Friday-Saturday, January 10-11, 2020, 9 am - Lamade Gymnasium, Williamsport, Pa.
Lycoming (Pa.) National Duals Preview: Ohio Northern will travel east for the 32nd annual Lycoming (Pa.) Budd Whitehill National Duals this Friday and Saturday ... Action is set to get underway at 9 a.m. at Lamade Gymnasium ... 16 NCAA Division III institutions will be represented in the two-day team tournament ... Competition will open Friday morning with round-robin duals in four pools where each participating team will face off against the three remaining teams in the pool ... On Saturday, the four pool winners will compete for places 1-4; the second-place teams in each pool will compete for places 5-8; the third-place teams will compete for places 9-12; and the fourth-place teams will compete for places 13-16 via a tournament bracket ... Each team will participate in five dual matches throughout the two-day event ... Five programs enter the tournament ranked nationally in the most recent NWCA poll ... ONU will compete in Group D and battle #23 Castleton (Vt.) at 10:30 a.m., #25 Washington & Lee (Va.) at 1:30 p.m., and Wilkes (Pa.) at 4:30 p.m. in dual matches on Friday ... Senior Seth Transue (#23 at 133) and junior Cash Thompson (#19 at 197) are ranked at their respective weight classes in the Jan. 7 D3Wrestle.com rankings ... Thus far this season, Transue leads the team with a 22-2 record ... Junior Schuyler Caprella is second at 21-6 ... Freshman Chase Sumner (20-4) and senior Jeff Andrews (20-7) are all tied for third with 20 each ... Thompson and Sumner lead the team with 10 pins each ... Andrews leads the team with 8 tech falls and Transue leads the team with 7 major decisions ... Transue (82-41) and Andrews (82-52) lead all active ONU wrestlers with 82 career victories, which ties them for 25th all-time in ONU history ... Thompson is 35th all-time with a 74-33 career record ... Castleton is 6-2 on the season and is riding a 6-match win streak ... #21-ranked Chance LaPier leads the Spartans with a 20-5 record at 174 ... Tempel is ranked #19 at 149 by D3Wrestle.com ... Washington & Lee is 5-2 on the year and has won 3 consecutive duals ... #18 ranked Shane Conners (165) and Joe Salerno lead the Generals with 16 wins each ... Crew is ranked #18 at 141, Hallyburton is ranked #22 at 184 and Luth is ranked #25 at 157 by D3Wrestle.com ... W&L head coach Nathan Shearer is a 2005 Ohio Northern graduate, where he posted an 89-44 record ... He also served as an assistant coach at ONU after his graduation from 2005-08 ... Wilkes is 5-4 on the season and are looking to snap a 3-match losing streak ... John Devito leads the Colonels with a 14-7 record this year.
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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 332-237-4 career coaching record in dual action, a winning percentage of .583, 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.