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Drummond wins at 141 to open season

Alvontae Drummond (c) 2015 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Alvontae Drummond (c) 2015 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Alvontae Drummond (Lincoln, Del./Milford) went 3-0 to win the 141-pound weight class and lead McDaniel at the Messiah Invitational in season-opening wrestling action on Saturday.

Scoring:

  • The Green Terror finished eighth in the field with 45.5 points. Messiah won the 10-team invitational with 131.5 points. Lycoming (88), Wheaton (76), Liberty (61), Ursinus (52.5), Elizabethtown (48), Gettysburg (45.5), UMBC (26.5) and Johns Hopkins (19.5) rounded out the field.

Weight Class Winners: The following athletes won their weight class at the invitational:

  • Alvontae Drummond won at 141. He opened with a bye before recording a 7-5 win over Freddy Coradetti (Ursinus). He topped Matt Darok (Messiah) by technical fall 17-2 in the semifinals before winning the championship bout 5-3 over Lee Cassel (Messiah).

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

  • Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) made his debut at heavyweight with three pins as part of his 3-2 day. His first match of the day ended with a 2-minute, 37-second fall of Zak Hermann (Gettysburg). In the consolation bracket, he topped his teammate Dominic States (Westminster, Md./Westminster) in 35 seconds and defeated Ryan Kidwell (Ursinus) in 36 seconds.
  • Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) recorded a fall among his 2-2 day at 174. Wuest downed AJ Cutrefello (Ursinus) in 4:21 in the consolation bracket.
  • Jake Pooton (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) opened his day at 197 with a 2-minute, 35-second fall of David Trigg (Liberty) as part of his 3-2 day.

Technically Speaking: The following athletes recorded technical falls on the day:

  • Alvontae Drummond had the Green Terror's lone technical fall of the day, winning 17-2 in his semifinal match at 141.

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

  • Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) defeated his teammate Tyler Zimmerman (Baltimore, Md./Our Lady of Mount Carmel) 10-1 in his first match of the consolation bracket at 125.
  • Ronnie Wuest defeated Tracis Wickard (Messiah) 10-1 in his first match of the consolation bracket at 174.

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

  • Nick Malinowski added a 3-2 win over Charles Wallace (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) at 125.
  • Clint Wright (Glenville, Pa./South Western) won 6-1 over Mason Kemble (Messiah) in his opening match at 149.
  • Chase Bowden (Sharptown, Md./Mardela) notched a 5-3 victory in the first sudden-victory period in the consolation bracket at 165.
  • Jake Pooton added wins of 7-0 and 7-2 in the consolation bracket at 197.

Also on the Mat: The following athletes also competed:

  •  Messiah Invitational Results for McDaniel
    Invitational 125 - Charles Wallace's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Charles Wallace (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Lenny Ogozalek (Gettysburg) won by decision over Charles Wallace (McDaniel) (Dec 5-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Charles Wallace (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) won by decision over Charles Wallace (McDaniel) (Dec 3-2)

    Invitational 125 - Nicholas Malinowski's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Lucas Malmberg (Messiah College) won by fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (Fall 2:30)
    Cons. Round 2 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) won by major decision over Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) (Maj 10-1)
    Cons. Round 3 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) won by decision over Charles Wallace (McDaniel) (Dec 3-2)
    Cons. Semi - Phillip Torresani (Elizabethtown) won by fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (Fall 2:50)

    Invitational 125 - Tyler Zimmerman's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Carlos Fuentez (Wheaton College) won by fall over Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) (Fall 0:30)
    Cons. Round 1 - Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) won by major decision over Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) (Maj 10-1)

    Invitational 133 - Liam St. John's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nate Labille (UMBC) won by fall over Liam St. John (McDaniel) (Fall 4:15)
    Cons. Round 1 - Josh Newman (Gettysburg) won by tech fall over Liam St. John (McDaniel) (TF 16-0)

    Invitational 133 - Isao Yoshioka's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Chamberlin (Lycoming) won by fall over Isao Yoshioka (McDaniel) (Fall 1:20)
    Cons. Round 1 - Anthony Alexandrou (Gettysburg) won by tech fall over Isao Yoshioka (McDaniel) (TF 16-0)

    Invitational 141 - Alvontae Drummond's place is 1st and has scored 14.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by decision over Freddy Coradetti (Ursinus) (Dec 7-5)
    Semifinal - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by tech fall over Matt Darok (Messiah College) (TF 17-2)
    1st Place Match - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by decision over Lee Cassel (Messiah College) (Dec 5-3)

    Invitational 149 - Clint Wright's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Clint Wright (McDaniel) won by decision over Mason Kemble (Messiah College) (Dec 6-1)
    Quarterfinal - Seth Lansberry (Lycoming) won by fall over Clint Wright (McDaniel) (Fall 5:58)
    Cons. Round 2 - Trent Johnson (Messiah College) won by decision over Clint Wright (McDaniel) (Dec 10-6)

    Invitational 149 - Mick Zahora's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Mick Zahora (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Alex Kramer (Ursinus) won by tech fall over Mick Zahora (McDaniel) (TF 18-0)
    Cons. Round 2 - Traken Sutton (Gettysburg) won by decision over Mick Zahora (McDaniel) (Dec 8-1)

    Invitational 157 - Erik Meyers's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Zachary Dellicompagni (Ursinus) won by decision over Erik Meyers (McDaniel) (Dec 14-7)
    Cons. Round 1 - Tristan Chen (Gettysburg) won by decision over Erik Meyers (McDaniel) (Dec 11-8)

    Invitational 157 - Nathaniel Grudzien's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nathaniel (Gage) Martin (Wheaton College) won by tech fall over Nathaniel Grudzien (McDaniel) (TF 20-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Brendan Kilpatrick (Gettysburg) won by fall over Nathaniel Grudzien (McDaniel) (Fall 3:29)

    Invitational 165 - Aadam Abdullabi's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Derek Cole (Wheaton College) won by fall over Aadam Abdullabi (McDaniel) (Fall 3:42)
    Cons. Round 1 - Aadam Abdullabi (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Bobby Endy (Ursinus) won by tech fall over Aadam Abdullabi (McDaniel) (TF 16-1)

    Invitational 165 - Luke Crowe's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Luke Crowe (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Dane Morgan (Johns Hopkins) won by decision over Luke Crowe (McDaniel) (Dec 6-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Luke Crowe (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Zachary Goranson (Ursinus) won by disqualification over Luke Crowe (McDaniel) (DQ)

    Invitational 165 - Neal Rinker's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Neal Rinker (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Isaac Odell (Wheaton College) won by fall over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (Fall 2:30)
    Cons. Round 2 - Neal Rinker (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Bobby Endy (Ursinus) won by major decision over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (Maj 13-1)

    Invitational 165 - Chase Bowden's place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Chase Bowden (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Jonavan Huggins (Wheaton College) won by fall over Chase Bowden (McDaniel) (Fall 4:32)
    Cons. Round 2 - Chase Bowden (McDaniel) won in overtime over Sam Herring (UMBC) (OT 5-3)
    Cons. Round 3 - Patrick Scarborough (Liberty University) won by tech fall over Chase Bowden (McDaniel) (TF 17-1)

    Invitational 174 - Ronald Mattox's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Sam Karel (Liberty University) won by tech fall over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) (TF 16-0)
    Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Dalas Labar (Lycoming) won by major decision over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) (Maj 11-2)

    Invitational 174 - Ronald Wuest's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Crawford Oswald (Gettysburg) won by decision over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (Dec 4-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by major decision over Travis Wickard (Messiah College) (Maj 10-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by fall over Aj Cutrefello (Ursinus) (Fall 4:21)
    Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Hershey (Messiah College) won by decision over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (Dec 4-1)

    Invitational 184 - Marvin McKinney's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Logan Walkup (Wheaton College) won by tech fall over Marvin McKinney (McDaniel) (TF 20-1)
    Cons. Round 1 - Taylor Westlake (Liberty University) won by tech fall over Marvin McKinney (McDaniel) (TF 18-0)

    Invitational 197 - Jake Pooton's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel) won by fall over David Trigg (Liberty University) (Fall 2:35)
    Quarterfinal - Camden Stoops (Gettysburg) won by decision over Jake Pooton (McDaniel) (Dec 8-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel) won by decision over Nathaniel Hammond (UMBC) (Dec 7-0)
    Cons. Round 3 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel) won by decision over Billy McGinley (Ursinus) (Dec 7-6)
    Cons. Semi - Kyle Koser (Messiah College) won by fall over Jake Pooton (McDaniel) (Fall 5:00)

    Invitational 285 - Dominic States's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Theo Vlahos (Ursinus) won by fall over Dominic States (McDaniel) (Fall 1:17)
    Cons. Round 1 - Dominic States (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by fall over Dominic States (McDaniel) (Fall 0:35)

    Invitational 285 - William Emerson's place is unknown and has scored 8.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by fall over Zak Hermann (Gettysburg) (Fall 2:37)
    Champ. Round 2 - Connor Schmalz (Elizabethtown) won by decision over William Emerson (McDaniel) (Dec 4-3)
    Cons. Round 2 - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by fall over Dominic States (McDaniel) (Fall 0:35)
    Cons. Round 3 - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by fall over Ryan Kidwell (Ursinus) (Fall 0:36)
    Cons. Round 4 - Eric Eckstein (Elizabethtown) won by fall over William Emerson (McDaniel) (Fall 2:05)

    Invitational 285 - Mathew Meagher's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Mathew Meagher (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Tom Lynd (Lycoming) won by decision over Mathew Meagher (McDaniel) (Dec 7-0)
    Cons. Round 2 - Mathew Meagher (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Dominick Johnson (Liberty University) won by fall over Mathew Meagher (McDaniel) (Fall 2:18)

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at the Ursinus Fall Brawl on Saturday.

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