Wrestling finishes 6th at 16-team Lycoming (Pa.) Budd Whitehill National Duals

Wrestling finishes 6th at 16-team Lycoming (Pa.) Budd Whitehill National Duals

By Tim Glon

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

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Ohio Northern wrestling team advanced finished sixth at the 16-team Lycoming (Pa.) Budd Whitehill National Duals at Lamande Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears (11-6 overall) finished with a 3-2 record.

Ohio Northern competed in the "5th-8th Place" bracket on Saturday, defeating Cortland State (N.Y.) 20-19 and falling to Springfield (Mass.) 19-16.

Against Cortland State Trailing 4-0 after the 125 bout, ONU won the next five matches to grab a 20-4 lead.

The Red Dragons (5-2) won the final four bouts, but even with a pin at heavyweight, could not overcome the Polar Bears' early lead.

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.

No. 23-ranked senior Seth Transue (Plain City/Jerome) and senior Jeff Andrews (New Baltimore, Mich./Anchor Bay) each won by 16-0 tech falls to make it 10-4.

No. 16-ranked freshman Chase Sumner (Ada) won 11-2 at 149 and sophomore Shaun Wagner (Southington, Conn.) got a decision at 157 to extend the lead to 17-4.

Sophomore Jordan Hardrick (Huber Heights/Wayne) got a third period takedown and the riding time point to win 6-5 at 165 to put the Polar Bears up 20-4.

In the fifth place match against the Pride (8-1), Transue, Sumner and Wagner all won to put ONU ahead 13-6.

Sophomore Connor Kwiat (Bloomville/Tiffin Calvert) won 5-1 at 174 to give Northern a 16-9 advantage.

But SC would win the last three weight classes to rally for the 19-16 win.

ONU finished second in Pool D with a 2-1 record on Friday, defeating No. 23-ranked Castleton (Vt.) 20-19, Wilkes (Pa.) 24-14 and falling to No. 25 Washington & Lee (Va.) 24-20.

Transue and Sumner each posted 5-0 record on the weekend.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Thursday when they host Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual at 7 pm at the ONU Sports Center.

Ohio Northern 20, Cortland (N.Y.) 19

125 — Benjamin Iloyd (CSU) maj. dec. Jacob Hamad, 11-1
133 — #23 Seth Transue (ONU) tech fall Amos Rivera, 16-0
141 — Jeff Andrews (ONU) tech fall Jeremy Pond, 16-0
149 — #16 Chase Sumner (ONU) maj. dec. Ryan Burgbacher, 11-2
157 — Shaun Wagner (ONU) dec. Gianno Silba, 6-2
165 — Jordan Hardrick (ONU) dec. Charlie Buckley, 6-5
174 — #13 Demetrius Henry (CSU) dec. Connor Kwiat, 7-0
184 — Nate Bauland (CSU) dec. Sam Medlen, 6-5
197 — Dylan Dubuque (CSU) dec. Cole Mefford, 6-2
285 — Zach Herbert (CSU) pinned Logan Painter, 2:42

Springfield (Mass.) 19, Ohio Northern 16

125 — Robert Hartling (SC) dec. Jacob Hamad, 11-4
133 — #23 Seth Transue (ONU) injury def. Ian Tolotti
141 — Ryan Peters dec. Jeff Andrews, 6-4
149 — #16 Chase Sumner (ONU) maj. dec. Michael Vietri, 10-0
157 — Shaun Wagner (ONU) dec. Joseph Parsons, 7-4
165 — Zack Lawrence (SC) dec. Jordan Hardrick, 8-4
174 — Connor Kwiat (ONU) dec. Jake Kennedy, 5-1
184 — Tyler Neglia (SC) maj. dec. Sam Medlen, 19-5
197 — Dakota Grover (SC) dec. Cole Mefford, 2-1
285 — #15 Joe Fusco (SC) maj. dec. Logan Painter, 13-5
*-Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty assessed to SC (-1 Team Point)