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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 12/6/2023, Last updated: 12/7/2023
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Ohio State Claims Wrestler of the Week Honor

The Buckeye posted a 5-0 record en route to the 141-pound title at the 2023 Cliff Keen Invitational

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Wrestler of the Week

Jesse Mendez, Ohio State

141 pounds – So. – Crown Point, Ind. – Crown Point

  • Captured the 141-pound title at the 2023 Cliff Keen Invitational with a 5-0 record

  • Earned the crown with three-consecutive wins over top 15 wrestlers in his weight class, including a major decision over No. 4 Brock Hardy of Nebraska

  • Defeated No. 14 Vince Cornella of Cornell in the quarterfinals by technical fall (18-1), before winning the title match over No. 7 Ryan Jack of NC State by decision, 5-2

  • Last Ohio State Wrestler of the Week: Rocco Welsh (Nov. 8, 2023)

2023-24 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Nov. 8: Rocco Welsh, Fr., OSU

Nov. 14: Shayne Van Ness, So., PSU/ Dean Hamiti, Jr., WIS

Nov. 22: Beau Bartlett, Sr., PSU/ Yaraslau Slavikouski, Gr., RU

Nov. 29: Gabe Arnold, Fr., IOWA

Dec. 6: Jesse Mendez, So., OSU