Arguably one of the most taxing positions on any sports team, the director of operations duties are handled by Alex Picazo. Entering his sixth season in that capacity, Picazo handles the day-to-day logistical responsibilities. He also will continue his role with strength and conditioning.
A 2008 Ohio State graduate (business), Picazo has been involved with Buckeye wrestling since 2003 - his freshman season. During a five-year span as a student-athlete, he became a four-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient and five-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete. In 2006, Picazo was named the team captain and the following year in 2007 became a University Nationals All-American.
During the spring 2008, Picazo was the recipient of the Ohio State Men's Varsity O Scholarship following an impressive undergraduate career in which he earned the highest grade point average of any graduating student-athlete from the Fisher College of Business. The award provides a male scholar-athlete with a one-time stipend of $4,000 for postgraduate studies at Ohio State.