Wrestling: #4 Raiders Squish the Fish

Wrestling: #4 Raiders Squish the Fish

ALLIANCE, Ohio – No. 4 ranked Mount Union defeated Muskingum 54-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling dual Tuesday at Timken Gymnasium.

It was the conference opener for both teams and the Purple Raiders won all nine contested matches. Mount Union has now won seven straight conference duals.

Seven of the Raiders wins were pins and two of those came in less than 20 seconds.

Mount Union opened the match with a 4-2 win at 197 pounds from sophomore Landon Talbert (Salem / Crestview). Senior Grant Martin (Hartville / Lake) made quick work with a pin in 18 seconds at 285 pounds while sophomore Errik Gerback (Alliance / Marlington) kept things rolling with a pin 1:25 into the 125-pound match.

Sophomore David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge), the No. 10 ranked wrestler in the nation at 133 pounds, won his ninth match of the year with a forfeit. Junior Jordin James (Bedford) got a pin at 141 pounds. James is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the weight class. Sophomore Nolan Wochna (Brecksville / Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) rallied for a 6-2 win at 149 pounds. Junior Antwon Pugh is ranked No. 1 at 157 got the quickest pin of the night in 14 seconds.

The Raiders closed out the match with pins at 165 from sophomore Dylan Miller (Salem / West Branch), 174 from freshman David Reinhart (Canfield) and at 184 from junior George Lassnick (Painesville / Lake Catholic).

Mount Union next takes on No. 9 ranked Baldwin Wallace in an OAC dual Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in Berea.

#4 Mount Union 54, Muskingum 0
197 – Landon Talbert (MTU) dec. Garrett Mitchel (MUSK) 4-2
285 – Grant Martin (MTU) pin Noah DeHainaut (MUSK), :18
125 – Errik Gerback (MTU) pin Hunter Heck (MUSK), 1:25
133 - #10 David Massey (MTU) win by forfeit
141 - #1 Jordin James pin Sammy Southers (MUSK), 4:34
149 – Nolan Wochna dec. Tanner Donathan (MUSK), 6-2
157 - #1 Antwon Pugh (MTU) pin Corey Loera (MUSK), :14
165 – Dylan Miller (MTU) pin Michael Kashuna (MUSK), 1:43
174 – David Reinhart (MTU) pin Carter Layton (MUSK), 2:28
184 – George Lassnick (MTU) pin Isaac Sell (MUSK), 1:21

Records: Mount Union (1-0, 1-0 OAC), Muskingum (0-1, 0-1 OAC)