TIFFIN, OHIO– The two-time defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion and sixth-nationally ranked Baldwin Wallace University wrestling stayed perfect in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings as it defeated Heidelberg University by a final score of 35-8 in the Seiberling Gymnasium.
BW (18-2, 5-0 OAC) has now won 18 straight OAC matches and has knocked off 20 of its last 21 conference opponents. Heidelberg (7-7, 3-2 OAC) has now lost four straight matches to the Yellow Jackets
BW was led by junior 184-pounder Zeckary Lehman (Akron/Revere), senior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC 197-pounder Tyler Maclellan (Medina/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and senior 285-pounder Gabe Mahaney (Green) as the trio closed out the match win pinfalls victories. Lehman put the match away with the win in 2:31. Maclellan earned the victory in 3:32. Mahaney, who is ranked 10th nationally, claimed the win in 5:54.
Winning by major decisions, sophomore 133-pounder Dante Ginnetti (Poland/Seminary) and freshman 149-pounder Stanley Bleich (North Ridgeville/Elyria Catholic) each won by a major decision. Ginnetti, who is ranked ninth nationally, earned the 10-0 major decision. Bleich captured the 10-2 major decision.
Picking up decisions wins were sophomore 141-pounder Aaron Kelly (Rocky River), junior All-American and All-OAC 165-pounder Anthony Arroyo (Maumee) and junior 174-pounder Justin Ransom (Mason). Kelly earned a 9-6 overtime victory. Arroyo, who is third nationally ranked and this week's OAC Wrestler of the Week, claimed the 7-1 win. Ransom took home the 3-1 win.
The Yellow Jackets can claim their third straight OAC Championship when they host their regular season finale against ninth-nationally ranked University of Mount Union in the Ursprung Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. Fans can follow all of the action live at http://bit.ly/2GSYXg1 or watch the action live at http://bit.ly/2GQQF8e
BW and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are hosting the 2018 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at Cleveland's historic Public Auditorium on March 9-10. Tickets are on sale now. Please visit www.NCAA.com/tickets to order your tickets today!