Three Scots take first place at the Mid-States Invitational

Three Scots take first place at the Mid-States Invitational

by Paige Ross, Sports Information Student Assistant

Olivet, Mich. - The Alma College wrestling team placed fifth out of eight teams on Saturday (Feb.11) at the Mid-States Invitational, hosted by Olivet College.

Junior Aaron Parr-Besemer (Berkley, Mich./Berkley) dominated the day with a first-place finish in the 125-pound weight class. Parr-Besemer defeated Allen Betts of Wabash College in the semifinals with a technical fall of 18-2 and went on to defeat Olivet College's Garret Cleveland, 19-12, for the first place title. 

At 133 pounds, freshman Noah Lopez (Hartland, Mich./Hartland) placed second after falling to fellow freshman Brendan Ladd (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) in the first-place match. Ladd pinned Evan Hoshaw of Olivet College in the quarterfinals and won via forfeit in the semifinals, leading him to the finals against Lopez, where he won by 5-2 decision. 

Freshman Jake Anderson (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) placed sixth at 141 pounds after taking an injury default in the sonsolation semifinal to Brandon Conrad of Heidelberg University, leading to his forfeit in the fifth-place match. 

Senior Trent Hullett (Jackson, Mich./Parma Western) was the Scots' final victor of the day with a first-place finish at 184 pounds. Hullett began the day with a 8-2 decision win over Mark Maldonado of Wabash College before scoring a 1:44 fall over Chris Wilson of Wasbash in the quarterfinals. In his third match of the day, Hullett gained a decision win over Wabash's Myron Howard. In the championship bout, Hullett won in sudden victory over Tyler Hammack of Heidelberg. 

The Scots will be back in action on February 24-25, when they will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind., to compete at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regionals.

Results

125 - Aaron Parr-Besemer placed 1st

Quarterfinal - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma College) won by tech fall over Allen Betts (Wabash College) (TF 18-2)

1st Place Match - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma College) won by decision over Garret Cleveland (Olivet College) (Dec 19-12)

133 - Noah Lopez placed 2nd

Quarterfinal - Noah Lopez (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Noah Lopez (Alma College) won by major decision over Dominic Paterra (Adrian College) (Maj 12-4)

1st Place Match - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) won by decision over Noah Lopez (Alma College) (Dec 5-2)

133 - Brendan Ladd placed 1st

Quarterfinal - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) won by fall over Evan Hoshaw (Olivet College) (Fall 3:25)

Semifinal - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) won by forfeit over Owen Doster (Wabash College) (FF)

1st Place Match - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) won by decision over Noah Lopez (Alma College) (Dec 5-2) 

141 - Jacob Anderson placed 6th

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Anderson (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Jacob Anderson (Alma College) won by major decision over Dean Roberts (Olivet College) (Maj 14-2)

Quarterfinal - Jeff Andrews (Ohio Northern University) won by fall over Jacob Anderson (Alma College) (Fall 3:29)

Cons. Round 4 - Jacob Anderson (Alma College) won by fall over Grant Aaberg (Heidelberg University) (Fall 2:13)

Cons. Round 5 - Jacob Anderson (Alma College) won by fall over Dean Roberts (Olivet College) (Fall 4:35)

Cons. Semi - Brandon Conrad (Heidelberg University) won by injury default over Jacob Anderson (Alma College) (Inj. 4:01)

5th Place Match - Jacob Stevenson (Wabash College) won by forfeit over Jacob Anderson (Alma College) (FF) 

149 - Anthony Lesko

Champ. Round 1 - Ty Jasman (Adrian College) won by fall over Anthony Lesko (Alma College) (Fall 2:59)

Cons. Round 1 - Anthony Lesko (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Lincoln Kyle (Wabash College) won by tech fall over Anthony Lesko (Alma College) (TF 18-1)

157 - Jared Fleming

Champ. Round 1 - Ross Pennock (Olivet College) won by fall over Jared Fleming (Alma College) (Fall 0:43)

Cons. Round 1 - Jared Fleming (Alma College) won by decision over Clayton Capes (Manchester College) (Dec 5-0)

Cons. Round 2 - Kevin Papak (Olivet College) won by major decision over Jared Fleming (Alma College) (Maj 17-6)

165 - Roderick Howard

Champ. Round 1 - Daniel Glidden (Olivet College) won by major decision over Roderick Howard (Alma College) (Maj 16-4)

Cons. Round 1 - Roderick Howard (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Jacob Reed (Heidelberg University) won by fall over Roderick Howard (Alma College) (Fall 0:35)

184 - Trent Hullett placed 1st

Champ. Round 1 - Trent Hullett (Alma College) won by decision over Mark Maldonado (Wabash College) (Dec 8-2)

Quarterfinal - Trent Hullett (Alma College) won by fall over Chris Wilson (Wabash College) (Fall 1:44)

Semifinal - Trent Hullett (Alma College) won by decision over Myron Howard (Wabash College) (Dec 11-5)

1st Place Match - Trent Hullett (Alma College) won in sudden victory - 1 over Tyler Hammack (Heidelberg University) (SV-1 7-5)