The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team will look regain its momentum, when the squad travels to Wheaton, Illinois for the Pete Willson Invitational, hosted by Wheaton College on Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st.
Action is slated to begin at 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, and continue throughout the day, with action resuming on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. ET. The Championship matches on Saturday are scheduled to start at approximately 1:45 p.m. ET. Fans can follow with live results at https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=177259132.
The field for the Pete Willson Invitational is slated to be a strong one, including 11th-ranked Mount Union, 12th-ranked North Central College, 13th-ranked UW-Whitewater, 15th-ranked Messiah College, 16th-ranked Olivet College, 22nd-ranked John Carroll University, 23rd-ranked Millikin University and 25th-ranked UW-Platteville. Other schools scheduled to attend include Adrian, Alma, Augustana. Buena Vista, University of Chicago, Concordia University (Wis.), Cornell College, Defiance, Elizabethtown, Elmhurst, Ferrum, Heidelberg, MacMurray, College of Mount St. Joseph, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Muskingum, Nebraska Wesleyan, Ohio Northern, Otterbein, Pacific, Trine, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point and Wheaton.
The Spartans will be looking to gain momentum after splitting four dual matches at the 2020 Si Ostrach Meet on Saturday. Junior 197-pounder Brian Kent leads the team with 21 wins and has recorded nine pins and one technical fall. In addition, first-year 149/157-pounder Mitchell Arch and senior 149-pounder Andrew Hoover have tallied 19 and 18 wins, respectively. Arch (19-12) has gathered a team-best 17 pins and Andrew Hoover (18-10) has collected nine pins and one technical fall.
Five wrestlers are currently scheduled to compete for the Spartans, including sophomore Adam Kates (125 pounds), sophomore Duncan Clayton (133 pounds), senior Andrew Hoover (149 pounds), senior Isaac Collier (165 pounds) and junior Brian Kent (197 pounds).
Results of the meet will be posted to athletics.case.edu after each day of competition, with a full release after the conclusion of competition on Saturday.