Ashland University senior wrestler Jacob Southwick (Bowling Green, Ohio/Otsego) won the championship at 285 pounds last weekend (Nov. 5) at Clarion University's Knight Point Open.
Southwick collected four pins on his way to the championship. In the title bout, the AU grappler pinned Clarion's Quintas McCorkle in 5:59.
Southwick was the only AU wrestler to make the trip to Clarion. The Eagles open the season this coming Saturday (Nov. 12) at the Michigan State Open.
The AU senior earned All-American honors for the first time in his career last year. He begins this season ranked third in the country.