BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin Wallace University freshman 125-pound wrestler Jesse Gunter (Akron/ Coventry) had an outstanding freshman season and has been selected as a first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference performer.
Gunter, who ended his first collegiate season ranked fifth in his weight class, compiled an impressive 29-2 overall record, including a 5-0 OAC mark, won four individual tournament titles and placed in all six which he competed and had a 25-match winning streak. He had eight pins and one technical fall. Individually, Gunter had 49 takedowns, 36 escapes, two reversals and 22 total near falls, including 13 three-pointers.
Gunter won individual titles at the Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College, Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology, East Coast Classic sponsored by Johnson & Wales (R.I.) University and Manchester (Ind.) University tournaments.
"Jesse had an outstanding season," said second-year Head Coach Jamie Gibbs. "He is a great young man who is both hard-nosed and a leader. It's nice to see him receiving All-OAC recognition. It's even nicer that he and our entire team returns for the 2013-2014 season.
The Yellow Jackets compiled a 4-5 overall dual match record. Highlighting the season was winning the Manchester Tournament, BW's first team title since 2004-2005, and placed third at the 27th Annual John Summa Memorial Tournament in Berea.
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