Thursday afternoon, the NCAA released automatic qualifier allocations for next month’s NCAA wrestling championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Continue reading “NCAA releases automatic qualifier allocations”
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”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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”
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”
MADISON — Wisconsin wrestling head coach didn’t mince words after his team’s 29-10 loss to No. 3 Penn State Friday night at the UW Field House. Continue reading “Badgers suffer sound defeat at hands of 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”
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”
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”
Ethan Rotondo won an individual title at 125 pounds to lead a contingent of seven Wisconsin reserve wrestlers at the Loras College Open Saturday in Dubuque, Iowa. Continue reading “Redshirt Report: Rotondo leads UW reserves at Loras Open”
After dropping the first two bouts of the night, including an upset loss, the No. 9 Wisconsin wrestling team bounced back to win six of the remaining eight bouts en route to a 27-12 win over host Indiana Friday night. Continue reading “Rapid Reaction: No 9 Wisconsin overcomes slow start to top Indiana”