Drummond finishes sixth at regionals

Alvontae Drummond (image courtesy of Ferrum College)
Alvontae Drummond (image courtesy of Ferrum College)

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Alvontae Drummond (Lincoln, Del./Milford) finished sixth at 141 to lead McDaniel at the NCAA Div. III East Regional hosted by Ferrum at Franklin County H.S. in wrestling action at Friday and Saturday.

Scoring:

  • The Green Terror placed 13th at the 19-team regional 24 points. Ferrum won the regional title with 135.5 points, outdistancing second-place NYU by 29 points.

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

  • Drummond, the No. 2 seed at 141, recorded a pair of pins on Friday to advance to the semifinals and Saturday's action. His weekend opened with a 57-second fall of Joshua Hickey (Muhlenberg) before recording a pin of Ursinus' Freddy Coradetti in 5:45. On Saturday morning, he dropped a 14-12 decision to Centenary's Maxwell Nauta to fall to the consolation bracket. In the consolation semifinals, eh fell to Ferrum's Austin Smith 7-3 before medically forfeiting the fifth-place match to finish sixth.

Seconds, Please: The following athletes advanced to Saturday's action:

  • Jake Pooton (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) went 2-1 on Friday to earn a chance to wrestle on Saturday. His day opened with a 7-2 win over Austin Roskos (Gettysburg) before he dropped an 11-2 decision to the No. 2 seed Blaise Benderoth (NYU). In the consolation bracket, Pooton recorded a 4-minute, 17-second pin of Muhlenberg's Cameron Wasson. On Saturday, Pooton fell 16-13 to Eliias Vega (Delaware Valley) to finish one match shy of the consolation semifinals.
  • Ronald Mattox (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) also went 2-1 on Friday to advance to Saturday's action. He fell 17-1 to Ferrum's Hunter Goulart to open his weekend. In the consolation bracket, Mattox recorded back-to-back first-period pins. He downed Washington and Lee's Zachary Francis in 1:36 and Muhlenberg's Gennaro Cerminara in 2:17. Mattox's weekend ended in his first match on Saturday, falling 6-0 to Gettysburg's Camden Stoops.

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

  • Erik Meyer (Fallston, Md./Archbishop Curley) notched a 47-second fall in the first round of the consolation bracket, topping Jared Watts (Southern Virginia) early in the first period.

Also on the Mat: The following athletes also competed:

  •  125 - Nicholas Malinowski (6-13) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Zachary Beckner (Ferrum College) 12-0 won by fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel College) 6-13 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Donato (New York University) 10-6 won by fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel College) 6-13 (Fall 2:15)

    133 - Charles Wallace (5-18) place is unknown and scored 0.50 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Kordell Rush (Delaware Valley University) 15-5 won by tech fall over Charles Wallace (McDaniel College) 5-18 (TF-1.5 4:02 (17-1))
        Cons. Round 1 - Charles Wallace (McDaniel College) 5-18 won by decision over Jayson Cody (Southern Virginia University) 8-24 (Dec 12-8)
        Cons. Round 2 - Noah Malamut (Gettysburg College) 18-11 won by tech fall over Charles Wallace (McDaniel College) 5-18 (TF-1.5 2:50 (16-0))

    141 - Alvontae Drummond (20-6) placed 6th and scored 10.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel College) 20-6 won by fall over Joshua Hickey (Muhlenberg College) 5-6 (Fall 0:57)
        Quarterfinal - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel College) 20-6 won by fall over Freddy Coradetti (Ursinus College) 9-12 (Fall 5:45)
        Semifinal - Maxwell Nauta (Centenary University (New Jersey)) 18-5 won by decision over Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel College) 20-6 (Dec 14-12)
        Cons. Semi - Austin Smith (Ferrum College) 24-11 won by decision over Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel College) 20-6 (Dec 7-3)
        5th Place Match - Colin Devlin (Gettysburg College) 32-11 won by forfeit over Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel College) 20-6 (For.)

    149 - Clint Wright (5-16) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Clint Wright (McDaniel College) 5-16 received a bye () (Bye)
        Champ. Round 2 - Alex Kramer (Ursinus College) 41-7 won by major decision over Clint Wright (McDaniel College) 5-16 (MD 9-1)
        Cons. Round 2 - Clint Wright (McDaniel College) 5-16 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 3 - Zachary Papin (Washington And Lee University) 21-15 won by tech fall over Clint Wright (McDaniel College) 5-16 (TF-1.5 7:00 (16-1))

    165 - Erik Meyers (6-12) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Howard Kilpatrick (Kings College (Pennsylvania)) 25-8 won by decision over Erik Meyers (McDaniel College) 6-12 (Dec 7-3)
        Cons. Round 1 - Erik Meyers (McDaniel College) 6-12 won by fall over Jared Watts (Southern Virginia University) 12-18 (Fall 0:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Andrew Tolbert (Ferrum College) 29-12 won by major decision over Erik Meyers (McDaniel College) 6-12 (MD 14-6)

    174 - Ronald Wuest (8-16) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Corey Markovitch (Ursinus College) 21-14 won by major decision over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel College) 8-16 (MD 13-1)
        Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel College) 8-16 won by forfeit over Dylan Watson (Hampden Sydney) 0-2 (For.)
        Cons. Round 2 - Daniel Ebert (Gettysburg College) 26-16 won by fall over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel College) 8-16 (Fall 1:39)

    184 - Jake Pooton (16-13) place is unknown and scored 3.50 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel College) 16-13 won by decision over Austin Roskos (Gettysburg College) 8-22 (Dec 7-2)
        Quarterfinal - Blaise Benderoth (New York University) 16-1 won by major decision over Jake Pooton (McDaniel College) 16-13 (MD 11-2)
        Cons. Round 2 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel College) 16-13 won by fall over Cameron Wasson (Muhlenberg College) 6-16 (Fall 4:17)
        Cons. Round 3 - Eliias Vega (Delaware Valley University) 4-9 won by decision over Jake Pooton (McDaniel College) 16-13 (Dec 7-4)

    197 - Ronald Mattox (4-16) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Goulart (Ferrum College) 20-13 won by tech fall over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel College) 4-16 (TF-1.5 4:57 (16-0))
        Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Mattox (McDaniel College) 4-16 won by fall over Zachary Francis (Washington And Lee University) 3-13 (Fall 1:36)
        Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Mattox (McDaniel College) 4-16 won by fall over Gennaro Cerminara (Muhlenberg College) 27-11 (Fall 2:17)
        Cons. Round 3 - Camden Stoops (Gettysburg College) 25-19 won by decision over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel College) 4-16 (Dec 6-0)

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