ADA -- The Heidelberg University wrestling team finished runner-ups at the Ohio Northern Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Berg's 119 point total was just nine points shy of winners, Washington & Lee, who finished with 128 points.
Dylan Roth emerged victorious for his third individual championship of the season at the 184 weight class. For his efforts, Roth was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
Also placing for the Student Princes were Jake Justice (8th) and Tre Bogetich (6th) at 141, Jacob Horsch (8th) and Devin Miller (6th) at 157, Dante Colza (5th) at 165, Jeremiah Slagle (4th) at 174, Spencer Geil (8th) and Chase Morrison (3rd) at 197 and Christian Climer (4th) at 285.
"It was a great team effort today with a lot of people placing," said Head Coach Tony Patrizi. "I'm very pleased that Spencer Geil, Jake Justice and Jacob Horsch were able to earn their first collegiate placings."
125: No competitors.
133: No competitors.
141: Tre Bogetich (3-2) dropped his first bout, but eased through the consolation rounds with two pins and one major decision before dropping a contest 4-2 to Mason McClanahan of Mt. St. Joseph. With the loss, Bogetich finished sixth overall.
Jake Justice (2-3) advanced via forfeit in his first bout before losing by tech fall in his second. Justice won his first consolation match with a 7-3 decision before taking another tech fall loss. His final bout ended with a 8-0 major loss, placing him eighth overall.
149: Joe Damm (0-2) dropped his first decision 7-1, before being tech falled in his second bout.
Dwight Parker (0-2) was pinned twice in his first two bouts on the day.
157: Devin Miller (4-2) lost via tech fall in his first match, but rebounded nicely with a tech fall of his own and two consecutive pins. A 6-0 decision advanced him for a sixth place finish.
Jacob Horsch (4-3) lost via the pin in his first match before going decision, pin, sudden victory decision, win by forfeit to advance. He was pinned in the final bout to place eighth.
165: Dante Colza (5-2) placed fifth overall in 165. He dropped his first bout via pin, but advanced by the forfeit in his next bout. Colza then got a 44 second pin and a 15-0 tech fall decision, followed by a 3-1 decision to advance. A 4-2 loss bumped him to fifth at the end of the day.
174: Jeremiah Slagle (3-2) picked up two tech fall victories to start the day before dropping a 6-0 decision in his third match. Another tech fall victory advanced him to the third-place bout where he dropped 12-9 for fourth overall.
184: Dylan Roth (4-0) once again dominated his weight class by cruising to the final bout via pin-major decision-decision. He defeated Luke Carver of Trine University via a 19-2 tech fall in the championship bout to win his third individual championship of the season. He is now a perfect 17-0 on the season.
197: Chase Morrison (4-1) placed third overall by picking up decisions in his first two bouts, before losing by pin in his third. He majored his next opponent to advance to the third place bout, in which he won via a sudden-victory takedown.
Spencer Geil (2-3) lost via pin in his first match. In the second, Geil pinned his opponent in just 1:08. In the third, he advanced by medical forfeit. In his fourth bout, he was pinned again, before dropping his final decision of the day 9-2 for eighth overall.
Austin Smith (1-2) lost his first match before winning a tight 16-14 decision. In the next bout, Smith was on the wrong end of the tight decision, losing 18-14.
285: Christian Climer (5-1) placed fourth overall wrestling one of his better days of the season. Climer won via pin and major decision in his first two bouts before dropping 6-1 in the third. He responded nicely with two consecutive pins and a 6-4 decision to place fourth overall.
Blake Jerome (2-2) won his first two bouts via decision and a 2:56 pin before losing 9-0 and 5-4 in his final two bouts of the afternoon.
The Berg will be back in action on December 15 as they host the inaugural Kalahari Duals in Sandusky, Ohio.
"We are very excited about the upcoming weeks, getting some quality training in before we host the Kalahari Duals."