Spartan Wrestling Hosts Annual Si Ostrach Meet on Saturday at Adelbert Gymnasium

Historic Adelbert Gymnasium will host its first varsity athletics event since 2009. (photo by Lucas Service)
Historic Adelbert Gymnasium will host its first varsity athletics event since 2009. (photo by Lucas Service)

CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team hosts its annual Si Ostrach Meet on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 11:00 a.m. inside historic Adelbert Gymnasium.

With a multitude of events happening at the Veale Center, the Spartans will compete at Adelbert Gymnasium for the first time in years. Built from 1918-19 and dedicated on June 1, 1919, Adelbert served as the home to the Western Reserve University Redcat varsity athletics program for more than 50 years. Although it did not annually play host to a varsity athletic event for several decades, Adelbert was the site for four-straight Spartan Basketball Throwback Weekends from 2006-09.

For the second-straight season, the Si Ostrach Meet will feature four teams with the Spartans playing host to Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.), Muskingum University and Thiel College (Pa.).

The event will also be the final home competition in the careers of senior Evan McDowell (Bellaire, Texas/Episcopal) and graduate student Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name).

Parking is available at the Veale Parking Garage (Lot 53), which is located at 2138 Adelbert Road. Adelbert Gymnasium sits directly beside One to One Fitness across the road from UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

Match Schedule


Mat 1

Mat 2

11:00 a.m.

Case vs. Muskingum

RIT vs. Thiel

12:30 p.m.

Case vs. RIT

Muskingum vs. Thiel

2:00 p.m.

Case vs. Thiel

Muskingum vs. RIT

Senior Bios

Dale English
English is a native of Middleburg Heights, Ohio and a product of Holy Name High School. After wrestling in high school, Dale moved to the gridiron full-time in college where he turned in one of the top defensive careers in school history. Amongst his many honors, Dale was a four-time first-team All-University Athletic Association honoree and the 2011 UAA Defensive Player of the Year. He returned to the mat this season in the heavyweight division and has posted an 8-8 record with a pair of pins. At the UAA Championship Meet in Chicago, Dale earned All-UAA accolades with his weight class championship and a perfect 2-0 mark. Currently enrolled as a nursing graduate student, Dale is the son of Dale and Cathy English.

Evan McDowell
McDowell is a native of Bellaire, Texas and a product of Episcopal High School. During his career, he has wrestled in three different weight classes (141, 149, 157) and posted 18 victories. As a sophomore in 2010-11, Evan won eight matches, competing mostly at 157, and posted three pins and one technical fall. A material science and engineering major, Evan is the son of Edward and Barbara McDowell.