Spartan Wrestlers Fall Twice at Si Ostrach Meet

The Spartans pre-meet along with Dr. Simon Ostrach. (photo by Nick Minerd)
The Spartans pre-meet along with Dr. Simon Ostrach. (photo by Nick Minerd)

CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team lost a pair of matches as host of the 2015 Si Ostrach Meet at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

The Spartans drop to 6-10 for the season after losses to Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) and Thiel College (Pa.). Muskingum University was set to be the fourth team competing in the annual meet, but travel issues related to wintry weather forced the event to be wrestled as a tri-meet.

For the day, freshman Cito Balsells (Boulder, Colo./Fairview) was 2-0 at exhibition 197. Balsells defeated Zeb Throne of Thiel via an 8-4 decision and pinned RIT's Nick Fisk in 2:11.

Against RIT (7-11), all 18 CWRU points came via forfeits from 125 to 141.

Against Thiel (14-6), freshman Connor Gordon (Adams, Tenn./Rossview) earned a 6-0 decision against Nick Hart, and sophomore Nick Lees (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius) picked up an 18-2 technical fall versus Jordan Smith. In the final bout of the match, sophomore Nate Lewis (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) pinned Eli Swain in 2:13.

The Spartans wrap up the regular season next Sunday, March 1 at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Action from Hitchcock Arena is set to begin at 9:00 a.m.

Thiel 32, RIT 18
125 - Vincent Vahaly (TC) by forfeit
133 - Lance Waters (TC) by forfeit
141 - Nick Sutton (TC) by forfeit
149 - Brad Mayville (RIT) over Nick Hart (TC) TF 19-2 4:54
157 - Chris Nuss (TC) over Evan Vershay (RIT) Fall 4:27
165 - Nicholas Greenquist (RIT) over Brandan Collins (TC) Dec 7-4
174 - Tory Cain (RIT) over Jordan Smith (TC) Maj 14-1
184 - Marco Crivelli (TC) over Joe Cutugno (RIT) TF 17-2 7:00
197 - Jerrold Roosa (TC) over Jake Swearingen (RIT) Dec 6-0
285 - Sam Weinger (RIT) over Eli Swain (TC) Fall 3:57
Exb. 157 - Cody Lutz (RIT) over Giuliano Graziosi (TC) Fall 3:20

RIT 33, Case Western Reserve 18
125 - Matt Moy (CWR) by forfeit
133 - Nate Lee (CWR) by forfeit
141 - Travis Alexander (CWR) by forfeit
149 - Brad Mayville (RIT) over Connor Gordon (CWR) Fall 2:09
157 - Evan Vershay (RIT) by forfeit
165 - Nicholas Greenquist (RIT) over Nick Tommas (CWR) TF 18-2 3:54
174 - Tory Cain (RIT) over Nick Lees (CWR) Maj 9-1
184 - Nick Fisk (RIT) by forfeit
197 - Jake Swearingen (RIT) over Ryan Berg (CWR) SV1 7-5
285 - Sam Weinger (RIT) over Nate Lewis (CWR) Dec 4-2
Exb. 197 - Cito Balsells (CWR) over Nick Fisk (RIT) Fall 2:11

Thiel 34, Case Western Reserve 14
125 - Vincent Vahaly (TC) over Matt Moy (CWR) Dec 7-4
133 - Lance Waters (TC) over Nate Lee (CWR) Dec 12-10
141 - Nick Sutton (TC) over Travis Alexander (CWR) Maj 16-7
149 - Connor Gordon (CWR) over Nick Hart (TC) Dec 6-0
157 - Giuliano Graziosi (TC) by forfeit
165 - Chris Nuss (TC) over Nick Tommas (CWR) Fall 2:11
174 - Nick Lees (CWR) over Jordan Smith (TC) TF 18-2 3:30
184 - Marco Crivelli (TC) by forfeit
197 - Jerrold Roosa (TC) over Ryan Berg (CWR) Fall 6:19
285 - Nate Lewis (CWR) over Eli Swain (TC) Fall 2:13
Exb. 197 - Cito Balsells (CWR) over Zeb Throne (TC) Dec 8-4
Exb. 197 - Cody Ellis (TC) over Adam Bloomer (CWR) Maj 11-2
Exb. 133 - Nate Lee (CWR) over Dylan Green (TC) Fall 6:21