Ladd, McPhail go undefeated at Mount Union Duals

Ladd, McPhail go undefeated at Mount Union Duals

By Harrison LaLone, Sports Information student assistant

Alliance, Ohio – The Alma College wrestling team participated in a day of duals, hosted by the University of Mount Union (OH) on Saturday (Nov. 18). Senior Taylor McPhail (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) and sophomore Brendan Ladd (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) finished the day with undefeated records of 5-0. 

As a team, the Scots went 0-5 at the event, facing four top-25 teams. 

How It Happened

  • At 197 pounds, Taylor McPhail won all five of his matches. Three of his five matches were won by pinfall, including a pin of Waynesburg University's (PA) Joshua Sneeringer in under two minutes. McPhail won his other two matches by a combined score of 27-1. McPhail's season record is now an undefeated 8-0.
  • At 141 pounds, Brendan Ladd took home five victories, including a 13-0 major decision over Messiah College's (PA) Matt Darok. Ladd's second match of the day was a rematch with Baldwin Wallace University's (OH) Tanner McHugh, whom he defeated at the Trine Invitational on Nov. 11.
  • Freshmen Erik Arnegard (Waterford, Mich./Waterford Mott) at 165 pounds and Wesley Barnes (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge) at 184 pounds held down their weight classes in Alma's dual with Messiah College. Arnegard won a 9-8 decision over Kevin Diehl while Barnes defeated Victor DeFrance by pinfall in 3:14.
  • Sophomore Jake Anderson (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) earned the third victory for Alma in its dual with Waynesburg, defeating Matt Lascola in a 12-1 major decision.


  • Taylor McPhail improved his season record to an undefeated 8-0.
  • Brendan Ladd has won his last seven matches, holding a 12-2 record on the season.

What's Next

The next stop for Alma will be Ada, Ohio, to compete in the Ohio Northern Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Dual-by-Dual Results

No. 24 Waynesburg 37, Alma 16

  • 125: Tristan Buxton (Waynesburg) over Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma) Maj 11-1
  • 133: Josh Kuslock (Waynesburg) over Chase Beecher (Alma) Fall 4:36
  • 141: Brendan Ladd (Alma) over Anthony Mastrangelo (Waynesburg) Fall 2:41
  • 149: Jake Anderson (Alma) over Matt Lascola (Waynesburg) Maj 12-1
  • 157: Zach Mackall (Waynesburg) over Richie Scroggins (Alma) Fall 2:04
  • 165: Derek Hull (Waynesburg) over Joe Vondrasek (Alma) Dec 14-7
  • 174: Landon Lohr (Waynesburg) over Austin Fox (Alma) Inj 5:00
  • 184: Mike Millero (Waynesburg) over Jeff Kline (Alma) Fall 5:47
  • 197: Taylor McPhail (Alma) over Joshua Sneeringer (Waynesburg) Fall 1:40
  • 285: Jake Evans (Waynesburg) over Austin Popp (Alma) Fall 0:20

No. 9 Baldwin-Wallace 39, Alma 9

  • 125: Christopher Doyle (Baldwin Wallace) over Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma) Maj 13-2
  • 133: Charles Nash (Baldwin Wallace) over Chase Beecher (Alma) Fall 2:24
  • 141: Brendan Ladd (Alma) over Tanner Mchugh (Baldwin Wallace) Dec 7-1
  • 149: Nicholas Sbrocco (Baldwin Wallace) over Jake Anderson (Alma) Maj 10-2
  • 157: Richard Burke (Baldwin Wallace) over Richie Scroggins (Alma) Fall 1:37
  • 165: Benjamin Hooff (Baldwin Wallace) over Erik Arnegard (Alma) TF 15-0
  • 174: Justin Ransom (Baldwin Wallace) over Joe Vondrasek (Alma) Maj 15-4
  • 184: Zeckary Lehman (Baldwin Wallace) over Wesley Barnes (Alma) Maj 12-4
  • 197: Taylor McPhail (Alma) over Tyler Maclellan (Baldwin Wallace) Fall 6:26
  • 285: Gabriel Mahaney (Baldwin Wallace) over Austin Popp (Alma) Fall 1:55

Wilkes (PA) 34, Alma 8

No. 6 Messiah 31, Alma 17

No. 22 Mount Union 41, Alma 9

  • 125: Nick Mancini (Mount Union) won in forfeit
  • 133: Nolan Wochna (Mount Union) over Chase Beecher (Alma) Fall 3:37
  • 141: Brendan Ladd (Alma) over Alec Cotton (Mount Union) Dec 3-2
  • 149: Luke Hernandez (Mount Union) over Jake Anderson (Alma) Maj 21-9
  • 157: Michael McIntire (Mount Union) over Richie Scroggins (Alma) Fall 1:01
  • 165: Richard Rush (Mount Union) over Joe Vondrasek (Alma) Fall 1:03
  • 174: Anthony Rupert (Mount Union) over Erik Arnegard (Alma) Fall 2:51
  • 184: Robert Valenti (Mount Union) over Wesley Barnes (Alma) Maj 15-3
  • 197: Taylor McPhail (Alma) over Nick Corvo (Mount Union) Fall 2:33
  • 285: Cody Carr (Mount Union) over Austin Popp (Alma) Dec 7-3