Elijah Cleary

157 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Winter Park, Fla.
  • High School Lake Highland Prep
  • Year r-Senior
  • Weight 157 lbs
2016-17 (redshirt) 13-6----3----

• Kosta Karageorge Battling Buckeye Award (2019)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 2018)


2020-21 (Redshirt-Senior)
• Was the team’s starter at 157 and he finished with a 7-8 record overall
• Had a 3-6 mark in dual Big Ten matches and claimed a pair of wins over ranked opponents
• Finished ninth at the Big Ten Championships, defeating No. 22 Garrett Model of Wisconsin twice after losing to Model in their regular season bout
• Wrestled well in a 4-3 victory over Iowa’s Bretli Reyna in the team’s regular season match

2019-20 (Redshirt Junior)
• Represented Ohio State at the Big Ten Championships (157 lbs)
• Started 11 of 14 duals and six of eight Big Ten duals
• Overall record of 18-12 which included a pair of top-25 victories
• Topped No. 20 Jake Tucker (Michigan State) in B1G Championships first round
• Cleveland State Open champion
• Storm Open champion
• Mat-Town Open II runner-up
• Bonus points: three pins, three major decisions, two tech falls

2018-19 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Posted an 11-4 overall record with a tech fall
• Picked up a 2-1 decision in first career dual start at Cal Baptist
• Received starting nod for Big Ten dual versus Wisconsin as well
• Recipient of the Kosta Karageorge Battling Buckeye Award
• Storm Open Champion
• Also placed in the Ohio Intercollegiate Open (2nd) and Michigan State Open (4th)

2017-18 (Redshirt Freshman)
• Won four of six matches in the Edinboro Open, his lone competition of the season
• 4-2 performance at the Edinboro Open included three straight victories

2016-17 (Redshirt)
• Posted a 13-6 overall record with three major decisions while competing in four open tournaments
• Storm Open (Dec. 3) champion at 165 lbs., rattling off five consecutive victories

• Two-time Florida state champion
• 60-1 during the 2014-15 campaign on way to state title at 160 lbs.
• Individual title clinched Lake Highland’s team state championship, the third in school history
• Followed that up with a 55-1 senior season and state championship at 170 lbs.
• Ranked No. 12 at 160 lbs. by InterMat and No. 16 by FloWrestling
• 37 pins as a senior
• Took part in the Journeymen High School All-Star Exhibition
• Competed in the Super 32
• Lake Highland Prep was ranked No. 16 nationally by InterMat
• 2015 Grappler Fall Classic champion

• Film studies major