Keough to receive HOF induction

Staff Report

Bryce Keough, formerly of Swanton, will be entered into the Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. The ceremony will take place during the homecoming football game against Maryland on Oct. 6 in Columbus.

Keough is a 1945 graduate of Swanton High School.

He captained the 1951 Ohio State wrestling team to a Big Ten championship, winning the 147-pound title along the way. It was the second conference crown of his career, as he also claimed top honors at 155 pounds in 1949.

Ohio State’s team title in 1951 was just its second overall and first in 28 years. At the 1951 NCAA Championships, Keough advanced to the quarterfinal round and helped the Buckeyes finish sixth overall, their highest placement in his three seasons. Just the fourth two-time Big Ten champion in program history at the time, Keough earned varsity letters in 1949, 1950 and 1951, during a time when the Buckeyes went 17-6-2 in dual matches.

Keough was a walk-on for the Buckeyes. He earned his degree in agricultural engineering.

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