Ohio State will be well-represented in the USA Wrestling event
Four Buckeyes win titles; eight earn NCAA automatic bids
Tomasello, Jordan 1-2 in their respective weight classes
Buckeyes lead the way with six ranked in top eight of respective weight classes
Buckeyes meet Kent State inside St. John Arena
March 23, 2013 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa Medal Round
March 21-23 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
March 9-10 Assembly Hall Champaign, Ill.
Feb. 10, 2013 St. John Arena Columbus, Ohio
Dec. 16, 2012 Madison Square Garden New York City
Ohio State Career Honors- 2012 and 2013 All-American ... 2013 Big Ten Champion ... 2013 All-Big Ten honoree ... two-time Big Ten Wrestler of the Week recipient ... 2012 CKLV Invitational Champion ... 2012 UB Invitational Champion ... 2012 Michigan State Open Champion ... 2011 Eastern Michigan Open Champion.
2014-15 Season - Entered the season as one of the top-ranked wrestlers at 149 lbs. before injuries derailed his campaign … despite the setbacks, scored critical points for the Buckeyes at the 2015 Big Ten Championships by defeating Penn State’s Jake Beitz in the quarterfinals, 5-4 … his win over Beitz qualified him for the NCAA Championships … wrestled in just 10 total matches.2013-14 Season - During redshirt season, competed in open tournaments - Champion at Clarion Open (Nov. 3), Michigan State Open (Nov. 9), Purple Raider Open (Jan. 19), Edinboro Open (Feb. 8) ... compiled an 18-0 record, which included four major decisions and six falls.
2012-13 - All-American ... No. 1 seed at NCAA championships; advanced to semifinals of 141-pound bracket before dropping heartbreaking 7-6 decision to Mitchell Port of Edinboro ... Big Ten champion; All-Big Ten ... 36-1 overall; 14-0 in dual competition, including an 8-0 record in the Big Ten ... led team in wins (36), dual wins (14), Big Ten wins (8) and major decisions with 13 ... at Big Ten championships (March 9-10), won four matches, including a 10-8 sudden victory over No. 5 seed Brandon Nelsen of Purdue in the semiﬁnals en route to title ... in Big Ten regular-season action scored wins over No. 8 Mark Ballweg of Iowa, 6-4, (Jan. 4) and No. 11 Nick Dardanes of Minnesota, 5-3 (Jan. 11) ... posted team's second-fastest fall time of 23 seconds in season opener at UB Invitational (Nov. 4) vs. William Honer (American International); time also serves as eighth-fastest time in Ohio State history ... TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week (Dec. 3) ... 141-pound champion at CKLV Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 1); in a rematch from 2011 ﬁnal, defeated No. 2 Michael Mangrum of Oregon State, 9-6 ... UB Invitational champion; defeated teammate Ian Paddock in the ﬁnal ... wrestling unattached, Michigan State Open champion (Nov. 11).
2011-12 - All-American ... NCAA championships (March 15-17) semifinalist; finished sixth overall ... placed third at Big Ten championships ... 28-7 overall; 13-2 in dual action; 5-1 in Big Ten ... suffered only loss at Big Ten championships (March 3-4) to No. 3-seed Montell Marion of Iowa, 3-1sv; beat No. 4 Nick Dardanes, 7-6, in third-place matchup ... at NCAA championships, upset Oregon's Michael Mangrum 6-5 in quarterfinals ... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Jan. 24 ... scored first major collegiate win (6-5) vs. No. 1 and NCAA defending champion Kellen Russell at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational (Dec. 2) ... Eastern Michigan Open Champion (Nov. 5) ... concluded season winning final seven matches, including going 3-0 at NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals (Feb. 12) ... defeated four ranked wrestlers in dual competition - No. 13 Tyler Small of Kent State, No. 15 Nick Dardanes of Minnesota, No. 3 Montell Marion of Iowa and No. 9 Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska.
Prior to Ohio State- Ranked No. 1 at 135 pounds ... four-time Ohio High School state champion; one of three Monroeville wrestlers to become four-time state champions in 2011 ... won state title at 103 pounds freshman year, followed by back-to-back championships at 119 pounds sophomore and junior seasons; won last title at 135 pounds ... compiled 54-0 record senior year; finished career with 197-2 record ... helped Monroeville win state team title in 2010 ... 2010 Walsh Ironman Outstanding Wrestler; also two-time winner at national elite tournament ... Junior National Duals Freestyle champion; named to Junior Nationals All-Tournament team, helping Team Ohio to first-place finish ... National Cadet Freestyle champion ... honorable mention ASICS All-America team.
Personal- Son of Jeff and Tina ... older brother (by 18 months), Logan, also wrestles for the Buckeyes.
Hunter Stieber Career Statistics
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