Buckeyes To Host Open Practice This Saturday
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fans will have their first opportunity to see the defending national champion wrestling team on Saturday when the Buckeyes host an open practice at Fan Fest on the south end of St. John Arena beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event will conclude at approximately 5:30 p.m. with a meet and greet.
This will mark the second straight year that Ohio State has hosted an outdoor practice, giving fans the perfect opportunity to get their fill of wrestling and football on the same day. This year’s squad features four wrestlers who have previously earned All-America honors, led by the reigning NCAA champion at 125 lbs., sophomore Nathan Tomasello. Other headlines include redshirt seniors Kenny Courts and Hunter Stieber and sophomore Bo Jordan, who was third last year at 165 lbs.
In addition to the return of four All-Americans, the Buckeyes also welcome on the nation’s most highly-touted recruiting classes. The group is led by Ke-Shawn Hayes (ranked No. 11 overall by Flowrestling and No. 2 at 138 lbs.), Myles Martin (Junior National Freestyle champion, No. 3 overall by Flowrestling and No. 1 at 182 lbs.) and Kollin Moore (Ohio state champion at 182 lbs., 204-11 at Norwayne High School). Redshirt freshmen expected to contribute this year are Micah Jordan (157 lbs., 31-3 in open tournament last year) and Jake Ryan (149 lbs., 19-3 in open tournaments last year).
Season tickets for new accounts are on sale now and can be secured with for either general admission or reserved seats. Fans interested in becoming a season ticket holder can contact the Ohio State Athletic Ticket Sales Department at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 2) or AthleticSales@osu.edu for pricing, details and information. Those interested in group tickets can utilize the same contact information. Information on single-match tickets will be available later this month on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
This year’s home schedule features matches with three teams ranked in the FloWrestling Preseason Top 20 – Michigan (No. 4), Nebraska (No. 10) and Wisconsin (No. 14).