Zach Steiner

184 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Creston, Ohio
  • High School Norwayne
  • Year r-Junior
  • Weight 184 lbs
SEASONW-LDUALB1GMDTFPIN
2017-18 (redshirt) 6-6----1--2
2018-195-2--------1
2019-203-11-1--1----
2020-211-20-00-0100
CAREER9-51-10-0201

CAREER HONORS
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019, 2020)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2019-20 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Won three of four matches before an injury derailed his season
• Earned two dual starts including a 9-6 win over Stanford’s Nick Addison
• Began the Storm Open with back-to-back victories before bowing out with the injury

2018-19 (Redshirt Freshman)
• Won five of seven bouts and recorded a pin
• Triumphant in three straight matches to reach Michigan State Open (F/S Division) finals before taking a medical forfeit to finish as the runner-up
• Picked up a pair of victories in the Edinboro Open

2017-18 (Redshirt)
• Recorded six wins with two pins and a major decision while competing in three tournaments unattached
• Tied for seventh and won four of six bouts at the Cleveland State Open
• Tallied a pair of triumphs in the Princeton Open, including a fall

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Two-time Division III Ohio high school state champion, capturing the 170-pound crown as a junior and the 182-pound title to close out senior season
• Posted a combined record of 78-4 as an upperclassman (40-2/senior; 38-2/junior)
• Overall high school mark of 172-16
• Four-time state qualifier
• Ranked as the top 182-lbs. wrestler in Ohio and among the top-5 ‘pound-for-pound’ grapplers in the state
• Medina Invitational Tournament champion
• High school teammate with fellow Buckeye Kollin Moore
• Also a wide receiver/safety for Norwayne High’s football squad, earning All-Ohio honors twice

PERSONAL
• Son of Robin and Kurt Steiner
• Siblings – Nicole (sister), Christian (brother)
• Earned a Agricultural Communication undergraduate degree with a minor in Production Agriculture
• Pursuing a master’s of Agricultural Communication, Education & Leadership degree with an emphasis in Agricultural Education