Spartans take aim at Pete Willson tourney

Spartans take aim at Pete Willson tourney

It's the final regular-season road trip for Manchester University Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27.

Meet details: Coach Kevin Lake's team is part of the field for the Wheaton College of Illinois Pete Willson Invitational … Action begins at 12 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, both Eastern Standard Time, at King Arena on Wheaton's campus … Live results are accessible via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … Senior 141-pounder Chase Wilson (Peru, Ind.) goes into the tourney looking for more top-flight results. He's a two-time top eight finisher and reigning consolation champion.

 Spartan Shorts: Lake and his staff have set the following as the weekend line-up: 125 – Elijuh Weaver, fr., Warren, Mich. 4-3; 133 – Ben Cauffman, jr., Fort Wayne, Ind. 13-2; 141 – Chase Wilson 19-3; 149 – Jordan Napier, so., Indianapolis, Ind. 14-8; 165 – Alex Arney, sr., Fort Wayne, Ind. 3-15; 174 – Tristan Wilson, sr., Fort Wayne, Ind. 8-12; 197 – Alex Roberts, sr., Campbelltown, Ind. 8-17; 285 – Tristin Choate, so., Mt. Vernon, Ind. 8-13 … Cauffman and Chase Wilson continue to find their names on D3Wrestle.com's Top Contenders' section at their respective weights. Both have been able to do so because of recent success spans. Cauffman's won eight of his last nine, while Chase Wilson harbors a 10-match win skein … Napier and sophomore 141/149 pounder JaVon Phillips (Centerville, Ind.) join Cauffman and Chase Wilson in the season double-digit win club with 14 and 10, respectively. The trio of Roberts, Tristan Wilson and Choate are all nearby with eight victories each going into the weekend.

Big Home Stand on Horizon: MU has three duals and the MidStates Invitational slated for Stauffer-Wolfe Arena during February. The span begins Friday, Feb. 2, against Indiana Tech.