Wrestling: Mount Union Holds Off Heidelberg in OAC Dual

Austin Rush (Photo by Jeff Garvin)
Austin Rush (Photo by Jeff Garvin)

TIFFIN, Ohio – Mount Union's wrestling team got by Heidelberg by a score of 18-15 in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual match Tuesday in Tiffin.

The difference in the match came from a pin in the 157-pound match by Purple Raider sophomore Austin Rush (Troy/Miami East).

Mount Union (12-8, 3-1 OAC) had jumped out to a 6-0 lead on decision victories from sophomore Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman) at 125 pounds and sophomore Alec Cotton (Hartville/Lake) at 133 pounds.

Heidelberg (6-10, 2-2 OAC) came back with wins at 141 and 149 to tie match before Rush scored a second period pin at 157.

The Raiders then got a pair of close wins – a 6-3 win from freshman Tony Rupert (Alliance/Marlington) at 165 pounds then a 2-0 win from senior Aaron Page (Salem/West Branch) at 197 – to hold off Heidelberg for the three-point win.

Mount Union wraps up the regular season next Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. with an OAC dual at John Carroll in University Heights.

Mount Union 18, Heidelberg 15

125 – Nick Mancini (MTU) dec. Tyler Price (BERG), 4-3

133 – Alec Cotton (MTU) dec. Brandon Conrad (BERG), 8-2

141 – Justin Kihn (BERG) dec. #9 Jeremy Border, 5-3

149 – Damon Cheek (BERG) dec. Seth McCurdy (MTU) 10-3

157 – Austin Rush (MTU) pin Mark Carosella (BERG) 2:53

165 – Tony Rupert (MTU) dec. Aaron Banko (BERG), 6-3

174 – Darren Decker (BERG) dec. Nick Miller (MTU), 9-7 OT

184 – Dillen Decker (BERG) dec. Connor Rogers (MTU), 4-1

197 – Aaron Page (MTU) dec. Gage Finegan (BERG), 2-0

285 – John Eckroth (BERG) dec. Mike Sinclair (MTU), 10-5


Mount Union (12-8, 3-1 OAC)

Heidelberg (6-10, 2-2 OAC)