Wrestling: Ohio Northern (6-9 Overall, 0-2 OAC) at John Carroll (5-4 Overall, 0-2 OAC)

Wrestling: Ohio Northern (6-9 Overall, 0-2 OAC) at John Carroll (5-4 Overall, 0-2 OAC)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:30 pm - DeCarlo Varsity Center, University Heights, Ohio

Tuesday's Match: The Polar Bears will resume Ohio Athletic Conference action on Tuesday with a dual meet at John Carroll ... It is the third of six OAC dual meets this season in the league's round-robin format ... ONU is coming off a 14th place finish at the Lycoming (Pa.) Duals, posting a 1-4 record last weekend ... Northern defeated Waynesburg (Pa.) 38-12 for its lone victory ... ONU dropped matches with the College of New Jersey, #22 Centenary (N.J.), Oswego State (N.Y.) and host Lycoming (Pa.) ... Senior Alex Bair went 4-0 with a pin, a tech fall, a major decision and a decision in the tournament ... He was named to the ALl-Tournament Team as the top wrestler at 184 pounds and was named the OAC Wrestler of the Week for his efforts ... Thus far this season, sophomore Nate Barcaskey leads the Polar Bears with a 19-5 record and is second with 6 pins ... Bair, junior Clayton Davidson and freshman Cash Thompson are tied for second with identical 17-10 records ... Freshman Jacob Thompson is 10-9 with a team-best 7 pins ... John Carroll os coming off a 27-17 loss to #22 Brockport State (N.Y.) on Saturday ... Trailing 8-0, JCU won at 141, 149, 165 and 174 to take a 17-11 lead, but Brockport would win the final three bouts to grab the victory ... Jarrod Brezovec leads the Blue Streaks this season with a 19-4 record ... Jarred Lasko is second at 17-8 and Vittorio Santillo and Blake Dixon are third with 15-8 marks.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Wins       Pins       Tech Falls       Maj. Dec.  
1. Barcaskey 19-5   1. J.Thompson 7   1. Caprella 4   1. Kowal 3
2. Davidson 17-10   2. Barcaskey 6     Bair 4   2. Transue 2
  Bair 17-10   3. Davidson 6   3. Meyer 2     Barcaskey 2
  C.Thompson 17-10                     Caprella 2
                          Bair 2

ONU head coach Ron Beaschler: Beaschler in his 27th season at ONU with a 315-223-4 record, a winning percentage of .585 ... He is the all-time winningest coach in ONU history and has the longest tenure as head wrestling coach at ONU ... He was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame in 2008 ... He was named OAC Coach of the Year in 1993, 2012 and 2013.