Wrestling wraps up regular season with 21-14 loss at Heidelberg

Wrestling wraps up regular season with 21-14 loss at Heidelberg

By Tim Glon

ADA — The Ohio Northern wrestling team wrapped up its regular season with a 21-14 loss at Heidelberg on Tuesday evening at Seiberling Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears finish 9-10 overall and 3-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Student Princes end their season at 8-8, 4-2.

Heidelberg won the first four weight classes only to see ONU win the next three to pull within 12-10.

But a pin at 184 and a decision at 197 gave HU an insurmountable 21-10 lead.

Senior Gavin Nelson (Oregon/Clay) got ONU on the board with a 6-4 decision at 157 and senior Seth Meyer (Defiance) won by major decision 13-5 at 165 to make it 12-7.

Junior Clayton Davidson (Kirtland) then won by decision 7-1 at 174 to get the Polar Bears within 12-10.

But HU got a pin at 184 and a 6-3 decision at 197 to go ahead 21-10 and ice the match.

Sophomore Nate Barcaskey (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) wrapped up the dual with an 8-0 major decision at Heavyweight.

The Polar Bears will return to action Feb. 23-24 with the NCAA III Regional tournament at Wabash (Ind.)

Heidelberg 21, Ohio Northern 14

125 — Mason Brainard (HU) dec. Seth Transue, 11-8
133 — Richard Bogetich (HU) dec. Brad Taton, 3-1
141 — Slade Todd (HU) dec. Aidan Pierobon, 6-3
149 — Hayden Bates (HU) dec. Schuyler Caprella, 6-4
157 — Gavin Nelson (ONU) dec. Noah Messerall, 2-1
165 — Seth Meyer (ONU) maj. dec. Chris White, 13-5
174 — Clayton Davidson (ONU) dec. Jeremiah Slagle, 7-1
184 — Tyler Hammack (HU) pinned Cash Thompson, 3:27
197 — Chase Morrison (HU) dec. Evan Hickey, 6-3
285 — Nate Barcaskey (ONU) maj. dec. Christian Climer, 8-0

Exhibition

285 — Blake Jenkins (HU) maj. dec. Bret Lane, 8-0