Manchester Preview

Manchester College Spartans
Head Coach: Matt Burlingame
Years at School as head coach: 4
Assistant Coaches: Jordan Knudsen

2010-2011 Dual Meet Record: 3-12
2010-2011 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Cameryn Brady 149
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Cameryn Brady

Top returning starters with accomplishments:
Cam Brady (149) – 34-11, NQ;
Chandler Pogue (165) – 23-17, Jr
Drew Graber (184) – 9-6, Jr
Jimmie King (285) – 25-15 (10 falls), Jr

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 – Garth Simpson, IN state qualifier
125 – Johnnie Carter, 2-time IL state qualifier
149 – Grant Anglemyer, 4-time semi-state qualifier

Season outlook:
For the first time in 4 years Manchester will put a team on the mat that is predominately upperclassmen. All of these wrestlers have been in the starting line-up throughout their careers and will benefit in ’11-’12 from that experience. Juniors Chandler Pogue and Kurt Monix will swap spots in the line-up. Pogue moves to 165 this year after competing for two years at 157. Monix was 4th at the Midwest Regional as a freshman, did not compete last year due to injuries, and will return to the line-up in November at 157. Drew Graber (junior) will move up one weight class to 184 this year. Graber was only 9-6 last season but saw limited time on the mat. Despite this, he broke into the rankings as a contender last season after the Wheaton Invitational. Sophomore Cam Brady was a national qualifier last season and returns to the line-up at 149.