Sammy Sasso

149 lbs

Player profile

  • Weight 149 lbs
  • Year r-Freshman
  • Hometown Nazareth, Pa.
  • High School Nazareth

SEASONW-LDUALB1GMDTFPIN
CAREER6-01-0----23
2018-19 (redshirt) 19-2----146
2019-206-01-0----23

CAREER HONORS
• UWW Junior Freestyle National Champion (2019)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2018-19 (Redshirt)

• Totaled a 19-2 record with six pins, four tech falls and a major decision
• Registered a 58% bonus rate (11-of-19)
• Michigan State Open (F/S Division) and Edinboro Open Champion
• Ohio Intercollegiate Open Runner-Up, dropping 9-7 finals bout to teammate and NCAA Finalist Micah Jordan
• Stormed back after an opening round defeat at the Midlands Championships with seven consecutive victories to seize third place
• Seven-match Midlands streak included wins over No. 13 Josh Maruca (Arizona State), No. 9 Josh Heil (Campbell), No. 6 Alec Pantaleo (Michigan) and No. 8 Pat Lugo (Iowa) – the last two of which reached the All-America stand (Pantaleo at 157 lbs)
• Edinboro Open included a 6-0 mark with three pins, a tech fall and a major
• Won the UWW Junior Freestyle National Championship (70 kg) to earn a spot in the World Team Trials

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Two-time Pennsylvania AAA state champion, placing top-3 all four seasons
• Top-5 recruit overall in the country according to FloWrestling
• Went 135-3 during final three high school seasons and 180-11 overall
• Ironman, Super 32, Beast of the East and Flo Nationals champion
• Fargo freestyle champion
• Cadet World Team Trials finalist

PERSONAL
• Son of Robert and Lorraine Sasso
• Has a brother, Sonny, and a sister, Natalie
• Business major