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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...

Spartans keep climbing

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 9, 2016

Closing out the calendar year, the Spartans’ wrestling team competing in their first meet with team scoring, notching 17.5 points at the Rochester Institute of Technology Invitational. First-year student Isaac Collier led the charge, contributing 4.5 of those points over six bouts. He and two othe...

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...

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...

Young wrestling team struggles to find footing

Young wrestling team struggles to find footing

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team remains winless as they enter their third week of competition. The Spartans took part in the Comet Duals hosted by Olivet College back on Saturday, Nov. 21, dropping all head to head matches. Despite the disappointing start to the season the Spartans...

CWRU Wrestling team returns to the mat under new head coach

CWRU Wrestling team returns to the mat under new head coach

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

November 20, 2015

Last season record: 6-10 overall in head to head Tournament places: 8 of 10, 9 of 12, 25 of 32, and 18 of 18 Last Season University Athletic Association (UAA) Standing: 3rd place Top Rival: University of Chicago Maroons Returning players: 11 Newcomers: 7 Season kickoff: Wednesday, Nov. 18, Away...

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