The Big Ten's Best Ohio State captures 2017 B1G wrestling crown

On the strength of individual titles from Nathan Tomasello, Bo Jordan, Kollin Moore and Kyle Snyder, Ohio State won the programs fourth-ever Big Ten championship on Sunday and its first outright title since 1951.

WE'VE GOT MEN WHO LOVE WHAT THEY DO. WE'VE GOT AN ADMINISTRATION THAT LOVES THE SPORT. WE STUCK TOGETHER, KEPT WORKING AND STUFF LIKE THIS HAPPENS. | 2017 BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR TOM RYAN

133: TOMASELLO WINS TITLE #3

In the 133 lb. final, redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello became Ohio State's third three-time conference champion when he scored a buzzer-beating escape to defeated Iowa's Cory Clark, 5-4. Tomasello will bring a 19-0 record into the NCAA Championships.

174: JORDAN FINALLY BREAKS THROUGH

After finishing as a runner-up in both 2015 and 2016, Bo Jordan all but clinched Ohio State's team title with his 6-4 sudden-victory win over Penn State's Mark Hall.

it's awesome. not just to win, but to wrestle the way i wanted to. the progression and effort i put in to the match i was real happy about. | bo jordan on his title match

197: MOORE STARTS FAST

Redshirt freshman Kollin Moore scored 11 first period points and upended top-seeded Brett Pfarr of Minnesota to win the 197 lb. title, marking the second time in three years a Buckeye freshman has won a conference title. He was named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Year.

285: SNYDER GOES BACK TO BACK

No. 1-ranked Kyle Snyder topped No. 2-ranked Connor Medbery of Wisconsin 8-5 in the 285 lb. final and add another line to his already impressive resume: two-time Big Ten champion. Snyder has now won 23 consecutive collegiate matches.

Snyder averaged 14.6 points per match in his three bouts this past weekend.

DID YOU KNOW

• The seven finalists and four champions are the most, respectively, in program history.

• Ohio State also set a school record with 139.5 points scored at the championships.

• For the second time in four years, a pair of brothers – Bo and Micah Jordan – wrestled in the conference finals.

• Tom Ryan has coached 15 Big Ten champions in his 11 seasons as a head coach.

• Eight Buckeyes automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships, which take place March 16-18 in St. Louis.

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