No. 5 Ohio State Opens Season at UB Invite
Nov. 2, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio- The fifth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team will travel to Buffalo, N.Y., for the UB Invitational Sunday to open the 2012-13 season. The open tournament will begin at 10 a.m. in Alumni Arena.
Ohio State recently was tabbed fifth in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll. The Buckeyes collected 359 points. Minnesota holds down the No. 1 ranking, followed by Penn State, Oklahoma State and Iowa, respectively.
Buckeyes Conclude Annual Wrestle Offs
Ohio State held its annual team wrestle offs Oct. 25 at French Field House.
2012-13 Ohio State Wrestle Offs
Buckeyes in the Rankings
Additionally, nine members of the Scarlet and Gray are polled in the Top 20 of of the Intermat standings.
Buckeyes in Columbus
General admission tickets to all Ohio State home matches are $8 for adults, $5 for youth and $4 for groups of 10 or more when purchased at least 24 hours in advance. Reserved seating tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for youth and $6 for groups of 10 or more. Ohio State students with a valid Buckeye ID and children six and under are admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster by phone at 614-431-3600, online at ohiostatebuckeyes.com, in person at the OSU Athletic Ticket Office located in the southeast corner of the Jerome Schottenstein Center during normal business hours of operation or at the Ticket Office located in the southeast corner of St. John Arena on the day of the match (beginning one hour prior to the match).
Fans interested in purchasing group or season tickets can call Kathleen Dean at 614-292-4797.
"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."
Head Coach Tom Ryan
In 2011-12, Ryan, who won his 180th-career match vs. Purdue Jan. 12, and the Scarlet and Gray capped the season with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Division I Wrestling championships without a single upperclassman in the lineup. Recording a 13-4 overall record and 5-3 ledger in the Big Ten Conference, the Buckeyes beat six ranked teams during the season - No. 15 Virginia Tech, 21-12; No. 9 Pittsburgh, 22-9; No. 20 Kent State, 22-15; No. 2 Iowa, 21-9; No. 12 Michigan, 24-13; No. 8 Nebraska, 21-18 (National Duals). Ohio State also won the annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational where true freshman Hunter Stieber, the younger brother of Logan, recorded a stunning victory over No. 1 and defending national champion Kellen Russell of Michigan, 6-5. Later in the season, the Scarlet and Gray advanced to the regional final of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Mat Mayhem in Stillwater, Okla. Ohio State faced No. 1 Oklahoma State in the final and dropped a 25-6 decision. Finally, one of the most exciting moments of the season occurred Jan. 20 when the Buckeyes downed Iowa (21-9) for the first time in 46 years (Feb. 12, 1966) before 5,684 fans in St. John Arena.
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