Bohince Becomes All-Time Wins Leader For #7 Wrestling In Victory Over #8 Findlay


Bohince earned his 120th career win having the most wins in Mercyhurst wrestling program history.

ERIE, Pa. – Willie Bohince became the all-time wins leader in Mercyhurst wrestling program history during the seventh-ranked Lakers’ 25-17 non-conference victory against No. 8 Findlay at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center on Saturday.

Bohince claimed his win via forfeit to notch his 120th career win as a Laker.

Joel Bowers had a key victory for Mercyhurst at 141 pounds, earning a 17-12 decision over the 12th-ranked Josh Wimer. Bowers trailed in the match early, but was able to secure a takedown and four back points to take the lead at the end of the second period. Bowers earned an escape and a takedown in the third.

Michael Green earned a momentum-swinging fall at 184 over Anthony Linear, putting the Lakers in the lead 18-17. Going into the third period, the score was 2-0 when Green locked up a cradle off of a takedown, which he used to secure his fall.

No. 1-ranked Francis Mizia earned a 7-2 decision over 11th-ranked Alonzo Turner. After a scoreless first period, Mizia earned a takedown in the second period. In the third, Mizia earned an escape, a takedown, a stalling point and a riding-time point to close out the bout.

Wes Phipps earned a 4-1 decision over Chancellor Sonnenberg at 197 pounds. Phipps had a second-period escape and a takedown to grab a 3-1 lead going into the third period. During the third, Phipps remained on top throughout the period, earning himself a riding-time point.

Andrew Welton earned a 10-0 major decision over Luke Flemming at heavyweight. Welton opened up scoring with a takedown and four back points to start the first period. After a scoreless second period, Welton earned an escape, a takedown and a riding-time point to close the match.

Seventh-ranked Mercyhurst will take the mat next again on Wednesday against West Liberty in non-conference action. Competition is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Mercyhurst Athletic Center.

Weight  Summary MERC FIND
125  Willie Bohince (Mercyhurst) over Unknown (For.) 6 0
133  Devin Rogers (Findlay) over Jeff Sisk (Mercyhurst) (Dec 6-3) 0 3
141  Joel Bowers (Mercyhurst) over Josh Wimer (Findlay) (Dec 17-12) 3 0
149  Nic Goebel (Findlay) over Logan Grass (Mercyhurst) (TF 15-0 5:51) 0 5
157  Joey White (Findlay) over Cole Gavin (Mercyhurst) (Fall 1:27) 0 6
165  Francis Mizia (Mercyhurst) over Alonzo Turner (Findlay) (Dec 6-2) 3 0
174  Bradley Metz (Findlay) over Kevin Holman (Mercyhurst) (Dec 5-0) 0 3
184  Mike Green (Mercyhurst) over Anthony Linnear (Findlay) (Fall 5:37) 6 0
197  Wes Phipps (Mercyhurst) over Chancellor Sonnenberg (Findlay) (Dec 3-1) 3 0
285  Andy Welton (Mercyhurst) over Luke Fleming (Findlay) (MD 9-0) 4 0
Team Score: 25 17

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