Five Spartan wrestlers won both of their matches, and the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team swept a tri-meet with Thiel College and Lourdes University on Wednesday evening in Horsburgh Gymnasium.
The Spartans (2-1) defeated Thiel (3-2), 33-14, and defeated Lourdes (2-9), 25-21.
Versus Thiel, sophomore Alec Hoover put the Spartans on the board first with pin over Matthew O'Connor at 133 (4:40). Sophomore Andrew Hoover followed with a 9-0 major decision win over Vincent Mion at 141.
The Tomcats picked up the next decision, but the Spartans responded by winning the next five matches due to a pin by sophomore Andrew Munn at 157 (1:10), major decision at 165 in favor of Gordon (11-1), forfeit at 174 in favor of Nick Tommas, a 5-3 decision at 184 for Nate Tommas and then a major decision win for junior Gavin Dersh-Fisher at 197 (13-3).
Versus Lourdes, the Spartans dropped the first match, but then Alec Hoover earned a 5-2 decision over Tyler Roberts and Andrew Hoover picked up a 11-2 major decision win over Riley Heater to take a 7-6 lead. The Gray Wolves took the match at 149, but then Munn regained the CWRU lead with a technical fall victory over Troy Wilson (18-0, 4:30).
Lourdes would win the next two matches before Nate Tommas pinned Noah Nuno in 2:37 to cut the deficit to 21-18. Dersh-Fisher then clamed a 13-2 major decision win over Hunter Jacks to regain the lead at 22-21. Junior Brian McNamara's 7-2 decision over Ben Ferguson at 285 sealed the 25-21 victory for the Spartans.
The Spartans will return to action on Saturday, January 13th, for the 2018 Si Ostrach Meet. CWRU will host Washington & Jefferson College at 12:00 p.m., Kent State University at Tuscarawas at 3:00 p.m. and Brockport College at 4:30 p.m. in Horsburgh Gymnasium on the CWRU campus.