Nathan Tomasello Set To Return This Weekend

The only No. 1-ranked wrestler we have yet to see this season has been Nathan Tomasello, Ohio State's three-time All-American and former 125lb NCAA champ.

Buckeyes coach Tom Ryan recently went on Steelwood Radio to discuss several topics but kicked off the show by revealing the date for Tomasello's return from injury. NaTo will be making his season debut this Friday when OSU travels east to take on Maryland at the Xfinity Center in College Park, MD — you can watch that match LIVE on Flo.

"The most ideal situation would be a tournament this weekend, but there’s really nothing to go to that we want him at," Ryan said. "So he’ll wrestle Maryland, and then he will wrestle, likely, against Minnesota based on just how he feels in that dual."

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Two days later, the Buckeyes head to Rutgers for a dual in Piscataway, NJ, but Ryan said Tomasello will not be in the lineup for that meet.

Ryan immediately recognized that there would be questions about why we won't see Tomasello against No. 2-ranked Nick Suriano, a Scarlet Knights sophomore. However, the Ohio State coach, now in his 12th year in Columbus, said it "makes no sense" for Tomasello to compete on Sunday from a "health and preparation" standpoint.

"I coach the student-athletes that are in the room," Ryan said. "We always try to make decisions on what’s best for them and the team and never about the press, and unfortunately sometimes, you know, the fans are going to sacrifice seeing a great match, which we’re looking forward to. I mean, Suriano has had a great year. We know he’s really tough. We’re excited about wrestling him, but it won’t happen this weekend."

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Where These Hawks & Cowboys Came From

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How Will Iowa at Oklahoma State Affect NCAA Seeding?

The nation's most storied rivalry goes down in Stillwater this Sunday when Iowa travels to take on Oklahoma State. With 17 ranked wrestlers, the guys competing are the ones looking to be high seeds and place at this year's NCAA tournament in Pittsburgh.

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National Preps Preview

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Ok let’s get right to it. Every year Blair and Wyoming Seminary are the two teams battling it out for the team trophy and that’s how it looks again this year, with Blair being a heavy favorite again as well.

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Iowa & OK State Individual Rankings Throughout The Season

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Earlier this week we took a look at where Oklahoma State and Iowa were ranked as a team throughout the 2018-19 season. Now, with the Dual of the Century of the Year looming just around the corner, let's go by the numbers and see where both teams' starters at all ten weights were ranked at each week of the year. 

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What 2 Watch 4: Looks Like We Made It

Looks like we made it. Look how far we've come my friends who enjoy watching wrestling. You're still the one I want to help watch all the dual meets this weekend, which is the last weekend of the regular season. 

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Hungarian Grand Prix Greco-Roman Ranking Event Preview

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Tim Hands, founder and senior editor of Five Point Move, previews the second UWW Greco-Roman ranking series event, the Hungarian Grand Prix.

John Smith On DeSanto/Fix & Iowa/OSU Rivalry

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Daton Fix addresses the media and talks about his upcoming bout with Austin Desanto along with what it means to him to be apart of the Oklahoma State vs Iowa rivalry for the first time.

FRL 355 - Iowa vs Oklahoma State Mega Show

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PIAA History: Freshman Champions

Winning a PIAA State Wrestling Championship as a freshman is a rare feat. In fact, there have only been 40 freshmen win PIAA titles in the 80 years of the championships. However, there has been a recent surge in freshman champions. There are many factors at play, but the coaching available at the club level prior to high school has allowed more freshman to be ready to compete at a high level than ever before. This decade has produced more than twice the amount of freshman champions from any previous decade in history. 

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