Badgers Wrestling Notebook: Zander Wick out for season

Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com 1/23/18

Wisconsin redshirt freshman wrestler Zander Wick announced via Twitter Tuesday evening that he will undergo surgery.

According to the post, that included a quote tweet from his mother, Wick’s season has come to an end due to a torn labrum in his hip.

The procedure is reportedly scheduled for Wednesday.

Wick was 12-4 in his first season as a starter for UW. He spent the majority of the campaign ranked nationally by Intermat at 149 pounds. He is currently ranked 16th.

Wick has been out of action since the beginning of December with an undisclosed injury. It is not clear whether the hip injury in question is what initially knocked him out of the lineup. At the time, Badgers head coach Barry Davis said that Wick would be “good to g0” in the near future.

Patrick Spray originally took Wick’s place in the lineup, posting a 1-3 mark, including his first Big Ten win — an 8-6 victory over Maryland’s Peter Tedesco on Dec. 7.

Recently, Cole Martin has bumped up from 141 pounds to fill the gap left in Wick’s absence. He is 1-2 in his first ever matches at this weight class.

UW (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) returns to action Friday when it hosts Indiana (6-5, 0-4).

Badgers in the rankings 

InterMat released updated rankings Tuesday and four Badgers earned recognition.

Evan Wick continues to hold the highest ranking among Wisconsin grapplers. He is up a spot to No. 5 at 165 pounds.

Ricky Robertson held steady in the ninth position at 184.

After a hiatus from the rankings, Andrew Crone moved into the N0. 20 slot at 157.

Zander Wick moved up a spot to No. 16 at 149.

After a 1-1 road trip in Michigan last weekend that featured a loss to the No. 8 Wolverines and a win over Michigan State, the Badgers moved up to No. 20 in the tournament team rankings and held steady at No. 23 in the dual rankings.

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