After their big win against Baldwin Wallace University a week ago, the Heidelberg University wrestling team and second year head coach Ned Shuck traveled to Muskingum University to continue their Ohio Athletic Conference dual match schedule.
The Berg surrendered only one match to the Muskies, rolling to a 47-3 victory in New Concord, Ohio.
"We only gave up four takedowns in the dual meet meaning we are doing a good job wrestling on our feet," said Shuck.
The Student Princes grabbed an early 5-0 lead with a technical fall (18-3; 6:35) from freshman, 125-pounder, Ryan Hornack (Medina).
The Muskies forfeited 133 and 141 pounds propelling the Berg to a 17-0 advantage heading into the 149-pound match.
Senior Andrew Johnson (Weston/Otsego) kept the Student Princes winning streak alive by recording a fall in 5:48, which was followed by another Muskingum forfeit at 157-pounds.
A Justin Wharton (Oregon/Clay) technical fall (15-0; 4:44) at 165-pounds and junior, 174-pounder, Jeremy Stepp’s (Cincinnati/Princeton) 15-3 major decision would extend the Heidelberg lead to 38-0.
Sophomore 184-pounder, Brennan Kelly (Clinton Township, MI./De La Salle) surrendered the only Heidelberg loss in a 6-3 decision to Muskingum’s Rusty Lockhart.
Andy Lovins (Clinton Township, MI./Lake Shore) 7-4 decision over his Muskingum counterpart at 197-pounds got the Berg back to their winning ways, lengthening the Heidelberg lead to 41-3 before the final match of the evening.
Freshman big man, heavyweight Nino Majoy (Huron) capped off the Berg victory with a 2:25 fall at 285-pounds.
"It was a dominating preformance for the team tonight, but we still have a few guys who weren't happy with their individual preformance," said Shuck. "We will get back to campus and work hard in preparation for competition this weekend in Michigan. We're looking forward to competing this Saturday at a great tournament," Shuck added.
The Heidelberg grapplers will return to the mat on Saturday, January 26, 2013 when they compete in the Alma Open, hosted by Alma College (MI.), before resuming OAC dual match competition with the Blue Streaks of John Carroll University. Action from Alma, MI. is set to begin at 8:30 p.m.