Wrestlers celebrate senior night with a win

Wrestlers celebrate senior night with a win

by Paige Ross, Sports Information Student Assistant

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College wrestling team wrapped up the home portion of its season on Thursday (Feb. 2) with a close 27-21 victory over the Adrian College Bulldogs at Art Smith Arena. 

Prior to the meet five seniors were honored: Anthony Lesko (Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh), Roderick Howard (Redford, Mich./Redford Union), Trent Hullett (Jackson, Mich./Parma Western), Chance Smith (Hamilton, Mich./Hamilton), and Collin Rankin (Redford, Mich./Redford Union). 

Junior Aaron Parr-Besemer (Berkley, Mich./Berkley) and senior Trent Hullett won via forfeit in their respective classes giving the Scots 12 free points. 

Freshman Noah Lopez (Hartland, Mich./Hartland) picked up the win at 125 pounds with a 10-5 decision over Dominic Paterra for his fifth victory of the season. Freshman Jake Anderson (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) gained his fastest pin of the season at 31 seconds over Emmanuel Rankine in the 141 pound bout.

The final win of the night for Alma was made by 197 pounds, where senior Chance Smith scored a pin over Riley Griffin 1:20 into the match to secure the team victory.

The Scots will be back in action on February 7 at Davenport University with their final dual of the season. 


125 - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma) won via forfeit. (Alma 6, Adrian 0)

133 - Noah Lopez (Alma) dec. Dominic Paterra (Adrian), 10-5 (Alma 9, Adrian 0)

141 - Jake Anderson (Alma) pinned Emmanuel Rankine (Adrian), 0:31. (Alma 15, Adrian 0) 

149 - Ty Jasman (Adrian) dec. Evyn Bryant (Alma), 15-11 (Alma 15, Adrian 3)

157 - Dylan Steward (Adrian) dec. Jared Fleming (Alma), 8-3 (Alma 15, Adrian 6)

 165 - Drew Mandell (Adrian) pinned Mitch Franklin (Alma), 1:14 (Alma 15, Adrian 12)

174 - James Pace (Adrian) dec. Roderick Howard (Alma), 11-7 (Alma 15, Adrian 15)

184 - Trent Hullett (Alma) won via forfeit. (Alma 21, Adrian 15)

197 - Chance Smith (Alma) pinned Riley Griffin (Adrian), 1:20 (Alma 27, Adrian 15)

285 - Zach Rieger (Adrian) pinned Collin Rankin (Alma), 2:25 (Alma 27, Adrian 21)