Nathan Tomasello Set To Return This Weekend

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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."

Check out the full episode below.

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."


Tech Notes: Travis Wittlake vs Trent Hidlay

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Travis Wittlake and Trent Hidlay are due to wrestle at the PWC this Sunday. The two haven’t been in the same circle together since Fargo back in 2015 where Wittlake won by tech 11-0. But before you start jumping to conclusions you should know that they wrestled Greco and that most of the techniques that Wittlake used to score do not translate to a folk style setting (front head lock roll throughs and step-outs). We haven’t seen Wittlake in a national level competition since Akron. He suffered an ankle injury at the National Duals. So we’ll see if there is any rust that needs to be knocked off. 

2018 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic: Confidence Picks

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You've got to be a pretty confident wrestler to be chosen to represent Team USA or Team Pennsylvania at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic. We feel pretty confident too about these five things that will happen on Sunday at the Fitzgerald Field House on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

Connor Brady Commits To Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from one of the nation's best juniors today. Connor Brady of Olentangy Liberty high school in Ohio gave a verbal to wrestle for the Hokies in college. 

The Biggest Upsets At The 2018 NCAAs

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Upsets are a common occurrence every year at NCAAs, but things got particularly crazy at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland last weekend. Relive all the shocks and awes as we run down the 10 biggest upsets from the 2018 NCAA Championships.

History-Making Career Finishes: NaTo, BoJo, & Snyder

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The 2018 NCAA tournament featured a number of four-time individual qualifiers, but three teammates from Ohio State, in particular, found themselves in position for a history-making achievement this past weekend in Cleveland. 

California Coming In Hot To FloNationals

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In the past, we’ve seen some of the biggest stars from California have incredible success at FloNationals. 

Retrospective: Ohio State's 2018 NCAA Tournament

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The 2018 NCAA tournament is over, and we finally have a moment to reflect on this season and take a first look ahead at next year. Today, we're examining Ohio State's performance as the best runner-up of all time.

Where Are PWC Participants Going To College?


Year after year, the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic showcases the next wave of college wrestling superstars. In fact, six of this year's ten NCAA champions were Classic alumni. Below we break down which colleges the 2018 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic participants will be attending in the fall.

Robert Kanniard Commits To Rutgers

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Rutgers will be adding a Fargo champ to their roster in the next couple years. Robert Kanniard has verbally committed to wrestle for the Scarlet Knights in college.

Tech Notes: Gavin Teasdale vs. Pat Glory

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We all may still have an NCAA hangover, but don’t take your straps down just yet: The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic returns to Fitzgerald Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh this Sunday.