The Observer

On to Chicago

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling squad, which has been consistently improving, sputtered at the John Summa Tournament. Last season the team finished fifth with 91.5 points. This year, they dropped four places to ninth (out of 15 teams) and scored 48.5 points. “I feel like we’ve made...

Wrestling improves at tough event

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018

“Lots of history and a loaded field” is how Head Coach Danny Song described the Pete Willson Invitational. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team brought a limited squad to Wheaton, Illinois to compete against 35 other schools in the “toughest Division III tournament in the country,”...

Hoover brothers lead wrestlers to three wins

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2018

Second-year grapplers Alec and Andrew Hoover have been wrecking their competition lately. During the team’s four matches over the past week, the dynamic duo combined for a 6-0 record. Andrew Hoover has been especially spectacular, receiving University Athletic Association Wrestler of the Week after...

Wrestling shows promise over break

Wrestling shows promise over break

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018

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 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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