Ohl Leads Eagle Contingent at JCU Open

Ohl Leads Eagle Contingent at JCU Open


Six Ashland University wrestlers competed on Sunday (Feb. 11) at the John Carroll University Open, led by a first-place effort from freshman Sid Ohl.

In one of two 157-pound brackets, Ohl went 3-0 by taking decisions of 4-2, 7-2 and 6-1. The latter of those wins came in the first-place match against Kevin Kelly of Baldwin Wallace.

Two Eagles – sophomore Garrett Hall and junior Trae Coopwood – finished third in their respective brackets. In one 157-pound bracket, Hall finished 3-1, winning 2-0 and 10-7 decisions and taking the third-place match due to disqualification. At 141 pounds, Coopwood took 6-5 and 2-1 decisions before taking third due to medical forfeit.

At 174 pounds, freshman Chance Esmont finished in fourth place, going 2-2 with two wins by decision (9-4 and 10-3).

Freshman Carson Speelman was 1-1 and medically forfeited at 149 pounds, while freshman Cameron Jenkins went 0-2 at 157 pounds.

The No. 4-ranked Eagles will begin the postseason with Day 1 of the NCAA Super Region II on Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in Findlay, Ohio.