NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
1997 NCAA Tournament Statistics Anthony Gary
Anthony GaryPoints (Opponent)High Lights
124 (Workman, Frank)Hi-Lite
87 (Fenstermaker, Craig)Hi-Lite
03 (Robison, Jason)Hi-Lite
95 (Quaglio, Mike)Hi-Lite
FallPinned (Williams, Elliot)Hi-Lite
45 (Bodo, Mark)Hi-Lite

Personal Information
Wrestler Name: Anthony GaryConference: Big Ten
University / College: The Ohio State UniversityHometown: Akron
Classification: SophomoreHome State: Ohio
Weight ClassSeason WinsSeason LossesCareer WinsCareer Losses
190 - Anthony Gary (22-14) Sophomore • 1 Letter Akron, Ohio Springfield H.S. 1997 Big Ten 6th place • Two-time NCAA qualifier • 1996 & ’97 sixth place finishes in the Big Ten 1996-97 (Sophomore): Seeded fifth, he placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships for the second consecutive season, earning an NCAA berth for the second straight year…Went 2-3 at the Big Tens, including recording the Buckeyes’ fastest fall of the season when he pinned Michigan’s Frank Lodeserto in just 31 seconds…His other win at the conference meet was a 7-2 decision against Wisconsin’s Aaron Stark…Was Ohio State’s starter at 190 pounds for the second consecutive season…Enters the national tourney as the team leader in takedowns with 95…Was ranked eighth in the nation during two separate polling periods in ’97, but was unranked in the final poll…Was 4-5 in Big Ten duals…Has wrestled eight opponents that are currently nationally-ranked and 13 different opponentsonce or more who have spent time in the rankings during the season…Won the 190-pound title at the Oregon Classic, beating eighth-ranked Rusty Cook of Boise State, 10-6, in the final match…Defeated 10th-ranked Sam Neider of Northwestern, 6-5, helping the Buckeyes to a Big Ten dual victory, Feb. 7…Finished second at the Michigan Open. 1995-96 (Freshman): Posted a 17-18 record for the squad… After winning his first NCAA match, 10-3, over Matthew McRoberts of Boston U., lost to the eventual NCAA Champion, John Kading of Oklahoma…Was 3-3 and finished sixth at the Big Ten Championships leading the team with 13 takedowns…Took over at 190 pounds after a redshirt year…77 takedowns was third on the team…Had 48 team points. 1994-95: Redshirted due to of a knee injury. High School: Put an exclamation point on an outstanding two-sport athletic career by pinning his opponent in 1:37 to capture the 189-pound national high school championship… Placed first in state his junior and senior seasons…State runner-up as a sophomore…Also starred on the gridiron where as an all-state halfback and rewrote the Springfield record book for points (372), all-purpose yards (5,278), rushing yards (3,939) and touchdowns (58)…Garnered seven separate Player of the Year awards including honors from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon-Journal and the Dapper Dan Club…His football jersey number, 26, was retired in 1995. Personal: Born 10-23-75…Son of Vera Gary…Majoring in communications…Third cousin of Evander Holyfield…In free time, serves as mentor for young wrestlers and football players…Enjoys lifting weights. Favorite motivational phrase: “Nothing is so contagious as example.” Career Record Year Won Lost Tied 1995-96 17 18 0 1996-97 22 14 0 Totals 39 32 0 1996-97 Results (22-14 overall, 12-8 duals, 6-8 Big Ten duals & tourney) Date/Wt/Rnk Won Lost Opponent (school) Event 11-23/190 7-4 Pallinger (Miami, O.) Michigan Open 11-23/190 9-5 Halibuida (Eastern Michigan) Michigan Open 11-23/190 5-3 Sam Neider (Northwestern) Michigan Open 11-23/190 5-4 #3 Brian Picklo (Michigan St.) Michigan Open 12- 6/190 F 3:45 Tim Pierce (West Virginia) Las Vegas Invit. 12- 6/190 9-2 Royce Reppen (Oregon) Las Vegas Invit. 12- 6/190 10-2 #8 Carlos Eason (Cornell) Las Vegas Invit. 12- 7/190 4-2 Jamie Lee (Illinois) Las Vegas Invit. 12-15/190 4-3 Josh Henson (Rider) Clarion Duals 12-15/190 9-6 Damien Creighton (Drexel) Clarion Duals 12-28/190 MT 23-7 Dan Wiley (Portland State) Oregon Classic 12-28/190 18-8 Jamie Haddon (Southern Oregon) Oregon Classic 12-29/190 10-5 #8 Rusty Cook (Boise St.) Oregon Classic 1- 2/190 6-5 Sean Hage (West Virginia) Dual 1- 2/190 13-12 Ryan Core (Nebraska) Dual 1- 5/190 11-4 #5 Brian Picklo (Michigan St.) Dual 1-12/190 3-1 #6 Mark Bodo (Pittsburgh) Dual 1-19/190 20-7 Neal Nutter (Cleveland St.) Wendy’s Classic Duals 1-19/190 forfeit DNC (Duquesne) Wendy’s Classic Duals 1-19/190 15-6 Chad Redmon (Ashland) Wendy’s Classic Duals 1-25/190/#8 12-4 Jamie Lee (Illinois) Dual 2- 1/190/#8 10-6 John Hanson (Purdue) Dual 2- 2/190/#8 6-5 Frank Lodeserto (Michigan) Dual 2- 7/190 6-5 #10 Sam Neider (Northwestern) Dual 2- 9/190 5-0 #2 Jason Robison (Edinboro) Dual 2- 9/190 13-4 Jason DeVries (Indiana) Dual 2-14/190 11-7 Rob Neidlinger (Penn State) Dual 2-16/190 4-3 Aaron Stark (Wisconsin) Dual 2-16/190 12-7 Mike Auerbach (Ohio U.) Dual 2-21/190/#8 5-2 Tony Wieland (Northern Iowa) Dual 2-23/190/#8 15-5 #3 Tim Hartung (Minnesota) Dual 3- 8/190/#8 6-5 Rob Neidlinger (Penn State) Big Ten Champs. 3- 8/190/#8 F 0:31 Frank Lodeserto (Michigan) Big Ten Champs. 3- 8/190/#8 7-2 Aaron Stark (Wisconsin) Big Ten Champs. 3- 9/190/#8 8-2 #5 Lee Fullhart (Iowa) Big Ten Champs. 3- 9/190/#8 6-4 #10 Sam Neider (Northwestern) Big Ten Champs. Gary’s previous NCAA Championship results Overall Record: 1-2 1996 unseeded at 190, did not place 1-2 c

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