By Kevin Schrock
The University of Findlay wrestlers and Nick Goeble have gotten pretty used to their winning ways as of late. When the national ranking came out on Jan. 1, the Roughnecks secured the number 12 spot, while Goeble held on to his number one ranking in the 149-pound class.
Goeble, a junior from Elmwood High School, won the Midwest Classic tournament in December, which was enough for him to keep his number one ranking. Fellow junior Joey White also earned a number eight ranking nationally in the 157-pound weight class.
Rounding out the rankings for the Roughnecks were sophomore Ryan Skonieczny, ranked fourth in the 141-pound class, junior Nic Skonieczny also earned a number four ranking at 165. Meanwhile junior Bradley Metz is ranked fifth at 174 and Dalton Ishmal, a sophomore, is ranked sixth at 197. Finally, junior Luke Fleming is ranked sixth at 285.
A week after the rankings came out the Oilers traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana to take part in the NWCA duels. They dropped their first match 38-0 against the number one ranked team in division two, Maryville University. Following that they pulled out a victory against Wheeling Jesuit before Lake Erie College knocked them from the tournament.
The Roughnecks will next be in action on Saturday in Wisconsin where they will participate in the Ranger duels.