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Wrestling: Ohio State’s Myles Martin pinned by Penn State’s Bo Nickal, finishes as runner-up at NCAA championships

Ohio State junior Myles Martin squares off with Virginia Tech’s Zach Zavatsky on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland at the NCAA wrestling championships. Martin defeated Zavatsky in the 184-pound semifinals by an 8-4 decision. Credit: Jeff Helfrich | Senior Lantern Reporter

CLEVELAND — Ohio State junior Myles Martin was pinned by Penn State’s Bo Nickal in the 184-pound finals Saturday evening at the NCAA wrestling championships in Cleveland.

Martin earned a takedown to start the championship match, but Nickal responded with a roll through and quickly pinned the Ohio State junior. The match clinched a points championship for Penn State.

Martin’s loss upended his attempt to win a second title after finishing first at the NCAA national championships as a freshman in 2016. He was named All-American for the third time on Friday. Martin also has placed as a Big Ten finalist in the past two seasons. Martin and Nickal have now wrestled nine times, with Nickal winning on seven occasions.

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