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Fourth-year wrestler driven by competitive nature

Fourth-year wrestler driven by competitive nature

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Gavin Dersh-Fisher is a fourth-year student and wrestler on the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team. Last season, he earned a 21-13 record along with National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American recognition. He decided during his second year of college to switch into polymer ...

Wrestling takes second in BW Invite

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has wrapped up its “first season,” according to Head Coach Danny Song, finishing second in the Baldwin Wallace University (BW) Invitational and tenth at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Invitational. The Spartans’ season is split by a month-l...

Wrestling takes the mats for a new year

Wrestling takes the mats for a new year

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Head Coach Danny Song is once again at the helm of the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team, and the Spartans look to improve upon the progress of last year. According to Song, the team’s goal is to pick up where they left off at season’s end. The Spartans return nine wrestlers fro...

Baseball, softball make appearances in top 25

Sanjay Annigeri and Andrew Ford

March 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Football, Softball, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Track and Field, Wrestling

Baseball and softball rank in top 25 The Case Western Reserve University baseball and softball teams placed in the Division III top 25 rankings, with the men appearing at No. 18 and the women appearing at No. 22. This was the first time the baseball team was ranked in the top 25 since 2015 when t...

Wrestling wraps up season

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team capped off its season at the NCAA Central Regional Championships with a 16th place finish (25.5 points) and two individual wrestlers placing in their respective weight class. Second-year wrestler Alec Hoover ended his season with a fifth place finish....

Crawling, trying to walk

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

It has been many, many years since the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has won a University Athletic Association (UAA) match. That streak continued last weekend. The team traveled to the University of Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 10 to test their wills against the hosts and New York University...

On to Chicago

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

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


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

“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


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

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


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...

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