Season begins Nov. 15 vs. Notre Dame College
Hunter, Logan Stieber are No. 1 seeds at 141, 133 pounds, respectively
Ohio State seeks fifth, sixth conference wins of season
No. 5 Buckeyes, No. 3 Gophers set to wrestle at 7 p.m. Friday in St. John Arena
Match at Iowa televised live on BTN
2012-13- In first season as a Buckeye amassed 30 victories vs. five losses in open tournament action ... in all, competed in nine open tournaments ... 13 of 30 victories were falls ... after third-place finish at UB Invitational (Nov. 4), was champion in six of next eight tournaments, including Michigan State Open (Nov. 11), Harris Open (Nov. 17), Cleveland State Open (Dec. 15), Storm Open (Jan. 5), Greyhound Open (Feb. 2) and Simonson Open (Feb. 9) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State- Four-year starter at Wadsworth High School ... three-time Ohio High School Athletic Association state champion ... amassed a 179-11 career record and 109 pins ... 2009 Cadet Freestyle runner-up ... Medina County Athlete of the Year ... Wadsworth was crowned 2010 OHSAA team champions and finished third in 2011 ... also lettered (3) in football (OL and DL) for Wadsworth.
Personal - Son of Tom and Deb ... has one sister Marah ... hobbies include playing video games ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning first individual state title and also winning state team championship.
Nick Tavanello Career Statistics