ALLIANCE, Ohio- The Lake Erie College wrestling team participated in the Mount Union Invitational on Saturday (Nov. 12) and had a great showing for the weekend.
Eight Storm wrestlers placed in the top eight, which helped the Storm place 4th of nine teams at the invite.
After taking fourth last week at Eastern Michigan, 184-pounder Tyler Hughes (Brunswick, Ohio / Brunswick) won his weight class at Mount Union. Hughes won his first matchup over Austin Antill of Ohio Valley by a fall at the 4:59 mark of the bout. In the second match of the day, he defeated Michael Delsanter of Mount Union with a 16-1 technical fall. Hughes advanced to the finals with a 5-4 decision over Gannon's Nick Costa. Facing Mercyhurst's Dakota DesLauriers in the finals, Hughes won the weight class with a decision.
149-pounder Nick Boggs (Concord, Ohio / Riverside) joined Hughes as weight class champions at Mount Union. Boggs opened the day with a pin of Mount Union's Kyle Jenkins. He followed up the pin with a 18-2 technical fall over Michael LaRuffa of Brocksport State. He passed through to the final round with an 8-2 decision against Sean Peacock of Brocksport State. Boggs won the class with a 16-4 majority decision versus Dylan Dolph of Ohio Northern.
125-pounder Andrew Lieb (Pataskala, Ohio / Watkins), 164-pounder Nick Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich / Clarkston) and 197-pounder Evan Rosborough (Concord, Ohio / Riverside) all went 3-1 as they finished second in their respective weight classes.
Heavyweight Evan Loughman (Thornville, Ohio / Sheridan) battled to finish third in his weight class. 184-pounder Brendon Winning (Ravenna, Ohio / Ravenna) went 3-2 to finish fourth and 141-pounder Chayse Csongedi (Parma, Ohio / Parma) fought through the consolation bracket to place sixth.
The Storm will return to action next Saturday (Nov. 19) at the University of Findlay Open.