Wrestling: Four Raiders Still Alive at NCAA Mideast Regional

Wrestling: Four Raiders Still Alive at NCAA Mideast Regional
Jeremy Border

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Mount Union's wrestling team has four still competing and two in the championship bracket after day one at the NCAA Mideast Regional at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa.

The Purple Raiders are in 10th place as a team with 27.5 points which is a half point behind ninth place Elizabethtown (Pa.) and a point back of eighth place Waynesburg (Pa.).  Messiah (Pa.) leads the event with 74.5 points.

The top three finishers in each weight class advance to the NCAA Championships.

Mount Union senior Jeremy Border (Caldwell/Caldwell) at 141 pounds and sophomore Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman) each won two matches to advance to the quarterfinals and are one win away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships.  

Border pinned Liam Gallagher of Scranton (Pa.) in his first match of the day which was his 100th career win at Mount Union.  He is one of only five in program history to get over 100 career wins. He then went to overtime to score a decision victory over Gregory Warner of York (Pa.).

Mancini started with technical fall win over Brandon Davis of Scranton then a 10-7 decision over Chris Doyle of Baldwin Wallace to get into the quarterfinals.

Sophomore Alec Cotton (Hartville/Lake) at 133 pounds and freshman Mike Sinclair (Ellwood City, Pa. / Lincoln) at 285 pounds are both still alive and must win two more matches in the consolation bracket to earn a national tournament bid.

NCAA DIII Regional - Mideast Results for Mount Union

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Champ. Round 2 - Nick Mancini (Mount Union) 22-3 won by tech fall over Brandon Davis (Scranton) 3-11 (TF-1.5 1:30 (17-0))
Quarterfinal - Nick Mancini (Mount Union) 22-3 won by decision over Chris Doyle (Baldwin Wallace) 26-16 (Dec 10-7)

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Champ. Round 2 - Alec Cotton (Mount Union) 23-9 won by decision over Nicholas DePierro (Scranton) 24-13 (Dec 4-1)
Quarterfinal - Eric Velez (Brockport State) 28-5 won by decision over Alec Cotton (Mount Union) 23-9 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Alec Cotton (Mount Union) 23-9 won by decision over Lance Waters (Thiel) 13-12 (Dec 11-5)

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Champ. Round 2 - Jeremy Border (Mount Union) 28-4 won by fall over Liam Gallagher (Scranton) 11-20 (Fall 4:03)
Quarterfinal - Jeremy Border (Mount Union) 28-4 won in sudden victory - 1 over Gregory Warner (York (PA)) 21-9 (SV-1 13-7)

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Champ. Round 1 - Damon Cheek (Heidelberg) 23-6 won by decision over Seth McCurdy (Mount Union) 16-16 (Dec 7-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Seth McCurdy (Mount Union) 16-16 won by decision over Greg Kabakjian (Messiah) 17-18 (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Trevor Meyers (Washington and Jefferson) 17-8 won by decision over Seth McCurdy (Mount Union) 16-16 (Dec 8-4)

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Champ. Round 2 - Austin Rush (Mount Union) 13-15 won by decision over Wonsik Kim (Rochester Institute of Technology) 10-10 (Dec 8-7)
Quarterfinal - Larry Cannon (Messiah) 24-4 won by tech fall over Austin Rush (Mount Union) 13-15 (TF-1.5 6:54 (19-3))
Cons. Round 4 - Cory Rank (York (PA)) 13-15 won by fall over Austin Rush (Mount Union) 13-15 (Fall 1:16)

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Champ. Round 1 - Tony Rupert (Mount Union) 14-17 won by decision over Mark Milisci (SUNY-Oswego) 12-22 (Dec 5-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Jeff Hojnacki (Messiah) 30-12 won by tech fall over Tony Rupert (Mount Union) 14-17 (TF-1.5 6:12 (19-1))
Cons. Round 3 - Aaron Banko (Heidelberg) 18-11 won by fall over Tony Rupert (Mount Union) 14-17 (Fall 2:46)

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Champ. Round 2 - Sonnieboy Blanco (Washington and Jefferson) 22-1 won by decision over Nick Miller (Mount Union) 21-15 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Nick Miller (Mount Union) 21-15 won by decision over Jacob Brook (Wilkes) 3-13 (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) 35-11 won by decision over Nick Miller (Mount Union) 21-15 (Dec 5-3)

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Champ. Round 2 - Marco Crivelli (Thiel) 28-4 won by major decision over Tyler Siefke (Mount Union) 12-14 (MD 15-5)
Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Siefke (Mount Union) 12-14 won by decision over Brandon Rudy (Lycoming) 15-17 (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Round 4 - Ryan Shank (Waynesburg) 33-10 won by major decision over Tyler Siefke (Mount Union) 12-14 (MD 14-2)

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Champ. Round 1 - Russell Porter (John Carroll) 13-19 won by decision over Aaron Page (Mount Union) 17-14 (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Aaron Page (Mount Union) 17-14 won by decision over Gage Finegan (Heidelberg) 11-15 (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Ezekiel Stroupe (Washington and Jefferson) 22-12 won by medical forfeit over Aaron Page (Mount Union) 17-14 (M. For.)

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Champ. Round 2 - Eric Calimano (Scranton) 22-5 won by decision over Mike Sinclair (Mount Union) 17-15 (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Mike Sinclair (Mount Union) 17-15 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Mike Sinclair (Mount Union) 17-15 won by decision over Brian McNamara (Case Western Reserve) 5-4 (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Mike Sinclair (Mount Union) 17-15 won in tie breaker - 2 over Joe Belford (Baldwin Wallace) 25-18 (TB-2 4-3)