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Ashland’s ultimate balancing act

Chris Bils

April 24, 2014

Ashland University junior wrestler Kurt Schaefer is lying face-down on the practice mat, and holding him there is junior All-American 197-pounder Joe Brandt. Schaefer is a good wrestler in his own right – a two-time state runner-up at Northwestern High School and a starter his first two years at AU – b...

Eagles send four to Nationals

By Kate Lentz

March 7, 2013

The 2013 NCAA Division II Wrestling Super Region 2 tournament was held at Ashland University’s Kates Gymnasium Feb. 23 and 24. In the toughest super region in the country, the Eagles had their work cut out for them. After the dust settled, four Ashland wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Division II W...

Wrestlers set to host Super Regional

By Kate Lentz

February 21, 2013

Last Tuesday, the Ashland wrestling team ended its regular season with a 21-19 win over West Liberty. The interesting thing about this match was that only one varsity starter wrestled. The rest were back-ups. “It was great. We only wrestled one of our varsity starters out of ten weight classes,” h...

Eagles close regular season with a win

By Bryan Kidd

February 24, 2011

The Eagles ended their season Feb. 15 at West Liberty with a 22-15 victory over the Hilltoppers. The Eagles final record is 15-2-1, which is the best winning percentage for the program since 1984. Fifteen wins is the most for the program since the 1999-2000 season when the Eagle grapplers went 15-5. T...

Heidelberg shouts uncle

By Nick Zavarella

February 10, 2011

The Ashland University wrestling team won their final home match against Heidelberg this season in impressive fashion. Ashland is 12-2-1 on the season including 5-0-1 in the last six. The Ashland men got pins at 174, 184, 197 and 285 on their way to the 41-3 triumph. Freshman Jake Piatt pinned Heidel...

Stepping out – AU wrestlers stop Findlay, 19-15

AU Info

February 3, 2011

   Ashland University Head Wrestling Coach Tim Dernlan is a small man who takes choppy steps.    For the past week, however, he had been insisting that his team had a golden opportunity to take some major strides.    Was this a case of “Little Man’s Syndrome?” – Hardly. Saturday night at Findla...

Improving Eagles go 1-1 at Wendy’s classic duals

By AU Sports Info

January 20, 2011

Another weekend, another breakthrough. That's life these days for the Ashland University wrestling team and no one connected with the program - coaches or wrestlers - can find much fault with this pattern. Last Saturday, the Eagles went 3-0 and won the championship of the Mid-Atlantic Duals, held at K...