Wrestling: #6 Mount Union Wins Messiah Petrofes Invite For Second Straight Year

Wrestling: #6 Mount Union Wins Messiah Petrofes Invite For Second Straight Year

GRANTHAM, Pa. – The No. 6 ranked Mount Union wrestling team had 14 placers and won the team title for a second straight year at the Petrofes Invitational held at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.

The Purple Raiders got first place finishes from David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge) at 133 pounds, Luke Hernandez (Nashport / Tri-Valley) at 149, Antwon Pugh (Copley) at 157 and Conner Homan (Loveland) at 174.

Grant Martin (Hartville / Lake) claimed second place at 285 while third place finishes came from Errik Gerback (Alliance / Marlington) at 125, Jordin James (Bedford) at 141, Michael McIntire (Wadsworth / Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) at 174 and Landon Talbert (Salem / Crestview) at 197.

The rest of the Raider placers were fourth place finishes from Nolan Wochna (Brecksville) at 133, Jake Visintine (Ashland) at 149, David Reinhart (Canfield) at 174 along with a fifth from Luke Hewitt (Akron / Hoban) at 125 and a seventh from Anthony Scurry (Warrensville Hts.) at 184.

Mount Union totaled 216 points which was 42.5 points ahead of second place and tournament host No. 17 ranked Messiah at 173.5 while Muhlenberg (Pa.) was in third with 127.5 points.

The Raiders next compete at the Kalhari Duals Saturday, Dec. 14 in Sandusky, Ohio.

Messiah Petrofes Invitational

Team Scores

1. Mount Union 216, 2. Messiah (Pa.) 173.5, 3. Muhlenberg (Pa.) 127.5, 4. Springfield (Mass.) 103.5, 5. Waynesburg (Pa.) 95.5, 6. McDaniel (Md.) 89.5, 7. Gettyburg (Pa.) 76.0, 8. Bridgewater St. (Mass.) 73.5, 9. Wilkes (Pa.) 61.5, 10. Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.) 58.0, 11. Alvernia (Pa.) 56.0, 12. Southern Virginia 53.0, 13. Penn College 48.5, 14. Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 46.5, 15. Greensboro (N.C.) 42.0, 16. Thaddeus Stevens (N.Y.) 27.5, 17. King's (Pa.) 19, 18. Penn St.-Mt. Alto 16.5, 19. West Virginia Tech 11.

Mount Union Results

125 – Errik Gerback – 3rd

  • Champ. Round 2 - Errik Gerback (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Ethan Greenberg (Gettysburg) (TF 16-1)
  • Quarterfinal - Errik Gerback (Mount Union) won by major decision over Noah Hodges (Alderson Broaddus) (Maj 14-2)
  • Semifinal - Sean Redington (Messiah ) won by major decision over Errik Gerback (Mount Union) (Maj 15-5)
  • Cons. Semi - Errik Gerback (Mount Union) won by decision over Jordan Howard (Messiah ) (Dec 6-0)
  • 3rd Place Match - Errik Gerback (Mount Union) won by decision over Wilson Gomes (Bridgewater State) (Dec 12-8)

125 – Luke Hewitt – 5th

  • Champ. Round 2 - Luke Hewitt (Mount Union) won by decision over Nicholas Bauer (Wilkes) (Dec 9-8)
  • Quarterfinal - Luke Hewitt (Mount Union) won by decision over Ian Forgitano (Bridgewater State) (Dec 6-5)
  • Semifinal - Robert Hartling (Springfield) won by fall over Luke Hewitt (Mount Union) (Fall 2:03)
  • Cons. Semi - Wilson Gomes (Bridgewater State) won by fall over Luke Hewitt (Mount Union) (Fall 1:23)
  • 5th Place Match - Luke Hewitt (Mount Union) won by decision over Jordan Howard (Messiah ) (Dec 5-0)

133 – Lukas Blaine

  • Champ. Round 1 - Paul Bauberger (Greensboro) won by fall over Lukas Blaine (Mount Union) (Fall 0:30)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Aaron Freidhof (Southern Virginia) won by decision over Lukas Blaine (Mount Union) (Dec 7-2)

133 – David Massey – 1st

  • Champ. Round 1 - David Massey (Mount Union) won by major decision over Ryan Bauer (Penn College) (Maj 8-0)
  • Champ. Round 2 - David Massey (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Dylan Williams (Waynesburg) (TF 20-4)
  • Quarterfinal - David Massey (Mount Union) won by major decision over Conner Herron (Penn State Mt Alto) (Maj 13-5)
  • Semifinal - David Massey (Mount Union) won by decision over Gianni Manginelli (Springfield) (Dec 5-3)
  • 1st Place Match - David Massey (Mount Union) won by decision over Josiah Gehr (Messiah ) (Dec 6-3)

133 – Nolan Wochna – 4th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Cooper Leszczuk (Gettysburg) (TF 25-6)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) won by decision over William Moore (Muhlenberg) (Dec 10-3)
  • Quarterfinal - Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) won by major decision over Jacques St. Jean (Springfield) (Maj 10-0)
  • Semifinal - Josiah Gehr (Messiah) won by decision over Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Semi - Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) won in sudden victory - 1 over Paul Bauberger (Greensboro) (SV-1 6-5)
  • 3rd Place Match - Gianni Manginelli (Springfield) won by decision over Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) (Dec 6-0)

141 – Zach Berdysz

  • Prelim - Dylan O`Connor (Wilkes) won by decision over Zach Berdysz (Mount Union) (Dec 5-2)
  • Prelim - Zach Berdysz (Mount Union) won by fall over Robert Zelinski (King`s College) (Fall 1:35)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Zach Berdysz (Mount Union) won by fall over Marco Parry (Waynesburg) (Fall 2:04)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Zach Berdysz (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Mathew Castimore (Muhlenberg) (TF 15-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Dalton Daugherty (Messiah ) won by decision over Zach Berdysz (Mount Union) (Dec 4-3)

141 – Jordin James – 3rd

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jordin James (Mount Union) won by decision over Dalton Daugherty (Messiah ) (Dec 6-0)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Jordin James (Mount Union) won by fall over Daniel Florentino (Washington & Jefferson) (Fall 3:19)
  • Quarterfinal - Gregory Baum (Muhlenberg) won by fall over Jordin James (Mount Union) (Fall 5:19)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Jordin James (Mount Union) won by injury default over Curtis Cox (Alderson Broaddus) (Inj. 3:00)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Jordin James (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Isaiah Fosque (McDaniel) (TF 16-0)
  • Cons. Semi - Jordin James (Mount Union) won by decision over Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) (Dec 8-6)
  • 3rd Place Match - Jordin James (Mount Union) won by major decision over Chase Parrott (Springfield) (Maj 11-3)

149 – Jake Visintine – 4th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jake Visintine (Mount Union) won by fall over Matt Rosson (Southern Virginia) (Fall 3:00)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Jake Visintine (Mount Union) won by fall over Jace Guy (Waynesburg) (Fall 2:52)
  • Quarterfinal - Colin Devlin (Gettysburg) won by decision over Jake Visintine (Mount Union) (Dec 12-8)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Jake Visintine (Mount Union) won by major decision over Jesse Walker (Penn College) (Maj 14-6)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Jake Visintine (Mount Union) won by fall over Bryce Finnegan (Springfield) (Fall 1:36)
  • Cons. Semi - Jake Visintine (Mount Union) won by decision over Nick Nunez (Messiah ) (Dec 10-6)
  • 3rd Place Match - Colin Devlin (Gettysburg) won by fall over Jake Visintine (Mount Union) (Fall 3:38)

149 – Justin Rayner

  • Champ. Round 1 - Eric Mougalian (Gettysburg) won by decision over Justin Rayner (Mount Union) (Dec 2-1)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Justin Rayner (Mount Union) won by major decision over Yonbue Goodall Tanco (Muhlenberg) (Maj 10-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Jace Guy (Waynesburg) won by tech fall over Justin Rayner (Mount Union) (TF 17-1)

149 – Luke Hernandez – 1st

  • Prelim - Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) won by major decision over Tony Locke (Greensboro) (Maj 13-5)
  • Champ. Round 1 - Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Gil Santiago (Bridgewater State) (TF 23-7)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) won by fall over Derek Wilson (Springfield) (Fall 2:04)
  • Quarterfinal - Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) won by fall over Cody Dix (Wilkes) (Fall 2:14)
  • Semifinal - Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) won by major decision over Nick Nunez (Messiah ) (Maj 18-5)
  • 1st Place Match - Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) won by decision over Michael Heinl (Washington & Jefferson) (Dec 9-7)

157 – Antwon Pugh – 1st

  • Champ. Round 1 - Antwon Pugh (Mount Union) won by fall over Antonio Cummings (Springfield) (Fall 0:30)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Antwon Pugh (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Anthony Carida (McDaniel) (TF 16-0)
  • Quarterfinal - Antwon Pugh (Mount Union) won by fall over Gavin Hollingsworth (Alvernia) (Fall 1:00)
  • Semifinal - Antwon Pugh (Mount Union) won by decision over Angelo Mahaffey (Muhlenberg) (Dec 5-2)
  • 1st Place Match - Antwon Pugh (Mount Union) won by decision over Stephen Maloney (Messiah ) (Dec 5-1)

157 – Hunter Thompson

  • Champ. Round 1 - Traken Sutton (Gettysburg) won by major decision over Hunter Thompson (Mount Union) (Maj 8-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Hunter Thompson (Mount Union) won by fall over Zach Palizza (Springfield) (Fall 1:23)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Kevin Carlucci (Bridgewater State) won by decision over Hunter Thompson (Mount Union) (Dec 8-2)

165 – Michael McIntire – 3rd

  • Champ. Round 2 - Michael McIntire (Mount Union) won by fall over Jason Penton (Penn College) (Fall 1:01)
  • Quarterfinal - Michael McIntire (Mount Union) won by fall over Fox Maxwell (Bridgewater State) (Fall 2:10)
  • Semifinal - Matt Pangle (Messiah) won by decision over Michael McIntire (Mount Union) (Dec 7-3)
  • Cons. Semi - Michael McIntire (Mount Union) won by fall over Zach Mackall (Waynesburg) (Fall 2:41)
  • 3rd Place Match - Michael McIntire (Mount Union) won by fall over Zack Lawrence (Springfield) (Fall 1:22)

165 – Chris Anderson

  • Champ. Round 1 - Chris Anderson (Mount Union) won by fall over Tristan Chen (Gettysburg) (Fall 5:45)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Brian Jamison (Muhlenberg) won by decision over Chris Anderson (Mount Union) (Dec 10-7)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Chris Anderson (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Patrick Briody (Gettysburg) (TF 16-1)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Chris Anderson (Mount Union) won by decision over Tanner Vogel (Alvernia) (Dec 8-3)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Fox Maxwell (Bridgewater State) won in sudden victory - 1 over Chris Anderson (Mount Union) (SV-1 2-1)

165 – Charles Strum

  • Champ. Round 1 - Charles Strum (Mount Union) won by fall over Ron Schilpp (Penn State Mt Alto) (Fall 4:52)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Zach Mackall (Waynesburg) won by fall over Charles Strum (Mount Union) (Fall 2:21)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Nicholas Cope (Muhlenberg) won by decision over Charles Strum (Mount Union) (Dec 9-4)

174 – Conner Homan – 1st

  • Champ. Round 1 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by fall over Tyler Riley (Messiah ) (Fall 2:29)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Nick Kostyak (Penn State Mt Alto) (TF 20-5)
  • Quarterfinal - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by major decision over Tyron Dudley (Greensboro) (Maj 11-3)
  • Semifinal - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by fall over Brian Shermeyer (Messiah ) (Fall 2:59)
  • 1st Place Match - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by fall over John DeVito (Wilkes) (Fall 0:45)

174 – David Reinhart – 4th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Austin Gibson (Alderson Broaddus) won by decision over David Reinhart (Mount Union) (Dec 12-10)
  • Cons. Round 1 - David Reinhart (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Robert Fryar Ii (Bridgewater State) (TF 16-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 - David Reinhart (Mount Union) won by decision over Michael Carioscia (Gettysburg) (Dec 8-3)
  • Cons. Round 3 - David Reinhart (Mount Union) won by decision over Nick Kostyak (Penn State Mt Alto) (Dec 6-2)
  • Cons. Round 4 - David Reinhart (Mount Union) won by decision over Nicholas Almonte (Springfield) (Dec 12-5)
  • Cons. Round 5 - David Reinhart (Mount Union) won by major decision over Matt Rohrdanz (Southern Virginia) (Maj 18-7)
  • Cons. Semi - David Reinhart (Mount Union) won by medical forfeit over Caleb Baxter (Waynesburg) (MFF)
  • 3rd Place Match - Brian Shermeyer (Messiah) won by decision over David Reinhart (Mount Union) (Dec 2-1)

184 – Anthony Scurry – 7th

  • Champ. Round 2 - Anthony Scurry (Mount Union) won by major decision over Dakota Grover (Springfield) (Maj 18-5)
  • Quarterfinal - Gino Sita (Alderson Broaddus) won by fall over Anthony Scurry (Mount Union) (Fall 4:35)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Anthony Scurry (Mount Union) won by fall over Dan Verhovsek (Waynesburg) (Fall 3:19)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Ali Capobianco (Alvernia) won by fall over Anthony Scurry (Mount Union) (Fall 0:10)
  • 7th Place Match - Anthony Scurry (Mount Union) won by major decision over Ryan Errico (Springfield) (Maj 21-8)

197 – Landon Talbert

  • Champ. Round 1 - Landon Talbert (Mount Union) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Landon Talbert (Mount Union) won by fall over Adam Rigney (Waynesburg) (Fall 6:50)
  • Quarterfinal - Landon Talbert (Mount Union) won by decision over Alex Donahue (Washington & Jefferson) (Dec 6-1)
  • Semifinal - Anthony Wuest (McDaniel) won by major decision over Landon Talbert (Mount Union) (Maj 9-0)
  • Cons. Semi - Landon Talbert (Mount Union) won by fall over Tonee Ellis (Alvernia) (Fall 4:42)
  • 3rd Place Match - Landon Talbert (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Matt Speelman (Southern Virginia) (TF 16-1)

285 – Michael Mather

  • Champ. Round 1 - Michael Mather (Mount Union) won by fall over Prestin Rose (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 0:56)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Nico Ramirez (Southern Virginia) won by fall over Michael Mather (Mount Union) (Fall 3:48)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Michael Mather (Mount Union) won by fall over Ryan Kaplow (Muhlenberg) (Fall 1:24)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Michael Mather (Mount Union) won by fall over Jared Burgoyne (Alderson Broaddus) (Fall 3:56)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Scott Schaeffer (Muhlenberg) won by tech fall over Michael Mather (Mount Union) (TF 16-0)

285 – Christian Reynolds

  • Champ. Round 1 - Rocky McGeary (Waynesburg) won by major decision over Christian Reynolds (Mount Union) (Maj 14-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Christian Reynolds (Mount Union) won by decision over Tyson Jones (Springfield) (Dec 5-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Elijah Baisden (Alderson Broaddus) won by decision over Christian Reynolds (Mount Union) (Dec 2-0)

285 – Grant Martin – 2nd

  • Champ. Round 1 - Grant Martin (Mount Union) won by fall over Tristen Cook (McDaniel) (Fall 0:42)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Grant Martin (Mount Union) won by fall over Angelo Moore (Alvernia) (Fall 2:53)
  • Quarterfinal - Grant Martin (Mount Union) won by fall over Alex Brunner (Southern Virginia) (Fall 1:31)
  • Semifinal - Grant Martin (Mount Union) won by fall over Carter Urich (Messiah ) (Fall 1:17)
  • 1st Place Match - Rocky McGeary (Waynesburg) won by fall over Grant Martin (Mount Union) (Fall 3:12)