The No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers wrestling team will host the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday.
The dual is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on the Big Ten Network. If you don’t have cable or don’t have BTN, you can watch a live stream of Ohio State vs Wisconsin on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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Ohio State vs Wisconsin Preview
The Buckeyes bested the No. 22 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 22-13 a week ago in their first Big Ten test of the season, improving to 5-1 overall.
Despite the resounding victory, Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan saw plenty of room for improvement.
“There were some critical moments when [the team] was completely unfocused. Unfocused wrestling,” Ryan said, according to The Lantern. “Everybody knows that at a really high level, unfocused wrestling is going to get [the team] in trouble.”
Ohio State’s Kollin Moore, the nation’s top wrestler at 197 pounds, according to InterMat, crushed No. 18 Jordan Pagano 20-9, though Moore surrendered a late takedown to his fellow redshirt senior.
“I wish I didn’t give up that last takedown,” Moore said, per The Lantern. “But it’s nothing really to me. It’d be nice to — even though I’m pretty tired from shooting all match — fend off that takedown.”
The Buckeyes’ other No. 1, 141-pound senior Luke Pletcher, opened the dual with a resounding 12-4 win over Rutgers freshman JoJo Aragona.
He’ll meet No. 7 Tristan Moran, a redshirt senior, on Friday.
“Luke has to keep doing ‘Luke-y’ things,” Ryan said this week, per The Lantern. “Luke has to be aggressive, attack and score. He had a great week of training; he’s ready to go, but Moran is a worthy opponent.”
A week ago, Moran enjoyed arguably the best weekend of any Division I wrestler, edging No. 3 Mitch McKee of the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-6 on Friday, then besting No. 9 Chad Red of the Nebraska Cornhuskers 9-4 on Sunday.
“I love big time matches,” Moran said, according to Wisconsin Wrestling Online.
He added: “The higher the rank, the better they are, just go out there and have fun. I don’t think there is anybody in the 141 lb weight class that can beat me.”
The Badgers fell to the Gophers 20-14 on the road. Two days later, they rebounded with a 25-18 home victory over Nebraska, improving to 8-2 on the season and 1-2 in Big Ten action.
“It was an outstanding team win, very, very happy with our guys,” Wisconsin head coach Chris Bono said in his press conference following the win. “Not just for the win, but we had a lot of upset guys Friday night, after Minneapolis, after Minnesota, we took that loss. So very, very happy with the way they responded. They took the message to heart and they went out there and they wrestled hard. They did what they had to do and they scored a lot of bonus points, and that’s something we’ve been emphasizing tonight. But up and down the lineup, very, very proud of how they responded.”
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