ALLIANCE —Junior Cody Lovejoy and sophomore Tyler Gargano each posted victories to lead Ohio Northern in a 36-9 wrestling loss at No. 10-ranked Mount Union Thursday evening at the MAAC Center.
The Polar Bears fall to 9-6 overall and are 1-1 in Ohio Athletic Conference action, while the Purple Raiders improve to 10-4, 2-0.
After MtU won the first six weight classes, Gargano got ONU on the board with an 17-7 major decision over Chad Ziegler at 174 pounds.
Gargano improves to 23-6 on the season.
Lovejoy capped the night in fine fashion with a 16-0 tech fall at heavyweight over John Bruketa, notching his team-best 30th victory of the season against just three defeats.
The Polar Bears will return to action Saturday at the Baldwin Wallace John Summa Invitational.
#10 Mount Union 36, Ohio Northern 9
125 — Dan Hoberney (MtU) won by forfeit
133 — Jeremy Boulder (MtU) pinned Cole Cochran, 5:57
141 — Bryan Roby (MtU) dec. Ryan Fowler, 5-1
149 — Tyler Johnston (MtU) dec. Kyle Brezovec, 6-2
157 — Jon Garrison (MtU) maj. dec. Kyler Deeter, 13-1
165 — Joe Schindel (MtU) pinned Jake Sowers, 5:15
174 — Tyler Gargano (ONU) maj. dec. Chad Ziegler, 17-7
184 — Brent Kirk (MtU) tech fall Dillon Brancheau, 22-6; 6:30
197 — Nick Rajcsak (MtU) dec. Michael Pawlitz, 8-2
285 — Cody Lovejoy (ONU) tech fall John Bruketa, 16-0; 4:10