Case Western Reserve Athletic News
Feb 01, 2018
11 former Case Western Reserve University wrestlers were named to the University Athletic Association 30th Anniversary Wrestling Team, as announced by the conference on Thursday afternoon.
CWRU wrestlers named to the team include Travis Cox, Isaac Dukes, Drew Gardella, Andy Horrigan, Derek Messmer, Scott Miller, Desi Molina, Chris Nader, Chris Ricklic, Mike Sanchez and Josh Schmidt.
The team consists of each student-athlete who was named Most Outstanding Wrestler, was named to the All-Association team at least three times in his career, and/or captured an individual NCAA title.
Dukes is one of only three UAA wrestlers to earn back-to-back Most Outstanding Wrestler honors (2010-11). Ricklic was one of two UAA wrestlers to capture back-to-back national individual titles (167 pounds, 1994-95), while Dukes (149 pounds, 2010) and Messmer (Heavyweight, 1996) also won NCAA individual championships. Two CWRU wrestlers on the list – Ricklic (1992-95) and Messmer (1993-96) – earned All-Association honors four times over their careers. Sanchez (2004-06), Molina (1999-2001) and Miller (1988-90) earned three consecutive All-Association honors, while Gardella (2006, 2008-09) was honored three times in four years.
The 2018 Spartans will return to action on Saturday, February 3rd, as they travel to Berea, Ohio for the 32nd-Annual John Summa Invitational, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University.