Six county wrestlers advance to NCAA tourney


Citizen staff reporter



Six former Champaign County wrestlers will be among 31 former high school grapplers from Ohio who will compete in the 2016 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Tournament on March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Ohio is second in total qualifiers to Pennsylvania.

Nick Brascetta, a 2011 Graham graduate and redshirt senior for the Virginia Tech Hokies, comes in at 7-3 at 157 pounds. Brascetta is a three-time ACC champion and a two-time All-American.

Isaac Jordan, a 2012 Graham graduate and redshirt junior for the Wisconsin Badgers, enters the tournament undefeated at 25-0 in the 165-pound weight class. Jordan is a two-time All-American and a two-time Big Ten champion.

Ryan Taylor, a 2012 Graham graduate and redshirt junior for the Wisconsin Badgers, comes in at 9-5 for the season at 133 pounds. Taylor was an All-American last season.

Bo Jordan, a 2013 Graham graduate and redshirt sophomore for the Ohio State Buckeyes, comes in at 16-2 at 165 pounds. Jordan was an All-American last season and placed third at the national championships.

Micah Jordan, a 2014 Graham graduate and redshirt freshman for the Ohio State Buckeyes, comes in at 25-2 at 141 pounds. Micah was a four-time Ohio state champion in high school and 31-3 in open tournaments last season while redshirting for the Buckeyes.

Austin Reese, a 2014 Mechanicsburg graduate and redshirt freshman for the Ohio Bobcats, enters the tournament at 21-12 in the 165-pound weight class. Reese was a four-time state placer in high school and won a championship his senior season.

Citizen staff reporter