No. 9 Ohio State Will Wrestle Duke, Davidson & George Mason

Nov. 21, 2013


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 9 Ohio State wrestling team will compete in a trio of matches this weekend in North Carolina. Friday, the Buckeyes will wrestle Duke at 7 p.m. Friday in Card Gym in Durham, N.C. The following day, the Scarlet and Gray will face Davidson and George Mason in the Davidson Duals at Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C. Ohio State and the Wildcats will meet at 1 p.m., while the match-up between the Buckeyes and the Patriots is schedule to begin at 2:30 p.m.

Watch it Live
The match between Ohio State and Duke will be streamed live via The Davidson Duals will be featured live on the Davidson All-Access platform. Please note, there is a cost for the streaming. Fans also can follow results via the official Twitter page of Ohio State wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) and/or

2013-14 Team Captains
Seniors Nick Heflin and Ian Paddock and redshirt junior Logan Stieber will represent the Buckeyes as the 2013-14 team captains, Tom Ryan head coach, announced.

Climbing Record Books
Logan Stieber, a redshirt junior from Monroeville, Ohio, currently is in third place on Ohio State’s career winning percentage list (minimum 40 matches). Stieber’s .930 winning percentage (66-5) trails No.1 Mark Coleman (50-2; .962 in 1988) and No. 2 Rex Holman (69-3; .958 from 1992-93).

Double Digit Wins
Starter and 125 pounder Nick Roberts, a redshirt freshman from Hooversville, Pa., already has recorded double digit wins after competing in a pair of open tournaments and the Buckeyes’ home opener vs. Notre Dame College Nov. 15.

Statistically Speaking
Among starters, Nick Roberts paces the Buckeyes with 12 wins against two losses. Mark Martin is second with 10 victories, while Kenny Courts and Nick Tavanello each have nine wins to their credit. Roberts and Martin are the team leaders in major decisions with six and five, respectively. Tavanello has the most pins on the squad with five.

In the Future
Ohio State will not return to St. John Arena until Jan. 24, a 7 p.m. match vs. Nebraska live on The Buckeyes will wrestle on the road for eight consecutive matches, not including the annual CKLV Wrestling Invitational Dec. 6-7.

Last Time Out
Backed by seven wins, ninth-ranked Ohio State defeated Notre Dame College, 29-11, Nov. 15 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes won six consecutive matches from 125-165 pounds before losing three of the next four bouts. Nick Roberts (125 pounds), Johnni DiJulius (133 pounds), Logan Stieber (141 pounds), Ian Paddock (149 pounds), Randy Languis (157 pounds), Joe Grandominico (165 pounds) and Kenny Courts (184 pounds) secured wins for the Scarlet and Gray.

Buckeyes vs. Blue Devils
Saturday will mark the first meeting between Ohio State and Duke.

Buckeyes vs. Wildcats
Ohio State is 1-0 vs. Davidson. In the teams’ lone meeting last season, the Buckeyes were 40-3 winners at Belk Arena.

Buckeyes vs. Patriots
Ohio State is 1-0 vs. George Mason, winning the only match-up, 46-0, in 2010.