Wrestling ranked No. 19 in fourth Brute-NWCA Division III Poll; Kwiat and Pawlitz remain ranked individually

Wrestling ranked No. 19 in fourth Brute-NWCA Division III Poll; Kwiat and Pawlitz remain ranked individually

By Tim Glon

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ADA — The Ohio Northern wrestling team is ranked No. 19 in the fourth weekly Brute-National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll for the 2012-13 season. 

The Polar Bears (5-1 overall) under 25th-year head coach Ron Beaschler, are one of only two Ohio Athletic Conference teams in the poll, which ranks the top 30 teams in the country.

Northern was ranked No. 17 in the third poll, was No. 13 in the second poll and was No. 10 in the first poll.

Individually, two ONU wrestlers are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes.

Senior defending national champion and three-time All-American Kyle Kwiat is ranked No. 1 at 174 pounds and junior Michael Pawlitz is ranked No. 9 at 197 pounds.

Ohio Northern will return to action on Saturday when travel to Washington & Lee (Va.) for a 1 pm non-conference contest.

Brute-National Wrestling Coachesd Association Poll - #4
Dec. 19, 2012

Rank School Record Last Poll
1. Wartburg (Iowa) (6-0) 1
2. Augsburg (Minn.) (2-0) 2
3. Elmhurst (Ill.) (5-0) 3
4. Cortland State (N.Y.) (6-0) 6
5. Centenary (N.J.) (4-1) 7
6. Wisconsin-LaCrosse (9-1) 5
7. Olivet (Mich.) (4-4) 10
8. Coe (Iowa) (5-3) 4
9.   Ithaca (N.Y.) (2-0) 8
10. Wabash (Ind.) (0-0) 11
11. Wisconsin-Whitewater (4-0) 9
12. Concordia (Minn.) (3-3) 12
13. Wisconsin-Stevens Point (7-1) 14
14. Central (Iowa) (7-1) 15
15. Luther (Iowa) (1-3) 16
16. Dubuque (Iowa)
(2-2) 18
17. Augustana (Ill.) (7-2) 19
18. Cornell (Iowa) (5-2) 13
19. Ohio Northern (5-1) 17
20.  New Jersey (2-0) 20
21. York (Pa.) (7-3) 24
22. Messiah (Pa.) (4-1) 21
23. Mount Union (3-2) 22
24. Wilkes (Pa.) (4-3) 23
25. Roger Williams (R.I.) (4-1) 25
26. Springfield (Mass.) (0-0) 26
27. Saint John's (Minn.) (3-4) 27
28. New York U.
(4-1) NR
29. Wesleyan (Conn.) (1-1) 29
30. Delaware Valley (Pa.)
(0-0) NR