Wrestling: Otterbein (1-2 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (0-0 Overall, 0-0 OAC)

Wrestling: Otterbein (1-2 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (0-0 Overall, 0-0 OAC)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Tuesday's Dual Meet: The Ohio Northern wrestling team will open its OAC round-robin schedule on Tuesday night with a home dual against Otterbein ... The Polar Bears opened their 2018-19 season with a fourth place finish at the Mount Union Invitational on Saturday ... ONU finished fourth of nine teams overall with 125.5 points, but were first of among the four NCAA Division II schools that participated ... Junior Seth Transue and sophomore Cash Thompson each won weight class titles to lead Ohio Northern ... Transue went 4-0 with a pin, a tech fall and a major decision to win the 125-pound weight class ... Thompson received a first round bye, then won three consecutive matches with one pin to win the 184 weight class with a 3-0 mark ... Senior Clayton Davidson placed second at 174 pounds with a 3-1 record ... Junior Jeff Andrews and sophomore Schuyler Caprella each placed fourth with 4-2 records at 149 and 157 pounds, respectively ... Sophomore Austin Keeley placed sixth at Heavyweight. He was 6-1 before bowing out in the final two consolation rounds due to injury default ... Otterbein opened its 2018-19 season with a 1-2 record at the Kent State Duals on Friday night ... The Cardinals dropped duals against a pair of nationally-ranked Division II opponents in No. 13 Ashland (33-11) and No. 14-ranked Lake Erie (34-14) ... OU gathered a 40-9 victory against Mercyhurst North East ... Junior tri-captains Jackson Lakso (125), Corbin Bunsold (197) and Drew Kasper (285 heavyweight) opened their seasons with perfect 3-0 starts ... Lakso, ranked 12th in the country, and Brunsold, who missed all of last year with an injury, each had a pin ... Kasper, a national qualifier last year at 197, had a pair of technical falls at Heavyweight.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

      Tech Falls
      Maj. Dec.
1. Keeley 5-1   1. 8 Tied With 1   1. Transue 1   1. Andrews 3
2. Transue 4-0             Pratt 1   2. Caprella 2
  Andrews 4-2                   3.  Transue 1
  Caprella 4-2                     Keeley 1

Head Coach Ron Beaschler: Beaschler is in his 31st season at the helm of the Ohio Northern wrestling program and currently stands as the longest-tenured head wrestling coach at the institution ... He sports a 318-224-4 career coaching record in dual action, a winning percentage of .586, making him the all-time winningest coach in ONU program history ... Beaschler was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame in 2008 and has been named OAC Coach of the Year three times in 1993, 2012, and 2013.