Ohio State's Ian Paddock holds onto Hofstra's Jamie Franco. Paddock won this 133 pound match by injury default after this move. Click here for more photos...
                               OHIO STATE  VS  HOFSTRA

      Ohio State (6-0) defeated Hofstra, 32-6, before 2,282 fans at the David S. Mack Sports Complex. The third-ranked Buckeyes won eight of the ten bouts contested and were led by national finalist unbeaten Reece Humphrey (16-0) and All-American Lance Palmer (16-1). Both recorded major decisions; Humphrey had an crowd pleasing high scoring 20-7 bout over Luke Vaith at 141 and Palmer (16-1) controlled Tyler Banks, 12-4, at 149 pounds. Other standouts for the Buckeyes were three-time NYS champion Ian Paddock (11-4) at 133, Colt Sponseller (12-2) at 165 and Dave Rella (11-4) at 174. Paddock was embroiled in a tight match with the Pride's Jamie Franco until Franco attempted a shoulder roll escape and injured his shoulder midway through their 133-pound bout. Sponseller had a solid 4-0 verdict over nationally ranked PJ Gillespie (18-8) and Rella edged ninth-ranked Patrovich (16-7), with a third period escape and emerged with a 3-2 win.

     Hofstra was paced by 16th-ranked Jonny Bonilla-Bowman (4-2), as he scored with a high crotch changeover double to open the scoring and added a series of double leg takedowns en route to an impressive 18-11 decision at 157. The Pride's other winner was sophomore Ben Clymer (12-4) who posted a 4-3 decision at 184 pounds.

Mat Notes...
In last years contest Ohio State edged Hofstra 19-13, and the Buckeyes went onto a runner-up finish at the 2009 NCAA meet.  After this afternoon match, OSU was scheduled to wrestle George Mason and Columbia in New York City. Paddock, a four-time state finalist finished with a spectacular 268-7 career mark out of Warsaw HS and is a true freshman. Today's match has been designated Teague Ryan Day, in memory of Ohio State's coach Tom Ryan's son Teague who passed away suddendly at age five in February 2004. Hofstra officially unveiled and dedicated the Teague Ryan Wrestling Complex including the Chief Ray Downey Wrestling Room and the Rudy Fiorvanti Strength and Conditioning Room at last night's Pride Wrestling Banquet. Downey, Chief, Special Operations for the NYC Fire Department was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Two of Chief Downey's sons, Joe and Ray, Jr. were Hofstra wrestling standouts in the 1980s. Fiorvanti, who passed away in April 2007, was a rare three-sport athlete in the early 1970s who captained Pride teams in football, wrestling and lacrosse. He was also a veteran Tobay Beach ocean lifeguard for 37 years. Next up for coach Tom Shifflet, now in his fourth season, will be West Point on Friday, January 8th, followed by a home doubleheader on January 9th against Brown (3:00 PM) and Harvard at 5:00 PM...

   Ohio State  32  Hofstra  6

125- Nikko Triggas (OhioSt) won by forfeit.
133- Ian Paddock (OhioSt) won by injury default over Jamie Franco.
  141- Reece Humphrey (OhioSt) major dec. Luke Vaith, 20-7.
149- Lance Palmer (OhioSt) major dec. Tyler Banks, 12-4.
157- Jonny Bonilla-Bowman (Hof) dec.Sean Nemac, 18-11.
165- Colt Sponseller (OhioSt) dec. PJ Gillespie, 4-0.
174- Dave Rella (OhioSt) dec. Ryan Patrovich, 3-2.
184- Ben Clymer (Hof) dec. Tommy Carl Pendleton, 4-3.
197- CJ Magrum (OhioSt) dec. Anthony Tortora, 6-1.
- Corey Morrison (OhioSt) dec. Paul Snyder, 10-3.