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Emerson finishes seventh at heavyweight

Billy Emerson (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Billy Emerson (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) finished 3-2 with a pair of pins at heavyweight for McDaniel at the Petrofes Invitational hosted by Messiah in wrestling action on Friday and Saturday.

Scoring:

  • The Green Terror placed 11th with 48.5 points. Messiah won its own 14-team tournament with 209 points, outdistancing second-place Gettysburg by 78.5 points.

Place In This World: The following athletes placed in the top eight at the invitational:

  • Alvontae Drummond (Lincoln, Del./Milford) placed fourth at 141. He went 2-0 on Friday to advance to the semifinals. After earning a bye in the opening round, Drummond recorded an 8-7 win over Derek Bohle (Springfield) before topping Micah Powell (Alderson Broaddus) 7-5 in the quarterfinals. On Saturday morning, Drummond dropped a 2-0 decision to Mount Union's Alec Cotton to fall to the consolation bracket. Drummond defeated Gettysburg's Colin Devlin 9-8 in the consolation semifinals. In the third-place bout, Drummond medically forfeited the bout to finish fourth.
  • Billy Emerson finished seventh at heavyweight. His day started with a bye before he pinned West Virginia Tech's Jon Boarman in 1:10. Emerson fell to top-seeded Paul Triandafilou (Gettysburg) 8-1 in the quarterfinals to fall to the consolation bracket. Emerson topped Mark Allen (Mount Union) 9-7 to advance to Saturday's action. In his first bout on Saturday, Emerson was pinned by Mike Sinclair (Mount Union) in 1:09. In the seventh-place match, Emerson recorded a 2-minute, 38-second fall over Greensboro's Carlos Ortega.

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

  • Liam St. John (Baltimore, Md./Towson) recorded a pair of falls as part of his 2-2 day at 133. He downed Brandon White (Mount Union) in 3:56 in his first match of the consolation bracket before following that up with a 4-minute, 24-second pin of Tyler Zimmerman (Baltimore, Md./Our Lady of Mount Carmel).
  • Aadam Abdullahi (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill Academy) added two pins as part of his 2-2 day at 157. After falling in his first match of the day, he recorded back-to-back pins in the consolation bracket. Abdullahi downed Messiah's Josh Toal in 43 seconds before pinning Charles Bartz (Mount Union) in 2:21.
  • Erik Meyer (Fallston, Md./Archbishop Curley) recorded one pin as part of his 2-2 day at 157. In his first match of the consolation bracket, Meyer downed Gettysburg's Tristan Chen 27 seconds into the final period.
  • Luke Crowe (Baltimore, Md./Dundalk) recorded his lone win at 165 by fall. In the first round of the consolation bracket, he defeated Rob Saraf (Bridgewater State) in 18 seconds.
  • Jake Pooton (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) went 2-2 at 197 with a single pin. He advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-minute, 47-second fall of Mount Union's Cody Carr.

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

  • Marvin McKinney (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) recorded the lone technical fall of the weekend for McDaniel as part of his 2-2 day. McKinney's victory in the second round of the consolation bracket came by a 24-8 score over Mount Union's Richard Ramage.

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

  • Jake Pooton's other win came by major decision at 197, topping Springfield's Justin McLee 14-5 in the opening round of the tournament.
  • Clint Wright (Glenville, Pa./South Western) went 1-2 at 149, recording a 10-1 victory over Malik Karmi (Bergen CC) in the consolation bracket.
  • Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) went 1-2 at 174 with his lone victory coming by major decision. After receiving a bye in the opening round, he topped Sam Solomon (Alderson Broaddus), 11-3.

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

  • Erik Meyer's other win at 157 came by a 9-2 score over Mason Kemble (Messiah) in the second round of the consolation bracket.
  • Neal Rinker (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) recorded an 8-2 victory over Charles Gamble (Alderson Broaddus) in the first match of the consolation bracket.

Also on the Mat: The following athletes also competed:

  • Messiah-Petrofes Invitational Results for McDaniel
    Invitational 125 - Nicholas Malinowski's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Sean Redington (Messiah ) won by tech fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (TF 16-0)
    Cons. Round 2 - Seth Hayes (Mount Union) won by fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (Fall 6:52)

    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)
    Champ. Round 2 - Lucas Malmberg (Messiah ) won by fall over Charles Wallace (McDaniel) (Fall 4:10)
    Cons. Round 2 - Stefhen Caple (Thaddeus Stevens) won by injury default over Charles Wallace (McDaniel) (Inj. 0:00)

    Invitational 133 - Tyler Zimmerman's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Zachary Rainess (Greensboro) won by fall over Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) (Fall 1:15)
    Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Liam St. John (McDaniel) won by fall over Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) (Fall 4:24)

    Invitational 133 - Liam St. John's place is unknown and has scored 5.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Edwin Fiscal (Wilkes) won by tech fall over Liam St. John (McDaniel) (TF 19-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Liam St. John (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Liam St. John (McDaniel) won by fall over Brandon White (Mount Union) (Fall 3:56)
    Cons. Round 3 - Liam St. John (McDaniel) won by fall over Tyler Zimmerman (McDaniel) (Fall 4:24)
    Cons. Round 4 - Andrew Nirchio (Springfield) won by fall over Liam St. John (McDaniel) (Fall 4:33)

    Invitational 141 - Mick Zahora's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Lee Cassel (Messiah ) won by fall over Mick Zahora (McDaniel) (Fall 3:39)
    Cons. Round 1 - Mick Zahora (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Christopher Haskin (Greensboro) won by fall over Mick Zahora (McDaniel) (Fall 2:59)

    Invitational 141 - Alvontae Drummond's place is 4th and has scored 12.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by decision over Derek Bohle (Springfield) (Dec 8-7)
    Quarterfinal - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by decision over Micah Powell (Alderson Broaddus) (Dec 7-5)
    Semifinal - Alec Cotton (Mount Union) won by decision over Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) (Dec 2-0)
    Cons. Semi - Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) won by decision over Colin Devlin (Gettysburg) (Dec 9-8)
    3rd Place Match - Kyle Medrow (Wilkes) won by medical forfeit over Alvontae Drummond (McDaniel) (MFF)

    Invitational 149 - Clint Wright's place is unknown and has scored 1.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Clint Wright (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Ferguson (Mount Union) won by major decision over Clint Wright (McDaniel) (Maj 17-4)
    Cons. Round 2 - Clint Wright (McDaniel) won by major decision over Malik Karmi (Bergen CC) (Maj 10-1)
    Cons. Round 3 - Adam Peris (Messiah ) won by decision over Clint Wright (McDaniel) (Dec 3-2)

    Invitational 157 - Erik Meyers's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Kevin Diehl (Messiah ) won by decision over Erik Meyers (McDaniel) (Dec 11-5)
    Cons. Round 1 - Erik Meyers (McDaniel) won by fall over Tristan Chen (Gettysburg) (Fall 5:27)
    Cons. Round 2 - Erik Meyers (McDaniel) won by decision over Mason Kemble (Messiah ) (Dec 9-2)
    Cons. Round 3 - Michael Dougan (Muhlenberg) won by fall over Erik Meyers (McDaniel) (Fall 6:18)

    Invitational 157 - Aadam Abdullabi's place is unknown and has scored 5.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jeff Hojnacki (Messiah ) won by fall over Aadam Abdullabi (McDaniel) (Fall 4:04)
    Cons. Round 1 - Aadam Abdullabi (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Aadam Abdullabi (McDaniel) won by fall over Josh Toal (Messiah ) (Fall 0:43)
    Cons. Round 3 - Aadam Abdullabi (McDaniel) won by fall over Charles Bartz (Mount Union) (Fall 2:21)
    Cons. Round 4 - Louis Bernard (West Virginia Tech) won by tech fall over Aadam Abdullabi (McDaniel) (TF 19-3)

    Invitational 157 - Cole Nagle's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Ashton Gyenizs (Wilkes) won by fall over Cole Nagle (McDaniel) (Fall 4:31)
    Cons. Round 1 - Cole Nagle (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Austin Roskos (Gettysburg) won by fall over Cole Nagle (McDaniel) (Fall 6:41)

    Invitational 165 - Neal Rinker's place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jimmy Fratantoni (Muhlenberg) won by fall over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (Fall 3:47)
    Cons. Round 1 - Neal Rinker (McDaniel) won by decision over Charles Gamble (Alderson Broaddus) (Dec 8-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Bryan Overton (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (Dec 9-5)

    Invitational 165 - Chase Bowden's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Matthew Judge (Wilkes) won by fall over Chase Bowden (McDaniel) (Fall 2:56)
    Cons. Round 1 - Chase Bowden (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Mike Rodriguez (Bergen CC) won by fall over Chase Bowden (McDaniel) (Fall 4:08)

    Invitational 165 - Ronald Mattox's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Aarin Feliz (Springfield) won by major decision over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) (Maj 14-4)
    Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Justin Morel (Wilkes) won by decision over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) (Dec 9-4)

    Invitational 165 - Luke Crowe's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Larry Cannon (Messiah ) won by fall over Luke Crowe (McDaniel) (Fall 4:34)
    Cons. Round 1 - Luke Crowe (McDaniel) won by fall over Rob Saraf (Bridgewater State) (Fall 0:18)
    Cons. Round 2 - Andrew Szilagyi (Bridgewater State) won by major decision over Luke Crowe (McDaniel) (Maj 14-5)

    Invitational 174 - Ronald Wuest's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by major decision over Sam Solomon (Alderson Broaddus) (Maj 11-3)
    Quarterfinal - Ben Swarr (Messiah ) won by tech fall over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (TF 17-0)
    Cons. Round 4 - Jake Gordon (Muhlenberg) won by decision over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (Dec 6-5)

    Invitational 184 - Marvin McKinney's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Steven Rice (Muhlenberg) won by fall over Marvin McKinney (McDaniel) (Fall 1:12)
    Cons. Round 1 - Marvin McKinney (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Marvin McKinney (McDaniel) won by tech fall over Richard Ramage (Mount Union) (TF 24-8)
    Cons. Round 3 - Crawford Oswald (Gettysburg) won by decision over Marvin McKinney (McDaniel) (Dec 6-4)

    Invitational 197 - Jake Pooton's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel) won by major decision over Justin McLee (Springfield) (Maj 14-5)
    Champ. Round 2 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel) won by fall over Cody Carr (Mount Union) (Fall 2:47)
    Quarterfinal - Zachary Faust (Wilkes) won by fall over Jake Pooton (McDaniel) (Fall 0:56)
    Cons. Round 4 - Connor Rogers (Mount Union) won by decision over Jake Pooton (McDaniel) (Dec 6-5)

    Invitational 285 - Loius Santiago's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Loius Santiago (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Ariel Salazar (Bergen CC) won by fall over Loius Santiago (McDaniel) (Fall 0:58)
    Cons. Round 2 - Nicholas Cox (Bridgewater State) won by fall over Loius Santiago (McDaniel) (Fall 1:51)

    Invitational 285 - Dominic States's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Joe Fusco (Springfield) won by fall over Dominic States (McDaniel) (Fall 0:58)
    Cons. Round 1 - Dominic States (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Vincent Wilson (Greensboro) won by fall over Dominic States (McDaniel) (Fall 1:20)

    Invitational 285 - William Emerson's place is 7th and has scored 10.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - William Emerson (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by fall over Jon Boarman (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 1:10)
    Quarterfinal - Paul Triandafilou (Gettysburg) won by decision over William Emerson (McDaniel) (Dec 8-1)
    Cons. Round 4 - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by decision over Mark Allen (Mount Union) (Dec 9-7)
    Cons. Round 5 - Mike Sinclair (Mount Union) won by fall over William Emerson (McDaniel) (Fall 1:09)
    7th Place Match - William Emerson (McDaniel) won by fall over Carlos Ortega (Greensboro) (Fall 2:38) 

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at Greensboro on Saturday, Dec. 17. Match time is 5 p.m.

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