The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team was in action on Saturday in its first invitational-style meet of the year, competing at the RIT Invitational in Rochester, New York.
Freshman Isaac Collier paced the Spartans, contributing 4.5 points towards the team total. He earned four-consecutive victories at one point, including a technical fall against Scranton's Max Tricolla (16-0) and a major decision against Oneonta's Matt Marino (12-1).
Freshman Jacob Frisch added another 3.5 points towards the Spartans score, including a pin against Thiel's Jaread Prude (2:31). He then claimed a 1-0 decision over Oswego's Matt Stallone and a 3-2 decision over Oneonta's Dominic DeGraba.
Freshman Jack Chimenti claimed a pair of wins as well to score 3.5 points for the team. Chimenti earned an opening round 9-6 decision over Oswego's Nick Swanson, and then pinned Oneonta's Austin Gross at the 1:45 mark in the consolation.
Other scorers on the day for CWRU included sophomore Gavin Dersh-Fisher, who earned 2.5 points after winning a sudden victory -1 (6-4) over Oneonta's Timothy Flower in the opening round of the 197-pound championship bracket, and freshman Alec Hoover who claimed a technical fall (23-5) against RIT's Joe Demuner in the 133-pound consolation draw to add another 2.5 points to the Spartans rally.
CWRU wrestlers totaled 17.5 points during the competition to finish 12th in the team standings at the meet.
The Spartans will now be off for winter break, returning to action on Saturday, January 7th for the Waynesburg Invite.