Wrestling: Ohio Northern (6-3 Overall, 0-1 OAC) at Otterbein (4-2 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Wrestling: Ohio Northern (6-3 Overall, 0-1 OAC) at Otterbein (4-2 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7 p.m. - Rike Center, Westerville, Ohio

Tuesday's Dual: Ohio Northern will return to OAC action on Tuesday with a trip to Otterbein at the Rike Center ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 3-1 record at the Olivet (Mich.) Duals on Saturday ... ONU began the day by defeating Henry Ford (Mich.) 42-4 and Saint Claire CC 41-11 before falling to Olivet (Mich.) 28-13 ... Northern then ended the day with a 22-16 victory over No. 12 Alma (Mich.) ... Senior Seth Transue and junior Cash Thompson each went 4-0 on the day to lead Ohio Northern ... Transue posted three major decisions at 133 and Thompson had three pins and a major decision at 197, including the clinching win in the dual with Alma ... Senior Jeff Andrews went 3-1 with two tech falls at 141 and junior Schuyler Caprella was 3-1 with two pins and a tech fall at 157 for ONU ... Three Polar Bears are ranked at their respective weight classes in the Nov. 27 NWCA rankings ... Transue is 19th at 133, Andrews is 21st at 141, sophomore Connor Kwiat is 26th at 174 and Thompson is 15th at 197 ... Thus far this season, Transue and Thompson lead the team with 11-1 records ... Caprella (10-2) and Andrews (10-4) are third with 10 wins each ... Thompson leads the team with 5 pins and 4 major decisions ... Andrews leads the team with 4 tech falls and Transue is tied with Thompson with 4 major decisions ... Andrews leads all active ONU wrestlers with a 72-43 career record, which ranks him 34th all-time in ONU history ... Transue is 37th all-time at ONU with a 71-40 mark and Thompson is 46th all-time with a 66-30 career record ... Otterbein enters Tuesday's dual coming off a 35-13 win at Rochester (Mich.) on Nov. 25 ... Willy Plasir (165), Corbin Bunsold (184), Jarrod Setliff (197) and #1-ranked Drew Kasper (285) all posted pins as Otterbein rallied from a 9-6 deficit ... Riley Lutsko is ranked #15 at 133, Bunsold is #17 at 184 and Kasper is #1 at Heavyweight ... Ryan Whitten leads the Cardinals with a 15-3 record at 157 ... Bunsold (13-2), Kasper (11-0) and Setliff (10-4) are also in double-digits in victories.

Ri8leyONU Statistical Leaders:

  Wins       Pins       Tech Falls       Maj. Dec.  
1. Thompson 11-1   1. Thompson 5   1. Andrews 4   1. Transue 4
  Transue 11-1   2. Medlen 3   2. Caprella 3     Thompson 3
3. Caprella 10-2     Sumner 3     Sumner 3   3. Caprella 2
  Andrews 10-4                        

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 330-236-4 career coaching record in dual action, a winning percentage of .582, 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.