Wabash dual, Trine meet spotlight busy weekend

Manchester University returns to the mat for a clash with in-state NCAA Division III rival Wabash College Friday, Nov. 10, and at the Trine University Thunder Invitational Saturday, Nov. 11.

Meet details: Action gets underway at 7 p.m. Friday at Wabash’s Chadwick Court, while the TU tourney starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hershey Hall on Trine’s campus … Live audio, statistics, and video are accessible for the match-up with the Little Giants, and live results can be tracked for the Thunder Invitational via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Coach Kevin Lake and his staff set the following as a probable line-up for Friday’s dual – 125 – Josh Stephenson, fr., Yorktown, Ind., 1-2; 133 – Ben Cauffman, jr., Fort Wayne, Ind., 0-0; 141 – Chase Wilson, sr., Peru, Ind., 0-2; 149 – Jordan Napier, so., Indianapolis, Ind., 0-2; 157 – Stephen Kitko, fr., Noblesville, Ind., 0-2; 165 – Alex Arney, sr., Fort Wayne, Ind., 0-2; 174 – Isaac Ray, so., Atlanta, Ind., 0-2; 184 – Tristan Wilson, sr., Fort Wayne, Ind., 0-0; 197 – Alex Roberts, sr., Campbelltown, Ind., 1-2; 285 – Tristin Choate, so., Mt. Vernon, Ind., 0-0 … A year ago, at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena, the Little Giants claimed a 38-7 victory over the Spartans, as sophomore JaVon Phillips (Centerville, Ind.) and Wilson combined for MU’s team points … “This is a big dual for us,” Lake noted. “Wabash has been one of the premier programs in the Midwest for some time, so we use our performance against them as a measuring stick (of where we are at). The beginning of our schedule was and is quite a challenge for us, but it was set up that way. In that regard, we felt the team approached it well (at Michigan State in the opener) with some younger guys getting wins over Division I competition. The only way we can grow is to be in tough matches against top-flight opponents, so the guys can apply what we’ve taught them and see what they need to work on for down the road.” … The Black and close out their pre-Thanksgiving break schedule Thursday, Nov. 16, traveling to Adrian College for dual competition.

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