Ohio Northern 2016-2017 Preview

ONU_logoTeam: Ohio Northern University
Head Coach: Ron Beaschler
Years at School as Head Coach: 29
Career Record at Current School: 298-210-4
Assistant Coaches: Kyle Kwiat, Luke Miller, Daniel Kwiat

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2015-2016 Dual Meet Record: 11-10

Top Returning Starters:
133 pounds Brad Taton Jr Starter 2015-16 @ 125
149 pounds Evan Morgan So Starter 2014-15 @ 149, injured in 2015-16
157 pounds Gavin Nelson SO Starter 2015-16 @ 149
174 Clayton Davidson So Starter 2015-16 @ 157
174 pounds Kyler Deeter or Sr Starter 2015-16 @ 165
197 pounds Evan Hickey So Starter 2014-15

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 pounds Michael Higley OR Fr 4x Div 2, State Pl 7,5,3,8 – MI
125 Seth Transue Fr State Placer – OH
141 pounds Aidan Pierobon OR Fr 3rd MI, Div 1, 2016
141 Jeff Andrews OR Fr 5th MI, Div 1, 2016
141 Graham Barton Fr 6th MI, Div 3, 2016
285 pounds Nathan Barcaskey Fr 2x State Qualifier (PA)

Season Outlook:
The Polar Bears return 13 lettermen and 9 starters from last year’s squad that posted a 11-10 dual meet record. ONU has posted nine consecutive winning seasons and has finished with more wins than losses in 44 of the program’s 51-year history. With high levels of talent and experience returning on the roster, combined with a solid incoming freshmen class, it is easy to see why optimism abounds in the ONU wrestling camp. “We are excited about the upcoming season,” Head Coach Ron Beaschler said. “Our goal each season is to win the OAC title and we feel that we have the talent to compete for that. This season we have great upperclass leadership along with an excellent freshmen class that we feel can help us get to the next level.”