Ohio State wrestler Jesse Mendez wins Big Ten Championship

One of the Ohio State wrestlers is bringing home a Big Ten Championship at the 141 lb. weight class. Jesse Mendez, the No. 2 seed, sprung an upset of No. 1 seed Beau Bartlett of Penn State to take home the title, with a 4-1 decision in dramatic fashion.

The entire match was basically a stale mate with both wrestlers getting one point for an escape until Mendez was able to get a very late take down with a urgent move that seemed to surprise the undefeated Nittany Lions’ grappler. It was so late in the contest that Bartlett had little to no chance of making up the differential and Mendez held on easily to win his first Big Ten championship.

Mendez will now head to nationals to try and bring home the biggest prize of a national championship. Congrats are very much in order.

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