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Wrestling: No. 6 Ohio State bounces back with 34-3 win against No. 20 Purdue

Malik Heinselman of Ohio State gets his hand raised after defeating Devin Schnupp of Penn State by a 7-4 decision in the 125-pound bout of the Ohio State-Penn State dual. Ohio State lost the dual against Penn State 28-9. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The Lantern

The No. 6 Ohio State wrestling team (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) defeated No. 20 Purdue (6-9, 2-6 Big Ten) by a dominant score of 34-3 on Friday. Ohio State redshirt senior Micah Jordan, No. 3 wrestler in the country at 149 pounds, improved to 19-1 on the season with a win against Purdue redshirt freshman Parker Filius.

Jordan pinned Filius in the first period at the 1:51 mark of the match.

Ohio State true freshman Malik Heinselman set the tone to the match, defeating Purdue redshirt freshman Marshall Craig V by major decision 16-5.

Heinselman has now won seven matches in a row as a true freshman.

Ohio State senior Myles Martin, No. 1 wrestler in the country at 184 pounds, remained undefeated and won by major decision 20-7 against Purdue sophomore Max Lyon.

Buckeyes senior Joey McKenna and redshirt junior Kollin Moore, the No. 3 and No. 2 wrestlers at 141 pounds and 197 pounds respectively, bounced back from their first loss of the season, by defeating their Boilermaker foes.

McKenna defeated Purdue redshirt junior Nate Limmex by major decision 12-1 in dominant fashion.

Moore defeated Purdue ninth-ranked sophomore Max Lyon by decision 12-5.

Ohio State redshirt freshman Ethan Smith, No. 18 wrestler in the country at 174 pounds, was the only wrestler to be defeated on the night.

Smith fell to Purdue redshirt junior, No. 12 Dylan Lydy, in a tightly contested match by decision 5-3.

Ohio State redshirt junior Ke-Shawn Hayes, No. 8 in the country at 157 pounds, pulled off the victory against his ranked opponent.

Hayes defeated Purdue No. 11 Griffin Parriott by decision 5-1 in a hard fought match.

Ohio State junior Luke Pletcher, No. 6 wrestler in the country at 133 pounds, defeated Purdue sixteenth-ranked redshirt senior Ben Thornton by a 2-1 decision.

Buckeyes redshirt freshman Chase Singletary, No. 18 wrestler in the country at heavyweight, defeated Purdue redshirt senior Jacob Aven by decision 12-5.

No. 6 Ohio State will take on No. 7 Nebraska on senior night at St. John Arena at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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