COLUMBUS, Ohio — For just the second time ever, Ohio State wrestling will compete at Value City Arena.
With second-ranked Penn State coming to town, the Buckeyes are pulling out all the stops. Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder put out a call on Twitter for Ohio State fans to pack the stands.
10,000 seats sold already. If you are coming bring a friend. Friday at 6pm @wrestlingbucks
— Kyle Snyder (@Snyder_man45) February 1, 2017
Ohio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan echoed that plea.
“Any fan that’s wondering what a wrestling match is like needs to be at The Schott on Friday night,” Ryan said. “You’re going to see two teams with 10 individuals on each team that compete at an extremely high level. I don’t care what sport it is. When you have two elite teams going at it, it’s fun. It will be an energetic environment. There’s going to be thousands of people there. It’s a heck of a lot better than being on the couch.”
If you’re not able to make it, however, here’s how you can watch, live stream or listen to Ohio State vs. Penn State.
Ohio State wrestling vs. Penn State wrestling meet time, details
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, Feb. 3
Location: Value City Arena/Columbus, Ohio
Rankings: Ohio State is ranked No. 4, Penn State is ranked No. 2
Which TV channel broadcasts Ohio State wrestling vs. Penn State wrestling?
The Big Ten Network will broadcast the meet.
How can I watch Ohio State wrestling vs. Penn State wrestling online?
BTN2Go will provide live streaming of the game. Click here to watch.
How do I get BTN2Go?
Anyone with the Big Ten Network in their cable package can watch BTN2Go online for free. After clicking on the event, select your cable provider (Uverse, Time Warner, etc) and input username and password. Click here for more info.
How can I listen to Ohio State wrestling vs. Penn State wrestling on the radio?
It will be broadcast on the Penn State Radio Network. Click here for a list of affiliates.
Ohio State wrestling vs. Penn State wrestling key matchup
149: No. 5 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) vs. No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State)
This dual meet is loaded with match-ups between ranked opponents. The heavyweight battle pits No. 1 vs. No. 3, but the gap in talent when Snyder is involved makes it much less of a toss-up than it might seem.
The outcome of this dual could very well be determined by the winner of the Jordan-Retherford matchup at 149. The Buckeyes will have the better seed in four of the 10 bouts and need to flip at least one – possibly more depending on bonus points – in order to prevail. Jordan is probably their best shot at doing that, although the undefeated Retherford makes that an incredibly tough task.
Ohio State wrestling vs. Penn State wrestling probable match-ups
Weight: Ohio State vs. Penn State
125: No. 18 Jose Rodriguez (11-5) vs. No. 2 Nick Suriano (13-1)
133: No. 1 Nathan Tomasello (11-0) vs. George Carpenter (1-8)
141: No. 15 Luke Pletcher (21-2) vs. No. 11 Jimmy Gulibon (10-6)
149: No. 5 Micah Jordan (21-1) vs. No. 1 Zain Retherford (15-0)
157: Anthony DeCarlo (2-6) vs. No. 1 Jason Nolf (15-0)
165: Cody Burcher (14-8) vs. No. 4 Vincenzo Joseph (11-2)
174: No. 1 Bo Jordan (9-0) vs. No. 7 Mark Hall (20-2)
184: No. 10 Myles Martin (20-4) vs. No. 2 Bo Nickal (14-0)
197: No. 4 Kollin Moore (20-2) vs. No. 9 Matt McCutcheon (12-2)
HWT: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (6-0) vs. No. 3 Nick Nevills (13-1)