For the second year in a row, Ohio State qualified entrants in all 10 weight classes for the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Chase Singletary became the 10th member of the team to have his ticket to Pittsburgh punched, as he received one of 45 at-large bids to the tournament Tuesday afternoon.
The NCAA Wrestling Championships are March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Singletary was the lone member of this year's roster hoping to receive an at-large bid, as nine of his teammates earned automatic qualifications by placing at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships last weekend in Minneapolis. Myles Martin and Joey McKenna won conference titles, and fellow returning All Americans Luke Pletcher, Micah Jordan and Kollin Moore finished as Big Ten runners-up in their respective weight classes.
CHASE SINGLETARY— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) March 12, 2019
Quality Wins (four wins over top-20, two over top-10)
RPI (slotted 6th entering postseason)
Coaches Rank (slotted 10th entering postseason)
Winning % (.731; 19-7) https://t.co/TN1C0oBTxg
Singletary was an early exit from the tournament, but the strength of his regular-season resume was more than enough for the committee to grant him a shot in Pittsburgh.
The Buckeyes are the only team to qualify a wrestler in all 10 weights this season, something Tom Ryan's teams have now done in back-to-back years. At the 2018 tourney, Ohio State joined Lehigh University as the only two schools to qualify 10 entrants to the season's grand finale.