The Defiance College Wrestling team concluded their 2019-2020 season this weekend by competing at the NCAA DIII Central Regional Tournament. The Regional Tournament was held at Adrian College (Adrian, MI). A total of 18 Division III schools from the Central Region competed within the tournament. The Yellow Jackets placed 15th out of 18 teams overall during the weekend.
Representing the Yellow Jackets at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Tournament was juniors, Rosendo Beltran and Alex Smith, sophomores, Cortez Bradley, Mason Morris, Rigo Villa, and Hunter McNutt. Rounding out the competitors for the Yellow Jackets are freshmen, Cameron Pollard and Seth Majewski.
Beltran was the highest competitor for the Yellow Jackets. The junior competed in the 125lb weight class against opponents from Otterbein University (Westerville, OH) and Alma College (Alma, MI). Beltran ended his season with a 3-3 record, placing 6th place for the 125lb weight class overall. The junior picked up a win over his opponent from Otterbein University (Westerville, OH) with a decision score of 9-3 in the consolation bracket. Beltran lost his final match of the day to his opponent from Alma College (Alma, MI) by a 2-1 decision loss.
Junior, Alex Smith competed for the Yellow Jackets in the 144lb weight class. In his opening match, Smith competed and fell to two-time, All-American, Brendan Ladd of Alma College (Alma, MI). The junior picked up one win for the Yellow Jackets for the weekend against a competitor from Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN).
Sophomore, Cortez Bradley represented the Yellow Jackets in the 149lb weight class. Bradley went 1-2 for the Yellow Jackets, picking up his win on the weekend with a 16-14 decision win in his consolation match.
Sophomore, Hunter McNutt, represented the Yellow Jackets in the 197lb weight class and finished his season with a 17-6 decision win over an opponent from Olivet College (Olivet, MI).
Freshmen, Seth Majewski competed for the Yellow Jackets in the 133lb weight class facing a competitor from John Carrol University (University Heights, OH). The freshmen picked up a win over this opponent for the Yellow Jackets.
Freshman, Cameron Pollard competed in the 157lb weight class. Pollard finished the weekend for the Yellow Jackets with a 1-2 record picking up a win over a competitor from Muskingum University (New Concord, OH).
Congratulations to the Yellow Jacket Wrestling Team on a great 2019-2020 season!
Written by: Hailey Krawczyk