Wrestlers finish 26th at Wheaton’s Willson Invite


Graduate student Dale English led the Spartans with a 2-2 finish in at the Pete Willson Invitational at Wheaton College. He had a pin and a decision.

Led by 2-2 performances from graduate student Dale English and freshman Josh Hall, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team placed 26th at the annual Pete Willson Invitational, hosted by Wheaton College on Feb. 1-2 at King Arena.
The Spartans were represented by one wrestler in nine of the ten weight classes, and all but English were ousted on day one in the double-elimination format.

At 125 pounds, Hall opened with a 6-4 decision versus Robbie Carter before falling via a 10-2 major decision to Sean Ambrocio in round two. In the wrestle back bracket, Hall picked up an 8-3 decision versus Tom Foy, but he was later eliminated, 8-5, by Alfred McKeown.
In the heavyweight bracket, English lost his opening bout on a 4-2 decision but bounced back with a two-minute, 35-second pin of Ryan Cook in the wrestle back bracket to stay alive until Saturday’s round. On day two, English knocked off Will Porter, 3-2, before losing by the same score to Jake Ceslick.

The Spartans are off from competition next weekend in preparation for the University Athletic Association Championship Meet on Saturday, Feb. 16, hosted by the University of Chicago.