No. 17 Wrestling settles for OAC tri-championship after 21-11 upset at Heidelberg

No. 17 Wrestling settles for OAC tri-championship after 21-11 upset at Heidelberg

By Tim Glon

TIFFIN — Heidelberg upset No. 17 Ohio Northern 21-11 in an Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling dual meet Tuesday night at Sieberling Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears fall to 15-3 overall and are OAC tri-champions with a 4-1 league mark.

The Student Princes improve to 11-8 overall and 4-1 in OAC action. Mount Union also shared the league title with a 4-1 record.

Defending national champion, three-time All-American and top-ranked senior Kyle Kwiat posted his NCAA-leading 20th tech fall at 174 pounds to lead ONU.

He won 18-0 in 4:19 to improve to 34-3 on the season.

Senior Jeremy Jones got ONU on the board with a 7-4 decision at 133 pounds. Jones, the defending OAC champion, is now 23-15 on the season.

Sophomore heavyweight Cody Lovejoy won by decision 8-3 to improve to 27-9 on the year.

The Polar Bears will wrap up their regular season on Sunday with a tri-match at NCAA Division I Davidson with ACC member North Carolina State.

Heidelberg 21, #17 Ohio Northern 11

125 — Delian Schneider (Berg) dec. Jerry Pasquale, 10-5
133 — Jeremy Jones (ONU) dec. Colin McDermitt, 7-4
141 — Chris Osborne (Berg) dec. Shaun Lee, 11-4
149 — Andrew Johnson (Berg) dec. J.P. Hoopes, 11-4
157 — Damon Creek (Berg) dec. Kyle Brezovec, 6-2
165 — Justin Wharton (Berg) dec. Tyler Gargano, 14-8
174 — #1 Kyle Kwiat (ONU) tech. fall Jeremy Stepp, 18-0; 4:19
184 — Richard Dowdley (Berg) dec. Kyle Raber, 7-6
197 — Andrew Lovins (Berg) dec. Michael Pawlitz, 7-6 tb
285 — Cody Lovejoy (ONU) dec. Nino Majoy, 8-3