Three schools ranked among the fourth D3Wrestle.com team poll are on the schedule for Manchester University at Luther College of Iowa’s Gator Boot Duals Saturday, Dec. 16.
Meet details: The Spartans (1-2) take on No. 28 Ferrum College of Virginia at 8 a.m.; No. 9 Baldwin-Wallace College of Ohio at 11:30 a.m.; and No. 3-ranked Loras College of Iowa at 3 p.m. … All match-ups are set at McGavock High School in Nashville, Tenn.
Spartan Shorts: Coach Kevin Lake and his staff have named the following as a probable line-up: 125 – Josh Stephenson, fr., Yorktown, Ind., 3-7/Zac Galvan, fr., Lowell, Ind. (0-2); 133 – Ben Cauffman, jr., Fort Wayne, Ind., (6-1); 141 – Chase Wilson, sr., Peru, Ind. (7-2)/JaVon Phillips, so., Centerville, Ind. (6-4); 149 – Jordan Napier, so., Indianapolis, Ind.(5-4); 157 – Stephen Kitko, fr., Noblesville, Ind. (5-6)/Patrick Waugh, fr., Indianapolis, Ind. (0-6); 165 – Alex Arney, sr., Fort Wayne, Ind. (1-7)/Tyler Leonhard, fr., Portland, Ind.(3-8); 174 – Tristan Wilson, sr., Fort Wayne, Ind. (1-5); 184 – Isaac Ray, so., Atlanta, Ind.(0-6); 197 – Alex Roberts, sr., Campbelltown, Ind. (5-6); HWT – Tristin Choate, so., Mt. Vernon, Ind. (3-6)/Jon Brann, sr., Orland Park, Ill. (0-0) … Chase Wilson, who made his season debut on the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Intermat Division III rankings this week at No. 9, has a string of seven consecutive wins in tow. Four of the triumphs in the span have occurred in bonus-point territory … Wilson hasn’t cracked the D3Wrestle.com top 10, as he’s the second-leading contender at 141. Napier, part of the honorable mention section at 149, also finds himself on the website lists … While Wilson’s seven wins lead the room, Cauffman and Phillips are close behind (six apiece), and Stephen Kitko, Napier, and Roberts have compiled five each.
On The Horizon: Manchester University continues dual competition Thursday and Friday, Jan. 4 and 5, at the 2018 National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Division III Duals. Fort Wayne’s Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is the host venue.