Saturday, January 12, 2013
On Saturday the Lions competed at the annual Spartan Mat Classic at Manchester University, The Lions fought valiantly coming up just short of first place, finishing second by 0.5 points. Baldwin Wallace was the meet champion, earning 158.0 points, compared to the Lions at 157.5 points.
In the 133 pound weight class Eddie Sanders (Hamilton, OH/Hamilton Badin) was defeated in the championship match by a 7-4 decision. His efforts were good enough for second place in the 133 pound class. In the 141 pound class the Lions had two wrestlers place. Luis Godines (Cincinnati, OH/Madeira) placed seventh, while Wayne Black (Indianapolis, IN/Pike) was the first place finisher in the class. The number one seed Black finished the day 4-0 including a 9-6 decision in the final match.
Tevin Byers (Trotwood, OH/Trotwood-Mason) competed for the Lions in the 149 pound class. Byers finished the day with 2 wins and 2 losses, and earned himself a fourth place finish. Tommy Fehring (Amelia, OH/Glen Este) battled hard, and earned a sixth place finish in the 157 pund weight class. Cory Disbennett (Bethel, OH/Bethel-Tate) wrestled his way to a 2-2 day, which was good enough to earn him fourth place in the class. Nolan Karwoski (Carmel, IN/Carmel) worked his way to a 3-1 day, inlcuding a 11-6 decision in his final match which earned him third place.
Nathan Islamovsky (Eaton, OH/Eaton) began as the number two seed in the 197 pound weight class. He finished the day 3-2, which was good enough for a fourth place finish. Sean Brooks (Englewood, OH/Northmont) finished his day 4-1, with is lone loss being due to injury. He worked his way to the third place match where he won by major decision 12-4.
The Lions return to action next weekend when they travel to Wabash College for the Max Servies dual match.