FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Mount Union suffered a pair of late losses at the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals Tournament Thursday at Memorial Colliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Three straight wins including pins at 157 and 165 gave Augustana an 18-10 lead and Mount Union made it 18-14 after Nick Miller (Mansfield/Ontario) got a 12-4 major decision at 174.
Augustana then won the final three matches with a pair of decisions and a major decision for a 28-14 victory.
Against Wheaton (Ill.), Nathan Kirk (Adena/Buckeye Local) scored a major decision at 133 while Mancini and Kyle Ferguson (Akron/Manchester) picked up forfeit wins at 141 and 149 to get the Raiders out to a 16-3 lead.
Wheaton got a fall at 157, a tech fall at 165 followed up by a win at 174 to take a 17-16 lead then swept the final three matches for the 30-16 win.
Mount Union (5-8) wrestles in its first Ohio Athletic Conference dual of the season next Tues. Jan. 10 at 7:30 at Ohio Northern in Ada.
|Augustana (IL) 28, Mount Union 14|
|125||Nick Mancini (Mount Union) over Trenton Jackson (Augustana) Tech Fall 16-0||0||5|
|133||Freddy Terranova (Augustana) over Nate Kirk (Mount Union) Dec 8-7||3||0|
|141||Alec Cotton (Mount Union) over Brendan Gould (Augustana) Tech Fall 17-2||0||5|
|149||Matt Sears (Augustana) over Kyle Ferguson (Mount Union) Dec 9-2||3||0|
|157||Josh Bush (Augustana) over Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) Fall 3:27||6||0|
|165||Trace Timmons (Augustana) over Braden Parker (Mount Union) Fall 4:33||6||0|
|174||Nick Miller (Mount Union) over Bo Bauer (Augustana) Maj 12-4||0||4|
|184||Christos Giatras (Augustana) over Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Mount Union) Dec 9-3||3||0|
|197||Ethan Benoit (Augustana) over Grant Martin (Mount Union) Dec 9-2||3||0|
|285||Adarios Jones (Augustana) over Mike Sinclair (Mount Union) Maj 20-7||4||0|
|Wheaton (IL) 30, Mount Union 16|
|125||Carlos Fuentez (Wheaton) over Nick Mancini (Mount Union) Dec 5-3||0||3|
|133||Nate Kirk (Mount Union) over Josiah Fitzjerrels (Wheaton) Maj 13-0||4||0|
|141||Alec Cotton (Mount Union) Forfeit win||6||0|
|149||Kyle Ferguson (Mount Union) over Forfeit win||6||0|
|157||Frank Aiello (Wheaton) over Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) Fall 4:21||0||6|
|165||Stephen Aiello (Wheaton) over Braden Parker (Mount Union) TF 15-0||0||5|
|174||Logan Walkup (Wheaton) over Nick Miller (Mount Union) Dec 9-2||0||3|
|184||Jared Fekete (Wheaton) over Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Mount Union) Maj 10-1||0||4|
|197||Michael Swider (Wheaton) over Grant Martin (Mount Union) Dec 3-0||0||3|
|285||Max Gierke (Wheaton) over Mike Sinclair (Mount Union) Fall 5:43||0||6|