Ohio State's Carson Kharchla reversed a run of bad luck with a 3-2 victory that typified the close nature of more than a few matches that tilted the fourth-ranked Buckeyes' way Sunday in a 21-12 dual meet victory at No. 13 Northwestern. (PressPros file photo).
Ohio State started slowly again, stayed close through the first six minutes of the second half, but still couldn't make enough happen to take the lead even once in losing for the ninth time in 10 games Sunday at Michigan.
Fifth-ranked Ohio State had its moments, like this Ethan Smith mat-return against two-time NCAA champion Carter Starocci, but not enough of them Friday in a loss to No. 1 Penn State. (PressPros Feature Photo by Sheri Hooley).
Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann became overheated...as the Buckeyes dug themselves a double-digit hole, then narrowly missed a late-rally comeback in Thursday's 65-60 loss to Wisconsin. Read about the game.
While he's upside-down here, it's Ohio State true freshman Jesse Mendez who's turned the wrestling world on its ear with an ascent into the Top 10 in his weight class entering a Friday match against a two-time NCAA champion. (PressPros Feature Photo by Sheri Hooley).