FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2013
RESULTS | EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Indiana Tech wrestling team took to the mats on Saturday at the annual MSU Open at Jenison Field House. More than 500 wrestlers from 28 schools competed in the prestigious tournament, which features some of the top wrestlers in the nation.
The Warriors placed three wrestlers in the event, including Mitch Roadruck, who took third in the 149-lb freshman/sophomore division. No team scores were kept.
Roadruck went 3-1 in route to a third place finish in the freshman/sophomore division at 149-lbs. The freshman from Lowell, Ind. won his first match over Ohio State’s Jacob Donateli 5-3 before besting Olivet’s Lake Bennett 4-0 in the quarterfinals. In his semifinal match against eventual champion, Colin Heffernan of Central Michigan, Roadruck lost by fall at 6:43. He then bested Findlay’s Nic Skonieczny to take third.
In the 141-lb freshman/sophomore division, John Weldon went 5-2 in route to a sixth place finish. The 5-foot-7 freshman from Comstock Park, Mich. won his first match of day by a 6-0 decision over Tyler Kuch of Olivet, before falling to eventual champion, Noah Forrider of Ohio in the second round by major decision 19-5. Weldon fought his way through the consolation bracket, making to the fifth-place match before falling to Cameron Kennedy of Michigan, who had also lost to Forrider, by major decision 12-4.
The only other Warrior to place at the event was Darryl Grayson who finished seventh in the 174-lb freshman/sophomore division. The 6-foot sophomore from Springfield, Ohio won his first match by 9-2 decision over Andrew Psomas of Columbia before falling to eventual champion Patrick Jennings of Edinboro by 10-4 decision. Grayson won his first consolation match before falling in the consolation quarterfinals.
The Orange and Black return to the mat on Saturday, Nov. 16 when they travel to Ypsilanti, Mich. to participate in the Eastern Michigan Duals.