Jesse Mendez

133/141 lbs.

Player profile

  • Weight 133/141
  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Crown Point, Indiana
  • High School Crown Point High School

Prior to Ohio State

  • Completed high school career with a record of 157-1
  • Won individual Indiana State titles as a freshman (126 lbs./42-0), sophomore (132/40-1), junior (138/34-0) and senior (138/41-0)
  • Just the 10th wrestler in Indiana high school wrestling history to win four titles
  • Indiana 4A Wrestler of the Year in 2021
  • Named Indiana’s Mr. Gorilla Award winner for 2022, given to the state’s top wrestler
  • Win Magazine 2021 Junior Hodge Trophy winner … teammate Nick Feldman earned the honor in 2022 … Ohio State coaches Bo Jordan (2013), Logan Stieber (2010) and J Jaggers (2004) also have won the honor
  • Part of the nation’s top recruiting class in 2022 … ranked No. 1 recruit overall