Wrestling team places third at Mid-States Invitational

Wrestling team places third at Mid-States Invitational

ALMA, Mich. – Led by first-place finish by junior Nicholas Worden at 174 pounds, the Olivet College wrestling team finished in third-place at the 2019 Mid-States Invitational, hosted by Alma College and inside the Art Smith Arena in Alma.

  • Teams were allowed unlimited entries at each weight class, and the top score at each weight class counted towards the team total.
  • Wabash (Ind.) College had at least one wrestler at each weight and accumulated 214 total points.
  • The Comets had wrestlers at eight of the 10 weight classes to place third with 116 points.
  • Fourteen of the 15 Olivet wrestlers placed in the top eight of his respective weight class.

1. Wabash (Ind.), 214.0; 2. Alma, 129.5; 3. OLIVET, 116.0; 4. Adrian, 85.0; 5. Defiance (Ohio), 42.0; 6. Trine (Ind.), 37.5; 7. Ohio Northern, 36.5; 8. Otterbein (Ohio), 33.0; 9. Mount St. Joseph (Ohio), 29.5; 10. Heidelberg (Ohio), 25.5; 11. Muskegon Community College, 16.5; 12. Manchester (Ind.), 0.5.

  • The Comets now prepare for the 2019 NCAA Division III Central Regional at Wabash (Ind.) College on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23. The top three wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the 2019 NCAA DIII Championships March 8-9 at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

EDITED ON FEB. 11 AT 12 P.M. -- The results on TrackWrestling.com have the wrestlers reversed in the 285-pound championship match.