Kollin Moore

197 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Burbank, Ohio
  • High School Norwayne
  • Year r-Senior
  • Weight 197 lbs
*2015-16 (redshirt) 25-4----645

• Dan Hodge Trophy runner-up (2020)
• NCAA Finalist (2019)
• All-American (2017, 2018, 2019)
• Big Ten Champion (2017, 2018, 2020)
• Big Ten Finalist (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
• Third Place at NCAA Championships (2017)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2017)
• Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Champion (2017, 2018, 2020)
• NCAA Qualifier (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
• AWN All-Rookie Team (2017)
• NWCA Scholar All-American (2020)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2020)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020)

2019-20 (Redshirt Senior)
• Dan Hodge Trophy runner-up
• Big Ten Champion (197 lbs) for the third time
• No. 1 seed for the NCAA Championships with an unblemished 27-0 record
• Potentially the eighth Buckeye to become a four-time All-American
• Went wire-to-wire as the top-ranked 197-pounder in the country
• Perfect season mark included 13 wins over top-25 opponents
• Captured third Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational title
• Team captain and first recipient of ‘black shirt’ status alongside Luke Pletcher
• Averaged 14.8 points per bout (not including the four pins) with a +225 point differential (341-116)
• Collected bonus points on three-quarters of his opponents with 10 major decisions, six tech falls and four pins
• Registered bonus points against more than half of the 13 nationally-ranked foes faced
• Kicked off the season with a Michigan State Open title
• Leaves Ohio State with the eighth highest career winning percentage in school history (.909; 110-11)

2018-19 (Redshirt Junior)
• Advanced to the finals of both the NCAA Championships and Big Ten Championships
• Earned a 12-4 major decision over third-seeded and previously undefeated Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) in the NCAA semifinals
• Posted an overall season record of 23-3 en route to his third straight All-America honor
• Tallied bonus points at a 65 percent rate with 10 major decisions, four pins and a tech fall
• Went 8-1 in Big Ten duals
• Registered 10 victories over top-20 opponents, including five major decisions
• Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Champion
• Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 19)
• Received Ohio State’s Most Improved Award
• Named ‘Most Outstanding Wrestler’ for the North Carolina State dual
• Silver medalist at the U23 World Championships on Team USA

2017-2018 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Placed fourth at the NCAA Championships to claim his second All-America distinction
• Big Ten champion, successfully defending his conference crown for back-to-back titles
• Registered an overall record of 27-4, including a 13-2 dual mark and 8-1 in Big Ten action
• Victorious in 12 of 13 clashes with nationally-ranked opponents
• Tied for team lead with seven major decisions to go along with three tech falls and three pins
• Garnered a +53 dual team point differential
• Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, pinning No. 2 Jared Haught (Virginia Tech) in the finals
• Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week after taking the CKLV Invite
• Rattled off 18 straight wins to start the season
• Selected to compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic (missed due to injury)
• Bronze medalist at the 2017 Junior World Championships
• Qualified for his second Jr. World Team with a 5-0 performance at the Jr. World Team Trials
• Won all five of his matches by either pin or technical fall

2016-17 (Redshirt Freshman)
• Defeated top-seeded Brett Pfarr of Minnesota in the Big Ten finals, 15-11
• Averaged over 18.0 points/match in bouts that didn’t end in a pin
• Pinned fourth-seeded Jared Haught of Virginia Tech in the third place match at NCAAs
• Finished the season 33-4, tying the Ohio State record for total wins by a freshman
• Was 12-2 in duals and 8-1 vs. Big Ten opponents during the regular season
• Won 18 of his last 20 matches to close out the season
• 19 wins via bonus points (six falls, nine major decisions, four technical falls)
• Third place at the CKLV Invitaitonal
• All four of his losses came to the two 197 lbs. NCAA finalists
• Pin of Sully Cauley (Arizona State) clinched the dual vs. the Sun Devils
• Champion at the Eastern Michigan Open and 197B poll of the Journeymen Classic
• 8-4 vs. ranked opponents

Summer 2016
• Made the U.S. Junior World Team and qualified for the UWW Junior World Championships
• Took first place at the UWW Junior World Trials by going 5-0 and scoring a combined 55 points

2015-16 (Redshirt)
• Redshirted and competed in open tournaments
• Finished 25-4 with six major decisions, four technical falls and five falls
• Champion at the Findlay Open with three of five wins coming via bonus points
• Pinned Tyler Mattison of Mercyhurst in the second round (2:01) and Dalton Ishmal of Findlay in the semifinals while also adding a 19-3 tech fall in the opening round
• Second at the Eastern Michigan Open, third at the Penn State Open and fourth at the Michigan State Open
• 4-1 at the Edinboro Open

• OHSAA state champion as a senior at 182 pounds
• Norwayne High School’s first-ever state champ
• 51-0 as a senior in 2014-15
• Won his state finals bout by technical fall, 23-8
• Did not give up an offensive point all season
• Two-time Garfield Heights district champion with an overall career record of 204-11
• One of only 11 Ohioans to ever win 200+ career matches
• The Post’s Norwayne Male Athlete of the Year
• Two-time state finalist
• Finished 50-1 at 160 lbs. as a junior
• Only two losses in the last three years of high school were in the state finals
• Second at the NHSCA nationals to earn All-America honors
• Also played football (kicker), soccer and ran track at Norwayne
• Scored 21 goals for Norwayne’s soccer team and was named the WCAL Player of the Year

• Earned a bachelor’s degree and is currently pursuing a master’s in Kinesiology