2013-2014 Mount Union Preview

MountUnionUniversity of Mount Union Purple Raiders
Head Coach: Bill Schindel
Years at School as head coach: 2nd
Career Record at school: 8-3
Assistant Coaches: Cortney Roberts, Derick Hesson, John Piechuta


2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 8-3
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jon Garrison (157)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Garrison

Top returning starters:
133 Jeremy Border 1st team OAC Regional Place Winner 5th
141 Bryant Roby 1st team OAC Regional Place Winner 5th
149 Tyler Johnston Regional Place Winner 5th
157 Jon Garrison 1st team OAC, Regional Place Winner 2nd and National Qualifier
197 Nick Rajcsak Team wins leader and Regional Place Winner 6th

Top incoming wrestlers:
Mark Allen 170 Career Record 121-42 (OH)
Shane Brown (transfer) 140 Two Time State placer 5th & 3rd (OH)
Joseph Cordova 182 State Qualifier (OH)
Matthew Dobben 152 Two time State Qualifier, State Placer 3rd (OH)
Joe Ferguson 130 Three time State Qualifier (MI), Two Time State Placer 6th,6th Career Record 170-41
Ron Foster 132 Two Time State placer 4th, 3rd Career Record 106-35 (OH)
Alex Funderburg 138 Career Wins 113 (OH)
Nathan Kirk 138 Career Record 137-48 (OH)
Nicholas Miller 160 Two Time State Qualifier (OH)
Tyler Pidgeon 160 (OH)
Sean Szitas 152 Career Record 149-39 (OH)
Samuel Valenti 120 State Qualifier, Career Record 112 – 34 (OH)

Season outlook:
Under second year head coach, Bill Schindel, the Purple Raiders return five of eight regional place winners from a year ago. The Raiders captured their third straight Ohio Athletic Conference title in 2012-13. Mount Union looks to National Qualifier and all-OAC first team selection Jon Garrison, 2012-13 team wins leader Nick Rajcsak and all-OAC first team selections Bryant Roby and Jeremy Border to lead the team in the OAC and Mideast Region. A trio of incoming Ohio state placewinners highlight the new class and could be big contributors this season.