Grapplers Take Down Bulldogs

Grapplers Take Down Bulldogs

ADRIAN, MICH.  --  The Trine University wrestling team posted a convincing win against Adrian (Mich.) College, 33-10, in a dual meet at the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center in Adrian, Mich.

With the win, the Thunder improve their dual meet record to 6-2 this season and have now won four straight.

Trine captured eight of the 10 individual matches which began with a forfeit victory right at the start at 125 pounds that gave the Thunder an early 6-0 lead.  In the very next match at 133 pounds, freshman Davynn Schneider (Allegan, Mich./Allegan) picked up another six points with a pin against Adrian's Dominic Paterra to make the score 12-0.  He needed 1:51 to win by pin.

Junior Caleb Maddox (Russiaville, Ind./Western) kept the early momentum going for Trine in his 141-pound bout and won by decision with a score of 11-4 to increase the Trine lead to a commanding, 15-0.

Following a win by Adrian at 149 pounds via major decision that put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard, the Thunder won the next five matchups that included a pin by sophomore Austin Farrell (Hopkins, Mich./Allegan), his team-leading sixth of the season, at 184 pounds in a time of 1:35.

Sophomores Jacob Taylor (Battle Creek, Mich./Battle Creek Central), Anthony Neal (Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis) and freshmen Riley Rasler (LaGrange, Ind./Prairie Heights) and Brandon Minear (Aurora, Colo./Regis Jesuit) all won their respective matches by decision as the Thunder went on to win the overall match by the final score of 33-10.

Trine will next travel to North Manchester, Ind. to take part in the Manchester University Spartan Mat Classic on Saturday, Jan. 13.  The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Trine at Adrian
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Merillat Sport and Fitness Center
Adrian, Mich. 


125 - Clinton Wells (Trine) won by forfeit (Trine 6, Adrian 0)
133 - Davynn Schneider (Trine) pinned Dominic Paterra (Adrian), 1:51, (Trine 12, Adrian 0)
141 - Caleb Maddox (Trine) decision Maxwell Garmo-Katsiroubas (Adrian), 11-4, (Trine 15, Adrian 0)
149 - Noah Nieman (Adrian) major decision Jeffrey Helm (Trine), 11-2, (Trine 15, Adrian 4)
157 - Riley Rasler (Trine) decision Dylan Steward (Adrian), 8-4, (Trine 18, Adrian 4)
165 - Brandon Minear (Trine) decision Bryant Moore (Adrian), 4-3, (Trine 21, Adrian 4)
174 - Jacob Taylor (Trine) decision Michael Jacobs (Adrian), 5-3, (Trine 24, Adrian 4)
184 - Austin Farrell (Trine) pinned Ethan Garcia (Adrian), 1:35, (Trine 30, Adrian 4)
197 - Anthony Neal (Trine) decision Jake Burns, 13-12, (Trine 33, Adrian 4) 
285 - Zach Rieger (Adrian) pinned Zach Saylor (Trine), 4:12, (Trine 33, Adrian 10)