The Muskingum wrestling team jumped out to an early 13-0 lead at Ohio Northern before the Polar Bears closed the bout with seven straight wins to claim the 32-13 victory.
On the Mat
- Junior Jordan Burkholder (125) opened the match with a 9-0 major decision win against Seth Transue. The dominating performance lifted Burkholder to his 23rd win of the season.
- Senior Slade Stiles (133) notched his ninth win of the campaign with a fall at the 1:27 mark against Brad Taton.
- Sophomore Sammy Southers (141) completed the scoring for the Muskies with a 10-7 decision against Aidan Pierobon. The win was the 17th of the season for Southers and gave the Muskies a 13-0 lead.
- Muskingum dropped two tough decisions in the 149 and 165 pound classes. Junior Toby Warrington (149) slipped 6-3 against Schuyler Caprella and junior Tanner Walker (165) fell 5-4 against Seth Meyer.
- Muskingum next competes at John Carroll on Tuesday, February 13. Match time is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Ohio Northern 32, Muskingum 13
125: Jordan Burkholder (MUSK) over Seth Transue (OHNO) (MD 9-0)
133: Slade Stiles (MUSK) over Brad Taton (OHNO) (Fall 1:27)
141: Sammy Southers (MUSK) over Aidan Pierobon (OHNO) (Dec 10-7)
149: Schuyler Caprella (OHNO) over Toby Warrington (MUSK) (Dec 6-3)
157: Gavin Nelson (OHNO) over Michael Kashuba (MUSK) (TF 17-1 6:53)
165: Seth Meyer (OHNO) over Tanner Walker (MUSK) (Dec 5-3)
174: Clayton Davidson (OHNO) over (MUSK) (For.)
184: Alex Bair (OHNO) over Anthony Cole-Young (MUSK) (MD 10-1)
197: Evan Hickey (OHNO) over (MUSK) (For.)
285: Nathan Barcaskey (OHNO) over Garrett Mitchel (MUSK) (TF 20-3 5:25)