Transue and Hardrick defeat nationally-ranked opponents, Wrestling finishes 1-2 at OAC Quad

Transue and Hardrick defeat nationally-ranked opponents, Wrestling finishes 1-2 at OAC Quad

By Scott Beaton

ALLIANCE — Senior Seth Transue (Plain/Jerome) and sophomore Jordan Hardrick (Huber Heights/Wayne) each defeated nationally-ranked opponents, leading the Ohio Northern wrestling team to a 1-2 performance at the OAC Quads at Peterson Fieldhouse.

The Polar Bears (13-8 overall, 2-4 Ohio Athletic Conference) beat Wilmington (0-5 overall/OAC) by forfeit, fell to No. 11-ranked Mount Union (14-3 overall, 6-0 OAC) 31-9, and lost to No. 22-ranked John Carroll (10-4 overall, 4-2 OAC) 29-17.

Transue and Hardrick both finished 2-0 on the day. Transue beat MTU's #9 David Massey on a 5-4 decision while Hardrick edged JCU's #19 Luke Reicosky on a 3-2 decision.

Joining Transue in the ranks of the undefeated on the day was junior Cash Thompson (Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood). Thompson won on a 4-0 decision before earning a pin in 48 seconds.

Sophomore Connor Kwiat (Bloomville/Tiffin Calvert) also had a win, topping JCU's Vittorio Santillo on a 3-2 decision.

Ohio Northern returns to competition with the Wheaton (Ill.) Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

#11 Mount Union 31, Ohio Northern 9

125 - Seth Hayes (MTU) dec. Camden Spears (ONU), 5-0
133 - Seth Transue (ONU) dec. #9 David Massey (MTU), 5-4
141 - #3 Jordin James (MTU) maj. dec. #24 Jeff Andrews (ONU), 13-4
149 - #3 Luke Hernandez (MTU) tech fall Bailey Gibson (ONU), 24-9 (6:46)
157 - #7 Antwon Pugh (MTU) pinned Shaun Wagner (ONU), 2:32
165 - Jordan Hardrick (ONU) dec. Chris Anderson (MTU), 7-5, SV
174 - Conner Homan (MTU) dec. Connor Kwiat (ONU), 4-1
184 - George Lassnick (MTU) maj. dec. Sam Medlen (ONU), 9-1
197 - Cash Thompson (ONU) dec. Landon Talbert (MTU), 4-0
285 - #10 Grant Martin (MTU) pinned Logan Painter (ONU), 1:17

Ohio Northern 60, Wilmington 0 (FORFEIT)

125 - Camden Spears (ONU) won by forfeit
133 - Seth Transue (ONU) won by forfeit
141 - #24 Jeff Andrews (ONU) won by forfeit
149 - Chase Sumner (ONU) won by forfeit
157 - Shaun Wagner (ONU) won by forfeit
165 - Jordan Hardrick (ONU) won by forfeit
174 - Connor Kwiat (ONU) won by forfeit
184 - Sam Medlen (ONU) won by forfeit
197 - Cash Thompson (ONU) won by forfeit
285 - Logan Painter (ONU) won by forfeit

#22 John Carroll 29, Ohio Northern 17

125 - #7 Andrew Perelka (JCU) pinned Camden Spears (ONU), (0:54)
133 - Seth Transue (ONU) tech fall Max Turner (JCU), 16-0 (4:49) 
141 - #13 Jarrod Brezovec (JCU) dec. #24 Jeff Andrews (ONU), 10-5
149 - #11 Patrick McGraw (JCU) tech fall Bailey Gibson (ONU), 19-4 (7:00)
157 - #9 Sammy Gross (JCU) dec. Shaun Wagner (ONU), 11-7
165 - Jordan Hardrick (ONU) dec. #19 Luke Reicosky (JCU), 3-2
174 - Connor Kwiat (ONU) dec. Vittorio Santillo (JCU), 3-2
184 - Aidan Whitis (JCU) pinned Sam Medlen (ONU), (1:31)
197 - Cash Thompson (ONU) pinned Thomas Blackwell (JCU), (0:48)
285 - Josh Stasek (JCU) pinned Logan Painter (ONU), (4:16)