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Wrestling loses first dual meet

Despite two pins from thrid-year wrestlers Gavin Dersh-Fisher and Brian McNamara, the team fell to John Carroll.

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

Ending their season with a 18th place finish at the Mideast Regional meet, the wrestling team still secured four victories, including three by pin.

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

Andrew Munn tries to pin his opponent to the mat.

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...

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

In the process of demoralizing his opponent, Mike Petersen is looking for the pin. The wrestling team travels to Wheaton College for the Pete Willson Invitational this weekend.

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

Four fearsome first-year wrestlers are leading the Spartans throughout the season, including during their matches over winter break.

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...

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