Wrestling: Ohio Northern (6-6 Overall, 1-2 OAC) at the OAC Duals

Wrestling: Ohio Northern (6-6 Overall, 1-2 OAC) at the OAC Duals

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. - Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center, University Heights, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern wrestling program continues its 2018-19 Ohio Athletic Conference slate when the Polar Bears travel to John Carroll this weekend for the OAC Duals ... Northern will square off against the host Blue Streaks at 11:30 a.m. and #7 Mount Union at 1 p.m. inside the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center in University Heights ... Additionally, ONU will hold exhibition matches against OAC foe Wilmington, who will be unable to field a complete team ... Ohio Northern enters the weekend sporting a 6-6 overall record and a 1-2 mark in league action this season ... The Polar Bears are fresh off a 39-12 victory over conference opponent Muskingum on Tuesday during the program's Senior Night festivities ... Senior 174-pounder Clayton Davidson and junior 141-pounder Brandon Bartlome each registered pins in the victory while junior 149-pounder Jeff Andrews picked up an 8-2 decision ... Muskingum would also forfeit four weight classes due to injury, securing the Northern win ... Andrews currently paces Ohio Northern with 23 victories, seven tech falls, and five major decisions this season ... Meanwhile, Davidson sits second with 19 wins and leads the program with six pins ... He also enters the weekend ranked #12 in the latest d3wrestle.com polls at 174 pounds ... After becoming the 13th wrestler in program history to reach 100 career victories last weekend, Davidson can crack into the program's top-10 career wins list with just one victory at the OAC Duals ... John Carroll enters the competition owning a 7-2 overall record and a 2-1 league mark ... On Tuesday night, the Blue Streaks narrowly defeated Otterbein 25-21 at home ... Senior 149-pounder Jarrad Lasko currently leads the team with 22 wins this year, earning him honorable mention honors on the d3wrestle.com rankings list ... Mount Union is currently ranked seventh in the Division III national polls ... They own a 14-3 overall record and an undefeated 3-0 mark against the conference loop ... Mount Union defeated Heidelberg 39-6 Tuesday night in their most recent showing ... Six Purple Raiders have received individual recognition on the most recent d3wrestle.com rankings list.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Wins       Pins       Tech Falls       Maj. Dec.  
1. Andrews 23-5   1. Davidson 6   1. Andrews 7   1. Andrews 5
2.  Davidson 19-5   2.  Thompson  5   2.  Transue 4   2. Transue 4
3. Transue 16-4     Roeder 5   3.  Caprella 2     Davidson 4
  Thompson 16-4                        

Head Coach Ron Beaschler: Beaschler is in his 31st season at the helm of the Ohio Northern wrestling program and currently stands as the longest-tenured head wrestling coach at the institution ... He sports a 324-230-4 career coaching record in dual action, a winning percentage of .584, making him the all-time winningest coach in program history ... Beaschler was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame in 2008 and has been named OAC Coach of the Year three times in 1993, 2012, and 2013.