Record-Breaking Turnout as Ohio Buckeyes Stage Unforgettable Comeback Against Michigan in Big10 Wrestling

Published 01/27/2024, 9:36 PM EST

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The memory of the Toledo War still comes to the forefront every time Michigan takes on arch-rivals Ohio State. After a resounding defeat to Penn State, the Wolverines were determined to get back their winning ways by taking on the Buckeyes. However, the Ohio wrestling team had something different planned for “That Team Up North“. Despite trailing by ten points, the OSU heavyweights came back with exuberance and made sure their grand victory was for everyone to witness.

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The Buckeyes fans were treated to an unforgettable clash between the two Big Ten powerhouses at the Covelli Center, Ohio. And the crowd played more than their part to make sure their team’s emphatic win was commemorated in the right fashion.

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In a recent post on X by the official Ohio State Wrestling account, the record-setting attendance has been celebrated after the Buckeyes’ incredible win over the Wolverines. “𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐁𝐔𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐘𝐄 𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍“, reads the jubilant post as it took a moment to acknowledge the attendees for never stopping from cheering the team even when they were railing behind without any hopes for turning things around.

Nothing like a win over TTUN in front of a sold out crowd.“, remarked the post again as it announced the record set by the Buckeyes’ fans at Columbus yesterday. The accompanying image with the post denotes the number of people who gathered to witness the Buckeyes register their biggest moment since 2012 (4,759).

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Falling back on the events from the 19th-century war between the two states, the Buckeyes didn’t miss the chance to rekindle the fierce rivalry between the two colleges and their athletes. With the latest win, the Ohio State wrestling team now sits atop an impressive 12-1 overall record this season, with an 8-match winning streak.

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Buckeyes wrestlers pulled off a nail-biting victory

Among the 10 bouts fought, both teams picked up 5 wins each. In the first two rounds of the 125lb and 133lb weight classes, the Wolverines immediately forged ahead with a 9-0 lead over their opponents. While 141-pounder Jesse Mendez registered the first points for the Buckeyes after a forfeit win, the OSU team again lost points in the next two matches.

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The 165lb and 174lb match points went to the Wolverines and the Buckeyes respectively, before the Ohio State team pulled back remarkably in all the last three matches to seal the deal and snatch a long-awaited win over the Michigan team at the Covelli Center.

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Diptarko Paul

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