NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. -- The Trine University wrestling team traveled to North Manchester, Ind. for a dual meet against Manchester University, but fell to the Spartans by the final score of 34-9.
Sophomores Luke Carver (Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis) and Athony Neal (Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis) were the lone two Thunder wrestlers to record victories in their respective weight classes.
Carver recorded his team-tying high seventh pin of the season defeating Manchester's Tyler Leonhard in a time of 2:13 at 184 pounds, earning six team points.
The final points of the night for Trine were earned by Neal who won by decision in his 197-pound bout against Alex Roberts. Neal edged out Roberts by a final of 6-5.
Trine (6-4) will look to get back on track when the Thunder head back to North Manchester, Ind. to take part in the Mid-States Invitational hosted by Manchester on Saturday, Feb. 10. The event is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start.
Manchester vs. Trine
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
North Manchester, Ind.
125 – Josh Stephenson (M) dec. Dominic Pecoraro (T), 7-2
133 – Ben Cauffman (M) wins by tech. fall over Davynn Schneider (T), 4:44
141 – Chase Wilson (M) wins by tech. fall over Caleb Maddox (T), 5:30
149 – Jordan Napier (M) dec. Riley Rasler (T), 9-6
157 – JaVon Phillips (M) won by fall over Efrain Amezquita (T), 1:23
165 – Alex Arney (M) dec. Brandon Minear (T), 5-1
174 – Tristan Wilson (M) dec. Nick Miller (T), 4-2
184 – Luke Carver (T) won by fall over Tyler Leonhard (M), 2:13
197 – Anthony Neal (T) dec. Alex Roberts (M), 6-5
HWT – Nick Joyner (M) won by fall over Zach Saylor (T), :42