Men's Wrestling Shuts Down Fontbonne, Penn State-Behrend While Splitting at Adrian Duals

The Adrian College men's wrestling coaching staff congratulates one of the Bulldogs' 29 bout victories during the 2019 Adrian Duals on Saturday, Nov. 16. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
The Adrian College men's wrestling coaching staff congratulates one of the Bulldogs' 29 bout victories during the 2019 Adrian Duals on Saturday, Nov. 16. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College men's wrestling program hosted the Adrian Bulldogs Duals on Saturday when they routed Fontbonne and Penn State-Behrend, 46-0 and 53-0, respectively, before falling in a couple heartbreakers to Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 22-21, and Central (Iowa), 23-16, in the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center field house.

Juniors Noah Nieman (149 pounds) and Devon Pingel (197) as well as sophomore Isaiah Espinoza (285) paced Adrian all with 4-0 records during the afternoon. Pingel, who is ranked ninth in Division III at 197 pounds by the National Wrestling Coaches' Association, recorded two falls, including his second bout against Jutin Chaudhary of PSU-Behrend in just 11 seconds. Espinoza began the day with two pins and won the Bulldogs' last bout of the event with a 3-1 sudden-victory over Duncan Lee from Central (Iowa). Nieman dominated his opponents with two technical falls, a fall and a major decision.

In a hard-fought 22-21 loss to UWSP, Adrian took a 6-0 lead behind sophomore Mateo Diaz's forfeit win. The Bulldogs fell behind the Pointers 22-15 but the rally fell short despite decision wins for Pingel and Espinoza.

Against PSU-Behrend, the Bulldogs set modern-day program records for points scored (53) and margin of victory (53 points). The previous benchmark was against Lakeland on Jan. 6, 2019, in a 51-6 triumph. The match featured pins by sophomore Derick Duvall (165, 2:18), freshman Kyle Emery (184, 1:07), Pingel (0:11) and Espinoza (2:16) against the Nittany Lions, who also forfeited the first three bouts.

Adrian, which is 2-2 overall, hits the mat again on Thursday against non-conference opponent Manchester at home on Paul MacDonald Night, the former coach who led the Bulldogs to three conference championships. The event contested in the MSFC performance gymnasium.

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Fontbonne Results
Weight: Match Summary, AC-FU Score
125: Mateo Diaz (Adrian ) over Austin Cornell (Fontbonne ) Dec 4-1, 3.0-0
133: Tanner Smith (Adrian ) over Cody Castelline (Fontbonne ) Dec 1-0, 3.0-0
141: Breyden Ruiz (Adrian ) over Noah Patton (Fontbonne ) Dec 10-9, 3.0-0
149: Noah Nieman (Adrian ) over David Vance (Fontbonne ) TF 17-1, 5.0-0
157: Ethan Garcia (Adrian ) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf, 6.0-0
165: Derick Duvall (Adrian ) over Ryan Howerton (Fontbonne ) Fall 4:15, 6.0-0
174: Bryant Moore (Adrian ) over Micah Dennis (Fontbonne ) Maj 15-3, 4.0-0
184: Kyle Emery (Adrian ) over Andrew Warren (Fontbonne ) Maj 16-2, 4.0-0
197: Devon Pingel (Adrian ) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf, 6.0-0
285: Isaiah Espinoza (Adrian ) over Joseph Johnson (Fontbonne ) Fall 0:53, 6.0-0
Dual Meet Score: 46.0-0.0

PSU-Behrend Results
Weight: Match Summary, AC-PSU/B Score
125: Mateo Diaz (Adrian ) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf, 6.0-0
133: Tanner Smith (Adrian ) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf, 6.0-0
141: Robert Nowik (Adrian ) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf, 6.0-0
149: Noah Nieman (Adrian ) over cole ruffo (Penn State Behrend) TF 20-3, 5.0-0
157: Ethan Garcia (Adrian ) over nick saeger (Penn State Behrend) Dec 8-2, 3.0-0
165: Derick Duvall (Adrian ) over William Brown (Penn State Behrend) Fall 2:18, 6.0-0
174: Dylan Wellbaum (Adrian ) over brandon miller (Penn State Behrend) Dec 6-4, 3.0-0
184: Kyle Emery (Adrian ) over brian Himes (Penn State Behrend) Fall 1:07, 6.0-0
197: Devon Pingel (Adrian ) over jutin chaudhary (Penn State Behrend) Fall 0:11, 6.0-0
285: Isaiah Espinoza (Adrian ) over joe newara (Penn State Behrend) Fall 2:16, 6.0-0
Dual Meet Score: 53.0-0

UWSP Results
Weight: Match Summary, AC-UWSP Score
125: Mateo Diaz (Adrian ) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf, 6.0-0
133: Matt Berlin (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) over Coleton Wiegers (Adrian ) Dec 10-4, 0-3.0
141: Zane Strubler (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) over Robert Nowik (Adrian ) Fall 0:33, 0-6.0
149: Noah Nieman (Adrian ) over Isaiah Baker (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Fall 1:12, 6.0-0
157: Brandon Peckham (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) over Ethan Garcia (Adrian ) Fall 2:03, 0-6.0
165: Jordan Weinzetl (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) over Derick Duvall (Adrian ) Maj 12-0, 0-4.0
174: Dylan Wellbaum (Adrian ) over Austin Schrei (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Dec 10-8, 3.0-0
184: Austin Stebane (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) over Bryant Moore (Adrian ) Dec 3-2, 0-3.0
197: Devon Pingel (Adrian ) over Jerry Lipke (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Dec 5-3, 3.0-0
285: Isaiah Espinoza (Adrian ) over Noah Wieczorek (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Dec 5-2, 3.0-0
Dual Meet Score: 21.0-22.0

Central (Iowa) Results
Weight: Match Summary, AC-CC Score
125: Chase Poston (Central) over Mateo Diaz (Adrian ) Dec 9-6, 0-3.0
133: Shandon Akeo (Central) over Tanner Smith (Adrian ) Maj 17-8, 0-4.0
141: Dan Radcliffe (Central) over Scott Hampton (Adrian ) TF 18-3, 0-5.0
149: Noah Nieman (Adrian ) over Ryne Mohrfeld (Central) Maj 20-9, 4.0-0
157: Ethan Garcia (Adrian ) over Luke Condy (Central) Dec 5-2, 3.0-0
165: Collin Groleau (Central) over Derick Duvall (Adrian ) Dec 7-6, 0-3.0
174: Chance Benadum (Central) over Dylan Wellbaum (Adrian ) Dec 5-3, 0-3.0
184: Nathan Fritz (Central) over Kyle Emery (Adrian ) TF 17-0, 0-5.0
197: Devon Pingel (Adrian ) over Gavin Babcock (Central) Fall 3:18, 6.0-0
285: Isaiah Espinoza (Adrian ) over Duncan Lee (Central) SV-1 3-1, 3.0-0
Dual Meet Score: 16.0-23.0