Wrestling improves to 3-0 in OAC duals with 30-9 victory at Otterbein

Wrestling improves to 3-0 in OAC duals with 30-9 victory at Otterbein

By Matt Mangen

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Northern wrestling team picked up another dual meet victory Tuesday evening in the Rike Center, defeating host Otterein 30-9.

This victory improves the Polar Bears to 10-2 overall and 3-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. This keeps the team tied at the top of the OAC along with #9 Baldwin Wallace and Heidelberg.

Ohio Northern also clinches its third consecutive winning season and its 10th straight non-losing campaign.

Otterbein falls to 12-5, 1-3.

Ohio Northern was led by freshman Nate Barcaskey (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area), who picked up a fall at heavyweight for Ohio Northern.

Senior Brad Taton (Mentor/Lake Catholic), freshman Aidan Pierobon (Rochester Hills, Mich./Stoney Creek), and sophomore Gavin Nelson (Oregon/Clay) were able to pick up major decisions for ONU.

Ohio Northern was able to win the first seven matches of the dual to take a 24-0 lead.

At 125 pounds, freshman Seth Transue (Plain City/Dublin) was able to score a late takedown to win his match 4-3.

Brad Taton was able to win his 133-pound match by major decision 12-1.

At 141 pounds, Peirobon won his match 15-2 advancing the team score to 11-0.

Junior Dylan Dolph (Canton/South) was able to secure a late takedown and edge out his opponent 5-4 at 149 pounds.

At 157, Nelson was able to win his match 15-2. This made the team score 18-0.

Junior Seth Meyer (Defiance) won by decision 8-1 at 165 to lift the Polar Bears lead to 21-0.

Senior Kyler Deeter (Covington) was able to score some early takedowns to ensure his win 8-3 at 174.

The Cardnials were able to get on the board with a fall at 184 pounds and a decision at 197 pounds.

But Barcaskey wasted no time pinning his opponent in 2:47 seconds to clinch the 30-9 victory.

The Polar Bears will return to action Friday night with a 7:30 pm dual meet at No. 9-ranked Baldwin Wallace in a battle of league unbeatens.

Ohio Northern 30, Otterbein 9 

125 — Seth Transue (ONU) dec. Jackson Lasko, 4-3
133 — Brad Taton (ONU) maj. dec. Tyler Norris, 12-1
141 — Aidan Pierobon (ONU) maj. dec. Robe Harris, 15-3
149 — Dylan Dolph (ONU) dec. Jake Vaughan, 5-4
157 — Gavin Nelson (ONU) maj. dec. Willy Plaisir, 15-2
165 — Seth Meyer (ONU) dec. Donny Didion, 8-1
174 — Kyler Deeter (ONU) dec. Braden Neuberger, 8-3
184 — Corbin Bunsold (Ott) pinned Steven Serbinski, 1:57
197 — Drew Kasper (Ott) dec. Evan Hickey, 5-4
285 — Nate Barcaskey (ONU) pinned Ras Lumpkins, 2:47

Exhibtion Matches

149 — Jeff Andrews (ONU) pinned Michael O'Sullivan, 2:02
165 — Max Dole (ONU) maj. dec. Scott Allen, 9-0
197 — Austin Windle (ONU) dec. Luke Hess, 10-7