No. 30 ranked Mount Union's wrestling team looks to stay perfect in the Ohio Athletic Conference as they travel to Ohio Northern to compete in an OAC Dual Tuesday, January 29th at 7:30 pm in Ada, Ohio.
The Purple Raiders (6-2, 2-0 OAC) are coming off a win against Baldwin Wallace in a dual last Tuesday (Jan. 22), 38-4.
The Raiders won eight out of nine contested matches highlighted by two pins that came from sophomore Jon Garrison (Fairlawn/Copley) who pinned Garrett Chase 4:54 and junior Nick Rajcsak (Stow/Stow) who pinned Wesley King 6:35.
Mount Union gathered two major decision victories from junior Tyler Johnston (Lyndhurst/brush) who won over Joey Schmidt, 8-0 and senior Jeremy Hathaway (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) who won over Brian Fox, 12-3.
The Raiders got four decisions from sophomore Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) at 141, senior Jeremy Regula (Dundee/Claymont) at 165, sophomore Brent Kirk (Adena/Buckeye Local) at 174 and senior Nick Terifaj (Brook Park/Strongsville) at 285.
No. 18 ranked Ohio Northern (13-2, 2-0 OAC) comes into this match coming off competing in the Alma (Mich.) open Saturday (Jan. 26) and a win at John Carroll last Tuesday (Jan. 22) 42-4 in University Heights, Ohio. The Polar Bears senior #1 Kyle Kwait won by tech fall (17-0) at 174, senior Kyle Raber won with a pin (1:08) at 184 and junior Michael Pawlitz won by pin (:52) at 197-pounds.
Mount Union goes on the road to compete in the Wheaton Pete Willson Invitational on Saturday (Feb. 1) and Sunday (Feb. 2) in Wheaton, Illinois.
The Purple Raiders projected lineup:
125- Brad Kress (1-2, 0-2 OAC)
133- Jeremy Border (14-5, 2-0 OAC)
141- #9 Bryant Roby (17-5, 2-0 OAC)
149- Tyler Johnston (16-11, 1-1 OAC)
157- Jon Garrison (13-7, 2-0 OAC)
165- Jeremy Regula (16-7, 2-0 OAC)
174- Brogan Endres (7-5, 0-0 OAC)
184- Jeremy Hathaway (13-10, 2-0 OAC)
197- Nick Rajcsak (23-5, 2-0 OAC)
285- Nick Terifaj (16-4, 2-0 OAC)
Individual season record in parentheses