New Concord, Ohio – January 5, 2010 – The Heidelberg University wrestling team improved to 2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference following a 45-10 victory over host Muskingum University. Heidelberg, ranked 21st in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Brute/Adidas National Poll, stands at 5-3 on the year, while Muskingum is 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the OAC.
Heidelberg’s Jake Weisman (Bexley, Ohio / Bexley) opened the dual with a fall in 6:40 at 125 pounds. Muskingum answered with a major decision at 133 pounds, but Heidelberg went on win the next five weight classes en route to the win.
Picking up a win during the five-bout winning streak was Brandon Burkett (Westerville, Ohio / North) (141), Andrew Johnson (Weston, Ohio / Ostego) (149), no. 4 ranked Zach Mizer (Canton, Ohio / Perry) (157), Matt Curley (Brecksville, Ohio / Lakewood) (165) and Dan Jonhenry (Berea, Ohio /Berea) (174). Curley registered the second ’Berg fall on the night, while Johnson and Mizer had decisions. Burkett and Jonhenry earned a victory via a forfeit by the Muskies.
Muskingum gained its final six points by way of a double forfeit at 184 pounds. Both Muskingum and Heidelberg forfeited awarding six points to each team.
The night closed out with Andrew Lovins (Clinton Township, Mich. / Lake Shore) and Brad Rice (West Jefferson, Ohio / West Jefferson) bumping up weight classes and not faltering. Lovins had a decision, while Rice pinned his opponent in 1:23.
#21 Heidelberg University 45, Muskingum University 10
125: Jake Weisman (HU) pin Shawn Feistamel (MU), 6:40
133: Chip Halko (MU) maj. dec. Delian Schneider (HU), 16-6
141: Brandon Burkett (HU) win by forfeit
149: Andrew Johnson (HU) dec. Kenny Poland (MU), 5-4
157: Zach Mizer (HU) dec. Ralph Geesey (MU), 13-6
165: Matt Curley (HU) pin Adam Harris (MU), 6:43
174: Dan Jonhenry (HU) win by forfeit
184: No match - double forfeit
197: Andrew Lovins (HU) dec. Danny Dunn (MU), 9-7
285: Brad Rice (HU) pin Kenny Weber (MU), 1:23