CWRU Wrestling Hits the Road for the Al Hanke Invite this Weekend

CWRU Wrestling Hits the Road for the Al Hanke Invite this Weekend

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team will hit the road this weekend, when the Spartans travel to Elmhurst, Illinois for the Al Hanke Invitational, hosted by Elmhurst College, on Saturday, January 18th.

Action at the meet is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Saturday at the R.A. Faganel Hall on the Elmhurst campus.

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Along with Case Western Reserve and host Elmhurst, 12 teams are scheduled to attend the meet including Adrian College, Concordia University, Fontbonne University, Harper College, Joliet Junior College, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, St. Johns (Minn.), Triton College, the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

CWRU split two dual matches on Wednesday night, defeating Ohio Wesleyan University 27-26 in dramatic fashion, but falling to Otterbein University in the later match. The Spartans used a pin from first-year Connor Forrest in the final bout to claim the victory over OWU. Heading into the 285-pound bout down 26-21, CWRU needed all six points to win. In his first-ever collegiate bout, Forrest pinned Nathan Scott in 2:26 to give the Spartans the dramatic dual victory.

Junior 197-pound wrestler Brian Kent has led the Spartans this season with 16 wins (16-7 overall), including nine pins. Senior Andrew Hoover has added 13 wins (13-8 overall) with eight pins in the 149-pound weight class, while first-year Mitchell Arch has also tallied 13 wins (13-9 overall) with a team-best 12 pins competing at the 149 and 157-pound weight classes.

Results and a recap of the competition will be posted to following the completion of action on Saturday.