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POINTERS — Ohio State head wrestling coach Tom Ryan watches two campers drill throughout the annual Harrison Central wrestling camp, which concluded Friday in Cadiz. – Kim North

CADIZ — The annual Harrison Central Wrestling Camp wrapped up Friday as Ohio State College head coach Tom Ryan, assistant coach and former OSU four-time NCAA All-American Bo Jordan and several other present Buckeyes labored with campers on bettering their expertise.

The three-day camp started Wednesday with Ryan, who has been at Ohio State because the 2006-07 season and is a two-time NCAA Division I Coach of the 12 months (2009, 2015), Buckeyes’ Jordan Decatur, a three-time OHSAA Division II state champion at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, and Paddy Gallagher, a two-time OHSAA state titlist at D-I Lakewood St. Edward’s and the nation’s 2021 No. 1 ranked general recruit at 157 kilos.

Ryan returned on Thursday with four-time OHSAA state champion Bo Jordan from St. Paris Graham, who was 182-1 in his prep profession. He was additionally a Massive 10 champion and NCAA nationwide runner up.

Along with Ryan, Friday’s clinicians included two-time NCAA All-American Ethan Smith, who was a back-to-back Maryland state champion at Sparrows Level Excessive Faculty who concluded his profession with 83 consecutive victories (42-0 as a senior and 41-0 throughout junior season), and Gavin Hoffman who earned All-American standing final yr after an excellent prep profession at Montoursville the place he was a three-time Pennsylvania state champion, together with an undefeated 45-0 senior season.

The subject of every day centered on totally different facets of the game.

On Thursday, Ryan and Jordan careworn the significance of doing the little issues to win shut matches.

“The little issues in life matter. Wrestling is a microcosm of life. If you happen to do the little issues effectively your probability of progressing is healthier,” Ryan defined. “While you’re within the sport of wrestling lengthy sufficient, otherwise you reside lengthy sufficient, you understand that the little issues matter so much.

“We give attention to these little issues as a result of they are often simply missed. Everybody desires the shiny new toy,” he added.

Throughout a break between classes, Ryan mirrored again on final season and what’s in retailer for the upcoming marketing campaign.

“It was disappointing,” he admitted. “It was disappointing however I’m pleased with my guys. We tried actual onerous and gave nice efforts. I’ve bought an excellent group of males. We had some youth and we’re able to roll. It needs to be an thrilling yr.

“We’ve bought some management this season with loads of guys gaining beneficial expertise from final yr,” he added.

Ohio State has the No. 1 recruiting class coming in for subsequent season, one thing that introduced a smile to Ryan’s face.

“We’re anticipating a few of these guys to step proper in,” he continued. “Two of them are on the World U22 crew.”

“The COVID yr harm,” he mentioned so far as recruiting went. “We had this new facility, however we couldn’t get in it. We’re in it now and the recruits are attending to see it, and they’re loving it.”

He was referring to the Jennings Household Wrestling Facility. The brand new construction features a state-of-the-art follow facility with 5 mats, together with places of work for coaches and student-athlete area. The power will probably be positioned inside the Athletics District, giving the student-athletes a spot to name residence.

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