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Buckeyes Capture Big Ten Tournament Championship!!!
By John Porentas

On the strength of four individual championship Ohio State captured its second Big Ten tournament championship in the last three years. 

The Buckeyes finished with 139.5 team points, outdistancing second-place finishers Penn State who ended up with 130 points. 

Individual title winners include Nathan Tomasello at 133, Bo Jordan at 174, Kollin Moore at 197 and Kyle Snyder at 285.  Myles Martin and Micah Jordan were runners-up at 184 and 149 respectively. 

The championship swung on the strength of wins in critical matches against Penn State, The Nittany Lions were regular-season champions in the Big Ten and favored to win the tournament, but Martin scored an upset on PSU's Bo Nikals in the semi-finals. Nikals was the number-one seed in the weight class and had beaten Martin earlier in the season, but Martin prevailed 6-4 for a key win. In another key head-to-head OSU vs. PSU matchup Bo Jordan earned a dramatic overtime win over second-ranked Mark Hall in the 174 pound weight class final to seal the team victory for Ohio State. 

The tournament championship was just OSU's fourth in program history.  

OSU 197 pounder Kollin Moore won a title with a win over top-seed Brett Pfarr of Minnesota. Pfarr entered the match with a record of 27-1 on the season, but Moore was able to pick up a first-period takedown with four back points to put himself in teh driver's seat. 

Kyle Snyder decisioned Wiconsin's Connor Medbery who entered that match with a season record of 26-0.  

Following the tournament OSU Head Coach Tom Ryan was named the B1G coach of the year and Moore was named the Freshman of the Year. 

Top Finishers:

Ohio State - 139.5
Penn State - 130
Iowa - 112.5
Nebraska - 102.5
Minnesota - 93
Illinois - 88.5
Michigan - 83

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