November 16, 2013

#29 Wrestling Finished Second at Mount Union Invite Saturday

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's wrestling team, ranked No. 29 in the nation, finished in second place at the Mount Union Invitational Saturday, November 16 at the Peterson Fieldhouse on campus.

The Purple Raiders (1-0) took home the 149 weight class as junior Ben Kazimir (Auburn Twp./Kenston) claimed the Purple Raiders (1-0) only top spot as he won by decision 9-5 over Nick Varazashvili from Ohio Valley Unviersity in the first place match.

Senior Nick Rajcsak (Stow/Stow) took home second place at 197, with a loss to Thiel's Jacob Lowry who won by decision 9-5 in the first place match. 

The Raiders took home four third-place finish with freshman Alex Funderburg (Amherst/Amherst) at 141, junior Nick Hendershot (Willoughby/Willoughby South) at 165, junior Brent Kirk (Adena/Buckeye Local) at 184 and sophomore Lucas Dies (Akron/Manchester) at 197.

The Raiders freshman Nathan Kirk (Adena/Buckeye Local) took home sixth place in 133 as fellow freshman teammate Sam Valenti (Hilliard/Hilliard Darby) came in eighth. Joining Kazimir in the top eight at 149-pounds, senior Tyler Johnston (Lyndhurst/Brush) came in sixth place.

Mount Union's junior Jon Garrison (Fairlawn/Copley), ranked No. 8 at 157, finished fourth at 157-pounds as freshman Tyler Pidgeon (Salem/West Branch) finished in eight place. Senior Joe Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) finished in sixth place to join Hendershot at 165. Freshman Nick Miller (Mansfield/Ontarion) took home fifth place with a win by fall over Brian Haney (Washington & Jefferson) (Fall 5:45) at 174 pounds. 

Mount Union stays home to host the Mount Union Duals next Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Peterson Fieldhouse.

Team Scores
1. Lake Erie College 170.5
2. Mount Union 137.5
3. Gannon 118.0
4. Thiel 110.5
5. West Liberty University 99.0
6. Wheeling Jesuit 95.0
7. Seton Hill University 73.5
8. Ohio Valley University 47.5
9. Washington & Jefferson 40.0

 

Mount Union Invite Results for Mount Union
133 - Sam Valenti (2-3) placed 8th.
Champ. Round 1 - Sam Valenti (Mount Union) 2-3 won by decision over Raymond Brown (Thiel) 1-2 (Dec 11-4)
Quarterfinal - Adam Weinell (Gannon) 3-1 won by decision over Sam Valenti (Mount Union) 2-3 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Sam Valenti (Mount Union) 2-3 won by fall over Victor Mowen (Washington & Jefferson) 5-6 (Fall 2:10)
Cons. Round 3 - Damon Outward (Wheeling Jesuit) 13-5 won by decision over Sam Valenti (Mount Union) 2-3 (Dec 8-6)
7th Place Match - Zachary Reges (Gannon) 3-4 won in sudden victory - 1 over Sam Valenti (Mount Union) 2-3 (SV-1 15-13)

133 - Nathan Kirk (2-3) placed 6th and scored 10.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) 2-3 won by fall over Trevor Wood (Thiel) 0-2 (Fall 4:28)
Quarterfinal - Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) 2-3 won by decision over Zachary Reges (Gannon) 3-4 (Dec 2-1)
Semifinal - Austin Gillihan (Lake Erie College) 4-0 won by fall over Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) 2-3 (Fall 3:28)
Cons. Semi - Damon Outward (Wheeling Jesuit) 13-5 won by decision over Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) 2-3 (Dec 3-2)
5th Place Match - Scott Lopez (Wheeling Jesuit) 12-4 won by tech fall over Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) 2-3 (TF-1.5 5:50 (15-0))

141 - Charles Edwards (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Kevin Laubach (Seton Hill University) 2-2 won by fall over Charles Edwards (Mount Union) 0-2 (Fall 2:37)
Cons. Round 1 - Charles Edwards (Mount Union) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Foster (Mount Union) 2-2 won by medical forfeit over Charles Edwards (Mount Union) 0-2 (M. For.)

141 - Bryant Roby (1-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Bryant Roby (Mount Union) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Bryant Roby (Mount Union) 1-2 won by decision over Josue Rodriguez (Ohio Valley University) 0-4 (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal - Kager Dylan (Lake Erie College) 4-2 won by decision over Bryant Roby (Mount Union) 1-2 (Dec 8-7)
Cons. Round 4 - AJ Fisher (Seton Hill University) 4-3 won by fall over Bryant Roby (Mount Union) 1-2 (Fall 6:28)

141 - Alex Funderburg (4-1) placed 3rd and scored 20.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) 4-1 won by tech fall over Austin Short (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-7 (TF-1.5 7:00 (18-3))
Quarterfinal - Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) 4-1 won by fall over Cole Nace (West Liberty University) 5-5 (Fall 5:41)
Semifinal - Cobey Fehr (Lake Erie College) 5-0 won by decision over Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) 4-1 (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Semi - Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) 4-1 won by fall over AJ Fisher (Seton Hill University) 4-3 (Fall 0:59)
3rd Place Match - Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) 4-1 won by major decision over Cole Nace (West Liberty University) 5-5 (MD 10-2)

141 - Joe Ferguson (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Joe Ferguson (Mount Union) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Sutton (Thiel) 3-1 won by decision over Joe Ferguson (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 7-1)
Cons. Round 2 - AJ Fisher (Seton Hill University) 4-3 won by fall over Joe Ferguson (Mount Union) 0-2 (Fall 1:07)

141 - Ronald Foster (2-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Ronald Foster (Mount Union) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - John Marotto (Gannon) 5-4 won by major decision over Ronald Foster (Mount Union) 2-2 (MD 13-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Foster (Mount Union) 2-2 won by medical forfeit over Charles Edwards (Mount Union) 0-2 (M. For.)
Cons. Round 3 - Ronald Foster (Mount Union) 2-2 won by decision over Charles Anoman (Thiel) 0-2 (Dec 12-7)
Cons. Round 4 - Cole Nace (West Liberty University) 5-5 won by tech fall over Ronald Foster (Mount Union) 2-2 (TF-1.5 3:00 (16-0))

149 - Tyler Smith (1-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Smith (Mount Union) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Smith (Mount Union) 1-2 won by decision over Arlen Mase (Gannon) 3-2 (Dec 7-1)
Quarterfinal - Timothy Keblesh (Washington & Jefferson) 5-4 won by decision over Tyler Smith (Mount Union) 1-2 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 won by decision over Tyler Smith (Mount Union) 1-2 (Dec 6-3)

149 - Jacob Tremoulis (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Chris Nuss (Thiel) 5-1 won by decision over Jacob Tremoulis (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Michael Krysiak (Gannon) 1-2 won by decision over Jacob Tremoulis (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 2-0)

149 - Tyler Johnston (5-3) placed 6th.
Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 won by decision over Garrett Smith (Gannon) 5-2 (Dec 7-1)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Varazashvili (Ohio Valley University) 5-3 won by decision over Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 (Dec 11-9)
Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 won by tech fall over Nicholas Farley (Ohio Valley University) 1-4 (TF-1.5 5:24 (25-7))
Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 won by decision over Tanner Druck (Seton Hill University) 2-2 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 won by decision over Tyler Smith (Mount Union) 1-2 (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 5 - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 won by major decision over Justin Smith (Lake Erie College) 3-3 (MD 11-3)
Cons. Semi - Chris Nuss (Thiel) 5-1 won by decision over Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 (Dec 9-4)
5th Place Match - Timothy Keblesh (Washington & Jefferson) 5-4 won by decision over Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) 5-3 (Dec 6-2)

149 - Ben Kazimir (5-0) placed 1st and scored 25.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ben Kazimir (Mount Union) 5-0 won by fall over Nicholas Farley (Ohio Valley University) 1-4 (Fall 2:13)
Champ. Round 2 - Ben Kazimir (Mount Union) 5-0 won by major decision over Thomas McVicker (Lake Erie College) 1-2 (MD 8-0)
Quarterfinal - Ben Kazimir (Mount Union) 5-0 won by fall over Mitchell Porter (Lake Erie College) 2-2 (Fall 2:33)
Semifinal - Ben Kazimir (Mount Union) 5-0 won by decision over Chris Nuss (Thiel) 5-1 (Dec 3-1)
1st Place Match - Ben Kazimir (Mount Union) 5-0 won by decision over Nick Varazashvili (Ohio Valley University) 5-3 (Dec 9-5)

157 - Branden Parker (1-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Dominick Nania (Wheeling Jesuit) 9-6 won by major decision over Branden Parker (Mount Union) 1-2 (MD 11-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Branden Parker (Mount Union) 1-2 won by fall over David Schlieper (West Liberty University) 1-5 (Fall 1:51)
Cons. Round 2 - Bryan Skoff (West Liberty University) 4-2 won by decision over Branden Parker (Mount Union) 1-2 (Dec 7-1)

157 - Tyler Pidgeon (2-3) placed 8th.
Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Pidgeon (Mount Union) 2-3 won by decision over Shawn McGowan (Thiel) 1-2 (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal - DeMadre Turner (West Liberty University) 2-5 won by decision over Tyler Pidgeon (Mount Union) 2-3 (Dec 10-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Pidgeon (Mount Union) 2-3 won by medical forfeit over Joshua Corignani (Washington & Jefferson) 1-4 (M. For.)
Cons. Round 3 - Bryan Skoff (West Liberty University) 4-2 won by decision over Tyler Pidgeon (Mount Union) 2-3 (Dec 4-1)
7th Place Match - Daniel Carpenter (West Liberty University) 5-4 won by major decision over Tyler Pidgeon (Mount Union) 2-3 (MD 11-3)

157 - Jon Garrison (4-2) placed 4th and scored 16.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Bryan Skoff (West Liberty University) 4-2 won in overtime over Jon Garrison (Mount Union) 4-2 (OT 7-6)
Cons. Round 1 - Jon Garrison (Mount Union) 4-2 won by major decision over Nick Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) 0-2 (MD 14-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Jon Garrison (Mount Union) 4-2 won by fall over Dominick Nania (Wheeling Jesuit) 9-6 (Fall 4:04)
Cons. Round 3 - Jon Garrison (Mount Union) 4-2 won by major decision over Daniel Carpenter (West Liberty University) 5-4 (MD 25-12)
Cons. Semi - Jon Garrison (Mount Union) 4-2 won by major decision over DeMadre Turner (West Liberty University) 2-5 (MD 12-4)
3rd Place Match - Nathan Ball (Lake Erie College) 4-1 won by decision over Jon Garrison (Mount Union) 4-2 (Dec 7-6)

165 - Joe Schindel (3-3) placed 6th.
Champ. Round 1 - Joe Schindel (Mount Union) 3-3 won by major decision over Jabari Irons (Ohio Valley University) 5-4 (MD 15-6)
Champ. Round 2 - Joe Schindel (Mount Union) 3-3 won by decision over Alec Mills (Lake Erie College) 2-2 (Dec 4-3)
Quarterfinal - Joe Schindel (Mount Union) 3-3 won by decision over Christian Bosco (Seton Hill University) 4-2 (Dec 7-5)
Semifinal - Matt Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) 4-0 won by medical forfeit over Joe Schindel (Mount Union) 3-3 (M. For.)
Cons. Semi - Jabari Irons (Ohio Valley University) 5-4 won by medical forfeit over Joe Schindel (Mount Union) 3-3 (M. For.)
5th Place Match - Christian Bosco (Seton Hill University) 4-2 won by medical forfeit over Joe Schindel (Mount Union) 3-3 (M. For.)

165 - Brett Fortune (1-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Brett Fortune (Mount Union) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brett Fortune (Mount Union) 1-2 won by major decision over Anthony Smith (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-7 (MD 10-0)
Quarterfinal - Zach Vargo (Lake Erie College) 3-1 won by fall over Brett Fortune (Mount Union) 1-2 (Fall 2:46)
Cons. Round 4 - Jabari Irons (Ohio Valley University) 5-4 won by decision over Brett Fortune (Mount Union) 1-2 (Dec 8-6)

165 - Sean Szitas (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Sean Szitas (Mount Union) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Matt Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) 4-0 won by injury default over Sean Szitas (Mount Union) 0-2 (Inj. 3:12)
Cons. Round 2 - Sean Szitas (Mount Union) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Jeremy Brady (Thiel) 1-2 won by forfeit over Sean Szitas (Mount Union) 0-2 (For.)

165 - Nick Hendershot (4-1) placed 3rd and scored 15.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Hendershot (Mount Union) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Hendershot (Mount Union) 4-1 won by decision over Christopher Matthews (Gannon) 0-2 (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal - Nick Hendershot (Mount Union) 4-1 won by decision over Jacob Hosking (Lake Erie College) 1-2 (Dec 3-0)
Semifinal - Zach Vargo (Lake Erie College) 3-1 won by fall over Nick Hendershot (Mount Union) 4-1 (Fall 4:35)
Cons. Semi - Nick Hendershot (Mount Union) 4-1 won by fall over Christian Bosco (Seton Hill University) 4-2 (Fall 1:15)
3rd Place Match - Nick Hendershot (Mount Union) 4-1 won by decision over Jabari Irons (Ohio Valley University) 5-4 (Dec 6-1)

174 - Taylor Opp (1-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Taylor Opp (Mount Union) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Mohlhenrich (Seton Hill University) 3-2 won by major decision over Taylor Opp (Mount Union) 1-2 (MD 10-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Taylor Opp (Mount Union) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Taylor Opp (Mount Union) 1-2 won by fall over Austin Antill (Ohio Valley University) 0-4 (Fall 1:57)
Cons. Round 4 - Brian Haney (Washington & Jefferson) 5-7 won by decision over Taylor Opp (Mount Union) 1-2 (Dec 9-4)

174 - Chad Zeigler (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Chad Zeigler (Mount Union) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Dylan Zivcic (Lake Erie College) 4-0 won by major decision over Chad Zeigler (Mount Union) 0-2 (MD 14-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Chad Zeigler (Mount Union) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Ryan Kenski (Thiel) 2-3 won by decision over Chad Zeigler (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 9-4)

174 - Nick Miller (3-2) placed 5th and scored 13.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Miller (Mount Union) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Miller (Mount Union) 3-2 won by major decision over Austin Antill (Ohio Valley University) 0-4 (MD 15-2)
Quarterfinal - Nick Miller (Mount Union) 3-2 won in sudden victory - 1 over Tyler Mohlhenrich (Seton Hill University) 3-2 (SV-1 8-6)
Semifinal - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) 6-3 won by decision over Nick Miller (Mount Union) 3-2 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Semi - Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit) 9-5 won by fall over Nick Miller (Mount Union) 3-2 (Fall 1:40)
5th Place Match - Nick Miller (Mount Union) 3-2 won by fall over Brian Haney (Washington & Jefferson) 5-7 (Fall 5:45)

174 - Brogan Endres (2-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Brogan Endres (Mount Union) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - David Dibenedetto (Washington & Jefferson) 8-4 won by decision over Brogan Endres (Mount Union) 2-2 (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Brogan Endres (Mount Union) 2-2 won by fall over Tyler Wilkes (Thiel) 0-2 (Fall 3:39)
Cons. Round 3 - Brogan Endres (Mount Union) 2-2 won by fall over Isaiah Baker (West Liberty University) 1-4 (Fall 1:45)
Cons. Round 4 - Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit) 9-5 won in sudden victory - 1 over Brogan Endres (Mount Union) 2-2 (SV-1 6-4)

174 - Dom Barlow (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Dom Barlow (Mount Union) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brian Haney (Washington & Jefferson) 5-7 won by decision over Dom Barlow (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 8-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Dom Barlow (Mount Union) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Kale Rayner (Wheeling Jesuit) 1-3 won by decision over Dom Barlow (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 7-2)

184 - Brent Kirk (4-1) placed 3rd and scored 16.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brent Kirk (Mount Union) 4-1 won by fall over Jacob McAdams (Lake Erie College) 0-2 (Fall 3:34)
Quarterfinal - Brent Kirk (Mount Union) 4-1 won by major decision over Nate Hupp (Wheeling Jesuit) 7-8 (MD 11-2)
Semifinal - Jerrold Roosa (Thiel) 4-0 won by decision over Brent Kirk (Mount Union) 4-1 (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Semi - Brent Kirk (Mount Union) 4-1 won by decision over Jared Leasure (Wheeling Jesuit) 5-4 (Dec 14-9)
3rd Place Match - Brent Kirk (Mount Union) 4-1 won by major decision over Ryan Winslow (Wheeling Jesuit) 3-2 (MD 14-3)

184 - Wendell Christian (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Tesny (Lake Erie College) 3-1 won by decision over Wendell Christian (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 8-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Ryan Carson (Thiel) 1-2 won by decision over Wendell Christian (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 5-1)

197 - Lucas Dies (4-1) placed 3rd and scored 21.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 4-1 won by fall over RJ Waugh (West Liberty University) 7-4 (Fall 4:24)
Quarterfinal - Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 4-1 won by fall over Gunner Loughman (Gannon) 2-2 (Fall 3:41)
Semifinal - Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 4-1 won by decision over Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 4-1 (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Semi - Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 4-1 won by injury default over Shawn Reynolds (Thiel) 4-3 (Inj. 3:17)
3rd Place Match - Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 4-1 won by injury default over Rosborough Evan (Lake Erie College) 3-2 (Inj. 3:00)

197 - Nick Rajcsak (4-1) placed 2nd.
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 4-1 won by fall over Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) 2-4 (Fall 6:01)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 4-1 won by decision over Nigel Toussaint (Gannon) 0-2 (Dec 2-1)
Quarterfinal - Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 4-1 won by decision over Camrin Adkins (Lake Erie College) 1-2 (Dec 6-4)
Semifinal - Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 4-1 won by decision over Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 4-1 (Dec 6-4)
1st Place Match - Jacob Lowry (Thiel) 4-0 won by decision over Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 4-1 (Dec 9-5)

197 - Mark Allen (1-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Nicholas Kumburis (Washington & Jefferson) 2-4 won by fall over Mark Allen (Mount Union) 1-2 (Fall 4:12)
Cons. Round 1 - Mark Allen (Mount Union) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Mark Allen (Mount Union) 1-2 won by decision over Jacob Haynes (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-7 (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Round 3 - RJ Waugh (West Liberty University) 7-4 won by medical forfeit over Mark Allen (Mount Union) 1-2 (M. For.)

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