Wrestling: #6 Purple Raiders Clip Cardinals in OAC Dual

Michael McIntire (Photo by Jill Martin)
Michael McIntire (Photo by Jill Martin)

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- The Mount Union wrestling team defeated Otterbein (4-5, 1-1 OAC) 38-11 in an Ohio Athetlic Conference dual Tuesday at the Rike Center.

The No. 6 ranked Purple Raiders recorded seven wins on the night to improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the OAC.

Sophomores Antwon Pugh Jr. (Fairlawn/Copley) and Michael McIntire (Wadsworth) each tabbed their fastest pins of the season, Pugh in 18 seconds at 157 pounds and McIntire in 30 seconds at 165 pounds.

The James brothers, sophomore Jordin and senior Jairod (Bedford), racked up points as they each scored technical falls at 133 and 174; No. 10 (133) Jordin winning in shutout fashion 17-0 and No. 2 (174) Jairod winning 21-6.

Senior 184-pounder Rob Valenti (Hilliard/Darby) tallied his first major decision of the season over Otterbein's Jarrod Setliff by a score of 13-3.

Otterbein's three wins came from Jackson Lakso (125), Corbin Bunsold (197) and Drew Kasper (285).

The Raiders next compete at the Messiah Petrofes Invitational hosted by Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa. starting Friday, November 30 at 12:00 p.m.

#6 Mount Union 38, Otterbein 11 MTU OTT
125 - Jackson Lakso (OTT) over #6 Nolan Wochna (MTU), Dec 3-2 0 3
133 - #10 Jordin James (MTU) over Ryan Jakubiak (OTT), TF 17-0 5 3
141 - David Massey (MTU) wins by forfeit 11 3
149 - Luke Hernandez (MTU) wins by forfeit 17 3
157 - Antwon Pugh Jr. (MTU) over Michael Duzzny (OTT), Fall 0:18 23 3
165 - Michael McIntire (MTU) over Joey Bradberry (OTT), Fall 0:30 26 3
174 - #2 Jairod James (MTU) over Denver Aydelott (OTT), TF 21-6 34 3
184 - Rob Valenti (MTU) over Jarrod Setliff (OTT), MD 14-5 38 3
197 - Corbin Bunsold (OTT) over Tyler Stepic (MTU), MD 14-3 38 7
285 - Drew Kasper (OTT) over Grant Martin (MTU), 14-6 38 11