Wrestling: Massey Places Second to Lead Raiders at Pete Willson Invite

David Massey (Photo by Jill Martin)
David Massey (Photo by Jill Martin)

WHEATON, Ill. -- Sophomore David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge) placed second at 133 pounds to lead the Mount Union wrestling team at the Pete Willson Invitational in Wheaton, Ill.

Massey took a tough 4-2 loss in the title match against No. 7 ranked Matt Berlin of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Massey won four matches on the weekend and now has a team-best 31 wins on the season. Those 31 wins put him in the top-20 for single season wins all-time at Mount Union.

The Purple Raiders had three other placers at the event.

Senior Grant Martin (Hartville / Lake), ranked No. 7 in the nation at 285 pounds, suffered a close 5-4 loss to No. 3 ranked Lucius Rinehart of Wisconsin-Platteville in the semifinals but came back in the consolation semifinals and scored a 10-2 major decision against Jordan Lemcke of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He finished in fourth place after a 7-5 overtime loss to Cole Fibranz of University of Chicago.

Senior Conner Homan (Loveland) won a pair of matches in the consolation bracket but got pinned by No. 7 ranked Evan Lawrence of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the consolation semifinals and lost the fifth-place match 3-2 against Haydn Kinjorski of Olivet (Mich.) to finish sixth.

Junior Nolan Wochna (Brecksville) placed eighth at 141 pounds after taking a 16-11 loss to Marc Fleenor of North Central (Ill.) in the seventh place match.

As a team, Mount Union tallied 63.5 points to finish in a ninth place tie with Olivet. North Central (Ill.) won the event with 120.5 points.

The Raiders finish the regular season with an Ohio Athletic Conference dual at Heidelberg on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Tiffin.

125
Seth Hayes 

Champ. Round 1 - Seth Hayes (Mount Union) won by fall over Ryan Shumaker (MacMurray) (Fall 1:28)
Champ. Round 2 - Seth Hayes (Mount Union) won by decision over Joey Rivera (Millikin)  (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal - #7 Andrew Perelka (John Carroll) won by major decision over Seth Hayes (Mount Union) (MD 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Harrison Hadley (Heidelberg) won by decision over Seth Hayes (Mount Union) (Dec 4-3)

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David Massey - 2nd

Champ. Round 1 - David Massey (Mount Union) won by major decision over Duncan Clayton (Case Western Reserve) (MD 12-1)
Champ. Round 2 - David Massey (Mount Union) won by fall over Devin West (MacMurray) (Fall 2:35)
Quarterfinal - David Massey (Mount Union) won by decision over Trent Lashuay (Alma) (Dec 7-3)
Semifinal - David Massey (Mount Union) won by decision over Josiah Gehr (Messiah) (Dec 4-2)
Final - #7 Matt Berlin (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) won by decision over David Massey (Mount Union) (Dec 4-2)

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Nolan Wochna - 8th

Champ. Round 2 - Jarrod Brezovec (John Carroll) won by major decision over Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) (MD 11-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) won by decision over Ryan Smales (Nebraska Wesleyan) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) won by major decision over Eli Mondrella (Wisconsin-Oshkosh) (MD 15-5)
Cons. Round 4 - Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) won by fall over Andrew Castaneda (Olivet) (Fall 3:48)
Cons. Round 5 - Ethan Harsted (Wheaton) won by major decision over Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) (MD 13-1)
7th Place Match - Marc Fleenor (North Central, Ill.) won by decision over Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) 16-11 (Dec 4-2)

157
Justin Rayner 

Champ. Round 1 - Corey Loera (Muskingum) won by fall over Justin Rayner (Mount Union) (Fall 6:01)
Cons. Round 2 - Shaun Wagner (Ohio Northern) won by decision over Justin Rayner (Mount Union) (Dec 8-2)

165
Chris Anderson  

Champ. Round 1 - Matt Pangle (Messiah) won by fall over Chris Anderson (Mount Union) (Fall 3:52)
Cons. Round 1 - Chris Anderson (Mount Union) won by major decision over Jacob Smith (Alma) (MD 17-8)
Cons. Round 2 - Owen Conklin (Trine) won by fall over Chris Anderson (Mount Union) (Fall 6:06)

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Conner Homan - 5th

Champ. Round 1 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by decision over Vittorio Santillo (John Carroll) (Dec 7-1)
Champ. Round 2 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by decision over Bryant Moore (Adrian) (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal - Nick Dado (Wisconsin-Platteville) won by decision over Conner Homan (Mount Union) (Dec 9-7)
Cons. Round 4 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by fall over Lucas Brewer (Alma) (Fall 0:42)
Cons. Round 5 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) won by decision over Joey Bradberry (Otterbein) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Semi - #7 Evan Lawrence (Wisconsin-Eau Claire) won by fall over Conner Homan (Mount Union) (Fall 1:35)
5th Place Match - Haydn Kinjorski (Olivet) won by decision over Conner Homan (Mount Union) (Dec 3-2)

184
George Lassnick  

Champ. Round 1 - #3 Dylan Roth (Heidelberg) won by decision over George Lassnick (Mount Union) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 2 - George Lassnick (Mount Union) won by tech fall over Jakob Latham (Elizabethtown) (TF-1.5 6:18 (15-0))
Cons. Round 3 - George Lassnick ( Mount Union) won by fall over Grant Balconi (Wisconsin-Eau Claire) (Fall 3:58)
Cons. Round 4 - Helton Vandenbush (Milwaukee School of Engineering) won by decision over George Lassnick (Mount Union) (Dec 7-2)

197
Landon Talbert 

Champ. Round 1 - Brett Schoenherr (Wisconsin-Platteville) won in sudden victory over Landon Talbert (Mount Union) (SV-1 6-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Mason Morris (Defiance) won by medical forfeit over Landon Talbert (University of Mount Union) 

285
#7 Grant Martin - 4th

Champ. Round 1 - Grant Martin (Mount Union) won by decision over Jordan Lemcke (Wisconsin-Oshkosh) (Dec 4-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Grant Martin (Mount Union) won by decision over Noah Carter (Wisconsin-Eau Claire) (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal - Grant Martin (Mount Union) won by fall over Noah Wieczorek (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) (Fall 1:21)
Semifinal - #3 Lucius Rinehart (Wisconsin-Platteville) won by decision over Grant Martin ( Mount Union) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Semi - Grant Martin (Mount Union) won by major decision over Jordan Lemcke (Wisconsin-Oshkosh) (MD 10-2)
3rd Place Match - Cole Fibranz (Chicago) won in sudden victory over Grant Martin (Mount Union) (SV-1 7-5)