Sophomore Dylan Steward Leads @ac_bulldogs at Trine University Men's Wrestling Invitational

Sophomore Dylan Steward had a second-place finish in the 157-pound bout to lead Adrian at the Trine University Invitational Saturday. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)
Sophomore Dylan Steward had a second-place finish in the 157-pound bout to lead Adrian at the Trine University Invitational Saturday. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)

ANGOLA, Ind.--The Adrian College men's wrestling team earned 27 points to place ninth at the 11-team Trine University Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Dylan Steward, who is receiving votes in the national rankings for his weight class by D3wrestle.com, paved the way for the Bulldogs as the 157-pound runner-up. He went undefeated through a first-round bye and three matches before meeting Chase Hack of NAIA-scholarship Indiana Tech in the title bout. There, Steward and Hack battled in a tight match before the former prevailed by decision, 9-6.

At 149, freshman Noah Nieman tied his best outing in his young Bulldogs career with a fourth-place showing. After receiving a first-round bye, Nieman defeated Baldwin Wallace's Kevin Kelly in a 6-2 decision and pinned Rafael Roman of North Central-Illinois in a 6-minute, 3-second pin. In the championship semifinals, Roman's teammate Ben Williamson served a major decision over Nieman, who bounced back in his next match with a slim 3-1 decision against Kevin Kelly from Baldwin Wallace. In the third-place match, B-W's Stanley Bleich won by 12-5 decision over Nieman.

In the team standings, North Central-Illinois beat B-W 119.5 points to 96.

Next up, Adrian will host Manchester in its dual home debut on Thursday (7 p.m.) on High School Night at the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center.

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Trine Invitational Results for Adrian College:

Varsity 133
Brandan Kammer's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Dante Ginnetti (Baldwin Wallace) won by fall over Brandan Kammer (Adrian College ) (Fall 2:04)
Cons. Round 1 - Sean Ferguson (Wheaton (IL)) won by fall over Brandan Kammer (Adrian College ) (Fall 4:08)

Varsity 133
Dominic Paterra's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Corey Robinson (Muskegon Community College) won by major decision over Dominic Paterra (Adrian College ) (Maj 12-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Chase Beecher (Alma ) won by decision over Dominic Paterra (Adrian College ) (Dec 12-5)

Varsity 141
James Renaud's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - James Renaud (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Caleb Maddox (Trine University) won by decision over James Renaud (Adrian College ) (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 2 - James Renaud (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - James Renaud (Adrian College ) won by major decision over Mason Priest (Alma ) (Maj 12-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Tanner Mchugh (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over James Renaud (Adrian College ) (Maj 16-8)

Varsity 141
Emmanuel Rankine's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Rink (North Central (IL)) won by tech fall over Emmanuel Rankine (Adrian College ) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Emmanuel Rankine (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Chaise Hauck (University of Chicago) won by fall over Emmanuel Rankine (Adrian College ) (Fall 3:14)

Varsity 149
Noah Nieman's place is 4th and has scored 7.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Noah Nieman (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Noah Nieman (Adrian College ) won by decision over Kevin Kelly (Baldwin Wallace) (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal - Noah Nieman (Adrian College ) won by fall over Rafael Roman (North Central (IL)) (Fall 6:03)
Semifinal - Ben Williamson (North Central (IL)) won by major decision over Noah Nieman (Adrian College ) (Maj 9-0)
Cons. Semi - Noah Nieman (Adrian College ) won by decision over Kevin Kelly (Baldwin Wallace) (Dec 3-1)
3rd Place Match - Stanley Bleich (Baldwin Wallace) won by decision over Noah Nieman (Adrian College ) (Dec 12-5)

Varsity 149
Garrett Gelinski's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tony Vasquez (Indiana Tech) won in sudden victory - 1 over Garrett Gelinski (Adrian College ) (SV-1 8-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Garrett Gelinski (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Garrett Gelinski (Adrian College ) won by fall over Jacob Smith (Alma ) (Fall 2:23)
Cons. Round 3 - Kevin Kelly (Baldwin Wallace) won by decision over Garrett Gelinski (Adrian College ) (Dec 6-4)

Varsity 157
Dylan Steward's place is 2nd and has scored 12.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Steward (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Dylan Steward (Adrian College ) won by tech fall over Samuel Delarge (Baldwin Wallace) (TF 25-10)
Quarterfinal - Dylan Steward (Adrian College ) won by decision over Riley Rasler (Trine University) (Dec 14-7)
Semifinal - Dylan Steward (Adrian College ) won by decision over Trevor Scherf (Baldwin Wallace) (Dec 6-1)
1st Place Match - Chase Hack (Indiana Tech) won by decision over Dylan Steward (Adrian College ) (Dec 9-6)

Varsity 157
Antonio Raona's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Antonio Raona (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - John Leark (Olivet) won by tech fall over Antonio Raona (Adrian College ) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Antonio Raona (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Jason Crary (University of Chicago) won by tech fall over Antonio Raona (Adrian College ) (TF 16-0)

Varsity 157
Ethan Garcia's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Chase Hack (Indiana Tech) won by fall over Ethan Garcia (Adrian College ) (Fall 2:12)
Cons. Round 1 - Ethan Garcia (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Travis Barnes (Adrian College ) won by decision over Ethan Garcia (Adrian College ) (Dec 7-3)

Varsity 157
Travis Barnes's place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Travis Barnes (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Nathaniel Martin (Wheaton (IL)) won by decision over Travis Barnes (Adrian College ) (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Travis Barnes (Adrian College ) won by decision over Ethan Garcia (Adrian College ) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Will Britain (University of Chicago) won by tech fall over Travis Barnes (Adrian College ) (TF 21-4)

Varsity 165
Bryant Moore's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Seth Ferguson (Indiana Tech) won by decision over Bryant Moore (Adrian College ) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Bryant Moore (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Bryant Moore (Adrian College ) won by tech fall over Erik Arnegard (Alma ) (TF 17-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Stephen Kitko (Manchester) won by decision over Bryant Moore (Adrian College ) (Dec 8-3)

Varsity 174
Dawson Moll's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ronnell McGhee (Muskegon Community College) won by fall over Dawson Moll (Adrian College ) (Fall 1:33)
Cons. Round 1 - Joseph Vondrasek (Alma ) won by fall over Dawson Moll (Adrian College ) (Fall 2:04)

Varsity 174
Michael Jacobs's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Michael Jacobs (Adrian College ) won by major decision over Nicholas Guerra (Olivet) (Maj 11-1)
Quarterfinal - Grant Rathburn (Baldwin Wallace) won by tech fall over Michael Jacobs (Adrian College ) (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Adam Green (Baldwin Wallace) won by fall over Michael Jacobs (Adrian College ) (Fall 1:28)

Varsity 197
Jaykeb Thorp's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Raden Holmes (Olivet) won by fall over Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian College ) (Fall 6:01)
Cons. Round 2 - Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Quinton Mincy (University of Chicago) won by fall over Jaykeb Thorp (Adrian College ) (Fall 2:14)

Varsity 197
Clarence Kennedy's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Clarence Kennedy (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Timothy Blickle (Wheaton (IL)) won by decision over Clarence Kennedy (Adrian College ) (Dec 8-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Clarence Kennedy (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Baker Hadwan (Muskegon Community College) won by decision over Clarence Kennedy (Adrian College ) (Dec 6-2)

Varsity 285
Donald Moses Iii's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jalen Mcferrin-Pace (Olivet) won by decision over Donald Moses Iii (Adrian College ) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Donald Moses Iii (Adrian College ) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Austin Popp (Alma ) won in tie breaker - 2 over Donald Moses Iii (Adrian College ) (TB-2 4-3)

Varsity 285
Zachary Rieger's place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Zachary Rieger (Adrian College ) won by fall over Jermaine Chapman (Olivet) (Fall 0:40)
Champ. Round 2 - Zachary Rieger (Adrian College ) won by major decision over Noah Fayling (Trine University) (Maj 15-5)
Quarterfinal - Zachary Rieger (Adrian College ) won by decision over Trevor Piggott (Olivet) (Dec 9-3)
Semifinal - Ramon Correa (Muskegon Community College) won by decision over Zachary Rieger (Adrian College ) (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Semi - Audel Ochoa (North Central (IL)) won by medical forfeit over Zachary Rieger (Adrian College ) (MFF)