Wrestling finishes pool play with 0-3 record on Day 1 of Lycoming (Pa.) Duals on Friday

Wrestling finishes pool play with 0-3 record on Day 1 of Lycoming (Pa.) Duals on Friday

By Tim Glon

| Lycoming (Pa.) National Duals Site |

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Ohio Northern wrestling team finished 0-3 in the pool play portion of the Lycoming (Pa.) National Duals on Friday at the Lamade Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears (5-8 overall) fell the College of New Jersey 23-12 on Friday morning, 30-12 to No. 18-ranked Wesleyan (Conn.) and 28-17 to Oswego State (N.Y.) on Friday afternoon.

Ohio Northern will now compete for places 13-16 on Saturday.

Senior Alex Bair (Centerville) led Ohio Northern with a 3-0 record on the day, posting a tech fall, a major decision and a decision to improve to 16-10 on the season.

Senior Gavin Nelson (Oregon/Clay) picked up a 4-2 decision at 157 and won by 6-1 decision at 184 pounds for Ohio Northern against the Lions (6-2).

Sophomore Nate Barcaskey (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) won by forfeit at heavyweight to make the final 23-12.

Against Wesleyan (3-2), Nelson again got Ohio Northern in the win column with a 4-2 decision at 157.

Senior Seth Meyer (Defiance) then picked up a 15-0 tech fall to get the Polar Bears within 15-8.

After a Cardinal win at 174, Bair got a 13-2 major decision to make it 18-12.

But Wesleyan wrapped up the match with pins by nationally-ranked wrestlers at 197 and 285 to seal the contest.

In the final match of the day, freshman Alex Kowal (Cincinnati/Bishop Fenwick) posted a 3-0 decision at 157.

Bair then won by tech fall 19-4 at 184 and junior Austin Windle (Ada) won by fall at 197.

Barcaskey wrapped up the day with a 5-2 decision at 285.

After Friday's pool play, ONU will wrestle twice on Saturday in the placement portion of the tournament.

New Jersey 23, Ohio Northern 12

125 — Dan Ortega (CNJ) dec. Seth Transue, 5-1
133 — James Goldschmidt (CNJ) tech fall Avory Winans, 18-0
141 — Robert Dinger (CNJ) dec. Aidan Pierobon, 5-2
149 — Ryan Budzek (CNJ) dec. Schuyler Caprella, SV 5-3
157 — Gavin Nelson (ONU) dec. J.T. Beirne, 4-2
165 — Dominic Fano (CNJ) dec. Seth Meyer, 8-5
174 — Daniel Kilroy (CNJ) dec. Clayton Davidson, 4-1
184 — Alex Bair (ONU) dec. Thom Anderson, Dec 6-1
197 — Patrick Schinder (CNJ) dec. Austin Windle, 5-3
285 — Nate Barcaskey (ONU) won by forfeit

#18 Wesleyan (Conn.) 30, Ohio Northern 12

125 — Amir Doauk (WU) dec. Seth Transue, 1-0
133 — Tristan Stetson (WU) pinned Avory Winans, 4:36
141 — James Matias (WU) DEC. Aidan Pierobon, 5-2
149 — Carter Armendarez (WU) dec. Evan Morgan, 5-3
157 — Gavin Nelson (ONU) dec. Edward Pierce, 4-2
165 — Seth Meyer (ONU) tech fall Aaron Cranston, 15-0
174 — Dominic Pirraglia (WU) dec. Clayton Davidson, 6-2
184 — Alex Bair (ONU) maj. dec. Simon Chee, 13-2
197 — #5 Devon Carrillo (WU) pinned Austin Windle, :37
285 — #3 Isaiah Bellamy (WU) pinned Nate Barcaskey, 1:19

Oswego State (N.Y.) 28, Ohio Northern 17

125 — Jack DelDuca (SUNY-Oswego) won by forfeit
133 — Evan Corso (SUNY-Oswego) pinned Avory Winans, :31
141 — Justin DeLucia (SUNY-Oswego) won by forfeit
149 — Rocco Russo (SUNY-Oswego) maj. dec. Schuyler Caprella, 14-3
157 — Alex Kowal (ONU) dec. Joey Bush, 3-0
165 — Alex Herringshaw (SUNY-Oswego) dec. Seth Meyer, 6-2
174 — Troy Seymour (SUNY-Oswego) dec. Jacob Thompson, 5-1 
184 — Alex Bair (ONU) tech fall Jeff Lombardi, 19-4
197 — Austin Windle (ONU) pinned Christopher Marchena, 2:17
285 — Nate Barcaskey (ONU) dec. Kade Andrews, 5-2

Ohio Northern Exhibition Matches

157 — Alex Kowal (ONU) dec. Blaze Paul (UWSP), 7-0
174 — Jacob Thompson (ONU) pinned Masco Herrera (Waynesburg), :27
184 — Cash Thompson (ONU) tech fall Jake Kennedy (Springfield), 18-1