Davdison, Thompson lead Wrestling against John Carroll and #7 Mount Union at OAC Duals

Davdison, Thompson lead Wrestling against John Carroll and #7 Mount Union at OAC Duals

By Tim Glon

ADA — No. 12-ranked senior Clayton Davidson (Kirtland) and sophomore Cash Thompson (Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood) each went 2-0 to lead the Ohio Northern wrestling team in dual meet losses to John Carroll and No. 7-ranked Mount Union at the Ohio Athletic Conference Duals on Saturday at the DeCarlo Varsity Center.

The Polar Bears fall to 6-8 overall and are 1-4 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Blue Streaks improve to 8-3, 3-2 and Purple Raiders move to 16-3, 5-0.

ONU fell to JCU 30-9 and to MtU 34-13. MtU began the day with a 41-6 win over JCU.

Davidson's two wins move his record to 21-5 overall and he remains undefeated in OAC action with a 5-0 record. Thompson is now 18-4, 3-2.

JCU won the first five bouts to take a 24-0 lead before freshman Jordan Hardrick (Huber Heights/Wayne) used two third period takedowns to rally for a 7-4 victory at 165 pounds. With a 1-1 record on the day, Hardrick moves to 10-9 on the season.

Davidson followed with a 6-0 decision at 174 pounds and Thompson also had a third period takedown to win a 3-2 decision at 184 to pull ONU within 24-9.

Against Mount Union, Davidson picked up his sixth pin of the year at 174 and Thompson followed with a 12-3 major decision at 184 to make it 31-10.

Sophomore Austin Keeley (Marysville, Mich.) got a takedown just 2.4 seconds into overtime to win 3-1 at Heavyweight and improve to 15-7, 2-2.

The Polar Bears will return to action Friday and Saturday when they travel to the Wheaton (Ill.) Invitational.

John Carroll 30, Ohio Northern 9

125 — Kyle Murray (JCU) won by forfeit
133 — Andrew Perelka (JCU) pinned Cameron Poulton, 4:16
141 — Soencer Dusi (JCU) pinned Brandon Bartlome, 4:37
149 — #24 Jerrad Lasko (JCU) dec. Jeff Andrews, 4-3
157 — Daniel Novak (JCU) dec. Schuyler Caprella, 5-3
165 — Jordan Hardrick (ONU) dec. Seth Winkle, 7-4
174 — #12 Clayton Davidson (ONU) dec. Jimmy Suhayda, 6-0
184 — Cash Thompson (ONU) dec. Vittorio Santillo, 3-2
197 — Christian Hipsher (JCU) dec. Chris Mueller, 6-2
285 — Josh Stasek (JCU) dec. Austin Keeley, 4-2

#7 Mount Union 34, Ohio Northern 13

125 — Seth Hayes (MtU) won by forfeit
133 — #2 Jordin James (MtU) tech fall Cameron Poulton, 3:27 (21-5)
141 — #15 David Massey won by forfeit
149 — #15 Luke Hernandez (MtU) maj. dec. Jeff Andrews, 11-3
157 — #8 Antwon Pugh (MtU) pinned Schuyler Caprella, 2:17
165 — #16 Michael McIntire (MtU) maj. dec. Jordan Hardrick, 12-2
174 — #12 Clayton Davidson (ONU) pinned Conner Homan, 1:55
184 — Cash Thompson (ONU) maj. dec. Tyler Stepic, 12-3
197 — Landon Talbert (MtU) dec. Chris Mueller, 7-0
285 — Austin Keeley (ONU) dec. Harouna Ndongo, sv 3-1