Bulldogs Duo Place at 2018 NCAA Division III Wrestling Central Regional Championships

Sophomore Dylan Steward was one of two Adrian College wrestlers who placed at Saturday's 2018 NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Sophomore Dylan Steward was one of two Adrian College wrestlers who placed at Saturday's 2018 NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind.--The Adrian College men's wrestling squad wrapped up the 2018 NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships on Saturday with 36.5 points to finish in 11th place out of 18 schools. The two-day event was hosted by Wabash College at the Knowling Fieldhouse.

Senior co-captain Zach Rieger [4th, 285 pounds] and sophomore Dylan Steward [5th, 157] paced the Bulldogs with placement in their respective weight classes.

Rieger opened Day 2 against Ohio Northern's Nathan Barcaskey in the 285 semifinals, losing a 4-3 heartbreaker. But he bounced back to pin Nick Joyner of Manchester University in a minute and 31 seconds in the consolation semifinals to get a chance for third place overall. Gabriel Mahaney of Baldwin Wallace University, however, prevailed with a 4:52 pinfall and Rieger would wind up in the top-four of a competitive field.

For his part, Steward defeated Mahaney's teammate Benjamin Hooff by a 5-2 decision in the fifth-place bout. Steward led Adrian with four wins during the weekend.

Baldwin Wallace bested host Wabash in a battle of nationally-ranked teams for the Central Regional title, 165.5 to 147.5 points.

Complete results for Adrian competitors:

133--Dominic Paterra (1-2) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dominic Paterra (Adrian College) 1-2 won by decision over Tanner Yenter (Thomas More College) 1-2 (Dec 4-3)
Quarterfinal - Alec hoover (Case Western Reserve University) 3-2 won by fall over Dominic Paterra (Adrian College) 1-2 (Fall 1:31)
Cons. Round 2 - Santino Disabato (Otterbein University) 2-2 won by decision over Dominic Paterra (Adrian College) 1-2 (Dec 9-2)

141--James Renaud (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Alec Cotton (University Of Mount Union) 30-9 won by fall over James Renaud (Adrian College) 0-2 (Fall 2:02)
Cons. Round 1 - James Renaud (Adrian College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Slade Todd (Heidelberg University) 2-2 won by major decision over James Renaud (Adrian College) 0-2 (MD 12-2)

149--Noah Nieman (2-2) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Noah Nieman (Adrian College) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Noah Nieman (Adrian College) 2-2 won by decision over Hayden Bates (Heidelberg University) 4-2 (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal - Jarrad Lasko (John Carroll University) 28-6 won by fall over Noah Nieman (Adrian College) 2-2 (Fall 6:49)
Cons. Round 4 - Noah Nieman (Adrian College) 2-2 won by decision over Riley Rasler (Trine University) 15-5 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Jordan Napier (Manchester University) 4-2 won by decision over Noah Nieman (Adrian College) 2-2 (Dec 18-14)

157--Dylan Steward (4-2) placed 5th and scored 13.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Steward (Adrian College) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Dylan Steward (Adrian College) 4-2 won by fall over Efrain Amezquita (Trine University) 2-15 (Fall 1:21)
Quarterfinal - Gavin Nelson (Ohio Northern University) 4-1 won by decision over Dylan Steward (Adrian College) 4-2 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Dylan Steward (Adrian College) 4-2 won by fall over Denver Aydelott (Otterbein University) 1-2 (Fall 0:54)
Cons. Round 5 - Dylan Steward (Adrian College) 4-2 won by decision over Noah Messerall (Heidelberg University) 2-2 (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Semi - Hunter Neely (Washington And Jefferson College) 3-2 won by decision over Dylan Steward (Adrian College) 4-2 (Dec 14-7)
5th Place Match - Dylan Steward (Adrian College) 4-2 won by decision over Benjamin Hooff (Baldwin Wallace University) 3-3 (Dec 5-2)

165--Bryant Moore (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Arroyo (Baldwin Wallace University) 4-0 won by tech fall over Bryant Moore (Adrian College) 0-2 (TF-1.5 4:50 (16-1))
Cons. Round 1 - Andrew Taylor (Thomas More College) 1-2 won by decision over Bryant Moore (Adrian College) 0-2 (Dec 7-3)

174--Michael Jacobs (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Baxter (Waynesburg University) 27-11 won by decision over Michael Jacobs (Adrian College) 0-2 (Dec 12-9)
Cons. Round 1 - Vittorio Santillo (John Carroll University) 3-3 won by fall over Michael Jacobs (Adrian College) 0-2 (Fall 1:57)

184--Ethan Garcia (1-2) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Garcia (Adrian College) 1-2 won by tech fall over Nick Rose (Mount St. Joseph University) 1-17 (TF-1.5 5:16 (18-2))
Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Hammack (Heidelberg University) 5-1 won by fall over Ethan Garcia (Adrian College) 1-2 (Fall 1:41)
Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Garcia (Adrian College) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Jimmy Suhayda (John Carroll University) 17-21 won by major decision over Ethan Garcia (Adrian College) 1-2 (MD 13-4)

197--Jake Burns (1-2) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jake Burns (Adrian College) 1-2 won by fall over Alex Roberts (Manchester University) 1-2 (Fall 2:27)
Quarterfinal - Tyler Maclellan (Baldwin Wallace University) 4-0 won by decision over Jake Burns (Adrian College) 1-2 (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Chase Morrison (Heidelberg University) 2-2 won by decision over Jake Burns (Adrian College) 1-2 (Dec 10-6)

285--Zachary Rieger (3-2) placed 4th and scored 14.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Zachary Rieger (Adrian College) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Zachary Rieger (Adrian College) 3-2 won by fall over Cody Carr (University Of Mount Union) 12-13 (Fall 5:40)
Quarterfinal - Zachary Rieger (Adrian College) 3-2 won by decision over Wade Ripple (Wabash College) 31-11 (Dec 5-4)
Semifinal - Nathan Barcaskey (Ohio Northern University) 3-1 won by decision over Zachary Rieger (Adrian College) 3-2 (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Semi - Zachary Rieger (Adrian College) 3-2 won by fall over Nick Joyner (Manchester University) 4-2 (Fall 1:31)
3rd Place Match - Gabriel Mahaney (Baldwin Wallace University) 4-1 won by fall over Zachary Rieger (Adrian College) 3-2 (Fall 4:52)

Adrian awaits word from the NCAA Division III Wrestling Committee to learn if any Bulldogs will be selected as an alternate to the 2018 NCAA Men's Wrestling Championships. The top three individuals in each weight class of the nation's regional sites receive automatic qualification to Nationals, and there are no at-large bids awarded. Otherwise, the Bulldogs will have completed their season today in Indiana.

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