January 7, 2012

#24 Wrestling Stays Alive at National Duals With 22-15 Win Over #28 UW-Stevens Point

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The No. 24 ranked Mount Union wrestling team is assured to place as a team at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals after a 22-15 win in the consolation bracket Saturday in Springfield, Ill.

The Purple Raiders will wrestle No. 18 in nation Wisconsin-Whitewater in the consolation semifinals Sunday at 10 am (eastern).

Freshman Brad Kress (Louisville/Louisville) closed out a super day as he posted his third straight major decision at 125 with a 9-1 victory.

Fellow freshman Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) got a 3-1 win at 133, senior Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) posted a 5-3 overtime win at 141 and senior Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) took an 8-2 win at 149 as Mount Union built a 13-0 lead.

UW-Stevens Point quickly made it 13-9 with a pin at 157 and win at 165 before junior Jeremy Hathaway (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) and senior Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) scored wins at 174 and 184 respectively to give the Raiders a 19-9 lead.

UW-Stevens Point was not finished as a pin at 197 brought them to striking distance at 19-15 but All-American senior Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) closed the door with a 6-1 win at 285. 

#24 Mount Union 22, #28 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 15

Match Summary 
125 Brad Kress (Mount Union) over Lance Fabry (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Maj 9-1 
133 Bryant Roby (Mount Union) over Joe Mileski (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Dec 3-1 
141 Josh Malave (Mount Union) over Jordan Kust (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) OT 5-3 
149 Kevin Shadrach (Mount Union) over Shane Sweeney (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Dec 8-2 
157 Ben Strobel (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) over Jon Garrison (Mount Union) Pin 1:43 
165 Bill Langford (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) over John Piechuta (Mount Union) Dec 12-5 
174 Jeremy Hathaway (Mount Union) over Ryan Conat (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Dec 4-0 
184 Andy Jenkins (Mount Union) over Andy Borchardt (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Dec 8-1 
197 Dustin Wozniak (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) over Brent Kirk (Mount Union) Pin 0:18 
285 Derick Hesson (Mount Union) over Matt Cuadra (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Dec 6-1 

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