With his 11-4 decision on Sunday, Dan Osterman remained undefeated in dual meets this season.  Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

With his 11-4 decision on Sunday, Dan Osterman remained undefeated in dual meets this season. Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

Dan Osterman improves to 10-0 in dual meets with his 11-4 decision at 149 pounds.


MILLERSBURG, Ohio – The Michigan State wrestling team (8-2, 0-2 Big Ten) fell to Ohio State, 19-16, Sunday afternoon in a dual hosted by the Buckeyes at Millersburg’s West Holmes High School.


The Spartans and Buckeyes (2-5, 1-1 Big Ten) split the 10 matches, but 16th-ranked Ian Paddock’s pin against Levi Stace at 133 pounds proved to be the difference in the final score.


MSU got off to a fast start as 125-pounder Eric Olanowski recorded an 11-2 major decision over Bo Touris in the opening match. Paddock answered for the Buckeyes with the fall at 133.


At 141 pounds, Ohio State’s Randall Languis edged Joel Trombly, 6-5, pushing the Buckeye lead to 9-4.


Michigan State won back-to-back decisions at 149 and 157, courtesy of Dan Osterman and Sean McMurray, as the Spartans regained the lead at intermission, 10-9. Osterman improved to 10-0 in dual meets this season with his 11-4 victory over Mike Fee. McMurray, a true freshman wrestling in the lineup for the first time this weekend, came away with his second win in three days, topping Sean Nemec, 11-4. McMurray won his first collegiate dual match on Friday against West Virginia’s Ryan Goodman, 5-2.


Ohio State reclaimed the lead for good following ninth-ranked Colt Sponseller’s major decision over Ben Boudro at 165 pounds, 12-2.


At 174 pounds, Curran Jacobs lost in the second tiebreaker to No. 14 Nick Heflin, 3-2. In a low-scoring match that featured each wrestler only scoring on an escape in regulation, Jacobs took a 2-1 lead with another escape in the first tiebreaker; however, he allowed a reversal in the second tiebreaker to lose, 3-2.


Ian Hinton kept Michigan State in the dual with a 3-1 sudden victory in overtime against Cody Magrum at 184 pounds. Hinton registered a takedown against Magrum in the extra period to claim the victory, cutting the Ohio State lead to 16-13 with two matches remaining.


But following Hinton’s win, OSU’s Peter Capone returned the favor with a 3-1 sudden victory over No. 19 Tyler Dickenson in the 197-pound match.


Spartan heavyweight Mike McClure ended the dual with a 3-0 shutout against Zach Stolarsky.


Michigan State returns to action Friday, Jan. 21 at Jenison Field House to host Central Michigan at 7 p.m.


Ohio State 19, Michigan State 16

125: Eric Olanowski (MSU) major dec. Bo Touris (OSU), 11-2; MSU leads, 4-0
133: No. 16 Ian Paddock (OSU) pinned Levi Stace (MSU), 0:44; OSU leads, 6-4
141: Randall Languis (OSU) dec. Joel Trombly (MSU), 6-5; OSU leads, 9-4
149: Dan Osterman (MSU) dec. Mike Fee (OSU), 11-4; OSU leads, 9-7
157: Sean McMurray (MSU) dec. Sean Nemec (OSU), 11-8; MSU leads, 10-9
165: No. 9 Colt Sponseller (OSU) major dec. Ben Boudro (MSU), 12-2; OSU leads, 13-10
174: No. 14 Nick Heflin (OSU) dec. Curran Jacobs (MSU), 3-2 (TB 2); OSU leads, 16-10
184: Ian Hinton (MSU) dec. Cody Magrum (OSU), 3-1 (SV); OSU leads, 16-13
197: Peter Capone (OSU) dec. No. 19 Tyler Dickenson (MSU), 3-1 (SV); OSU leads, 19-13
HWT: Mike McClure (MSU) dec. Zach Stolarsky (OSU) , 3-0; OSU wins, 19-16