Wrestling | Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso named nation’s top freshman

Sammy Sasso, seen here defeating Yahya Thomas of Northwestern in a February matchup, has been named the nation’s top freshman wrestler. [Eric Albrecht/Dispatch]

Ohio State wrestler Sammy Sasso has been named national freshman of the year.

Sasso, a redshirt freshman, went 24-3, including 9-0 in Big Ten dual meets. He was seeded third at 149 pounds entering the NCAA championships, which were canceled.

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Ohio State senior Kollin Moore finished second in voting for the Dan Hodge Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top wrestler. Moore was 27-0 and was to be the No. 1 seed at 197 pounds for the NCAA championships after winning his third Big Ten title.

Spencer Lee, a 125-pounder from Iowa, won the Hodge.