Drummond wins crown at 141

Alvontae Drummond stands atop the podium after winning the 141 title. (c) 2017 Stevens Athletics Communications
Alvontae Drummond stands atop the podium after winning the 141 title. (c) 2017 Stevens Athletics Communications

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Alvontae Drummond (Lincoln, Del./Milford) won the 141-pound weight class to lead McDaniel at the Centennial Conference (CC) wrestling championship hosted by Stevens on Saturday.

Scoring:

  • The Green Terror placed sixth at the eight-team championship with 30.5 points. Stevens won its third straight title with 95.5 points, outdistancing second-place Urinus by 16 points.

Champions: The following athletes won their weight class at the championship:

  • Drummond, the top seed, opened his day with a 59-second pin of Muhlenberg's Joshua Hickey. In the semifinals, Drummond notched a 7-3 victory over fifth-seeded Alfred Corradetti of Ursinus. In a battle of the top two seeds for the title, Drummond captured his first title after a runner-up finish in 2016 with a 13-3 win over Gettysburg's Colin Devlin.

Place In This World: The following athletes placed in the top four at the championship:

  • Jake Pooton (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) placed fourth at 184. He dropped a 9-2 decision to third-seeded Cody Richmond (Urisnus) to open the day. In the opening round of the consolation bracket, Pooton topped Austin Roskos (Gettysburg) by major decision, 10-1. Pooton advanced to the third-place match with a 3-1 win over Washington and Lee's Rexx Hallyburton. In the third-place match, second-seeded Danny Moore (Stevens) defeated Pooton, 7-1.
  • Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) placed fourth at heavyweight. The No. 5 seed was pinned by Washington and Lee's Mathew Kaminer 17 seconds into the second period before advancing to the consolation semifinals with a 1-minute, 33-second fall of Pete Andrich (Stevens). He earned a medical forfeit to advance to the third-place bout, where he dropped an 8-1 decision to top-seeded Matan Peleg from Ursinus.

Falling for the First Time: The following athletes recorded pins on the day:

  • Ronald Mattox (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) notched a 42-second fall in the first round of the consolation bracket, topping William Gilliam (Johns Hopkins) early in the first period.

A Big Decision: The following athletes won matches by major decision on the day:

  • After falling to the top seed and eventual champion, Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) recorded a 15-7 victory in the opening round of the 174 consolation bracket, topping Washington and Lee's Brandon LaFore.

Winning: The following athletes rounded out winners on the day:

  • Clint Wright (Glenville, Pa./South Western) notched an 11-4 win, defeating Johns Hopkins' Tommy Grifa in the first round of the consolation bracket at 149.

Also on the Mat: The following athletes also competed:

CC 133 - Charles Wallace's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Troy Stanich (Stevens Institute Of Technology) won by fall over Charles Wallace (McDaniel) (Fall 2:20)
Cons. Round 1 - Christian Vallis (Johns Hopkins) won by tech fall over Charles Wallace (McDaniel) (TF 17-0)

CC 141 - Alvontae Drummond's place is 1st and has scored 15.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by fall over Joshua Hickey (Muhlenberg) (Fall 0:59)
Semifinal - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by decision over Alfred Corradetti (Ursinus) (Dec 7-3)
1st Place Match - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by major decision over Colin Devlin (Gettysburg) (Maj 13-3)

CC 149 - Clint Wright's place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.
Quarterfinal - Alex Kramer (Ursinus) won by tech fall over Clint Wright (McDaniel) (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Clint Wright (McDaniel) won by decision over Jake Bracken (Gettysburg) (Dec 11-4)
Cons. Semi - Tommy Grifa (Johns Hopkins) won by decision over Clint Wright (McDaniel) (Dec 4-2)

CC 157 - Wade Bishop's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Derek Arnold (Ursinus) won by tech fall over Wade Bishop (McDaniel) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Shane Conners (Washington and Lee) won by decision over Wade Bishop (McDaniel) (Dec 8-5)

CC 165 - Cole Nagle's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Joe Scott (Washington and Lee) won by fall over Cole Nagle (McDaniel) (Fall 2:26)
Cons. Round 1 - Jarrett DiGiantomasso (Ursinus) won by fall over Cole Nagle (McDaniel) (Fall 4:45)

CC 174 - Ronald Wuest's place is unknown and has scored 1.50 team points.
Quarterfinal - Jared Forman (Johns Hopkins) won by decision over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by major decision over Jake Gordon (Muhlenberg) (Maj 15-7)
Cons. Semi - Brandon LeFore (Washington and Lee) won by tech fall over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (TF 17-0)

CC 184 - Jake Pooton's place is 4th and has scored 4.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Cody Richmond (Ursinus) won by decision over Jake Pooton (McDaniel) (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel) won by major decision over Austin Roskos (Gettysburg) (Maj 10-1)
Cons. Semi - Jake Pooton (McDaniel) won by decision over Rexx Hallyburton (Washington and Lee) (Dec 3-1)
3rd Place Match - Danny Moore (Stevens Institute Of Technology) won by decision over Jake Pooton (McDaniel) (Dec 7-1)

CC 197 - Ronald Mattox's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Quarterfinal - Gennaro Cerminara (Muhlenberg) won by major decision over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) (Maj 20-7)
Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) won by fall over William Gilliam (Johns Hopkins) (Fall 0:42)
Cons. Semi - Camden Stoops (Gettysburg) won by tech fall over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) (TF 16-0)

CC 285 - William Emerson's place is 4th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Mathew Kaminer (Washington and Lee) won by fall over William Emerson (McDaniel) (Fall 3:17)
Cons. Round 1 - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by fall over Pete Andrich (Stevens Institute Of Technology) (Fall 1:33)
Cons. Semi - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by medical forfeit over Victor Raigoza (Merchant Marine) (MFF)
3rd Place Match - Matan Peleg (Ursinus) won by decision over William Emerson (McDaniel) (Dec 8-1)

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at Messiah on Wednesday . Match time is 7 p.m.

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