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Southwick grapples to third-place NCAA finish

The Eagle wrestlers competed at the 2012 NCAA Championships at Massari Arena in Pueblo, Colo. on Mar. 9 and 10.

By Chris Bils

March 23, 2012

The wrestling team had its best performance at the NCAA Division II Championships in over a decade, placing 13th with four wrestlers receiving All-America honors. Senior heavyweight Jake Southwick was the top performer with a third-place finish. Southwick won all but one match at the national tourna...

Grapplers grab gold

Grapplers grab gold

By Dan Shade

January 19, 2012

If you just walked into the Wendy's Mid-Atlantic Duals at Kates Gymnasium Sunday, it would have seemed as if Ashland's wrestling team was the clear-cut favorite. Wrestling at home in a dual meet that featured seven teams from around the region, the Eagles recorded a match record of 34-4 on the way to th...

Grappling and gorilla suits: The story of Jake Southwick

By Cody White

September 1, 2011

When asked about his dedication to the sport of wrestling, senior Jake Southwick has a saying he loves to tell people: "The day I stop wrestling is the day you'll see my name in the obituaries." Southwick found high success at the NCAA Division 2 National Championships held at the University of Nebraska thi...

Southwick, Kelly earn All-America awards

By AU Sports Info

March 17, 2011

Two Ashland University wrestlers - junior Jacob Southwick and senior Brandon Kelly - earned All-America laurels March 12 at the NCAA Division II Championships at Kearney, Neb. The Eagles placed 20th in the final team standings. Southwick finished fourth at 285 pounds. This is the first All-America ci...

Banana Splittin’ competition a sweet highlight to Homecoming

Banana Splittin’ competition a sweet highlight to Homecoming

By Missy Loar

October 7, 2010

Surgery, sing-alongs and ascreaming gorilla made this year’s Banana Splittin’ competition amemorable part of a long-standing homecoming tradition at AshlandUniversity.“People really invested someenergy into it and made it a good event,” said C.J. Harkness,director of minority student services ...