Manchester Preview

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New head coach Matt Burlingame has the luxury of starting each dual meet with a flourish, as he has two returning Americans manning 125 and 133 in Eracleo Vallejo and John Sheets, who returns from injury. Vallejo has a motor that never stops, while Sheets was 3rd in 2006 and was among the NCAA leaders in falls. 184 lb. Matt Zickafoose was 3rd in the 2006 Midwest Region, and he also comes back from injury in 2007-2008.  Unfortunately, 174 lb. Midwest runner-up Ben Hoover has transferred out to Maranatha Bible Baptist.  However, with 9 returning starters, Manchester is poised for another successful season as they attempt to knock Delaware Valley and Olivet from the top of the Midwest Region.

School: Manchester College
Head Coach: Matt Burlingame
Years at School: 1st as head coach, 2nd overall
Assistant Coaches: Ben Sprunger

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 8-4
2007 NCAA Place: 28th
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 3rd Midwest Regional

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: All-Americans Eracleo Vallejo and John Sheets (2006)

Total Number of Returning Starters: 9

Projected Lineup
125: Eracleo Vallejo
133: John Sheets
141: Matt Palladino/Sam Carsey
149: Byron Sweet/Sam Carsey
157: Byron Sweet/Torryn Heffelfinger
165: Chris Becker/Torryn Heffelfinger
174: Nate Hodges/Joel Sherer
184: Matt Zickafoose
197: Rob Osborne
285: Spencer Fulk