Wrestling: #13 Mount Union Takes Down #9 Baldwin Wallace in OAC Opener

Nolan Wochna (Photo by Ed Hall Jr.)
Nolan Wochna (Photo by Ed Hall Jr.)

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 13 Mount Union defeated No. 9 Baldwin Wallace (0-1, 0-1 OAC) 31-14 Tuesday night in an Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling match at the McPhearson Academic and Athletic Complex. 

The Purple Raiders (1-0, 1-0 OAC) opened the match with three straight victories. Sophomore Nolan Wochna (Brecksville/Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) kicked off the match at 125 pounds with a pin at 4:22 over Chad Craft. Sophomore 133-pounder Jordin James (Bedford) and freshman 141-pounder David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) followed suit, taking down nationally-ranked No. 8 Dante Ginnetti and No. 10 Charlie Nash.

Sophomore Antwon Pugh Jr. (Fairlawn/Copley) tabbed Mount Union's second of three total pins against Richie Burke at 157 pounds. Junior Grant Martin (Hartville/Lake) wrapped up the match at 3:13 with a pin over Zachary Baker. 

Mount Union competes next at the Southeast Duals Saturday in Salem, Va. 

#13 Mount Union 31, #9 Baldwin Wallace 14 MTU BW
125 - Nolan Wochna (MTU) over Chad Craft (BW), Fall 4:22 6 0
133 - Jordin James (MTU) over #8 Dante Ginnetti (BW), MD 21-12 10 0
141 - David Massey (MTU) over #10 Charlie Nash (BW), Dec 5-2 13 0
149 - #9 Stanley Bleich (BW) over Luke Hernandez (MTU), 14-7 13 3
157 - Antwon Pugh Jr. (MTU) over Richie Burke (BW), Fall 2:12 19 3
165 - #1 Anthony Arroyo (BW) over Michael McIntire (MTU) Dec 8-7 19 6
174 - #1 Jairod James (MTU) over Benjamin Hooff (BW), Inj. 1:37 25 6
184 - Justin Ransom (BW) over Rob Valenti (MTU), MD 16-5 25 10
197 - Zeckary Lehman (BW) over Tyler Stepic (MTU), MD 12-4 25 14
285 - Grant Martin (MTU) over Zachary Baker (BW), Fall 3:13 31 14