Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford talk to Tervel Dlagnev, who qualified for his second Olympic Games in the 125 KG freestyle weight class at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Iowa City.
Dlagnev talks about battling through injury, training at Ohio State through the Ohio RTC, and how Kyle Snyder has grown and even has helped him grow as a wrestler.
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(Image courtesy jaysteelblog.com) This week for Making the List I feel a need to lean towards a Letterman in two sports. In football the conversation is of the mass exodus that transpired from last season and who will be the newest stars on our wondrous Buckeyes’ team. Also wrestling is done. There, too, was excitement […]
Most 19 year old college sophomores are just finally adjusting to college life and figuring out where they’ll spend their Saturday nights. Not Kyle Snyder. Snyder, only 19, is the youngest world champion in the history of wrestling and is now on the cusp of his first national title in a scarlet and grey singlet. […]
The remarkable run for Ohio State true freshman Myles Martin came to end in the 174 finals at the 2016 NCAA wrestling finals, completing the ultimate goal — a national title. Martin, the 11 seed, made his way to finals only to face the 1 seed Bo Nickal of Penn State for the 4th time […]
Like the band Triumph, the Edinboro wrestling team fought the good fight on Monday night against the Ohio State Buckeyes. At the end of the day though, fight doesn’t always translate into team points. The Buckeyes won six of ten matches Monday night, en route to a 26-13 win over the Fighting Scots at St. John Arena in […]
The Buckeyes ended the regular season on a strong note on Friday night, defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 34-6 at St. John Arena. Besides Bo Jordan dropping his first loss of the season to his cousin Isaac in the opening match at 165 and Hunter Stieber’s overtime loss at 149, the Buckeyes swept the Badgers in […]
The Buckeyes will look to bounce back against the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday, after taking one to the chin against #1 Penn State last Friday. Despite big wins for Nate Tomasello and Kyle Snyder, the grappling Buckeyes were not able to muster any other wins by major or tech fall, falling 24-14. While Penn State […]
Some organizations don’t fire a coach that has their team sitting in first place. Instead, they hire a four-time champion to coach alongside an already championship staff. With the departure of Ross Thatcher from the program, head coach Tom Ryan announced Friday that Logan Stieber will officially join the Ohio State coaching staff after the […]
(Image courtesy of The Lantern) The Nike logo may get a more prominent display for a few more years. It was announced yesterday (Thursday Jan 14th) that the Ohio State University and Nike entered into a contract extension beyond the current agreement that expires in 2018. The new agreement, for 15 years, takes the OSU-Nike […]
I’ve had another epiphany. Basketball has begun – both Men’s and Women’s. Football isn’t quite over for the year – until January 1st anyway. And there are so many names to get to … on all three counts. But necessity has taken me off course. This week we shall address the best wrestler ever to […]
Bo knows highlight reel finishes. The top ranked 174 pounder pinned Arizona State’s Zachary Smith in the first period of the second match of the evening to set the tone for the Buckeyes in a 28-9 win. Jordan used his legs from the top position to break down Smith and power him to his back […]
Arizona State (4-2) @ Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) — St. John Arena 7:00 PM ET The boys on the gridiron aren’t the only defending national champions at Ohio State. Last week, the grappling Buckeyes got their dual season started off right with an impressive 34-6 win over the 23rd ranked Virginia Cavaliers. What makes the win more impressive is […]
A true sign of a high-level wrestling program is when you can head into a national title defense with a lot of ammunition, despite the fact that you have to replace a 4-time national champion and the best 197 pounder in the world. Logan Stieber helped put the Ohio State wrestling program on the map. […]
It might be the offseason, but there is still plenty to talk about in the Ohio State wrestling world. From future recruits to the Senior circuit, the Buckeyes are keeping busy as they plan to wrestle during the off-season to better their game. Former Buckeyes are also looking to improve their standing on the international […]
As sports fans, it’s easy to recognize a feat and appreciate the ability of an athlete to do what seems to be the impossible. That’s been the case for Ohio State fans while watching Logan Stieber make history as one of four wrestlers to ever win four straight NCAA championships. Throughout the process of experiencing […]
Logan Stieber is one of four wrestlers who have become four-time NCAA Champions. He’s defeated three different national champions in his own right. His name is etched in stone throughout the Ohio State record books. And now the Buckeye legend has won college wrestling’s equivalent of the Heisman — The Dan Hodge Trophy. Created by Wrestling […]
As I watched the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their national championship Saturday morning from the comfort of my couch in Greensboro, North Carolina — I couldn’t help but think about just how hard it is for a team to win a national championship. Everything has to come together at the right time. Wrestlers who have […]
It was a magical weekend for the Ohio State Wrestling, winning their first NCAA National Championship in the program’s 94 year history. The Buckeye Battle Cry looks back at the top 10 moments from last weekend’s NCAA Tournament in St. Louis. Hunter Stieber Gives it his all despite dual elbow injuries Every championship run […]
On a night where the team title was already in hand, 3 Buckeyes would vie to become individual titles. Freshman Kyle Snyder (197) and Nathan Tomasello (125) were in search of their first titles and redshirt senior Logan Stieber (141) looked to become the 4th, 4 time national champion. The night wouldn’t get off to […]
The 3rd and final Buckeye to take the stage Saturday night was by far the biggest story in senior 141 pounder Logan Stieber. Stieber would look to finish his career by winning his 4th national championship joining John Smith (Oklahoma St), Cael Sanderson (Iowa St), and Kyle Dake (Cornell) as the only 4 time champs […]