Malik Heinselman, a senior wrestling at 125 pounds, earned Wrestler of the Week honors from the Big Ten conference after upending No. 12 Sam Latona in Ohio State's dual meet at No. 10 Virginia Tech.
Heinselman is the No. 9 wrestler in the class according to the latest rankings, and he improved to 6-0 on the season with the win.
#B1GWrestle News— Big Ten Wrestling (@B1GWrestling) November 23, 2021
Malik Heinselman of @wrestlingbucks is the #B1G Wrestler of the Week!
Defeated No. 12th Sam Latona of Virginia Tech to help the Buckeyes to a 17-13 win
Won by decision (5-2) to improve to 6-0 on the season
Heinselman set the tone for the dual in the first match of the night, putting Ohio State on the board first with a pair of takedowns late in the third period to win a 5-2 decision over the returning All American for the Hokies.
No. 8 Ohio State would go on to win six of the 10 matches to secure the 17-13 victory in the meet, avenging last season's loss to Virginia Tech in Columbus.
Ohio State hosts in-state opponent Notre Dame College at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Covelli Center.