BEREA, Ohio -- The Heidelberg University wrestling team went 2-1 at an Ohio Athletic Conference quad meet hosted by Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday. The Berg edged past Otterbein, 28-18, before trouncing Muskingum University, 45-10. The Student Princes wrapped up the day with a 27-14 loss at the hands of the hosts.
'We saw some good things out there," said Head Coach Tony Patrizi. "It's time to get back in the room and prepare for Wheaton."
Heidelberg is 10-6 on the season, 3-2 in the OAC.
HEIDELBERG 28 OTTERBEIN 18
Staked to an early 6-0 lead with a Pacer Quire forfeit win, Heidelberg jumped out to a 15-3 lead. Mason Brainard narrowly fell to nationally-ranked Jackson Lakso before Tre Bogetich shut out Santino DiSabato, 5-0. Slade Todd capped the early run with a second-period pin over Michael Duzzny.
The Cardinals won at 157 and 165, closing the gap to 15-12.
No. 10 Tyler Hammack beat Corbin Bunsold 7-2 before the Cardinals closed the match with a pin at 285.
HEIDELBERG 45 MUSKINGUM 10
Nationally-ranked Jordan Burkholder gave the Muskies a 5-0 lead with a tech fall at 125. That advantage was quickly erased by Muskingum forfeits at 133 and 141. Todd picked up more bonus points with a 17-7 major decision over Toby Warrington at 149. Jacob Horsch closed the first half of the match with a forfeit victory.
Trailing 22-10, Muskingum picked up another tech fall at 165 -- closing out their scoring for the day. Mr. Tech Fall, Jeremiah Slagle, earned his 11th five-pointer of the season, thrashing Michael Kashuba, 16-0 in 5:37. Roth picked up his team-leading 14th pin of the season, sticking Carter Layton in 58 seconds. After Chase Morrison earned a forfeit win at 197, Christian Climer won an injury-shortened bout over Antonio Zapata.
No. 5 BALDWIN WALLACE 27 HEIDELBERG 14
Quire moved to 2-1 on the day with an 11-5 win over Nicholas Berry at 125. BW responded with five straight wins, taking a commanding 21-3 lead. Slagle halted the run by picking up a 10-6 victory over Adam Green at 174.
In one of the day's most highly-anticipated bouts, No. 7 Roth squared off with No. 8 Justin Ransom. Roth improved to 28-0 on the year with a 10-4 victory.
Hammack, ranked tenth in the nation, hammered Christopher Head -- an 18-2 tech fall.
BW picked up a pin at 285 to close the afternoon.
Heidelberg will travel to the Pete Willson - Wheaton Invitational next weekend.