COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a nearly two-week hiatus, the fourth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team returns to the mat this weekend for a pair of key Big Ten tests. The Buckeyes travel to Madison, Wisc., for a date with the 17th-ranked Badgers on Friday night and then turn around and host 11th-ranked Rutgers on Sunday at noon.
Friday’s dual at Wisconsin can be seen live on Big Ten Network Plus (subscription required). On Sunday, the Buckeyes and Scarlet Knights will do battle in front of a national audience on Big Ten Network. Tim Johnson will handle the play-by-play duties with Jim Gibbons offering color analysis.
Four members of Ohio State’s starting lineup are still undefeated, led by 149-pounder Micah Jordan, who is 19-0 with 13 of those wins coming via bonus points. Joining Micah Jordan is Bo Jordan (7-0). Both Jordans are Graham High School graduates.
Isaac Jordan of Wisconsin, the cousin of Bo and Micah Jordan, is a three-time All-American and two-time Big Ten champion. He won three state titles while being coached by Bo and Micah’s father, Jeff, at Graham High School. Isaac is currently ranked No. 3 nationally by InterMat. Bo Jordan is ranked No. 1 at 174 pounds.