Jan. 18, 2012
No. 7 Ohio State (8-2; 2-2 Big Ten) vs. No. 2 Iowa (9-1; 4-0 Big Ten)
7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
St. John Arena
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Ohio State Probable Lineup
125 - No. 15 Johnni Dijulius, Fr. (13-8 overall; 5-4 dual; 2-1 Big Ten)
133 - No. 4 Logan Stieber, R-Fr. (18-1 overall; 9-1 dual; 3-1 Big Ten)
141 - No. 7 Hunter Stieber, Fr. 17-3 overall; 8-2 dual; 3-1 Big Ten)
149 - No. 16 Cam Tessari, Fr. (14-5 overall; 7-1 dual; 2-0 Big Ten) OR Alex Gordon, R-Fr. (4-7 overall; 0-2 dual; 0-2 Big Ten)
157 - Josh Demas, R-Fr. (15-6 overall; 6-3 dual; 2-1 Big Ten)
165 - Derek Garcia, Fr. 10-7 overall; 5-5 dual; 2-2 Big Ten)
174 - No. 8 Nick Heflin, R-So. (18-2 overall; 9-1 dual; 3-1 Big Ten)
184 - No. 10 C.J. Magrum, R-Jr. (14-3 overall; 7-0 dual; 1-0 Big Ten) OR Craig Thomas, Fr. (4-7 overall; 0-3 dual; 0-3 Big Ten)
197 - Andrew Campolattano, Fr. (12-7 overall; 6-4 dual; 2-2 Big Ten)
HWT - No. 15 Peter Capone, R-So. (12-7 overall; 6-4 dual; 2-2 Big Ten)
Iowa Probable Lineup
125 - No. 2 Matt McDonough, Jr. (19-1 overall)
133 - No. 2 Tony Ramos, So. (19-1 overall)
141 - No. 3 Montell Marion, Sr. (17-1 overall)
149 - Mike Kelly, R-Fr. (12-5 overall)
157 - Nick Moore, R-Fr. (10-6 overall)
165 - No. 6 Mike Evans, R-Fr. (18-2 overall)
174 - No. 9 Ethen Lofthouse, So. (10-3 overall)
184 - Jeremy Fahler, R-Fr. (8-4 overall) OR Vinnie Wagner, Sr. (6-5 overall)
197 - Grant Gambrall, Jr. (7-4 overall) OR Tomas Lira, So. (8-6 overall)
HWT - No. 12 Bobby Telford, R-Fr. (14-3 overall)
COLUMBUS, Ohio- In one of the more highly anticipated matches of any season, the seventh-ranked (tie) Ohio State wrestling team will host No. 2 Iowa for a 7 p.m. match up Friday in St. John Arena.
The Buckeyes (8-2 overall; 2-2 Big Ten) and Hawkeyes' (9-1 overall; 4-0 Big Ten) match will air live on BTN.com.
- Wrestling public parking is available in the lot just north of St. John Arena, in the lot just south of French Field House (please note the only entrance into this lot is at the west end of the lot), in the lots around Ohio Stadium and the Lane Avenue Garage (there is a fee to park in garage)
- Please note that there is major road construction on Woody Hayes Drive adjacent to St. John Arena and traffic will be slow.
- Wrestling fans are encouraged to arrive early and give themselves ample time to park their vehicle.
- Wrestling fans are encouraged to enter campus using the Medical Center Drive exit or the Kinnear Road exit and come north on Cannon Drive and park in the lots adjacent to Ohio Stadium.
- Fans will be able to purchase tickets to the match on both the north and south sides of St. John Arena.
In a Nutshell
Ohio State owns an 8-2 overall record and is 2-2 in the Big Ten, which is good for fifth place in the conference. The Buckeyes began the season 7-0 before dropping consecutive matches to No. 14 Nebraska and No. 3 Minnesota Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, respectively, on the road. Since those pair of setbacks, the Scarlet and Gray rebounded with a 27-10 victory vs. Purdue in St. John Arena Jan. 12.
White Out the Hawkeyes!
Fans attending the match vs. Iowa at 7 p.m. Friday are encouraged to wear white to help White Out the Hawkeyes. Additionally, the evening will serve as Fan Appreciation Night. Fans will receive a voucher for a free 16oz soda with the purchase of a food item, courtesy of Sodexo. At intermission, fans will be treated to a performance by The Ohio State Dance Team.
Wrestling Power Pair
As a Thank You to Ohio State wrestling fans, the Buckeyes are happy to offer admission to both the match ups vs. Iowa and Michigan for only 11 ($5 savings). The first 200 fans who purchase a "Power Pair" will receive their choice of either an Ohio State t-shirt or baseball hat (one per account) to be distributed at the Iowa match.
Orders can be picked up at the St. John Arena Will Call window during the Iowa match. Will Call for Iowa and Michigan will be in a location separate from the regular ticket windows.
Check it Out
Tickets to all Ohio State home matches are $8 for adults, $5 for youth and children 6 and under are admitted for free. Group tickets are $4, but must be purchased in advance. Purchase Tickets.
Fans who will not be able to watch Ohio State and Iowa at St. John Arena can catch all the action on BTN.com as part of the Big Ten Digital Network. (Note, there is a fee to view matches airing on BTN.com. Fans who have already subscribed to Buckeye Vision can use the same log in information for the Big Ten Digital Network as both are part of CBSSports.com College Network.)
Stieber Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Redshirt freshman Logan Stieber was named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week the conference announced Tuesday. It is Stieber’s third-career weekly honor. A native of Monroeville, Ohio, Stieber pinned No. 8 Cashé Quiroga of Purdue in 1:12 to record his team-leading 10th pin of the season en route to the Buckeyes’ 27-10 win in St. John Arena Jan. 12. With an 18-1 overall record, including a 3-1 conference ledger, Stieber has scored bonus points in 15 of his matches. Stieber, ranked fourth in the country at 133 pounds, also boasts a 9-1 dual record.
Buckeye head coach Tom Ryan will be a guest on Takedown Wrestling Radio with Scott Casber at 10 a.m. ET Jan. 21. Assistant coach J Jaggers will call in at 10:20 a.m. ET Jan. 28 and will join host Bob Selby.
Victory No. 700
Ohio State captured its 700th dual victory Dec. 9 at Pittsburgh. The Buckeyes entered the 2011-12 season with a 695-492-28 all-time dual record. Adding three more victories since the win at Pittsburgh, the Scarlet and Gray are now 703-494-28 all-time.
Buckeye head coach Tom Ryan recorded his 180th-career win Jan. 12 vs. Purdue. Ryan, who has been a head coach for 17 seasons, also has 71 victories as the head coach at Ohio State. For his career, Ryan is 180-111-1 and at Ohio State, he is 71-28.
Back at It
After dropping his first match of the season last weekend at Minnesota, redshirt freshman Logan Stieber rebounded nicely with a 1:12 pin over No. 8 Cashé Quiroga of Purdue Jan. 12. Stieber, who hails from Monroeville, Ohio, now has scored bonus points in 15 of his last 19 matches, including a team-leading 10 pins. For the season, Stieber is 18-1 overall and 9-1 in dual action.
The Little Things
Three points are the difference between a perfect record and an 18-2 ledger for redshirt sophomore Nick Heflin. Both the Massillon, Ohio's setbacks have been slim decisions. In December, Heflin lost, 3-2, to Ryan DesRoches of Cal Poly at the CKLV Invitational and last weekend at Minnesota, Heflin dropped a 4-2 decision to Logan Storley.
First to 20
A pair of Buckeyes in Logan Stieber and Nick Heflin is two wins away from their 20th victory of the season. Stieber is 18-1 overall, while Heflin is 18-2. Both are 9-1 in dual competition and 3-1 in the Big Ten.
Having wrestled four Big Ten Conference matches, Ohio State sits in fifth place (tie) in the league with a 2-2 record. Illinois (2-2) and Nebraska (1-1) join the Buckeyes in the fifth position. Iowa currently is in a tie for first place with Minnesota in the conference with 4-0 records. Penn State and Michigan are tied for third with 3-1 ledgers. With a 1-2 record, Michigan State is eighth, while Northwestern and Purdue are ninth after recording 1-3 marks in the conference. Finally, Wisconsin (0-3) and Indiana (0-4) are seeking their first league victories.
In an always tough Big Ten conference, Ohio State will face a tough slate of opponents in the coming weeks. In addition to hosting No. 2 Iowa at 7 p.m. Friday in St. John Arena, the Buckeyes will travel to No. 3 Penn State for a 2 p.m. matchup Jan. 29. Five days later, Ohio State will host No. 10 Michigan at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 before meeting Michigan State at 2 p.m. Feb. 5.
Arguably one of the younger teams in the Big Ten, on average Ohio State is starting five freshmen - Johnni Dijulius (125), Hunter Stieber (141), Cam Tessari (149), Derek Garcia (165) and Andrew Campolattano (197) two redshirt freshmen - Logan Stieber (133) and Josh Demas (157), two redshirt sophomores - Nick Heflin (174) and Peter Capone (HWT) and one redshirt junior - C.J. Magrum (184).
Catch Your Ohio State Buckeyes on BTN.com/BTN
In addition to BTN.com coverage at 7 p.m. Friday vs. Iowa, Ohio State's match at Penn State will air live on BTN.com at 2 p.m. and its bout vs. Michigan will air live on BTN at 6 p.m.
The second day of the 2012 Big Ten Championships March 4 will be picked up by BTN as well with coverage beginning at 3 p.m.
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Iowa is 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten Conference standings, which is good for first place. The Hawkeyes' lone setback was a close 17-16 loss to then-No. 2 Oklahoma State Jan. 7 in Iowa City. Both squads compiled 16 team points, but the Cowboys won the tiebreaker based on match points scored (54-51). The loss also ended Iowa's 84-dual unbeaten streak.
The Hawkeyes' Big Ten wins include victories over Illinois (20-13), Indiana (26-12), Nebraska (24-9) and Northwestern (24-13). Iowa also won the Midlands Tournament in December.
Buckeyes vs. Hawkeyes
Iowa leads the all-time series vs. Ohio State, 37-2.
Big Ten & NCAA Championships Tickets on Sale
Buckeye fans can now purchase their Big Ten and NCAA championships tickets. For the Big Ten championships, tickets are $46 each. All-session tickets to the NCAA championships are $166 (including applicable service fees). For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Fans looking for an inside look on the Ohio State wrestling team can check out the Insider Newsletter posted on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. In addition to head coach Tom Ryan’s thoughts on the team, fans can read “Athlete’s Corner,” special features, such as the most recent story on former Buckeye Tommy Rowlands, as well as various news and notes.
Ohio State will face No. 3 Penn State at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in State College, Pa. The match will air live on BTN.com.
Weekly Update with Tom Ryan