Buckeyes win seven matches, four via bonus points
Three finals feature Buckeye vs. Buckeye
Buckeyes lead the way with six ranked in top eight of respective weight classes
Redshirt senior picks up his 100th career victory
Stieber earns two technical falls, one pin
Ohio State 23, Virginia Tech 16 Feb. 23, 2014 St. John Arena Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 24, 2014 St. John Arena Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 24, 2013 Davidson, N.C.
Nov. 15, 2013 St. John Arena Columbus, Ohio
March 21-23 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
2014-15 Season - NCAA qualifier … placed fifth (174 lbs.) at the Big Ten Championships … after losing a 2-0 decision in the quarterfinal round, came back to win three of four matches in consolations rounds to earn his fifth-place showing … defeated Zach Brunson of Illinois 3-1 in overtime of the fifth-place match … was 19-12 on the year with four major decisions and one fall … went 8-5 in dual matches and 3-2 during Big Ten competition during the regular season … second at the Michigan State Open.
2013-14 Season - NCAA championships qualifier ... finished seventh at Big Ten championships ... finished third in 174-pound bracket at Clarion Open (Nov. 3) ... sixth-place finisher at Michigan State Open (Nov. 9) ... concluded the regular season a winner of six-of-seven matches, including a 4-3 win over No. 9 Lee Munster of Northwestern (Jan. 17) ... finished season second on the team in major decisions with six ... third (tie) on team for most dual wins with 11 ... 28 overall wins good for third (tie) on the team.
2012-13 - NCAA Championships qualifier; drew No. 1 Kyle Dake of Cornell in first round and wrestled Dake to scoreless first and second periods, but Dake was able to pull out 3-0 victory; won back-to-back matches vs. Navy's Peyton Walsh (6-1) and Appalachian State's Zach Strickland (2-0) before bowing out in wrestlebacks (March 21-23) ... finished eighth at Big Ten championships (March 9-10); opened championships with 6-2 win vs. No. 8 seed Austin Wilson of Nebraska ... 19-18 overall; 6-8 in dual competition, including a 2-5 Big Ten record ... began Ohio State career with fourth-place ﬁnish at UB Invitational (Nov. 4) ... runner-up at Michigan State Open (Nov. 11), recording a technical fall and major decision, as well as a pair of decisions ... a winner of three consecutive matches starting with Kent State's Caleb Marsh (Dec. 14), 2-1, and Maryland's Josh Snook, 12-4, and Hofstra's Nick Terdick, 6-2, at the inaugural Grapple at the Garden (Dec. 16) before dropping a 4-2 decision to No. 19 Nick Moore of Iowa (Jan. 4) ... won back-to-back matches vs. Indiana's Ryan Konz, 6-4sv, (Jan. 18) and Frank Cousins, 8-3, (Jan. 20) before losing, 2-0, to eighth-ranked Conrad Polz of Illinois (Feb. 1).
Prior to Ohio State- Three-year starter for St. Edward High School ... two-time Ohio High School Athletic Association state champion ... compiled a 117-19 career record ... member of a St. Edward program that has amassed 27 OHSAA individual titles, 11 team titles and two two-time individual champions.
Personal - Son of Mark Sr. and Lisa ... has one brother, Eric ... hobbies include playing basketball, video games and watching television.
Buckeyes Mourn Loss of Kevin Randleman