July 9, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State associate head coach Lou Rosselli has been named to the USA Wrestling coaching staff for the 2015 World Championships, which take place Sept. 7-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Rosselli, who is the head coach of the Ohio Regional Training Center, will be part of a strong contingent representing the Ohio RTC, as three of the eight wrestlers competing train in Columbus – Reece Humphrey (61kg/134 lbs.), Kyle Snyder (97kg 213 lbs.) and Tervel Dlagnev (125kg/275 lbs.). Humphrey, Snyder and Dlagnev all won titles at the U.S. World Team Trails in Madison, Wisc. last month to qualify for the World Championships.
A nine-year veteran on the Ohio State coaching staff, Rosselli was an integral part of bringing home the team’s first-ever national championship. Hired by Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan in the spring of 2006, Rosselli was promoted to associate head coach following the 2008-09 season. The 2009 National Wrestling Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year and 2014 USA Wrestling Freestyle Coach of the Year, Rosselli helped guide Ohio State to a pair of NCAA runner-up finishes (2008, 2009) before the 2015 national title. As well, Rosselli was instrumental in mentoring two-time NCAA champion J Jaggers in 2008 and 2009 and has been behind the success off four-time NCAA champion (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) Logan Stieber.
Since 1997, the Ohio RTC has produced 15 World Team members, a 26 percent success rate. Dlagnev, Humphrey and Snyder have all had summers that produced multiple titles, including U.S. Open and World Team Trials championships.
Dlagnev, a two-time Division II national champion and four-time All-American at Nebraska-Kearney, was recently named the John Smith Award Winner as USA Wrestling’s Freestyle Wrestler of the Year. He won a bronze medal at the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and has competed in medal matches at the World Championships and Olympics five times, placing fifth at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2011 and 2013 World Championships.
Humphrey, a two-time All-American during his career for the Buckeyes (2005-10), is a three-time U.S. Open champion and three-time World Team member. He easily disposed of Daniel Dennis in the 61 kg/134 lbs. finals at the World Team Trials last month, easily defeating him 12-1 by technical fall in the first match and then completing the sweep with a 4-1 decision in the second match.
Snyder, who concluded his freshmen season this past March for the national champion Buckeyes as the Big Ten and NCAA runner-up at 197 lbs., is the first collegiate athlete in NCAA history to win the U.S. Open and make the World Team as a freshman. He earned a victory over 2012 Olympic champion Jake Varner in the finals of the U.S. Open championships and topped the 2014 World bronze medalist in Times Square. At the U.S. World Team Trials, Snyder defeated Varner twice and punched his ticket to the World Championships.