COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Senior captains Kollin Moore and Luke Pletcher closed a chapter on 'Senior Day,' both recording bout victories in their final match in front of the home crowd. Oiho State won seven of 10 bouts in total, disbanding the Northwestern Wildcats by a final score of 28-10.
Moore and Pletcher each improved to 23-0 on the season to maintain their top standing at 197 and 141 pounds, respectively. Sammy Sasso likely cemented his No. 1 rankings for another week as well with his 9-3 decision over Eric Yang in the 149-pound tussle.
The other four Buckeye victors all did so with bonus points tacked on. Fritz Schierl received the starting nod at 174 pounds, and made good on it with a fall. The Schierl pin activated a free chicken strip promotion for the 4,657 fans in attendance. Yummy. Rocky Jordan, Gary Traub and Jordan Decatur all registered major decisions.
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165 lbs | No. 18 Shayne Oster (NW) def. No. 13 Ethan Smith (OSU) | D, 10-9; Team Score: 0-3
174 lbs | Fritz Schierl (OSU) def. Ankhaa Enkhmandakh (NW) | PIN, 6:15; TS: 6-3
184 lbs | No. 13 Rocky Jordan (OSU) def. Jack Jessen (NW) | MD, 10-2; TS: 10-3
197 lbs | No. 1 Kollin Moore (OSU) def. No. 13 Lucas Davison (NW) | D, 14-9; TS: 13-3
285 lbs | No. 23 Gary Traub (OSU) def. Jack Heyob (NW) | MD, 13-3; TS: 17-3
125 lbs | No. 11 Michael DeAugustino (NW) def. Dylan Koontz (OSU) | D, 3-2; TS: 17-6
133 lbs | Jordan Decatur (OSU) def. Dylan Utterback (NW) | MD, 13-1; TS: 21-6
141 lbs | No. 1 Luke Pletcher (OSU) def. Alec McKenna (NW) | MD, 13-4; TS: 25-6
149 lbs | No. 1 Sammy Sasso (OSU) def. Eric Yang (NW) | D, 9-3; TS: 28-6
157 lbs | No. 1 Ryan Deakin (NW) def. Elijah Cleary (OSU) | MD, 11-2; TS: 28-10
The regular season comes to an end on Saturday (Feb. 15) when Ohio State enters the Bryce Jordan Center in Happy Valley for a 7:30 p.m. ET match at Penn State.