Wrestling finishes pool play at Lycoming (Pa.) Budd Whitehill Duals with 2-1 record, including 20-19 victory over #23 Castleton (Vt.)

Wrestling finishes pool play at Lycoming (Pa.) Budd Whitehill Duals with 2-1 record, including 20-19 victory over #23 Castleton (Vt.)

By Tim Glon

| Lycoming (Pa.) National Duals Tournament Central Webpage |

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Ohio Northern wrestling team finished 2-1 in Pool D on the first day of the Lycoming (Pa.) Budd Whitehill National Duals with a 20-19 victory over No. 23-ranked Castleton (Vt.), a 24-14 victory over Wilkes (Pa.) and a 24-20 loss to No. 25 Washington & Lee (Va.) on Friday.

The Polar Bears (10-5 overall) finished second in Pool D and will battle on Saturday with the second place finishers in the three other pools for places 5-8.

ONU will face Cortland State (N.Y.) at 10:30 am and then will face either Springfield (Mass.) or Wisconsin-Stevens Point at 1:30 pm.

Against Castleton, the Polar Bears won the first five weight classes to build a 20-0 lead, then held on as the Spartans (6-3) won the final five bouts.

Freshman Jacob Hamad (Sagamore Hills/Nordonia) won by a first period fall at 125 pounds to get ONU off to a 6-0 lead.

No. 23-ranked senior Seth Transue (Plain City/Jerome) won by major decision at 133 and senior Jeff Andrews (New Baltimore, Mich./Anchor Bay) followed with a decision at 141 to make it 13-0.

No. 16-ranked freshman Chase Sumner (Ada) won 3-1 at 149 and sophomore Shaun Wagner (Southington, Conn.) got a major decision at 157 to extend the lead to 20-0.

Castleton won the next four bouts to get within 20-16 entering the final match at heavyweight.

ONU freshman Logan Painter (Marysville/Early Colllege), who normally competes at 197 pounds, wrestled up a weight class needing a win or a loss by decision to give Ohio Northern the dual meet victory.

Painter did just that, falling 4-2 in sudden victory, holding CU to just three points in the decision and giving the Polar Bears a 20-19 victory.

Against the Generals (7-2), the two teams each won five bouts, but WL had three pins, while ONU got one pin from No. 19-ranked junior Cash Thompson (Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood).

Sumner and sophomore Connor Kwiat (Bloomville/Tiffin Calvert) each posted major decisions and Transue and Andrews each won by decision.

In the victory over Wilkes (5-7) to end the day, Northern won the first four weight classes to grab a quick 18-0 lead.

Hamad and Transue each won by forfeit and Andrews and Sumner each posted decisions.

Sophomore Jordan Hardrick (Huber Heights/Wayne) and freshman Sam Medlen (Westfield, Ind.) also won by decision at 165 and 184 to clinch the victory.

Transue, Andrews and Sumner all posted 3-0 records on the day.

Ohio Northern 20, #23 Castleton (Vt.) 19

125 — Jacob Hamad (ONU) pinned Joseph Valentino, 1:35
133 — #23 Seth Transue (ONU) maj. dec. Nicholas Camacho, 12-0
141 — Jeff Andrews (ONU) dec. Cqari Bacote, 10-4
149 — #16 Chase Sumner (ONU) dec. #19 Max Tempel, 3-1
157 — Shaun Wagner (ONU) maj. dec. Cooper Fleming, 11-2
165 — Michael Angers (CU) dec. Jordan Hardrick, 3-2
174 — #21 Chance LaPier (CU) maj. dec. Connor Kwiat, 14-4
184 — Jason Hoffman (CU) pinned Sam Medlen, :50
197 — Mitchell LaFlam (CU) dec. #19 Cash Thompson, 5-3
285 — Joseph Galusha (CU) dec. Logan Painter, SV 4-2

#25 Washington & Lee (Va.) 24, Ohio Northern 20

125 — Riley Parker (WL) pinned Jacob Hamad, 2:56
133 — #23 Seth Transue (ONU) dec. Charlie Cunningham, 4-0
141 — Jeff Andrews (ONU) dec. #18 Bryce Crew, 5-2
149 — #16 Chase Sumner (ONU) maj. dec. Alex Winant, 12-2
157 — #25 Ryan Luth (WL) dec. Shaun Wagner, 8-3
165 — Nicholas Konovalchik (WL) dec. Jordan Hardrick, 6-1
174 — Connor Kwiat (ONU) maj. dec. Alecsander Horne, 11-3
184 — #22 Rexx Hallyburton (WL) pinned Sam Medlen, 1:59
197 — #19 Cash Thompson (ONU) pinned Brad Basham, 1:36
285 — Clay Chadwick (WL) pinned Logan Painter, 1:13

Ohio Northern 24, Wilkes (Pa.) 14

125 — Jacob Hamad (ONU) won by forfeit
133 — #23 Seth Transue (ONU) won by forfeit
141 — Jeff Andrews (ONU) dec. Dylan O'Connor, 2-0
149 — #16 Chase Sumner (ONU) dec. Kyle Tino, 7-2
157 — Liam Flaherty (WU) dec. Shaun Wagner, 11-6
165 — Jordan Hardrick (ONU) dec. Cole Walters, 5-1
174 — John DeVito (WU) maj. dec. Connor Kwiat, 9-1
184 — Sam Medlen (ONU) dec. Brady Mitchell, 8-4
197 — Moustafa Almeky (WU) maj. dec. Cole Mefford, 8-0
285 — Roger Horton (WU) dec. Logan Painter, 6-2