Ohio State beats Michigan in prime ten wrestling matchup

Anytime the colours of scarlet and grey match up with maize and blue, it’s price followers’ of each colleges’ consideration. In that case, with Ohio State and Michigan getting on the mat to face off in wrestling on Friday night time, it’s noteworthy. And … in case you are an OSU fan, it’s much more noteworthy as a result of the Buckeyes took down the Wolverines in a top-ten matchup up in Ann Arbor by a complete rating of 23-15.

Ohio State began out scorching, successful the primary 4 matches all by razor-thin margins. Malik Heinselman (125 lbs.), Jesse Mendez (133 lbs.), and Dylan D’Emilio (141 lbs.) all gained shut matches by scoring at key occasions within the match to safe three factors every to place the Buckeyes up early 9-0.

Sammy Sasso adopted that up at 149 lbs. with a tech fall to attain a giant 5 factors to increase Ohio State’s result in 14-0. And whereas that didn’t seal the deal, it made Michigan face an uphill climb to get again into it. The Wolverines obtained precisely what they wanted at 157 lbs. when Will Lewan was capable of get a pin on OSU’s Pady Gallagher in further time to tug issues again to 14-6. That was adopted up with a call by Cameron Amine over Ohio State’s Carson Kharchia to make issues attention-grabbing at 14-9.

It appeared like match on unexpectedly.

However then, OSU had two of its prime wrestlers taking the mat and so they each had been capable of rating selections so as to add six extra factors on the board with a call every to place issues out of attain at 20-9. Each Ethan Smith (174 lbs.) and Kaleb Romero (184 lbs.) had been capable of notch a win to make it 20-9 proper earlier than Gavin Hoffman added three extra factors for the Buckeyes in a call over Rylan Rogers to up the rating to 23-9.

It was all educational after that and it was a great factor as a result of the No. 1 ranked heavyweight, Michigan’s Mason Parris, was capable of safe six factors for the Wolverines along with his eleventh pin in 20 matches to complete up the scoring at 23-15.

With the win, Ohio State runs its twin meet file to 10-1 total and 4-0 within the Massive Ten. It was the Buckeyes’ fifth-straight win as they attempt to place themselves to issue into the Massive Ten common season race. OSU doesn’t face No. 2 Iowa however will gear as much as play No. 1 Penn State on February 3 after it holds a twin meet vs. Michigan State on Sunday.

Story originally appeared on Buckeye Wire

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