2013-2014 Case Preview

Case Western Reserve University Spartans
Head Coach: Mark Hawald
Years at school at head coach: 2nd year
Career record at school: 2-9 record (44-35 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Adam Lange, Kevin Shadrach, Russ Tischer

2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 2-9

Top Returning Starter: Josh Hall – 125 4th at ME Regional

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Matt Moy – NY State Qualifier
Luke Marcelli – OH State Placer
David Brunk – OR State Placer

Season Outlook:
Second year head coach Mark Hawald continues his rebuilding process at Case after a successful tenure at Mount Union. Josh Hall just missed going to the 2013 NCAA Championships at 125 when he was forced to default in the consolation finals at the Mideast Regional to the wrestler he had defeated earlier in the quarterfinals. With Hall only a sophomore and the real strength of the team coming from this year’s incoming class, the future is where the most success will come for the Spartans. That said, the freshmen on the roster will get a lot of experience in the starting lineup and could improve rapidly. Last season was the first without an All-American at Case since 2007, and Hawald is hoping to start a new streak soon.