*Story by Andy Riesenberg
ADA, Ohio - The Wilmington College wrestling team competed in its third and final OAC meet of the 2020-2021 season on Sunday as they took on Otterbein University and Ohio Northern University. The Quakers gained three victories in the first meet against Otterbein this afternoon in a 39-9 defeat.
Shadrach Brausch, Avery Bair and Jack Probus all defeated their man, giving the Quakers nine points on the day. Jack Probus kicked things off with a win over the Cardinal's Cole Jackson by decision (9-5) in the 133-pound weight class, earning the team's first three points. Avery Bair would follow that up with a win over Levi Kibler in the 165-pound weight class by decision (5-3). Shadrach Brausch, who has been a consistent force to be reckoned with, won his third individual match in the last three meets, defeating Otterbein's Bradley Minnard in the heavy weight (285-pound weight class) in a dominant 12-6 decision.
Jacob Scoville battled in the 141-weight class but lost by Technical Fall in the 7:00, 20-5. Adrian Salomone would fall shortly after that in the 157-pound weight class at the 2:25 mark. Elijah Wood loses by major decision 15-2, in the 174 class. Skyler Cowgill lost by fall, after being pinned in the first minuet in the 184-pound weight class.
Probus also kicked off a second round with a pin at 2:38 in the 125-wieght class. This gave him a second win on the day as the Quakers and Cardinals added extra matches. Wilmington also took on Ohio Northern in another series of extra wrestling.
"We wrestled well," Head Coach Just Kihn said. "We continue to be encouraged by the way the guys learn new things. Avery Bair was able to pick up another win. Jack Probus picked up two wins, one being a pin. Shadrach Brausch also had another great day with three wins and two of them by pin. The rest of the team was very close in a lot of matches and could turn the results around after some small changes. We look forward to more training with all of them. The future is bright!"
The Quakers round out the shortened 2020-2021 season going 0-3 and finishing seventh in the Ohio Athletic Conference and winning six individual matches.