#29 Wrestling Goes 4-0 at Mount Union Duals

Josh Malave and Bill Schindel both went 4-0 at the Mount Union Duals.
Josh Malave and Bill Schindel both went 4-0 at the Mount Union Duals.

ALLIANCE, Ohio--The No. 29 ranked Mount Union wrestling team posted a 4-0 record to win the Mount Union Duals Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders were the only team to post a perfect 4-0 record that was highlighted by a 22-15 win over nationally ranked No. 21 Wilkes (Pa.).  Mount Union also had wins over King's (Pa.), 39-6, Lycoming (Pa.), 26-12 and Thiel (Pa.), 25-14.

Junior Josh Malave (Cleveland/Lutheran West) at 141 and senior Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) ranked No. 4 in the nation at 197 both posted 4-0 records on the day.

Malave scored a pair of pins against Anthony Dietrick of King's in 1:45 and Mike Klosiewicz of Thiel in :58.  He also tallied a 3-1 win against AJ Fisher of Wilkes and a 7-2 win over Andrew Lewis of Lycoming.

Schindel got a pin against Matt Steltzer of King's in 4:09, then edged out a 2-1 win against Kyle Crouthamel of Lycoming (Pa.), next was a 6-1 win over Seth Gray of Wilkes and finished the day with a 5-0 shutout of Matt Mullett.

Mount Union (4-0) next heads to the Petrofes/Messiah Invitational on Dec. 3-4 in Grantham, Pa. 

#29 Mount Union 39, King's (Pa.) 6
125: Arden Bement (MTU) by forfeit; 133: Mike Laporta (KC) d. Riki Reynolds (MTU) 7-3; 141: Josh Malave (MTU) pinned Anthony Dietrick (KC), 1:45; 149: Kevin Shadrach (MTU) d. Chris Puorro (KC), 3-1; 157: Chad Rhodes (MTU) pinned Tommy Desir (KC), 2:07; 165: Mike Oktavec (MTU) d. Frank Marinucci (KC), 8-7; 174: Jeremy Hathaway (MTU) d. Jerry Robbins (KC), 2-1; 184: Mike Reilly (KC) d. Andy Jenkins (MTU) 8-3; 197: Bill Schindel pinned Matt Steltzer (KC), 4:27; 285: Derick Hesson (MTU) pinned Anthony Corigliano (KC), 4:09.

#29 Mount Union 26, Lycoming (Pa.) 12
125: Arden Bement (MTU) tech. fall Dave Exler (LC), 19-4; 133: Riki Reynolds (MTU) d. Terrell Nixon (LC), 4-3; 141: Josh Malave (MTU) d. Andrew Lewis (LC), 7-2; 149: Isaiah Britton (LC) d. Kody Severino (LC), 8-5; 157: Joshua Cintron (MTU) d. Greg Wetzel (LC), 4-2; 165: Dave Smith (LC) d. Erik Shiflett (MTU), inj. default; 174: Darin Lyles (MTU) d. Tyler Cunningham (LC), 5-2; 184: Troy Hayre (LC) d. Andy Jenkins (MTU), 6-3; 197: Bill Schindel (MTU) d. Kyle Crouthamel (LC), 2-1; 285: Derick Hesson (MTU) pinned Zach Ecxstrom (LC), 1:05.

#29 Mount Union 22, #21 Wilkes (Pa.) 15
125: Myzar Mendoza (WU) pinned Arden Bement (MTU), 4:00; 133: Riki Reynolds (MTU) d. Mark Uliano (WU), 6-2; 141: Josh Malave (MTU) d. AJ Fisher (WU), 3-1; 149: Kevin Shadrach (MTU) pinned Jared Brownmiller (WU) 6:33; 157: Kris Krawchuk (WU) maj. dec. Chad Rhoades (MTU) 13-1; 165: Ben Marich (WU) d. Mike Oktavec (MTU), 15-9; 174: Jeremy Hathaway (MTU) d. Dustin Stough (WU), 3-1 OT; 184: Andy Jenkins (MTU) maj. dec. Tyler Pickard, 13-1; 197: Bill Schindel (MTU) d. Seth Gray (WU), 6-1; Chris Smith (WU) d. Derick Hesson (MTU), 3-0.

#29 Mount Union 25, Thiel (Pa.) 14
125: Arden Bement (MTU) d. Tim Ellison (TC), 10-3; 133: Coney Brown (TC) d. Riki Reynolds (MTU), 6-3; 141: Josh Malave (MTU) pinned Mike Klosiewicz (TC) :58; 149: Kody Severino (MTU) maj. dec. Matt Butler (TC), 13-4; 157: Alec Miller (TC) maj. dec. Joshua Cintron (MTU), 12-1; 165: Ryan Murphy (TC) d. Mike Oktavec (MTU), 5-1; 174: Pat Morris (TC) maj. dec. Dan Lyles (MTU), 10-2; 184: Andy Jenkins (MTU) d. Greg Baptiste (TC), 4-3; 197: Bill Schindel (MTU) d. Matt Mullett (TC), 5-0; 285: Derick Hesson (MTU) pinned Travis Miller (TC), 1:03.