Bob Del Rosa has passed away following an extremely successful career in the wrestling community.
According to the Case Western Reserve athletics website, Bob Del Rosa served Case Western Reserve University for 49 years with 46 seasons at the helm of the Spartan wrestling program.
During his time, Del Rosa also served as head coach for Spartan football, baseball and tennis in addition to being inducted into the Spartan Club Hall of Fame in 2006.
As a wrestling coach, Del Rosa produced four national champions (including 2010 149-pound champ Isaac Dukes), 37 national qualifiers, 18 All-Americans and 35 NCAA Scholar All-Americans. In 1996, Del Rosa was inducted into the Division III Wrestling Hall of Fame.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Del Rosa serveed as assistant athletic director and worked primarily with compliance.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Del Rosa lettered three times in football and captained the 1958 Bearcats. He earned an M.S. from CWRU in 1970 and held the position of associate professor.
Our thoughts and prayers in the wrestling community go out to Bob and his family.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be finalized.