Preview: No. 29 Wrestling To Host Heidelberg In OAC Dual

Bryant Roby

No. 29 ranked Mount Union's wrestling team hosts Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

The Purple Raiders (6-3, 2-1 OAC) are coming off competing in the Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational where they finished in 12th place with the 47.5 points. Heidelberg (4-0, 3-0 OAC) competed in this invitational as well and finished ahead of Mount Union in 10th place with 54.5 points.

Sophomore Jon Garrison (Fairlawn/Copley) finished in fifth place for the Raiders at 157, and they also picked up three seventh place finishes from sophomore Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) at 141, junior Nick Rajcsak (Stow/Stow) at 197 and senior Nick Terifaj (Brook Park/ Strongsville) at 285.

The Student Princes were led by sophomore Richard Dowdley at the invitational where he claimed third place at 184-pounds and gained a fifth place finish at 197-pounds from senior Andy Lovins. Heidelberg had two other wrestlers’ place, juniors Jeremy Stepp and Chris Osborne both claimed sixth place finishes at 174 and 141 respectively.

Mount Union hosts Muskingum Tuesday February 12th at 7:30 pm in the MAAC.

Projected lineup

PURPLE RAIDERS   STUDENT PRINCES
Brad Kress (2-5, 0-3 OAC) 125 Ben Calvert (1-5, 0-0 OAC)
Jeremy Border (16-7, 3-0 OAC) 133 Justin Kihn (7-2, 2-0 OAC)
#9 Bryant Roby (17-6, 3-0 OAC) 141 Chris Osborne (22-9, 3-0 OAC)
Tyler Johnston (18-14, 1-2 OAC) 149 Andrew Johnson (26-10, 3-0 OAC)
Jon Garrison (18-9, 3-0 OAC) 157 Aaron Banko (11-14, 1-2 OAC)
Jeremy Regula (18-9, 3-0 OAC) 165 Andrew Leis (3-12, 0-0 OAC)
Brogan Endres (8-8, 0-1 OAC) 174 Jeremy Stepp (17-11, 3-0 OAC)
Brian Deming (6-9, 1-0 OAC) 184 Richard Dowdley (2-2, 0-1 OAC)
Nick Rajcsak (26-8, 2-1 OAC) 197 #9 Andy Lovins (12-2, 3-0 OAC)
Nick Terifaj (19-7, 2-1 OAC) 285 Nino Majoy (17-7, 3-0 OAC)
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