Elliott, Nelson Produce Top-Six Finishes at the NCAA Division II McKendree University Bearcat Open

Kassidy Block is one of just two seniors on a young Adrian Bulldogs squad. (Action photo by Robert Foster)
Kassidy Block is one of just two seniors on a young Adrian Bulldogs squad. (Action photo by Robert Foster)

LEBANON, Ill.--The Adrian College women's wrestling team placed two student-athletes at the NCAA Division II McKendree University Bearcat Open over the weekend. There was no team scores kept.

Freshman Marguerite Elliott led Adrian's efforts with a fifth-place finish in the 155-pound division. After losing her opening bout via a technical fall, Elliott came back to reach the consolation semifinals after defeating Evonne Evien of Menlo College in a 1-minute, 47-second fall and Kaylee Foster from Missouri Baptist University in a 6-0 decision.

Classmate Tygan Nelson joined Elliott on the awards podium with a sixth-place showing in the 130 class. She blazed a trail to the championship semifinals with three consecutive victories in dominating fashion by pinfall or technical fall: Brianne Penunuri (Bearcat Wrestling Club), Bethany Davis (Missouri Valley College) and Alexandra Herle (Emmanuel College). In the semifinals, she suffered her first loss of the day to Alexia Ward from the Bearcat Wrestling Club.

Adrian is scheduled to wrap up the season at the 2018 Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships on Friday, Feb. 9.

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Bearcat Open 109--Holly Bailor's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Charlotte Fowler (Campbellsville University) won by tech fall over Holly Bailor (Bulldog WC) (TF 10-0)

Cons. Round 1 - Holly Bailor (Bulldog WC) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Coellet Rangel (Bearcat Wrestling Club) won by decision over Holly Bailor (Bulldog WC) (Dec 3-2)

Bearcat Open 123--Kassidy Block's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kassidy Block (Adrian College) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Brandi Elizalde (McKendree University) won by fall over Kassidy Block (Adrian College) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 2 - Kassidy Block (Adrian College) won by fall over Lili Flores (Waldorf University) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 3 - Daniela Flores (Oklahoma City) won by decision over Kassidy Block (Adrian College) (Dec 6-5)

Bearcat Open 130--Tygan (tj) Nelson's place is 6th and has scored 17.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tygan (tj) Nelson (Adrian College) won by fall over Brianne Penunuri (Bearcat Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:00)

Champ. Round 2 - Tygan (tj) Nelson (Adrian College) won by tech fall over Bethany Davis (Missouri Valley College) (TF 10-0)

Quarterfinal - Tygan (tj) Nelson (Adrian College) won by fall over Alexandra Herle (Emmanuel College) (Fall 0:00)

Semifinal - Alexia Ward (Bearcat Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Tygan (tj) Nelson (Adrian College) (TF 10-0)

Cons. Semi - Logan Mize (Lyon College) won by tech fall over Tygan (tj) Nelson (Adrian College) (TF 10-0)

5th Place Match - Marizza Birrueta (Lion Wrestling Club) won by fall over Tygan (tj) Nelson (Adrian College) (Fall 0:00)

Bearcat Open 155--Maggie Elliott's place is 5th and has scored 14.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Andrea Sennett (McKendree University) won by tech fall over Maggie Elliott (Adrian College) (TF 10-0)

Cons. Round 1 - Maggie Elliott (Adrian College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Maggie Elliott (Adrian College) won by fall over Evonne Evien (Menlo college) (Fall 1:47)

Cons. Round 3 - Maggie Elliott (Adrian College) won by decision over Kaylee Foster (Missouri Baptist University) (Dec 6-0)

Cons. Semi - Morgan Becker (Campbellsville University) won by tech fall over Maggie Elliott (Adrian College) (TF 10-0)

5th Place Match - Maggie Elliott (Adrian College) won by injury default over Jessi Kee (King University) (Inj. 0:00)

Bearcat Open 170--Autumn Rux's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Faith Ghramm (Lindenwood Belleville) won by fall over Autumn Rux (Adrian College) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 1 - Autumn Rux (Adrian College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Autumn Rux (Adrian College) won by fall over Sierra Condon (MacMurray College) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 3 - Korinahe Bullock (McKendree University) won by decision over Autumn Rux (Adrian College) (Dec 11-6)

Bearcat Open 191--Haylee McCoy's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Alyssa Cantu (Missouri Valley College) won by tech fall over Haylee McCoy (Adrian College) (TF 11-0)

Cons. Round 1 - Shallon Crossley (MacMurray College) won by fall over Haylee McCoy (Adrian College) (Fall 3:50)