Carson Kharchla

165 lbs

Player profile

  • Weight 165 lbs
  • Year R-Junior
  • Hometown Powell, Ohio
  • High School Olentangy Liberty

🔊 Pronunciation

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2019-20 (unattached) 16-0----333
2021-2225-510-06-0551
Career25-510-06-0551

CAREER HONORS
• NCAA Qualifier (2022/7th, 4-3 record)
• Big Ten Championships (2022-4th, 2-2 record)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
• Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2021, 2022)
• NWCA Scholar All-America (2022)
• Ohio State’s 2022 Chris Ford Freshman of the Year

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2021-22 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Preseason No. 10 at 165 by InterMat
  • Wrestled the first match of the season and first as a Buckeye vs. North Carolina, a 10-2 major decision win over Sonny Santiago
  • NCAA Qualifier (Seventh)
  • Earned All-America recognition with Top 8 finish at NCAA Championships in Detroit, Michigan
  • Finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Knocked of No. 1 Alex Marinelli of Iowa by 3-2 decision during home dual vs. the Hawkeyes
  • Earned Ohio Invitational title at 165 with 4-0 record
  • Finished third at the 2022 Cliff Keen Invite with 5-1 record
  • Perfect in duals with 10-0 record, 9-1 in open events and 6-4 in the postseason

Duals (10-0)
165 | No. 10 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Sonny Santiago (UNC) | MD, 10-2
165 | No. 10 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Clayton Ulrey (VT) | D, 5-2
165 | No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Cale Hoskinson (NDC) | TF, 24-9
165 | No. 8 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. No. 9 Jake Wentzel (PITT) | D, 4-3
165 | No. 7 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Caleb Fish (MSU) | MD, 14-6
165 | No. 7 Carson Kharchla (OSU) vs. Patrick Nolan (UM) | TF, 22-6 (6:30)
165 | No. 7 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. No. 1 Alex Marinelli (IOWA) | D, 3-2
165 | No. 7 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Gaven Bell (UMD) | TF, 18-3
165 | No. 4 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Cael Carlson (MINN) | D, 8-6
165 | No. 4 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Kasper McIntosh (IU) | MD, 20-6

Ohio Intercollegiate Open (Nov. 14, 2021, Tiffin, Ohio)
Gold Division (Open)
165 (Carson Kharchla 4-0/1st)
Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Kamal Adewumi (Ohio U.) | TF, 18-3
Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Bryan LaVearn (Tiffin) | D, 9-8
Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Jack Blumer (West Virginia) | MD, 12-3
Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Colt Yinger (Ohio U.) | D, 3-1 (1st)

2021 Cliff Keen Invitational
(Dec. 3-4, 2021, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas)
165 (Kharchla/No. 3 seed/5-1 Third)
No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Grant Speer (CIT) | Fall, 1:23
No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Emil Soehnien (PUR) | TF, 20-5 6:30
No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. No. 17 Julian Ramirez (CORN) | MD, 15-7
No. 4 Shane Griffith (STAN) def. No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) | D, 5-4
No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. No. 12 Philip Conigliaro (HARV) | D, 5-3
No. 9 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. No. 17 Julian Ramirez (CORN) | D, 5-2

2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 5-6
165 (Kharchla, 2-2, 4th)
Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Clayton Wilson (NEB) | D, 7-2
Cameron Amine (MICH) def. Carson Kharchla (OSU) | SV-1 3-1
Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. David Ferrante (NU) | D, 11-5
Dean Hamiti (WIS) def. Carson Kharchla (OSU) | SV-1 4-2

2022 NCAA Championships, Detroit, Michigan March 17-19
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

2019-20 (Redshirt)
• Undefeated redshirt season (16-0) included four tournament titles (Michigan State Open, Ohio Intercollegiate Open, Storm Open and Purple Raider Open)
• Bonus points: three major decisions, three tech falls and three pins
• Knocked off two top-25 opponents en route to the MSU Open championship including a 19-2 tech fall over No. 20 Troy Keller (Buffalo)

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Named National Wrestler of the Year by Intermat for 2018-19
• Back-to-back Ohio high school state champion (D-I), capping career with a 31-0 senior campaign
• 101-4 overall high school record
• Ironman champion (2019)
• Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award Midwest winner
• Fargo champion (2018), fourth place in Fargo ’17 and Fargo ‘16

PERSONAL
• Son of Miron and Jeanna Kharchilava
• Siblings – Carrington and Nala (sisters), Preston (brother)
• Health Sciences major