Wrestling dominates on Senior Day

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

The fourth-year wrestlers from Case Western Reserve University ended their careers in Horsburgh Gymnasium in style, leading the team to three dual match victories on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Fourth-year grapplers Gavin Dersh-Fisher and Brian McNamara were recognized during the Senior Day matches for their hard work and dedication to the program.

The first dual match of the day pitted the Spartans against Defiance College. CWRU emerged victorious, winning 23-20. Dersh-Fisher earned a win by decision, 8-2, and McNamara won by forfeit. Third-year wrestler Isaac Collier secured the win with a pin.

The Spartans followed up their clutch victory with another team win, this time against Penn State Behrend, 27-16. Dersh-Fisher and McNamara claimed two early victories for the Spartans, both via decision. This time it was first-year wrestler Jack Chipps who clinched a victory for CWRU with a pin of his own.

The final match of the day was against Kent State University-Tuscarawas. Underclassmen led the way, with second-year wrestler Brian Kent and first-year wrestler Duncan Clayton recording pins, as well as a technical fall victory from first-year wrestler Brandon Callow. The Spartans once again came out on top with a 35-18 win.

Next up on their schedule is the University Athletic Association Championships on Feb. 9. The event this year is hosted by CWRU. New York University and University of Chicago will also compete for the conference championship.