Feb. 9, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rivalry tension takes to the wrestling mat this week with a Top-5 dual in Ann Arbor on Sunday (Feb. 11) at 6 p.m.ET. The No. 2 Buckeyes (12-1, 7-1 B1G) vs. No. 4 Wolverines (9-2, 6-1 B1G) `Clash at the Crisler’ will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 inside the nearly 13,000-seat capacity Crisler Center.
EXPECT TO SEE FIREWORKS
Sunday night’s probable lineups include:
19 nationally-ranked opponents
3 NCAA Champions
Potentially four rematches from the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational back in early December will occur Sunday in Ann Arbor. The previous results from earlier this season included:
Luke Pletcher (OSU) dec. Stevan Micic (UM); D, 7-5
Alec Pantaleo (UM) dec. Micah Jordan (OSU); D, 10-3
Bo Jordan (OSU) dec. Myles Amine (UM); D, 6-4
Myles Martin (OSU) dec. Domenic Abounader (UM); D, 8-5
IT’S BEEN AWHILE
It has have been over 34 months since Kyle Snyder last suffered a collegiate loss (March 21, 2015). By the time he takes the mat Sunday night in Ann Arbor, a total of 1,058 days will have passed since that defeat.
Ohio State’s expected `starting 10′ for the postseason owns a combined season record of 157-21 (.882). When going up against nationally-ranked opponents (Top-20 according to Intermat at the time of the bout), the same 10 Buckeyes have combined for a .635 winning percetnage (33-19) thus far in 2017-18.
Tomasello 2-1, Pletcher 4-0, McKenna 2-1, Hayes 5-4, M. Jordan 2-3, Campbell 2-6, B. Jordan 3-3, Martin 6-1, Moore 6-0, Snyder 1-0.
FloWrestling maintains a `pound-for-pound’ Top-20 and Ohio State represents 20-percent of the group. The Buckeyes included are No. 1 Kyle Snyder, No. 11 Myles Martin, No. 12 Nathan Tomasello and No. 13 Bo Jordan.