Wrestling Roundup: A Weekend of History

Written January 24th, 2012 by Joe Dexter

Josh Demas secures a 7-3 win over Derick St. John at 157 lbs. Demas is one of the many underclassman with a bright future. (Photo Courtesy The Lantern)

Anyone familiar with the sport of wrestling can tell you that it’s the most unique sport in the world of athletics.

It’s a team sport where nobody can help you. Yet, when you step on the center of the mat and face your opponent, nobody depends on you more than your teammates.

On Friday, in front of 6,000 fans at St. John Arena, The Ohio State Buckeyes exemplified what makes this sport so great. For the first time since 1966, the Scarlet and Gray defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes in improbable fashion, with a 21-9 victory.

And it all started with an expected loss at the 125 weight class.

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