The No. 24 ranked Mount Union wrestling team was one of 16 teams selected to compete at the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals this weekend in Springfield, Ill.
The Purple Raiders are the No. 12 seed at the national duals and square off against No. 5 seed and No. 7 in the nation St. John's (Minn.) Saturday morning at 10 am eastern time.
Mount Union's next match will be at 2 pm eastern against either No. 25 ranked Centenary (N.J.) or No. 4 Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Projected lineup this weekend
- 125 Brad Kress (So. - Louisville/Louisville)
- 133 Bryant Roby (Fr. - Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph)
- 141 Josh Malave (Sr. - Rocky River/Lutheran West)
- 149 Kevin Shadrach (Sr. - Parma/Parma)
- 157 Jon Garrison (Fr. - Fairlawn/Copley)
- 165 John Piechuta (Sr. - Alliance/Marlington)
- 174 Jeremy Hathaway (Jr. - Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge)
- 184 Andy Jenkins (Sr. - Stow/Woodridge)
- 197 Darin Lyles (Jr. - Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward)
- 285 Derick Hesson (Sr. - Dexter City/Caldwell)
National Individual Rankings
Seniors Derick Hesson and Josh Malave are both nationlly ranked. Hesson, an All-American a year ago, is ranked No. 2 at 285 while Malave is ranked 9th in the nation at 141 lbs.
Up Next ...
A home dual match was added to the schedule next Saturday night (Jan. 14) against Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College at the MAAC.
Next Sunday, Jan. 15, Mount Union will host the 2012 Mount Union Open starting at 10 am at the MAAC on campus.