Tiffin, Ohio – January 26, 2010 – In a back and forth battle under the spotlight in Seiberling Gymnasium Ohio Northern University topped the Heidelberg University wrestling team 18-16 to snap Heidelberg’s 19 match Ohio Athletic Conference dual winning streak. The Berg had not dropped a regular season OAC dual since 2007.
Overall the Berg now stands at 7-7 and are 4-1 in the OAC, while the Polar Bears improve to 14-10 overall and 4-0 versus league opponents.
Heidelberg opened up with six points courtesy of an Ohio Northern forfeit at 125 pounds. ONU and Heidelberg traded wins at 133 and 141 pounds. Registering a major decision at 141 pounds was Heidelberg’s Sam Delpra (Chesterland, Ohio / West Geauga).
At 165 pounds, Heidelberg’s Matt Curley (Brecksville, Ohio / Lakewood) snapped a two-bout winning streak for the visitors with a 12-6 decision.
Following Curley’s victory, the Berg held a 13-9 advantage, but Ohio Northern claimed decisions at 174, 184 and 285 to post the win.
Rounding out the victors for the Berg was Brad Rice (West Jefferson, Ohio / West Jefferson) with a decision at 197 pounds.
Heidelberg takes a break from OAC action this weekend when they travel to the Pete Willson Invitational.
Ohio Northern 18, No. 23 Heidelberg 16
125 Delian Schneider (Heid) Forfeit
133 Jones, Jeremy (ONU) dec. Tony Lawler (Heid), 12-10
141 Sam Delpra (Heid) maj. dec. Kenneth Henault (ONU), 10-0
149 Michael Letcher (ONU) dec. Andrew Johnson (Heid), 8-3
157 no. 2 Luke Miller (ONU) dec. no. 4 Zach Mizer (Heid), 2-0
165 Matt Curley (Heid) dec. William Painter (ONU), 12-6
174 no. 4 Kyle Kwiat (ONU) dec. Dan Jonhenry (Heid), 10-6
184 Matthew Alexander (ONU) dec. Ed Bizorik (Heid), 5-2
197 Brad Rice (Heid) dec. David Jones (ONU), 9 - 5
285 Justin Southwick (ONU) dec. Jerry Knapp (Heid), 4-2