Olivet, Mich. – November 9, 2010 – The nationally ranked Heidelberg University wrestling team, and first year head coach Nathan Shearer, opened its 2010-11 campaign with an 18-18 tie at Olivet College in Olivet, Mich.
At 285 pounds, Jerry Knapp (Olmsted Falls, Ohio / Olmsted Falls) posted an 8-5 decision to help seal a tie for Heidelberg. Prior to Knapp’s victory newcomer Jason Russell (Columbus, Ohio / West) pulled the Berg within three points after pinning Aaron Sullenger in 4:35 at 197 pounds.
The match began with the host Comets taking the first three bouts to hold an 11-0 advantage.
Sean Pincura (Amherst, Ohio / Midview) responded at 149 pounds to get the Berg on the scoreboard. Pincura defeated Vince Tucker 9-7 and started a string of three straight ’Berg victories.
At 157 pounds, Cory Martinson (Brunswick, Ohio / St. Edwards) had an 8-4 decision over Kyle Judy prior to Matt Curley (Brecksville, Ohio / Lakewood) registering a 4-3 decision at 165 pounds.
An Olivet decision at 174 pounds followed by a major decision at 197 gave the Comets an 18-9 advantage and set the stage for Heidelberg’s comeback.
Heidelberg 18, Olivet 18
125 - Justin Fleeson (O) def. Jake Weisman, 4-2
133 - Adam Wilson (O) def. Devin Mazik, 7-3
141 - Kenny Richmond (O) tech. fall Ben Kieffer, 17-2 (5:56)
149 - Sean Pincura (H) def. Vince Tucker, 9-7
157 - Cory Martinson (H) def. Kyle Judy, 8-4
165 - Matt Curley (H) def. Justin Jaynes, 4-3
174 - Trevor Tyler (O) def. Pat Rigsby, 12-9
184 - Jim Neal (O) maj. dec. Brad Rice, 13-4
197 - Jason Russell (H) pinned Aaron Sullenger, 4:35
285 - Jerry Knapp (H) def. Justin Leonard, 8-5