Ohio State Athletics News: Statement from Ohio State Wrestling Coach Tom Ryan

By Danielle Daniels

Tom Ryan (courtesy OSU Athletics)

Aug 19, 2023     

Ohio State student-athlete Sammy Sasso was the victim of a senseless shooting incident Friday evening in Columbus. Sasso was transported to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (WMC), where he is continuing to be cared for and monitored. Our coaching staff, along with members of the wrestling program and Athletics administrators, are grateful for the caregivers at WMC, thankful Sasso’s injuries are not life-threatening, and are supporting Sasso and his family. OSUPD is assisting Columbus Police with the ongoing investigation.

Sasso is from Nazareth, Pa. He was a fifth-year senior this past season and is a two-time Big Ten champion and two-time NCAA runner-up.

Sammy Sasso


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