Alec Hoover Places Fifth as Spartan Wrestlers Conclude Season at NCAA Regionals

Alec Hoover Places Fifth as Spartan Wrestlers Conclude Season at NCAA Regionals

Sophomore Alec Hoover and junior Gavin Dersh-Fisher each placed in their respective weight classes as the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team wrapped up the 2017-18 campaign at the NCAA Central Regional Championships, hosted by Wabash College, on Saturday at the Knowling Fieldhouse.

Alec Hoover opened the second day of the regionals against Wabash's Owen Doster in the semifinals of the 133-pound bracket. Hoover dropped an 11-4 decision to Doster in the semifinals and then fell to Baldwin Wallace's Dante Ginnetti in the consolation semifinals. Alec Hoover wrapped up his day with a pin (3:33) over Muskingum's Slade Stiles in the fifth-place match. Overall, Alec Hoover gathered 14.0 team points and went 3-2 throughout the regional, including all three wins coming by pin.

Dersh Fisher began his second day of competition at the regionals against Trine's Anthony Neal in the consolation quarterfinals of the 197-pound bracket. Dersh-Fisher claimed a 9-4 decision over Neal, but then fell to Wabash's Grant Gough in the next match. Dersh-Fisher's day was ended in the fifth-place match on Saturday, as he fell to Alma's Taylor McPhail. Dersh-Fisher placed sixth in the 197-pound weight class after posting a 3-3 record throughout the regional.

Sophomore Andrew Hoover also competed on the second day of the NCAA Central Regional. Hoover advanced to the consolation quarterfinals of the 141-pound bracket after posting a 2-1 record during Friday's matches. However, Andrew Hoover lost to Wabash's Brice Everson via technical fall in the consolation quarterfinals Saturday.

Case Western Reserve concluded the second day of competition in 16th place in the team standings with 25.5 points.