Men's Wrestling Hosts Successful First-Ever Adrian Bulldogs Invitational; Records Six Placers

Junior Clarence Kennedy notches one of his three falls to finish eighth in the 197-pound flight at the Adrian Bulldogs Invitational Saturday. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)
Junior Clarence Kennedy notches one of his three falls to finish eighth in the 197-pound flight at the Adrian Bulldogs Invitational Saturday. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)

ADRIAN, Mich.--Adrian College senior co-captain Zach Rieger captured the 285-pound championship in overtime to cap a successful day of the first-ever Adrian Bulldogs Men's Wrestling Invitational on Saturday at the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center field house. Approximately 1,000 people attended the event which featured action on six mats simultaneously.

Wabash, which is ranked 21st in NCAA Division III, led the nine-team field with 200 points, followed by No. 25 Heidelberg (115.5), John Carroll (113.0), Mott Community College (96.5), Washington & Jefferson (82.5), Adrian (70), NCAA Division II Lourdes (70), Henry Ford Junior College (44) and Thiel (29.0). 

Rieger started the season 3-0 with victories over Max Bishop of nationally-ranked Wabash, 7-2 decision, Heidelberg's Christian Climer via a technical fall in 6 minutes, 21 seconds, and nipped Wade Ripple from Wabash with a 5-3 sudden-victory. Rieger is ranked No. 9 by D3wrestle.com and No. 10 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Bulldog teammates freshman Malachi Greene and junior co-captain Dominic Paterra finished in seventh and eighth place, respectively, at 133. Greene went 3-2 on the day and Paterra won two bouts as the former beat the latter in the seventh-place match.

At 157, Adrian sophomore Dylan Steward is receiving votes for national rankings in D3wrestle.com. He opened the 2017-18 season with a 4-2 record. One of his highlights was a 7-minute pin over Joshua Armstrong out of W&J. Steward reached the third-place match after a thrilling 12-10 win over Thiel's Jason Miller in the consolation semifinals.

Freshman Bryant Moore reached the fifth-place match at 165 before leaving with an injury. Moore won his first collegiate match in an AC singlet with a 58-second pin against Jasper Gallardo from Lourdes University.

Junior Clarence Kennedy recorded three of Adrian's six pins on the afternoon on the way to an eighth-place showing at 197. After losing to HFC's Robert Jewell in the opening bout in a 34-second fall, Kennedy stormed back in the wrestlebacks to eventually meet again with Jewell for seventh place but Jewell won by a 70-second pinfall.

Adrian returns to the mat next Saturday at the Trine University Invitational in Angola, Ind., starting at 10 a.m.

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Adrian Results (by weight class)

133 - Malachi Greene (3-2) placed 7th and scored 11.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Malachi Greene (Adrian) 3-2 won by fall over Jeremy Thompson (Mott Community College) 1-2 (Fall 3:00)
    Quarterfinal - Riley Lomenick (Wabash) 4-1 won by major decision over Malachi Greene (Adrian) 3-2 (MD 9-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Malachi Greene (Adrian) 3-2 won by fall over Matthew O`Connor (Thiel) 1-2 (Fall 4:40)
    Cons. Round 3 - Santos Alvarez (Henry Ford College) 4-2 won by decision over Malachi Greene (Adrian) 3-2 (Dec 6-1)
    7th Place Match - Malachi Greene (Adrian) 3-2 won by medical forfeit over Dominic Paterra (Adrian) 2-3 (M. For.)

133 - Brandan Kammer (0-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Arthur Payne (Mott Community College) 4-0 won by tech fall over Brandan Kammer (Adrian) 0-2 (TF-1.5 5:00 (20-3))
    Cons. Round 1 - John Moll (Wabash) 1-2 won by major decision over Brandan Kammer (Adrian) 0-2 (MD 8-0)

133 - Dominic Paterra (2-3) placed 8th.
    Champ. Round 1 - Dominic Paterra (Adrian) 2-3 won by decision over Jonah shillings (Wabash) 0-2 (Dec 5-3)
    Quarterfinal - owen Doster (Wabash) 2-3 won by fall over Dominic Paterra (Adrian) 2-3 (Fall 6:31)
    Cons. Round 2 - Dominic Paterra (Adrian) 2-3 won by decision over John Moll (Wabash) 1-2 (Dec 10-7)
    Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Roberts (Lourdes University) 4-2 won by decision over Dominic Paterra (Adrian) 2-3 (Dec 6-5)
    7th Place Match - Malachi Greene (Adrian) 3-2 won by medical forfeit over Dominic Paterra (Adrian) 2-3 (M. For.)

141 - Emmanuel Rankine (0-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jarrod Brezovec (John Carroll) 4-0 won by fall over Emmanuel Rankine (Adrian) 0-2 (Fall 2:09)
    Cons. Round 1 - Michael Heinl (Washington and Jefferson) 19-15 won by fall over Emmanuel Rankine (Adrian) 0-2 (Fall 1:36)

141 - James Renaud (1-2) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - James Renaud (Adrian) 1-2 won by fall over Vincent Palm (Washington and Jefferson) 1-2 (Fall 2:56)
    Quarterfinal - Brice Everson (Wabash) 3-1 won by fall over James Renaud (Adrian) 1-2 (Fall 2:49)
    Cons. Round 2 - Michael Heinl (Washington and Jefferson) 19-15 won by tech fall over James Renaud (Adrian) 1-2 (TF-1.5 2:48 (16-0))

149 - Noah Nieman (1-2) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jared Timberman (Wabash) 5-0 won by fall over Noah Nieman (Adrian) 1-2 (Fall 4:52)
    Cons. Round 1 - Noah Nieman (Adrian) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Noah Nieman (Adrian) 1-2 won by decision over Cameron Wyka (Henry Ford College) 1-2 (Dec 8-2)
    Cons. Round 3 - Michael Nagy (Washington and Jefferson) 1-2 won by decision over Noah Nieman (Adrian) 1-2 (Dec 5-3)

149 - Loren Mason Jr. (0-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Wyka (Henry Ford College) 1-2 won by major decision over Loren Mason Jr. (Adrian) 0-2 (MD 17-5)
    Cons. Round 1 - Loren Mason Jr. (Adrian) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Richard Bogetich (Heidelberg) 1-2 won by decision over Loren Mason Jr. (Adrian) 0-2 (Dec 8-3)

157 - Antonio Raona (0-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Antonio Raona (Adrian) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Jason Miller (Thiel) 3-3 won by tech fall over Antonio Raona (Adrian) 0-2 (TF-1.5 1:31 (16-1))
    Cons. Round 2 - Antonio Raona (Adrian) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Connor Guzior (Wabash) 4-2 won by fall over Antonio Raona (Adrian) 0-2 (Fall 3:12)

157 - Travis Barnes (0-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Micah Keller (Wabash) 1-2 won by fall over Travis Barnes (Adrian) 0-2 (Fall 6:08)
    Cons. Round 1 - Travis Barnes (Adrian) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Joshua Armstrong (Washington and Jefferson) 12-13 won by major decision over Travis Barnes (Adrian) 0-2 (MD 14-6)

157 - Ethan Garcia (0-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Hatch (Wabash) 5-0 won by fall over Ethan Garcia (Adrian) 0-2 (Fall 0:37)
    Cons. Round 1 - Ethan Garcia (Adrian) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Anmar Al-Abolidi (Henry Ford College) 3-2 won by decision over Ethan Garcia (Adrian) 0-2 (Dec 11-6)

157 - Dylan Steward (4-2) placed 4th and scored 15.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Steward (Adrian) 4-2 won by decision over Connor Guzior (Wabash) 4-2 (Dec 8-1)
    Champ. Round 2 - Dylan Steward (Adrian) 4-2 won by fall over Joshua Armstrong (Washington and Jefferson) 12-13 (Fall 7:00)
    Quarterfinal - Dylan Steward (Adrian) 4-2 won by major decision over Kendall Newell (Heidelberg) 4-2 (MD 19-6)
    Semifinal - Kyle Hatch (Wabash) 5-0 won by fall over Dylan Steward (Adrian) 4-2 (Fall 3:23)
    Cons. Semi - Dylan Steward (Adrian) 4-2 won by decision over Jason Miller (Thiel) 3-3 (Dec 12-10)
    3rd Place Match - Hunter Neely (Washington and Jefferson) 26-6 won by major decision over Dylan Steward (Adrian) 4-2 (MD 12-3)

165 - Bryant Moore (3-3) placed 6th and scored 10.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Bryant Moore (Adrian) 3-3 won by fall over Jasper Gallardo (Lourdes University) 0-2 (Fall 0:58)
    Quarterfinal - Anthony Cicciarelli (Wabash) 3-2 won by decision over Bryant Moore (Adrian) 3-3 (Dec 4-3)
    Cons. Round 2 - Bryant Moore (Adrian) 3-3 won by decision over Trevor Patterson (Adrian) 1-2 (Dec 9-4)
    Cons. Round 3 - Bryant Moore (Adrian) 3-3 won by decision over Mike Andrzejewski (Lourdes University) 2-3 (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Semi - Chris White (Heidelberg) 4-1 won by decision over Bryant Moore (Adrian) 3-3 (Dec 7-3)
    5th Place Match - Stefan Johnson (Lourdes University) 4-2 won by injury default over Bryant Moore (Adrian) 3-3 (Inj. 0:00)

165 - Trevor Patterson (1-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Gates (Lourdes University) 1-2 won by fall over Trevor Patterson (Adrian) 1-2 (Fall 5:58)
    Cons. Round 1 - Trevor Patterson (Adrian) 1-2 won by fall over Tyler Houston (Lourdes University) 0-2 (Fall 2:35)
    Cons. Round 2 - Bryant Moore (Adrian) 3-3 won by decision over Trevor Patterson (Adrian) 1-2 (Dec 9-4)

174 - Delonte Myers (1-2) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Delonte Myers (Adrian) 1-2 won by major decision over Jack Noll (Heidelberg) 0-2 (MD 12-3)
    Quarterfinal - Alex Miller (Washington and Jefferson) 17-13 won by fall over Delonte Myers (Adrian) 1-2 (Fall 5:54)
    Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Tarrence (Mott Community College) 2-3 won by tech fall over Delonte Myers (Adrian) 1-2 (TF-1.5 1:57 (16-0))

174 - Michael Jacobs (0-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jeremiah Slagle (Heidelberg) 3-2 won by major decision over Michael Jacobs (Adrian) 0-2 (MD 11-3)
    Cons. Round 1 - Alex Dague (Wabash) 2-3 won by decision over Michael Jacobs (Adrian) 0-2 (Dec 8-3)

184 - Zac Reynolds (1-2) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Zac Reynolds (Adrian) 1-2 won by decision over Will Amberger (Wabash) 1-3 (Dec 16-13)
    Quarterfinal - William Oberschelp (Washington and Jefferson) 34-23 won by decision over Zac Reynolds (Adrian) 1-2 (Dec 9-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Christian Hipsher (John Carroll) 3-2 won by fall over Zac Reynolds (Adrian) 1-2 (Fall 4:36)

197 - Clarence Kennedy (3-3) placed 8th.
    Champ. Round 1 - Robert Jewell (Henry Ford College) 4-2 won by fall over Clarence Kennedy (Adrian) 3-3 (Fall 0:34)
    Cons. Round 1 - Clarence Kennedy (Adrian) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Clarence Kennedy (Adrian) 3-3 won by fall over Hunter Jacks (Lourdes University) 0-2 (Fall 4:33)
    Cons. Round 3 - Clarence Kennedy (Adrian) 3-3 won by fall over Seth McCrea (Thiel) 0-2 (Fall 2:12)
    Cons. Round 4 - Clarence Kennedy (Adrian) 3-3 won by fall over Marcus Deren (Lourdes University) 1-2 (Fall 6:01)
    Cons. Round 5 - Chris Wilson (Wabash) 4-2 won by fall over Clarence Kennedy (Adrian) 3-3 (Fall 2:07)
    7th Place Match - Robert Jewell (Henry Ford College) 4-2 won by fall over Clarence Kennedy (Adrian) 3-3 (Fall 1:10)

197 - Jaykeb Thorp (2-2) place is unknown and scored 5.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Martin Shulik (Washington and Jefferson) 3-2 won by decision over Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian) 2-2 (Dec 1-0)
    Cons. Round 1 - Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian) 2-2 won by fall over Isaiah Dobbs (Lourdes University) 0-2 (Fall 0:35)
    Cons. Round 3 - Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian) 2-2 won by forfeit over Russell Porter (John Carroll) 0-2 (For.)
    Cons. Round 4 - Robert Jewell (Henry Ford College) 4-2 won by fall over Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian) 2-2 (Fall 4:22)

285 - Donald Moses III (1-2) place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Donald Moses III (Adrian) 1-2 won by decision over Devlen Kuschel (Henry Ford College) 0-2 (Dec 5-2)
    Quarterfinal - Ben Ferguson (Lourdes University) 3-2 won by decision over Donald Moses III (Adrian) 1-2 (Dec 7-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Christian Redmond (Wabash) 3-3 won by decision over Donald Moses III (Adrian) 1-2 (Dec 2-1)

285 - Zachary Rieger (3-0) placed 1st and scored 20.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Zachary Rieger (Adrian) 3-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Zachary Rieger (Adrian) 3-0 won by decision over Max Bishop (Wabash) 5-1 (Dec 7-2)
    Semifinal - Zachary Rieger (Adrian) 3-0 won by tech fall over Christian Climer (Heidelberg) 3-2 (TF-1.5 6:25 (21-3))
    1st Place Match - Zachary Rieger (Adrian) 3-0 won in sudden victory - 1 over Wade Ripple (Wabash) 3-1 (SV-1 5-3)