Alumni Get Better Of Current Eagles In Indoor Dual

Alumni Get Better Of Current Eagles In Indoor Dual


The annual Ashland University wrestling Alumni Dual on Saturday (Oct. 13) afternoon was moved from Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field to Kates Gymnasium due to the cold – and the action on the mats heated up as a result.

Ashland's alumni topped the current Eagles, 10-9.

Starting the dual was sophomore 157-pounder Cody Woods against recent alumnus J.J. Diven. The outcome was decided by an early Diven takedown, putting the 2018-19 Eagles down 3-0.

The second match of the day featured sophomore 285-pounder Tristen Weirich and two-time All-American Jacob Southwick. Weirich won 2-1 thanks to a takedown, and thanks to a deduction in the alumni team's score, the current Eagles led, 3-1.

Redshirt freshman Peter Abraham went against 2018 NCAA Division II national champion Luke Cramer at 197 pounds. A first-period takedown and a third-period escape was enough for a 3-0 Cramer victory, and a 4-3 alumni team advantage.

At 184 points, freshman Daniel Beemer took on former Eagle Zach Brown. A Beemer pin put this season's team up, 9-4.

It was up to four-time All-American Joe Brandt to give the alumni team the win, and he delivered. A fall against freshman Jeffrey Ware provided the final margin of victory.

The 2018-19 regular season begins on Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Kent State Duals.