Wrestling: Ohio Northern (0-0 Overall) at Mount Union Invitational

Wrestling: Ohio Northern (0-0 Overall) at Mount Union Invitational

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10 a.m. - Peterson Field House, Alliance, Ohio

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Saturday's Tournament: The Ohio Northern wrestling program opens its 2019-20 campaign on Saturday at the Mount Union Invitational ... The tournament is slated to begin at 10 a.m. in Peterson Field House inside the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex ... 13 NCAA Division II and III schools, including three nationally-ranked programs, are scheduled to compete in the double-elimination individual tournament ... ONU returns seven starters and 11 lettermen from last year's squad that went 6-9 overall and was 1-5 in the OAC, and was 11th of 19 teams at the NCAA Division III Central Regional at Wabash (Ind.) ... ONU has posted 45 winning seasons in the program's storied 54-year history and claimed 13 Ohio Athletic Conference titles ... The Polar Bears were projected to finish fifth in this season's OAC Coaches Preseason Poll released October 19 ... For a complete season preview, click here.

ONU Returning Statistical Leaders (2018-19 Stats):

  Wins       Pins       Tech Falls       Maj. Dec.  
1. Andrews 26-13   1. Wagner 8   1. Andrews 8   1. Andrews 6
2.  Thompson 23-10     Thompson 8   2.  Transue 4   2. Transue 5
  Wagner 23-12   3. Roeder 6   3.  Caprella 2   3. Thompson 4
                          Caprella 4

Head Coach Ron Beaschler: Beaschler is in his 32nd 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 324-233-4 career coaching record in dual action, a winning percentage of .581, making him the all-time winningest coach in 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.