Ten Buckeyes Headed to NCAA Championships

March 11, 2015


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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ten members of the Ohio State wrestling team qualified for the 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships the NCAA selection committee announced Wednesday. Nathan Tomasello (125 pounds), Johnni DiJulius (133 pounds), Logan Stieber (141 pounds), Hunter Stieber (149 pounds), Josh Demas (157 pounds), Bo Jordan (165 pounds), Mark Martin (174 pounds), Kenny Courts (184 pounds), Kyle Snyder (197 pounds) and Nick Tavanello (285 pounds) will represent the Scarlet and Gray March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Nathan Tomasello | Rs.-Fr. | 125 lbs. | Seed: #4

  • No. 4 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Big Ten champion at 125 lbs., defeating top-seeded Thomas Gilman of Iowa in the finals, 3-2
  • Defeated two-time NCAA champion Jesse Delgado of Illinois in the Big Ten semifinals
  • 2014-15 record: 28-4
  • Career record: 46-4
  • Currently on a 14-match winning streak dating back to Jan. 11
  • Went 13-3 in dual meets and 11-2 against Big Ten foes

Johnni DiJulius | Rs.-Jr. | 133 lbs. | Seed: #4

  • No. 6 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Placed fourth at 133 pounds in the Big Ten Championships
  • 2014-15 record: 28-6
  • Career record: 95-36
  • Tied with Nathan Tomasello for the team lead in wins
  • Had seven major decisions, four technical falls and three falls this season

Logan Stieber | Rs.-Sr. | 141 lbs. | Seed: #1

  • No. 1 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Became Ohio State's first four-time Big Ten champion when he earned a 16-1 technical fall over Iowa's Josh Dziewa in the 141-pound finals
  • Is the 14th four-time champion in Big Ten history
  • Seeking to become just the fourth wrestler in NCAA history to win four national championships
  • 2014-15 record: 24-0
  • Career record: 114-3
  • Nine falls, six technical falls and three major decisions this season

Hunter Stieber | Rs.-Jr. | 149 lbs. | Seed: N/A

  • No. 8 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Wrestled in just three matches this year before returning for the Big Ten Championships where he placed sixth at 149 pound
  • Defeated Penn State's Zack Beitz by decision in the quarterfinals, 5-4, thanks to a last second reversal in the third period
  • Finished third nationally at 141 pounds in 2012-13
  • 2014-15 record: 3-5
  • Career record: 85-13

Josh Demas | Rs.-Sr. | 157 lbs. | Seed: #6

  • No. 9 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships
  • Won three consolation round matches before falling in the third-place match last weekend
  • 2014-15 record: 16-7
  • Career record: 58-34

Bo Jordan | Rs.-Fr. | 165 lbs. | Seed: #5

  • No. 5 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Big Ten finalist
  • 2014-15 record: 17-1
  • Career record: 40-1
  • Nine falls and four major decisions
  • Tied with Logan Stieber for team-high in falls
  • Team captain

Mark Martin | Jr. | 174 lbs. | Seed: #10

  • No. 12 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Fifth place at the Big Ten Championships, defeating Zach Brunson of Illinois in the fifth-place match
  • 2014-15 record: 18-10
  • Career record: 47-24
  • Four major decisions and one fall this year

Kenny Courts | Rs.-Jr. | 184 lbs. | Seed: N/A

  • No. 18 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships, dropping a 4-1 decision to Nikko Ryes in the seventh-place match
  • 2014-15 record: 22-9
  • Career record: 75-26
  • Finished 7-2 against Big Ten competition in the regular season and 12-4 in dual meets

Kyle Snyder | Fr. | 197 lbs. | Seed: #4

  • No. 4 in the latest InterMat rankings
  • Big Ten finalist
  • 2014-15 record: 26-3
  • 15-1 in dual meets and 8-1 against Big Ten competition during the regular season
  • Won 12 straight matches from Jan. 11-March 8
  • Had a team-high 13 major decisions
  • Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 13)
  • USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10)
  • Consensus No. 1 ranked recruit nationally

Nick Tavanello | Rs.-So. | 285 lbs. | Seed: N/A

  • Missed a large portion of the season with an injury
  • 2014-15 record: 13-10
  • Career record: 68-34
  • Selected for an at-large spot