No. 4 Buckeyes go 2-0, Down Columbia 33-6 – Ohio State Buckeyes

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Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State No. 4 (2-0) started the weekend with a 33-6 win over Columbia (0-1) on Friday at the Covelli Center (Att: 3,271) before beating No 17 /ESPN+).

How it happened

125 | No. 11 Malik Heinselman (OSU) defeated. Nick Babin (COL) | MD, 17-4

Heinselman hit first with a takedown followed by a Babin escape. Heinselmann quickly scored again for a 4-1 lead. The score that enters the second favored the Buckeyes, 6-2. The lead increased to 16-4 Heinselman after the second half and so the fight ended 17-4 for a Heinselman win by big decision.

133 | No. 13 Jesse Mendez (OSU) def. Angelo Rini (COL) | MD, 12-2

Mendez got the opening takedown and built up more than two minutes of driving time, finishing the period 3-0 after Rini was called out for a delay. Mendez escaped to start the second and added a takedown after two for a 6-0 lead. Mendez finished the match with a few more takedowns to win 12-2 via a crucial decision.

141 | Jordan Decatur (OSU) def. Matt Casimir (COL) | D, 3-1

Decatur scored the first points of the game with a takedown in the first. Decatur was stalled to make it 2-1 in game three. With a point for driving time, Decatur won by decision 3-1.

149 | Danny Fongaro (COL) defeated. Klay Reeves (OSU) | D, 7-4

Fongaro scored with a takedown near the end of the first for a 2-0 lead heading into the second. An escape and takedown led to Columbia’s 5-0 to open the second game. Reeves escaped and added a takedown that sent the match third behind after an escape from Fongaro, 6-3. Fongaro then won by decision 7-4.

157 | No. 21 Paddy Gallagher (OSU) def. Andy Garr (COL) | D, 11-4

The Buckeyes scored first with a Gallagher takedown in the first minute. Gallagher led 4-1 after the first three minutes from a late takedown. It was 4-2 OSU to open the third when Gallagher added an escape and a takedown to lead 7-2. With one penalty point for Stalling and another point for driving time, Gallaher won by decision 11-4.

165 | No.6 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Josh Ogunsanya (COL) | D, 6-3

Kharchla scored the only points of the first period in a takedown to give them a 2-0 lead. He added an escape to open the second, followed by another takedown for a 5-0 lead after five minutes. Kharchla ended the match with a decisive 6:3 victory.

174 | Lennox Wolak (COL) defeated. #6 Ethan Smith (OSU) | D, 8-6

Smith led 4-2 after the first period. Wolak briefly took the lead with a run and a takedown early in the second before Smith linked it with a run to 5-all. Smith escaped to start the third for a 6-5 lead but was then called out for delay to give Wolak a point for the tie. Wolak then went 8-6 with a takedown for the win by decision.

184 | No.4 Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. Jack Wehmeyer (COL) | TF, 22-6

Romero pulled off a quick takedown and a four-point fast fall for a 6-0 lead. Romero added four more takedowns to build a 14-4 lead after one period. After the second, the lead was 18-6. The match ended with Romero escaping, a stalling point and a takedown for a technical fall win, 22-6.

197 | No. 15 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Javen Jovero (COL) | TF 27-8

Hoffman hit first with two takedowns and led 8-3 after the first third. Hoffman escaped and added a takedown to open the second. He then extended the lead to 17-6, went into third and finished the match to win 27-8 via a technical fall.

HWZ | No. 7 Tate Orndorff (OSU) vs. Dan Conley (COL) | Fall, 3:54

After a scoreless first period, Tate first scored with a reversal and then won by falling 3:54.

Final Results

OSU COL
125 | No. 11 Malik Heinselman (OSU) defeated. Nick Babin (COL) | MD, 17-4 4 0
133 | No. 13 Jesse Mendez (OSU) def. Angelo Rini (COL) | MD, 12-2 8 0
141 | Jordan Decatur (OSU) def. Matt Casimir (COL) | D, 3-1 11 0
149 | Danny Fongaro (COL) defeated. Klay Reeves (OSU) | D, 7-4 11 3
157 | No. 21 Paddy Gallagher (OSU) def. Andy Garr (COL) | 14 3
165 | No.6 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. Josh Ogunsanya (COL) | D, 6-3 17 3
174 | Lennox Wolak (COL) defeated. #6 Ethan Smith (OSU) | D, 8-6 17 6
184 | No.4 Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. Jack Wehmeyer (COL) | TF, 22-6 22 6
197 | No. 15 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) def. Javen Jovero (COL) | TF, 27-8 27 6
HWZ | #7 Tate Orndorff (OSU) def. Dan Conley (COL) | Fall, 3:54 33 6

Next up:

Ohio State No. 4 will be back on the mat Sunday when the Buckeyes battle No. 17 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Game time is set for noon, with ESPN+ providing the live stream.

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