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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/8/2023, Last updated: 11/9/2023
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Ohio State Claims Wrestler of the Week Honor

Buckeyes’ Welsh earns Wrestler of the Week plaudit after posting a 5-0 record to claim the 174-pound title at the Clarion Open

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Wrestler of the Week

Rocco Welsh, Ohio State

174 pounds – Fr. – Waynesburg, Penn. – Waynesburg Central

  • Made his collegiate debut at the 2023 Clarion Open, posting a 5-0 record to capture the Open Championship at 174 pounds

  • Opened the tournament with a tech fall against Brown’s Colby Isabelle Rollinsford (22-5; 2:44) before earning a fall against Purdue’s Brody Baumann (5:31)

  • Earned a 5-2 decision over John Worthing of Clarion and followed it up with a 8-2 decision over Sammy Starr of Navy in the finals

  • Earns the first Wrestler of the Week Award of his career

  • Last Ohio State Wrestler of the Week: Jesse Mendez (Jan. 31, 2023)

2023-24 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Nov. 8: Rocco Welsh, Fr., OSU