ADRIAN, Mich. -- No. 13 Mount Union finished in second place at the 2nd Annual Adrian College Invitational Saturday as they opened the 2018-19 season.
The Purple Raiders recorded 169 points, putting them just behind first place No. 5 Wasbash (Ind.) with 170 and ahead of third place Ohio Athletic Conference opponent John Carroll who had 159 points.
With 17 placers, the Raiders were led by sophomores Luke Hernandez (Nashport/Tri-Valley), George Lassnick (Painesville/Lake Catholic), Michael McIntire (Wadsworth/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and freshman David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) who all tabbed second place finishes in their respective weight classes.
Hernandez opened the invite at 149 with a huge victory against nationally-ranked No. 8 Jarrad Lasko (John Carroll) by decision 11-4.
An hour north of Adrian College, senior 174-pounder No. 1 Jairod James (Bedford/Bedford) competed in the Michigan State Open. After falling early to No. 2 Darden Schurg (Wabash) by decision 4-3, James wrestled back through consolations to place fifth.
Mount Union returns home Saturday, November 10 as hosts of the Mount Union Invitational.
|Mount Union Placers||Team Results|
|125: Seth Hayes, 6th||1. #5 Wabash (Ind.)||170.0|
|125: Luke Hewitt, 7th||2. #13 Mount Union||169.0|
|133: Jordin James, 3rd||3. John Carroll||159.0|
|141: David Massey, 2nd||4. Heidelberg||94.0|
|141: Cole Bailey, 5th||5. Adrian (Mich.)||89.0|
|141: Dakota McCloskey, 6th||6. Lourdes||69.0|
|149: Luke Hernandez, 2nd||7. Toledo||64.0|
|157: Dylan Miller, 5th||8. Thiel (Pa.)||58.0|
|157: Kyle Jenkins, 6th||9. Ohio Wesleyan||28.5|
|165: Michael McIntire, 2nd||10. Henry Ford (Mich.)||23.5|
|174: Conner Homan, 4th||11. Defiance||17.5|
|184: George Lassnick, 2nd||12. Wilmington||3.5|
|184: Jaden Mendeluk, 6th|
|184: Rob Valenti, 7th|
|197: Landon Talbert, 3rd|
|197: Tyler Stepic, 5th|
|285: Grant Martin, 6th|
|Mount Union Individual Results|
Jairod James at Michigan State Open
- Champ. Round 1: #1 James major dec. Sage Castillo (Central Michigan), 12-4
- Champ. Quarterfinals: #2 Darden Shurg (Wabash) dec. #1 James, 4-3
- Cons. Round 2: #1 James dec. Joseph Terry (Ohio University), 7-0
- Cons. Round 3: #1 James dec. Jake Hendricks (Pennsylvania), 8-3
- Cons. Semifinals: Drew Hughes (Unat. Michigan State) pin #1 James, 4:04
- 5th Place Match: #1 James dec. Collin Lieber (Central Michigan), 7-1