After 64 years, the wait was over for the Ohio State wrestling team in Columbus last March. The Buckeyes and Iowa Hawkeyes battled to a tie to become is the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Co-Champions. It was the Buckeyes’ first conference title since 1951.
Big 10 teams converged in Columbus over the memorable weekend as venerable St. John Arena hosted the 101st renewal of the annual mat classic.
Buckeye senior Logan Stieber closed out his magnificent Big 10 career with his fourth title, coming this year at 141 pounds.
Buckeye Coach Tom Ryan and Iowa head Tom Brands shared the championship trophy as the meet ended with Northwestern heavyweight Mike McMullen edging Iowa’s Bobby Telford. The decision created a tie in the final team standings. Ohio State and Iowa ended with 120 points each.
Ohio State went on to capture the 2015 National Championship at the NCAA Tournament. This year’s Big 10 Tournament is March 5-6 at Iowa.