Ladd places third at Trine Invitational

Ladd places third at Trine Invitational

Angola, Ind. - The Alma College wrestling team placed 10th out of 11 schools at the Trine Invitational, held on Saturday (Nov. 11) on the campus of Trine University.

Sophomore Brendan Ladd (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) led the Scots with a third-place finish in the 141-pound bracket, marking the second straight tournament he has placed. Ladd finished second at 141 pounds in last week's Ben McMullen Open. 

Ladd went 4-1 in his bracket, scoring a technical fall over Trine's Nevan Freestone in his first match, then posting a 6-4 decision against Olivet College's Andre Bourlier in the quarterfinal round. In the semifinals, Ladd suffered a 9-7 defeat to North Central College's Anthony Rink, but responded with a major decision victory in the consolation semifinals, defeating University of Chicago's Gage Bayless, 16-5. In the third-place match, Ladd blanked Balwin Wallace's Tanner Mchugh, 4-0. 

How It Happened

  • In the 125-pound bracket, Austin Wieczorek and Aaron Parr-Besemer represented Alma. Both wrestlers went 2-2 and advanced to the quarterfinal round, where they were both defeated. In the consolation bracket, Wieczorek and Parr-Besemer won their first match before suffering elimination losses.
  • At 133 pounds, Chase Beecher lost his first match and won his first two consolation matches before being eliminated in the third round of the consolation bracket. 
  • Mason Priest and Brendan Ladd competed in the 141-pound flight. Priest lost both of his matches, while Ladd scored two wins before falling to North Central College's Anthony Rink in the semifinal round. Ladd won both of his consolation bracket matches to place third.
  • In the 149-pound bracket, Jacob Smith won his first match by technical fall before being pinned in back-to-back bouts.
  • Zachary Jandereski dropped both of his matches at 157 pounds.
  • Alma entered three wrestlers in the 165 pound bracket. Richie Scroggins and Erik Arnegard both suffered defeats in their first two matches, while Gus Richter went 3-2, scoring a fall in his opening bout before being pinned by North Central's Danny Harris in his second match. In wrestle backs, Richter scored another pin and was victorious in his second consolation match before being eliminated by Manchester University's Tyler Leonhard. 
  • Joe Vandrosek went 1-2 in the 174-pound flight. After losing his first match, Vandrosek pinned Adrian College's Dawson Moll, and then was eliminated in the next round.
  • At 285 pounds, Austin Popp went 2-2, winning his first match and advancing to the third round in the consolation bracket. 

Up Next

The Scots will travel to Alliance, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 18, to participate in the Mount Union Duals. The event is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start on the campus of the University of Mount Union. 

Results

125 - Austin Wieczorek

Champ. Round 1 - Austin Wieczorek (Alma ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Austin Wieczorek (Alma ) won by major decision over Nicholas Berry (Baldwin Wallace) (Maj 11-1)
Quarterfinal - Carlos Fuentez (Wheaton (IL)) won by fall over Austin Wieczorek (Alma ) (Fall 1:35)
Cons. Round 4 - Austin Wieczorek (Alma ) won by decision over Joshua Stephenson (Manchester) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Justin Mitchell (North Central (IL)) won in tie breaker - 1 over Austin Wieczorek (Alma ) (TB-1 3-2)

125 - Aaron Parr-Besemer
Champ. Round 1 - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma ) won by decision over Josiah Krason (Wheaton (IL)) (Dec 9-3)
Quarterfinal - Chad Craft (Baldwin Wallace) won by tech fall over Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma ) (TF 17-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma ) won by major decision over Louie Lachapelle (Baldwin Wallace) (Maj 20-8)
Cons. Round 5 - Nicholas Berry (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma ) (Maj 9-1)

133 - Chase Beecher
Champ. Round 1 - Chase Craft (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over Chase Beecher (Alma ) (Maj 10-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Chase Beecher (Alma ) won by decision over Dominic Paterra (Adrian College ) (Dec 12-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Chase Beecher (Alma ) won by decision over Dominic Pecararo (Trine University) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Marc Fleenor (North Central (IL)) won by decision over Chase Beecher (Alma ) (Dec 9-2)

141 - Mason Priest
Champ. Round 1 - Mason Priest (Alma ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Dalton Leightner (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over Mason Priest (Alma ) (Maj 13-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Mason Priest (Alma ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - James Renaud (Adrian College ) won by major decision over Mason Priest (Alma ) (Maj 12-2)

141 - Brendan Ladd
Champ. Round 1 - Brendan Ladd (Alma ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brendan Ladd (Alma ) won by tech fall over Nevan Freestone (Trine University) (TF 16-1)
Quarterfinal - Brendan Ladd (Alma ) won by decision over Andre Bourlier (Olivet) (Dec 6-4)
Semifinal - Anthony Rink (North Central (IL)) won by decision over Brendan Ladd (Alma ) (Dec 9-7)
Cons. Semi - Brendan Ladd (Alma ) won by major decision over Gage Bayless (University of Chicago) (Maj 16-5)
3rd Place Match - Brendan Ladd (Alma ) won by decision over Tanner Mchugh (Baldwin Wallace) (Dec 4-0)

149 - Jacob Smith
Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Smith (Alma ) won by tech fall over Jacob Favino (Wheaton (IL)) (TF 15-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Rafael Roman (North Central (IL)) won by fall over Jacob Smith (Alma ) (Fall 0:41)
Cons. Round 2 - Garrett Gelinski (Adrian College ) won by fall over Jacob Smith (Alma ) (Fall 2:23)

157 - Zachary Jandereski
Champ. Round 1 - Zachary Jandereski (Alma ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Trevor Scherf (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over Zachary Jandereski (Alma ) (Maj 11-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Will Britain (University of Chicago) won by fall over Zachary Jandereski (Alma ) (Fall 1:09)

165 - Gus Richter
Champ. Round 1 - Grayson Richter (Alma ) won by fall over Ethan Sharp (Olivet) (Fall 3:25)
Champ. Round 2 - Danny Harris (North Central (IL)) won by fall over Grayson Richter (Alma ) (Fall 0:27)
Cons. Round 2 - Grayson Richter (Alma ) won by fall over Aidan Naylor (Wheaton (IL)) (Fall 2:29)
Cons. Round 3 - Grayson Richter (Alma ) won by decision over David Kitko (Manchester) (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Round 4 - Tyler Leonhard (Manchester) won by fall over Grayson Richter (Alma ) (Fall 2:53)

165 - Richie Scroggins
Champ. Round 1 - Richard Scroggins (Alma ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Leonhard (Manchester) won by fall over Richard Scroggins (Alma ) (Fall 2:39)
Cons. Round 2 - Alex Arney (Manchester) won by tech fall over Richard Scroggins (Alma ) (TF 17-1)

165 - Erik Arnegard
Champ. Round 1 - Erik Arnegard (Alma ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Grimsley (Olivet) won by fall over Erik Arnegard (Alma ) (Fall 3:00)
Cons. Round 2 - Bryant Moore (Adrian College ) won by tech fall over Erik Arnegard (Alma ) (TF 17-2)

174 - Joe Vondrasek
Champ. Round 1 - Kamyab Kamali (Olivet) won by decision over Joseph Vondrasek (Alma ) (Dec 12-8)
Cons. Round 1 - Joseph Vondrasek (Alma ) won by fall over Dawson Moll (Adrian College ) (Fall 2:04)
Cons. Round 2 - Matt Marcotte (North Central (IL)) won by tech fall over Joseph Vondrasek (Alma ) (TF 19-4)

285 - Austin Popp
Champ. Round 1 - Austin Popp (Alma ) won by decision over Eric Ousley (Indiana Tech) (Dec 5-4)
Champ. Round 2 - Ramon Correa (Muskegon Community College) won by fall over Austin Popp (Alma ) (Fall 2:48)
Cons. Round 2 - Austin Popp (Alma ) won in tie breaker - 2 over Donald Moses Iii (Adrian College ) (TB-2 4-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Audel Ochoa (North Central (IL)) won by fall over Austin Popp (Alma ) (Fall 0:25)