Wrestling: #10 Mount Union Takes OAC Title Outright

Wrestling: #10 Mount Union Takes OAC Title Outright

TIFFIN – No. 10 ranked Mount Union won the Ohio Athletic Conference title outright with a 25-18 victory at Heidelberg in a conference dual Tuesday at Seiberling Gymnasium.

The Purple Raiders finish 7-0 in conference duals to claim their 15th conference title and are 15-3 overall with 13-straight conference dual wins dating back to the 2017-18 season.

Seth Hayes (Rootstown) got the match started with a pin just before the end of the second period at 125 pounds and David Massey (Woodridge) scored a 7-4 win at 133 pounds to give the Raiders an early 9-0 lead.

Heidelberg (5-12, 3-4 OAC) then strung together four straight wins -- a 5-0 win at 141 pounds, then No. 4 ranked Luke Hernandez (Nashport / Tri-Valley) was forced to take an injury default 42 seconds into the 149 pound match and decisions at 157 and 165 pounds gave the Student Princes a 15-9 lead.

Mount Union tied things up at 15-15 as Conner Homan (Loveland) got a pin at 174 pounds.

At 184, Mount Union's George Lassnick (Painesville / Lake Catholic) rallied in the third period to keep No. 3 ranked Dylan Roth from picking up any bonus points but the decision gave Heidelberg an 18-15 lead.

Landon Talbert (Salem / Crestview) did pick up a bonus point for the Raiders in a 10-2 major decision win at 197 and No. 7 ranked Grant Martin (Lake) closed out the match with a pin at 285 pounds.

Mount Union next competes at the NCAA Mideast Regional Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-29 at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich.

#10 Mount Union 25, Heidelberg 18

125 - Seth Hayes (MTU) over Harrison Hadley (BERG) (Pin, 4:55)

133 - David Massey (MTU) over Mason Brainard (BERG) (Dec 7-4)

141 - Hayden Bates (BERG) over Nolan Wochna (MTU) (Dec 5-0)

149 - Slade Todd (BERG) over #4 Luke Hernandez (MTU) (Inj. 0:42)

157 - Richard Bogetich (BERG) over Kyle Jenkins (MTU) (Dec 6-0)

165 - Devin Miller (BERG) over Brendan Laird (MTU) (Dec 6-1)

174 - Conner Homan (Mount Union) over Adam Medeiros (Heidelberg) (Pin, 1:04)

184 - #3 Dylan Roth (Heidelberg) over George Lassnick (Mount Union) (Dec 12-5)

197 - Landon Talbert (Mount Union) over Da`veon Parker (Heidelberg) (Maj. Dec. 10-2)

285 - Grant Martin (Mount Union) over Eric Adkins (Heidelberg) (Fall 2:29)