Ohio State returns six starters, three national champs
Tomasello, Jordan brothers, Martin, Snyder alive for titles
Ohio State will defend NCAA title at Madison Square Garden next week
Buckeyes finish third in the team standings
Buckeyes win seven matches, four via bonus points
2015-16 Season: All-American at 165 pounds … runner up at the Big Ten Championships and third at the NCAA Championships … won his first 13 matches of the year … 21-3 overall, 12-1 in duals and 7-1 vs. Big Ten opponents … Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Feb. 2 after a 13-0 major decision over seventh-ranked Chad Welch of Purdue … recipient of the Most Courageous Award at postseason banquet … ranked in the top three nationally at 165 lbs. the entire season … after falling in the NCAA semifinals, went 2-0 in the consolation round, including an entertaining 9-7 decision over Danial Lewis of Missouri in the third place match … Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2014-15 Season - All-American at 165 pounds … runner-up at the Big Ten championships and third at the NCAA championships … after falling to eventual national champion Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State in the NCAA semifinals, came back to win a consolation semifinal and third place match … his pin of Illinois’ Jackson Morse provide the Buckeyes with critical bonus points on their way to the team title … was 22-2 overall … won his first 17 matches of the season … 11-0 in dual meets and 9-0 against Big Ten competition during the regular season … champion at the Michigan State Open … eight falls, four technical falls and two major decisions … Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team.
2013-14 Season - Won five open tournaments as a redshirt-freshman (165 pounds) - Clarion Open (Nov. 3), Michigan State Open (Nov. 9), Storm Open (Jan. 5), Purple Raider Open (Jan. 19) and Edinboro Open (Feb. 8) ... completed season with 23-0 record, which included five major decisions, four technical falls and 11 falls; one fall was 16 seconds ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State - 2013 Junior Dan Hodge Trophy winner ... four-time Ohio High School Athletic Association state champion; two-time Outstanding Wrestler ... winner of 182 of 183 matches during high school career ... collected 122 career pins ... recorded 49-0 mark at 160 pounds during senior season at St. Paris Graham ... two-time Ironman champion.
Personal - Son of Jeff and Amy ... father, Jeff, is the head wrestling coach at St. Paris Graham; the elder Jordan was a two-time All-American at Wisconsin in 1987 and 1988 at 150 pounds ... has two brothers, Micah and Rocky ... uncle Jim Jordan, a U.S. Congressman serving since 2007, was a four-time OHSAA state champion (150-1 record) before becoming a two-time NCAA champion at Wisconsin.