Ohio State sophomore Logan Stieber defeated Tony Ramos of Iowa 7-4 last night in the 133-pound final to win his second straight NCAA wrestling championship.
The match was a rematch of 2012 semifinal, which Stieber won 33-4. Stieber then defeated Jordan Oliver of Oklahoma State 28-2 in the final.
Stieber’s brother, Hunter, finished third at 141 pounds with a 12-4 decision over Undrakhb Khishignyam of The Citadel. The Buckeyes’ Nick Heflin finished fifth at 174 pounds after pinning Michael Evans at 2:10 of their bout.
Penn State clinched its third consecutive team title.
Visiting Ohio State swept a doubleheader against Purdue.
The Buckeyes (15-6, 3-0 the Big Ten) won the first game 8-3 and followed it with a 7-0 victory over the Boilermakers (7-14, 0-3).
In the opener, Kirby Pellant had four hits, two runs scored and an RBI and starter Brad Goldberg went five innings for the victory. Reliever Ryan Riga earned his first career save.
In the second game, Brian King struck out a career-high eight in eight innings. Pat Porter had three hits and two RBI to pace the Buckeyes’ offense.
Ohio State win its first Big Ten series of the spring after splitting a doubleheader against Indiana at Buckeye Field.
The Buckeyes (20-9, 2-1) lost 6-4 in nine innings in the first game and won the second game 8-2 against the Hoosiers (16-16, 1-2).
Alex DiDomenico allowed three hits in seven innings with three walks and five strikeouts for her fifth complete-game victory of the season in the second game. Taylor Watkins had a home run, two doubles, scored three runs and had four RBI.
Indiana scored two runs in the ninth to take the opener. Leesa Gresham, Shelby Pickett and Megan Coletta each had two hits for the Buckeyes.
With the third round completed at the NCAA championships in Columbus, Ohio State is in fourth place with 127 points. Penn State (138) is the leader.
The Buckeyes’ Alison Miller is in second in saber and Mona Shaito also is in second in the foil. Overall, Ohio State secured 57 victories yesterday.
Men’s track and field
jumper Michael Hartfield won the long jump with a distance of 8.08 meters at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. It was the top distance in the country this year and ranks third in Buckeyes history.
Billy Stanley cleared 72.16 meters in the javelin to win the event and set an Ohio State record. Stanley broke the 12-year-old record held by George Hoover.
Other Buckeye victories were by Donovan Robertson in the 110 hurdles (14.15 seconds) and Champ Page in the 400 hurdles (47.69).
No. 20 Ohio State placed fifth at the Big Ten championships at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Mich. The Buckeyes totaled 195.950 points. Nebraska (196.475) won the title.
Sarah Miller and Aly Marohn were co-champs on the beam (9.900), and Victoria Aepli was runner-up on the bars (9.875).