"Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it's the tough matches that are going to make the difference."
- Jim Zalesky, University of Iowa

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Former Panther Wrestler in the News

Jason Russell Goes 4-0 to Lead ‘Berg Grapplers at Olivet (Mich.) Duals

Match Results vs. Wisconsin – LaCrosse | Match Results vs. Alma (Mich.) | Match Results vs. Trine (Ind.) | Match Results vs. North Central (Ill.)
OLIVET, Mich.—Sophomore 184-pounder Jason Russell (Columbus West) went 4-0 wrestling in the 197-pound weight class to lead the Heidelberg University wrestling team to a 2-2 record today at the Olivet (Mich.) College Duals at the Cutler Event Center in Olivet, Mich. The Student Princes fell to University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, 28-9; won two straight matches against Trine (Ind.) University, 28-23 and Alma (Mich.) College, 21-18; and lost to North Central (Ill.) College, 22-20. First-year head coach Ned Shuck notched his first two dual-match wins at the helm of the program.
Russell won his four matches four different ways, posting a decision and major decision against LaCrosse and Alma, respectively, and pinning Maxwell Begovich of Trine in 3:36 and recording a technical fall against Dylan Mahler of North Central in 5:19.
Junior 149-pounder Andrew Johnson (Weston/Ostego) pinned two opponents, Forrest Romer of Trine in 3:06 and Blake Olson of North Central in 2:52, and tallied an 11-2 major decision in his match against James Carey of Alma.
Freshman 165-pounder Dylan Norwood (Euclid) also recorded a pin, taking down Brandon McLaughlin of Alma in 6:57, just before the third period buzzed sounded.
Sophomore 125-pounder Delian Schneider (Tiffin/Columbian) recorded a 9-8 decision and 13-5 major decision in his first two matches.
Also recording wins were senior 133-pounder Tom D’Alessandro (Mayfield/Mayfield Heights), sophomore 141-pounder Chris Osborne (McComb), sophomore 157-pounder Justin Wharton (Oregon/Clay) and sophomore 165-pounder Jake Cochran (West Jefferson).
The ‘Berg grapplers will enjoy a two-week layoff before competing at the Ohio Northern University Invitational on Dec. 3.
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For more information on Heidelberg athletics, contact director of sports information & athletic marketing Andrew Middleman at (419) 448-2140 or

Friday, November 11, 2011

First Day of Practice

The first day of practice is here!

There are no losers in wrestling, just winners and learners.- Unknown

Let's Do It!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Former wrestler in starting line-up tonight!

Heidelberg Wrestling Team to Host Olivet (Mich.) in Dual Match Tuesday TIFFIN, Ohio—The Heidelberg University wrestling team will open its home schedule and dual match slate Tuesday, Nov. 8 when it hosts Olivet (Mich.) College in a non-conference dual match at Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin, Ohio at 7 p.m. The Student Princes are coming off 20th place finishes (among 24 teams) in both the freshman/sophomore (85 points) and open (13 points) divisions at the Eastern Michigan Open in Ypsilanti on Saturday. Sophomore Jeremy Stepp (Cincinnati/Princeton) posted a fourth-place finish, going 3-2 and tallying 15 points, at 184 pounds to lead the team. Tomorrow’s match is the first of nine dual matches on the 2011-12 slate, including returning a trip to Olivet to compete at the Olivet Duals on Nov. 19. Probable Starters 125: Robbie Bidlingmaier vs. Delian Schneider 133: Kam Olsen vs. Tom D'Alessandro/Steve Harmon 141: Kenny Richmond vs. Chris Osborne 149: Gage Pederson vs. Andrew Johnson/JC Giffin 157: Steven Mena/Dan Fleet vs. Justin Wharton 165: James Myers vs. Dylan Norwood 174: Trevor Tyler vs. Jake Cochran 184: Josh Crawford vs. Jeremy Stepp 197: Justin Leonard vs. Jason Russell 285: Logan Renas vs. Jerry Knapp Good Luck Dylan! Make Euclid proud!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Almost time!

Wrestling season is almost upon us. The first official practice is on Friday November 11th from 2:45 to 5:15. This is a reminder that all forms must be turned in by then. Can't wait to see you there!