The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team will travel to New York, New York for the 2020 University Athletic Association Championships, hosted by New York University on Saturday, February 15th.
The Spartans will open competition at 11:00 a.m. against the University of Chicago. CWRU will then face host NYU, ranked 11th in the latest NCAA Division III dual meet poll, either immediately following their match against Chicago (should the Spartans fall to the Maroons) or in the last match of the day (should the Spartans defeat Chicago). Each match will begin approximately 15 minutes following the completion of the previous contest. Competition is expected to conclude by 4:00 p.m.
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://gonyuathletics.com/watch/?Live=526&type=Live. In addition, results will be posted to the championship website at https://gonyuathletics.com/sports/2014/2/11/WREST_0211142433.aspx?prl=636222344631704945.
The Spartans are 6-8 this season, including a 53-6 win over Penn State Behrend and a 27-19 victory over Defiance College this past Saturday. CWRU has won the UAA Championship five times over its history, most recently during the 1996 season. The squad has been led by junior Brian Kent, who has gone 24-10 with nine pins and one technical fall this year. Last season, sophomore Adam Kates was named the UAA Rookie of the Year and was also the All-UAA wrestler in the 125-pound weight class. In addition, senior Andrew Hoover was the All-UAA wrestler in the 141-pound weight class.
Chicago will be looking to win its third-consecutive UAA Championship, and the 18th overall in the program's history. The Maroons are 3-3 this season, and feature a pair of nationally ranked wrestlers, including the third-ranked 174-pounder in Division III in senior Kyle Peisker, and the seventh-ranked 184-pounder in sophomore Ben Sarasin.
NYU, 10-7 on the season, has claimed 10 UAA titles over its history, the last in 2017. Included on the Violets 2019-20 roster is one wrestler that is nationally ranked in third-ranked 157-pound senior Sean Lyons.
Full results and a Spartans recap will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition on Saturday.