Davidson, Hickey, Barcaskey lead Wrestling in 25-9 loss to Mount Union

Davidson, Hickey, Barcaskey lead Wrestling in 25-9 loss to Mount Union

By Matt Mangen

ALLIANCE — The Ohio Northern wrestling team fell at No. 22-ranked Mount Union 25-9 on Tuesday night at the McPherson Athletic Center.

The Polar Bears fall to 0-2 overall and are 0-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Purple Raiders improve to 7-0, 2-0.

Mount Union opened up a 21-0 lead by winning the first six weight classes.

The Polar Bears won their first match at 174 pounds when junior Clayton Davidson (Kirtland) won by decision. Mount Union rebounded with a major decision at 184 pounds.

Ohio Northern was able to win the final two bouts of the evening as senior Evan Hickey (Blanchester/Wilmington) and sophomore Nate Barcaskey (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) won by decision at 197 and 285 pounds, respectfully.

The Polar Bears will return to action Friday with a non-conference dual meet at Manchester (Ind.)

#22 Mount Union 25, Ohio Northern 9

125 — Nick Mancini (MtU) dec. Seth Transue, 11-5
133 — Nolan Wochna (MtU) inj. def. John Shirkey, 3:00
141 — Alec Colton (MtU) dec. Aidan Pierobon, 3-0
149 — Luke Hernandez (MtU) def. Schuyler Caprella, 9-4
157 — Michael McIntire (MtU) def. Gavin Nelson, 8-1
165 — Jesse Gross (MtU) dec. Seth Meyer, 3-1
174 — Clayton Davidson (ONU) dec. Anthony Rupert, 6-0
184 — Isaian Watson-Kirksey (MtU) maj. dec. Alex Bair, 11-3
197 — Evan Hickey (ONU) dec. Grant Martin, 3-1
285 — Nate Barcaskey (ONU) dec. Michael Sinclair, 5-2

Exhibition Matches

125 — Trent Gill (MtU) tech fall Avory Winans, 17-1, 4:28
141 — Noah Mattin (ONU) pinned Dakota McCloskey, 5:00
141 — Jevyn Pratt (ONU) pinned Aaron Kammeyer, 4:45
157 — Trevor Reed (ONU) dec. Richard Rush, 11-6
157 — Jacob Taylor (MtU) pinned Rhett Roeder, 4:06
165 — Conner Homan (MtU) pinned Scot Laing, 1:42
174 — Jacob Thompson (ONU) tech fall Austin Brooks, 17-2, 4:50
184 — Cash Thompson (ONU) pinned John Staron, 1:41