February 11, 2012

Spartan Wrestlers Third at UAA Championship; Harter All-UAA, NYU Team Champs

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team finished third as hosts of the 2012 University Athletic Association Wrestling Championship on Saturday afternoon at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

New York University won the team title by virtue of its 2-0 record, while Violet 165-pounder David Rice earned UAA Most Outstanding Wrestler honors. University of Chicago's Mario Palmisano was the UAA Rookie of the Year at 197 pounds.

Case Western Reserve was 0-2 on the day with a 40-6 defeat at the hands of Chicago and a 43-7 loss versus NYU. Despite the losses, senior heavyweight Cale Harter (Mount Pleasant, Mich./Mount Pleasant) posted a 2-0 record for the day to earn All-Association status for the first time in his career.

Harter defeated Jeff Tyburski of Chicago, 5-0, and Rudy De La Cruz of NYU, 7-1. The senior captain improved his record to 19-11 for the season.

Also scoring for Case was senior 165-pounder Kyle Weaver (Delaware, Ohio/Olentangy) with a 3-2 decision over Chicago's James Layton and sophomore 157-pounder Brian Snyder (Charlotte, N.C./East Mecklenburg) with a 12-3 major decision versus NYU's Sam Friedfeld.

The Spartans remain at home to host the annual Si Ostrach Meet next Saturday, February 18 with Thiel College (Pa.), Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) and Muskingum University all in town for a 12:00 p.m. quad.

Case Western Reserve is also the host site for the 2012 NCAA Division III Wrestling Midwest Regional Championship on Saturday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m. at Horsburgh.

FINAL SCORE: NYU 19, CHICAGO 14
125: Jake Schramm (UC) dec. Janik Santana-Quintana (NYU), 4-3
133: Will Long (UC) dec. Adlee Fayyaz (NYU), 6-5
141: Matt DiGiovanni (NYU) dec. Joseph Ruettiger (UC), 7-6
149: Dan Gorman (NYU) maj. dec. Joe Ellis (UC), 8-0
157: Devon Range (UC) maj. dec. Sam Friedfeld (NYU), 12-3
165: David Rice (NYU) dec. James Layton (UC), 7-1
174: Gregg Martino (NYU) dec. Ryley Hankenson (UC), 8-4
184: Jake Pawlowski (NYU) dec. Sam Pennisi (UC), 3-1
197: Mario Palmisano (UC) maj. dec. Steve Massey (NYU), 17-8
285: Jamie Myers (NYU) dec. Jeff Tyburski (UC), 5-4

FINAL SCORE: CHICAGO 40, CASE 6
125: Jake Schramm (UC) win by forfeit
133: Will Long (UC) win by forfeit
141: Joseph Ruettiger (UC) win by forfeit
149: Joe Ellis (UC) maj. dec. Christopher Crane (Case), 14-4
157: Devon Range (UC) dec. Brian Snyder (Case), 5-4
165: Kyle Weaver (Case) dec. James Layton (UC), 3-2
174: Ryley Hankenson (UC) pinned Kurtis Jensen (Case), 2:50
184: Sam Pennisi (UC) dec. Dylan Novisky (Case), 7-0
197: Mario Palmisano (UC) win by forfeit
285: Cale Harter (Case) dec. Jeff Tyburski (UC), 5-0

FINAL SCORE: NYU 43, CASE 7
125: Janik Santana-Quintana (NYU) win by forfeit
133: Adlee Fayyaz (NYU) win by forfeit
141: Matt DiGiovanni (NYU) win by forfeit
149: Dan Gorman (NYU) pinned Christopher Crane (Case), 1:41
157: Brian Snyder (Case) maj. dec. Sam Friedfeld (NYU), 12-3
165: David Rice (NYU) maj. dec. Kyle Weaver (Case), 11-2
174: Gregg Martino (NYU) pinned Kurtis Jensen (Case), 4:14
184: Jake Pawlowski (NYU) dec. Dylan Novisky (Case), 7-2
197: Jamie Myers (NYU) win by forfeit
285: Cale Harter (Case) dec. Rudy De La Cruz (NYU), 7-1