Hall 3-0, Spartan Wrestlers Win Once at Si Ostrach Meet

Josh Hall was 3-0 at 125 pounds. (photo by Lynne Browske)
Josh Hall was 3-0 at 125 pounds. (photo by Lynne Browske)

CLEVELAND – Freshman Josh Hall (Galloway, Ohio/Bishop Ready) was a perfect 3-0 at 125 pounds, and the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team posted a 1-2 mark as hosts of the 2013 Si Ostrach Meet on Saturday at Adelbert Gymnasium.

The meet, which also served as Seniors' Day, is named in honor of Simon Ostrach, the Wilbert Austin Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Case and Spartan wrestling faculty advisor.

Prior to the meet, CWRU honored graduate student Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) and senior Evan McDowell (Bellaire, Texas/Episcopal), who concluded their home careers as Spartans.

The Spartans (2-9 overall) opened the day with a 32-15 victory versus Muskingum University. Rochester Institute of Technology defeated the Spartans in round two, 30-12, and Thiel College (Pa.) clipped the hosts, 43-9, in the final match.

Hall started his day with a 17-1 technical fall versus Muskingum's Ahmad Taylor. Hall then earned a 7-3 decision over RIT's Mike Nguyen and a two-minute, 48-second pin of Thiel's Nick Hart. With his performance, the University Athletic Association's Rookie of the Year improves to 15-9 for the season. 

Also posting winning records on the day was freshman Eric Sullivan (Middletown, Ohio/Lakota East) at 157, English at 285 and McDowell at 157.

Sullivan (1-0) won via a 9-6 decision versus Nicholas Greenquist of RIT. English (2-1) pinned Muskingum's Bass Conway in 2:41 to open the day and picked up a 6-0 decision versus Nick Stewart of RIT. McDowell (2-0) won via forfeit versus Muskingum then defeated Xavier Williams of Thiel by a count of 7-3.

The Spartans conclude the regular season next Saturday, March 2 at the NCAA Midwest Regional on the campus of Ohio Northern University at 10:00 a.m. in Ada. Overall, 16 teams will compete in the event and look to qualify wrestlers for the NCAA Championship Tournament on March 15-16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

ROUND ONE

FINAL SCORE: CWRU 32, MU 15

125: Josh Hall (C) tech. fall Ahmad Taylor (M), 17-1 3:49; 133: Double forfeit; 141: Xander Straughter (C) dec. Ben Burnhart-Sullivan (M), 6-2; 149: Zack McCarthy win by forfeit; 157: Evan McDowell win by forfeit; 165: Brian Snyder win by forfeit; 174: Mitch King (M) maj. dec. Ryan Brubaker (C), 9-1; 184: Rusty Lockhart (M) tech. fall Noah Feldstein (C), 16-0 4:14; 197: Luke Weber (M) pinned Pierce Curran (C), 1:59; 285: Dale English(C) pinned Bass Conway (M), 2:41

FINAL SCORE: TC 31, RIT 12

125: Nick Hart (T) dec. Mike Nguyen (R), 5-3; 133: Greg Jones (R) pinned Nick Sutton (T), 3:46, -1 point unsportsmanlike RIT; 141: Adam Matthews (T) maj. dec. Lucas Howland (R), 13-0; 149: Brad Mayville (R) maj. dec. Jordan Smith (T), 12-3; 157: Nicholas Greenquist (R) maj. dec. Xavier Williams (T), 13-2; 165: Jordan Powell (T) dec. Sean Sercu (R), 2-1, -1 unsportsmanlike RIT; 174: Jordan Roosa (T) maj. dec. Nick Fisk (R), 13-2; 184: Marco Crevelli (T) pinned Collin Doane (R), 1:54; 197: Jake Lowry (T) tech. fall Jake Swearingen (R), 20-5 7:00; 285: Blake Hein (T) pinned Nick Stewart (R), 6:34

ROUND TWO

FINAL SCORE: RIT 30, CWRU 12

125: Josh Hall (C) dec. Mike Nguyen (R), 7-3; 133: Greg Jones (R) win by forfeit; 141: Rory Bruce (R) maj. dec. Xander Straughter (C), 11-0; 149: Brad Mayville (R) maj. dec. Zack McCarthy (C), 15-1; 157: Eric Sullivan (C) dec. Nicholas Greenquist (R), 9-6; 165: Sean Sercu (R) pinned Brian Snyder (C), 1:11; 174: Nick Fisk (R) maj. dec.  Ryan Brubaker (C), 13-4; 184: Joe DeGenova (C) dec. Collin Doane (R), 6-2; 197: Jake Swearington (R) pinned Pierce Curran (C), 1:53; 285: Dale English (C) dec. Nick Stewart (R), 6-0

FINAL SCORE: TC 38, MU 15

125: Nick Hart (T) tech. fall Ahmad Taylor (M), 18-3 4:23; 133: Nick Sutton (T) win by forfeit; 141: Jerry Cramer (T) pinned Ben Burnhart-Sullivan (M), 5:32; 149: Jordan Smith (T) win by forfeit; 157: Xavier Williams (T) win by forfeit; 165: Jordan Powell (T) win by forfeit; 174: Mitch King (M) dec. Ryan Carson, 5-2; 184: Rusty Lockhart (M) pinned Marco Crevelli (T), 2:14; 197: Luke Weber (M) pinned Jake Trillow (T), 2:44; 285: Will Ringer (T) dec. Bass Conway (M), 6-4

ROUND THREE

FINAL SCORE: TC 43, CWRU 9

125: Josh Hall (C) pinned Nick Hart (T), 2:48; 133: Nick Sutton (T) win by forfeit; 141: Adam Matthews (T) pinned Xander Straughter (C), 1:36; 149: Jordan Smith (T) dec. Zack McCarthy (C), 6-5; 157: Evan McDowell (C) dec. Xavier Williams (T), 7-3; 165: Jordan Powell (T) maj. dec. Brian Snyder (C), 9-1; 174: Jerrold Roosa (T) pinned Ryan Brubaker (C), 1:54; 184: Marco Crivelli (T) pinned Joe DeGenova (C), 2:43; 197: Jake Trillow (T) pinned Pierce Curran (C), 2:02; 285: Blake Heim (T) pinned Dale English (C), :39

FINAL SCORE: RIT 39, MU 14

125: Mike Nguyen (R) maj. dec. Ahmad Taylor (M), 17-4; 133: Rory Bruce (R) win by forfeit; 141: Lucas Howland (R) pinned Ben Burnhart-Sullivan (M), 2:44; 149: Brad Mayville (R) win by forfeit; 157: Nicholas Greenquist (R) win by forfeit; 165: Sean Sercu (R) win by forfeit; 174: Mitch King (M) pinned Nick Fisk (R), 4:39; 184: Rusty Lockhart (M) tech. fall Collin Doan (T), 15-0 2:51; 197: Jake Swearington (R) maj. dec. Luke Weber (M), 15-1; 285: Bass Conway (M) maj. dec. Somara Atkinson (R), 13-0