No. 22 Ohio State*(0-2)*at Edinboro (1-3-1)
at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 12
McComb Fieldhouse
Edinboro, Pa.

Ohio State Probable Lineup
Wt. Wrestler/Year/Notes/Record
125 #15 Logan Stieber/Fr./In Buckeye debut Nov. 21 recorded 2 TF; outscored opponents 36-3/5-3
125 Bo Touris/R-Jr./Will potentially see first action of 2010-11 season/0-0
133 #12 Ian Paddock/So./Big Ten WOW Nov. 9; Won title at UB Open; NCAA qualifier/11-3
141 Randy Languis/Fr./Made Buckeye starting debut at Vegas invite/7-6
149 Sean Nemec/R-Jr./Holds down 149 spot; looks to earn first trip to NCAAs/8-5
157 #14 Colt Sponseller/Sr./Dropped wt. class to 157; NCAA qualifier/10-1
165 Jared Kusar/R-So./Cracked starting lineup at 165; replacing injured T. Jameson/6-8
174 #14 Nick Heflin/R-Fr./R-shirt, who earned starting role at 174; UB Open champ./12-2
184 Peter Capone/R-Fr./R-shirt, who locked up 184 lb with graduation of M. Pucillo/12-8
197 C.J. Magrum/R-So./NCAA qualifier who completed first full season last year/3-3
285 Johnny Hiles/R-So./After r-shirting past year, in starting lineup/0-4

Edinboro Probable Lineup
Wt./Wrestler/Year Hometown/Previous School
125 Evan Yenolevich/R-Fr./New Tripoli, PA/Northwestern Lehigh
133 Kyle Felter/Fr./Chester, VA/Thomas Dale
141 Kasey Davis/Fr./Meadville, PA/Meadville
149 #15 Torsten Gillespie/Sr./Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder
157 Johnny Greisheimer/So./Wantagh, NY/Wantagh
165 Ethan Saylor/Fr./Connellsville, PA/Connellsville
165 Jeffrey Brigham/So./Middleport, NY/Royalton-Hartland
174 Chris Hrunka/Jr./Washington, NJ/Warren Hills
184 #3 Chris Honeycutt/Jr./North Ridgeville, OH/St. Edward
197 Shawn Fendone/Sr./Salem, NH/Central Catholic (Mass.)
285 Ernest James/R-Fr./Medford, NY/Longwood

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 22 Ohio State wrestling team will continue action this weekend when it faces Edinboro at 2 p.m. Sunday at McComb Fieldhouse in Edinboro, Pa.

The Buckeyes (0-2) have won four consecutive matches over the Fighting Scots since 1998 to take a 7-3 advantage in the all-time series. Prior to 1998, the series was tied at 3-3.

A Look Back
In front of 2,325 at Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, Ohio, third-ranked Ohio State downed No. 19 Edinboro, 34-12, Dec. 13. The Buckeyes won the first seven bouts, including a Fighting Scot forfeit, to jump out to a 34-0 lead.

The dual began at 133 pounds with Buckeye freshman Ian Paddock matching up against Kyle Fluke. Paddock, a native of Warsaw, N.Y., took a 5-0 lead after the first period on a takedown and 3-point nearfall. He then extended his advantage to 9-1 following the second and sealed the 12-1 victory in the third period thanks to a reversal and a riding time of 1:29.

With the Scarlet and Gray up 4-0 early, No. 1 and senior tri-captain Reece Humphrey made the score 8-0 at 141 pounds on a 27-11 technical fall over Ashton Osterberg. Hailing from Indianapolis, Ind., Humphrey dominated the match early, taking a 14-6 lead after two periods. Humphrey recorded 13 takedowns in the match.

At 149 pounds, fourth-ranked Lance Palmer, also a senior tri-captain, notched a 9-1 major decision over Torsten Gillespie courtesy of three takedowns, an escape, a third stalling call on Gillespie and a riding time of 2:43.

Up next, sophomore Sean Nemec shut out Matt Coleman, 10-0, at 157 pounds before junior Colt Sponseller extended the Buckeye lead, 22-0, when he pinned Chris Hrunka in 4:53 at 165 pounds.

The Fighting Scots took a forfeit at 174 pounds and the Ohio State lead increased to 28-0. Mike Pucillo, ranked No. 9, pinned No. 20 Pat Bradshaw in 2:26 at 184 pounds to continue the Buckeye momentum.

No. 3 Ohio State 34 vs. No. 19 Edinboro 12
Dec. 13, 2009
Perrysburg High School
Perrysburg, Ohio
Attendance: 2,325
- Ian Paddock (OSU) mdec. Kyle Fluke (Edinboro), 12-1
141 - No. 1 Reece Humphrey (OSU) tech. fall Ashton Osterberg (Edinboro), 27-11
149 - No. 4 Lance Palmer (OSU) mdec. Torsten Gillespie (Edinboro), 9-1
157 - Sean Nemec (OSU) mdec. Matt Coleman (Edinboro), 10-0
165 - No. 7 Colt Sponseller (OSU) pinned Chris Hrunka (Edinboro), 4:53
174 - Edinboro Forfeit
184 - No. 9 Mike Pucillo (OSU) pinned No. 20 Pat Bradshaw (Edinboro), 2:26
197 -Shawn Fendone (Edinboro) pinned* Zach Stolarsky (OSU), 2:40
285 - No. 14 Chris Birchler (Edinboro) dec. Corey Morrison (OSU), 6-4
125 - No. 8 Eric Morrill (Edinboro) dec. Nikko Triggas (OSU), 6-4

Back to Vegas
Ohio State completed competition at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational Dec. 4 tied for 12th. Behind Top 7 showings by four Buckeyes - Logan Stieber (125), Ian Paddock (133), Colt Sponseller (157) and Nick Heflin (174) - Ohio State compiled 63.5 points at the Las Vegas Convention Center to tie Arizona State.

Pacing the Buckeyes
A pair of redshirt-freshmen lead the Buckeyes in wins. Nick Heflin (174) and Peter Capone (184) have 12 wins each. Heflin also is second on the team in winning percentage at .857 (12-2). Senior Colt Sponseller boasts the squad's top winning percentage with a .909 total (10-1). Capone by far has been the busiest Buckeye in competition, wrestling a total of 20 times so far this season.*

Up Next
The Buckeyes will open their Big Ten Conference schedule at Penn State at 2 p.m. Dec. 19.

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