Rader scored a 20-6 major decision over Northwestern's James Kohlberg, then followed with a 9-3 win over Penn's Rick Rappo. Jauregui recorded a 9-1 major decision over the Wildcats' Marty Gould, and then won a 9-6 decision over Penn's Rob Hitschler.
Zac Fryling scored West Virginia's signature win of the day when he pinned Northwestern's Dominic Marella to give the Mountaineers a 14-9 lead, but that advantage soon evaporated as the Wildcats won the final five bouts, which included a WVU forfeit at 174 due to injury.
Jared Villers recorded WVU's only other competitive win of the day. Bouncing back fron a narrow 4-3 loss to Northwestern's Mike Tamillow, Villers pinned Penn's Jack Sullivan in just 1:06. Heavyweight Dustin Rogers had a forfeit win over the Quakers.
WVU now enters the second phase of its season as it begins Eastern Wrestling League competition next weekend. The Mountaineers start off with a tough two-game road trip against Bloomsburg on Saturday, Jan. 20, and Clarion on Sunday, Jan. 21.
Northwestern 28, WVU 14
125: Brandon Precin (NU) FALL Scott Stuart (WVU), 4:06
133: Eric Metzler (NU) DEC Mark Anderson (WVU), 4-0
141: No. 7 Brandon Rader (WVU) MAJOR James Kohlberg (NU), 20-6
149: David Jauregui (WVU) MAJOR Marty Gould (NU), 9-1
157: Zac Fryling (WVU) FALL Dominic Marella (NU), 3:23
165: Greg Hagel (NU) DEC Eric Connolly (WVU), 2-0
174: No. 15 Nick Hayes (NU) FORFEIT
184: No. 1 Jake Herbert (NU) MAJOR Chance Litton (WVU), 12-0
197: No. 2 Mike Tamillow (NU) DEC No. 14 Jared Villers, 4-3
HWT: No. 2 Dustin Fox Jr. (NU) DEC Dustin Rogers (WVU), 2-1
Penn 25, WVU 18
125: No. 14 Matt Eveleth (UP) FALL Scott Stuart (WVU), 2:04
133: No. 2 Matt Valenti (UP) MAJOR Mark Anderson (WVU), 9-0
141: No. 7 Brandon Rader (WVU) DEC Rick Rappo (UP), 9-3
149: David Jauregui (WVU) DEC Rob Hitschler (UP), 9-6
157: No. 14 Matt Dragon (UP) DEC Zac Fryling (WVU), 6-0
165: No. 16 Zack Shanaman (UP) MAJOR Eric Connolly (WVU), 16-6
174: No. 7 Matt Herrington (UP) FORFEIT
184: No. 13 Lior Zamir (UP) DEC Chance Litton (WVU), 5-2
197: No. 14 Jared Villers (WVU) FALL Jack Sullivan (UP), 1:06
HWT: Dustin Rogers (