Case Western Reserve University senior wrestler Nick Lees was named the University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week, after helping lead the Spartans to a win over Muskingum University at the 2016 Si Ostrach Meet on Saturday.
Lees earned a win by technical fall, defeating Muskingum's Tevon Gary 22-2 in the 174-pound match. His win helped spark a string of four-straight wins for the Spartans that allowed the squad to come-from-behind to defeat the Fighting Muskies by a final score of 25-16.
Lees, who was honored prior to the start of the match with a special 'Senior Day' ceremony, leads the Spartans in victories (10-9 overall record), pins (six) and technical falls (two) this season. This was the second UAA Athlete of the Week award of his career.
The Spartans improved to 1-5 on the year with the victory over Muskingum.
The following Spartans have earned UAA Wrestler of the Week honors during the 2015-16 season:
November 23rd: Nick Lees
January 25th: Nick Lees