Wrestling Travels To NCAA Mideast Regionals

Wrestling Travels To NCAA Mideast Regionals

Mount Union's wrestling team heads to the NCAA Mideast Regional's held on the campus of Ohio Northern Saturday, March 2nd in Ada, Ohio.

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This NCAA Division III Championships qualifying is a one day, double-elimination format with 16 teams competing. The top three places in each weight class will earn automatic bids to the NCAA Division III Championships on March 15th and 16th at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Purple Raiders will participate in the regionals in Ada and among them are one freshman, three sophomores, three juniors and three seniors.

Freshman Jeremy Border (Caldwell/Caldwell) enters with an 18-7 overall record in his first campaign at 133.

Sophomores Jon Garrison (Fairlawn/Copley), Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) and Brent Kirk (Adena/Buckeye Local) will compete at 157, 141 and 174-pounds respectively.  

Garrison has a 20-9 overall record at 157 as Roby has a 23-7 overall record at 141-pounds. Kirk enters with a 9-7 overall record at 174-pounds for Mount Union.

The three juniors include Brad Kress (Louisville/Louisville) at 125, Tyler Johnston (Lyndhurst/Brush) at 149 and Nick Rajcsak (Stow/Stow) at 197-pounds.

Kress enters the weekend with an overall record of 3-6 as Johnston and Rajcsak both enter with 20 wins on the season. Johnston enters with 20-14 overall record at 149 as Rajcsak has a 26-9 overall record at 197.

Seniors Jeremy Regula (Dundee/Claymont), Jeremy Hathaway (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) and Nick Terifaj (Strongsville/Stronngsville) will compete in their last attempt to make it to the NCAA Championships for the Raiders.

Regula and Terifaj enter with 20 wins on the season with Regula at 20-9 overall at 165 and Terifaj at 20-8 overall at 285.  Hathaway enters the weekend with a 13-10 overall record at 184-pounds for Mount Union.

The Mideast Regionals scheduled start is at 9:00 am on the campus of Ohio Northern in Ada, Ohio.