Kyle Kwiat becomes ONU's all-time career wins leader as #19 Wrestling finishes fifth at Lycoming Duals

Kyle Kwiat becomes ONU's all-time career wins leader as #19 Wrestling finishes fifth at Lycoming Duals

By Tim Glon

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WILLIMSPORT, Pa. — Senior Kyle Kwiat became Ohio Northern's all-time career wins leader, leading the No. 19-ranked Polar Bears to a fifth place finish at the 2013 Budd Whitehill Duals at Lycoming (Pa.) College on Saturday.

Kwiat went 3-0 on Saturday, leading ONU to victories over Thiel (Pa.), Williams (Mass.) and No. 23 College of New Jersey, and posted a 6-0 record on the weekend.

The Polar Bears defeated Thiel 32-8, topped Williams 26-11 and won the fifth place match 24-19 over New Jersey.

Kwiat, the defending national champion and nation's top-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds is now 22-3 on the season and is 135-16 in his career.

He passes national champions Vinny Cameron (133-27-3 from 1986-89) and Luke Miller (133-29 from 2008-11).

Kwiat had a pin, four tech falls and a major decision and now has 11 tech falls on the year.

Four other ONU wrestlers finished 5-1 on the weekend.

Juniors Jerry Pasquale and Michael Pawlitz, sophomore Cody Lovejoy and freshman Tyler Gargano all went 5-1.

Pasquale had one pin and four decisions at 125 pounds, Pawlitz had two pins, a tech fall, a major decision and a forfeit, Lovejoy had three pins and two decisions and Gargano had a pin a four decisions.

Lovejoy's brightest moment came in the fifth place match against New Jersey, as his first period pin helped ONU overcome a 19-18 deficit to post a 24-19 win.

The Polar Bears will return to action Tuesday when they open Ohio Athletic Conference action with a 7:30 pm match against Muskingum at the ONU Sports Center.

Ohio Northern 32, Thiel 8

125: Jerry Pasquale (ONU) dec. Nick Hart, 10-5
133: Jeremy Jones (ONU) dec. Michael Klosiewicz, 7-5
141: Adam Matthews (TC) maj. dec. Cody Harting, 11-1
149: J.P. Hoopes (ONU) dec. Jordan Smith, 6-5
157: Max Brooke (ONU) dec. Brandan Collins, 5-2
165: Tyler Gargano (ONU) TB-1 Jordan Powell, 3-2
174: Kyle Kwiat (ONU) tech. fall Marco Crivelli, 18-0, 5:50
184: Jacob Lowry (TC) maj. dec. Kyle Raber, 13-2
197: Michael Pawlitz (ONU) fall Trent Keisling, 2:26
285: Cody Lovejoy (ONU) fall Ryan Murphy, 4:39

#19 Ohio Northern 26, Williams (Mass.) 11

125: Jerry Pasquale (ONU) dec. Daniel Sedita, 8-3
133: Jeremy Jones (ONU) dec. Kaison Tanable, 4-2
141: Ces Antista (WC) maj. dec. Cody Harting, 10-0
149: Jorge Lopez (WC) maj. dec. J.P. Hoopes, 14-2
157: Tim Garripoli (WC) dec. Max Brooke, 6-3
165: Tyler Gargano (ONU) dec. Scott Sanderson, 4-1
174: Kyle Kwiat (ONU) tech. fall John Berrry, 17-0, 3:00
184: Kyle Raber (ONU) dec. Anthony Brooks, 10-6
197: Mike Pawlitz (ONU) fall Dan Kurnick, 0:24
285: Cody Lovejoy (ONU) dec. Adam Datema, 3-2
#19 Ohio Northern 24, #23 New Jersey 19 - 5th Place

125: Kevin Churchill (TCNJ) dec. Jerry Pasquale, 5-1
133: Joe DiCarlo (TCNJ) dec. Jeremy Jones, 9-4
141: PJ Schmidt (TCNJ) dec. Cody Harting, 6-1
149: Kyle Brezovec (ONU) dec. Derek Zehnbauer, 7-0
157: Jeff Stover (ONU) fall Antonio Mancella, 0:29
165: John Darling (TCNJ) maj. dec. Tyler Gargano, 12-1
174: Kyle Kwiat (ONU) tech. fall Zach Zotollo, 20-3, 5:33
184: Brian Broderick (TCNJ) fall Kyle Raber, 4:44
197: Michael Pawlitz (ONU) maj. dec. Nathan Leer, 10-2
285: Cody Lovejoy (ONU) fall Jeff Furbish, 1:57