Ada, Ohio - February 15, 2011 - The Heidelberg University wrestling team dropped a 40-3 decision to Ohio Northern University in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual in Ada, Ohio this evening. ONU entered the match ranked 14th in the nation in the latest Brute / Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association poll and improve to 13-3 overall and 5-1 in the OAC, while the Berg falls to 9-10-2, 2-3.
Junior Jerry Knapp (Olmsted Falls, Ohio / Olmsted Falls) closed out the evening with the lone Heidelberg victory. Knapp recorded a 6-1 decision over Justin Southwick at 285 pounds.
Heidelberg concludes its OAC schedule on Friday when it travels to John Carroll University for a 7:30 p.m. dual. After a week off the Berg will look to defend its five consecutive OAC Tournament titles Feb. 26. ONU is set to host the OAC Tournament.
No. 14 Ohio Northern 40 Heidelberg 3
125-Jerry Pasquale (ONU) pinned Devin Mazik, 1:38
133-Jeremy Jones (ONU) dec. Brandon Montgomery, 7-3
141-J.P. Hoopes (ONU) pinned Chris Osborne, 5:45
149-Nick Hoopes (ONU) dec. Andrew Johnson, 6-5
157-Mick Letcher (ONU) pinned Jason Barnett, 6:55
165-No. 6 Luke Miller (ONU) dec. No. 8 Matt Curley, 5-0
174-No. 1 Kyle Kwiat (ONU) pinned Dayne Williams, 3:51
184-Kyle Raber (ONU) dec. Pat Rigsby, 1-0
197-Matt Alexander (ONU) maj. dec. Jason Russell (Berg), 10-2
285-Jerry Knapp (Berg) dec. Justin Southwick, 6-1