Cooper Shines For Alma

Cooper Shines For Alma

North Manchester, Ind. –The Alma College wrestling team took home 10thplace at Manchester University's Spartan Mat Classic Saturday (Jan. 12). Junior Zachary Cooper (Chippewa Hills, Mich. / Whitehall) won his weight class where he didn't give up a single point in his five matches on the day. 

What Happened 

  • Cooper's dominance started with a win by technical fall just 1:19 into the bout. After two wins by pin, Cooper finished off with a win by tech fall in both the semifinals and the finals. The junior is still undefeated this season with an 18-0 record. 
  • Freshman Dylan Seaton (Port Huron, Mich. / Port Huron Northern) won three times at the tournament including one by tech fall and one by major decision in what ended up being a solid day where he took sixth place.
  • Sophomore Mason Priest (Grandville, Mich. / Grandville) had four wins during his time at the tournament in what was a seventh-place day. Priest started with a close decision win and then after falling into the consolation side of the bracket, the sophomore reeled off three straight wins. 
  • Freshman Jayce Kuehnlein (St. Louis, Mich. / St. Louis) began his run through the 157 lb weight class with back-to-back wins. After losing by a close decision in the quarterfinals, the freshman bounced back to a win on his way to a seventh-place finish. 

What He Said

"Long day of wrestling, guys wrestled real well. We had several guys who went 3-2 or 2-2 and it didn't finish how they wanted but they had good days. So overall it was a good day." – Head Coach Jeremiah Tobias. 

Up Next 

The Scots prepare for another MIAA dual as Olivet College comes to Art Smith Arena on Thursday at 7 p.m. Both teams enter the match with 1-0 conference records.