Wrestling: Mount Union Soars to #6 in NWCA Poll

Jordin James defeated formerly ranked No. 8 Dante Ginnetti (BW) by major decision, 21-12. (Photo by Ed Hall Jr.)
Jordin James defeated formerly ranked No. 8 Dante Ginnetti (BW) by major decision, 21-12. (Photo by Ed Hall Jr.)

Individual Rankings

MANHEIM, Pa. -- The Mount Union wrestling team was ranked sixth in the first National Wrestling Coaches Association poll that was released Wednesday, November 14.

After being ranked 13th in the preseason poll, the Purple Raiders (1-0, 1-0 OAC) climb seven spots to No. 6 as a result of placing second at the Adrian Invitational, collecting six placers at the Mount Union Invitational and achieving a 31-14 victory over now-No. 10 Baldwin Wallace in their season-opening campaign. 

Sophomore Nolan Wochna (Brecksville/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) made his debut at 125 pounds this week and earned himself a No. 6 ranking; Wochna was ranked seventh at 133 pounds in the preseason poll.

James brothers, Jordin and Jairod, also appear on the individual rankings with Jordin collecting his first ranking at No. 10 in the 133 pound weight class and Jairod remaining among the top five for the 174-pounders at No. 2.

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

National Wrestling Coaches Association Polls - November 14, 2018

Rank Team Record Preseason Ranking
1.  Augsburg University (Minn.) 0-0 1
2.  Wartburg College (Iowa) 1-0 4
3.  Ithaca College (N.Y.) 1-2 2
4.  Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) 2-2 3
5.  Wabash College (Ind.) 1-0 5
6.  University of Mount Union  1-0 T13
7.  Loras College (Iowa) 1-0 T13
8.  York College (Pa.) 1-0 7
9. Coe College (Iowa) 0-0 6
10.  Baldwin Wallace University 0-1 9
11.  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 1-0 T13
12.  Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.) 0-0 --
13.  North Central College (Ill.) 2-0 --
14.  Roger Williams University (R.I.) 0-0 --
15.  Millikin University (Ill.) 1-0 8
16.  University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 0-0 --
17.  The College of New Jersey 0-0 --
18.  Olivet College (Mich.) 0-0 --
19.  Central College (Iowa) 0-0 --
20.  Lycoming College (Pa.) 0-0 --
21.  Castleton University (Vt.) 2-1 --
22.  Gettysburg College (Pa.) 0-0 --
23.  Messiah College (Pa.) 0-0 --
24.  Stevens Institute of Technology (N.J.) 0-0 10
25.  John Carroll University  1-0 --