Lewis’ Pin Leads Spartan Wrestlers Past W&J, 27-22

Nate Lewis scored the winning pin at 285. (Martin Santek Photography)
Nate Lewis scored the winning pin at 285. (Martin Santek Photography)

WASHINGTON, Pa. – Sophomore heavyweight Nate Lewis (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) scored the winning points via pin as the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team won at Washington & Jefferson College, 27-22, on Friday at the Henry Memorial Center.

The Spartans even their dual match record at 6-6, while the Presidents fall to 2-11.

The Spartans trailed 22-9 after a W&J pin at 174. Freshman Ahmad Khatib (Bath, Ohio/Revere) then scored a pin in 2:25 versus Declan Haggerty to cut the deficit to 22-15. An injury default at 197 brought the count to 22-21, and Lewis clinched the match with his fourth pin of the season in a time of 6:59 against Yamil Cristobal-Perez.

Earlier in the match, freshman Aaran Gessic (Perry, Ohio/Perry) improved his record to a team-best 14-1 with a 7-0 decision at 149.

The Spartans are back in action next Friday and Saturday, January 30-31 at the Pete Willson Invitational hosted by Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Action is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. (CT) each day.

Case Western Reserve 27, Washington & Jefferson 22

125 - Seth Carr (WJ) over Matt Moy (CWR) TF 20-4
133 - Josh Hall (CWR) over Salvatore Anderson (WJ) Dec 4-1
141 - Connor Medlang (CWR) over Alex Powell (WJ) Dec 6-4
149 - Aaran Gessic (CWR) over Logan Strope (WJ) Dec 7-0
157 - Samuel Florentino (WJ) over Travis Alexander (CWR) Fall 3:22
165 - Nick Carr (WJ) over Nick Tommas (CWR) Fall 00:51  
174 - Sonnieboy Blanco (WJ) over Nick Lees (CWR) TF 27-11
184 - Ahmad Khatib (CWR) over Declan Haggerty (WJ) Fall 2:25        
197 - Ryan Berg (CWR) over Blynn Shideler (WJ) Inj. 00:22 
285 - Nate Lewis (C) over Yamil Cristobal-Perez (WJ) Fall 6:59
Exb. 125 - Nate Lee (CWR) over Samuel Horowitz (WJ) TF 22-4