By Bud Denega
CINCINNATI — The Ohio Northern wrestling team got off to a fast start and never looked back Tuesday in its dual at Mount St. Joseph. With the help of a couple pins from freshmen Sam Medlen (Westfield, Ind.) and Chase Sumner (Ada), the Polar Bears toppled the Lions 27-17 to improve to 8-4 on the season.
Freshman Camden Spears (Plainfield, Ind.) jumpstarted ONU at 125. He scored two first-period takedowns en route to defeating Tariq Hornbuckle via disqualification.
Senior Seth Transue (Plain City/Jerome) logged takedowns in all three periods to score an 8-3 decision over Amar Thomas at 133. Senior Jeff Andrews (New Baltimore, Mich./Anchor Bay) utilized a similar path, recording takedowns in the first and second periods, to register a 7-3 decision over Nathaniel McClanahan at 141.
Sumner, at 149, provided the match's first fall. He pinned Chase Haehnle in 1:39, giving the Polar Bears a commanding 18-0 lead.
Sophomore Jordan Hardrick (Huber Heights/Wayne) earned first- and second-period takedowns en route to a 9-3 decision over Austin Belcher at 165.
Medlin put the finishing touches on the win in style. He needed just 54 seconds to pin Tristan Faworski at 184, which gave Northern a 27-8 advantage.
The Polar Bears compete at the Lycoming (Pa.) Duals Friday and Saturday.
Ohio Northern 27, Mount St. Joseph 17
125 — Camden Spears (ONU) DQ Tariq Hornbuckle
133 — Seth Transue (ONU) dec. Amar Thomas, 8-3
141 — Jeff Andrews (ONU) dec. Nathaniel McClanahan, 7-3
149 — Chase Sumner (ONU) pinned Chase Haehnle, 1:39
157 — Charles Lipps (MSJ) dec. Shaun Wagner, 4-2
165 — Jordan Hardrick (ONU) dec. Austin Belcher, 9-3
174 — Cornell Beachem (MSJ) tech fall Connor Kwiat, 20-5, 6:56
184 — Sam Medlen (ONU) pinned Tristan Faworski, 0:54
197 — Antonio McCloud (MSJ) dec. Cash Thompson, 6-4
285 — Cameron Sauerwein (MSJ) pinned Logan Painter, 2:14
133 — Brandon Bartlome (ONU) tech fall Kaden Darbo, 16-0, 6:02
141 — Bailey Gibson (ONU) dec. Jon Rumph, 6-4
157 — Schuyler Caprella (ONU) pinned Ethan Huffman, 4:01
184 — Adam Dillon (ONU) tech fall Donald Wilson, 22-7, 5:53