Gorham, Maine - The Trinity College wrestling team had four grapplers finish top-six in their respective weight class to lead the Bantams to an impressive seventh place finish at the Ted Reese Invitational on Saturday at Southern Maine University. Trinity finished seventh out of 16 competing programs with 73.5 points, just 2.5 behind sixth-place Apprentice and seven ahead of eight-place University of Maine. The Bantams return to the mat on Friday, December 8, for their first dual-meet of the winter, against fellow New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) college Williams.
Junior captain Grant Sorensen (Moore, Okla.) led Trinity with a second-place finish at 149 pounds. The junior rattled off four-straight victories, three via pin and the fourth by way of a 10-0 decision, before falling in the championship match, a 4-3 battle against American International's 149. On his way to second place, Sorensen defeated New England's top-ranked 149 pound wrestler Max Temple from Castleton State. Sorensen improves to 9-2 on the season with six falls.
Junior Jack Reilly (Andover, Mass.) had a good day for Trinity as well, claiming fourth in the 157-pound division. Reilly won his first three matches of the day, one by pin, to reach the 157 semifinals. After falling via decision, Reilly defeated teammate Lucas Kaminski (Hopkinton, Mass.) to reach the third-place match where he ultimately lost. Kaminski won four matches on the day, two by way of pin and one via technical fall. Junior Ian Steckel (Winchester, Mass.) finished sixth at 197 after winning four matches including three by pin.