Napier wins 141 Weight Class, Leads Strong Manchester Performance in Spartan Mat Classic

Napier wins 141 Weight Class, Leads Strong Manchester Performance in Spartan Mat Classic

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – 21 institutions were represented on Saturday as the Manchester wrestling squad hosted the 2019 Spartan Mat Classic in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.

The Spartans turned in a strong performance placing 7th overall with 86.5 points. 

Jordan Napier (Indianapolis, Ind. / Perry Meridian) led the Spartans by earning the 141-pound title on Saturday.  Napier defeated Gaige Torres from Indiana Tech by an 11-10 decision to earn the 141-pound championship.

Skyler Gomez (LaPorte, Ind. / LaPorte) placed 8th in the 133-pound weight class.  Gomez won three bouts on the day.  Stephen Kitko (Noblesville, Ind. / Noblesville) also earned an 8th place finish in the 157-pound weight class.  JaVon Phillips (Centerville, Ind. / Centerville) placed 6th out of the 149-pounders.  Joel Arney (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Carroll) earned a 4th place finish in the 157-pound weight class.

Perennial power Wabash College finished as the top team on the day with 164.5 points.  Wheaton (Ill.) placed second with 118.5 points.  Bellarmine rounded out the top three with 111 points.

Manchester University will wrestle again next weekend on Saturday January 19 at the Wabash College Max Servies Duals.