#27 Wrestling Wins OAC Opener 31-7 Over John Carroll At Home

Senior Nick Terifaj
Senior Nick Terifaj

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 27 ranked Mount Union's wrestling team scored a 31-7 win over John Carroll in the first Ohio Athletic Conference Dual for both teams, Tuesday Jan. 15th at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

With its win, the Purple Raiders improves to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the OAC.

The Raiders won six out of eight contested matches highlighted by a major decision from senior Nick Terifaj (Brook Park/Strongsville) winning 13-0 at 285 over John Carroll's junior Will Porter.

The Raiders got five decisions from freshman Jeremy Border (Caldwell/Caldwell) at 133, sophomore Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) at 141, sophomore Jon Garrison (Fairlawn/Copley) at 157,sophomore Brent Kirk (Adena/Buckeye Local) at 174 and senior Jeremy Hathaway (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) at 184 won in an overtime match 5-1.

The Blue Streaks(3-5, 0-1 OAC) freshman duo Mike Buckiso won by a major decision over junior Brad Kress (Louisville/Louisville) at 125 gaining four points and gained three points from Jordan Victor who won by a decision over junior Tyler Johnston (Lyndhurst/Brush) at 149, totaling out their seven points.

Mount Union hosts Niagara County C.C., Saturday Jan. 19th for a dual matchup at 7:00 pm at the MAAC.

#27 Mount Union 31, John Carroll 7

Match Summary 

125 – Mike Buckiso (JCU) won by  major decision over Brad Kress (Mount Union) 13-2
133 – Jeremy Border (Mount Union) won by decision over Jeff Holy (JCU) 8-1
141 – Bryant Roby (Mount Union) won by decision over Doug Hayes (JCU) 9-3
149 – Jordan Victor (JCU) won by decision over Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 7-4

157 – Jon Garrison (Mount Union) won by decision over John Connick (JCU) 7-6
165 – Jeremy Regula (Mount Union) won by forfeit.

174 – Brent Kirk (Mount Union) won by decision over Danny McNamara (JCU) 3-1
184 – Jeremy Hathaway (Mount Union) won by decision over  Bryan Steinmetz (JCU) 5-1 OT
197 – Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) won by forfeit
285 – Nick Terifaj (Mount Union) won by major decision over Will Porter (JCU) 13-0.