Zach Steiner

184 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Creston, Ohio
  • High School Norwayne
  • Year r-Sophomore
  • Weight 184 lbs

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

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

• Won five of seven bouts and recorded a pin
• Triumphant in three straight matches to reach Michigan State Open (F/S Division) finals before taking a medical forfeit to finish as the runner-up
• Picked up a pair of victories in the Edinboro Open

2017-18 (Redshirt)
• Recorded six wins with two pins and a major decision while competing in three tournaments unattached
• Tied for seventh and won four of six bouts at the Cleveland State Open
• Tallied a pair of triumphs in the Princeton Open, including a fall

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Two-time Division III Ohio high school state champion, capturing the 170-pound crown as a junior and the 182-pound title to close out senior season
• Posted a combined record of 78-4 as an upperclassman (40-2/senior; 38-2/junior)
• Overall high school mark of 172-16
• Four-time state qualifier
• Ranked as the top 182-lbs. wrestler in Ohio and among the top-5 ‘pound-for-pound’ grapplers in the state
• Medina Invitational Tournament champion
• High school teammate with fellow Buckeye Kollin Moore
• Also a wide receiver/safety for Norwayne High’s football squad, earning All-Ohio honors twice

PERSONAL
• Son of Robin and Kurt Steiner
• Siblings – Nicole (sister), Christian (brother)
• Agricultural Communication major
• Production Agriculture minor