CWRU Wrestling Heads to Adrian for a Dual Meet on Thursday

Adam Kates wrestles his opponent

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team will travel to Adrian, Michigan on Thursday, January 17th for a dual meet against Adrian College. Action is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center.

Junior Isaac Collier led the Spartans at the 2019 Spartan Mat Classic, hosted by Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana on Saturday. Collier earned a fourth-place finish in the 165-pound weight class. He opened the day with a 17-1 technical fall victory over Bellarmine's Josh Craig and then pinned University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Tony Kontney in 2:11 during the quarterfinals of the draw. Collier dropped his semifinals match, as Wabash's Kyle Hatch defeated him with a 4-1 decision. In the third-place match of the draw, Collier lost by forfeit to Wabash's Daylan Schurg. For the season, Collier ranks tied for first on the squad with 19 wins (19-7 overall) and has totaled five pins and three technical falls.

Adrian is 5-2 in dual matches during the 2018-19 campaign. The Bulldogs are scheduled to compete at Trine University on Tuesday for a dual meet, before hosting the Spartans on Thursday. Adrian is led by third-year head coach Bill Schindel and he is assisted by Ryne Morrison, Nathan Goetting and Zach Rieger.

Last year, CWRU picked up a 24-19 win over Adrian at Horsburgh Gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio.

Wrestlers that are currently scheduled to compete for the Spartans include freshman Adam Kates (125 pounds), either junior Jacob Frisch or junior Alec Hoover at 133 pounds, junior Andrew Hoover (141 pounds), freshman Brandon Barton (149 pounds), freshman Jack Chipps (157 pounds), junior Isaac Collier (165 pounds), freshman Aidan McCooey (174 pounds), sophomore Brian Kent (184 pounds), senior Gavin Dersh-Fisher (197 pounds) and either senior Brian McNamara or freshman Grant Robinson at 285 pounds.

Results and a recap of the match will be posted to following the completion of action on Thursday.