Burns, Rieger Capture Titles as Men's Wrestling Opens 2018 at NUWAY College Open/Mat Mayhem

The 2017-18 Adrian College men's wrestling coaching staff led by second-year head coach Bill Schindel, standing. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)
The 2017-18 Adrian College men's wrestling coaching staff led by second-year head coach Bill Schindel, standing. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Senior Zach Rieger and freshman Jake Burns won their respective weight classes on Thursday to spark Adrian's return to the schedule by opening 2018 at the Nuway College Open - Mat Mayhem held at War Memorial Coliseum. No team scores were reported.

Burns flattened the competition with five pins on a 5-0 record on his way to claiming the 197-pound title. He opened the morning with a 2-minute, 39-second victory over Elliott Porter out of Lindsey Wilson. He won his last two bouts against Missouri Valley College teammates in 29 seconds and Terry Martin in 3:26 in the semifinals and finals, respectively.

A team co-captain, Rieger went 5-0 to win at 285 pounds. His day included two pinfalls, one in 3 minutes over Jordan Festge of Wisconsin-Whitewater) and the other in 2:44 against Devin Uzelac out of NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit. After defeating Grand View University's Gary Whitaker by a 9-3 decision in the semifinals, he earned a medical forfeit over Seth Brennock from the Ohio State wrestling club in the final.

Adrian hosts Trine University on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center.

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Results for Adrian

Open 133--Dominic Paterra's place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jet Tryon (McKendree) won by major decision over Dominic Paterra (Adrian) (Maj 15-3)

Cons. Round 1 - Dominic Paterra (Adrian) won in sudden victory - 1 over Connor Allen (Indianapolis) (SV-1 13-11)

Cons. Round 2 - Austin Day (New York University) won by fall over Dominic Paterra (Adrian) (Fall 1:13)

Open 133--Brandon Kammer's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Charles Nash (Baldwin Wallace) won by fall over Brandon Kammer (Adrian) (Fall 3:32)

Cons. Round 1 - Eric Arias (Missouri Valley College) won by major decision over Brandon Kammer (Adrian) (Maj 19-8)

Open 141--Maxwell Garmo-Katsiroubas's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Maxwell Garmo-Katsiroubas (Adrian) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Davion Williams (Indiana Tech) won by tech fall over Maxwell Garmo-Katsiroubas (Adrian) (TF 18-0)

Cons. Round 2 - Nick Elias (Coe College) won by decision over Maxwell Garmo-Katsiroubas (Adrian) (Dec 12-7)

Open 149--Antonio Raona's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Prelim - Austin Leopard (Coe College) won by tech fall over Antonio Raona (Adrian) (TF 18-3)

Champ. Round 1 - Chris Wymer (Ithaca College) won by tech fall over Antonio Raona (Adrian) (TF 16-1)

Open 149--Emmanuel Rankine's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Prelim - Travis Allen (Belmont Abbey) won by major decision over Emmanuel Rankine (Adrian) (Maj 17-6)

Prelim - Kyle McDonald (Seton Hill University) won by decision over Emmanuel Rankine (Adrian) (Dec 7-4)

Open 149--Noah Nieman's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.

Prelim - Noah Nieman (Adrian) won by medical forfeit over Cj Labate (Cortland) (MFF)

Champ. Round 1 - Noah Nieman (Adrian) won by decision over Spencer Hutchinson (UW-La Crosse) (Dec 8-3)

Champ. Round 2 - Deondre Wilson (Indiana Pride Wrestling Academ) won by tech fall over Noah Nieman (Adrian) (TF 22-3)

Cons. Round 2 - Ian Burke (New York University) won by decision over Noah Nieman (Adrian) (Dec 4-1)

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

Prelim - Connor Day (Gannon) won by fall over Ethan Garcia (Adrian) (Fall 1:59)

Prelim - Marcus Thompson (Missouri Valley College) won by decision over Ethan Garcia (Adrian) (Dec 8-1)

Open 165--Bryant Moore's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.

Prelim - Bryant Moore (Adrian) won by injury default over Alec Shaw (Seton Hill University) (Inj. 0:00)

Champ. Round 1 - Mason Gaines (Indiana Tech) won by decision over Bryant Moore (Adrian) (Dec 5-2)

Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Palmer (Kutztown University) won by decision over Bryant Moore (Adrian) (Dec 5-4)

Open 174--Michael Jacobs's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Michael Jacobs (Adrian) won by decision over Eric Hominac (North Central College) (Dec 10-8)

Champ. Round 2 - Tone Fuenffinger (Augsburg) won by fall over Michael Jacobs (Adrian) (Fall 3:29)

Cons. Round 2 - Hunter Gasper (Indiana Tech) won by decision over Michael Jacobs (Adrian) (Dec 11-7)

Open 197--Burns's place was 1st and has scored 24.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jake Burns (Adrian) won by fall over Elliott Porter (Lindsey Wilson) (Fall 2:39)

Champ. Round 2 - Jake Burns (Adrian) won by fall over Jacob Maile (Kutztown University) (Fall 3:30)

Quarterfinal - Jake Burns (Adrian) won by fall over David Whitaker (Calumet) (Fall 3:27)

Semifinal - Jake Burns (Adrian) won by fall over Vicente Guerrero (Missouri Valley College) (Fall 0:29)

1st Place Match - Jake Burns (Adrian) won by fall over Terry Martin (Missouri Valley College) (Fall 3:26)

Open 197--Donald Moses's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Prelim - Kyle McQuaide (Johnson & Wales University) won by decision over Donald Moses (Adrian) (Dec 10-6)

Champ. Round 1 - Vicente Guerrero (Missouri Valley College) won by fall over Donald Moses (Adrian) (Fall 2:55)

Open 197--Clearance Kennedy's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - James Potts (Kutztown University) won by fall over Clearance Kennedy (Adrian) (Fall 1:10)

Cons. Round 1 - Isaiah Wheeler (Lake Erie College) won by fall over Clearance Kennedy (Adrian) (Fall 0:27)

Open 197--Jayek Thorp's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Prelim - Colton Brittain (Belmont Abbey) won by decision over Jayek Thorp (Adrian) (Dec 9-8)

Champ. Round 1 - Chase Morrison (Heidelberg) won by fall over Jayek Thorp (Adrian) (Fall 4:04)

Open 285--Zac Rieger's place is 1st and has scored 27.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Zac Rieger (Adrian) won by fall over Jordan Festge (UW-Whitewater) (Fall 3:00)

Champ. Round 2 - Zac Rieger (Adrian) won by major decision over Vinnie Scaletta (McKendree) (Maj 13-4)

Quarterfinal - Zac Rieger (Adrian) won by fall over Devin Uzelac (Wheeling Jesuit) (Fall 2:44)

Semifinal - Zac Rieger (Adrian) won by decision over Gary Whitaker (Grand View University) (Dec 9-3)

1st Place Match - Zac Rieger (Adrian) won by medical forfeit over Seth Brennock (Ohio State WC) (MFF)