Wrestling: #6 Raiders Score Win Over #22 Stevens Tech (N.J.)

Connor Homan (Photo by Jill Martin)
Connor Homan (Photo by Jill Martin)

CLEVELAND -- The No. 6 ranked Mount Union wrestling team scored a 25-16 win over No. 22 ranked Stevens Tech (N.J.) Saturday at the D3 Challenge at Case Western Reserve University.

The Purple Raiders are now 8-0 in duals this season and have won 12 straight duals dating back to last season.

Mount Union started the match with a 7-4 win from Errik Gerback (Alliance / Marlington) at 125 pounds but Stevens tied the match with No. 10 ranked Kyle Slendon beat No. 6 ranked David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge) 7-3 at 133 pounds.

No. 2 ranked Troy Stanich of Stevens pinned Nolan Wochna (Brecksville-Broadview Heights) at 141 pounds to give the Ducks a 9-3 lead and Mount Union closed to 9-6 when No. 3 ranked Luke Hernandez (Nashport / Tri-Valley) got an 11-4 win at 149 pounds.

Stevens then got a major decision at 157 and a win at 165 to take a 16-6 lead.

Connor Homan (Loveland) got the Raiders back in the match with a pin in 58 seconds at 174 pounds to make the score 16-12 and George Lassnick (Painesville / Lake Catholic) tied the match with a 15-5 major decision at 184 pounds.

Landon Talbert (Salem / Crestview) gave Mount Union the lead for good with a hard fought 3-1 win at 197.

Grant Martin (Hartville / Lake) got a forfeit win at 285 for the 25-16 final.

Mount Union next competes at the NWCA National Duals next weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.

#6 Mount Union 25, #22 Stevens Tech (N.J.) 16

125 - Errik Gerback (MTU) dec. Akhil Vega (ST), 7-4

133 - #10 Kyle Slendorn (ST) dec. #6 David Massey (MTU), 7-3

141 - #2 Troy Stanich (ST) pin Nolan Wochna (MTU), 2:32

149 - #3 Luke Hernandez (MTU) dec. Nick Ciravlo (ST), 11-4

157 - Dylan Van Sickell (ST) major dec. Kyle Jenkins (MTU), 11-0

165 - Stefan Major (ST) dec. Michael McIntire (MTU), 7-1

174 - Connor Homan (MTU) pin Frank Medina (ST), :58

184 - George Lassnick (MTU) major dec. Robbie Gerrat (ST), 15-5

197 - Landon Talbert (MTU) dec. Michael Dooley (ST), 3-1

285 - Grant Martin (MTU) win by forfeit


Mount Union (8-0), Stevens Tech (2-5)