The Mckenna transfer…


After what some would consider a less than stellar career at Stanford, Joey McKenna was faced with the decision to close out his career at his initial school or request a release to transfer to another institution. Tons of speculation from experts and prognosticators in the sport circled in the scene waiting for Joey to make his choice. The All American would eventually land in Columbus as a new addition to the Buckeyes. McKenna is a HUGE addition to the team along with another transfer Te’Shan Campbell.

McKenna owns an overall record of 58-6 (21-1 dual record), which includes 15 falls and four technical falls. He compiled 15 victories against nationally ranked opponents while at Stanford. As a high-schooler, he won three national championships in New Jersey.

Campbell has made his mark in the city of Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania, growing up in the Steel City and competing there since adolescence. The junior registered an overall record of 40-16 as a Panther, including a 22-4 mark in 2016-17. He tallied 10 technical falls, seven major decisions and three falls during his two college seasons. In high school, he won the 2015 PIAA state championship at 170 pounds and ended his senior season undefeated.

Since the two transfers have arrived in Columbus, Ryan has seen all the positive qualities he hopes to see in all his transfers.

“Love, passion, purpose,” Ryan said. “All of the things that you would expect to see from an individual that left places where they were perhaps comfortable, had rooted friendships. It’s not an easy thing to do, to have the courage to leave a school where they were happy.”


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