Spartans Compete on Day One of Whitehill National Duals

Connor Gordon (photo by Nick Minerd)
Connor Gordon (photo by Nick Minerd)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Sophomore Nick Lees (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius) and freshman Connor Gordon (Adams, Tenn./Rossview) were each 2-1 as the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team competed on day one of the 2014 Budd Whitehill National Duals at Lamade Gymnasium.

The Spartans (4-5) lost to No. 28 nationally ranked United States Coast Guard Academy (3-1), host Lycoming College (9-2) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (4-7).

At 174, Lees earned a 10-9 decision against the Coast Guard's Dan Fiorvanti as well as a 7-6 decision versus Lycoming's Brandon Conrad. Lees is now 10-8 for the season.

Gordon, competing at 157, defeated Coast Guard's Steve Kidwell via a 9-5 decision then got past Lycoming's Ross Orler by a count of 9-7.

The Spartans wrestle twice more tomorrow to conclude the weekend in Williamsport. Trine University (Ind.) awaits as the first opponent at 9:00 a.m.

#28 Coast Guard 31, Case Western Reserve 6
125 - Dominick Summers (CG) over Matt Moy (CWR) Dec 3-2
133 - Nathaniel Giorgio (CG) over Josh Hall (CWR) TF 17-1
141 - Ben Crutchfield (CG) over Travis Alexander (CWR) Dec 4-0
149 - Matthew Vieira (CG) over Kenny Gironda (CWR) Maj 15-5
157 - Connor Gordon (CWR) over Steve Kidwell (CG) Dec 9-5
165 - Michael Palomba (CG) over Nick Tommas (CWR) Fall 0:31
174 - Nick Lees (CWR) over Dan Fiorvanti (CG) Dec 10-9
184 - Marc Wagner (CG) over Ahmad Khatib (CWR) Dec 8-2
197 - Joel Wyman (CG) over Cito Balsells (CWR) Dec 5-2
285 - Mark Howard (CG) over Nate Lewis (CWR) Maj 8-0

Lycoming 39, Case Western Reserve 5
125 - Kyle Drick (LC) over Matt Moy (CWR) Dec 7-1
133 - Cody Barbiche (LC) over Josh Hall (CWR) Fall 6:40
141 - Caleb Willey (LC) over Travis Alexander (CWR) Dec 7-0
149 - Seth Lansberry (LC) by Forf
157 - Connor Gordon (CWR) over Ross Orler (LC) Dec 9-7
165 - Nolan Barger (LC) over Nick Tommas (CWR) Fall 0:47
174 - Nick Lees (CWR) over Brandon Conrad (LC) Dec 7-6
184 - Nikolas Christine (LC) over Ahmad Khatib (CWR) Fall 4:07
197 - Johnathan Secor (LC) over Cito Balsells (CWR) Fall 0:53
285 - Samuel Batchelor (LC) over Nate Lewis (CWR) Dec 2-0
Case Western Reserve's team score was adjusted by -1 unsportsmanlike conduct

Wisconsin-Stevens Point 49, Case Western Reserve 3
125 - Ben Vosters (UWSP) over Matt Moy (CWR) Dec 8-1
133 - Josh Hall (CWR) over Michael Bannach (UWSP) Dec 4-1
141 - Jared Kust (UWSP) over Travis Alexander (CWR) Fall 0:00
149 - Austin Worachek (UWSP) over Nate Lee (CWR) Fall 1:22
157 - Joe Crook (UWSP) over Connor Gordon (CWR) Fall 2:03
165 - Mitchell Lambrecht (UWSP) over Nick Tommas (CWR) Fall 0:58
174 - Dan Squires (UWSP) over Nick Lees (CWR) Inj 4:31
184 - Taylor Beaman (UWSP) over Ahmad Khatib (CWR) Fall 1:43
197 - Jordan Koranda (UWSP) over Cito Balsells (CWR) Fall 1:07
285 - Bo Seibel (UWSP) over Nate Lewis (CWR) Maj 10-2