PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Ohio State University wrestling team won each of its seven favored bouts and pulled off an upset to post an 8-2 overall record during Session I of the NCAA Championships. With 15.5 team points, the Buckeyes are slotted second in the team standings.
Te’Shan Campbell, a Pittsburgh native seeded No. 21 at 165 pounds, rose up in front of the home crowd. Scoreless through two periods but facing a two-minute deficit in riding time, Campbell needed a takedown following a neutral start to the third frame. He did just that and then some, tilting 12th-seeded Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) for the 6-0 victory.
Micah Jordan and Myles Martin garnered the most team points, each pinning their opponents. Both climbed in the Ohio State record books as well. Jordan’s 28th career pin lifted him into the all-time top-10 while Martin’s 117th win gave him a share of 15th place in OSU lore.
Joey McKenna (tech fall), Luke Pletcher (major decision) and Kollin Moore (major decision) also threw bonus points on top of the heap. Additional Round One winners included Ke-Shawn Hayes and Chase Singletary.
COMPLETE BOUT RESULTS
125 LBS | Malik Heinselman
Rd. 1 | No. 8 Vitali Arujau (Cornell) def. No. 25 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State) | MD, 12-2
133 LBS | Luke Pletcher
Rd. 1 | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 28 Tim Rooney (Kent State) | MD, 12-3
141 LBS | Joey McKenna
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Grant Willits (Oregon State) | TF, 20-5
149 LBS | Micah Jordan
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Shayne Oster (Northwestern) | PIN, 3:37
157 LBS | Ke-Shawn Hayes
Rd. 1 | No. 11 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) def. No. 22 Zac Carson (Ohio) | D, 7-1
165 LBS | Te’Shan Campbell
Rd. 1 | No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. No. 12 Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) | D, 6-0
174 LBS | Ethan Smith
Rd. 1 | No. 14 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley) def. No. 19 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) | TB1, 6-4
184 LBS | Myles Martin
Rd. 1 | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. Bob Coleman (Oregon State) | PIN, 3:22
197 LBS | Kollin Moore
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Brett Perry (Buffalo) | MD, 12-3
HWT | Chase Singletary
Rd. 1 | No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) def. No. 17 David Jensen (Nebraska) | D, 3-0