Wrestling ranked No. 24 in sixth Brute/Adidas NWCA Division III Poll
By: Tim Glon
ADA — The Ohio Northern wrestling team moved up two spots to No. 24 in the sixth Brute-Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll on Tuesday.
The Polar Bears (4-3 Overall, 0-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) had a very successful Christmas break, winninng at NCAA Division I foe Davidson (N.C.) 28-19 and finishing seventh of 16 teams at the Citrus Open in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
ONU was idle last week.
Wartburg (Iowa) remains in the top spot, Augsburg (Minn.) is second, Wisconsin-LaCrosse is third and Coe (Iowa) is fourth.
Individually, junior Kyle Kwiat is ranked third in the country at 174 pounds. The two-time All-American is undefeated in the weight class at 12-0 so far this season, and is 16-0 overall with six pins, six tech falls and one major decision.
Senior Billy Painter is still ranked fifth at 165. He is 13-5 overall with two tech falls and four major decisions.
Ohio Northern returns to action Tuesday night when Ohio Athletic Conference foe Baldwin-Wallace comes to the ONU Sports Center for a 7:30 p.m. dual.
Brute-Adidas NWCA Division III Coaches Poll - #6
Jan. 10, 2012
|7.||Cortland State (N.Y.)||10-0||8|
|9.||St. John's (Minn.)||6-4||7|
|17.||Brockport State (N.Y.)||1-0||15|
|20.||Delaware Valley (Pa.)||7-6||NR|
|28.||Johnson & Wales (R.I.)||6-2||22|