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The 2019 USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals tournament in Oklahoma City.
Ohio Girls National Team / Facebook

The Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association will host its first ever girls state wrestling tournament next year. The tournament will be held at Hilliard Davidson High School on Feb. 22-23, 2020.

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A fifth former wrestler is suing The Ohio State University over sexual abuse by longtime sports doctor Richard Strauss. The class-action lawsuit claims the university ignored concerns of misconduct throughout the two decades Strauss worked there.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is rejecting accusations that he knew of and did nothing about alleged sexual abuse by a longtime Ohio State University sports doctor. 

Ramona Isbell

Though she experienced discrimination along the way, Columbus resident Ramona Isbell now laughs about her experiences. In the early 1960s, Isbell was one of several black women who wrestled in Ohio and around the world.  

Steve Brown / WOSU

When a wrester has accomplished everything before the age of 20, what keeps them motivated?

Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder is declared the winner of his match at St. John Arena on November 12, 2017.
Ohio State

The awards keep coming for Ohio State University wrestler Kyle Snyder.

Adora Namigadde

Multi-colored disco lights and loud music all add to the bombastic atmosphere of New Ohio Wrestling’s latest showdown. From an indoor sports complex in Grove City, NOW may not have the production values of professional wrestling in arenas or on television, but it does draw a crowd.

In Mexican lucha libre — professional wrestling known for its masked fighters and cartoonish style — the bad guys rule. They're known simply as rudos.

"Mexican lucha libre is for rudos. We welcome any rudo who wants to come in here and be badder than the others," says Marco Espinosa, a fan, from beneath his souvenir lucha libre mask.

Ohio State Basketball Deep In March Madness

Mar 20, 2015

The Ohio State Buckeyes are past their first round opponent of VCU, but Arizona waits in the wings. The Buckeye Wrestling team is making a push at a National Championship. And a table-tennis club near the university district is the oldest hidden gem in Columbus

Every Monday night, TV gives itself over to a mass of preening, posturing men, indulging in petty backbiting. Some are decked out in elaborate costumes, most are presenting idealized versions of the human form, and all are angling for a shot at a singular, prized accessory.

Also, RuPaul's Drag Race is on.