Select members of the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team competed on Friday at the Pete Willson Invitational, hosted by Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.
Competing in the 149-pound weight class, senior Andrew Hoover lost his first-round match to North Central's Anthony Rink by a 15-1 major decision. Andrew Hoover bounced back to pick up a 13-7 decision over Peter McCusker of Millikin. Hoover then earned a pin in 6:33 over Trine's Neven Freestone. His day was ended with an 8-4 decision against Ferrum's Austin Smith.
Competing in the 165-pound weight class, senior Isaac Collier opened the tournament with a 12-1 major decision over Augustana's TJ Lunney. He claimed a thrilling 3-2 decision in a tiebreaker-2 over Wisconsin-Whitewater's Ryder Sigler. Collier suffered a 4-0 decision loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Jordan Weinzetl in the quarterfinals of the draw. His day was ended by a 9-4 decision against Otterbein's Willy Plaisir.
Competing in the 197-pound weight class, junior Brian Kent earned a 9-1 major decision victory over Augustana's Dylan Messer to open the tournament. After falling to Adrian's Devon Pingel (5-3), Kent came back to earn a 7-3 decision over Trine's Chase Gibson. His day was ended by a 5-2 decision against Otterbein's Luke Hess.
The three Spartans combined to score 8.0 points for the team during the invitational. Action at the Pete Willson Invite will continue on Saturday, although no CWRU wrestlers will be competing.
Case Western Reserve will be back in action next Saturday, February 8th, as they host Defiance College and Penn St.-Behrend for the CWRU Duals. Action is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. in Horsburgh Gym.