Wrestling: Success Marches On for the Raiders; First Place at Waynesburg Invitational

Nolan Wochna defeated #7 Ricky Cavallo from Johns Hopkins (Not Pictured) at the 2018 Waynesburg Invitational
Nolan Wochna defeated #7 Ricky Cavallo from Johns Hopkins (Not Pictured) at the 2018 Waynesburg Invitational

WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- No. 13 Mount Union finished in first place at the 7th Annual Waynesburg Invitational on Saturday evening recording 206.5 points, while University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire came in second with 172.5 points and host No. 22 Waynesburg came in third with 131.5.

The Purple Raiders had 10 placers, with four first-place finishers in Nolan Wochna (Brecksville/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) at 133, Alec Cotton (Hartville/Lake) at 141, Luke Hernandez (Nashport/Tri-Valley) at 149 and Michael McIntire (Wadsworth/St. Vincent-St. Mary) at 157. Wochna led the way with a big win for the Raiders as he defeated No. 7 Ricky Cavallo (Johns Hopkins) in the semifinals by decision 5-4.

Mount Union will travel to Ashland, Ohio to face the nationally-ranked Eagles in a dual match on Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Mount Union Placers    Team Results    Mount Union Individual Results
133: Wochna, 1st   1. Mount Union  206.5  
133: Seth Hayes, 4th   2. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 172.5  
141: Cotton, 1st   3. Waynesburg 131.5  
149: Hernandez, 1st   4. Washington & Jefferson 110.0  
157: McIntire, 1st   5. Gettysburg  108.5  
165: Jesse Gross, 3rd   6. Johns Hopkins  87.0  
165: Conner Homan, 4th   7. Case Western Reserve  85.0  
184: Isaiah Watson-Kirksey, 2nd   8. Alderson Broaddus  72.5  
197: Grant Martin, 3rd   9. Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore 63.5  
285: Mike Sinclair, 6th   10. Muskingum 62.5  
    11. Thomas More 62.0  
    12. Alfred State 54.5  
    13. Ohio Valley 49.5  
    14. Penn State-Behrend 32.5  
    15. Thiel 23.0  
    16. Mount St. Joseph 16.5