Dec. 10, 2013

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Joe Grandominico
165 Pounds
Westerville, Ohio

Joe Grandominico was placed in head coach Tom Ryan’s starting lineup this season and so far the Westerville, Ohio, native has had a productive campaign. Grandominico is 3-1 in dual matches and seeks to improve upon that record when the No. 8 Buckeyes travel to State College, Pa, to face No. 1 Penn State at noon live on BTN. The management information systems major excels in the classroom as well as an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Student Life
Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? Definitely Spring
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? Front and Center
Most underrated place to study on campus? Second floor of Younkin (Student-Athlete Support Services building)
Why did you choose to major in management information systems? It’s a combination of business and computer programming; it’s what I enjoy and it has a good job outlook!
If you were the University President for a day, what would you do? Probably bring the Zoo to campus
Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University – This was before OSU mobile. I think I walked around campus with one of those pamphlet maps.

Popular Culture
Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Why would you want to “follow” this account? Teddy Roosevelt. He’d probably have some good stuff to tweet about.
Favorite TV show – Seinfeld
Favorite movie – Elf
Favorite book and/or magazine -The Wolf of Wall Street – Jordan Belfort
Favorite celebrity – Mark Wahlberg
Favorite singer or musical group – Eminem

Favorite pro sports team – Ravens
Favorite athlete – I’m a big fan of Lance Armstrong
The athlete I would most like to compete against – Lance, but in a game of golf
Favorite athletic memory -Defeating Iowa my sophomore year
Team you’re most looking forward to competing against – Michigan
Pre-match superstition/ritual – Taping my shoes laces at the bottom of the knot and the top of the laces and slapping hands with Randall Languis
What is your top skill? What skill do you need to improve? If flexibility is a skill, I’m good at that! And I need to improve my finishes.
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend – World Cup

Most interesting place I’ve visited – Mexico
Place I would like to visit – Italy!

Favorite home cooked meal – Lasagna or Ravioli
Favorite snack food – Trail Mix
Guilty pleasure snack and/or food – Ice Cream

Person I most admire – My Grandpa
The greatest risk I’ve ever taken was – Coming to wrestle for the Buckeyes
In 10 years, I would like to be – Moving my way up the ranks in an IT department
If I had a million dollars, I would – Get my MBA and start my own business
Coolest thing you did this past summer – Lived in Toledo for an internship
Most prized possession – My phone
I would like to trade places for a day with – Larry Page, the CEO of Google
Best piece of advice you’ve received – Work hard! And don’t schedule class on Fridays
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat? Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs – 3 of the greatest entrepreneurs and we could go get sushi.
Any superstitions, non-game/match related? I really try to avoid the number 13 in anything
Who tweets too much on your team? I’ll say Mike Manuche
Pop or Soda? Pop
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Early Bird or Night Owl? Early Bird
Would you be the O, H, I or the O? I’d be the first O