Tomasello Earns Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Honors
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nathan Tomasello, a redshirt sophomore on the Ohio State wrestling team, has been chosen as this season’s first Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced today.
Tomasello, the consensus top-ranked 125-pounder in the country, began his 2015-16 campaign with a 7-1 decision over No. 3 Zeke Moisey of West Virginia at the NWCA All-Star Classic, held on the campus of Georgia Tech University.
Ahead 3-0 after the first period on the strength of a takedown, Tomasello added another takedown at the end of the second period for a 6-0 lead and never looked back. He has wrestled Moisey four times in the past 12 months, winning all four matches, including the 2015 NCAA finals.
Ohio State has been represented in the NWCA All-Star Classic 20 times and Buckeye wrestlers have gone a combined 10-9. In 2013 and 2014, four-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber was selected for the event.
A native of Parma, Ohio, Tomasello has now won 19 straight matches dating back to last season. He finished 2014-15 with a 33-4 record with a Big Ten and NCAA title. He and the rest of his Buckeye teammates will be in Ypsilanti, Mich. on Saturday for the Eastern Michigan Open.