Wrestling moves up one spot to No. 18 in sixth NWCA Division III Poll

Wrestling moves up one spot to No. 18 in sixth NWCA Division III Poll

By Tim Glon

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ADA — The Ohio Northern wrestling team is ranked No. 18 in the sixth weekly National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll for the 2012-13 season. 

The Polar Bears (12-2 overall, 1-0 Ohio Athletic Conference), 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. 19 in the fourth and fifth polls, was No. 17 in the third poll, was No. 13 in the second poll and was No. 10 in the first poll.

Individually, senior defending national champion and three-time All-American Kyle Kwiat remains ranked No. 1 at 174 pounds.

Ohio Northern will return to action Tuesday with an OAC dual match at John Carroll.

Brute-National Wrestling Coachesd Association Poll - #6
Jan. 16, 2013

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