photo courtesy of Jim Thrall; MatFocus.com
Earlier this evening, the fourth-ranked wrestler in the high school Class of 2022, Seth Shumate, made his college intentions known via social media. Seth will stay in-state to wrestle for the Buckeyes of Ohio State. In his only year of high school competition, Shumate has posted a 50-1 record for Dublin-Coffman high school and captured an Ohio state championship while wrestling at 195 lbs in the state’s largest classification. Though he is only a rising sophomore, Shumate has already made his presence felt at the national level in Fargo. This summer he blew through the field and became a double U16 national champion. In the national finals, for both styles, Seth teched his opponents and did not surrender a single point. Last year, Shumate was fifth in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman. Before Fargo, Seth competed in both styles at the Cadet World Team Trials in Akron. He finished as the runner-up at 92 kg’s in freestyle and was fifth in Greco.
In his social media post, Shumate stated that he’ll wrestle at either 184 or 197 for the Buckeyes. Right now, it looks like 197 could be a need for Ohio State at that point, but we’re still quite a ways away from the first possible year that he could hit the mats in Columbus (2022-23). Of course, for an upperweight with international aspirations, it’s hard to find a better fit than a program that has Tervel Dlagnev on the coaching staff, Kyle Snyder in the RTC, and Kollin Moore/Daniel Kerkvliet on the team.
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