#1 Myles Martin defeats #3 Nick Reenan of New York Condition College by decision within the 184-pound bout, 12-5. Credit: Sal Marandino For Th
No. 2 Ohio Conditionteam (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) will require on No. 21 Illinois on the highway Friday after which will visit face Northwestern Sunday.
Illinois (2-5, 1-4 Big Ten) is in the center of a four-match losing streak, losing its newest duel against Nebraska 30-9 on Sunday.
Ohio Condition is originating off a loss of revenue of their own, falling to then-No. 5 Michigan 19-7 for that team’s first loss of year. Within the match, the Buckeyes lost 6-of-10 bouts. ?
Ohio Condition affiliate mind coach J Jaggers stated they is able to move ahead in the loss towards the Wolverines.
“We required our medicine on Friday and lost lots of close matches,” Jaggers stated. “Hopefully a number of individuals guys which were maybe around the wrong finish of close matches discover a way a few days ago, and obtain their hands elevated.”
The Buckeyes may need to finish their losing streak with out them of the top wrestlers, senior Joey McKenna.
No. 2 wrestler at 141 pounds, McKenna shows up as day-to-day by having an undisclosed injuries. Assistant coach Tervel Dlagnev stated Thursday he’ll likely miss both matches against Illinois and Northwestern.
McKenna is 14- this year, having a career record of 93-8.
Redshirt sophomore Clay Ragon would wrestle in McKenna’s stead. Ragon is 6-6 in 2018-19 with two wins by technical fall.
Ohio Condition senior Myles Martin, no. 1 wrestler in the united states at 184 pounds, is undefeated around the season, but includes a big match against Illinois redshirt senior Emery Parker, who, at No. 4, is 11-1 this year.
Parker defeated Martin within the 2016-2017 NCAA titles with a 14-9 decision. Earlier that season, Martin defeated Parker by major decision 11-3.
Ohio Condition volunteer coach Bo Jordan stated he isn’t worried about Martin’s approaching bout.
“He looks pretty incredible at this time, so so far as him being tested or otherwise, I am not sure,” Jordan stated. “If he wrestles the way in which he is able to, I honestly don’t see lots of people that may beat him.”
Northwestern (3-6, 1-3 Big Ten) can also be on the losing streak, losing its past two meets, including its last duel against No. 3 Iowa 33-7.
Dlagnev stated Ohio Condition has not only winning on its mind heading into its two matches a few days ago.
“I’m just wishing to determine progress each week,” Dlagnev stated. “We discuss every match is definitely an chance.”
Ohio Condition redshirt junior Ke-Shawn Hayes, no. 7 wrestler in the united states at 157 pounds having a 14-4 record, includes a tough bout against Northwestern third-rated redshirt sophomore Ryan Deakin, with a 19-2 record.
Jordan is searching toward seeing how Hayes does against a set of rated opponents a few days ago.
“Just excited for him he’s two possibilities to visit available and wrestle the way in which he really wants to wrestle to determine where he’s at,” Jordan stated. “I think he’ll be all right. He is able to win each of individuals matches.”
Ohio Condition true newcomer Malik Heinselman squares of against Northwestern redshirt sophomore Sebastian Rivera, no. 1 wrestler in the united states at 125 pounds, who’s undefeated around the season in 18 matches.
Dlagnev stated this matchup for that true newcomer offers an chance to achieve experience around the pad.
“We need to see the confident Malik that wrestles used available,” Dlagnev stated. “We see some awesomefrom him in [practice], and when he is able to just release that, it is exactly what we opting for.”
Ohio Condition will face No. 21 Illinois at 9 p.m. on Friday in Champaign, Illinois, after which heads to Evanston, Illinois to duel Northwestern at 1 p.m. Sunday.