University Heights, Ohio - February 18, 2011 - The Heidelberg University wrestling team closed out its Ohio Athletic Conference schedule with a 21-12 setback to John Carroll University at the DeCarlo Varsity Center in University Heights, Ohio. The setback drops Heidelberg to 9-11-2 overall and 2-4 in the OAC, while JCU improves to 6-6, 3-3.
John Carroll opened up to a 9-0 lead after three decisions in the first three bouts of the evening. Andrew Johnson (Weston, Ohio / Ostego) got the Berg on the board with a 4-3 decision at 149 pounds.
Johnson started a streak of three straight Heidelberg victories. Posting a 10-4 decision at 157 was Jason Barnett (Westerville, Ohio / DeSales) and Matt Curley (Brecksville, Ohio / Lakewood) followed with a 9-3 decision at 165 pounds.
After JCU victories at 174 and 184, Jason Russell (Columbus, Ohio / West) closed out the scoring for Heidelberg with an 8-7 decision at 197.
Heidelberg has a week off before it defends its five consecutive OAC Tournament titles on Feb. 26. Ohio Northern University is the host school for the league tournament.
John Carroll 21, Heidelberg 12
125 - John Cobos (J) dec. Devin Mazik 7-1
133 - Kevin Nycz (J) dec. Brandon Montgomery 8-5
141 - Greg Ryan (J) dec. Chris Osborne 7-2
149 - Andrew Johnson (H) dec. Ken Locsei 4-3
157 - Jason Barnett (H) dec. Conor Suba 10-4
165 - Matt Curley (H) dec. Clarence Semple 9-3
174 - Todd Gaydosh (J) dec. Dayne Williams 8-6
184 - Bryan Steinmetz dec. Patrick Rigsby 10-6
197 - Jason Russell dec. Jim Gilchrist 8-7
285 - Tim Lambert (J) fall Sean Slee.