Ohio State’s dream season on the football field did not unfold without a horrible touch of tragedy. Lineman Kosta Karageorge was found dead in a dumpster behind his residence just days before Ohio State took on Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Buckeyes went on to win the College Football Playoff national championship with Michael Bennett wearing Karageorge’s uniform number and the whole team wearing memorial decals in his honor.
On Saturday, it was Ohio State’s wrestling program that had a chance to celebrate and remember their former teammate.
Ohio State won its first NCAA wrestling national championship on Saturday. Karageorge was a member of the wrestling program for three years at the time he walked onto the football program. Similarly to the football team wearing Karageorge’s number on a sticker, the Buckeye wrestlers wore Karageorge’e initials on their uniforms.
Pretty incredible story that after Kosta Karageorge’s passing, Ohio State wins national titles in both of his sports: football & wrestling.
— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) March 21, 2015
Incredible for sure.