Mount Union Preview

Coach Mark Hawald begins his 2nd season at Mount Union with an eye toward the future.  Just one of the three OAC placewinners from last year return in 149 lb. Sean Dreger, but a large group of freshmen will try to fill the gap left by some graduating seniors.  The incoming class consists almost entirely of wrestlers from the Northeast corner of Ohio that Mount Union calls home, and there are more than 10 Ohio state placewinners represented, including 2x placers Colin Dennis at 125, Bryan Skoff at 157, and Derrick Hesson at 285.  Heidelberg and John Carroll may top the OAC, but if Mount Union can continue to bring in classes full of state placewinners, they may soon be known for more than just football.

Team: Mount Union College
Head Coach: Mark Hawald (John Carroll ’05)
Years at School as head coach: 2nd season
Career Record at school: 3-13
Assistant Coaches: Andrew Wolf, Rich Eslich, Jesse Wells

2007-2008 Dual Meet Record: 3-13

Top returning starters: 149 Sean Dreger 3rd OAC 15-11

Top incoming wrestlers: State Placewinners: 125 Justin Toth, 125 Colin Dennis, 133 Jeff Liggitt, 133 Josh Malave, 141 Victor Puskas, 141 Jeremy Regula, 149 Jimmy Reisz, 157 Bryan Skoff, 165 Jeremy Hathaway, 174 Andy Jenkins, 184 Chad Teague, 285 Derrick Hesson