Wrestling Place Seventh at 53rd Annual North Central Invite

Dec 10, 2016

Team Scores
Team Standings
Final Summary

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The University of Dubuque wrestling team competed in the 53rd Annual North Central College Wrestling Invitational on Saturday and placed seventh overall with 51.5 points.

Six Spartans placed and the Spartans were led by Jeremy Melendez (141 lbs.) and Pat Mooney (165 lbs.) both placed 4th in the competitive tourney. Mark Griffin (157 lbs.) placed fifth, Javontae Yarbrough (141 lbs.), Greg Krulus (149 lbs.) and Dominic Sterr (197 lbs.) all placed sixth.

Team Finishes:
1. Wabash College - 165 pts.
2. Augustana College - 108.5 pts.
3. North Central College - 91 pts.
4. UW-Whitewater - 75 pts.
5. Wheaton College - 68 pts.
6. Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) - 60 pts.
7. University of Dubuque - 51.5 pts.
8. Thomas More College - 42 pts.
9. Olivet College - 36.5 pts.
10. Lakeland University - 11 pts.

The University of Dubuque will host the 11th Annual Jim Fox Spartan Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, December 17 in Stoltz Sports Center.


12:00 p.m. - Weigh-ins
1:00 p.m. - UD vs. University of the Ozarks (Mat #1) 
                  Wheaton College vs. Concordia University (Wis.) (Mat #2) 
2:30 p.m. - UD vs. Concordia University (Wis.) (Mat #1) 
                 Wheaton College vs. University of the Ozarks (Mat #2) 
4:00 p.m. - UD vs Wheaton College (Mat #1) 
                  University of the Ozarks vs Concordia University (Wis.) (Mat #2) 

* Jim Fox 1st Place Team Trophy Award to be presented at end of the meet.

UD alumnus Jim Fox, was a 1963 graduate of UD, and won the IIAC title wrestling his senior year for the Spartans. The well-known Fox continued his interest in the sport of wrestling long after he graduated from the university. He would continue after his collegiate days as one of the officials at the NCAA wrestling championships in Iowa City and many other Big Ten wrestling meets around the Midwest. In front of a capacity crowd in Stolz Sports Center in 2005 it was announced this tournament would be officially named the Jim Fox Spartan Open beginning in 2006. Fox lives in Bettendorf, Iowa.