Wrestling: Raiders No. 4 in National Rankings; Four Individuals Ranked

Wrestling: Raiders No. 4 in National Rankings; Four Individuals Ranked

MANHEIM, Pa. -- Mount Union's wrestling team has moved up to fourth in the nation in the second ranking of the season by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

The Purple Raiders have four wrestlers in the individual rankings. Juniors Jordin James (Bedford) and Antwon Pugh (Fairlawn / Copley) are ranked No. 1 at 141 and 157 pounds respectively while junior Luke Hernandez (Nashport / Tri-Valley) is ranked No. 4 at 149 pounds and sophomore David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge) comes in at No. 10 at 133 pounds. 

Mount Union next competes at its Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet opener Tuesday, November 19 against Muskingum at Timken Gymnasium in Alliance.

NWCA Preseason National Poll

RANK SCHOOL POINTS PREVIOUS
RANK
1 Wabash (Ind.) 51 2
2 Loras (Iowa) 50 1
3 Wartburg (Iowa) 49 3
4 Mount Union  42 5
5 Augsburg (Minn.) 40 4
6 Wis.-Whitewater  36 5
6 Wis.-La Crosse  36 7
8 Stevens Tech (N.J.) 29 8
9 Baldwin Wallace 24 8
9 Coe (Iowa) 24 8
11 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 23  
12 U.S. Coast Guard Academy 22 11
12 Alma (Mich.) 22 14
14 College of New Jersey 21 12
15 Ithaca (N.Y.) 16 14
15 Chicago (Ill.) 16  
15 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (N.Y.) 16  
15 Otterbein  16  

The next NWCA Division III Team and Individual Ranking will be released on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.