ADA, Ohio-- Trine's wrestling team placed 11th in the Ohio Northern Invitational, held Saturday afternoon at Ohio Northern University.
Brandon Preston (Logansport, Ind.) won the 133 lb division to pace the Thunder. The junior won by a 5-0 decision over Justin Kihn of Heidelberg. Preston also earned victories over Leo Hardy of Lindsey Wilson (TF 21-3), Zachary Case of Alma (11-5 dec.) and Filippo Crivelli of Waynesburg (Fall 2:41). The Thunder finished with 55.5 points in the invitational, with 23.5 of those being provided by Preston's performance.
Michael Connor (Zionsville, Ind.) placed third in the 197 lb class. Connor won three matches by decision and another by fall over before dropping his quarterfinal match to Thiel's Jacob Lowery. Connor's performance earned Trine 17.5 team points.
Olivet took home the team championship with 155.5 points.
Trine returns to the mats next weekend when they travel to the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis. Matches will be held Dec. 14-15.