#16 Wrestling Bashes Berg 34-6 in Home Finale
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 16 ranked Mount Union won nine of 10 matches to easily dispatch Heidelberg, 34-6 in an Ohio Athletic Conference match Tuesday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.
It was the final regular season home dual for Mount Union (9-4, 3-1 OAC) and it was also the final home match for eight Purple Raider seniors each of whom scored wins.
Senior Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) had a dominating performance as he won his 32nd match of the season with a pin in 1:31 at 149 pounds.
The other Mount Union pin came from All-American junior Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant), who wrestled for the first time since December, and got a fall 2:20 in at 125 pounds.
Senior John Piechuta (Alliance/Marlington) got a major decision victory at 165 pounds while fellow senior TJ Arnone (Willoughby/Willoughby South) almost got a major decision but settled for a 12-5 win at 133.
Senior Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) got a 5-2 win at 184 while at 285 All-American Derick Hesson got an 8-3 win for his 102 career victory which ties him with Andy Lamancusa (1984-88) for the second-most in team history.
Heidelberg falls to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the OAC.
Mount Union travels to Baldwin-Wallace for the final dual meet of the season next Thursday at 7:30 pm.
#16 Mount Union 34, Heidelberg 6
125 Riki Reynolds (Mount Union) won by pin over Delian Schneider (Heidelberg) 2:20
133 TJ Arnone (Mount Union) won by decision over Jake Weisman (Heidelberg) 12-5
141 Josh Malave (Mount Union) won by decision over Chris Osborne (Heidelberg) 3-2
149 Kevin Shadrach (Mount Union) won by pin over Steve Harmon (Heidelberg) 1:31
157 Joe Spooner (Mount Union) won by decision over Ian Gillespie (Heidelberg) 2-1
165 John Piechuta (Mount Union) won by major decision over Brennan Kelly (Heidelberg) 14-4
174 Lambert McElrath (Mount Union) won by decision over Jeremy Stepp (Heidelberg) 5-2
184 Andy Jenkins (Mount Union) won by decision over Jake Cochran (Heidelberg) 5-2
197 Andrew Lovins (Heidelberg) won by pin over Darin Lyles (Mount Union) 4:24
285 Derick Hesson (Mount Union) won by decision over Jerry Knapp (Heidelberg) 8-3