No. 9 Wrestling Opens OAC Action with Convincing Victory

Junior Stanley Bleich (Photo Courtesy of Ed Hall Jr.)
Junior Stanley Bleich (Photo Courtesy of Ed Hall Jr.)

ADA, Ohio – The No. 9 Nationally-Ranked Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team improved to 1-0 after the 28-6 Ohio Athletic Conference victory over Ohio Northern University, inside the ONU Sports Center.

Freshman 125-pounder Jack Stanley (Brecksville / Brecksville-Broadview Heights) got the night started with a pin in 6:35.

Senior All-American and Academic All-OAC 141-pounder Charlie Nash (Norwalk) extended the BW lead to 9-3, after a 2-0 decision.

Junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC 149-pounder Tanner McHugh (New Ringgold, Pa./Tamaqua) gave BW a 12-3 advantage after a 3-2 decision.

Extending the lead to 15-3, was junior two-time All-OAC and Academic All-OAC 157-pounder Stanley Bleich (North Ridgeville/Elyria Catholic) who seized an 11-5 decision.

Senior All-OAC 165-pounder Benjamin Hooff (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) gave the Yellow Jackets an 18-3 lead after an 8-3 decision.

Freshman 184-pounder Luke Salmon (Sandusky/Perkins) gave BW a 22-6 advantage with a 16-4 major decision.

Senior All-American and two-time All-OAC 197-pounder Zeckary Lehman (Akron/Revere) won his bout with a 3-1 decision and gave BW a 25-6 lead.

Sophomore heavyweight Jarod Miller (Greenville, Pa./Reynolds) claimed the final bout with a 6-3 decision, sealing the 28-6 victory.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action this Saturday November 23 for the BW Invitational. Matches begin at 10 a.m.