Wrestling team places second at Mid-States Conference Tournament

Wrestling team places second at Mid-States Conference Tournament

OLIVET, Mich. – The Olivet College wrestling team hosted the 2017 Mid-States Conference Tournament inside The Cutler Event Center, and finished the day in second-place.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The tournament featured eight teams.
  • Wabash (Ind.) College won the championship with 190 points, followed by the Comets in second with 121 points.
  • Olivet had three wrestlers finish in second-place in their respective weight class.
  • Freshman 125-pounder Garret Cleveland was the runner-up with a 2-1 record. He began the day with an 11-1 major decision over Thomas Schnitker from Heidelberg and then beat Alan Mock from Manchester, 11-7. In the championship match, Cleveland fell to Aaron Parr-Besemer from Alma, 19-12.
  • Junior 165-pounder John Leark placed second with a 2-1 mark. He posted back-to-back major decisions, 14-6 over Max Dole from Ohio Northern and 16-7 over Jeff Mucha from Wabash, before dropping an 8-2 decision to Ethan Herrin in the championship match.
  • Senior 197-pounder Kyle Carter was second with a 2-1 record. He pinned Riley Griffin from Alma in 1:52 and Patrick Brown from Heidelberg in 4:13 to advance to the championship match. Carter medically forfeited the championship bout to three-time defending NCAA DIII national champion Riley Lefever from Wabash.
  • Junior Ryan Clark had a 4-2 record to finish in fourth-place in the 184-pound bracket.
  • Senior Ross Pennock finished with a 3-2 mark to place fourth in the 157-pound bracket.
  • Senior Lake Bennett pinned Jordan Napier from Manchester in 14 seconds for the fastest fall in school history in the 157-pound weight class.

OLIVET RESULTS BY WEIGHT CLASS

TEAM RESULTS

1. Wabash 190.0, 2. OLIVET 121.0, 3. Heidelberg 106.5, 4. Adrian 80.0, 5. Alma 77.0, 6. Ohio Northern 67.5, 7. Trine 63.5, 8. Manchester 37.5.

UP NEXT

  • The Comets will participate in the 2017 NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at the War Allen Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The top three finishers in each weight class will punch their ticket to the 2017 NCAA DIII National Championships March 10-11 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.