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Bullis junior switches to Ohio State while MC hoops standout soars

Wisconsin’s loss is Ohio State’s gain.
Bryson Shaw, a talented junior two-sport star at Potomac’s Bullis School, has verbally committed to play college football at Ohio State University.
Shaw, who announced his pledge to Wisconsin in January, flipped his commitment to Ohio State in a Twitter post on Saturday.
“Please respect my decision,” he wrote. “My recruitment is now closed. Go Buckeyes!”

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Ohio State’s Snyder avenges loss for third straight Big Ten crown in possible NCAA final preview

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Ohio State senior Kyle Snyder’s overtime takedown secured his third straight Big Ten crown with a 4-2 decision over 285-pound rival Adam Coon of Michigan, avenging last month’s loss and pacing his Buckeyes to the overall title in the two-day event on Sunday at Michigan State's Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

The 5-foot-11 Snyder (224 pounds) overcame a 59-pound weight disadvantage against the 6-foot-5 Coon (283), a senior who won their Feb. 11 bout 3-1 during an 18-15 dual meet triumph for Snyder’s Buckeyes.

“It wasn’t the most exciting match because there wasn’t a lot of action. I usually try go out there, shoot a ton, be really active and see what happens,” said Snyder, a two-time World Champion and an Olympic gold medalist at 213 pounds, according to Trackwrestling.com. “But with Coon, he’s just really heavy, and his leg defense has gotten better, so I have to be more strategic with what I do. A takedown in overtime is cool. It’s just about making adjustments.”

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Kyle Snyder takes his second straight title

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Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder made it look easy, but it wasn’t.

The Buckeyes junior overcame a rib injury to win his final three of five matches as well as vanquish an opponent who had 38 pounds on him en route to earning his second straight NCAA title at 285 pounds on Sunday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, where the Good Counsel graduate’s crowning achievement was a 6-3 decision over Wisconsin’s Connor Medberry.

A reigning World Champion and 2016 Olympic gold medalist from Woodbine, Snyder improved his record on the year to 17-0 and his collegiate winning streak to 33-0 and led his Buckeyes to a runner-up finish to Penn State, winner of its second straight crown and sixth in the past seven years under coach Cael Sanderson.

“It was a lot of fun. I love competing in that environment on the big stage in front of huge crowds. I receive tons of support from Ohio State and Buckeye Nation,” said Snyder, 21, who reached the finals on a pair of technical falls, a decision and a major decision.

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Snyder comes up perfect

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Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder came up with the perfect ending to the Buckeyes’ rout of the University of Maryland at Good Counsel, where the NCAA and world champion Ohio State closed the show in dominant fashion on Sunday. 

Snyder won the early evening’s final match for the 285-pound class by 22-7 technical fall over sophomore Youssif Hemida, improving to 7-0 with five pins on the year as the Buckeyes (8-0 overall, 4-0 league) handled the Terps, 30-12, in a Big Ten Conference match before a sold-out crowd of 1,200.

“(This was a) pretty cool opportunity that not a lot of college athletes get to have, so thank you, guys, very much,” said Snyder, 21, a Woodbine resident, according to the Buckeyes’ athletic department. “I see a lot of faces that I know that I haven't seen in a while. You guys look good. Thank you. I appreciate it.”

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