NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - The Defiance College wrestling team made the short trip to Manchester University for a dual with the Spartans on Thursday evening. The Yellow Jackets picked up four wins on the night, ultimately falling 29-18.
The first win for the Purple and Gold came early in the action, as Rosendo Beltran (Toldeo / Central Catholic) pinned his Manchester opponent to take 125 class win.
Seth Beard (Napoleon / Napoleon) followed up Beltran's win in the 133 class with a decision over Manchester's Skyler Gomez.
DC continued their strong performance as Raymier Hickerson (Cleveland Heights / Cleveland Heights) pinned Manchester's Stevan Najeeb to give Defiance a quick 15-0 lead.
In the 184 lb. bout, Hunter Mcnutt (Oregon / Clay) came up with a decision victory over his Spartan foe. The freshman's win had the team score standing at 18-20 with just two bouts remaining.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action after a holiday break as they head to Penn State Behrend on Sunday, January 6th. The contest is slated to start at 3:00 pm.