Wrestling Preview: # 29 Wrestling To Host Muskingum In Last Regular Season Action For OAC Dual

No. 29 ranked Mount Union's wrestling team hosts Muskingum in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual Tuesday, February 12th at 7:30 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

The Purple Raiders (7-3, 3-1 OAC) are coming a 24-15 win over Heidelberg last Tuesday, February 5th at the MAAC.

Mount Union won five of ten contested matches highlighted by a pin by junior Tyler Johnston (Lyndhurst/Brush) as he pinned Heidelberg senior Andrew Johnson, 5:43. The Raiders grabbed three major decisions from freshman Jeremy Border (Caldwell/Caldwell) at 133, sophomore Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) at 141 and sophomore Jon Garrison (Fairlawn/Copley) at 157. Senior Jeremy Regula (Dundee/Claymont) rounded out the winning matches for the Raiders as he won by disqualification over Damon Cheek at 165-pounds.

Muskingum (0-13, 0-4 OAC) are entering Tuesday's dual after a 31-15 loss to John Carroll University. The Fighting Muskies won two of the seven contested matches. Freshman Skyler Caldwell won by pin over John Connick (John Carroll) 2:40 as senior Mitchell King won by decision over Danny McNamara (John Carroll) 4-2. The Muskies picked up a forfeit to round out their points.

Mount Union next travels to Ada, Ohio for the NCAA Regionals on March 2nd.

  Projected    lineup:    
Purple Raiders       Fighting Muskies
Brad Kress (2-6, 0-4 OAC)   125     Ahmad Taylor (1-15, 0-3 OAC)
Jeremy Border (17-7, 4-0 OAC)   133   
Jordan Judy (5-5, 0-0 OAC)   141   Ben Barnhart-Sullivan (4-16, 0-2 OAC)
Tyler Johnston (19-14, 2-2 OAC)   149   Garland McCormick (13-14, 0-2 OAC)
Jon Garrison (19-9, 4-0 OAC)   157    
Jeremy Regula (19-9 4-0 OAC)   165   Skylar Caldwell (5-12, 1-3 OAC)
Brent Kirk (8-7, 2-1 OAC)   174   Mitchell King (6-9, 1-2 OAC)
Brian Deming (6-10, 1-1 OAC)   184   Rusty Lockhart (12-6, 3-0 OAC)
Lucas Dies (10-8, 0-0 OAC)   197   Luke Weber (12-10, 2-2 OAC)
Nick Terifaj (19-8, 2-2 OAC)   285   Bass Conway (3-14, 0-3 OAC)