Buckeyes win six of 10 matches, improve to 6-0
Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
Ohio State in No. 3 in Tournament Power Index
Ohio State leads the way with four of the top 15 pound for pound
Ohio State boasts five ranked in top eight of respective weight classes
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.
Weekly Update with Tom Ryan