By Tim Glon
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Ohio Northern wrestling team posted a 1-1 record to finish in 14th place at the Lycoming (Pa.) National Duals on Saturday morning at the Lamade Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears (6-9 overall) defeated Waynesburg (Pa.) 36-12 Saturday morning and fell to tournament host Lycoming (Pa.) 24-18 on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Alex Bair (Centerville) led Ohio Northern with a 4-0 record on the weekend, posting a fall, a tech fall, a major decision and a decision to improve to 17-10 on the season. He was also named to the All-Tournament Team at 184 pounds.
After forfeits at 125, 133 and 141, the match with Waynesburg got underway at 149 with freshman Schuyler Caprella (Harrod/Allen East) and senior Gavin Nelson (Oregon/Clay) each picking up pins to give the Polar Bears an 18-12 lead over the Yellow Jackets (7-7).
Senior Seth Meyer (Defiance) then got a takedown with seven seconds left in overtime to win 4-2 at 165 and put ONU up 21-12.
Junior Clayton Davidson (Kirtland) then got a pin in 4:52 at 174 pounds to extend the lead to 27-12.
Freshman Cash Thompson (Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood) clinched the match for the Polar Bears with a 4-0 shutout at 184.
Against the Warriors (10-6), ONU fell behind 21-0 after the first four bouts with two forfeits and two tech falls.
Nelson got a takedown in the final 30 seconds to win 3-1 at 157 pounds and Meyer followed with a 7-2 decision at 165 to make it 21-6.
Davidson then made it three in a row with a 2-1 decision over No. 7-ranked Brandon Conrad.
Bair got ONU within 21-15 with a pin at 1:14 of his bout at 184 pounds.
Windle made it 21-18 with a 3-2 decision at 197.
Barcaskey gave it a good effort at Heavyweight, but was edged by No. 8-ranked Garrett Wesneski as the Warriors held on for the win.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday with an Ohio Athletic Conference dual at John Carroll.
Ohio Northern 36, Waynesburg (Pa.) 12
125 — Tristan Buxton (WU) wins by forfeit
133 — Avory Winans (ONU) wins by forfeit
141 — Anthony Mastrangelo (WU) wins by forfeit
149 — Schuyler Caprella (ONU) pins Robert Hall, 4:27
157 — Gavin Nelson (ONU) pinned Sean Patrick McGing, 1:15
165 — Seth Meyer (ONU) dec. Dillon Charlton, 4-2 (ot)
174 — Clayton Davidson (ONU) pinned Derek Dull, 4:52
184 — Cash Thompson (ONU) dec. Adam Rigney, 4-0
197 — Austin Windle (ONU) dec. Joshua Sneeringer, 9-2
285 — Nate Barcaskey (ONU) dec. Jake Evans, 6-5
Lycoming (Pa.) 24, Ohio Northern 18
125 — Shane Casey (LC) wins by forfeit
133 — Lucas Drick (LC) tech fall Avory Winans, 18-2
141 — Andres Aguilar (LC) wins by forfeit
149 — #9 Trevor Corl (LC) tech fall Schuyler Caprella, 17-3
157 — Gavin Nelson (ONU) dec. Hadyn Swartwood, 3-1
165 — Seth Meyer (ONU) dec. Dallas Labar, 7-2
174 — Clayton Davidson (ONU) dec. #7 Brandon Conrad, 2-1
184 — Alex Bair (ONU) pinned Kyle Bennett, 1:14
197 — Austin Windle (ONU) dec. Bradley Miccio, 3-2
285 — #8 Garrett Wesneski (LC) dec. Nate Barcaskey, 3-0
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