Corrected Scoring Gives #16 Mount Union OAC Wrestling Tournament Title; Raiders Win Five Weight Classes and Record 12th OAC Title

Mount Union 2012 national qualifiers - Derick Hesson, Kevin Shadrach, Riki Reynolds, Josh Malave, Andy Jenkins
Mount Union 2012 national qualifiers - Derick Hesson, Kevin Shadrach, Riki Reynolds, Josh Malave, Andy Jenkins

The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced that there was an error in the team scores tabulated at the OAC Wrestling Championship and as a result  No. 16 ranked Mount Union has won its record 12th OAC Wrestling Tournament  title Saturday at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.

In corrected scoring, Mount Union edged regular season champion Ohio Northern by a single point (90 to 89).  Heidelberg was in third place with 80.5 points, followed by John Carroll with 48 points while Muskingum 16.5 points and Baldwin-Wallace 13 points made up the rest of the six-team field.

It is the second-straight conference tournament title for the Purple Raiders, who had five wrestlers win individual titles.

Junior Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant) won his third-straight conference title at 125 pounds while seniors Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) at 141, Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) and Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) at 285 all won their second straight titles.

Senior Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma), who finished second a year ago, came back to win the title at 149 pounds.

All five earned All-OAC honors and automatic bids to the NCAA Division III National Wresting Championships March 9-10 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Junior Lambert McElrath (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) also got All-OAC accolades with a second place finish at 174 pounds.

Seniors Joe Spooner (Willoughby/Willoughby South) and John Piechuta (Alliance/Marlington) both placed third at 157 and 165 pounds respectively.

OAC Wrestling Championship
Seiberling Gymnasium - Heidelberg University - Tiffin, Ohio

Team Scores

1. Mount Union 90, 2. Ohio Northern 89, 3. Heidelberg 80.5, 4. John Carroll 48, 5. Muskingum 16.5, 6. Baldwin-Wallace 13. 

Mount Union Individual Results


#1 Riki Reynolds - OAC Champion

Riki Reynolds (MTU) maj. dec. Cole Cochran (ONU), 12-2 - Semifinals

Riki Reynolds (MTU) tech fall Delian Schneider (BERG), 16-1 - Championship


#2 Bryant Roby

Bryant Roby (MTU) dec. Patrick McKernan (MUSK), 9-3

Jake Weisman (BERG) dec. Bryant Roby (MTU), 6-4 - Semifinals 

Andrew Taylor (BW) dec. Bryant Roby (MTU), medical forfeit


#1 Josh Malave - OAC Champion

Josh Malave (MTU) maj. dec. Phil Kail (JCU), 9-0 - Semifinals

Josh Malave (MTU) dec Chris Osborne (BERG), 4-2 OT - Championship


#1 Kevin Shadrach - OAC Champion

Kevin Shadrach (MTU) dec. Brandon Howes (ONU) 14-7

Kevin Shadrach (MTU) pin Samuel McIntosh (BW), 6:46 - Semifinals

Kevin Shadrach (MTU) tech fall Andrew Johnson (BERG), 17-2 - Championship


#3 Joe Spooner - Third Place

Michael Letcher (ONU) dec. Joe Spooner (MTU), 4-1 - Semifinals

Joe Spooner (MTU) dec. Mike Frasure (MUSK), 3-2 - Third Place Match


#3 John Piechuta - Third Place

John Piechuta (MTU) dec. Ronnie Harper (MUSK), 8-1

William Painter (ONU) dec. John Piechuta (MTU), 3-1 OT - Semifinals

John Piechuta (MTU) dec. Sean Gill (JCU), 12-5 - 3rd Place Match 


#2 Lambert McElrath - Second Place

Lambert McElrath (MTU) dec. Jeremy Stepp (BERG), 9-6 - Semifinals

Kyle Kwiat (ONU) tech fall Lambert McElrath (MTU), 18-2  - Championship


#1 Andy Jenkins - OAC Champion

Andy Jenkins (MTU) dec. Jake Cochran (BERG), 9-3 - Semifinals

Andy Jenkins (MTU) dec. Bryan Steinmetz (JCU), 4-2 - Championship


#6 Chris Hahn

Jim Nemunaitis (JCU) maj. dec. Chris Hahn (MTU) 11-2

Joseph Georgian (BW) dec. Chris Hahn (MTU), medical forfeit  


#1 Derick Hesson - OAC Champion

Derick Hesson (MTU) maj. dec. Brian Barnhart (MUSK), 9-0 - Semifinals

Derick Hesson (MTU) maj. dec. Cody Lovejoy (ONU), 10-2 - Championship