Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College wrestling program took part in the annual Waynesburg Invitational Saturday afternoon, placing ninth out of 16 teams on the afternoon. The Bantams saw a handful of stout individual performances, competing in its first tournament of 2020.
Ohio Northern University took home the crown, finishing the day with 137 points. Lake Erie College and Washington & Jefferson University rounded out the top three, with Trinity's ninth place performance coming just three points behind Adrian with 59.5.
First-year Nico Patch (Oswego, Ill.) had one of the best individual performances of the afternoon, wrestling in the 149-pound weight class. After winning via fall in his first bout, he was sent to the consolation bracket; from there, he won 7-2, 18-2, and completed the bracket with a pin to take third place.
In his first collegiate match, first-year Isaiah Bailey (Westerly, R.I.) was extremely impressive, matching Patch's performance. After winning two decisions, Bailey was bounced to the consolation bracket; from there, a pin in the semifinal set him up for the third-place bout, which he won 5-1.
Seniors Lukas Kaminski (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Steven Cerrone (Quechee, Vt.) both lost bouts early, but picked up two wins apiece and advancing deep into the consolation bracket. Sophomore Anders Klass (Braintree, Mass.) won two bouts in the 184-weight class, and junior Evan Frank (South Salem, Mass.) won two matches en route to a fifth place finish.
The Bantams kick off its home slate this Wednesday, January 8, taking on New England College in a dual meet. Meet time slated for 4:30 p.m.