Wrestling Faces MSJ, Defiance at HCAC Duals this Weekend

Wrestling Faces MSJ, Defiance at HCAC Duals this Weekend

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University wrestling team will travel to Defiance College to compete in the HCAC Duals on Saturday January 11.

Manchester will go head-to-head against both Mount St. Joseph University and Defiance College. The Spartans will face the Lions of MSJ first at noon before taking on the Yellow Jackets of DC at 4 p.m.

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Manchester has wrestled well over the past several weeks, turning in strong team efforts at the Gator "Boots" Duals in Nashville and the Spartan Mat Classic this past Saturday.

In Tennessee, Manchester won a trio of dual matches in convincing fashion. The Spartans topped Elmhurst 36-14, defeated Wilmington (Ohio) 54-0, and knocked off Simpson 32-12.

MU then placed fourth out of 17 teams in a highly competitive field in the Spartan Mat Classic this past weekend. Skyler Gomez earned a runner-up finish at 133-pounds this Saturday. Joel Arney, Jordan Napier, and Josh Stephenson all earned fourth-place finishes in their respective weight classes this past weekend.

Key Wrestlers to Watch on Saturday

Josh Stephenson Jr., 125-lbs – 11-7 overall this season.

Skyler Gomez – So., 133-lbs – 6-1 overall this season.

Jordan Napier – Sr., 141-lbs – 5-2 overall this season.

JaVon Phillips Jr., 149-lbs – 11-6 overall this season.

Joel Arney - So., 157-lbs – 8-2 overall this season.