Ohio State won its first NCAA wrestling championship Saturday in St. Louis and Lou Rosselli, a former standout at Roy-Hart, a 1996 U.S. Olympian and a Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame honoree, played a role in it.
Rosselli is an assistant coach of the Buckeyes, and two of his proteges won their weight classes in the NCAAs. Logan Stieber won at 141 pounds and became just the fourth wrestler in NCAA history to win a fourth national title. Stieber’s teammate, freshman Nathan Tomasello, won the national title at 125 pounds.
The senior 141-pounder for Ohio State beat Edinboro’s Mitchell Port 11-5 to win a fourth national title and become just the fourth wrestler in NCAA history to accomplish that feat.
“This is something I have dreamed about since I came to Ohio State,” said Stieber, who finished 29-0 this season and a 119-3 in his career for the Buckeyes. “To finally do it is unbelievable.”
Ohio State totaled 102 points, 16 more than second-place Iowa. Edinboro, where Rosselli formerly coached, finished third, its best finish ever with 75.5 points. Missouri, Cornell and Penn State rounded out the top six.