ADA - The Ohio Northern wrestling team is ranked No. 19 in the fifth weekly Brute-National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll for the 2012-13 season.The Polar Bears (6-1 overall), under 25th-year head coach Ron Beaschler, one of only two Ohio Athletic Conference teams in the poll, which ranks the top 30 teams in the country.
Northern was ranked No. 19 in the fourth poll, was No. 17 in the third poll, was No. 13 in the second poll and was No. 10 in the first poll.
Individually, two ONU wrestlers are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes.
Senior defending national champion and three-time All-American Kyle Kwiat remains ranked No. 1 at 174 pounds and junior Michael Pawlitz remains ranked No. 9 at 197 pounds.
Ohio Northern will return to action Friday and Saturday when travel to Williamsport, Pa., for the Lycoming Duals.