Kyle Kwiat ties all-time career wins record as No. 19 Wrestling posts 2-1 record on day 1 of Lycoming Duals

Kyle Kwiat ties all-time career wins record as No. 19 Wrestling posts 2-1 record on day 1 of Lycoming Duals

By Tim Glon

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WILLIMSPORT, Pa. — Senior All-American Kyle Kwiat tied the school record for career victories with a 3-0 record, leading No. 19-ranked Ohio Northern wrestling team on the first day of the Lycoming (Pa.) Duals.

The Polar Bears (8-2 overall) defeated Lycoming (Pa.) 31-9 and topped Rhode Island College 41-9 to reach the quarterfinals before falling to No. 24 Messiah (Pa.) 26-10.

Northern will next face Thiel (Pa.) in the consolation quarterfinals Saturday at 9 am in the double-elimination tournament.

Kwiat, the No. 1-ranked defending national champion at 174 pounds, went 3-0 on the day with a fall, a tech fall and a major decision to improve to 20-3 on the season.

Kwiat is now 133-16 in his career, tying the ONU record of national champions Vinny Cameron (133-27-3 from 1986-89) and Luke Miller (133-29 from 2008-11).

Junior Jerry Pasquale went 3-0 at 125 with one pin and freshman Tyler Gargano went 3-0 at 165 pounds for ONU.

Three Polar Bears went 2-1 on the day.

Sophomore J.P. Hoopes was 2-1 with a major decision at 149 pounds, junior No. 9-ranked Michael Pawlitz went 2-1 with a tech fall at 197 pounds and sophomore Cody Lovejoy was 2-1 with a fall at heavyweight.

#19 Ohio Northern 31, Lycoming (Pa.) 9

125: Jerry Pasquale (ONU) dec. Cody Barbiche, 10-4
133: Jeremy Jones (ONU) fall Edward Exler, 6:54
141: Caleb Willey (LC) dec. Ryan Fowler, 9-4
149: J.P. Hoopes (ONU) dec. Matt Neff, 6-3
157: Brian Watkins (LC) dec. Maxwell Brooke, 5-4
165: Tyler Gargano (ONU) SV-1 Greg Wetzel, 7-5
174: Kyle Kwiat (ONU) tech. fall Johnathan Secor, 17-0, 5:27
184: Tyler Cunningham (LC) dec. Kyle Raber, 12-7
197: Michael Pawlitz (ONU) tech. fall Sam Batchelor, 17-1, 5:19
285: Cody Lovejoy (ONU) fall Max Lamport, 1:04

#19 Ohio Northern 41, Rhode Island College 9

125: Jerry Pasquale (ONU) fall Jonathan Murray, 5:35
133: Silas Murray (RI) dec. Jeremy Jones, 6-0
141: Michael Murphy (RI) inj. def. Ryan Fowler
149: J.P. Hoopes (ONU) maj. dec. Ricondo Cole, 12-2
157: Jeff Stover (ONU) by forfeit
165: Tyler Gargano (ONU) by forfeit
174: Kyle Kwiat (ONU) fall Robert Sotelo, 1:36
184: Kyle Raber (ONU) maj. dec. Adam Lynch, 13-2
197: Michael Pawlitz (ONU) by forfeit
285: Cody Lovejoy (ONU) dec. Brian Nicoll, 6-1

#24 Messiah (Pa.) 26, #19 Ohio Northern 10

125: Jerry Pasquale (ONU) dec. Kurt Rodriguez, 5-2
133: Kyle Coblentz (MC) dec. Jeremy Jones, 6-4
141: Kalen Loht (MC) fall Cody Harting, 6:20
149: Chris Williamson (MC) dec. JP Hoopes, 5-3
157: Jake English (MC) dec. Jeff Stover, 10-4
165: Tyler Gargano (ONU) dec. Kyle Dayhoff, 5-3
174: Kyle Kwiat (ONU) maj. dec. Ben Kramer, 11-3
184: Josh Thomson (MC) maj. dec. Kyle Raber
197: Travis Ebersole (MC) dec. Michael Pawlitz, 7-3
285: Charles Jones (MC) maj. dec. Cody Lovejoy, 9-0