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Eight high school students take top spots in Spartan Smash tourney

More than 100 high school students from 16 high schools took part in the 2021 Manchester University Spartan Smash invitational on Saturday, Nov. 20.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament for scholarships and bragging rights was on the North Manchester, Indiana, campus.

The top eight players are eligible for a $3,000 esports scholarship award to attend Manchester – that's in addition to any other financial aid for which the students would otherwise qualify. 

Spartan Smash winners 2021They are (from right):
1st Place – Brett Nuzzo, "Potato Brett," is a senior from Hobart High School. This is his second straight Spartan Smash title.
2nd Place – Landon Frank, “ScrubbedOut,” is a junior from DeKalb High School.
3rd Place – Elliott Rudy, “Rudby,” is a sophomore from Carmel High School.
4th Place – Blake Wehlage, “Blake645,” is a junior from Carmel High School.
5th/6th Place tie – Michael Garcia, “MicMacky,” is a junior from Mississinewa High School.
5th/6th Place tie – Clay Stults, "duck190,” is a junior at Carmel High School.
7th/8th Place tie – Jack Sibbitt, 12, “Jaxib,” is a senior at Carmel High School.
7th/8th Place tie – Christopher Cunningham, “Respect,” is a freshman at Carmel High School.

Previous Spartan Smash tourney scholarship winners are not eligible for a second $3,000 scholarship.

Follow Manchester Esports on Twitter at @MU_esport. To learn more about the program, contact

Scholarships are available at Manchester for League of Legends, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros., Fortnite, Overwatch and Valorant. Esports scholarships may also be available for streaming, graphic design and managing social media.

November 2021