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Wrestling shows promise over break

Wrestling shows promise over break

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

After over a month off of competition, the Spartan wrestling team returned in January to partake in three matches in the course of one week. On Jan. 6 the team traveled to Pennsylvania to wrestle in the Waynesburg Invitational. The tournament of 17 teams saw the Case Western Reserve University squad...

Seeing progress

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Success is best judged when you can compare your team from one year to the next with similar competition. In other words, success is partly relative. In their final contest of the 2017 calendar year, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team competed in the Rochester Institute of Technology...

Wrestling loses first dual meet

Wrestling loses first dual meet

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Early season match-ups are always a great measuring stick to judge where a team is in the first few weeks of the season. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team now knows where they are on that measuring stick. In their second competition, and first dual meet, of the season the team fell...

Wrestling begins season with home challenge

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Spartans opened their doors to Division I and II competition to begin the season. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team started by hosting the Ohio Intercollegiate Open. There was no team scoring, but five CWRU wrestlers placed in the top seven of their brackets. Second-year returning...

Wrestlers end season at regional meet

Wrestlers end season at regional meet

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

A young and inexperienced team met its match at the regional meet, though season-long improvements were still found. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team finished 18th out of 19 teams at the NCAA Division III Mideast Championships. The Spartans faced tough competition at the meet, but couldn’t...

Wrestlers drop both matches at conference meet

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Despite the team dropping both of its matches in dual play, one Spartan wrestler was named to the all-conference team after the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Feb. 12. Case Western Reserve University lost to the University of Chicago 29-12 and No. 13 New York University (NYU) 36...

Wrestlers rise together

Wrestlers rise together

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning in the beginning of February. There’s snow covering the ground, and the Weather application says it feels less than 10 degrees. The campus is deserted. The late night revelers have just gone to bed, but the early risers have not awoken. Despite the desolation, the...

Bad day on the mats

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Spartans had a tough time at the Pete Willson Invitational, with only four members of the wrestling team notching wins, and none earning more than one. The team finished 31st out of the 34 schools participating in the meet, accumulating 7.5 points. The poor results are perhaps explained by th...

Down to the last point

Down to the last point

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Two years ago, the NCAA instituted tiebreaking criteria for dual wrestling meets beyond the three they had before. Though the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team did not need the new criteria, they came pretty close. The hosting Spartans suffered a heartbreaking loss to Waynesburg Universit...

Wrestling through the winter

Wrestling through the winter

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

While many Case Western Reserve University students recuperated at home during the long break, members of the wrestling team fought hard in four competitions. They started out by taking part in the Waynesburg Invitational on Jan. 7, then they hosted Otterbein University for a dual meet on Jan. 11, nex...

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