Ohio State Names 2012-13 Team Captains

Go Buckeyes! Redshirt junior Nick Heflin will serve as a team captain for the second consecutive season in 2012-13.
Go Buckeyes!
Redshirt junior Nick Heflin will serve as a team captain for the second consecutive season in 2012-13.
Go Buckeyes!

Nov. 1, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio- Nick Heflin, C.J. Magrum, Ian Paddock and Logan Stieber, members of the No. 5 Ohio State wrestling team, were named 2012-13 team captains, head coach Tom Ryan announced Thursday.

"Our team members voted for captains and I am proud of who they chose and why they chose them," Ryan, who has entered his seventh season as head coach of the Buckeyes, said. "Logan, Cody, Ian and Nick are all very special men on and off the mat. We all look forward to them leading the Buckeyes in the 2012-13 season."

Chosen by their teammates, the quartet and the rest of the Buckeyes will begin the season at 10 a.m. Sunday at the UB Invitational in Buffalo, N.Y. Ohio State's dual-meet schedule will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Davidson. The Scarlet and Gray's first home match is at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 vs. Pittsburgh in St. John Arena (Tickets).

A 2012 All-American, this is Heflin's second-consecutive year serving as a team captain. The 2011 Big Ten Championships runner-up at 174 pounds and redshirt junior, Heflin finished fifth at the 2012 NCAA championships. Heflin, a native of Massillon, Ohio, owns a 51-19 career record, including 19-8 and 10-4 career marks in dual competition and the Big Ten, respectively.

Magrum, a redshirt senior, will help captain the Buckeyes for the third-consecutive season. A three-time NCAA championships qualifier, the 184-pounder is 67-39 for his career, including 26-18 in dual meets and 11-8 in the Big Ten conference. Magrum excels in the classroom as well. The Oak Harbor, Ohio, native is a three-time NWCA All-Academic Team, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten recipient and four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.



Paddock, who redshirted a season ago, is a two-time NCAA championships qualifier and served as a Buckeye team captain during the 2010-11 season. Paddock, a 141-pounder from Warsaw, N.Y., has compiled a 42-24 career ledger. Owning a 19-11 dual-meet record, Paddock is 5-8 overall in the league. An NWCA All-Academic Team honoree, Paddock also is an Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

The 2011-12 Big Ten and NCAA Champion at 133 pounds, Stieber returns for his redshirt sophomore campaign after garnering InterMat Freshman of the Year, All-Big Ten and Big Ten Freshman of the Year laurels. With a 38-5 career record, Stieber, a native of Monroeville, Ohio, finished his first complete season as a Buckeye with a 17-2 mark in dual competition, including a 7-1 record in the Big Ten.