Spartans Finish Third as Hosts of 2015 UAA Wrestling Championship

Travis Alexander was one of three Spartans to post 1-1 records for the day. (photo by Lynne Browske)
Travis Alexander was one of three Spartans to post 1-1 records for the day. (photo by Lynne Browske)

CLEVELAND – Case Western Reserve University finished third as host of the 2015 University Athletic Association Wrestling Championship on Saturday afternoon at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

No. 22 nationally ranked New York University (20-3) won the team title with a 2-0 record. The University of Chicago (7-4) was 1-1, and Case Western Reserve (6-8) was 0-2.

Three Spartans were 1-1 for the day, including sophomore Connor Medlang (Export, Pa./Franklin Regional) and freshman Travis Alexander (Farmingdale, N.Y./Long Island Lutheran), who scored back-to-back decisions against Chicago at 133 and 141, respectively.

The Spartans remain at home to host the annual Si Ostrach Meet next Saturday, February 21. Action begins at 11:00 a.m.

Final Team Standings

1. NYU (2-0)
2. Chicago (1-1)
3. Case Western Reserve (0-2)

2015 All-Association Wrestling Team

125 - Devan Richter (UC)
133 - Nathan Pike (NYU)
141 - Brandon Jones (NYU)
149 - Matt Coppola (NYU)
157 - Matthew DiGiovanni (NYU)
165 - John Messinger (NYU)
174 - Nick Ferraro (UC)
184 - Patrick Sheehan (NYU)
197 - Brian Anderson (NYU)
285 - Mario Palmisano (UC)

Award Winners

UAA Most Outstanding Wrestler
Patrick Sheehan (NYU)

UAA Rookie of the Year
Devan Richter (UC)

UAA Coaching Staff of the Year
Head Coach Bruce Haberli and NYU

Results

NYU 26, Chicago 12

125 - Devan Richter (UC) over Jacob Donato (NYU) Fall 1:56
133 - Nathan Pike (NYU) over Adam Wyeth (UC) TF 15-0 4:09
141 - Brandon Jones (NYU) over Elliot Henderson (UC) Maj 15-6
149 - Matt Coppola (NYU) over Michael Sepke (UC) Dec 9-7
157 - Matthew DiGiovanni (NYU) over Devon Range (UC) Maj 9-0
165 - John Messinger (NYU) over Paul Papoutsis (UC) Dec 5-2
174 - Nick Ferraro (UC) over Raymond Jazikoff (NYU) Dec 8-3
184 - Patrick Sheehan (NYU) over Nick Dinapoli (UC) Maj 9-0
197 - Brian Anderson (NYU) over David Gremling (UC) Dec 10-3
285 - Mario Palmisano (UC) over William Gockel - Figge (NYU) Dec 8-2

Chicago 38, Case Western Reserve 6

125 - Devan Richter (UC) over Matt Moy (CWR) Fall 4:30
133 - Connor Medlang (CWR) over Adam Wyeth (UC) Dec 7-5
141 - Travis Alexander (CWR) over Elliot Henderson (UC) Dec 7-4
149 - Michael Sepke (UC) over Connor Gordon (CWR) Fall 1:14
157 - Timothy Salazar (UC) by forfeit
165 - Paul Papoutsis (UC) over Nate Tommas (CWR) Fall 1:32
174 - Nick Ferraro (UC) over Nick Lees (CWR) Dec 6-2
184 - Ryan Walsh (UC) over Ahmad Khatib (CWR) Dec 15-12
197 - David Gremling (UC) over Cito Balsells (CWR) Dec 7-1
285 - Mario Palmisano (UC) over Nate Lewis (CWR) TF 20-4 5:35

NYU 47, Case Western Reserve 6

125 - Jacob Donato (NYU) over Nate Lee (CWR) TF 18-3 7:00
133 - Nathan Pike (NYU) over Connor Medlang (CWR) Maj 15-4
141 - Brandon Jones (NYU) over Travis Alexander (CWR) Fall 1:34
149 - Matt Coppola (NYU) over Connor Gordon (CWR) TF 19-4 7:00
157 - Matthew DiGiovanni (NYU) by forfeit
165 - John Messinger (NYU) over Nate Tommas (CWR) Fall 2:29
174 - Raymond Jazikoff (NYU) over Nick Lees (CWR) Dec 5-4
184 - Patrick Sheehan (NYU) by forfeit
197 - William Gockel-Figge (NYU) over Cito Balsells (CWR) Fall 3:35
285 - Nate Lewis (CWR) by forfeit