Rapid Reaction: No 14 Wisconsin topped by No. 24 Northern Iowa

MADISON — For the second time in as many weeks, the Wisconsin wrestling team suffered an upset loss at home.

The No. 14 Badgers fell to No. 24 Northern Iowa 20-18 Thursday night at the UW Field House.

Each team won five bouts, but a pin from UNI’s Jay Schwarm in the opening bout of the night at 125 loomed large as the Panthers left Madison as victors.

UW got a victory via technical fall from No. 1 Seth Gross at 133. Fourth-ranked Evan Wick scored a major decision at 165, while No. 15 Cole Martin (149), Drew Scharenbrock (157) and No. 5 Trent Hillger (285) each won by decision.

Here are a few knee-jerk reactions and storylines that came from Thursday’s action. Continue reading “Rapid Reaction: No 14 Wisconsin topped by No. 24 Northern Iowa”

#AskNWW Wrestling Q&A No. 8: Father/son duos and NCAA allocations

My apologies for the two-week gap between Q&A sessions. Had to put this on the back burner while I powered through some other priorities. Your patience is appreciated.

A big thanks to those who submitted questions this week. As a reminder, you can join the conversation any time by using #AskNWW on Twitter, emailing me at nwwrestle@gmail.com or by using the comment section on any of my posts throughout the week.

Alright, let’s get after it: Continue reading “#AskNWW Wrestling Q&A No. 8: Father/son duos and NCAA allocations”

No, the Badgers aren’t falling apart

Following Wisconsin’s somewhat surprising loss to Michigan State Sunday, I received an interesting reply on Twitter that got me thinking.

This person asserted that, as it pertains to the NCAA team race, Iowa and Penn State had solidified themselves as the top-2 teams and that positions 3-10 were a hot mess. Continue reading “No, the Badgers aren’t falling apart”

Rapid Reaction: No. 9 Wisconsin shut down by No. 3 Penn State

MADISON — While Friday night’s bout between No. 9 Wisconsin and No. 3 Penn State had its fair share of excitement, the final outcome left little doubt.

The visiting Nittany Lions won the final five bouts of the night to leave the UW Field House with a decisive 29-10 victory. Continue reading “Rapid Reaction: No. 9 Wisconsin shut down by No. 3 Penn State”

Badgers Wrestling Notebook: Previewing Penn State

The No. 9 Wisconsin wrestling team (10-3, 3-3 B1G) returns to the friendly confines of the UW Field House Friday night as it takes on No. 3 Penn State.

Penn State (8-2, 5-1 B1G) went 1-1 last weekend with a 19-17 loss at the hands of No. 1 Iowa and 40-3 victory over Maryland. Continue reading “Badgers Wrestling Notebook: Previewing Penn State”

Wisconsin DIII Roundup: Whitewater takes second at Pete Willson Wheaton Invite

A pair of individual champions lifted the UW-Whitewater wrestling team to a second-place finish at the 34-team Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational in Wheaton, Illinois.

The two-day event is, essentially, the NCAA Division III equivalent of the Midlands Championships. Continue reading “Wisconsin DIII Roundup: Whitewater takes second at Pete Willson Wheaton Invite”