ANGOLA, IND.— Trine's wrestling team turned in a strong showing against #9 Olivet, but were defeated by the Comets 30-18 Thursday evening at Hershey Hall.
Trine and Olivet each picked up 18 points in contested matches, though the Comets picked up 12 points by forfeit for the difference in the match. Isaiah Hill's win by fall highlighted the Thunder's performance. Hill (Columbus, Ohio/Linden McKinley) turned opponent Rocky Cantu on his back to earn the pin at 5:28 and pick up six points for the Thunder in 165 lb. division.
Wes Cummings (Flint, Mich./Carmen-Ainsworth) picked up a 16-14 win by decision for the Thunder in the 133 lb class. Joe Stasiak (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn) earned a 7-4 victory by decision over Justin Johnson, highlighted by a turn for a two-point reversal to take the lead in the second period.
Michael Connor (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) fell behind in his match with Andrew Simpson, but earned a turn over from the down position to earn a point. He picked up the win when an unsportsmanlike conduct call on Simpson gave Connor the 2-1 victory by decision.
Mack Green (Buchanan, Mich./Buchanan) picked up a win by 4-1 decision over Ryan Steverson. Green earned a point by escape and two additional points with a take-down at the edge of the mat in the second period. Green is now a team-best 21-5 on the season.
Henry McKowan (125), Ross Pennork (149) and Connor Sharp (174) each picked up wins by fall for Olivet.
Trine will return to the mats next Tuesday, Jan. 21 when they travel to Manchester for a dual match. The match is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Olivet 30, Trine 18
125- Henry McKowen (Olivet) win by fall Levi Graber (Trine), 0:37
133- Wes Cummings (Trine) dec. Damian Johnson (Olivet), 16-14
141- Matt Darling (Olivet) won by forfeit
149- Ross Pennork (Olivet) win by fall Adam Boles (Trine), 0:28
157- Jake Gould (Olivet) win by forfeit
165- Isaiah Hill (Trine) win by fall Rocky Cantu (Olivet), 5:28
174- Connor Sharp (Olivet) win by fall Shane Hendrickson (Trine), 3:50
184 Joe Stasiak (Trine) dec. Justin Johnson (Olivet), 7-4
197 Mike Connor (Trine) dec. Andrew Simpson (Olivet), 2-1
285 Mack Green (Trine) dec. Ryan Steverson (Olivet) 4-1