Six Warriors Place Top-4 at Alma Open

January 26, 2013

For Immediate Release

Complete Results

Alma, Mich. – The 16th ranked Indiana Tech wrestling team had six members earn top-4 finishes at the 2nd annual Alma College Open on Saturday.

Junior Novric Reese (Brooklyn, NY/Muskegon) posted a 3-2 record on the day en route to a fourth place finish at 125-lbs. After falling in his first match of the day, Reese battled back with three straight wins, including two by pin, to wrestle for third place. However, he would be defeated by Jerome Pasquale of Ohio Northern University.

In the 157-lbs weight class, Adam Fahs (Portage, MI/Trine) defeated Alma’s Shawn Brewer by major decision but fell into the consolation bracket after being pinned by Central Michigan’s Malcolm Martin. From there, Fahs won back-to-back bouts, including a rematch against Brewer in the third place match.

Kafuba Donzon (Albany, GA/Darton) and No. 8 James Bennett (Bowden, GA/Darton) finished in third and fourth place, respectively, in the 165-lbs division. Donzon posted a 5-1 record while Bennett went 3-2.

Sophomore Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider), the 6th ranked wrestler at 174-lbs, earned a fourth place finish. Martin defeated Michigan’s Brandon Hill 9-4, but would drop his next match to fall into the consolation bracket. After pinning his next opponent, Martin met Hill again in the third place match, however the outcome would be different this time with Hill picking up the 13-7 decision victory.

At 184-lbs, freshman Taylor DeLong (Westfield, IN/Westfield) had a big day on the mat, going 4-1 to land in third place. His first win came by major decision and his second by pin. Following a loss to Central Michigan’s Austin Severn, DeLong responded with a pair of victories, including another pin at 1:23 in the third place match.

Up next, Indiana Tech will travel to Columbia, Kentucky on Feb. 2 for a pair of dual meets at Lindsey Wilson College. The Warriors will face Life University at 4 p.m. and will meet No. 8 Lindsey Wilson at 5:30 p.m.



125 lbs

Novric Reese (3-2) – 4th Place

Delian Schneider (Heidelberg) TF Novric Reese (Tech), 23-5

Novric Reese (Tech) dec. Matt Price (Heidelberg), 10-7

Novric Reese (Tech) fall Justin Agee (Tech), 5:27

Novric Reese (Tech) fall Tyler Foley (Alma), 5:13

Jerome Pasquale (Ohio Northern) fall Novric Reese (Tech), 4:36

Cameron Whitten (1-2)

Casimer Strzynski (Alma) dec. Cameron Whitten (Tech), 6-4

Cameron Whitten (Tech) MFF Ali Ayache (Alma)

Tyler Gibson (Muskegon) major dec. Cameron Whitten (Tech), 13-2

Justin Agee (1-2)

Ali Ayache (Alma) major dec. Justin Agee (Tech), 12-4

Justin Agee (Tech) MFF Casimer Strzynski (Alma)

Novric Reese (Tech) fall Justin Agee, 5:27


133 lbs

Brett Yarbrough (3-2)

Collin Lesko (Alma) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 7-2

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) TF Joseph Montney (GVSU), 15-0

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) fall Robert Montney (GVSU), 1:00

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) dec. Zachary Case (Alma), 6-2

Justin Kihn (Heidelberg) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 6-2

Akiniran Akinfemi (0-2)

Zachary Case (Alma) fall Akiniran Akinfemi (Tech), 1:36

Brian Turner (GVSU) fall Akiniran Akinfemi (Tech), 3:36


149 lbs

Eldin Hesselgrave (0-2)

Jonathan Hoopes (Ohio Northern) dec. Eldin Hesselgrave (Tech), 8-4

Nick Rubley (Alma) major dec. Eldin Hesselgrave (Tech), 14-2

Tim Scott (1-2)

James Carey (Alma) fall Tim Scott (Tech), 4:24

Tim Scott (Tech) major dec. Chase Singleton (Muskegon), 14-5

Nick Starzec (Muskegon) fall Tim Scott (Tech), 2:46


157 lbs

Adam Fahs (3-1) – 3rd Place

Adam Fahs (Tech) major dec. Shawn Brewer (Alma), 14-5

Malcolm Martin (Central Michigan) fall Adam Fahs (Tech), 2:15

Adam Fahs (Tech) major dec. Jamie Jakes (Alma), 11-0

Adam Fahs (Tech) dec. Shawn Brewer (Alma), 5-2


165 lbs

Tyler Goldman (0-2)

Zack Cline (Central Michigan) TF Tyler Goldman (Tech), 15-0

Dillon Francisco (Muskegon) fall Tyler Goldman (Tech), 5:16

Kafuba Donzon (5-1) – 3rd Place

Justin Wharton (Heidelberg) fall Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 2:49

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) major dec. Ethan Lindgren (Alma), 20-10

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Matthew Tuttle (Alma), 5-3

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Dillon Francisco (Muskegon), 7-3

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Zack Cline (Central Michigan), 6-3

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) MFF James Bennett (Tech)

James Bennett (3-2) – 4th Place

James Bennett (Tech) dec. Brandon Howes (Ohio Northern), 10-8 OT

James Bennett (Tech) dec. Matthew Tuttle (Alma), 8-6 OT

Nick Becker (Central Michigan) major dec. James Bennett (Tech), 10-0

James Bennett (Tech) dec. Jeremy Stepp (Heidelberg), 5-2

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) MFF James Bennett (Tech)

Grayson Smith (0-2)

Dillon Francisco (Muskegon) major dec. Grayson Smith (Tech), 8-0

Colt Lovejoy (Ohio Northern) dec. Grayson Smith (Tech), 7-5


174 lbs

Tanner Martin (2-2) – 4th Place

Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Brandon Hill (Michigan), 9-4

Kyle Kwiat (Ohio Northern) TF Tanner Martin (Tech), 21-6

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Justin Johnson (Muskegon), 3:23

Brandon Hill (Michigan) dec. Tanner Martin (Tech), 13-7


184 lbs

Taylor DeLong (4-1) – 3rd Place

Taylor DeLong (Tech) major dec. John Gaffney (Alma), 11-0

Taylor DeLong (Tech) fall Kyle Shock (Heidelberg), 2:31

Austin Severn (Central Michigan) major dec. Taylor DeLong (Tech), 11-1

Taylor DeLong (Tech) dec. Jared Groeneveld (Alma), 10-6

Taylor DeLong (Tech) fall Alex Morang (GVSU), 1:23


285 lbs

Maisen Hill (0-2)

Adam Robinson (Alma) fall Maisen Hill (Tech), 2:16

Andrew Ackerman (Alma) fall Maisen Hill (Tech), 1:24


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