Wrestling: #7 Mount Union Sits First Though Day One at Wheaton

Jairod James (Photo by Otterbein Athletics)
Jairod James (Photo by Otterbein Athletics)

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WHEATON, Ill. -- Mount Union's wrestling team currently sits in first place out of 38 teams through the first day of competition at the 2019 Pete Willson Invitational hosted by Wheaton College.

With 73 total points, the No. 7 ranked Purple Raiders are four points ahead of second place Ohio Athletic Conference foe, No. 5 Baldwin Wallace with 69 points. 

With six wrestlers still standing, four are set to compete in their respective semifinal matches: No. 2 ranked sophomore Jordin James (Bedford) at 133 pounds, sophomore Luke Hernandez (Nashport/Tri-Valley) at 149, No. 9 ranked sophomore Antwon Pugh (Fairlawn/Copley) at 157 and No. 2 ranked senior Jairod James (Bedford) at 174. 

In the consolation brackets are freshman David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) and sophomore Michael McIntire (Wadsworth/St. Vincent-St. Mary) at 141 and 165 pounds, respectively.

Wrestling resumes Saturday, January 26 at 11 a.m. EST.

2018 Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational  - Team Standings 

1. #7 Mount Union 73.0
2. #5 Baldwin Wallace 69.0
3. Wisconsin-Platteville 58.0
4. #9 Wisconsin-La Crosse 53.5
4. #23 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 53.5
6. #14 Wisconsin-Whitewater 53.0
7. #11 North Central (Ill.) 52.0
8. Elmhurst (Ill.) 51.0
9. #16 Millikin (Ill.) 43.5 
10. #19 Ferrum (Va.) 44.5
11. #15 Olivet (Mich.) 43.5
12. Messiah (Pa.) 42.0
13. John Carroll 38.0
14. Otterbein 37.0
14. #18 Chicago 37.0
16. Adrian (Mich.) 32.5
17. Buena Vista (Iowa) 32.0
18. Heidelberg 30.5
19. Wheaton (Ill.) 29.5
20. #24 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 29.0
21. Mount St. Joseph 26.5
22. Alma (Mich.) 25.0
22. Nebraska Wesleyan 25.0
24. Manchester (Ind.) 21.0
25. Trine (Ind.) 20.5
26. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 18.5
27. Thomas More (Ky.) 18.0
28. Case Western Reserve 17.5
28. Ohio Northern 17.5
30. Muskingum 16.0
31. Dubuque (Iowa) 15.5
32. Milwaukee School of Engineering 12.5
32. Pacific (Ore.) 12.5
34. Augustana (Ill.) 10.0
34. Defiance 10.0
36. Concordia (Wis.) 9.0
37. Elizabethtown (Pa.) 8.5
38. MacMurray (Ill.) 3.0