Big Ten Wrestling: The Rivalry Hits the Mat

The Michigan vs. Ohio State rivalry is not just a football rivalry when it comes to these two schools. Another chapter in this rivalry will take center stage Friday night at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

The No. 2 and undefeated Buckeyes will host the No. 5 and undefeated Wolverines in what will be an intense Big Ten battle.

Both teams enter the match with No. 1 ranked athletes: Michigan’s Stevan Micic who holds up the top spot at 133 pounds and Ohio State’s Myles Martin at 184 pounds.

Both Ohio State and Michigan still have a match against No. 1 Penn State on their schedules. They could also see each other again at the conference championships which take place in March.

The three key matchups that could end up being what decides the match are:

133 Pounds

No. 1 Stevan Micic (Michigan ) vs No. 6 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State).

141 Pounds

No. 5 Kanen Storr (Michigan) vs No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State).

157 Pounds

No. 11 Alec Pantaleo (Michigan) vs No. 7 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State).

Whenever Ohio State has to move a wrestling match into the Schott you know it will be huge. Definitely expect a Big Ten classic from match.

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