Young Bucks: A Season With Ohio State

Catch Up On The Ohio State Wrestling's Young Bucks Series

Catch Up On The Ohio State Wrestling's Young Bucks Series

Follow along with the Ohio State Buckeyes through the ups and downs of the 2022-2023 NCAA wrestling season with Sammy Sasso, Jesse Mendez and Kaleb Romero.

Oct 22, 2023 by Mark Bader
Catch Up On The Ohio State Wrestling's Young Bucks Series

FloWrestling followed the Ohio State wrestling team throughout the entire 2022-2023 NCAA wrestling season. 

The Buckeyes had the top recruiting class in the nation, landing the top three pound-for-pound recruits in Jesse Mendez, Nic Bouzakis, and Nick Feldman, along with a host of talented wrestlers from across the country.

In episode one these three recruits travel from their hometowns to Columbus to get settled at Ohio State. Watch their humbling first workout and hear their thoughts on their first days on campus.


Episode two follows the Buckeyes during the first competition of the season, the Michigan State Open. Nic Bouzakis and Jesse Mendez both charge through the field with impressive performances. Mendez gets a huge win over a returning All-American and establishes himself as a legitimate D1 starter.


Episode three will premiere on Wednesday October 25 and will introduce team leader, multiple time All-American and NCAA finalist Sammy Sasso. At this point in the season the team has had a couple dual meets and heads out to Las Vegas for the mid season Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite, one of the toughest tournaments of the year. We see how the Buckeyes deal with adversity during this competition.

The rest of the episodes follow the Buckeyes during the remainder of their season.

Here is the release schedule for the rest of the series:

Episode 3 - October 25

Episode 4 - November 1

Episode 5 - November 8

Episode 6 - November 15