|Riki Reynolds won the 125-pound
championship at the Messiah Petrofes Invitaitonal.
(GRANTHAM, PA)--Mount Union's wrestling team finished fourth out
of 13 teams at the Messiah (PA) Petrofes Invitational in Grantham,
The Purple Raiders were led by freshman Riki Reynolds(Marion/Marion Pleasant), who won the championship at 125 pounds. In the title match, Reynolds won the title with an impressive pin just :40 seconds against Messiah's Danny Lethbridge.
Senior Mike Manypenny (Salem/Salem) had also a great weekend as he finished 4-1, to earn second place at 174 pounds and sophomore Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) also went 4-1 to earn a second place finish at 197.
Sophomores Bryan Skoff (St. Clairsville/Bridgeport) and Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) both earned a fourth place finishes to round out the top performances for the Raiders.
The Raiders head back to the mat Tuesday night as they travel to Ohio Athletic Conference rival John Carroll for a key dual match Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
MESSIAH COLLEGE WRESTLING
2009 MESSIAH COLLEGE PETROFES INVITATIONAL TEAM SCORES
***** December 4-5, 2009 *****
1. Wilkes (PA) - 146 points
2. Springfield (MA) - 144.5 points
3. Messiah (PA) - 125 points
4. Mount Union - 115.5 points
5. Ursinus (PA) - 108 points
6. Oneonta State (NY) - 96.5 points
7. Stevens Tech (NJ) - 94 points
8. McDaniel (MD) - 66 points
9. Bridgewater State (MA) - 62.5 points
10. Gettysburg (PA) - 28.5 points
11. Johns Hopkins (MD) - 20.5 points
12. Muhlenberg (PA) - 19.5 points
13. Washington & Lee (VA) - 1.5 points