2016-17 News

  • Spots in Castleton Athletics Summer Camps Filling Quickly
    June 02, 2017
    As the calendar turns to June, parents are encouraged to take a look at the numerous summer camp offerings by the Castleton University athletics department, as spots in the Spartan youth camps are filling up quickly.
  • Costa, Hale Receive NWCA Scholar All-American Honors
    March 31, 2017
    Junior Jared Costa and senior Zak Hale represent Castleton University as Scholar All-Americans, as named by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) earlier in March.
  • Castleton Athletics Celebrates Excellence of Winter Sports
    March 28, 2017
    The coaches and student-athletes of Castleton’s winter sports gathered at the Casella Theater Tuesday night to celebrate the season’s achievements and honor those who led their teams over the winter months.
  • Spartan Wrestlers Receive Athletic, Academic NEWA Postseason Honors
    March 27, 2017
    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.
  • Zak Hale Earns Historic Victory at NCAA Championships
    March 10, 2017
    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.
  • NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship Brackets Announced
    March 09, 2017
    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.
  • Zak Hale Qualifies for NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships
    February 26, 2017
    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
  • Three Spartan Wrestlers Still Alive at NCAA Northeast Regional Championships
    February 25, 2017
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Ready for NCAA Northeast Regionals
    February 24, 2017
    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.
  • Cabezas Title Highlights Futures Tournament for Spartan Wrestling
    February 19, 2017
    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.
  • Tyreek Staton Named NEWA Rookie Wrestler of Week
    February 14, 2017
    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.
  • Wrestling Loses Close Match to Williams College, 23-19
    February 10, 2017
    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.
  • Spartan Wrestling Heads to Williams for Final Dual Meet of Season
    February 09, 2017
    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.
  • Wrestling Earns Victory over Plymouth State at Springfield Quad Match
    February 04, 2017
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Heads to Springfield for Saturday Duals
    February 03, 2017
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Battles Through Wildcat Open
    January 29, 2017
    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.
  • Spartans Control Wrestling Match from Start to Defeat WNE
    January 27, 2017
    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.
  • Wrestling Holds Final Home Match Before Returning to Johnson & Wales
    January 26, 2017
    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.
  • Wrestling Wins Three Matches at NEWA Headlock for Hunger Duals
    January 22, 2017
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Heads to Rhode Island for NEWA Duals
    January 20, 2017
    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.
  • Mitchell LaFlam Named NEWA Rookie Wrestler of Week
    January 19, 2017
    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.
  • Wrestling Earns Third Place Finish at Jim Aguiar Invitational
    January 14, 2017
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Splits Midweek Dual Matches
    January 11, 2017
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Gears Up For Road Contests
    January 10, 2017
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Earns Three Bracket Wins at Williams Open
    January 07, 2017
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Resumes Season at Williams Open
    January 06, 2017
    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.
  • Five Castleton Wrestlers in Latest NEWA Individual Rankings
    December 20, 2016
    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.
  • Staton, Hale Enjoy Perfect Day at North East Duals
    December 10, 2016
    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.
  • Castleton Wrestling Earns First Home Dual Match Victory
    December 08, 2016
    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.
  • Wrestling Hosts Springfield Tech Before Saturday Trip to Oneonta
    December 07, 2016
    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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