Waynesburg, Pa. - Senior co-captain Jack Reilly (Andover, Mass.) went 5-1 in the 165-pound bracket to lead the Trinity College Bantams to fifth place in the team standings at the 8th Annual Waynesburg College Wrestling Invitational at Rudy Marisa Field House this afternoon. Trinity totaled 87.5 points to edge the host Yellowjackets for fifth by four points, while Alma and Washington and Jefferson tied for the team title with 110 points apiece in a field of 18 schools. Trinity returns to dual matches with a short trip to American International on Wednesday at noon.
Reilly recovered from an opening-round loss to win five times, including two pins, and advance to the third-place bout but settled for fourth place due to a six-match limit for a single day. Fellow Trinity senior tri-captain Grant Sorensen (Moore, Okla.) pinned his opponent three times in a row to reach the 149-pound finals, but lost to Alma's Zachary Cooper, by fall and took second place. Bantam senior 197-pounder Mason Sangillo (Florham Park, N.J.) went 4-1 with two falls to collect third place, and junior Stephen Cerrone (Quechee, Vt.) was 4-2 at 165 pounds including a pin at 2:50 to take fifth place in the bracket. Trinity freshman 184-pounder Anders Klass (Braintree, Mass.) won four of six matches and won by fall three times, while junior Lukas Kaminski (Hopkinton, Mass.) was 3-2 at 157 pounds for the Bantams.
“We had some impressive individual performances today but what stands out the most is that we are really starting to turn the corner as a team," said Trinity Head Coach Marques Gales. "We came into the tournament short-handed due to injuries but we managed to compete hard with who we entered in today. Jack Reilly put together one of his best performances of his career. He dropped his first match to the eventual second-place finisher, but rallied back to win five straight in consolations, including a 6-0 win over Isaac Collier of Case Western. Collier defeated Reilly 11-0 at the RIT Invite last month. Grant Sorensen got off to a hot start today but in the finals got a little too aggressive in a situation that put him on his back, and was pinned. Those kinds of things can happen when you’re constantly trying to score points. We all commend his efforts and he learned from his mistake.”