Wrestling: #5 Mount Union Goes 2-1 in First Day at NWCA National Duals

Conner Homan (Photo by Jill Martin)
Conner Homan (Photo by Jill Martin)

WHAT: 2020 U.S. Marine Corps NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships presented by ARMS Software and Defense Soap hosted by NUWAY
WHERE: Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky
WHEN: January 10-11, 2020
WATCH & LIVE SCORING: Trackwrestling.com (PPV)
RESULTS & BRACKETS: Men's Divisions | Women's Divisions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The No. 5 ranked Mount Union wrestling team took its first dual loss of the season, then bounced back with a pair of wins at National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals Friday at the Kentucky Expo Center.

The Purple Raiders started the day taking their first dual loss of the season, 21-19 to No. 14 ranked NYU. After wins by nationally ranked wrestlers, David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge) at 133 and Jordin James (Bedford) at 141, Mount Union held a 7-3 lead. NYU won the next three matches including an injury default by No. 2 ranked Antwon Pugh at 157 pounds to lead 15-7. Conner Homan (Loveland) and Landon Talbert (Salem / Crestview) beat nationally ranked opponents at 174 and 197 but NYU got a pin at 184 and put the match away.

Mount Union came back and beat Western New England, 26-18. Talbert and Grant Martin (Hartville / Lake) closed out the match with pins at 197 and 285 to lead the Raiders. Mount Union also got major decisions from Massey at 133 and James at 141 along with decisions from No. 3 ranked Luke Hernandez (Nashport / Tri-Valley) at 149 and Homan at 174.  

The Raiders finished the day with a 32-18 win over No. 15 ranked RIT. Mount Union won six of the nine contested matches. James, Homan and Martin all had pins for the Raiders in the win.

Mount Union (10-1) is back on the mat Saturday at 9 a.m. needing a win against No. 7 Baldwin Wallace for a chance to place in the top eight in the event.

#14 NYU 21, #5 Mount Union 19

  • 125 - Tyler Crew (NYU) over Errik Gerback (Mount Union) Dec 4-1
  • 133 - #10 David Massey (Mount Union) over Trent Furman (NYU) Dec 2-1
  • 141 - #4 Jordin James (Mount Union) over Jason Geyer (NYU) Maj 13-4
  • 149 - Evan Drill (NYU) over #3 Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) Dec 10-4
  • 157 - #8 Sean Lyons (NYU) over #2 Antwon Pugh (Mount Union) Inj 4:46
  • 165 - Cole Karam (NYU) over Michael McIntire (Mount Union) Dec 7-3
  • 174 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) over #9 Izaake Zuckerman (NYU) Dec 9-7
  • 184 - Scott Dupont (NYU) over George Lassnick (Mount Union) Fall 2:15
  • 197 - Landon Talbert (Mount Union) over #10 Jack La Corte (NYU) Dec 6-3
  • 285 - Grant Martin (Mount Union) over Unknown (Unattached) Forfeit

#5 Mount Union 26, Western New England 18

  • 125 - Nicholas Arborio (Western New England) over Errik Gerback (Mount Union) Maj 13-5
  • 133 - #10 David Massey (Mount Union) over Nick Calderone (Western New England) Maj 10-0
  • 141 - #4 Jordin James (Mount Union) over Justin DeLucia (Western New England) Maj 18-6
  • 149 - #3 Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) over Alex Starr (Western New England) Dec 6-5
  • 157 - #9 Ryan Monteiro (Western New England) over #2 Antwon Pugh (Mount Union) Fall 2:32
  • 165 - Jeff Suschana (Western New England) over Chris Anderson (Mount Union) Dec 6-4
  • 174 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) over Davey Goodall (Western New England) Dec 3-1
  • 184 - #4 John Boyle (Western New England) over George Lassnick (Mount Union) TF 19-0
  • 197 - Landon Talbert (Mount Union) over Daniel Price (Western New England) Fall 1:25
  • 285 - Grant Martin (Mount Union) over Chase La Russo (Western New England) Fall 1:05

#5 Mount Union 32, #15 RIT 18

  • 125 - Errik Gerback (Mount Union) over Unknown (Unattached) Forfeit
  • 133 - #10 David Massey (Mount Union) over Chris Horton (RIT) Dec 8-1
  • 141 - #4 Jordin James (Mount Union) over Isaiah Ocasio (RIT) Fall 1:51
  • 149 - #3 Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) over James Ost (RIT) TF 26-8
  • 157 - #3 Kaidon Winters (RIT) over Brendan Laird (Mount Union) Fall 2:35
  • 165 - #2 Dempsey King (RIT) over Dylan Miller (Mount Union) Fall 2:39
  • 174 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) over Ben Dougherty (RIT) Fall 0:45
  • 184 - Colby Giroux (RIT) over George Lassnick (Mount Union) Dec 9-6
  • 197 - John Donohue (RIT) over Landon Talbert (Mount Union) Dec 7-6
  • 285 - Grant Martin (Mount Union) over Owen Albanese (RIT) Fall 1:22