Little Giants Prepare for Tough Competition at Indiana Little State Meet
The Wabash wrestling team has been staying busy. On 11/12, they participated in a dual against one of their harshest rivals; of course, this was Wabash versus Wabash. Manchester was not able to make it, so they participated in an inter-squad dual at home with lots of fans. Last weekend, they went to Mequon, Wisconsin, to compete in the Concordia University Open (CUW).
It was a stacked tournament, with the top three schools in the nation all wrestling. Wartburg (#1), Wabash (#2), and Loras (#3) were there. Other teams ranked in the top fifteen that are also attending include Stevens Institute of Technology (#6), University of Wisconsin Steven Point (#14), and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (T- #14). won. Other placers were Blake McGee ’25 at fourth, Gavinn Alstott ’25 at fifth, Tyson Nisley ’24 at sixth, Ray Arebalo ’25 at fifth, Chase Baczek ’25 at fifth, and James Lewis ’23 at fourth. After the meet, Wabash wrestling fell from #2 to #4.
This was a tough tournament and very important for the wrestling team. It was also a great way to show that Wabash is a top-ranked program and has a serious shot at competing for a national title.
The Little Giants return home for this weekend when they will host the Indiana Little State Meet in Knowling Fieldhouse and begins at 9 AM. Wabash expects to continue their dominance and why they are a top-ranked program.
Coming in at #4 in the nation, Wabash will undoubtedly make a statement and show they should be ranked even higher. Fourteen teams in total will be there, predominantly from Indiana. However, some other teams are coming from West Virginia and Kentucky. This will be a team tournament format, with wrestlers gaining points by winning matches (and gaining extra team points through pins, technical falls, which is when someone wins a match by more than fifteen points, and majors when someone wins by more than eight).
Looking to continue their path to the national title, the Little Giants will look to take advantage of the home crowd in this weekend.