Wrestling: #6 Mount Union Visits #7 Baldwin Wallace in OAC Dual Tuesday

Antwon Pugh
Antwon Pugh

Two top 10 nationally ranked teams meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. as No. 6 ranked Mount Union takes on No. 7 ranked Baldwin Wallace in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual Tuesday in Berea.

Mount Union is 1-0 duals and 1-0 in the OAC after defeating Muskingum, 54-0 for the Purple Raiders seventh straight OAC dual meet win.

In fact, Mount Union's last loss in an OAC dual came in a 22-9 defeat to Baldwin Wallace in Berea on February 13, 2018.

The Yellow Jackets are also 1-0 in duals and 1-0 in the OAC after a 28-6 win over Ohio Northern.

The match could feature a pair of nationally ranked individual match-ups.

At 141 pounds, Mount Union's Jordin James (Bedford) is ranked No. 1 while BW's Charlie Nash is ranked No. 9. James won the 133-pound national title a year ago while Nash placed fourth and was an All-American at 133 pounds a year ago. 

At 157 pounds, Mount Union's Antwon Pugh (Copley) tops the national rankings while Baldwin Wallace has Stanley Bleich ranked seventh. Pugh placed second in the nation at 157 last year and is undefeated this season. Bleich is also undefeated this year and is a two-time OAC Wrestler of the Week.

Mount Union also has David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge) ranked No. 9 at 133 pounds while Baldwin Wallace has Zeckary Lehman ranked No. 4 at 197 pounds.

NWCA Top 25 Rankings - Nov. 27

Rank Team Record
1 Wartburg (Iowa) 2-0
2 Loras (Iowa) 1-0
3 Augsburg (Minn.) 1-0
4 Wabash (Ind.) 1-0
5 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 4-1
6 Mount Union  1-0
7 Baldwin Wallace  1-0
8 Wis.-La Crosse 1-0
9 Coe (Iowa) 1-0
10 North Central (Ill.) 1-0
11 College of New Jersey 3-1
12 Ithaca (N.Y.) 2-2
13 Wis.-Whitewater 2-1
14 Coast Guard (Conn.) 0-0
15 R.I.T. (N.Y.) 0-0
16 NYU 0-0
17 Messiah (Pa.) 7-0
18 Millikin (Ill.) 8-0
19 Central (Iowa) 8-2
20 Castleton (Vt.) 5-2
21 John Carroll 7-2
22 Stevens Tech (N.J.) 2-2
23 Brockport St. (N.Y.) 1-0
24 Washington & Lee (Va.) 5-2
25 Olivet (Mich.) 4-1

The next NWCA Division III Team and Individual Ranking will be released on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.