Feb. 15, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 10

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    University wrestling team takes 2001 UAA championship

    The 23rd-ranked University wrestling team won three dual matches en route to capturing the 2001 University Athletic Association championship at Case Western Reserve University. The title was Chicago’s seventh in the association’s 14-year history.
    Steve Mlynarczyk
    Steve Mlynarczyk (right) posted a third career championship.

    Chicago defeated host Case Western Reserve 26-15, Johns Hopkins University 38-12, and New York University 28-12. With the three wins, the Maroons improved to 9-1 in dual-meet competition.

    Five Chicago wrestlers claimed individual titles. Fourth-years Steve Mlynarczyk and J.R. Moore each posted a third career championship. Mlynarczyk went 2-0 with one fall at 133 pounds, while Moore finished the day 3-0 with one technical fall at 141.

    Fourth-year Anthony Calcagno gained his second career UAA title, after splitting a pair of matches at heavyweight.

    Second-year Bill Kopecky and first-year Nick Kehagias won their first league titles. Kopecky posted a 3-0 mark at 184 pounds, winning one match by fall and another by technical fall. Kehagias won two matches, one by fall, at 125 pounds.

    Head Coach Leo Kocher and aides Rick Hepp, Joe Bochenski and Ethan Stewart were cited as the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year.