By Tim Glon
ADA – The Ohio Northern wrestling team wrapped up its regular season with a 32-6 loss to Heidelberg on Senior Night on Tuesday at the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears end at 11-4 overall record and finish third in the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 4-2 record, while the Student Princes improve to 11-4, 5-1.
Freshman Nate Barcaskey (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) got a takedown and a 3-point near fall with 30 seconds left in the match to defeat two-time NCAA qualifier Nino Majoy 7-2 from Heidelberg at Heavyweight to highlight the night for Ohio Northern.
Barcaskey finishes OAC dual meet action with a perfect 6-0 record and is 27-7 overall.
Freshman Seth Transue (Plain City/Dublin) got ONU off to a 3-0 lead with a 6-4 overtime victory at 125 pounds.
Transue is 17-15 on the season and finishes 4-2 in OAC action.
The Polar Bears will return to action Feb. 24-25 when they will compete at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Tournament at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Heidelberg 32, Ohio Northern 6
125 — Seth Transue (ONU) dec Mason Brainard, 6-4 (SV-1)
133 — Ryan Hornack (HU) dec. Brad Taton, 4-3 (TB-1)
141 — Hayden Bates (HU) dec. Aidan Pierobon, 3-0
149 — Dallas O'Green (HU) maj. dec. Jeff Andrews, 13-4
157 — Tyler Majoy (HU) pinned Gavin Nelson, 5:36
165 — Noah Messerall (HU) dec. Seth Meyer, 6-5
174 — Darren Decker (HU) maj. dec. Kyler Deeter, 14-4
184 — Tyler Hammack (HU) pinned Alex Bair, 5:27
197 — Gage Finegan (HU) dec. Evan Hickey, 3-2
285 — Nate Barcaskey (ONU) dec. Nino Majoy, 7-2