Ladd wins weight class at Ohio Northern Invitational

Ladd wins weight class at Ohio Northern Invitational

By Harrison LaLone, Sports Information student assistant

Ada, Ohio - The Alma College wrestling team travelled to the campus of Ohio Northern University for the Ohio Northern Invitational on Saturday (Dec. 2). Sophomore Brendan Ladd (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) took home the title as the best 141-pound wrestler on the day, winning his bracket, while senior Taylor McPhail (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) took second in the 197-pound class.

As a team, the Scots finished eighth out of the 11 teams competing. 

How It Happened

  • At 141 pounds, Brendan Ladd led the day for the Scots, claiming victory in all four of his matches. Ladd won twice by pinfall, once by way of a technical fall, and once by a 16-2 major decision over Dean Roberts of Olivet College.
  • At 197 pounds, Taylor McPhail worked through his first three matches with ease, earning two first-period pins and a technical fall. McPhail had to settle for second in his class, dropping an 11-5 decision to Drew Kasper of Otterbein University (OH).
  • Freshmen Chase Beecher (Clio, Mich./Clio) and Joe Vondrasek (Owosso, Mich./Owosso) earned sixth-place finishes in the 125- and 165-pound classes, respectively. Vondrasek worked his way to the championship semifinal before fighting his way back to sixth. Unlike Vondrasek, Beecher found himself in the consolation bracket early, but worked all the way back to his sixth-place showing.

What's Next

The Scots will travel to Naperville, Ill., next weekend to participate in the North Central Invitational, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the campus of North Central College.

Results

125 - Austin Wieczorek's place is 7th

Champ. Round 1 - Austin Wieczorek (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Michael Beets (Campbellsville University) won by decision over Austin Wieczorek (Alma College) (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Austin Wieczorek (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Austin Wieczorek (Alma College) won by decision over Garret Cleveland (Olivet) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Austin Wieczorek (Alma College) won by decision over Clinton Wells (Trine University) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 5 - Mason Brainard (Heidelberg University) won by decision over Austin Wieczorek (Alma College) (Dec 11-4)
7th Place Match - Austin Wieczorek (Alma College) won by major decision over Nathaniel Stubblefield (Tiffin University) (Maj 8-0)

133 - Chase Beecher's place is 6th

Champ. Round 1 - Chase Beecher (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Kolten Radaz (Campbellsville University) won by decision over Chase Beecher (Alma College) (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Chase Beecher (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Chase Beecher (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 4 - Chase Beecher (Alma College) won by tech fall over Brandan Kammer (Adrian College) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 5 - Chase Beecher (Alma College) won by decision over Dominic Pecararo (Trine University) (Dec 10-8)
Cons. Semi - Giuseppe Penzone (Tiffin University) won by decision over Chase Beecher (Alma College) (Dec 8-7)
5th Place Match - Matt Mueller (Washington & Lee) won by decision over Chase Beecher (Alma College) (Dec 5-2)

141 - Brendan Ladd's place is 1st

Champ. Round 1 - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) won by tech fall over Jevyn Pratt (Ohio Northern University) (TF 17-0)
Quarterfinal - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) won by major decision over Dean Roberts (Olivet) (Maj 16-2)
Semifinal - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) won by fall over Slade Todd (Heidelberg University) (Fall 2:47)
1st Place Match - Brendan Ladd (Alma College) won by fall over Collin Adkins (Tiffin University) (Fall 2:45)

149 - Jacob Smith

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Smith (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Noah Nieman (Adrian College) won by fall over Jacob Smith (Alma College) (Fall 2:21)
Cons. Round 2 - Jacob Smith (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Michael Duzzny (Otterbein) won by decision over Jacob Smith (Alma College) (Dec 8-6)

149 - Jake Anderson

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Anderson (Alma College) won by major decision over Michael Duzzny (Otterbein) (Maj 12-4)
Champ. Round 2 - Jaedin Sklapsky (Campbellsville University) won by fall over Jacob Anderson (Alma College) (Fall 1:48)
Cons. Round 2 - Jacob Anderson (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Jacob Anderson (Alma College) won by fall over Bradley Payne (Olivet) (Fall 4:10)
Cons. Round 4 - Schuyler Caprella (Ohio Northern University) won by tech fall over Jacob Anderson (Alma College) (TF 16-0)

157 - Gus Richter

Champ. Round 1 - Chris White (Heidelberg University) won by decision over Grayson Richter (Alma College) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Grayson Richter (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Garcia (Adrian College) won by decision over Grayson Richter (Alma College) (Dec 8-2)

165 - Joe Vondrasek's place is 6th

Champ. Round 1 - Joseph Vondrasek (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Joseph Vondrasek (Alma College) won by fall over Zachary Goff (Olivet) (Fall 1:51)
Quarterfinal - Joseph Vondrasek (Alma College) won by major decision over Willy Plaisir (Otterbein) (Maj 10-2)
Semifinal - Zachary Bierfeldt (Tiffin University) won by fall over Joseph Vondrasek (Alma College) (Fall 0:21)
Cons. Semi - Nicholas Worden (Olivet) won by fall over Joseph Vondrasek (Alma College) (Fall 5:25)
5th Place Match - Seth Meyer (Ohio Northern University) won by tech fall over Joseph Vondrasek (Alma College) (TF 17-0)

165 - Erik Arnegard

Champ. Round 1 - Erik Arnegard (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Erik Arnegard (Alma College) won by forfeit over Andrew Taylor (Washington & Lee) (FF)
Quarterfinal - Richard Screptock (Tiffin University) won by tech fall over Erik Arnegard (Alma College) (TF 18-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Nicholas Worden (Olivet) won by tech fall over Erik Arnegard (Alma College) (TF 18-3)

174 - Austin Fox

Champ. Round 1 - Austin Fox (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Justin Brown (Campbellsville University) won by decision over Austin Fox (Alma College) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Austin Fox (Alma College) won by fall over Jacob Thompson (Ohio Northern University) (Fall 3:38)
Cons. Round 3 - Bryce Hessler (Otterbein) won by decision over Austin Fox (Alma College) (Dec 10-6)

184 - Wesley Barnes

Champ. Round 1 - Wesley Barnes (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Wesley Barnes (Alma College) won by decision over Sam Burge (Trine University) (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal - Charles Sharon (Campbellsville University) won by fall over Wesley Barnes (Alma College) (Fall 1:39)
Cons. Round 4 - Alex Bair (Ohio Northern University) won by tech fall over Wesley Barnes (Alma College) (TF 15-0)

197 - Taylor McPhail's place is 2nd

Champ. Round 1 - Taylor McPhail (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Taylor McPhail (Alma College) won by tech fall over Rick Thomas (Otterbein) (TF 16-0)
Quarterfinal - Taylor McPhail (Alma College) won by fall over Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian College) (Fall 1:30)
Semifinal - Taylor McPhail (Alma College) won by fall over Tyler Hammack (Heidelberg University) (Fall 1:58)
1st Place Match - Drew Kasper (Otterbein) won by decision over Taylor McPhail (Alma College) (Dec 11-5)

285 - Austin Popp

Champ. Round 1 - Chase Carter (Tiffin University) won in tie breaker - 1 over Austin Popp (Alma College) (TB-1 2-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Austin Popp (Alma College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Noah Fayling (Trine University) won by decision over Austin Popp (Alma College) (Dec 3-2)