Home sweet home.
The Buckeye wrestling program moved into the new Jennings Family Wrestling Facility earlier this summer, and the team will show off the Covelli Center, its new competition venue, at eight dual meets during the 2019-2010 season. The team will wrestle in Columbus the most times since the 2013-2014 season.
In recent years the Buckeyes have wrestled in St. John Arena or The Schott between 4-6 times per season, with additional "home" duals contested in Ohio high schools or other venues around the state. This season the program is focused on showcasing what head coach Tom Ryan says is the best wrestling facility in the world.
Covelli's debutante ball will feature a visit from Stanford on Nov. 10, followed the next week by a visit from the Virginia Tech Hokies. Cornell will renew the recent series between the two programs with a visit Dec. 1, and familiar dual-meet foe Arizona State will return to Columbus Jan. 3.
Ohio State will travel to The Citadel on Nov. 3, and to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 6 and 7 to once again defend their team title at one of the most-prestigious tournaments in the country.
Dates of Big Ten dual meets are yet to be set due to Big Ten Network scheduling, but home meets will feature Illinois, Maryland, Northwestern and Rutgers, while the team will travel to Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin. Conference dates will be set in late August or early September.
|SUN, NOV. 3||THE CITADEL||MCALISTER FIELD HOUSE (CHARLESTON, S.C.)|
|SUN. NOV 10||STANFORD||COVELLI CENTER (COLUMBUS, OHIO)|
|NOV. 13-15 (TBD)||VIRGINIA TECH||COVELLI CENTER (COLUMBUS, OHIO)|
|SUN. DEC. 1||CORNELL||COVELLI CENTER (COLUMBUS, OHIO)|
|DEC. 6-7||CLIFF KEEN LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL||LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER (LAS VEGAS)|
|FRI. JAN. 3-5 (TBD)||ARIZONA STATE||COVELLI CENTER (COLUMBUS, OHIO)|
|TBD||ILLINOIS||COVELLI CENTER (COLUMBUS, OHIO)|
|TBD||MARYLAND||COVELLI CENTER (COLUMBUS, OHIO)|
|TBD||NORTHWESTERN||COVELLI CENTER (COLUMBUS, OHIO)|
|TBD||RUTGERS||COVELLI CENTER (COLUMBUS, OHIO)|
|TBD||IOWA||CARVER-HAWKEYE ARENA (IOWA CITY)|
|TBD||MINNESOTA||MATURI PAVILION (MINNEAPOLIS)|
|TBD||NEBRASKA||BOB DEVANEY SPORTS CENTER (LINCOLN, NEB.)|
|TBD||PENN STATE||REC HALL (STATE COLLEGE, PENN.)|
|TBD||WISCONSIN||WISCONSIN FIELD HOUSE (MADISON, WIS.)|
The schedule presents a stiff slate for a relatively young roster. Four of the eight home duals will be contested against teams that finished in the Top 25 of the NWCA Coaches Poll last season, and all five Big Ten road opponents finished their dual-meet season ranked in the Poll.