Sophomore Piasecka one of 10 Buckeyes to finish in Top 10
2010-11 (Junior Season): Provided leadership for a young men's epee group, leading the unit with 30 victories ... posted a 10-0 record at Northwestern Duals to close regular season ... took seventh at Midwest Conference Championships ... earned bid to third-consecutive NCAA Championships with a fourth-place finish at Midwest Regional Qualifier ... named second-team All-American after totaling 14 victories to finish fifth at NCAA Championships ... joined with teammates Marco Canevari and Kristian Boyadzhiev to claim men's epee championship at United States Collegiate Squad Championships ... took sixth at Penn State's Garret Open ... placed seventh at Dallas, Texas, North American Cup ... Academic All-Big Ten ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2009- 2010 (Sophomore Season): Placed fourth at the Garret Open in University Park, Pa. ... finished 123rd at the North American Cup event in San Jose, Calif. ... tied with teammate Daniel Tafoya for third at the Midwest Conference Championships, earning first-team All-MWC honors ... took home the gold for the Buckeyes' epee unit at NCAA Midwest Regional Qualifier in Evanston, Ill. ... tallied 14 victories to take sixth at the NCAA Championships in Boston, Mass., earning second-team All-America honors ... OSU Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008-09 (Freshman Season): Was one of the Buckeyes' most successful freshmen, finishing with 27 wins ... earned 11 wins at both New York University and Northwestern University duals ... took a second-place finish at Midwest Conference Championships, leading the men's epee unit ... qualified for NCAA Championships following a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Qualifier ... picked up 13 wins on the way to an 11th-place finish at NCAA Championships ... finished 13th in Senior division at Louisville, K.Y., North American Cup ... placed 21st and tied for 39th at Colorado Springs, Colo., and Portland, Ore., NACs, respectively ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Placed in the Top 16 in both the cadet and junior world championships ... took seventh at the senior world championships of Russia ... was third in the cadet championship of Russia ... helped lead St. Petersburg to two Russian championships.
Personal: Son of George and Larisa Tolkachev ... brother was former Ohio State standout Denis Tolkachev, who was a three-time first-team All-American and helped lead the Buckeyes to a 2004 national championship ... enjoys playing the guitar, reading and listening to music.