March 19, 2022

Sasso, Kharchla Win Final Matches, Buckeyes 13th at NCAAs

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Final Brackets | Team Scores

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Individually, Ohio State finished the 2022 NCAA Championships with four Buckeyes finishing in the Top 7 of their respective weight classes in the 2022 NCAA Championships at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Buckeyes finished 13th overall as a team with 44 points.

All four earned All-America honors along the way with two doing so in their first appearance in the NCAA championships.

Sammy Sasso earned his second Top 5 finish in NCAA competition after finishing in the No. 5 spot Saturday and as the runner up in 2021 at 149 pounds.

Kaleb Romero (184) and Gavin Hoffman (197) both finished sixth Saturday while Carson Kharchla won his final bout of the season to claim seventh in the 165-pound bracket. Both Hoffman and Kharchla were wrestling in their first NCAA championships.

With four All-Americans in 2022, Ohio State now has a total of 122 all-time.Sasso is one of 19 Buckeyes all-time to earn All-America status three or more times (2020-21-22). Eight Buckeyes are four-time All-Americans, 11 are three-time honorees. Romero is a two-time All-American, one of 30 Buckeyes all-time to earn two or more.

The Buckeyes at the 2022 NCAA Championships

2022 NCAA Championships, Detroit, Michigan March 17-19
Heinselman at the 2022 NCAA Championships (1-2)
125 | (21) Taylor LaMont (UVU) def. (12) Malik Heinselman (OSU) | D, 7-2
125 | (12) Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. (28) K. Meink (CAMP) | D, 10-4
125 | (6) Eric Barnett (WIS) def. (12) Malik Heinselman (OSU) | D, 9-4

D’Emilio at the 2022 NCAA Championships (1-2)
141 | (16) Quinn Kinner (RID) def. (17) Dylan D’Emilio (OSU) | D, 3-0
141 | (17) Dylan D’Emilio (OSU) def. (32) Josh Mason (BLO) | D, 9-6
141 | (2) Jaydin Eierman (IOWA) def. (17) Dylan D’Emilio (OSU) | D, 5-3

Sasso at the 2022 NCAA Championships (4-2/Fifth)
149 | (4) Sammy Sasso (OSU) def. (29) John Arceri (BUFF) | D, 5-0
149 | (4) Sammy Sasso (OSU) def. (13) Beau Bartlett (PSU) | D, 6-4
149 | (4) Sammy Sasso (OSU) def. (5) Kyle Parco (ASU) | SV-1, 3-1
149 | (1) Yianni Diakomihalis (COR) def. (4) Sammy Sasso (OSU) | D, 6-3
149 | (3) Austin Gomez (WIS) def. (4) Sammy Sasso (OSU) | D, 6-5
149 | (4) Sammy Sasso (OSU) def. (6) Jonathan Millner (APP) D, 5-4

Kharchla at the 2022 NCAA Championships (4-2/Seventh)
165 | (7) Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. (26) Lucas Revano (PENN) | D, 8-2
165 | (7) Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. (10) Jake Wentzel (PITT) | D, 7-1
165 | (2) Keegan O’Toole (MIZZ) def. (7) Carson Kharchla (OSU) | D, 2-0
165 | (7) Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. (13) Julian Ramirez (COR) | D, 4-3
165 | (3) Alex Marinelli (Iowa) def. (7) Carson Kharchla (OSU) | D, 4-2
165 | (7) Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. (9) Peyton Hall (WVU) | D, 3-2

Smith at the 2022 NCAA Championships (3-2)
174 | (26) Tyler Eischens (STAN) def. (7) Ethan Smith (OSU) | D, 13-12
174 | (7) Ethan Smith (OSU) def. (23) Troy Fisher (NW) | MD, 14-5
174 | (7) Ethan Smith (OSU) def. (25) Garrit Nijenhuis (PUR) | Fall, 6:59
174 | (7) Ethan Smith (OSU) def. (15) Anthony Mantanona (OU) | D, 5-1
174 | (6) Dustin Plott (OKST) def. (7) Ethan Smith (OSU) | SV-1, 9-7

Romero at the 2022 NCAA Championships (4-3/Sixth)
184 | (7) Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. (26) D. Washington (IND) | MD, 13-2
184 | (7) Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. (10) Taylor Venz (NEB) | D, 7-1
184 | (2) Aaron Brooks (PSU) def. (7) Kaleb Romero (OSU) | D, 13-2
184 | (7) Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. (30) Max Lyon (PUR) | MD, 15-6
184 | (7) Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. (8) Marcus Coleman (ISU) | MD, 13-4.
184 | (5) Bernie Truax (CP) def. (7) Kaleb Romero (OSU) | D, 3-1
184 | (3) Trent Hidlay (NCST) def. (7) Kaleb Romero (OSU) | D, 3-2

Hoffman at the 2022 NCAA Championships (3-3/Sixth)
197 | (21) Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. (12) T. Sloan (SDSU) | SV-1, 6-4
197 | (21) Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. (5) N. Bonaccorsi (PITT) | SV-1, 6-4
197 | (21) Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. (13) Jake Woodley (OU) | D, 5-3
197 | (1) Max Dean (PSU) def. (21) Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 9-3
197 | (7) Rocky Elam (MIZZ) def. (21) Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 3-2
197 | (10) Younger Bastida (ISU) def. (21) Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | Fall,

Orndorff at the 2022 NCAA Championships (3-2)
HWT | (13) Tate Orndorff (OSU) def. (20) Joe Doyle (BING) | MD, 10-2
HWT | (4) Greg Kerkvliet (PSU) def. (13) Tate Orndorff (OSU) | MD, 10-1
HWT | (13) Tate Orndorff (OSU) def. (19) Luke Surber (OKST) | D, 5-0
HWT | (13) Tate Orndorff (OSU) vs. (5) Wyatt Hendrickson (AF) | D, 9-5
HWT | (7) Mason Parris (MICH) def. (13) Tate Orndorff (OSU) | MD, 12-1

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