The Observer

Bad day on the mats

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

February 3, 2017

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

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

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...

Dersh-Fisher leads improving wrestlers at Findlay

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 2, 2016

Facing another tough slate of competition, the Spartan wrestling team did not have a single member place at the Findlay Open on Nov. 19. However quite a few Case Western Reserve University student-athletes turned in solid performances at the team’s second meet of the season. Head Coach Danny Son...

Four fourths for fighting wrestlers

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016

During the summer months, wrestling mats are stored away, waiting for the leaves to begin to fall. As players work on conditioning at the gym, the mats just sit rolled up like burritos. The Spartans’ varsity wrestling team finally rolled out those mats and began their season by hosting the Ohio Inter...

Pinning down the opposition

Pinning down the opposition

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 11, 2016

It’s not too often an athlete in their first season wins a conference title, but that’s exactly what happened on the Spartans’ wrestling team last season. Then first-year student Brian McNamara won the University Athletic Association (UAA) heavyweight title for Case Western Reserve University. McN...

Wrestling falls at UAA Tournament

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

February 19, 2016

they competed in their final two dual meets of the season. The Case Western Reserve University squad took on University Athletic Association (UAA) rivals the University of Chicago Maroons and the New York University Violets in Chicago at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship. The...

Spartan wrestling notches first win of season

Spartan wrestling notches first win of season

JP. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

Perhaps it was a case of home court advantage, maybe it was luck. More likely it was the hard work of the Spartans finally coming to long overdue fruition. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team notched their first head-to-head win of the season as they bested Muskingum University at the...

Wrestling heads home

Wrestling heads home

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

January 22, 2016

The Spartans finished in the middle of the pack in the first tournament back for the Case Western Reserve University wrestling squad. The Spartans rode the success of four wrestlers to their eighth place finish in the Will Abele Invitational. The tournament was won by University of Wisconsin-Eau...

Wrestling team looks to put first one in win column

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

January 15, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team struggled as they ended 2015 and took time to regroup over break. The Spartans competed in their first matchup of the new year on Wednesday with a dual meet against number 19 in Division II, Ashland University, and will return to the mat in the Will...

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