2019-2020 Mount Union Preview

Team: University of Mount Union
Head Coach: Josh Malave
Years at School as Head Coach: 4
Career Record at Current School: 36-16
Assistant Coaches: Gavin Speelman (3rd Year), Jeff Kullman (2nd Year)

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2018-2019 Dual Meet Record: 17-3

2019 NCAA Qualifiers: Jordin James (133, 1st), Luke Hernandez (149, 8th), Antwon Pugh (157, 2nd), Jairod James (174, 2nd)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Jordin James (Jr.), Luke Hernandez (Jr.), Antwon Pugh (Jr.) , Nolan Wochna (2018), Michael McIntire (2018)

Top Returning Starters:
Nolan Wochna (Jr.- 2X Regional Placer, National Qualifier 2018)
Michael McIntire (Jr.- 2X Regional Placer, National Qualifier 2018)
David Massey (2019 Regional Placer)
Landon Talbert (2019 Regional Placer)
Jordin James (Jr.- NCAA Champion)
Luke Hernandez (Jr.- All-American)
Antwon Pugh (Jr.- All-American)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Christian Wayt (2X State Placer), Michael Mather (State Qualifier), David Reinhart (2X State Qualifier), Chris Anderson (District Placer), Jeff Dunfee (State Alternate), Brendan Laird (PA State Qualifier), Jake Visintine (State Qualifier), Christian Reynolds (Florida State Placer), Brandt Virden (State Qualifier), Jared Viancourt, Hunter Thompson. Erik Gerback (Transfer-Baldwin Wallace), Michael Carpenter (Transfer Baldwin Wallace).

Season Outlook:
The team will look to build of a successful 2019 campaign. Last year the Raiders had their highest placements ever at the NCAA Tournament (5th) and NWCA Duals (6th). The team returns three All-Americans from a year ago: National Champion Jordin James, National Finalist Antwon Pugh and Luke Hernandez. Returning National Qualifiers Nolan Wochna and Michael McIntire and returning Regional Placers David Massey and Landon Talbert will look to earn their first set of All-Americans honors. Increased depth and key new additions position the Raiders for a successful 2020 campaign.

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