Wrestling Hosts Defiance on Thursday

Wrestling Hosts Defiance on Thursday

NORTH MANCEHSTER, Ind. – The final Manchester University athletic event before Christmas will feature the wrestling programs from Manchester and Defiance College.  The Spartans will host the visiting Yellow Jackets at 6 p.m. in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.


Manchester News & Notes

* The Spartans will look to build upon the outstanding performance they compiled in Tennessee this past weekend.  Manchester University wrestled in the Gator Boot Duals on Saturday December 15 and won four out of its five matches on the day.
* At the Gator Duals, MU took down Huntingdon 40-6.  The Spartans defeated Wilmington (Ohio) 46-12.  MU edged Elmhurst 27-16 and also defeated Simpson 33-14 for its fourth victory.  Luther handed Manchester its only loss on the day, 36-7.
* Jordan Napier led the way for Manchester with five wins on Saturday at the 141-pound weight class.  Josh Stephenson, Skyler Gomez, and JaVon Phillips all earned four victories this past weekend.
* Joel Arney, Jeremiah Ford, Nick Joyner, and Tyler Leonhard all were credited with three victories at the Gator Duals

Defiance News & Notes

* Defiance's wrestling program is in its first season of competition.
* The Yellow Jackets are coached by Antonio Guerra.  Guerra comes to DC after a highly successful stint at Ashland University where he served as the head assistant wrestling coach for three seasons.
* DC has wrestled in five events this year.
* The Yellow Jackets last competed at the Waynesburg Duals on Saturday December 8.