Wrestling: Mount Union 2nd at NCAA Mideast Regional; Garrison Finishes 2nd at 157 Heads to Nationals

Jon Garrison (Photo by Lenny Reich)
Jon Garrison (Photo by Lenny Reich)

ADA, Ohio -- Mount Union posted a second place team finish while sophomore Jon Garrison (Fairlawn/Copley) placed second at 157 pounds at the NCAA Division III Mideast Wrestling Regional at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

Garrison's second place finish punches his ticket to the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships March 15-16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The top three finishers in each weight class earned bids to the national championship meet.

Mount Union had seven other placers that all lost close matches just one match away from a third place match and chance to get to the national meet.

Freshman Jeremy Border (Caldwell/Caldwell) at 133, sophomore Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill//St. Joseph) at 141, junior Tyler Johnston (Lyndhurst/Brush) at 149, senior Jeremy Hathaway (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) at 184, Nick Terifaj (Strongsville/Strongsville) at 285 all finished in fifth place

Senior Jeremy Regula (Dundee/Claymont) at 165 and junior Nick Rajcsak (Stow/Stow) at 197 both placed sixth to round out the place finishers.


Delian Schneider (Heidelberg) major decision Brad Kress (MTU), 18-5

Kress (MTU) tech fall Kurt Rodriguez (Messiah), 16-0

Kenny Arentz (York) pin Kress (MTU), 1:43


Jeremy Border (MTU) forfeit Bryant Myers (Washington & Jefferson)

Border (MTU) dec. Kyle Coblentz (Messiah), 3-1

Championship Semifinals

Joey Giaccio (York) dec. Border (MTU), 11-8

Consolation Semifinals

Jeremy Jones (Ohio Northern) dec. Border (MTU), 5-3 OT

Fifth Place Match

Border (MTU) forfeit Rory Bruce (RIT)


Bryant Roby (MTU) tech fall Xander Straughter (Case Western Reserve), 18-2

Roby (MTU) pinned Adam Matthews (Thiel), 7:42

Championship Semifinals

Jordan Dyer (Brockport) dec. Roby (MTU), 6-4

Cosolation Semifinals 

Chuck Glatz (York) dec. Roby (MTU), 6-1

Fifth Place Match

Roby (MTU) forfeit Aaron Matthews (Thiel)


Garland McCormick (Muskingum) dec. Tyler Johnston (MTU), 4-3

Johnston (MTU) dec. JP Hoopes (Ohio Northern), 4-2 OT

Johnston (MTU) dec. Andrew Johnson (Heidelberg), 8-5

Johnston (MTU) dec. Joseph Conrad (Mt. St. Joseph), 5-3

Consolation Semifinals

Luke Lohr (Waynesburg) dec. Johnston (MTU), 6-4

Fifth Place Match

Johnston (MTU) dec. Eliah Golding (Brockport), 3-2 2OT


Jon Garrison (MTU) pin Aaron Banko (Heidelberg), 3:56

Garrison (MTU) pin Drew Spector (York), 7:16

Championship Semifinals

Garrison (MTU) dec. Josh Etzel (Washington & Jefferson), 10-8 OT


Terner Gott (John Carroll) pin Garrison (MTU), 6:38


Jeremy Regula (MTU) dec. John Connick (John Carroll), 4-2

Regula (MTU) dec. Woddie Hermann (Elizabethtown), 8-4

Championship Semifinals

Sam Guidi (Waynesburg) dec. Regula (MTU), 6-3

Consolation Semifinals

Jordan Powell (Thiel) won by DQ Regula (MTU)

Fifth Place Match

Cory Disbennett (Mt. St. Joseph) forfeit Regula (MTU)


Brent Kirk (MTU) forfeit Stephen Murray (Washington & Jefferson)

#1 Kyle Kwiat (Ohio Northern) tech fall Kirk (MTU), 16-0

Clayton Neivert (Brockport) pin Kirk (MTU), 1:18


Josh Thomson (Messiah) dec. Jeremy Hathaway (MTU), 6-0

Hathaway (MTU) tech fall Collin Doane (RIT), 16-0

Hathaway (MTU) pin Tyler Cunningham (Lycoming), 6:58

Hathaway (MTU) major dec. Kyle Raber (Ohio Northern), 12-0

Consolation Semifinals

Cody Catalina (Waynesburg) dec. Hathaway (MTU), 8-3

Fifth Place Match

Hathaway (MTU) forfeit Jacob Lowry (Thiel) 


Nick Rajcsak (MTU) tech fall Jake Swearingen (RIT), 19-4

Rajcsak (MTU) dec. Michael Pawlitz (Ohio Northern), 3-1

Championship Semifinals

Rajcsak (MTU) vs. Phillip Landis (Elizabethtown) dec. Rajcsak, 7-5

Consolation Semifinals

Matthew Lashway (Brockport) dec. Rajcsak, 10-7 

Fifth Place Match

Michael Pawlitz (Ohio Northern) dec. Rajcsak, 5-3


Will Porter (John Carroll) dec. Nick Terifaj (MTU), 2-1

Nick Terifaj (MTU) major decision Dale English (Case Western Reserve), 10-2

Terifaj (MTU) pin Sean Brooks (Mt. St. Joseph), 2:37

Terifaj (MTU) dec. Charles Jones (Messiah), 6-2

Consolation Semifinals

Nino Majoy (Heidelberg) dec. Terifaj (MTU), 3-1 OT

Fifth Place Match

Terifaj (MTU) dec. Will Porter (John Carroll), 5-0