Spartan Grapplers Fall Twice at UAA Championship in Chicago, English and Hall Earn All-UAA Honors

Freshman Josh Hall with Chicago Co-Athletic Director Rosalie Resch after being selected as UAA Rookie of the Year. (photo by Nathan Lindquist)
Freshman Josh Hall with Chicago Co-Athletic Director Rosalie Resch after being selected as UAA Rookie of the Year. (photo by Nathan Lindquist)

CHICAGO – Graduate student Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) and freshman Josh Hall (Galloway, Ohio/Bishop Ready) each earned all-conference honors, while Hall was also named the league's Rookie of the Year as the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team went 0-2 versus No. 17 nationally-ranked New York University and host University of Chicago during the 2013 University Athletic Association Championship on Saturday at the Ratner Center.

The Spartans lost to the Violets, 43-6, and the Maroons, 40-9. Overall, the Spartans drop to 1-7 overall in duals this season.

English earned a pair of decisions in the heavyweight division. Hall won via decision and forfeit at 125 pounds.

Versus NYU (14-1, 1-0 UAA), the Spartans jumped to a 3-0 lead when Hall earned a 9-6 decision over Janik Santana-Quintana at 125 pounds. From there, NYU scored 43 in a row via four pins, two technical falls, a decision and a forfeit. Case picked up its final points on another decision by English by a count of 5-2 versus Anthony Chu at 285.

Versus Chicago (3-2, 1-0 UAA), Hall picked up the win by forfeit to put Case ahead 6-0. Chicago came back with 40-straight points on three pins, a technical fall, two major decisions, a decision and a forfeit before English earned his second win by a score of 3-2 versus Jeff Tyburski.

For the season, Hall is 12-9, while English moves to 8-8.

The Spartans now return to Cleveland for their first home action since early December with the annual Si Ostrach Meet on Saturday, February 23. Case wrestles Muskingum University, Thiel College (Pa.) and Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) with action set to begin at 11:00 a.m. at Adelbert Gymnasium.

FINAL SCORE: No. 17 NYU 43, CWRU 6

125: Josh Hall (C) dec. Janik Santana-Quintana (N), 9-6; 133: Brandon Jones (N) tech. fall Xander Straughter (C), 19-4; 141: DJ Albonico (N) win by forfeit; 149: Matt DiGiovanni (N) dec. Zack McCarthy (C), 8-3; 157: Gabe Gleason (N) pinned Evan McDowell (C), 3:56; 165: David Rice (N) tech. fall Brian Snyder (C), 16-1 7:00; 174: Chris Amro (N) pinned Noah Feldstein (C), 2:58; 184: Patrick Sheehan (N) pinned Ryan Brubaker (C), 1:32; 197: Sam Galassi (N) pinned Pierce Curran (C), 1:54; 285: Dale English (C) dec. Anthony Chu (N), 5-2

FINAL SCORE: UC 40, CWRU 9

125: Josh Hall (C) win by forfeit; 133: Gabe Martinez (UC) pinned Xander Straughter (C), 2:25; 141: Joe Ellis (UC) win by forfeit; 149: Jacob Smith (UC) maj. dec. Zack McCarthy (C), 8-0; 157: Devon Range (UC) tech. fall Evan McDowell (C), 17-1 6:16; 165: Sam Hopkins (UC) dec. Brian Snyder (C), 13-9; 174: Josh Hotta (UC) maj. dec. Ryan Brubaker (C), 14-5; 184: Sam Pennisi (UC) pinned Noah Feldstein (C), 1:51; 197: Mario Palmisano (UC) pinned Pierce Curran (C), 2:15; 285: Dale English (C) dec. Jeff Tyburski (UC), 3-2