Ohio State redshirt sophomore 149-pound wrestler Sammy Sasso was named the Big Ten wrestler of the week on Feb. 9, thanks to his dominant performances against No. 5 Max Murin of Iowa and Trey Kruse of Purdue on Feb. 7.
Sasso earned 11 of the 12 possible team points on Sunday in Ohio State’s tri-meet with the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers, pinning Murin in the final period and nabbing a 22-7 tech fall over Kruse in the second of two duals.
It’s been a great season so far for the Buckeye title contender. He’s 7-0 on the season with a team-high three pins falls and one tech fall. This is his second time earning the title during his career, and the first of the shortened 2021 season.