West Liberty Mat Squad 8th at ONU Invitational

December 6, 2014

ADA, Ohio The West Liberty University wrestling team turned in a solid showing at Saturday's Ohio Northern Invitational on Saturday.

Coach Brian Davis' Hilltoppers finished eighth in a power-packed field featuring some of the top NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA squads in the region. West Liberty wrestlers placed in seven of the 10 weight classes.

Eric Antesberger led the way with a runner-up finish at 165 pounds. The Hilltopper standout dropped a tough 2-0 decision to Tiffin's Chase Boyd in the championship match after rolling through the preliminaries with a pair of major decisions and a first-period fall.

Joel Paolo and Zach Brown each advanced to the championship semifinals in their respective weight classes. Paolo finished third at 149 pounds with Brown claiming fourth place at 125.

Aaron Silverio was fifth at 285 with Jordan Nolan taking the sixth spot at 174 pounds. Anthony Craig (141) and Danny Doyle (184) rounded out the West Liberty place-winners with eighth-place finishes.

Olivet (Mich.) amassed 148 points to hold off Alma (Mich.), which finished with 143 points, for the team title. Tiffin was third at 132 with Campbellsville (113) and Lindsey Wilson (102) rounding out the top five.

The Hilltoppers head to Indianapolis next weekend for the annual Midwest Classic.

Ohio Northern Invitational Team Scoring
1. Olivet 148
2. Alma 143
3. Tiffin 132
4. Campbellsville 113.5
5. Lindsey Wilson 102
6. Lycoming 97
7. Ohio Northern 88
8. WEST LIBERTY 87.5
9. Heidelberg 92.5
10. Waynesburg 61
11. Trine 54.5
12. Washington & Lee 34.5
13. Findlay 28
14. Mount St. Joseph 15
15. Muskingum 12

West Liberty Placers

Championship Finals
165: Chase Boyd (Tiffin) d. Eric Antesberger (WLU), 2-0

Championship Semifinals
125: Tyler Foley (Alma) d. Zach Brown (WLU), 3-1, SV-1
149: Kyle Witgen (Olivet) d. Joel Paolo (WLU), 4-2
165: Eric Antesberger (WLU) d. Nolan Barger (Lycoming), 11-8 (2 majors, 1st-period fall)

Third Place
125: Giuseppe Penzone (Tiffin) d. Zach Brown (WLU), 7-1
149: Joel Paolo (WLU) d. James Carey (Alma), 3-2

Fifth Place
174: Alex Bair (Ohio Northern) d. Jordan Nolan (WLU), 7-2
285: Aaron Silverio (WLU) d. Chico Adams (Lindsey Wilson), 4-3, TB-2

Seventh Place
141: Collin Haag (Trine) wbf. Anthony Craig (WLU), forfeit
184: Cory Livingston (Alma) wbf. Danny Doyle (WLU), forfeit


125
Champ. Round 1 - Zach Brown (West Liberty University) received a bye
125 Champ. Round 2 - Zach Brown (West Liberty University) over David Moore (Trine University) (MD 11-0)
125 Quarterfinals - Zach Brown (West Liberty University) over Gordan Bieber (Waynesburg) (TB-1 2-0)
125 Semifinals - Tyler Foley (Alma College) over Zach Brown (West Liberty University) (SV-1 3-1)
125 Cons. Semis - Zach Brown (West Liberty University) over Michael Schmidt (Olivet) (Dec 2-0)
125 3rd Place Match - Giuseppe Penzone (Tiffin University) over Zach Brown (West Liberty University) (Dec 7-1)

133 Champ. Round 1 - Joe Brodman (Heidelberg) over Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) (Dec 7-0)
133 Cons. Round 1 - Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) received a bye
133 Cons. Round 2 - Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) over Dean Roberts (Olivet) (For.)
133 Cons. Round 3 - Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) over Charlie Heyob (Mount St. Joseph) (Dec 4-2)
133 Cons. Round 4 - Felix Casa del Valle (Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)) over Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) (Dec 3-1)

141 Champ. Round 1 - Ali Ayache (Alma College) over Cole Nace (West Liberty University) (Dec 3-2)
141 Cons. Round 1 - Cole Nace (West Liberty University) received a bye
141 Cons. Round 2 - Cole Nace (West Liberty University) over Jeffry Helm (Trine University) (TF 17-2 4:56)
141 Cons. Round 3 - Cole Nace (West Liberty University) over Logan Hatfield (Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)) (Dec 7-4)
141 Cons. Round 4 - Caleb Willey (Lycoming) over Cole Nace (West Liberty University) (MD 14-5)

141 Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Craig (West Liberty University) received a bye
141 Champ. Round 2 - Anthony Craig (West Liberty University) over Jeffry Helm (Trine University) (Dec 10-4)
141 Quarterfinals - Dominick Trevino (Olivet) over Anthony Craig (West Liberty University) (MD 10-1)
141 Cons. Round 4 - Anthony Craig (West Liberty University) over Dylan Dolph (Ohio Northern) (Dec 10-3)
141 Cons. Round 5 - Zachary Britton (Lycoming) over Anthony Craig (West Liberty University) (Dec 11-5)
141 7th Place Match - Collin Haag (Trine University) over Anthony Craig (West Liberty University) (M. For.)

165 Champ. Round 1 - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) over Steven Murray (Heidelberg) (MD 9-0)
165 Champ. Round 2 - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) over JayCee Jensen (Trine University) (Fall 1:25)
165 Quarterfinals - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) over Dylan Jensen (Olivet) (MD 14-3)
165 Semifinals - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) over Nolan Barger (Lycoming) (Dec 11-8)
165 1st Place Match - Chase Boyd (Tiffin University) over Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) (Dec 2-0)

165 Champ. Round 1 - DeMadre Turner (West Liberty University) over Myles Wright (Heidelberg) (For.)
165 Champ. Round 2 - Chase Boyd (Tiffin University) over DeMadre Turner (West Liberty University) (Dec 4-2)
165 Cons. Round 2 - Steven Murray (Heidelberg) over DeMadre Turner (West Liberty University) (Fall 2:00)

184 Champ. Round 1 - Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) over Nathan McCown (Ohio Northern) (Dec 9-3)
184 Champ. Round 2 - Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) over Christopher Baker (Tiffin University) (Dec 6-4)
184 Quarterfinals - Richard Dowdley (Heidelberg) over Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) (Dec 11-4)
184 Cons. Round 4 - Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) over Patrick Jennings (Waynesburg) (Dec 3-2)
184 Cons. Round 5 - Caleb Huff (Alma College) over Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) (Dec 11-4)
184 7th Place Match - Cory Livingston (Alma College) over Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) (M. For.)

174 Champ. Round 1 - Jordon Nolan (West Liberty University) over Patrick Brown (Heidelberg) (For.)
174 Champ. Round 2 - Jordon Nolan (West Liberty University) over Max Dole (Ohio Northern) (Dec 6-2)
174 Quarterfinals - Jamie Jakes (Alma College) over Jordon Nolan (West Liberty University) (MD 20-7)
174 Cons. Round 4 - Jordon Nolan (West Liberty University) over Kyle Carter (Olivet) (Fall 3:50)
174 Cons. Round 5 - Jordon Nolan (West Liberty University) over Sam Guidi (Waynesburg) (Dec 8-2)
174 Cons. Semis - travis McIntosh (Campbellsville (Ky.)) over Jordon Nolan (West Liberty University) (TF 17-1 6:32)
174 5th Place Match - Alex Bair (Ohio Northern) over Jordon Nolan (West Liberty University) (Dec 7-2)

285 Champ. Round 1 - Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) over Cameron Lee (Alma College) (Dec 4-1)
285 Champ. Round 2 - Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) over Garrett Hyatt (Olivet) (Dec 7-3)
285 Quarterfinals - Cody Lovejoy (Ohio Northern) over Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) (Fall 2:52)
285 Cons. Round 4 - Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) over Ryan Steverson (Olivet) (Dec 6-0)
285 Cons. Round 5 - Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) over Youseff El-Sayed (Olivet) (Dec 4-0)
285 Cons. Semis - Nino Majoy (Heidelberg) over Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) (Fall 8:30)
285 5th Place Match - Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) over Chico Adams (Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)) (TB-2 4-3)

149 Champ. Round 1 - Joel Paolo (West Liberty University) received a bye
149 Champ. Round 2 - Joel Paolo (West Liberty University) over Jordan Kaeck (Muskingum) (MD 11-1)
149 Quarterfinals - Joel Paolo (West Liberty University) over Evan Morgan (Ohio Northern) (MD 8-0)
149 Semifinals - Kyle Witgen (Olivet) over Joel Paolo (West Liberty University) (Dec 4-2)
149 Cons. Semis - Joel Paolo (West Liberty University) over Seth Lansberry (Lycoming) (Dec 5-4)
149 3rd Place Match - Joel Paolo (West Liberty University) over James Carey (Alma College) (Dec 3-2)

197 Champ. Round 1 - Thomas Hall (Olivet) over Joey Congie (West Liberty University) (Fall 1:41)
197 Cons. Round 1 - Joey Congie (West Liberty University) received a bye
197 Cons. Round 2 - Joey Congie (West Liberty University) over Chris Risch (Mount St. Joseph) (Dec 7-5)
197 Cons. Round 3 - Anthony Mancuso (Lycoming) over Joey Congie (West Liberty University) (TB-1 5-1)


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