Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, February 5, 2016
Big Ten wrestling fans got to see an outstanding wrestling match Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Big Ten Network.
Top-ranked Penn State defeated No. 3 and reigning national champ Ohio State, 24-14, in front of the second-largest crowd (15,983) in Penn State history.
The Nittany Lions improved to 13-0, including 8-0 in the Big Ten, with the win.
No. 1-ranked Nathan Tomasello opened the dual with a 3-1 win over No. 4 Nico Megaludis at 125, giving Ohio State an early advantage. Tomasello improved to 16-0 with the victory.
Check out that dual in the video on top of this post.
Penn State's Jordan Conaway, ranked No. 5 in the nation, won a top 10 matchup, beating Ohio Stat's Johnni DiJulius, 8-4, at 133 pounds.
Freshman Micah Jordan followed with an impressive 6-3 win over Penn State's Jimmy Gulibon at 141 pounds. Jordan improved to 18-1 this season with the win.
Watch that matchup here below.
The match closed at heavyweight when Ohio State's Kyle Snyder won by technical fall. The reigning world champion Snyder had wrestled just one match for the Buckeyes before Friday night, that coming almost three weeks ago against Nebraska.
Penn State now leads the all-time series with the Buckeyes, 18-12.
NO. 1 PENN STATE 23, NO. 3 OHIO STATE 14
125: #1 Nathan Tomasello OSU dec. #4 Nico Megaludis PSU, 3-1 / 0-3
133: #5 Jordan Conaway PSU dec. #10 Johnni DiJulius OSU, 8-4 / 3-3
141: #4 Micah Jordan OSU dec. #14 Jimmy Gulibon PSU, 6-3 / 3-6
149: #1 Zain Retherford PSU pinned Sal Marandino OSU, WBF (2:31) / 9-6
157: #1 Jason Nolf PSU maj. dec. #11 Jake Ryan OSU, 19-6 / 13-6
165: #2 Bo Jordan OSU dec. Geno Morelli PSU, 3-2 / 13-9
174: #1 Bo Nickal PSU dec. #14 Myles Martin OSU, 11-5 / 16-9
184: #9 Matt McCutcheon PSU dec. #13 Kenny Courts OSU, 4-0 / 19-9
197: #1 Morgan McIntosh PSU tech fall Josh Fox OSU, 24-9 (TF; 7:00) / 24-9
285: #2 Kyle Snyder OSU tech fall Jan Johnson PSU, 24-9 (TF; 4:00) / 24-14