By Harrison LaLone, Sports Information student assistant
Olivet, Mich. - The Alma College wrestling team travelled to Olivet for their dual with the Comets on Thursday (Jan. 11). Olivet College entered the meet ranked 13th in the nation in the most recent National Wrestling Coaches Association poll from Jan. 8. The Scots fell to Olivet by a team score of 38-9.
- At 141 pounds, sophomore Brendan Ladd (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) earned six points for the Scots, pinning Olivet's Andre Bourlier in just 71 seconds. Ladd entered the meet ranked eighth in the country in the latest d3wrestle.com poll published on Jan. 10.
- Sophomore Jake Anderson (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) added three points, defeating Drew Mandell in a 10-9 decision to build off his 16-1 performance in the dual with Trine on Jan. 6.
- At 125 pounds, freshman Austin Wiezcorek (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood) took 21st-ranked Jared Brickley to a hard-fought 3-2 decision that ended in favor of Brickley.
- Ladd's pin of Bourlier on Thursday tied his second-fastest victory of the season. Ladd's fastest pin of the season (59 seconds) came at the North Central Invitational on Dec. 9.
- The 141-pound matchup of Ladd and Bourlier was a rematch from the Trine Invitational on Nov. 11 where Ladd claimed victory in a tight 6-4 decision.
- Olivet entered the meet with three wrestlers ranked in the most recent d3wrestling.com poll: #7 Tyler Grimsley (165 pounds), #13 Haydn Kinjorski (174 pounds), and #21 Jared Brickley (125 pounds).
The Scots return home to host Davenport University on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The dual with the Panthers is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Results (Olivet 38, Alma 9)
125 - #21 Jared Brickley (Olivet) over Austin Wieczorek (Alma) (Dec 3-2)
133 - Spencer Fox (Olivet) over Chase Beecher (Alma College) (MD 18-7)
141 - #8 Brendan Ladd (Alma) over Andre Bourlier (Olivet) (Fall 1:11)
149 - Jake Anderson (Alma) over Drew Mandell (Olivet) (Dec 10-9)
157 - John Leark (Olivet) over Gus Richter (Alma) (TF 18-0 2:40)
165 - #7 Tyler Grimsley (Olivet) over Joe Vondrasek (Alma) (MD 17-9)
174 - #13 Haydn Kinjorski (Olivet) over Erik Arnegard (Alma) (Fall 2:38)
184 - Ryan Clark (Olivet) over Wesley Barnes (Alma) (MD 19-10)
197 - Jack Tromp (Olivet) win via forfeit
285 - Trevor Piggott (Olivet) over Austin Popp (Alma) (Dec. 8-4)