Wrestling: #9 Mount Union Sits Fourth Through Day One at Wheaton

No. 6 ranked Nick Mancini
No. 6 ranked Nick Mancini

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WHEATON, Ill. - Mount Union's wrestling team is in fourth place out of 35 teams after day one of competition at the 2018 Pete Willson Invitational hosted by Wheaton College.

The No. 9 ranked Purple Raiders have eight wrestlers remaining in the invitational, three of which are in their respective championship brackets: No. 6 ranked Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman) at 125, Luke Hernandez (Nashport/Tri-Valley) at 149 and Jairod James (Bedford/Bedford) at 174.

With 81.5 total points, Mount Union sits behind No. 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater with 89.5 points, No. 10 Messiah (Pa.) with 85, No. 6 Baldwin Wallace with 84.5, and then ahead of No. 11 Wisconsin-La Crosse who is in fifth place with 64 points.

Wrestling will reusme Saturday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m. EST. 

2018 Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational  - Team Standings 

1.  Wisconsin-Whitewater 89.5
2.  Messiah (Pa.) 85.0
3.  Baldwin Wallace 84.5 
4.  Mount Union 81.5 
5.  Wisconsin-La Crosse 64.0
6.  Elmhurst (Ill.) 49.5 
7.  Wheaton (Ill.) 46.5 
8.  Wisconsin-Stevens Point 46.0 
9.  Olivet (Mich.) 43.5 
10.  Ohio Northern 38.0 
11.  John Carroll 36.5 
12.  Thomas More (Ky.) 36.0 
13.  Augustana (S.D.) 35.5 
14.  Manchester (Ind.) 34.5 
15.  Elizabethtown (Pa.) 33.5 
16.  Millikin (Ill.) 33.0 
17.  Chicago 31.5 
18.  Muskingum 28.0 
19.  Heidelberg 26.5 
20.  Wisconsin-Eau Claire 25.0 
21.  Adrian (Mich.) 24.5 
22.  MSOE (Wis.) 24.0 
23.  Wisconsin-Platteville 22.5 
24.  Ferrum (Va.) 21.5 
25.  North Central (Ill.) 19.0 
26.  Case Western Reserve 18.0 
27.  Trine (Ind.) 16.0 
28.  Pacific (Ore.) 14.5 
29.  Nebraska Wesleyan 14.0 
30.  Otterbein 13.0
31.  Buena Vista (Iowa) 11.0
32.  Concordia (Wis.) 9.5
33.  Mount St. Joseph 7.5
34.  Alma (Mich.) 4.0
35.  MacMurray (Ill.) 0.5