ADA, Ohio -- No. 30 ranked Mount Union's wrestling lost to #18 Ohio Northern, in an Ohio Athletic Conference Dual, Tuesday Jan. 29th, 21-17.
With its loss, the Purple Raiders fall to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the OAC.
The Raiders won five out of 10 contested matches highlighted by two major decisions that came from sophomore Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) who won over junior Cody Harting, 16-5 and freshman Jeremy Border (Caldwell/Caldwell) who won over senior Jeremy Jones, 10-2.
Ohio Northern (14-2, 3-0 OAC) got three decision from junior Jerome Pasquale who won over junior Brad Kress (Louisville/Louisville) 12-7, sophomore Jonathan Hoopes who won over junior Tyler Johnston, 7-1, and junior Michael Pawlitz who won over junior Nick Rajcsak (Stow/Stow) 7-6.
The Polar Bears would gain six points from a pin, #1 in division III at 174-pound senior Kyle Kwiat pinned freshman Brogan Endres (Dover/Dover) 2:34. Sophomore Cody Lovejoy would push the Bears to the win with a pin over senior Nick Terifaj (Brook Park/Strongsville) 3:52, gaining six points to overcome the two deficit going into the 285-pound match.
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.
#18 Ohio Northern 21, #30 Mount Union 17
125 – Jerome Pasquale (ONU) won by decision over Brad Kress (Mount Union) 12-7
133 – Jeremy Border (Mount Union) won by major decision over Jeremy Jones (ONU) 10-2
141 – #9 Bryant Roby (Mount Union) won by major decision over Cody Harting (ONU) 16-5
149 – Jonathan Hoopes (ONU) won by decision over Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 7-1
157 – Jon Garrison (Mount Union) won by decision over Kyle Brezovec (ONU) 4-0
165 – Jeremy Regula (Mount Union) won by decision over Tyler Gargano (ONU) 3-1
174 – #1 Kyle Kwait (ONU) won by pin over Brogan Endres 2:43
184 – Brian Deming (Mount Union) won by decision over Kyle Raber (ONU) 6-4
197 – Michael Pawlitz (ONU) won by decision over Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 7-6
285 – Cody Lovejoy (ONU) won by pin over Nick Terifaj (Mount Union) 3:52