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Ohio Northern University Polar Bears
Head Coach: Ron Beaschler
Years at School as head coach: 23
Career Record at school: 221-174-4
Assistant Coaches:Jason Brew, Jay Salge, Greg Lalla

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 16-10
2009-2010 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Luke Miller (157, 1st), Kyle Kwiat (174, 4th)
Returning All-Americans: 157 Luke Miller (1st, 4th), 174 Kyle Kwiat (4th)
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 9

Top returning starters with accomplishments:
133 (So) Jeremy Jones, 2nd OAC
149 (Jr) Mick Letcher 29-8 (5th at Wheaton)
157 (Sr) Luke Miller AA 1st, 4th
165 (Jr) Billy Painter 2nd OAC, 21-17
174 (So) Kyle Kwiat AA 4th
184 (Jr) Matt Alexander 25-13

Top incoming wrestlers:
JP Hoopes St Qualifier OH
Jerry Pasquale 2x state placer OH
Nick Pataro St Qual MI
Michael Pawlitz 2x state Qual MI
Colton Zody 5th State OH 2009

Season outlook:
Ohio Northern rode two high placewinners to a top ten finish last year, and both return to try to repeat the feat in 2011.  Joining them are four other starters in a veteran lineup that won the OAC regular season title and was third at the conference championship.  Kyle Kwiat turned in a fabulous freshman season that netted a fourth place finish and the d3wrestle.com Freshman of the Year Award.  Now, Kwiat and defending champ Luke Miller lead the team into the new season.  In addition to the returning wrestlers, a solid freshman class enters, headlined by a pair of Ohio state placewinners.