COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State wrestling team improved to 5-0 on the season in impressive fashion, winning all 10 bouts in a 39-0 shutout of Princeton (0-3) on Friday evening on the campus of the University of Delaware.
The Buckeyes - just as they've been in their first four duals - were a bonus-point scoring machine, taking six of the 10 bouts by either major decision, technical fall or fall. Redshirt senior Bo Jordan scored the lone fall of the night, pinning Riley DeMoss in 1:57. Myles Martin picked up a technical fall at 184 pounds to keep his record unblemished on the season while Joey McKenna, Micah Jordan, Kollin Moore and Te'Shan Campbell all had major decisions.
The dual started at 125 pounds with the most competitive match of the night. Freshman Brakan Mead jumped out to a 6-0 first period lead with a takedown and four-point nearfall, but Princeton's Jonathan Gomez chipped away at the lead, eventually taking a 8-7 advantage late the third period. Mead, however, scored a reversal and two-point nearfall with 10 seconds remaining for the 11-8 decision.
At 133, Luke Pletcher improved to 15-0 on the season with a 10-3 decision, followed at 141 by McKenna's 10-2 major decision. In the following match, fifth-ranked Ke-Shawn Hayes battled seventh-ranked Matthew Kolodzik in the most anticipated match of the dual. Hayes used a second-period ride out and third period escape for the 2-0 decision.
From there, Ohio State scored bonus points in five of the next six bouts, highlighted by Jordan's pin at 174 pounds. Four wrestlers - Pletcher, McKenna, Martin and Moore - remained unbeaten on the year. Moore's 14-5 major decision at 197 pounds was against Patrick Brucki, who is ranked No. 20 nationally this week.
The Buckeyes remain on the road this weekend at will take on Tennessee-Chattanooga on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Atlanta, Ga. Full coverage of the match, including live video and scoring, can be found at Trackwrestling.com.
COMPLETE BOUT RESULTS
Ohio State 39, Princeton 0
125 lbs | Brakan Mead (OSU) def. Jonathan Gomez (PU) | D, 11-8
133 lbs | No. 4 Luke Pletcher (OSU) def. Ty Agasse (PU) | D, 9-3
141 lbs | No. 6 Joey McKenna (OSU) def. Joey D'Arcy (PU) | MD, 10-2
149 lbs | No. 5 Ke-Shawn Hayes (OSU) def. No. 7 Matthrew Kolodzki (PU) | D, 2-0
157 lbs | No. 6 Micah Jordan (OSU) def. Mike D'Angelo (PU) | MD, 16-6
165 lbs | No. 11 Te'Shan Campbell (OSU) def. Jonathan Schleifer (PU) | MD, 8-0
174 lbs | No. 3 Bo Jordan (OSU) def. Riley DeMoss (PU) | PIN, 1:57
184 lbs | No. 2 Myles Martin (OSU) def. Kevin Parker (PU) | TF, 19-4
197 lbs | No. 1 Kollin Moore (OSU) def. No. 20 Patrick Brucki (PU) | MD, 14-5
285 lbs | Kevin Snyder (OSU) def. Michael Markulec (PU) | D, 3-2
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