UW-Whitewater hopes to grow from grueling stretch

Originally appeared on wiwrestling.com on 12/19/17

You will be hard-pressed to find a college wrestling program that recently endured the kind of week UW-Whitewater just went through.

From December 2-9, the Warhawks competed in five duals. That, in and of itself, can be taxing.

However, the quality of competition elevates this seven-day stretch to a different level.

First, Whitewater competed at the Candlewood Suite Duals in La Crosse where it faced No.2 Augsburg, No.21 Concordia-Moorhead (Minnesota) and No.1 Wartburg in the span of a few hours.

The Warhawks fell to Augsburg but came back to top both Moorhead and Wartburg.

The 21-20 victory over Wartburg snapped the Knights’ 59-dual winning streak.

Four days later, UWW hit the road to take on NCAA Division II UW-Parkside, a program that features a couple of ranked wrestlers. The host Rangers emerged victorious in the “Sake Bottle Battle” by a count of 25-14.

The Warhawks capped their run by hosting Wisconsin, who was ranked No.21 in Division I at the time and has since moved up to No.19. Whitewater dropped that dual 38-3.

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