Wrestling: Raiders Beat Otterbein in Regular Season Finale

Alec Cotton (Photos by Ed Hall / EdHallPhotos.com)
Alec Cotton (Photos by Ed Hall / EdHallPhotos.com)

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's wrestling team finished the regular season with a 26-15 win over Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders finish the regular season in duals with an 8-11 mark and in fourth place in the OAC at 3-3.

Mount Union won six of the 10 contested bouts and earned bonus points in four of the those matches.

Those bonus points came from juniors Alec Cotton (Hartville/Lake) and Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman), who both had technical fall wins at 141 and 125 respectively, freshman Conner Homan (Loveland/Loveland), who got his sixth pin of the season at 157 and a major decision win from Jesse Gross (Norwalk/St. Paul) at 165.

The Raiders other two wins came from senior Nick Miller (Mansfield/Ontario) at 174 and freshman Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Alliance/Alliance) at 184 pounds.

Mount Union wrestles next weekend at the NCAA Mideast Regional at York College in York, Pa.

Mount Union 26, Otterbein 15

125 - Nick Mancini (MTU) tech fall Jackson Lasko (OTT), 16-0 (3:00)

133 - Tyler Norris (OTT) pin Nate Kirk (MTU), 1:46

141 - Alec Cotton (MTU) tech fall Robe Harris, 18-0 (3:50)

149 - Jake Vaughan (OTT) dec. Alex Funderburg (MTU), 7-6

157 - Conner Homan (MTU) pin Willy Plaisir (OTT), 4:15

165 - Jesse Gross (MTU) maj. dec. Donny Didion (OTT), 11-2

174 - Nick Miller (MTU) dec. Braden Neuberger (OTT), 10-4

184 - Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (MTU) dec. Corbin Bunsold (OTT) 12-9

197 - Drew Kasper (OTT) dec. Grant Martin (MTU), 7-3

285 - Gage Archer (OTT) dec. Cody Carr (MTU), 11-7