Ohio State wrestling | Moore, Pletcher, Sasso move into Big Ten finals

Ohio State's Sammy Sasso defeated Northwestern'st Yahya Thomas in a 149-pound match last month at the Covelli Center. Sasso defeated Thomas again on Saturday during the Big Ten championships in Piscataway, N.J. [Eric Albrecht/Dispatch file photo]

Ohio State’s Kollin Moore, Luke Pletcher and Sammy Sasso each won quarterfinal and semifinal matches Saturday in the Big Ten wrestling tournament in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Moore, ranked No. 1 at 197 pounds, won by major decisions against Michigan’s Jackson Striggow, 18-5, in a quarterfinal match, and Northwestern’s Lucas Davison, 16-5, in a semifinal.

Pletcher, No. 2 at 141 pounds, beat Dylan Duncan of Illinois 11-5 in the quarterfinals and Mitch McKee of Minnesota 11-3 in the semis.

Sasso, ranked No. 1 at 149 pounds, beat Northwestern’s Yahya Thomas 5-4 in a quarterfinal match, and Michigan's Kanen Storr, 3-0, in a semifinals.

The finals are today. Moore will face Eric Schultz of Nebraska; Pletcher faces Nick Lee of Penn State; and Sasso squares off against Pat Lugo of Iowa.