If Dry Goods had a Stieber T, I'd buy one.
This needs to happen.
I hate the offseason.
Ready for the crowning of another Undisputed Buckeye National Champion.
Your thread title is championship caliber, sir.
Hindsight is, and in, 2020
Bring it on!!!
O - H
I - O HABS welcome aboard
The off season bites !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions
Thanks Knar for the thread - I am ready to roll and all jacked up
I know you like me being a Funny F'er.
All OSU are saved till the last half. Best for last!
"Stieber on the Mt. Rushmore of wrestling" that's big time, high praise. Go Bucks!
Gotta say, he wins and he's on Buckeye athletics Mt Rushmore. Stieber, Jesse Owens, Archie. Who else you got?
Yeah, would cover 4 sports. Was thinking Chic Harley.
Not a bad choice at all.
My Man. Played and lettered in basketball, baseball, and track at TOSU in addition to his football career as a Buckeye. So when the heck are we going to see a statue of Chic in front of Ohio Stadium?
I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes
I'd vote for you.
Thanks GB10 you rock
I don't usually watch wrestling....but I'll be watching this
Let's go stieber
Who would've thought?
Mrs - "I'll be out a while longer, but I know you're watching basketball"
Habu - "ok, but I'm watching the college wrestling championships"
Mrs - "did I call the right number?!?!?!?!?"
Habu - "yes"
Mrs - "go home Habu, you're drunk"
She hadn't heard that since Wrestlemania.
My wife and I had nearly the same conversation.
I'm pretty sure she thought I was speaking in code, telling her that I was in distress.
Just out of curiosity - does anyone know how they align the wrestlers and determine what order they wrestle in?
It was by weight starting with the lightest. I don't know how they came up with this order. I understand having Stieber last though.
If you will it dude, it is no dream
Cool I know that in the past when I have watched the order has been all over the place
It was voted by the fans to start at 149
OK thanks - Is that something they do all the time ????
They usually line up the most anticipated match for last, at least they have the last several years.
"Year for what?"
How many weight classes are tonight
10 weight classes
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— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) March 21, 2015
Upvotes for all you F'ers.
I'm very interested in this, but I have absolutely no idea what I'm watching
“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer
Probably an Iowa fan, just out of habit.
EDIT was responding to the stalling post below
All their rat wrestle backers didn't have enough today.
Some assholes yelling stalling ... In the 2nd period.
They should play Hulk Hogan's "Real American" and let Stieber have a big grand entrance.
PG <3 PG
Or have TBDBITL there playing Buckeye Swag.
Geez it's been a long time since I wrestled. I remember nothing.
Same here man this takes me back though.
Habit is a Ohio boy----St Ignatius
God damn, that Mizzour girl.
Mizzou still lost to IU
Was that Brian Kelly in the stands cheering for him?
Martinez is the real deal....But here's my dream. Fast forward to 2016 and a healthy Hunter beats him in next years championship match.
I don't see Hunter bumping up to 157. Micah Jordan (Bo Jordan's little brother) will most likely be in that spot
Happy to be here :)
Thanks for getting things started. This is much more fun than the roundball thread.
Bo beat IMAR in HS twice. Love the way IMAR wrestles,
Kid from Mizzu @149 won the boring wrestler of the year award. Kid from Edinboro was morE agressive.
Looking for some fireworks from the Bucks tonight.
This is definitely where I parked my car.
Miller from Kent St wrestled @ Oak Harbor (Sandusky Bay Conference---Mine) J.D. Bergman was also from there as was Cody Magrum
S-B-C, S-B-C, S-B-C
Never mind, just a few letters off.
Cauliflower ear should garner these student athletes an Aflack like $5,000 payout.
Cauliflower ear is a badge of honor. I've never met a sissy that has it.
Damn, Martinez is tough.
He looks like a little brick - nothing but muscle
Martinez is so fun to watch
He needs to grow a mustache like his dad.
That might give his opponent something to grab, may not be a good idea.
Anyone that pulls that guy's mustache does so at his own peril!
This frosh class is tough! Outside of Logan, the 2nd most impressive wrestler in this tour. is Martinez.
Can someone with some wrestling insight give us a quick synopsis or wrestling for dummies if you will. Also what weight does Steibler wrestle at?
Stieber is 141. Last match of the night due to its high-profile.
watch and learn. And keep watching. Big 10 net. covers it during the season.
2 for takedown, 2 for reversal, 1 for escape, back points for near fall, 1 point for 1+ min of riding time.
A takedown is when they get around their opponent, usually by shooting on the legs, and is 2 points. If the opponent escapes, that's 1 point. If they can tilt their opponent where their back is angled towards the mat, they get points according to how long they can keep them tilted. If they get their opponents back on the mat and can keep it there, that's a pin or fall. If it's a tie score at the end of three periods, the guy who rode the other one longer wins, meaning when they start from the down position the guy on top gets riding time.
That Walsh kid needs to learn how to tuck his junk away
No wonder I've seen Tom Crean at IU wrestling matches.
Pretty sure he left once he realized there were no nets to cut down after losses.
Creepy Crean would be a can't miss at a wrestling match
Yeah, but he liked rollin up the mats.
Crean reminds me of the creepy coach Du Pont in Foxcatcher.
"The future is bright at Ohio State."
"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"
The last few years, in order to increase the viewership and excitement of wrestling they set the weights up to end with the highest profile match last. Last year was the Magic Man David Taylor, and the year before with Taylor and Dake. Kind of a cool idea too. This tournament would be ridiculously out of touch for anyone had Hunter Stieber (149 lbs) and Nick Tavanello (285) been healthy. Stieber will reportedly (rumor as of now) need two tommy john surgeries on his elbows, and showed balls bigger than any human even trying to go. Here's the bad news for the rest of the country...of the kids who scored points at the national tournament this year for OSU....only Logie Bear is gone. As long as the other 9 guys can evolve in the offseason even just a little bit, there could be a historic battle with PSU for a title next year.
"Live life with no regrets, that's my motto.....well....that and 'Everybody Wang Chung Tonight'"
supposedly someone in the Stieber family, I won't name does not want Hunter to get this done. This is what the wrestling community up here is saying. Why this someone would feel iffy about the procedures I don't know.
Kinda Strange PD
Now THAT I hadn't heard. Be a shame if he is done wrestling though.
Well, I certainly want him to get it done!
@JoeHall - does PSU have a nice returning class?
They red shirted a lot of their best guys this year. Zain Retherford (last man to beat Logie Bear) Nico megaludis (3x All american) and stud frosh Nick Nevills, Bo Nickal, Jason Nolf, they will certainly be a team to be reckoned with next year. Hell they're in or near the top 5 with two all americans NOT in their lineup.
Why would they red shirt the last guy that beat Logan?
Thanks for the answer BTW
Cael Sanderson (159-0 as a wrestler in college) is an outstanding coach. He conceded that his best bet to get back to their title streak (won the last four before this year) was to red shirt those guys, and his freshmen, and stock up for a new run starting in 15-16. Plus at 125 he still got an all american performance from a guy who would have been a back up in Jordan Conaway. Retherford is a young guy, still has three years left, so why not redshirt him and he can be a major cog in the new dynasty they're trying to start. Not a lot different from Tom Ryan redshirting Hunter Stieber last year when he could have easily have been a finalist and/or won 149.
I appreciate the insight thanks for the details
Dieringer is a freakin freight train.
...geez bring on the Buckeyes, already.
Haha, they're letting them take a victory lap at the end of the tournament.
I remember when I wrestled an entire year with a torn labrum and my shoulder would sublux all the time...good times
25 years old
So is Mark May in the crowd cheering for Wilps?
Will he have commentary on our National Championship saying we were LUCKY?
Mark May wears women's singlets.
LOLOLOL - I needed that
I've had sports hernia surgery before; that split by Wilps from Pitt just re-injured it.
Someone wake me when the 174# match is over
I need to get in the gym more.
These guys are ripped from head to toe
What do you think their body fat is? And how do I get like that?
You have an impeccable diet, put one of these on and then grab a jump rope. *shudders*
Would I be allowed into Planet Fitness with this?
Not sure who to root for. Mark May's alma mater, or PSU...how about just not rooting for anything from Pennsylvania.
Now that was some good shit
Screw Penn State!
Damn this is intense
Hmmm, new rule. Stall on top.
Can you explain the stall and locked hands rules
I can't. Not a wrestling guy. Just that you can't do it.
On the stall he was just holding the feet and not trying to advance his position to hips. On the locked hands I don't know I did that quite a bit in high school. That was over 10 years ago.
Yeah, you can't lock your hands when you're the top man. Was always a rule when I wrestled, but it's kind of like Holding with offensive lineman and refs don't always see it.
It's funny because he didn't even need to do it to hold him for 3 sec.
The wrestler on top can't lock or clasp or even touch his hands together while riding his opponent. As far the stall call that's a new rule that forces the top wrestler to work up if he is riding the legs
Ok so if your both standing and you got the guys back are you able to lock hands? I always went Palm to Palm for back trip.
when standing you can...when you return to the mat you must unlock...immediately.
I think I remember that now. We always call it clasping.
I don't think that's correct- there's a 2 second reaction time to let go
But when sloopy wears that red dress, yeah... You know, it gives me the chills
You may be right....My coach was a stickler on holding hands.
Ha! Lost on locked hands
I would do like those boxers that cling to other guy the whole match.
Well this is going to end up being really controversial no matter how it ends up.
You bet - mabe the coaches will square off on the mats next
Wow a Championship decided by locked hands
That is a shitty way to lose a NC.
I don't like it if it ends on this. Match too hard fought. Go to OT.
Man, that stall-call is just killer.
Things went south Quickly for Pitt
Mark May is petitioning the NCAA
That's too bad. Must be an NCAA event, because common sense didn't prevail.
Oxymoron - NCAA & Common Sense
What a crappy way to end a great match. Brown got all the favorable calls, for sure.
Seniority prevails.....hell the kid is in his mid 20's
That post-match interview...
Upped for Emma Stone
Wow! 2 technical rules determine the match.
probably the right calls, but OT would feel better.
We are getting closer and closer to Logan making history.
Hope he puts Port's face in the mat and burns that cat hair stache off.
I hope someone tosses Logie Bear some shears to trim his hair mid match.
Funny - Edinboro is a very nice campus - but I couldn't agree with you more Knar - it's almost business time
If penn state had lost a match like that they'd be pissing and moaning about a conspiracy. (Yet again)
Dang, these guys are pretty active to start off with for as high a weight class as they are.
EDIT: and then it settles down...
Well, there goes the Big10 finals sweep.
Wow, NC St beat Nova in the tourney.
Get outta here with that ish. This is about WRASSLIN!
I've watched as much wrestling as I have hoops. I watched the World Cup this year, too. The Times, They Are a Changin.
I did. My wife is from Costa Rica. Really got into it.
If she's hot. It's allowed. You are forgiven. lol
What do you do when we play them in CONCACAF?
Snyder Time!!!!!!! Get the train rollin!
Tom Hanks' wife is that Cornell kid's mom?
Yeah, his mom looked like her.
Here we go, Buckeyes. Here we go!
It's time let's go Synder .
Bring on the Buckeyes!!
Oh come on with the Seven Nation Army!!!
One of these guys should come out to "Lunatic Fringe".
If somebody walks out to that damn Fall Out Boy song as their theme, I'm going to lose my sh*t.
Let's do this Kyle
Snyder on the board
Damn. Nice move.
God damn, made a mistake.
Damn Kyle got caught
I thought he had 2 points. That turned quickly.
Call it the Gadsen ... Shut up.
Hats off to that young man. Go get some ice cream.
Do wrestlers go pig out after their match?
In high school they did.
Lol, is grass green?
Yeah, they probably deserve a cheat meal for all the work they put in.
ice crèam trucks...look out
Yeah, comments like that make you appreciate Logan's humility.
Well that stinks.
That interview reminds me I could really go for some Toft's ice cream right about now.
Where you from coop? I'm from Sandusky...
According to everyone away from there, I'm from Cedar Point. Graduated from the same high school as former Buckeyes Tyson Gentry and Brandon Schnittker.
Yes Gentry and Mrs Schnittker still on Linden Way. Perkins HS. You still in the area?
Nope, but I still get cravings for some of the awesome food there. I try to stay away from the ice cream until someone mentions Toft's.
Just did Chet & Matt's tonight. Toft's is a icon!
If Snyder was going to lose to someone, glad it was Gadsen. That dude was awesome. I just want some ice cream. (probably hasn't had any in like 10 years to keep his weight down)
Well, true freshman. He'll learn. Just needed to step back a bit after losing hold of the leg. Great progress for just the first year, Snyder. Keep the juice flowing for next year.
Yeah, not a wrestler here, but know you can't stand straight up like that. Get those legs back out after you miss your shot.
Thought he had it but that was an amazing turn of events
Yeah, reminded me of David Taylor's first championship match, getting out of position for a split-second and got stuck in a cradle. Tough to see, but provides the ultimate motivation for the upcoming season.
Let's hope so - come back next year with the FIRE
Who's up next?
I think it's a non-buckeye match.
UM better go down
Always and forever.
What is the record for a wrestler for amount of pounds lost in a day? I bet it's something crazy.
Wrestled in high school. The most I ever did was 18 pounds in 2 days right after Thanksgiving.
At least it's not Alec Baldwin here.
Billy Baldwin. Like when he railed Sharon Stone on that pillar in Sliver.
I've seen 8 lbs when I was in high school.
I wonder how Fickell would have done if he wrestled in college instead of just playing for the Bucks?
I have to believe he would have been competing for championships the way he dominated in HS. Something like 12 straight pins to finish out his senior year with a state championship.
As much as people rag on him, he would whoop all our tails.
It is pretty nifty to see random celebrities that have connections back to things like this.
Baldwins must be from PA. He knows a lot about PA wrestling and I saw him and the Wilson Phillips girl he was with at the Buckeye / PSU game in Happy Valley in the late 90s.
The heavy Wilson Phillips chick?
No, I think the good looking one with the dark hair. Edit, the blonde. Looked it up. He's married to Chynna.
Nice takedown NC State
ESPN cursed Snyder, that story on Gadson's dad set everything off. I don't have a problem with him calling it the Gadson, it's not like he was a prick about it, and yes get the man some damn ICE CREAM. Kyle Snyder is going to hurt people next year, losing like that will piss him off ....
We had a guy on our HS team that all he did was take down and escape over and over again - just toying with his opponent. Then in the third period he would pin them.
The Michigan guy looks a little soft.
Michigan loses! Yes!
And looking a little worse than when he started. Good match though.
Despite the high cost of living, it still remains popular.
Closer than I expected that would be.
Tomasello up next. Let's go
Couldn't have happened to a better team - Down goes the Wolverines
11W tweet had a good point though, if UM had pulled it out, Stieber could have ended with the longest win streak.
Was there blood on the mat?
They keep building up all our opponents with these touching backstories. Sheesh.
This is crazy, I'm going to end up watching all 3 hours of wrestling.
Makes 2 of us. They knew they had us putting our guys last. They know us Buckeyes like our championships.
Embrace the wrasslin
Family is pissed having to watch this with me during dinner
Why in the world did he let him go?
Lingo we had a guy that had like 12 take downs in a match. He gave up points for letting the guy up. Finally they threatened to do him and he pinned the guy in 12 seconds.
scUM should have rolled Peppers out there.
LOL - thanks for the laughter
Dang a lot more motion in the light weights.
Just like boxing.
Lets go Nathan
There we go!
I just yelled "take down", lol.
I'm talking to the TV like the wrestlers can here me
You're allowed to stay back on your knees like this WVU kid is doing?
Nice call out to KK. Much appreciated
Nice. Hold on now.
Yes. Now some riding time.
Boy I hope he's alright
Way too close there
What a finish
Wow. Can more wrestling be televised?
No shit. Way too much women's basketball on.
My heart skipped when his back was down. He's wresling an awesome match.
My heart skipped a beat when Moisey hit that cement mixer
Lots of skipping hearts around here...
How long has that van been there?
Atta boy, Nathan.
1 down...3 to go!
He may. He's that good, and on a roll.
Great match.closer than I wanted.
Nathan is a great ambassador for Ohio State ,,,,,,,,,,,,, sounds so young
We own ESPN. ABC = Another Buckeye Champion.
Hope mosey is ok that did not look pleasant.
No, that looked very painful.
"Cause I couldn't go for three!"
It looked like his groin.
Yes there's one.... One more to go congrats Tomasello.
Speed Kills. Well done Nate!
Wow, Tomasello is legit. Well done, young man, and props to the kid from WVU.
I know these guys are so humble and well spoken.
He's a fantastic looking wrestler. On a roll. Hasn't lost since nearly Dec.
What basketball game?
I've been watching but I have admit... I have no idea what the hell is going on out there. Have no idea what the different moves are, how to get points and or the fact that you can actually challenge things in wrestling? Crazy.
Always good to have National Champs by your name though.
This has been a healing balm for me after the basketball game.
How is Brewer only a 13 seed? Injured for some of the year?
Yes, but it was still an absurd seed. He's a now 3x AA & only has one loss this year
He was 22-1 this year. Yeah, I'd say a stupid seed. Good for him.
Wow that was nice to see a long shot pull it off
Almost one more match before LS
are you sure? I've lost track of the matches.
Totally my bad - I thought I heard the announcers differently
I was resigned to watching bracket-determinative basketball games. Now please upgrade me to: Totally. F-ing. Amped.
Here we go, Stieber time!
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...
Y'know, I'd be okay with letting the guys catch their breath & compose themselves before the post match interview...
Can't remember a time I was so hyped for wrestling since 1985.
Second that-guy plug in as many days...
Props to this community for being here and being in the moment as Buckeyes.
Excellent song choice.
What song did Port come out to ???
That didn't sound good.
Port hurt his knee.
....that last bit there wasn't a takedown as well?
No, because Port never escaped.
I was thinking the same thing. It looked like a takedown, but I have an untrained eye.
Let's go Stieber!
This is kinda anti-climatic
Stieber built a TON of riding time here.
Looking good. Hate the injury.
Port is hurt, I don't know if he has the power in his left leg to take a good shot.
only way to lose is a pin
4. Time. Champion.
Nice. How often does anyone get to witness a master of his/her craft?
That was impressive on a level that I will never comprehend.
4 Time CHAMP! Congrats to Logan
There it is. History wow 4x champ amazing.
CONGRATS LOGAN - YOU ARE A GREAT CHAMPION
Loved the dot the I of history.
No doubt. Do you think they'll make one? Maybe someone from eleven warriors can make it happen. I'd buy one for sure.
The trophy looks so good!
Coach Ryan. Superb.
Wow, starting Sportscenter.
This is the most wrestling coverage that I have ever seen. Ohio State = ratings.
The Jedi Master, ladies and gentlemen!
Logan Stieber for EVERYTHING!
applause to espn for their coverage and starting out sports center with Logan & team celebration!
So proud. Logan is gonna be remembered forever.
MGoBlog Blocked Me On Twitter.
I can't say that I'm a wrestling fan, yet I'm not sad that I watched the full 3 hours, I'm honored that I got to witness history. Way to go Bucks! Way to go Stieber, you're all great champions and awesome Buckeyes.
Logan Stieber onesie jerseys?
My roommate and I decided to check out the team this year. We had no idea what was going on, at first, but I had heard about Stieber and the team was wrestling number one Iowa. Next thing you know, we are back to watch them duel with Penn State. Then we got tickets to watch the Big Ten title matches. And now we watched as many Buckeye matches at the NCAA championships (including pulling up WatchESPN while at Nationwide for basketball) and all 3 hours of the title matches.
WE ARE HOOKED. What an accomplishment for this team! Can't wait to watch them next year!
An added bit of minutiae - Logan was a 3x Middle School state champ, 4x high school state champ, 4x Big Ten champ, and 4x NCAA champ - I don't know if Sanderson, Smith, or Dake can claim similar titles.
Edit - Sanderson also won 4 high school titles while Smith won 3 and Dake won 2.