Wrestling: Mount Union Beats Muskingum to Even OAC Dual Record

Nick Miller (photo by Jim Naprstek)
Nick Miller (photo by Jim Naprstek)

NEW CONCORD, Ohio -- Mount Union scored a 42-3 win against Muskingum in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual Tuesday in New Concord.

The Purple Raiders, who evened their OAC record at 1-1 and 6-9 overall, won nine of 10 contested matches.

Mount Union jumped out to a 23-0 lead headlined by a pair of pins from Nathan Kirk (Adena/Buckeye Local) at 133 and Alex Funderburg (Amherst/Steele) at 157.

There were also a pair of major decisions from Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman) at 125 and Alec Cotton (Hartville/Lake) ranked No. 6 in the nation at 141 along with a a 3-1 win from Kyle Ferguson (Akron/Manchester) at 149.

Muskingum (3-4, 0-2 OAC) got on the board with a 6-2 win at 165 but Mount Union came right back with a pin from Nick Miller (Mansfield/Ontario) at 174 that made it 29-3.

Mount Union finished off the match with a 6-2 win from Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Alliance/Alliance) got at 184, a pin from Grant Martin (Hartville/Lake) at 197 and a major decision victory from Cody Carr (Brookville/Brookville) at 285.

Mount Union next hosts John Carroll in an OAC dual next Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Alliance.

Mount Union 42, Muskingum 3
Recreation Center - New Concord, Ohio

     
   
125
Nick Mancini (Mount Union) over Jordan Burkholder (Muskingum) (MD 9-1)
0
4
133
Nate Kirk (Mount Union) over Slade Stiles (Muskingum) (Fall 3:58)
0
6
141
Alec Cotton (Mount Union) over Jon Raugh (Muskingum) (MD 8-0)
0
4
149
Kyle Ferguson (Mount Union) over Toby Warrington (Muskingum) (Dec 3-1)
0
3
157
Alex Funderburg (Mount Union) over Jonathan Muntz (Muskingum) (Fall 6:22)
0
6
165
Tanner Walker (Muskingum) over Braden Parker (Mount Union) (Dec 6-2)
3
0
174
Nick Miller (Mount Union) over Michael Kashuba (Muskingum) (Fall 2:30)
0
6
184
Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Mount Union) over Anthony Cole-Young (Muskingum) (Dec 12-6)
0
3
197
Grant Martin (Mount Union) over Antonio Zapata (Muskingum) (Fall 4:05)
0
6
285
Cody Carr (Mount Union) over Logan Thomas (Muskingum) (MD 14-4)
0
4
Team Score: 3 42