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Buckeye Wrestlers Wrap Up As NCAA Runners-Up

From an Ohio State release.

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Ohio State University wrestling team totaled 96.5 points to finish as national runner-up at the 2019 NCAA Championships. This marks the fifth consecutive top-3 placement for Tom Ryan’s Buckeyes, bringing home another team trophy to Columbus.

HARDWARE HAUL OVER THE LAST FIVE SEASONS
2019 NCAA Runner-up
2018 NCAA Runner-up
2017 NCAA Runner-up
2016 NCAA Third Place
2015 NCAA Champion


FINAL BRACKETS & TEAM STANDINGS


Ohio State sent three to the NCAA Finals and had five Buckeyes stand on the All-American podium. The program has now received 110 All-America honors with 53 coming during the Tom Ryan Era (2007-present). Coach Ryan has guided the Buckeyes to a top-10 finish in 11 of 13 seasons at Ohio State and reached the top-3 in over half (7) of his 13 campaigns as Ohio State head coach (also runner-up in 2008 and 2009).

NCAA Finalists Micah Jordan (149 lbs), Joey McKenna (141 lbs) and Kollin Moore (197 lbs) were joined by teammates Myles Martin (3rd; 184 lbs) and Luke Pletcher (4th, 133 lbs) as All-Americans.

ALL-AMERICA AWARDS COUNT
Myles Martin (four-time)
Micah Jordan (three-time)
Joey McKenna (three-time)
Kollin Moore (three-time)
Luke Pletcher (two-time)

Martin becomes the seventh four-time All-American in Ohio State history. He follows in the footsteps of Tommy Rowlands (2001-04), Lance Palmer (2007-10), Logan Stieber (2012-15), Bo Jordan (2015-18), Kyle Snyder (2015-18) and Nathan Tomasello (2015-18).

Martin finishes his impressive career with 121 wins (tied for ninth most in school history), 31 major decisions, 31 tech falls and 20 pins. Jordan etched his name into the OSU record books as well, pinning 28 opponents (tied for 10th) and racking up 113 wins, 31 major decisions and 20 tech falls. McKenna’s collegiate door also closes. He earned 103 wins, 23 major decisions, 20 pins and 13 tech falls over the past four seasons.

For the three-day event, Ohio State posted an overall record of 30-16 with nine major decisions, three pins and a tech fall.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS TOP-10
1st | Penn State | 137.5 points
2nd | Ohio State | 96.5
3rd | Oklahoma State | 84.0
4th | Iowa | 76.0
5th | Michigan | 62.5
6th | Missouri | 62.0
7th | Cornell | 59.5
8th | Minnesota | 53.5
9th | Rutgers | 51.5
10th | Nebraska | 51.0

COMPLETE BOUT RESULTS 
125 LBS | Malik Heinselman
Rd. 1 | No. 8 Vitali Arujau (Cornell) def. No. 25 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State) | MD, 12-2
WB1 | No. 25 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State) def. No. 24 Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado) | D, 9-5
WB2 | No. 10 Brent Fleetwood (North Dakota State) def. No. 25 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State) | MD, 10-0

133 LBS | Luke Pletcher | Fourth Place
Rd. 1 | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 28 Tim Rooney (Kent State) | MD, 12-3
Rd. 2 | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 12 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) | D, 5-3
Quarterfinals | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 4 Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh) | D, 3-1
Semifinals | No. 1 Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) def. No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) | D, 4-2
WB Semifinals | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 7 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) | D, 7-6
3rd-Place Match | No. 2 Stevan Micic (Michigan) def. No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) | D, 6-1

141 LBS | Joey McKenna
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Grant Willits (Oregon State) | TF, 20-5
Rd. 2 | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 15 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State) | MD, 14-1
Quarterfinals | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 7 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) | MD, 11-1
Semifinals | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 3 Nick Lee (Penn State) | D, 4-3
Finals | No. 1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) def. No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) | SV1, 6-4

149 LBS | Micah Jordan
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Shayne Oster (Northwestern) | PIN, 3:37
Rd. 2 | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 15 Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) | MD, 17-4
Quarterfinals | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 10 Pat Lugo (Iowa) | D, 10-3
Semifinals | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 6 Austin O’Connor (North Carolina) | D, 4-2
Finals | No. 1 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) def. No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) | D, 9-4

157 LBS | Ke-Shawn Hayes
Rd. 1 | No. 11 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) def. No. 22 Zac Carson (Ohio) | D, 7-1
Rd. 2 | No. 6 Kaleb Young (Iowa) def. No. 11 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) | MD, 14-2
WB2 | No. 12 Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburgh) def. No. 11 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) | D, 7-1

165 LBS | Te’Shan Campbell | Rd. of 12
Rd. 1 | No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. No. 12 Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) | D, 6-0
Rd. 2 | No. 5 Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven) def. No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) | D, 4-2
WB2 | No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. No. 27 Troy Keller (Buffalo) | PIN, 1:10
WB3 | No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. No. 13 Andrew Fogarty (North Dakota State) | D, 7-1
Rd. of 12 | No. 7 Isaiah White (Nebraska) def. No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) | TB1, 3-2

174 LBS | Ethan Smith
Rd. 1 | No. 14 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley) def. No. 19 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) | TB1, 6-4
WB2 | No. 19 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) def. No. 30 Dean Sherry (Rider) | D, 8-6
WB3 | No. 11 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) def. No. 19 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) | D, 4-2

184 LBS | Myles Martin | Third Place
Rd. 1 | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. Bob Coleman (Oregon State) | PIN, 3:22
Rd. 2 | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 16 Corey Hazel (Lock Haven) | MD, 16-5
Quarterfinals | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 8 Ryan Preisch (Lehigh) | MD, 11-2
Semifinals | No. 5 Max Dean (Cornell) def. No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) | D, 5-4
WB Semifinals | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 4 Emery Parker (Illinois) | D, 5-2
3rd-Place Match | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 8 Ryan Preisch (Lehigh) | D, 5-3

197 LBS | Kollin Moore
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Brett Perry (Buffalo) | MD, 12-3
Rd. 2 | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 18 Jake Woodley (Oklahoma) | MD, 14-4
Quarterfinals | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 10 Tom Sleigh (Virginia Tech) | D, 17-11
Semifinals | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 3 Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) | MD, 12-4
Finals | No. 1 Bo Nickal (Penn State) def. No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) | D, 5-1

HWT | Chase Singletary
Rd. 1 | No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) def. No. 17 David Jensen (Nebraska) | D, 3-0
Rd. 2 | No. 1 Derek White (Oklahoma State) def. No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) | D, 5-2
WB2 | No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) def. No. 18 Joseph Goodhart (Drexel) | D, 3-1
WB3 | No. 26 Ian Butterbrodt (Brown) def. No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) | D, 2-0

[Photo courtesy OSU Wrestling/Twitter.]

3 Responses

  1. Time to recognize Tom Ryan as one of the great all-time Buckeye coaches in any sport. GREAT job by the wrestlers!

  2. great job Buckeye wrestlers! soooo close for a couple on them winning it all..finishing 2nd in the country for the 3rd year in a row is a great accomplishment! finished ahead of scUM as usual…!

  3. OUTSTANDING season in a difficult sport, well done! I see the boys in blue came in 5th…3 places below OSU, just as it should be.

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