Three-time NCAA qualifier John Rizqallah named recipient of Outstanding Wrestler Award.
Heavyweight Chris Nash records a major decision in the last bout to secure the win for the Spartans.
Spartans win four matches against the Buckeyes.
The dual will be streamed live on the Big Ten Digital Network.
MSU will face No. 13 Nebraska on Friday and take on No. 4 Minnesota on Sunday.
2014-15 (Junior) 14-9 Overall, 7-6 Duals, 7-1 Open Tournaments: Went 7-6 in dual meets (3-4 Big Ten) . . . had five falls . . . collected 26 dual-meet points, good for fourth on the team . . . entered the starting lineup on Jan. 11 after Luke Jones suffered a season-ending elbow injury . . . placed third at the MSU Open . . . went 4-0 to take first place at the Ashland Open . . . recorded his first Big Ten dual win with a 7-4 decision over Ohio State’s Ray Gordon on Jan. 16 . . . secured the 18-16 win for the Spartans with his 17-5 major decision in the last match of the dual at Eastern Michigan on Jan. 23 . . . went 2-0 on a road trip to Indiana and Purdue with a 6-4 decision over IU’s Garret Goldman on Feb. 13 and an 11-1 major decision over PU’s Gelen Robinson on Feb. 15 . . . recorded a takedown with just seven seconds left in the match to beat Central Michigan’s Newton Smerchek, 3-2, in MSU’s last home dual of the season … competed at the Big Ten Championships.
2013-14 (Sophomore) 19-10 Overall, 0-0 Duals, 19-10 Open Tournaments: Placed first in the Wisconsin Open, pinning both Brady Stumpf (4:34) of UW-Parkside and Dylan Mahler (1:41) of North Central . . . Placed third in the EMU Open, beginning competition with a fall (1:37) by Anthony Peoples of Kent State . . . Placed third at the Purple Raider Open with a record of 5-1, including a fall (3:20) by Bradley Beiter of Gannon.
2012-13 (Red-shirt Freshman) 18-7 Overall, 18-7 Open Tournaments: Finished 5-0 at the EMU Open earning him first place . . . Recorded a 2-0 performance at the MSU Open . . . Finished the NLO Open with a 1-2 record . . . Went 1-2 at the Reno Tournament ... Came in fifth at the Purple Raider Open with a 4-2 record . . . Finished the year by going 5-1 at the Edinboro Open, pinning Justin Meisermen of Buffalo to take third.
2011-12: Was a walk-on tight end for the football team during the 2011 season.
PREP: Compiled a 194-24 record wrestling at Roseville High School . . . Was named captain for his senior season . . . Placed third in the state in both his sophomore and senior seasons and finished runner-up his junior year . . . four-year starter at defensive end and tight end for Coach Melvin Richendollar at Roseville (Mich.) High School . . . helped lead the Panthers to back-to-back postseason appearances in 2009-10 . . . honorable mention (Division 1-2) all-state selection by The Associated Press as a senior . . . named to the Detroit Free Press All-East Team after recording 52 tackles (37 solos, 15 assists) as a senior . . . earned All-Eastside honors from C & G Newspapers in 2010 . . . also garnered All-Macomb County and Macomb Area all-league honors as a senior . . . also performed well in the Junior Olympics in wrestling, going 12-1 in 2009 and a perfect 17-0 in 2010.
PERSONAL: Son of James and Geralyn Nash . . . Born May 4, 1993 . . . Majoring in advertising . . . Brother Kevin is a senior on the MSU wrestling team and is brother Robert was a former Spartan wrestler.