ADA, Ohio – The Manchester University wrestling team was back in action on Friday December 7th in neighboring Ohio. The Spartans and Polar Bears faced off in a dual match, with Ohio Northern narrowly edging Manchester by a final score of 26-21.
Three pins highlighted Manchester's performance on Friday evening. Skyler Gomez (LaPorte, Ind. / La Porte) pinned ONU's Cameron Poulton in the 133-pound weight class bout. Elijah Phillips (Centerville, Ind. / Centerville) also earned a pin at 1:51 in the 141-pound weight class. Nick Joyner (Bedford, Ind. / Bedford Lawrence North) earned the third and final pin of the evening for the Spartans at heavyweight, pinning Ohio Northern's Austin Keeley.
At 157-pounds, Manchester's Joel Arney (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Carroll) picked up a 6-3 decision against Schuyler Caprella.
The Spartans will compete at the Gator Boot Duals in Nashville, Tennessee next week on Saturday December 15th. Next Saturday's event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.