Two Spartans Advance on First Day of NCAA Central Regionals

Two Spartans Advance on First Day of NCAA Central Regionals

Two members of the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team advanced to the consolation quarterfinals of their respective weight classes at the 2020 NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, hosted by Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan on Friday.

First-year Mitchell Arch and junior Brian Kent each advanced to the consolation quarterfinals of their respective weight classes.

Arch began his day in the 157-pound bracket with a pin in 2:52 versus Mount Union's Michael McIntire. After a loss to Baldwin Wallace's Dalton Leightner in the quarterfinals, Arch came back to pick up a pin over Alma's Matt Tomsett in 5:38. Arch is now scheduled to face Ohio Wesleyan's Bryce Wittman in the consolation quarterfinals.

Kent opened his day in the 197-pound bracket with an 8-3 decision victory over Alma's Austin Fox. After a loss to Olivet's Trevor Piggot in the quarterfinals, Kent came back to earn a 10-5 decision over Manchester's Jasper Donaldson. He will now get ready to face Wabash's Jack Heldt in the consolation quarterfinals.

In addition to the two Spartans advancing, five other Spartans picked up a win in their respective weight classes on Friday. Sophomore Adam Kates earned a win by forfeit at 125 pounds, senior Alec Hoover claimed a 13-5 major decision win over Adrian's Colton Weigers at 133 pounds and senior Andrew Hoover pinned Ohio Wesleyan's Lane Williams in 5:28 at 149 pounds.

Rounding out the victories were first-year Stephen Andryc and sophomore Grant Robinson. Andryc earned a 15-2 major decision victory over Muskingum's Grant Schafer at 184 pounds and Robinson claimed a 7-5 decision over Ohio Wesleyan's Natha Scott at 285 pounds.

After one day of competition, CWRU wrestlers have totaled 21.5 team points.

Case Western Reserve will return to the mats tomorrow as they conclude competition at the 2020 NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships. Action is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center on the campus of Adrian College.