Jan. 6, 2009
Mike Pucillo, Ohio State
R-Jr. - Cuyahoga, Ohio - Walsh Jesuit
Rank: 1 - Weight Class: 184
Buckeye junior Mike Pucillo earns his second career weekly laurel, and his first of the 2008-09 season, after recording his second win against a ranked opponent to propel Ohio State over Kent State, 20-15, Sunday. The top-ranked Pucillo held off No. 6 Dustin Kilgore with two takedowns and an escape in the 6-1 victory to extend the Buckeye lead to 10-0 early in the dual match. This marks the second win over a ranked opponent for Pucillo, who made his 2008-09 season debut with a win over 10th-ranked Chris Honeycutt of Edinboro on Dec. 14. This is the second weekly honor awarded to the Cuyahoga, Ohio native who garnered his first accolade during his freshman campaign in December, 2006.
Last Ohio State WOW: Corey Morrison (Dec. 16, 2008)