Hall 2-0, Spartan Wrestlers Compete on Day One of Whitehill National Duals

Josh Hall (photo by Lynne Browske)
Josh Hall (photo by Lynne Browske)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Sophomore Josh Hall (Galloway, Ohio/Bishop Ready) went 2-0 at 125 pounds as the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team completed day one at the 2014 Budd Whitehill National Duals hosted by Lycoming College at Lamade Gymnasium.  

The Spartans were 0-3 with losses to No. 10 nationally ranked Ithaca College (N.Y.), Lycoming and York College of Pennsylvania.  

After missing some time due to injury, Hall returned to the mat and earned a 6-4 sudden victory in overtime versus Ithaca's Jimmy Kaishian. Hall later pinned Evan Shirakawa of York in 1:06 to run his season record to 8-3.  

At 174 pounds, freshman David Brunk (Hood River, Ore./Hood River Valley) was 2-1 with his team-best fourth pin in 6:12 versus York's Mitchell Ramsey. 

Due to a pair of teams withdrawing from the tournament, the Spartans will wrestle twice on Saturday. The team's first match versus the United States Coast Guard Academy is set for 10:30 a.m. 

FINAL SCORE: IC 45, CWRU 2

125: Josh Hall (C) dec. Jimmy Kaishian (I), 6-4 (OT SV); 133: Alex Gomez (I) tech. fall Jeff Gould (C), 21-5; 141: Dominick Giacolone (I) pinned Connor Medlang (C), 4:17; 149: Eamonn Gaffney (I) dec. Luke Marcelli (C), 6-3; 157: Kevin Collins (I) pinned Noah Feldstein (C), 2:09; 165: Kristopher Schimek (I) maj. dec. Brian Snyder (C), 17-3; 174: Carlos Toribio (I) pinned David Brunk (C), 2:11; 184: Daniel Glinko (I) dec. Conor Driscoll (C), 6-3; 197: Mathew Booth (I) win by forfeit; 285: Shane Bartrum (I) win by forfeit 

CWRU -1 unsportsmanlike conduct 

FINAL SCORE: LC 38, CWRU 3 

125: Jake Wittmer (L) dec. Matt Moy (C), 4-2; 133: Zachary Finn (L) dec. Jeff Gould (C); 141: Caleb Willey (L) maj. dec. Connor Medlang (C), 9-0; 149: Seth Lansberry (L) dec. Luke Marcelli (C), 3-2; 157: Nolan Barger (L) tech. fall Noah Feldstein (C), 16-0; 165: Matthew Neff (L) dec. Nick Lees (C), 6-2; 174: David Brunk (C) dec. Jonathan Secor (L), 13-8; 184: Greg Wetzel (L) tech. fall Conor Driscoll (C), 16-0; 197: Skylar Ebner (L) pinned Eric Sullivan (C), 4:52; 285: Nikolas Christine (L) win by forfeit

FINAL SCORE: YC 26, CWRU 23

125: Josh Hall (C) pinned Evan Shirakawa (Y), 1:06; 133: Trevor Baez-Hernandez (Y) maj. dec. Jeff Gould (C), 13-4; 141: Joey Giaccio (Y) tech. fall Connor Medlang (C), 17-1; 149: Luke Marcelli (C) dec. John Allenson (Y), 6-3; 157: Adam Kritzer (Y) pinned Noah Feldstein (C), 4:52; 165: Brian Snyder (C) dec. Austin Barley (Y), 9-5; 174: David Brunk (C) pinned Mitchell Ramsey (Y), 6:12; 184: Nicholas Zak (Y) pinned Conor Driscoll (C), 6:47; 197: Eric Sullivan (C) tech. fall Zach Coleman (Y), 20-3; 285: Mike Spencer (Y) win by forfeit

York -1 unsportsmanlike conduct