The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team will serve as the host of the 2019 University Athletic Association Championships on Saturday, February 9th at Horsburgh Gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 24th-ranked University of Chicago Marrons will open competition at 11:00 a.m. ET against the 17th-ranked New York University Violets. CWRU will then face the loser of the first match, before concluding the championships against the winner of the first match. Each match will begin approximately 15 minutes following the completion of the previous contest. Competition is expected to conclude by 4:00 p.m. ET.
Following the conclusion of the match, there will be an awards ceremony, as the All-UAA teams, along with the Most Outstanding Wrestler, Rookie of the Year, and Coaching Staff of the Year, will be named.
Fans can follow all of the action with live video at https://case.edu/livestream/athletics. In addition, live results can be found at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wrest/liveresults.
The Spartans are 3-3 this season, including three-straight victories this past Saturday against Defiance College, Penn State Behrend and Kent State University at Tuscarawas. CWRU has won the UAA Championship five times over its history, most recently during the 1996 season. The squad has been led by junior Alec Hoover, who has gone 24-6 with seven pins and one technical fall this year. Last season, junior Andrew Hoover was named the All-UAA wrestler in the 141-pound weight class.
Chicago will be looking to win its second-consecutive UAA Championship, and the 17th overall in the program's history. The Maroons are 8-3 this season, and feature a nationally ranked wrestler in ninth-ranked 174-pound junior Kyle Peisker.
NYU, 15-2 on the season, has claimed 10 UAA titles over its history, the last in 2017. Included on Violets 2018-19 roster are two wrestlers that are nationally ranked in eighth-ranked 149-pound junior Sean Lyons and 10th-ranked 141-pound junior Evan Drill.
In addition to Saturday's UAA Championships, the Spartans will be sending a small contingent of wrestlers to the JCU Open on Sunday, February 10th. Action is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center. Fans can follow along with live results at https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/opentournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=140341132.
Currently scheduled to compete for CWRU include freshman Patrick Hebreard (125 pounds), freshman Duncan Clayton (133/141 pounds), freshman Manhattan Gatton (141 pounds), freshman Kyle Roberts (165 pounds), freshman Trevor Chippas (174 pounds) and freshman Cade Lueker (184 pounds).
Full results and a recap of Saturday and Sunday's action will be posted to athletics.cas.edu following the completion of competition on both days.