The only possible addition I'd make to your lineup is possibly Ryan Harris at 165. Not sure if Harris can make the cut, but Burcher was 149 last season and he may be hard-pressed to jump two weight classes against Big Ten competition.
Traub is going to have his hands full with Kollin Moore. Moore has a year of collegiate wrestling under his belt after redshirting last season. Some guys make the transition from high school to college with few difficulties, but I think it's more likely that he'll redshirt this season and get some experience at open tournaments.
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Gazyumov is 33, Snyder is 20, Saritov is 31.
The Buckeyes return All-Americans in Tomasello, Bo Jordan, Myles Martin, and Snyder. Micah Jordan is a strong All-American candidate, though he'll likely be up a weight class at 149. Jake Ryan had an excellent season at 157 and could score some points at the NCAA and Big Ten tournaments.
There are several question marks in the lineup with newcomers at 141 and 197 and a big unknown at 165. Ke-shawn Hayes had a great redshirt year and should start at 141. Kollin Moore has impressed the staff since arriving on campus and was a frequent training partner of Snyder. Moore should start at 197.
If all things go well and the team avoids the injury bug, this is a lineup that should be in serious contention for a national title.
correct. Smith won all 3 in 1988, including his second NCAA title. He was a world champion in 1987, while he was still in college. Snyder has some work to do if he's going to match or surpass Smith's two Olympic gold medals.
Nothing has been confirmed, so at this point, I'm not willing to speculate. He would be a huge asset to any program should he step on the mat.
Excellent point. I know that the Buckeyes are high on Kaleb, but they're going to need help this coming season at 165 and Kaleb will be a senior at Mechanicsburg. It'll be interesting if he can improve upon his performance at the Ohio State tournament from last year. He won his 3rd state title with four tech falls in four matches. Outscored his opponents 78-17. He will improve whatever program he chooses.
As far as recruiting goes, the Buckeyes are going to need to focus on a solid 125 and 165.
Tomasello is a huge 125 and is the only true wrestler at that weight on the roster. There have been lots of suggestions that he has struggled with the cut down to 125 at times. A two-time All-American could use a day off every now and then, regardless of his cutting situation.
It's been widely rumored that Bo Jordan and Myles Martin are moving up to 174 and 184, respectively. Isaiah White may or may not be on the roster (not at all confirmed, so don't quote me), so the Buckeyes will be thin at 165 if Cody Burcher has to bump up and be a tough but undersized 165.
The Buckeyes will have great strengths this year (Tomasello, Micah Jordan, Bo Jordan, Myles Martin, Olympic Gold Medalist), but they will also be very green at the other spots in the lineup. Coaches Ryan and Jaggers could sure use a few BOOMs of their own to help solidify the rest of the team.
Did not know he wrote "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer." I made a horrible mistake in more than one way (apparently) once in college when I walked into a bar and ordered a George Thoroughgood. When the bartender gave me a blank stare, I told him I wanted 1 bourbon, 1 scotch, and 1 beeeeeeeeer. That kicked off a great night. Horrible morning the next day.
No Buckeyes in the news for anything off the field. Players, coaches, staff, etc.
Make Mark May and Desmond Howard sad as often as possible.
Whatever happened to Flying Pizza? I was on campus in May and was really disappointed to see it was closed.
My dad took me to a WWF house show at the Toledo Sports arena when I was in kindergarten. Watching Hulk Hogan knock the Big Boss Man over the top rope for a 10 count was one of my top 5 life moments until high school.
I saw Silverchair in 2007 at Newport for a bit of a nostalgia. They were in the midst of being rockstars and didn't play anything from the first album ("Tomorrow" or "Israel's Son").
100% agree. I like 1 tune-up against an in-state MAC team or Cincy and then Power 5 teams until B10 starts.
I thought you were talking about the Steve Luke that was an NCAA champ for Michigan in 2009. He's from Massillon, though he went to Perry.
A quick Google search tells me that the one you're talking about was before my time.
I second this notion. I'd be happy to float you some suggestions to welcome you into the fold of headbanging, foul-smelling, beer swilling degenerates.
any Nirvana reference gets as many upvotes as I can give. One, sadly, though it deserves more.
Probably not a bad choice with this being your last Metallica cd, though S & M with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra is tremendous. I really like certain tracks off of Garage Inc (the covers album that's heavy on covers of bands that inspired Metallica).
whoa whoa whoa. Careful even suggesting someone hates Nirvana. That type of chatter could get you in trouble with a certain wrestling contributor.
The #1 vs #2 was your first game? You're going to be chasing the dragon for the rest of your life after that one.
The new Deftones album, Gore, is pretty fantastic. It's pretty much along the lines of Chino's side projects (Crosses, Palms, Team Sleep) compared to White Pony-era Deftones, but it's still heavy in spots.
I'm pretty sure they're coming to Cleveland on that tour, and I'm thinking about getting tickets. I've seen Slayer twice and Anthrax once, but don't know much about Death Angel. I'm really liking the new Slayer album lately. It's not breaking any new ground, but it's still not too bad.