Gavin Hoffman

197 lbs

Player profile

  • Weight 197 lbs
  • Year R-Senior
  • Hometown Montoursville, Pennsylvania
  • High School Montoursville

🔊 Pronunciation

SEASONW-LDUALB1GMDTFPIN
2018-19 (redshirt)22-3----423
2019-2026-100-3--424
2020-215-72-52-5100
2021-2216-136-54-4210
CAREER47-307-136-9734

CAREER HONORS
• NCAA Qualifier (2022/sixth)
• Big Ten Championships (2021, 2022-8th, 3-5 record)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 2021, 2022)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
• NWCA Scholar All-America (2022)
• Ohio State’s Most Improved Wrestler Award (2022)

 

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2021-22 (Redshirt Junior)

  • NCAA Qualifier (sixth)
  • 2022 All-American
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Wrestled his brother, Garrett Hoffman, in an extra match vs. Indiana (W, D, 11-6)
  • Finished the dual season with a 6-5 record, was 4-2 in open competitions and 5-6 in postseason competition

Duals (6-5)
197 | Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Mark Chaid (UNC) | MD, 14-3
197 | No. 24 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Dakota Howard (TV) | D, 3-2
197 | No. 2 Nino Bonaccorsi (PITT) def. No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 10-4
285 | No. 20 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Brad Wilton (MSU) | D, 10-3
197 | No. 8 Patrick Brucki (UM) def. No. 20 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 5-2
197 | No. 4 Jacob Warner (IOWA) def. No. 20 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 6-5
197 | No. 20 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Kevin Makosy (UMD) | D, 10-3
197 | No. 2 Max Dean (PSU) def. No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | SV-1, 5-3
197 | No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. No. 6 Greg Bulsak (RU) | SV-1, 4-2
197 | Michial Foy (MINN) def. No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 5-3
197 | No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Nick Willham (IU) | D, 3-1

Ohio Intercollegiate Open (Nov. 14, 2021, Tiffin, Ohio)
Gold Division (Open)
197 (Gavin Hoffman 3-0/1st)
Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Jordan Greer (Ohio. U.) | TF, 16-1
Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Nicholas Mason (Tiffin) | D, 9-2
Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Jordan Williams (Glenville St. Col.) | MD, 19-8

2021 Cliff Keen Invitational
(Dec. 3-4, 2021, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas)
197 (Hoffman is No. 10 seed/1-2)
No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Tanner Sloan (SDSU) | D, 4-3
No. 8 Patrick Brucki (MICH) def. No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 8-5
No. 27 Luke Stout (PU) def. No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 7-5

Extra Match (Indiana)
197 | Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Garrett Hoffman (IU) | D, 11-6

2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 5-6
197 (Hoffman, 2-3, 8th)
Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Braxton Amos (WIS) | SV-1 7-5
Eric Schultz (NEB) | def. Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 3-1
Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Andrew Davison (NU) | D, 5-2
Jacob Warner (Iowa) def. Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 4-2
Greg Bulsak (RU) def. Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 6-1

2022 NCAA Championships, Detroit, Michigan March 17-19
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) Y. Bastida (ISU) def. (21) Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | Fall, 2:29

2020-21 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Represented the team at the Big Ten Championship
• Was the team’s main starter at 197 pounds throughout the shortened season
• Had an overall record of 5-7 with one major decision
• Fell to Illinois’ Matt Wroblewski on the opening day of the season but then rebounded to beat him 3-1 in sudden victory at the Big Ten Championship
• Had a key 3-2 win over Billy Janzer of Rutgers in the team’s regular season dual which the Buckeyes won 19-14

2019-20 (Redshirt Freshman)
• Hoarded five tournament crowns as champion at the Ohio Intercollegiate Open, Storm Open, Purple Raider Open, Greyhound Open and JCU Open
• Combined to go 17-0 during the five title-garnering performances
• Registered an overall season record of 26-10 with four major decisions, two tech falls and four pins
• Started three duals and represented Ohio State in both the Michigan State Open and Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
• Transitioned from 184 pounds to heavyweight in mid-January
• Went 16-3 as a heavyweight

2018-19 (Redshirt)
• Rattled off a 22-3 season record with four major decisions, three pins and two tech falls
• Captured three tournament titles: Ohio Intercollegiate Open, Michigan State Open (F/S Division) and Edinboro Open
• Lindenwood Open Runner-Up, defeating No. 14 Canten Marriott (Missouri) in the semifinals and pushing No. 2 Emery Parker (Illinois) in a 5-4 finals
• Went 5-2 at the Midlands Championships to place fifth
• Qualified for the Junior World Team Trials Challenge Tournament by placing fourth in the Junior Freestyle National Championships

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Three-time Pennsylvania state champion, including an undefeated 45-0 senior season
Amateur Wrestling News First Team All-American
• Overall high school record of 176-9
• Top-12 recruit nationally by both Intermat and FloWrestling
• Flo Nationals champion
• Three-time NHSCA champion
• Cadet World bronze medalist

PERSONAL
• Son of Jim and Marisa Hoffman
• Brother, Garrett, wrestles at Bucknell University
• Operations Management major