The Yellow Jackets of Baldwin Wallace University visited Seiberling Gymnasium to open Ohio Athletic Conference dual match competition for the Heidelberg University wrestling team.
The Yellow Jackets were in search of redemption after the Berg dropped Baldwin Wallace, 44-3 in Tiffin a year ago. However, the Student Princes and second year head coach Ned Shuck had different plans as they allowed only two Yellow Jackets victories and cruised to a 36-6 win.
The Berg began the night with a Ryan Hornack (Medina) loss to national contender, Jesse Gunter, at 125-pounds, but the Student Princes would take three consecutive weight classes from the Yellow Jackets.
First freshman 133-pounder Colin McDemitt (Lima/Lima Shawnee) pinned his BW counterpart in 0:58. The McDermitt pin was followed by a Chris Osborne (McComb) technical fall at 141-pounds and an Andrew Johnson (Weston/Otsego) 2:40 fall at 149-pounds.
The final Heidelberg loss of the evening came at 157-pounds when Aaron Banko (Garfield Heights) dropped his match by decision, 8-2.
The Student Princes closed out the match by taking the last five weight classes.
165-pounder, senior Justin Wharton (Orgeon/Clay) began the Berg’s late charge with a 14-5 major decision, which was followed by Jeremy Stepp’s (Cincinnati/Princeton) 10-5 decision over Ben Lebrun.
Sophomore 184-pounder, Brennan Kelly (Clinton Township/De La Salle) kept the Berg’s winning streak alive with his 9-3 decision, extending the Heidelberg lead to 27-6.
Returning OAC Champion, senior 197-pounder Andy Lovins (Clinton Township/Lake Shore) opened OAC competition with a 3:33 fall over Wesley King, which was followed by freshman Nino Majoy’s (Huron) 2-0 decision at 285-pounds.
The Heidelberg wrestling team will return to the mat next Tuesday, January 22, 2013, when they travel to Concord, Ohio and the campus of Muskingum University. The Student Princes are set to battle the Muskies at 7:30 p.m.