No. 13 Buckeyes Prepping for Second-Annual Wrestle for a Cure Duals

Go Buckeyes! Peter Capone who wrestled at 184 and 197 a season ago, will start at heavyweight this weekend.
Go Buckeyes!
Peter Capone who wrestled at 184 and 197 a season ago, will start at heavyweight this weekend.
Go Buckeyes!

Nov. 10, 2011

No. 13 Ohio State at Wrestle for a Cure Duals
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Ohio State Probable Starters
No. 13 Ohio State (0-0; 0-0 Big Ten) 
125 – Johnni Dijulius (5-2) 
133 – No. 4 Logan Stieber (4-0) 
141 – No. 15 Hunter Stieber (5-0) 
149 – No. 19 Cam Tessari (3-1) 
157 – Josh Demas (4-0) 
165 – Derek Garcia (4-2) 
174 – No. 4 Nick Heflin (4-0) 
184 – C.J. Magrum (2-1) 
197 – No. 14 Andrew Campolattano (4-1) 
HWT – Peter Capone (2-2)

Utah Valley Probable Starters
Utah Valley (0-0; 0-0 Western Wrestling)
125 – Colby Christensen (4-1) or Jarod Maynes (2-2)
133 – Derek Malan (0-0)
141 – Avery Garner (4-0) or Kyle West (3-1)
149 – Josh Wilson (0-0)
157 – Napoleon Aniciete (3-1)
165 – Ethan Smith (4-0)
174 – Monte Schmalhaus (4-0)
184 – David Prieto (2-2)
197 – Brian Chamberlain (4-1)
HWT – Eric McAllister (3-2)



Old Dominion Probable Starters
Old Dominion (1-0; 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association)
125 – Eric Dunnet or Jerome Robinson
133 – Scott Festejo
141 – Justin LaValle
149 – Brennan Brumley
157 – No. 13 John Nicholson
165 – Tristan Warner
174 – No. 8 Te Edwards
184 – Billy Curling
197 – Joe Budi
285 – Matt Tourdot or Grant Chapman

North Carolina Probable Starters
North Carolina (0-0; 0-0 ACC)
125 – Brian Bokoski (3-2)
133 – Brock Livorio (0-0) or Pat Owens (5-2)
141 – No. 18 Evan Henderson (5-0)
149 – Jon Burns (4-1)
157 – No. 18 Corey Mock (4-1)
165 – Kyle Kiss (4-1) or Mike Harvey (1-2)
174 – Thomas Ferguson (3-2)
184 – Alex Utley (6-1)
197 – Nick Tenpenny (3-2) or Frank Abbondanza (2-2)

COLUMBUS, Ohio– The 13th-ranked Ohio State wrestling team will travel to Harrisburg, Pa., for the second annual Wrestle for a Cure Duals Saturday. The Buckeyes will wrestle Utah Valley, Old Dominion and North Carolina in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

Last weekend the Scarlet and Gray opened the 2011-12 season at the Eastern Michigan Open in Ypsilanti, Mich. In all, five Buckeyes were crowned EMU Open champions in Logan Stieber (133), Hunter Stieber (141), Josh Demas (157), Nick Heflin (174) and Nyle Bartling (197).

The Facts
Ohio State will begin the second-annual Wrestle for a Cure Duals vs. Utah Valley at 9 a.m. Four hours later, the Buckeyes will face Old Dominion at 1 p.m. and will then conclude the event vs. North Carolina at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Doors will open at 8 a.m.

Follow Along
For live updates and results of the Buckeyes’ performance at the Wrestle for a Cure Duals, follow the Ohio State wrestling team’s official Twitter, .

Wrestle for a Cure (W4AC)
The second annual Wrestle for a Cure Duals will help raise awareness and funds for those afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis. Wrestle for a Cure “was founded in 2009 to promote the advancement of charitable giving through the sport of wrestling.” For more information, please click HERE.

Logan Stieber Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Logan Stieber was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. A redshirt-freshman, Stieber went 4-0 at the Eastern Michigan Open Nov. 4 en route to the 133-pound title. It is the first conference weekly honor of Stieber’s career.

Stieber, the fourth-ranked wrestler in the nation, scored bonus points in each of his matches, including a pair of pins in a total time of 2:43. Additionally, the Monroeville, Ohio, native posted a 15-2 major decision against eighth-ranked and All-American Cashe Quiroga of Purdue in the final. The Eastern Michigan Open served as Stieber’s first collegiate match since injuring his hand a season ago.

Fast Start at EMU Open
Ohio State opened the 2011-12 season at the Eastern Michigan Open in Ypsilanti, Mich., Nov. 5. Several new faces represented the Buckeyes in the tournament that was divided into “open” and “freshman/sophomore” divisions. In the “open” tournament, redshirt-freshman Logan Stieber won the 133-pound crown and moments later Stieber’s younger brother Hunter Stieber captured the 141 title. Redshirt-freshman Josh Demas earned the 157-pound championship, while redshirt-sophomore and 2011 Big Ten runner-up Nick Heflin won the 197-pound division. In the “freshman/sophomore” tournament, freshman Nyle Bartling was the 197-pound champion. For the complete list of results, click HERE.

En route to the 133-pound title at the Eastern Michigan Open Nov. 5, Logan Stieber was the only Buckeye to earn bonus points in each of his matches. Following an opening-round bye, Stieber promptly pinned Shane McGough of Arizona State in 1:16. The Monroeville, Ohio, native then posted a 17-2 technical fall against Tyler Kesselring of Central Michigan. Stieber’s second pin of the day was vs. Purdue’s Matt Fields (1:27). Stieber then clinched the title against No. 8 and All-American Cashe Quiroga of Purdue with a 15-2 major decision. For the day, Stieber compiled nine bonus points.

For Your Information
Ohio State won 66 percent of its matches at the Eastern Michigan Open in Ypsilanti, Mich., Nov. 5. A total of 114 matches were wrestled with the Buckeyes winning 75.

In all, Ohio State compiled 16 falls, 12 major decisions and six technical falls on the day.

Welcome to College
The Eastern Michigan Open Nov. 5 served as the first collegiate event for several Buckeyes. In all, a total of 16 newcomers donning the Scarlet and Gray competed in the event, including champions Hunter Stieber and Nyle Bartling.

Buckeyes in the Rankings
Redshirt-freshman Logan Stieber moved up one place to No. 4 in the 133-pound Intermat standings. Hunter Stieber, a true freshman, jumped four spots to No. 15, at 141 pounds. In the 149-pound division, freshman Cam Tessari cracked the Top 20 as the 19th-ranked wrestler. Redshirt-sophomore Nick Heflin remains fourth at 174 pounds. Andrew Campolattano is holding steady at No. 14 in the 197-pound rankings.

Scouting Utah Valley
Utah Valley began its 2011-12 campaign at the Northwest College Open in Powell, Wyo., Nov. 5. In all, five Wolverines won titles. UVU 141-pounder Avery Garner, 165-pounder Ethan Smith and 174-pounder Monte Schmalhaus won their respective weight classes wrestling for Utah Valley, while 125-pounder Jade Rauser and 157-pounder Chase Cuthbertson won their titles wrestling unattached.

Buckeyes vs. Wolverines
The meeting in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday will serve as the first between the Buckeyes and Wolverines.

Old Dominion Outlook
Old Dominion began the 2011-12 season at Chattanooga where it downed defending Southern Conference champion Chattanooga, 31-9, Nov. 4. John Nicholson, a sophomore who wrestles at 157 pounds and No. 13 in the Intermat standings, downed Daniel Waddell, 11-5. Eighth-ranked senior Te Edwards (174) won by a major decision over Levi Clemons, 14-4. Two days later, Edwards won the 174-pound weight class at the Hokie Open in Salem, Va. Joe Budi was the 197-pound champion.

Buckeyes vs. Monarchs
The Buckeyes own a 3-1 advantage over the Monarchs in the all-time series courtesy of three-consecutive wins dating back to 1971. The last meeting between Ohio State and Old Dominion was 25 years ago in 1986. The Buckeyes won, 32-12.

Noting North Carolina
The Tar Heels opened the 2011-12 season at the Hokie Open in Salem, Va., Nov. 6. Freshman Evan Henderson, who is ranked 18th at 141 pounds in the Intermat polls, won his weight class. Joining Henderson with Top 3 finishes were Jon Burns (2nd, 149), Kyle Kiss (2nd, 165), No. 18 Corey Mock (3rd, 157) and Alex Utley (3rd, 184).

Buckeyes vs. Tar Heels
Ohio State trails North Carolina, 4-6, in the all-time series. The last meeting between the Buckeyes and Tar Heels came in 2006 at the Virginia Duals and the Scarlet and Gray dropped a 28-13 decision. The last Buckeye win was in 2001, a 35-4 victory in Columbus.

Up Next
The Buckeyes’ season home opener is at 4 p.m. Nov. 20 vs. Virginia Tech in St. John Arena. The Ohio State Department of Athletics, including the Buckeye wrestling team, is encouraging fans to dress in black for a “Black Out.” Fans also will have an opportunity to meet their favorite Buckeye during a postmatch autograph session.

Tickets to all Ohio State home matches are $8 for adults, $5 for students (with a valid Buckeye ID) and children 6 and under are admitted for free. Group tickets are $4, but must be purchased in advance.

Fans who are not able to make it to the match can watch a live stream of the Buckeyes and Hokies via Buckeye Vision. Buckeye Vision is the online home for the most comprehensive coverage of Ohio State athletics. Fans can view games, highlights, press conferences and coaches’ shows all in one place.

An All-Access Monthly All-Inclusive Pass is $9.95 per month. An All-Access Yearly Audio Pass is $29.95 per month, while an All-Access Yearly All-Inclusive Pass is $79.95 per year.