Ancilla Sending Four Wrestlers to Nationals

by | Feb 18, 2019 | RRSN News | 0 comments

Muskegon, MI – Ancilla College qualified four wrestlers to advance to the NJCAA Wrestling Nationals in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Ancilla placed fourth of seven teams in the North Central Districts held on Sunday.

Austen Laughlin won the 141 weight class with a win by fall (2.47) over James Foy of Harper College. Luke Sinkovics placed second, losing in the championship match 0-3 to Corey Perkins of Muskegon. Trystan VanDerAa was third in the 197 class winning by fall (3.52) over Isaiah Dole of Muskegon. Thaddeus Dietrich placed fourth in the 149-pound class, losing by fall (4:48) to Harper’s Ulises Jacobo.

Other finishers for Ancilla included Joshua Cooper who placed 5th in the 157 class, Stephen Biancardi was fifth at 133 and Tykease Baker placed 5th in the 165-pound class.

Harper College won the event with 142 points, outdistancing the field by over 25 points. Ancilla was fourth with 76.5 points.

North Central District Results for Ancilla College

Teams standings: 1. Harper CC 142, 2. Muskegon CC 116, 3. Triton College 105.5, 4. Ancilla College 76.5, 5. Henry Ford College 74, 6. Joliet JC 71.5, 7. St. Claire County CC 40.

Ancilla Individuals:  133 – Stephen Biancardi (5th), (Bye); 141 – Austen Laughlin 1st won by fall (2:47) over James Foy (Harper College); 149 – Thaddeus Dietrich 4th Lost to Ulises Jacobo (Harper College) by fall (4:48); 157 – Joshua Cooper 5th won by fall (3:24) over Damian Gonzalez (Joliet JC); 165 – Tykease Baker 5th won by fall (3:19) over Zach McIntyre (St Clair County CC); 184 – Luke Sinkovics 2nd lost to  Corey Perkins (Muskegon) 0-3; 197 – Trystan VanDerAa 3rd

3rd Place Match – Trystan VanDerAa (Ancilla College) won by fall (3:52) over Isaiah Dole (Muskegon).

Ancilla NJCAA National Qualifers: Laughlin, Dietrich, Sinkovics, VanDerAa.

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