbs | No. 2 Kollin Moore (OSU) def. Nick May (MSU) | PIN, 2:32; TS: 33-4
285 lbs | No. 17 Chase Singletary (OSU) def. Christian Rebottaro (MSU) | MD, 12-4; TS: 37-4