2012-2013 Case Preview

Case Western Reserve University Spartans (Mideast Region)
Head Coach: Mark Hawald (John Carroll ’05)
Years at School as head coach:1st Season (6th overall)
Career Record at school:0-0 (42-26 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Adam Lange (Mount Union ’08), Russ Tischer (CWRU ’07), Mark Hawald Sr. (John Carroll ’77)

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record: 0-12
2011-2012 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Isaac Dukes (7th at 157)

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 Josh Hall (OH) – Two-Time State Qualifier, One-Time Place winner
125 Xander Straughter (OH) – Two-Time District Place winner
141 Zack McCarthy (OH) – District Qualifier
149 Nick Lees (OH) – State Alternate
157 Eric Sullivan (OH) – District Place winner
174 Ryan Brubaker (PA) – District Qualifier
184 Joe DeGenova (SC) – Two-Time Lower State Qualifier
197 Pierce Curran (NY) – Section XI Place winner

Season outlook:
Case is headed in a new direction this year as former Mount Union head coach and John Carroll All-American Mark Hawald takes over after Chris Nader was the interim head coach in the year following Bob DelRosa’s passing. The team is very young and will feature a lot of freshmen in the starting lineup. The first goal for Hawald will be building up the roster size from its current 13. Josh Hall an Ohio state placewinner, is possibly the best of the incoming wrestlers, and he, along with many of the other 8 freshmen will be counted on from day 1.

d3wrestle.com article about Hawald’s hiring | Bob Del Rosa article from August 2011