Positively Promoting the Student Athlete Since 1992

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Ohio State University wrestling team totaled 96.5 points to finish as national runner-up at the 2019 NCAA Championships. This marks the fifth consecutive top-3 placement for Tom Ryan’s Buckeyes, bringing home another team trophy to Columbus.

 

HARDWARE HAUL OVER THE LAST FIVE SEASONS

🏆 2019 NCAA Runner-up

🏆 2018 NCAA Runner-up

🏆 2017 NCAA Runner-up

🏆 2016 NCAA Third Place

🏆 2015 NCAA Champion

 

Ohio State sent three to the NCAA Finals and had five Buckeyes stand on the All-American podium. The program has now received 110 All-America honors with 53 coming during the Tom Ryan Era (2007-present). Coach Ryan has guided the Buckeyes to a top-10 finish in 11 of 13 seasons at Ohio State and reached the top-3 in over half (7) of his 13 campaigns as Ohio State head coach (also runner-up in 2008 and 2009).

 

NCAA Finalists Micah Jordan (149 lbs), Joey McKenna (141 lbs) and Kollin Moore (197 lbs) were joined by teammates Myles Martin (3rd; 184 lbs) and Luke Pletcher (4th, 133 lbs) as All-Americans.

 

ALL-AMERICA AWARDS COUNT

Myles Martin (four-time)

Micah Jordan (three-time)

Joey McKenna (three-time)

Kollin Moore (three-time)

Luke Pletcher (two-time)

 

Martin becomes the seventh four-time All-American in Ohio State history. He follows in the footsteps of Tommy Rowlands (2001-04), Lance Palmer (2007-10), Logan Stieber (2012-15), Bo Jordan (2015-18), Kyle Snyder (2015-18) and Nathan Tomasello (2015-18).

 

For the three-day event, Ohio State posted an overall record of 30-16 with nine major decisions, three pins and a tech fall.

 

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS TOP-10
1st | Penn State | 137.5 points

2nd | Ohio State | 96.5

3rd | Oklahoma State | 84.0

4th | Iowa | 76.0

5th | Michigan | 62.5

6th | Missouri | 62.0

7th | Cornell | 59.5

8th | Minnesota | 53.5

9th | Rutgers | 51.5

10th | Nebraska | 51.0

 

COMPLETE BOUT RESULTS
125 LBS | Malik Heinselman
Rd. 1 | No. 8 Vitali Arujau (Cornell) def. No. 25 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State) | MD, 12-2

WB1 | No. 25 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State) def. No. 24 Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado) | D, 9-5

WB2 | No. 10 Brent Fleetwood (North Dakota State) def. No. 25 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State) | MD, 10-0

 

133 LBS | Luke Pletcher | Fourth Place
Rd. 1 | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 28 Tim Rooney (Kent State) | MD, 12-3

Rd. 2 | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 12 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) | D, 5-3

Quarterfinals | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 4 Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh) | D, 3-1

Semifinals | No. 1 Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) def. No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) | D, 4-2

WB Semifinals | No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 7 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) | D, 7-6

3rd-Place Match | No. 2 Stevan Micic (Michigan) def. No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) | D, 6-1

 

141 LBS | Joey McKenna
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Grant Willits (Oregon State) | TF, 20-5

Rd. 2 | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 15 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State) | MD, 14-1

Quarterfinals | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 7 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) | MD, 11-1

Semifinals | No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) def. No. 3 Nick Lee (Penn State) | D, 4-3

Finals | No. 1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) def. No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) | SV1, 6-4

 

149 LBS | Micah Jordan
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Shayne Oster (Northwestern) | PIN, 3:37

Rd. 2 | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 15 Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) | MD, 17-4

Quarterfinals | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 10 Pat Lugo (Iowa) | D, 10-3

Semifinals | No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 6 Austin O’Connor (North Carolina) | D, 4-2

Finals | No. 1 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) def. No. 2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) | D, 9-4

 

157 LBS | Ke-Shawn Hayes
Rd. 1 | No. 11 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) def. No. 22 Zac Carson (Ohio) | D, 7-1

Rd. 2 | No. 6 Kaleb Young (Iowa) def. No. 11 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) | MD, 14-2

WB2 | No. 12 Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburgh) def. No. 11 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) | D, 7-1

 

165 LBS | Te’Shan Campbell | Rd. of 12
Rd. 1 | No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. No. 12 Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) | D, 6-0

Rd. 2 | No. 5 Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven) def. No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) | D, 4-2

WB2 | No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. No. 27 Troy Keller (Buffalo) | PIN, 1:10

WB3 | No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. No. 13 Andrew Fogarty (North Dakota State) | D, 7-1

Rd. of 12 | No. 7 Isaiah White (Nebraska) def. No. 21 Te’Shan Campbell (Ohio State) | TB1, 3-2

 

174 LBS | Ethan Smith
Rd. 1 | No. 14 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley) def. No. 19 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) | TB1, 6-4

WB2 | No. 19 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) def. No. 30 Dean Sherry (Rider) | D, 8-6

WB3 | No. 11 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) def. No. 19 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) | D, 4-2

 

184 LBS | Myles Martin | Third Place
Rd. 1 | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. Bob Coleman (Oregon State) | PIN, 3:22

Rd. 2 | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 16 Corey Hazel (Lock Haven) | MD, 16-5

Quarterfinals | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 8 Ryan Preisch (Lehigh) | MD, 11-2

Semifinals | No. 5 Max Dean (Cornell) def. No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) | D, 5-4

WB Semifinals | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 4 Emery Parker (Illinois) | D, 5-2

3rd-Place Match | No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 8 Ryan Preisch (Lehigh) | D, 5-3

 

197 LBS | Kollin Moore
Rd. 1 | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 31 Brett Perry (Buffalo) | MD, 12-3

Rd. 2 | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 18 Jake Woodley (Oklahoma) | MD, 14-4

Quarterfinals | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 10 Tom Sleigh (Virginia Tech) | D, 17-11

Semifinals | No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 3 Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) | MD, 12-4

Finals | No. 1 Bo Nickal (Penn State) def. No. 2 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) | D, 5-1

 

HWT | Chase Singletary
Rd. 1 | No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) def. No. 17 David Jensen (Nebraska) | D, 3-0

Rd. 2 | No. 1 Derek White (Oklahoma State) def. No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) | D, 5-2

WB2 | No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) def. No. 18 Joseph Goodhart (Drexel) | D, 3-1

WB3 | No. 26 Ian Butterbrodt (Brown) def. No. 16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) | D, 2-0