Wrestling team finishes in sixth-place at Pete Willson Invitational

Wrestling team finishes in sixth-place at Pete Willson Invitational

WHEATON, Ill. – The Olivet College wrestling team placed sixth at the 2019 Wheaton (Ill.) College/Pete Willson Invitational, held inside the King Arena in Wheaton, Illinois.

  • Thirty-eight NCAA Division III schools comprised the tournament field.
  • University of Mount Union (Ohio) captured the team championship with 135.0 points.
  • The Comets totaled 80.5 points to finish in sixth-place.
  • Junior Haydn Kinjorski was Olivet's top finisher, as he placed fourth in the 174-pound bracket. In today's competition, Kinjorski had three wins, including two pins.
  • Three Comets – junior Drew Mandell at 149 pounds, senior Tyler Grimsley at 165 pounds and sophomore Trevor Piggott at 285 pounds – finished sixth in their respective weight class.
  • Junior Cole Hersch was seventh at 157 pounds.

  • 125: Garret Cleveland – 0-1 record – pinned by Ian Mullen (North Central) in 1:00
  • 149: Drew Mandell – 6th-place – 0-3 record – pinned by Noah Nieman (Adrian) in 6:22,  lost 12-4 to Stanley Bleich (Baldwin Wallace), lost by medical forfeit to JaVon Phillips (Manchester)
  • 157: Cole Hersch – 7th-place – 2-1 record – won 5-4 over Jason Crary (Chicago), lost 3-2 to Rafael Roman (North Central), won by medical forfeit over Austin Smith (Ferrum).
  • 165: Tyler Grimsley – 6th-place – 2-2 record – won 5-4 over Jordan Weinzetl (Wis.-Stevens Point), won 5-4 over Michael McIntire (Mount Union), lost 7-1 to Mark Choinski (Wis.-Oshkosh), lost 4-2 to Andrew Tolbert (Ferrum).
  • 174: Haydn Kinjorski – 4th-place – 3-1 record – pinned Adam Green (Baldwin Wallace) in 3:38, won 12-10 over Austin Hedrick (Millikin), pinned Blake Rosenbaum (Ferrum) in 3:42, lost 7-2 to Brian Shermeyer (Messiah).
  • 197: Jacob Harvey – 0-1 record – pinned by Corbin Bunsold (Otterbein) in 4:41,
  • 285: Trevor Piggott – 6th-place – 2-2 record – pinned Christian Climer (Heidelberg) in 1:03, won 3-2 over Patrick Mulkerin (Chicago), lost 4-3 to Justin Hennessy (Nebraska Wesleyan), lost 3-2 to Audel Ochoa (North Central).

1. Mount Union, Ohio, 135.0; 2. North Central, Ill., 105.5, 3. Baldwin Wallace, Ohio, 98.0; 4. Wis.-Whitewater, 91.5; 5. Wis.-Platteville, 84.0; 6. OLIVET, 80.5; 7. Wis.-La Crosse, 79.5; 8. Wis.-Oshkosh, 76.5; 9. Millikin, Ill., 74.5; 10. Otterbein, Ohio, 70.0; 11. Ferrum, Va., 67.5; 12. Manchester, Ind., 63.0; 13. Elmhurst, Ill., 61.5; 14. John Carroll, Ohio, 58.0; 15. Chicago, Ill., 57.0.

  • The Comets are on the road next Thursday, Jan. 31, to wrestle Adrian College at 7 p.m. With a win, Olivet secures the outright Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association title.