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No. 7 Ohio State earns 30-7 win over No. 22 Pittsburgh in Columbus

by Dan Wallenburg, Ohio State

Jashon Hubbard (Ohio State) after victory. Photo courtesy of Ohio State Athletics

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 7 Ohio State (4-0) cruised to a 30-7 win over No. 22 Pittsburgh (3-2) Sunday at the Covelli Center to remain undefeated in dual competition this season.

How it Happened

125 | No. 14 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) vs. No. 25 Cage Curry (PITT)

Neither wrestler was able to score in the opening period. Curry recorded the first point with an escape to start the second. Heinselman took the lead with a takedown with 30 seconds to go before Curry escaped to make it 2-all heading into the third period. Heinselman chose down to start the final two minutes and escaped then recorded a takedown near the end of regulation for the 5-2 win by decision.

133 | Dylan Koontz (OSU) vs. No. 6 Micky Phillippi (PITT)

Phillippi led 4-2 after the first period on a pair of takedowns and two Koontz escapes. There was no scoring in the second period before a Phillippi third period escape, takedown and back points made it 11-2 Phillipi, who then finished off the match on top by major decision, 14-3.

141 | No. 24 Dylan D’Emilio (OSU) vs. No. 16 Cole Matthews (PITT)

After no score following the first three minutes, Matthews got on the board with an escape to start the second. D’Emilio did the same to start the third to tie it at 1-all. He then recorded a takedown and cut Matthews loose for the 3-2 lead. Matthews and D’Emilio were each called for stalling giving D’Emilio the win by decision, 4-3.

149 | No. 2 Sammy Sasso (OSU) vs. Luke Kemerer (PITT)

Sasso recorded a takedown less than a minute into the match then another with back points to lead 8-1 after three minutes. He led 15-3 after two periods and went on to win by technical fall, 22-6.

157 | Jashon Hubbard (OSU) vs. No. 30 Elijah Cleary (PITT)

Hubbard scored first to start the second period with an escape and led 1-0 heading into the third. Hubbard earned a riding-time point in the third to win 2-1 by decision.

165 | No. 8 Carson Kharchla (OSU) vs. No. 9 Jake Wentzel (PITT)

Kharchla scored the first takedown to lead 2-1 heading into the second. Wentzel tied it at 2-all with an escape to start the second. Kharchla broke the tie with a takedown in the third and after a Wentzel escape it was 4-3 Buckeyes for the win by decision.

174 | No. 6 Ethan Smith (OSU) vs. Hunter Kernan (PITT)

Smith led 12-4 after the first period after a series of takedowns a two-point near fall. He continued to attack in the second and after earning a four-point near fall, won by technical fall, 26-8

184 | No. 10 Kaleb Romero (OSU) vs. No. 31 Gregg Harvey (PITT)

Romero led 3-0 after the first period with a takedown and an awarded stalling point. The lead grew to 6-2 for Romero after two periods. The bout ended with a major decision win for Romero, 10-2

197 | No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) vs. No. 2 Nino Bonaccorsi (PITT)

Bonaccorsi led 2-1 after the first period 7-2 after five minutes of action. The bout ended in favor of No. 2 Bonaccorsi in a win by decision, 10-4.

285 | No. 13 Tate Orndorff (OSU) vs. No. 31 Jake Slinger (PITT)

After a first period takedown, Orndorff led 2-0 after the first period. He increased the lead to 5-0 with a second-period escape and takedown. He secured a win by major decision with a takedown in the final seconds to win, 10-2.

• The Buckeyes and Panthers have met 23 times with Ohio State owning the edge in the series 14-9. The Buckeyes have won seven of the last eight meetings.

No. 7 Ohio State 30, No. 22 Pitt 7

125 | No. 14 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) def. No. 25 Cage Curry (PITT) | D, 5-2

133 | No. 6 Micky Phillippi (PITT) def. Dylan Koontz (OSU) | MD, 14-3

141 | No. 24 Dylan D’Emilio (OSU) def. No. 16 Cole Matthews (PITT) | D, 4-3

149 | No. 2 Sammy Sasso (OSU) def. Luke Kemerer (PITT) | TF, 22-6 (6:13)

157 | Jashon Hubbard (OSU) def. No. 30 Elijah Cleary (PITT) | D, 2-1

165 | No. 8 Carson Kharchla (OSU) def. No. 9 Jake Wentzel (PITT) | D, 4-3

174 | No. 6 Ethan Smith (OSU) def. Hunter Kernan (PITT) | TF, 26-8 (5:00)

184 | No. 10 Kaleb Romero (OSU) def. No. 31 Gregg Harvey (PITT) | MD, 10-2

197 | No. 2 Nino Bonaccorsi (PITT) def. No. 21 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) | D, 10-4

285 | No. 13 Tate Orndorff (OSU) def. No. 31 Jake Slinger (PITT) | D, 10-2

Up Next

The Buckeyes will not have a dual competition until 2022 when Ohio State travels to American University in Washington, D.C. for a 7:30 match Jan. 3. Big Ten competition then begins Jan. 8 at Michigan State (5 p.m.). The next home dual is against Michigan Jan. 14 at the Covelli Center (7 p.m.). For ticket information call 1-800-Go-Bucks or visit