2016-17 News

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    March 27, 2017
    Spartan Wrestlers Receive Athletic, Academic NEWA Postseason Honors The New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) released its postseason honors Monday, and the Castleton University wrestling team, in just its first year as a varsity program, was well represented in both the athletic and academic awards.
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    March 10, 2017
    Zak Hale Earns Historic Victory at NCAA Championships Senior Zak Hale earned the Spartans’ first-ever victory at an NCAA wrestling national championship competition before being eliminated from the 141-pound bracket Friday at the 2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships at the La Crosse Center.
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    March 09, 2017
    NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship Brackets Announced The brackets for the 2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships were released Tuesday morning, with Castleton University senior Zak Hale among the 18 participants competing for the 141-pound title this weekend at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis.
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    February 26, 2017
    Zak Hale Qualifies for NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships Senior Zak Hale qualified for the NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships by finishing in second place in the 141-pound bracket Sunday at the NCAA Northeast Regional Wrestling Championships
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    February 25, 2017
    Three Spartan Wrestlers Still Alive at NCAA Northeast Regional Championships Zak Hale, Mitchell LaFlam, and Tyreek Staton remain in contention to qualify for the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships as Castleton University participated in the first day of the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Wrestling Championships Saturday.
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    February 24, 2017
    Castleton Wrestling Ready for NCAA Northeast Regionals The Castleton University wrestling team looks to put a punctuation mark on its inaugural season of varsity competition, as the Spartans head to Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., for the 2017 NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Wrestling Championship this weekend, Feb. 25-26.
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    February 19, 2017
    Cabezas Title Highlights Futures Tournament for Spartan Wrestling Ryan Cabezas won the 133-pound bracket title and three other Castleton wrestlers earned multiple victories as members of the Spartan wrestling team competed at the Futures Tournament, hosted by Johnson & Wales University Sunday at the Wildcat Center.
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    February 14, 2017
    Tyreek Staton Named NEWA Rookie Wrestler of Week After earning his 19th dual match victory of the season with a decision victory over one of the top wrestlers in the region, Tyreek Staton has been named the New England Wrestling Association Rookie Wrestler of the Week, announced Tuesday by the organization.
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    February 10, 2017
    Wrestling Loses Close Match to Williams College, 23-19 Castleton University split the 10 matches with Williams College, but the Ephs picked up key victories at the right time to defeat the Spartans, 23-19, Friday night in a collegiate wrestling dual match at Lasell Gymnasium.
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    February 09, 2017
    Spartan Wrestling Heads to Williams for Final Dual Meet of Season The Castleton University wrestling team heads to Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., for the second time this season, this time to face the Ephs in a dual match Friday, Feb. 10, starting at 7 p.m. at Lasell Gymnasium.
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    February 04, 2017
    Wrestling Earns Victory over Plymouth State at Springfield Quad Match After losing to third-ranked Johnson & Wales and host Springfield College, the Castleton University wrestling team picked up a 35-12 victory over regional rival Plymouth State Saturday afternoon in a quad match hosted by the Pride.
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    February 03, 2017
    Castleton Wrestling Heads to Springfield for Saturday Duals The Castleton University wrestling team hits the homestretch of its inaugural season, starting its February competition with a trip to Springfield College Saturday, Feb. 4, to participate in a quad-match with the host Pride along with Johnson & Wales University and Plymouth State University.
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    January 29, 2017
    Castleton Wrestling Battles Through Wildcat Open Seeing the toughest competition so far in its inaugural season, the Castleton University wrestling team faced some of the top wrestlers not only in the region, but in the country, and the Spartans held their own, as six Castleton wrestlers finished in the top six of their respective brackets at the Wildcat Open, hosted by Johnson and Wales University Sunday at the Wildcat Center.
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    January 27, 2017
    Spartans Control Wrestling Match from Start to Defeat WNE The Castleton University wrestling team picked up three pinfall victories in the first four matches and won eight of the 10 matches overall to cruise to a 35-7 victory over Western New England Friday night at Glenbrook Gym.
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    January 26, 2017
    Wrestling Holds Final Home Match Before Returning to Johnson & Wales Coming off a strong performance at the NEWA Dual Championships where it won three of four dual matches, the Castleton University wrestling team hosts Western New England in its home finale Friday night, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. before returning to Johnson & Wales University for the Wildcat Open Sunday, Jan. 29, starting at 9:30 a.m.
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    January 22, 2017
    Wrestling Wins Three Matches at NEWA Headlock for Hunger Duals The Castleton University wrestling team overcame an early loss to win its final three dual matches Sunday, including a victory over in-state rival Norwich, as the Spartans finished in ninth place at the 2017 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals Championship, hosted by Johnson & Wales University at the Wildcat Center.
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    January 20, 2017
    Castleton Wrestling Heads to Rhode Island for NEWA Duals The Castleton University wrestling team will get a sense of how much progress it has made in its inaugural season, as the Spartans head to Providence, R.I., for the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals Championship, hosted by Johnson & Wales University Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Wildcat Center.
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    January 19, 2017
    Mitchell LaFlam Named NEWA Rookie Wrestler of Week After finishing third at the Jim Aguiar Invitational, his third top-three finish in as many tournaments this season, freshman Mitchell LaFlam has been named the New England Wrestling Association Rookie Wrestler of the Week, announced Thursday by the organization.
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    January 14, 2017
    Wrestling Earns Third Place Finish at Jim Aguiar Invitational Three members of the Castleton University wrestling team won their respective brackets, while three others finished in third place as the Spartans ended up in third place as a team with 111.5 points Saturday at the Jim Aguiar Invitational hosted by Plymouth State University.
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    January 11, 2017
    Castleton Wrestling Splits Midweek Dual Matches Castleton University competed with one of the top wrestling programs in New England before falling to WPI, 28-15, but the Spartans recovered to defeat the College of Mount Saint Vincent, 46-12, Wednesday afternoon in intercollegiate wrestling action at the WPI Sports and Recreation Center.
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    January 10, 2017
    Castleton Wrestling Gears Up For Road Contests After earning three bracket victories last Saturday at Williams College, the Castleton University wrestling team travels for its next two contests, first heading to Worcester, Mass., for two dual matches Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 11, before taking the short trip to Plymouth, N.H., for the Jim Aguiar Invitational Saturday, Jan. 14.
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    January 07, 2017
    Castleton Wrestling Earns Three Bracket Wins at Williams Open Three members of the Castleton University wrestling team won their weight class brackets, while four others advanced to the finals as the Spartans competed at the Williams Open Saturday at Lasell Gymnasium.
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    January 06, 2017
    Castleton Wrestling Resumes Season at Williams Open After close to a month-long break from competition to take fall semester finals and enjoy a well-deserved break, the Castleton University wrestling team returns to action Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Williams Open starting at 10 a.m. at Lasell Gymnasium in Williamstown, Mass.
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    December 20, 2016
    Five Castleton Wrestlers in Latest NEWA Individual Rankings The Castleton University wrestling program has made an immediate impact in the sport in its first year of existence, with the latest indicator coming in the form of five Spartan wrestlers being included in the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) individual rankings released Friday, Dec. 16.
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    December 10, 2016
    Staton, Hale Enjoy Perfect Day at North East Duals Tyreek Staton and Zak Hale each won all three matches they competed in, and Castleton University picked up six victories as it defeated Niagara County Community College, 28-16, after losing to host SUNY Oneonta (28-11) and SUNY Cortland (33-13) Saturday at the North East Duals.
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    December 08, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Earns First Home Dual Match Victory A season of firsts continues for the Castleton University wrestling team, as the Spartans won five straight matches to defeat Springfield Technical Community College, 28-15, for the first home victory in Castleton wrestling history Thursday night at Glenbrook Gym.
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    December 07, 2016
    Wrestling Hosts Springfield Tech Before Saturday Trip to Oneonta Newly ranked in the NEWA Top 10 Coaches Poll, the Castleton University wrestling team concludes the 2016 portion of its inaugural season by hosting Springfield Tech Thursday, Dec. 8, at Glenbrook Gym at 7 p.m. before heading to Oneonta, N.Y., for the North East Duals Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 11 a.m.
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    December 03, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Impresses with Team Victory at Ted Reese Invite Zak Hale and Jared Costa won their respective weight-class brackets, and several other wrestlers advanced far into their own brackets as the Castleton University wrestling team finished first overall at the Ted Reese Invitational, hosted by the University of Southern Maine in the Costello Sports Complex.
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    December 02, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Back in Action Saturday at Southern Maine After two weeks off from competition, the Castleton University wrestling team returns to action Saturday, Dec. 3, participating in its first invitational in program history as it travels to Gorham, Maine, for the Ted Reese Invitational, hosted by the University of Southern Maine starting at 10 a.m.
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    November 19, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Earns Individual Victories at WPI Duals The Castleton University wrestling team picked up several individual victories throughout the day at a series of dual matches hosted by WPI, but the Spartans could not put enough wins together in any one match, losing to Ursinus (28-15), King’s College (27-12), and Roger Williams (32-15) Saturday afternoon.
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    November 18, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Back in Action Saturday in Worcester The Castleton University wrestling team heads to Worcester, Mass., for three dual matches Saturday, Nov. 19, at the WPI Sports and Recreation Center.
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    November 16, 2016
    Wrestling Battles for Green Mountain Championship Until Very End The Castleton University wrestling team built a lead over its in-state rival, but Norwich University won the final three matches to tie the inaugural Battle for the Green Mountain Championship, and the Cadets prevailed on the third NCAA tiebreaker for the 21-20 victory over the Spartans Wednesday night in front of a capacity crowd at Glenbrook Gym.
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    November 14, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling to Battle Norwich for Green Mountain Championship The Castleton University wrestling program will take on its counterpart from Norwich University this Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Glenbrook Gym, with both squads battling for the newly-created “Green Mountain Championship” in what is hoped to become an annual Vermont wrestling tradition.
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    November 12, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Finishes Third at Electric City Duals The Castleton University wrestling team earned two victories in four matches Saturday to finish third at the Electric City Duals, hosted by the University of Scranton at the John Long Center.
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    November 11, 2016
    Wrestling Heads to Scranton for Electric City Duals Saturday The Castleton University wrestling team begins a busy stretch of three competitions over an eight-day span by traveling to Scranton, Pa., for the Electric City Duals, taking place Saturday, Nov. 12, starting at 10 a.m. at the John Long Center.
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    November 05, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Splits Opening Two Matches of Inaugural Season After a back-and-forth contest with Southern Maine that resulted in a 25-20 loss, the Castleton University wrestling team picked up its first victory as an NCAA varsity program, defeating Bridgewater State 31-6 Saturday afternoon at John J. Kelly Gymnasium.
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    November 04, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Opens Inaugural Season with High Expectations The Castleton University wrestling program is not your typical first-year program.
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    October 20, 2016
    Castleton Wrestling Engages in Community Service Project The Castleton wrestling team joined with Habitat for Humanity for a community service project Saturday, Oct. 15.
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    September 20, 2016
    Schedule for Initial Season of Castleton Wrestling Released The 2016-17 competition schedule for the Castleton University men’s wrestling program, in its inaugural season as an NCAA varsity sport, has been released, featuring three home matches and several tournaments around the Northeast.
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    July 31, 2016
    Support Castleton Wrestling Through Pin Pool The inaugural Castleton Wrestling season is less than four months away but fans can get in on the action today and help contribute to the program's long-term success.
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