Wins prestigious award for first time in his career
Defeats 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jake Varner twice in 97kg finals
Looking to become second Buckeye in as many years to win award
Buckeyes finish third overall in team standings
Tomasello, Jordan brothers, Martin, Snyder alive for titles
2014-15 Season: All-American and NCAA finalist at 197 pounds … Big Ten runner up … was 30-4 overall with a team-high 15 major decisions … went 15-1 in dual meets and 8-1 against Big Ten foes … in the NCAA semifinals, won by decision over defending champion J’Den Cox of Missouri … edged Minnesota’s Scott Schiller 3-2 in the quarterfinals … seeded fourth at NCAAs … Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 10) following his 3-1 win over Schiller to clinch Ohio State’s 22-13 dual meet win over the Gophers … USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10) … Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team … won 12 straight matches from Jan. 11-March 8 … OSU Scholar-Athlete … NWCA True Freshman All-Academic Team ... Michigan State Open champion and third place at the CKLV Invitational.
Prior to Ohio State: Trained at the Olympic Training Center ... overall No. 1 ranked wrestler and top recruit ... a three-time Maryland national prep champion and a Junior World Champion ... amassed a 179-0 record in his first three years of high school before becoming the youngest American in over 20 years to win a FILA Junior World championship in August 2013 ... during his 179-0 run during his first three years of high school, Snyder only gave up a single takedown ... undefeated in what are considered the top-three toughest high school wrestling tournaments in America, Snyder won the Walsh Jesuit Ironman twice, Beast of the East three-times, and Powerade once.
Snyder, Martin Honored at Statehouse