Kaleb Romero

165 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Mechanicsburg, Ohio
  • High School Mechanicsburg
  • Year r-Sophomore
  • Weight 165 lbs

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

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2018-19 (Redshirt Freshman)

• Posted an 11-6 season record with two major decisions, two pins and a tech fall
• Made eight duals starts overall and five during the Big Ten slate
• Ohio Intercollegiate Open and Mat-Town Open II Champion
• Picked up a pair of B1G dual victories, including a 12-4 major decision over Cole Wysocki (Purdue)

2017-18 (Redshirt)
• Posted an 11-1 record while reaching the finals in all three tournaments competed in
• Edinboro Open champion
• Purple Raider Open co-champion (shared honor with OSU teammate Fritz Schierl)
• Placed second in the Cleveland State Open
• Registered a pair of major decisions

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Four-time Ohio state champion
• Compiled 202 career wins (202-3), including a flawless 52-0 record in both his junior and seasons
• Did not yield an offensive point his entire senior year
• Won by fall in 52 seconds in the state finals hosted at the Schottenstein Center
• Led Mechanicsburg High to its first-ever team state title in 2017
• Division III Most Outstanding Wrestler
• Ohio’s 2017 Dave Schutlz High School Excellence Award recipient
• Ranked No. 12 overall nationally by Intermat and No. 1 at 170 pounds
• Top-ranked ‘pound-for-pound’ senior in Ohio
• Undefeated at both the NWCA Scholastic Duals and AAU Scholastic Duals
• First Team All-Ohio quarterback
• Class salutatorian

PERSONAL
• Son of Mindy and Patrick Romero
• Has two sisters, Lacey and Courtney
• Business major