Ohio State returns six starters, three national champs
Buckeyes meet Kent State inside St. John Arena
Johhni DiJulius takes title at 133 lbs. in 2014-15 debut
2015-16 Season: Finished 13-10 while earning two dual match starts … was in the lineup at 174 lbs. for the Buckeyes’ contests at Missouri (12/12) and Northwestern (12/18) … won two matches via fall, the fastest coming in just 29 seconds … sixth place at the Eastern Michigan Open and eighth at the Michigan State Open … 4-1 at the Penn State Open, falling to eventual champion Bo Nickal in the semifinals.
2014-15 Season: Wrestled in 18 matches, including four starts – all vs. Big Ten foes (vs. Penn State, Michigan State, Indiana and Maryland) … finished 10-8 overall with two pins, one major decision and one technical fall … champion at the Mercyhurst Open on the strength of two pins and a technical fall … went 3-2 at the season-opening Michigan State Open.
2013-14 Season: Competed in Edinboro Open (Feb. 8) and garnered three victories.
Prior to Ohio State: Four-time Ohio High School Athletic Association state qualifier; runner-up senior year, third junior year, fourth sophomore season and qualifier freshman season ... St. Clairsville finished seventh as a team in 2010 ... Fargo Freestyle National Runner-up ... finished high school career with a 166-14 record.
Personal: Son of Paul and Jill ... has two sisters, Cassandra, who is a manager for the Ohio State wrestling team, and Christina ... hobbies include fishing, boating and spending time with his family ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning OHSAA semifinal match and stepping on the stage for the final his senior year.
PREVIEW: No. 4 Ohio State vs. Maryland
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