Five Buckeyes Advance to the NCAA Wrestling Championship Quarterfinals

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Spirit's picture

Go Bucks!

Show your Spirit!

Spirit

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Silver Sniper's picture

Four members of the quartet quintet won via major decision

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Silver Sniper's picture

To put that in perspective, after the first day of the 2018 NCAA Championships in Cleveland, Ohio State held 36 points and advanced nine wrestlers to the quarters, while Penn State put 28.5 points on the board and advanced seven men to the quarterfinals.

So you’re telling me there’s a chance! 

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brutus0717's picture

All I care about is Moore beating Nickal. I mean, I want all five to win their weight class, but if only Moore stands atop the podium when all is said and done, I'll be a happy camper.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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mtrotb's picture

That would be a major, major upset.  Nickal is automatic.

mtrotb

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Knarcisi's picture

I wouldn’t get your hopes up. I love Ohio State and can’t stand Bo Nickal, but the skill set isn’t even close. I’d simply be happy with him not getting majored. 

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Sampson8080's picture

Nickal has grown on me. He's a good kind of heel. The kind of wrestler you want to boo, but you respect them. And he brings color to the sport.

That thug from Iowa, on the other hand... Seeing him lose to Micic again was glorious.

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NitneLiun's picture

That color is aqua blue and it's on top of his head.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Myles Martin road to the championship was made all that much easier with Shakur Rasheed getting beaten yesterday. Martin just needs to handle his business 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Knarcisi's picture

I think McKenna and Jordan also have a shot of avenging earlier losses this year. 

That’s why I harp on mat wrestling focus. Other than the late mistake Jordan made on Ashnault at the B10s, he gave up 2 or 3 really easy points because of his weakness on the mat. It started with him choosing neutral instead of down in period 2 or 3 because he is not confident from the bottom. And sometimes you have to ride a guy out for a period and go to the break 4-1 or 6-2 instead of 4-2 or 6-3. Lots of our guys seem to give easy releases. 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I definitely agree, however, it seems like that's the nature of wrestling.

Coaches try to stress dominance from top position so much that they end up not working their guys on trying to get out from the bottom as much as they should, and I for sure believe that's something Coach Ryan can for sure improve upon.

But I agree, I think McKenna, and Jordan both have a shot, and I'm not sleeping on Pletcher either.

Kollin Moore has looked so excellent so far, I know that Nickal is presumed to be waiting for him. I hope Moore wrestles the tourney of his life and puts the Nickal beast to sleep but I for sure think KM has the toughest draw to a championship.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Knarcisi's picture

I have no expectations for Moore vs Nickal. The skill set between the 2 isn’t even close. I’d he happy there with a runnner up and not getting majored in the championship bout. 

Another note on Jordan and Ashnault. I thought Jordan was the better wrestler on his feet. Ashnault didn’t even really engage last time. All he did was allow Jordan to shoot and try to counter. Fine line for Jordan. Playing it smart vs going all out. 

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Eph97's picture

Only way Moore beats Nickal is with a big move. He tried that in the dual and it did not go well. At B1G's he was way too conservative and didn't attempt any offense. Hard position to be in.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Oh, and in case you missed it, the No. 2 seed at 184 – Penn State's Shakur Rasheed – was upset by No. 15 Chip Ness of North Carolina.

That's what he gets for medically forfeiting during the BIG Championships in order to secure his seed 

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CasualObserver's picture

Tbh he probably have been the 2-seed even with the loss. #3 Zavatsky and #4 Parker each had 3 losses.

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CasualObserver's picture

Working on some to-seed team scores...

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