Isaac Collier Places Sixth as Spartan Wrestlers Conclude Season at NCAA Regionals

Isaac Collier Places Sixth as Spartan Wrestlers Conclude Season at NCAA Regionals

Junior Isaac Collier, senior Gavin Dersh-Fisher and junior Alec Hoover each placed in their respective weight classes as the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team wrapped up the 2018-19 campaign at the NCAA Central Regional Championships, hosted by Wabash College, on Saturday at the Knowling Fieldhouse.

Collier opened the second day of the regionals against Muskingum's Tanner Walker in the 165-pound bracket. Collier claimed a 7-2 decision victory over Walker, but then fell to Mount Union's Michael McIntire in the consolation semifinals. Collier's day was ended in the fifth-place match on Saturday, as he lost an 8-2 decision to Olivet's Tyler Grimsley. Overall, Collier gathered 10.0 team points and went 3-3 throughout the regional, including one win by fall.

Dersh-Fisher advanced to the consolation quarterfinals of the 197-pound bracket after posting a 2-1 record during Friday's matches. However, Dersh-Fisher lost to Alma's Austin Fox via major decision in the consolation quarterfinals, but then earned a 3-0 decision victory over Wabash's Levi Miller in the seventh place match. Dersh-Fisher finished seventh in the 197-pound bracket and posted a 3-2 record throughout the regional. He totaled 7.0 team points.

Alec Hoover began his second day of competition at the regionals against John Carroll's Spencer Dusi in the consolation quarterfinals of the 133-pound bracket. Hoover dropped an 11-1 major decision to Dusi and then lost by medical forfeit to Heidelberg's Mason Brainard in the seventh-place match.

Case Western Reserve concluded the second day of competition in 16th place in the team standings with 27.0 points.