For the first time this season, the word "OR" is gone from the Ohio State depth chart. Fully weaponized for the first time all year, the Buckeyes kick off the latter half of their dual-meet season hosting the Minnesota Golden Gophers, a team that fields six top-20 competitors.
With seven dual meets ahead, the team is in the meat of its schedule. It faces six ranked opponents and four in the top 10. Though the team technically has three home meets left, only two of them will be hosted in Columbus; the Buckeyes host Purdue at St. Paris Graham High School, home of the Jordan family wrestling dynasty.