The Ohio State University wrestling program wraps up its Big Ten dual slate this weekend, splitting time between a road match at Purdue on Friday (Feb. 15, 7 p.m. ET) and the final home competition of 2018-19 contested Sunday (Feb. 17) at 2 p.m. ET when 6th-ranked Nebraska comes to town. Both conference clashes will be streamed online via BTN Plus.
HISTORY WITH THE BOILERMAKERS
The Buckeyes have been grappling with Purdue for nearly a century, first squaring off in 1921. Ohio State owns a 52-23-7 advantage in the all-time series, including nine in a row since 2007.
HISTORY WITH THE HUSKERS
Nebraska leads the all-time ledger over the Buckeyes, winning 8-of-12 previous meetings. Ohio State is 3-2 since the Huskers became Big Ten brethren in 2011, however, and have taken the two most recent clashes.
SENIOR CLASS 2019
Ohio State’s four-man senior class of Te’Shan Campbell, Micah Jordan, Myles Martin and Joey McKenna will be recognized on Sunday for ‘Senior Day 2019.’ The quartet has accumulated impressive numbers in their careers and combined for:
-Seven All-America honors
-374-77 (.829) career record
-276-55 (.834) record as Buckeyes
-235 bonus-point wins (63% of career wins)
(90 major decisions, 78 tech falls, 67 pins)
-69-19 (.784) Big Ten dual mark
This group is also 12-for-12 in qualifying for the NCAA Championships over the past three seasons.
THIRTEEN REMAIN UNDEFEATED
Myles Martin is one of only 13 wrestlers nationally to own a flawless season record (10-match minimum) entering this week. Martin is 14-0 with a half dozen wins over top-20 opponents.
FloWrestling maintains a `pound-for-pound’ Top-20 and Ohio State represents 20-percent of the group. The Buckeyes included are No. 6 Myles Martin, No. 12 Joey McKenna, No. 13 Kollin Moore and No. 17 Micah Jordan.
Martin can also be found in the “Hodge Watch List” rankings at No. 5.
RECORD BOOK WRECKERS
Three current Buckeyes are slotted top-15 in Ohio State history for career winning percentage and **Joey McKenna is likely to join them soon (see complete top-15 on page two of the match notes).
In addition, Micah Jordan’s 25 pins are three shy of cracking the school’s top-10 all-time and Myles Martin is seven wins away from top-15 standing in Buckeye lore.
BUCKEYES HOLD STEADY AT NO. 2
Despite the dual defeats to Michigan and Penn State, Ohio State maintains its standing at No. 2 in all tournament-based rankings sans TheOpenMat.com, which has had the Buckeyes at No. 3 since Jan. 23. Collegiate postseason wrestling titles are earned in tournament-based competition.
MARTIN BOASTS BIG BONUS TOTALS
Myles Martin has failed to notch bonus points just thrice this season and has posted only 10 decisions in 45 wins over the past two seasons combined. The Buckeye senior has secured bonus points in 35 bouts as an upperclassman with 15 tech falls, 12 major decisions and eight pins since the start of the ‘17-18 campaign.