Stieber, Snyder, Jordan, Tomasello Named Captains
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four members of the Ohio State wrestling team – redshirt senior Logan Stieber, redshirt freshmen Bo Jordan and Nathan Tomasello and true freshman Kyle Snyder – have been voted captains for the 2014-15 season.
Stieber (149 pounds) enters his senior season looking to become just the fourth wrestler in NCAA history to win four straight national titles. The first Buckeye to win three NCAA championships, Stieber posted a 30-1 mark in 2013-14, improving his career win total to 90-3 (.968), which ranks No. 1 all-time in the Ohio State records book. He not only finished the season with his third national title, but did so in dominating fashion as four of his five matches were won via bonus points.
Tomasello (125 pounds) posted four open tournament championships during his redshirt season last winter. Prior to Ohio State, he was a four-time Ohio High School Athletic Association champion for Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. He amassed a 178-5 career high school record, including a 141-0 mark over his sophomore, junior and senior seasons and was a two-time high school first team All-America.
Jordan (165 pounds) won five open tournaments during his redshirt campaign in 2013-14. He was a 2013 Junior Dan Hodge Trophy winner, four-time Ohio High School Athletic Association state champion and two-time Outstanding Wrestler. The winner of 182 of 183 matches during high school career, he did so in dominating fashion, collected 122 career pins. From a wrestling-rich family, his father is the head coach at St. Paris Graham, winner of 14 straight state titles, and was a two-time All-American at Wisconsin. His younger brother, Micah, is a true freshman on the 2014-15 Buckeyes squad.
Snyder (197 pounds), the top-ranked recruit nationally last year, amassed a 179-0 record in his first three years of high school at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School before becoming the youngest American in over 20 years to win a FILA Junior World championship in August 2013. During his 179-0 run during his first three years of high school, Snyder only gave up a single takedown. He spent last year at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Col.
The Buckeyes' 2014-15 home schedule features dual meets against traditional powers Missouri (Dec. 14), Minnesota (Feb. 6), Iowa (Jan. 4) and Penn State (Jan. 11). The match vs. Minnesota on Feb. 6 will take place at the Schottenstein Center. Additionally, Ohio State will also host the Big Ten Championships (March 7-8, 2015). It is the first time since 2004 that the conference championship meet will be in Columbus.