ALMA, Mich.-- The Trine wrestling team was defeated by No. 17 Alma, 39-7 in a wrestling dual Thursday night at Art Smith Arena.
Caleb Maddox (Russiaville, Ind./Western) gave the Thunder its first victory of the night in the 133-lb class. Maddox seized control early with his first takedown in the opening 10 seconds of the match. The freshman also scored off two reversals later in the match. Maddox picked up his team-leading 20th victory of the season, improving his record to 20-12 on the year.
Jeffrey Helm (Westfield, Ind./Westfield) put Trine up 7-4 with his victory by decision. The sophomore shut out his opponent 5-0. Helm's victory improved his record to 12-11 on the season.
The Scots took over the rest of the match. Alma's lineup included three nationally-ranked wrestlers, all of whom were victorious.
Trine fell to 1-15 in duals on the season. The Scots improved to 13-5.
The Thunder return to the mats Thursday, Feb. 11. Trine will host Wabash on Senior Night. The match is slated to begin at 7 p.m.
Alma 39, Trine 7
125- Victor Sosa-Sevilla (AL) over David Moore, Maj. Dec. 15-5
133- Caleb Maddox (TR) over Anthony Pizzo, Maj. Dec. 13-5
141- Jeffrey Helm (TR) over Helm DeRosset, Dec. 5-0
149- Evyn Bryant (AL) over Austin Helm, Fall 0:59
157- Shawn Brewer (AL) over Austin Nault, Tech. Fall 18-0
165- Jared Fleming (AL) over Brandon Gay, Dec. 8-6
174- Travis Heller (AL) over Jaycee Jensen, Fall 0:39
184- Caleb Huff (AL) over Kerry Raab, Maj. Dec. 14-6
197- Jamie Jakes (AL) won by forfeit
285- Trevor Maresh (AL) over Joe Stasiak, Tech. Fall 16-0