Ohio State rides strong start for NCAA wrestling team lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) Ohio State carried the momentum of a strong start to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships into the evening session Thursday.

Ohio State leads the team points with 23, followed by Iowa (21), Oklahoma State (19.5), Penn State (18.5), Missouri (18) and Nebraska (18).

The Buckeyes went 5-2 in the second round in front of 18,414 at Scottrade Center and 6-4 for the entire session.

Logan Stieber led Ohio State, following a technical fall win in the first round with a pin of West Virginia's Mike Morales in the second. Stieber is the No. 1 seed at 141 pounds.

At 165, Bo Jordan followed a pin-fall win in the first round with a hard fought 7-2 decision over Cornell's Dylan Palacio.

Nathan Tomasello was dominant at 125. Tomasello, the No. 4 seed, won both of his matches by pin and major decision, respectively.

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