Jan. 17, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Indiana University wrestling team (6-4) welcomes a top-five opponent to University Gym for the second straight weekend, playing host to #5 Ohio State (7-2) Friday night at 7 p.m.
IUHoosiers.com All-Access and BTN.com will be streaming the Big Ten battle live. In addition, live stats can be found at TrackWrestling.com with bout results posted as they happen on Twitter (@IUWrestling1).
125 lbs - Joe Duca, r-So. (8-10) vs. #10 Nikko Triggas (15-6)
133 lbs - Alonzo Shepherd, Fr. (3-3) vs. Kyle Visconti (3-6)
141 lbs - Eric Roach, r-Fr. (14-9) or Joe Randazzo, r-Fr. (2-4) vs. #2 Hunter Stieber (21-0)
149 lbs - Preston Keiffer, r-So. (0-4) vs. #12 Cam Tessari (10-5)
157 lbs - #9 Taylor Walsh, r-So. (22-6) vs. #16 Josh Demas (13-5)
165 lbs - #12 Ryan LeBlanc, r-Jr. (16-5) vs. Mark Martin (14-8)
174 lbs - Cheney Dale, r-So. (6-13) or Sawyer Morris, r-So. (4-4) vs. #6 Nick Heflin (7-2)
184 lbs - Luke Sheridan, So. (13-10) vs. C.J. Magrum (5-2)
197 lbs - Tarek Alaruri, Sr. (1-12) vs. #13 Andrew Campolattano (13-7)
285 lbs - #11 Adam Chalfant, r-Jr. (18-4) vs. #10 Peter Capone (15-4)
Complete Match Notes
COACH RYAN RETURNS
Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan is not a stranger to Bloomington, serving as an assistant coach under Duane Goldman from 1992-94.
Indiana finished 19th out of 56 teams at the 50th running of the Midlands despite competing at just six weight classes due to injury and illness crippling the lineup.
Redshirt sophomore Taylor Walsh led the way for IU, placing fourth in the nation's elite amateur wrestling tournament. He was seeded 10th at 157 pounds and bested three fellow seeded wrestlers, including the second-, seventh- and 11th-seeded foes.
Each of IU's three returning NCAA Qualifiers are ranked amongst the country's elite once again this season. This trio of Hoosiers can be found in the most recent national rankings:
#9 Taylor Walsh (157 lbs.)
#11 Adam Chalfant (285 lbs.)
#12 Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs.)
BIG TEN DOING BIG THINGS
As a conference, the Big Ten is a combined 67-14 in 81 non-conference duals so far during the 2012-13 campaign, good for a 82.7 winning percentage.