January 19, 2014

Wrestling: Johnston Places Second to Lead Mount Union at Purple Raider Open

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Senior Tyler Johnston (Lyndhurst/Brush) finished in second place at 149 pounds to lead Mount Union at the Purple Raider Open Sunday at the McPherson Academic & Athletic Complex in Alliance.

Johnston lost a close 4-2 decision to Joshua Pennell of Michigan State in the 149 final.  He got to the finals with victories over Thomas Williams of Ohio (5-3), a 2-1 win over Sam Veingmany of Tiffin and a 5-2 semifinal win against Kaelan Richards of Michigan State.

Mount Union travels to John Carroll for the Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet opener Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 pm in University Heights.

Purple Raider Open Results for Mount Union

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Champ. Round 1 - Zebulon Hilyard (Michigan) won by tech fall over Seth McCurdy (Mount Union) (TF 21-6)
Cons. Round 1 - Joel Shump (Ohio) won by fall over Seth McCurdy (Mount Union) (Fall 3:52)

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Champ. Round 2 - Isiah Deguzman (Notre Dame, Ohio) won by major decision over Pete Hughes (Mount Union) (Maj 13-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) won by decision over Pete Hughes (Mount Union) (Dec 5-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Sam Recco (Edinboro) won by major decision over Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) (Maj 14-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) won by decision over Kyle Mulcahy (Jamestown Community College) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) won by decision over Pete Hughes (Mount Union) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Terry Turner (Michigan State) won by major decision over Nathan Kirk (Mount Union) (Maj 11-2)

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Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) won by decision over Thomas Williams (Ohio) (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) won by decision over Sam Veingmany (Tiffin University) (Dec 2-1)
Semifinal - Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) won by decision over Kaelan Richards (Michigan State) (Dec 5-2)
1st Place Match - Joshua Pennell (Michigan State) won by decision over Tyler Johnston (Mount Union) (Dec 4-2)

Champ. Round 2 - Nathan Valentine (Kent State) won by decision over Jacob Tremoulis (Mount Union) (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Jacob Tremoulis (Mount Union) won by fall over Aaron Kinney (University of Dayton) (Fall 0:50)
Cons. Round 4 - Jake Donattelli (Ohio State) won by decision over Jacob Tremoulis (Mount Union) (Dec 9-3)

Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Smith (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Austin Hedges (Mercyhurst) (TF 15-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Smith (Mount Union) won by fall over Steven Harrell (University of Dayton) (Fall 0:30)
Quarterfinal - Cody VanderHagen (Michigan) won by decision over Tyler Smith (Mount Union) (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Round 4 - Collin Harrell (Kent State) won by medical forfeit over Tyler Smith (Mount Union) (MFF)

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Champ. Round 1 - Shane Brown (Mount Union) won by fall over Barry Hart (Niagra Comm Coll) (Fall 2:44)
Champ. Round 2 - Joshua Farrell (Purdue) won by decision over Shane Brown (Mount Union) (Dec 10-5)
Cons. Round 3 - Chase Boyd (Tiffin University) won by decision over Shane Brown (Mount Union) (Dec 7-4)

Champ. Round 2 - Zach Dailey (Notre Dame, Ohio) won by fall over Tyler Pidgeon (Mount Union) (Fall 3:36)
Cons. Round 3 - Aaron Calderon (Michigan) won by fall over Tyler Pidgeon (Mount Union) (Fall 2:47)

Champ. Round 2 - Mike Southwick (Jamestown Community College) won by decision over Branden Parker (Mount Union) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Branden Parker (Mount Union) won in sudden victory - 1 over Barry Hart (Niagra Comm Coll) (SV-1 5-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Branden Parker (Mount Union) won by medical forfeit over Tyler Berger (Mercyhurst) (MFF)
Cons. Round 4 - Branden Parker (Mount Union) won by medical forfeit over Jason Fraser (Life University) (MFF)
Cons. Round 5 - Michael Griffith (Mercyhurst) won by fall over Branden Parker (Mount Union) (Fall 1:35)

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Champ. Round 1 - Khalil Abdush-Shakur (Life University) won by fall over Sean Szitas (Mount Union) (Fall 6:59)
Cons. Round 2 - Sean Szitas (Mount Union) won by fall over Jimmy Carr (Jamestown Community College) (Fall 0:30)
Cons. Round 3 - Alec Mills (Lake Erie College) won by fall over Sean Szitas (Mount Union) (Fall 2:29)

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Champ. Round 1 - Grant Chase (Mercyhurst) won by decision over Nick Miller (Mount Union) (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Nick Miller (Mount Union) won by decision over Mike Green (Mercyhurst) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Nick Miller (Mount Union) won by decision over Alex Svetz (Mercyhurst NorthEast) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 4 - Nick Miller (Mount Union) won by forfeit over Matt Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) (FF)
Cons. Round 5 - Connar Murray (Notre Dame, Ohio) won by decision over Nick Miller (Mount Union) (Dec 6-4)

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Champ. Round 1 - Joseph Cordova (Mount Union) won by fall over Tyler Hughes (Lake Erie College) (Fall 6:38)
Champ. Round 2 - Charles Keenan (Kent State) won by decision over Joseph Cordova (Mount Union) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Joseph Cordova (Mount Union) won by fall over Aaron Page (Mercyhurst) (Fall 2:29)
Cons. Round 3 - Antonio Burge (Notre Dame (Ohio)) won by fall over Joseph Cordova (Mount Union) (Fall 0:54)

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Champ. Round 2 - Corbin Boone (Cleveland State) won by tech fall over Brian Goodnight (Mount Union) (TF 18-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Chase Long (Ohio Valley) won by fall over Brian Goodnight (Mount Union) (Fall 1:10)

Champ. Round 2 - Raymone Stone (Cleveland State) won by tech fall over Mark Allen (Mount Union) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Trevor Beiter (Gannon) won by fall over Mark Allen (Mount Union) (Fall 3:52)

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Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Fry (Tiffin University) won by fall over John Bruketa (Mount Union) (Fall 5:54)
Cons. Round 2 - Jared Hallberg (Jamestown Community College) won by fall over John Bruketa (Mount Union) (Fall 5:48)

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