Elijah Cleary

157 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Winter Park, Fla.
  • High School Lake Highland Prep
  • Year r-Junior
  • Weight 157

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

YEAR-BY-YEAR
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

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• 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