Wrestling: Mount Union at NCAA Mideast Regional This Weekend

Wrestling: Mount Union at NCAA Mideast Regional This Weekend

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Mount Union's wrestling team will compete this weekend at the NCAA Mideast Regional at York College in York, Pa.

The top three finishers in each of the 10 weight classes will advance to the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships March 10-11 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

It is the fifth year for the regional format and the Purple Raiders have finished in second place in three of the previous four events.

This year Mount Union is led by juniors Alec Cotton (Hartville/Lake) and Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman).

Cotton, who is 23-3 on the season and ranked No. 4 in the nation at 141 pounds, is making his second regional appearance after taking fifth last year. 

Mancini is a two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference first team selection who has just missed being a national qualifer at 125 pounds finishing fourth each of the last two seasons. This season he comes in with a 15-7 record.

Senior Nick Miller (Mansfield/Ontario) has also competed in each of the last two regionals and placed fifth in 2015.

Mount Union Wrestlers Competing

125 -- Nick Mancini (Jr., Boardman/Boardman) - 15-7 record

133 -- Nate Kirk (Sr, Adena/Buckeye Local) - 6-7 record

141 -- #4 Alec Cotton (Jr., Hartville/Lake) - 23-3 record

149 -- Alex Funderburg (Sr., Amherst/Steele) - 1-8 record

157 -- Conner Homan (Fr., Loveland/Loveland) - 9-11 record

165 -- Jesse Gross (So., Norwalk/St. Paul) - 15-8 record

174 -- Nick Miller (Sr., Mansfield/Ontario) - 18-12 record

184 -- Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Fr., Alliance/Alliance) - 10-15 record

197 -- Grant Martin (Fr., Hartville/Lake) - 11-11 record

285 -- Cody Carr (Jr., Brookville/Brookville) - 1-8 record