Originally appeared on Wisconsin.Talking10.com on 12/9/17
Though it was without a few of its regular starters, the No.21 Wisconsin wrestling team made quick work of UW-Whitewater in a non-conference dual on Saturday.
The host Warhawks (5-3) entered the match as the No.12 team in Division III according to InterMat.
Ethan Rotondo got the Badgers (4-0) rolling with a 4-2 win over Mike Tortorice in sudden victory at 125 pounds. Continue reading “Wisconsin wrestling improves to 4-0 with win over Whitewater”
Originally appeared on Wisconsin.Talking10.com on 12/7/17
MADISON – For the second consecutive year, the Wisconsin wrestling team begins its dual season with three straight wins.
The Badgers topped Maryland 32-6 at the UW Field House Thursday night in Wisconsin’s Big Ten opener. Continue reading “Badgers stomp Maryland to open Big Ten slate”
Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 12/3/17
Three Wisconsin wrestlers placed as the Badgers finished tied for 12th as a team at the two-day, 46-team Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Friday and Saturday.
No.17 Evan Wick finished second at 165 pounds, while No.11 Ricky Robertson placed fifth at 184 and 18th-ranked Zander Wick was seventh at 149.
Evan Wick’s journey to the finals included four wins, two over top-10 opponents. Continue reading “Three Badgers place at CKLV”
Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 11/29/17.
Throughout his career, Wisconsin’s Ricky Robertson has come painfully close to becoming an All-American.
The redshirt senior qualified for the NCAA Tournament in each of his three non-redshirt seasons and has spent the bulk of his time in a cardinal and white singlet as a nationally-ranked wrestler. Continue reading “Robertson eyes elusive podium finish in final season”
Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 11/20/17
Five Wisconsin wrestlers claimed championships at the Roadrunner Open in Bakersfield, Cali. Sunday.
Eli Stickley (141 pounds), Zander Wick (149), Ryan Christensen (174), No.20 Evan Wick (165) and No.11 Ricky Robertson (184) each finished tops in their respective weight classes.
Stickley bested teammate Cole Martin 6-3 in the championship match at 141 pounds. He ended his day with a perfect 4-0 record. Continue reading “Weekend recap: Badgers crown five champs at Roadrunner Open”
Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 11/16/17
After two years waiting in the wings, redshirt sophomore Ben Stone is now the starting heavyweight for the Wisconsin wrestling team.
Stone came to UW as an accomplished prep wrestler. During his time at Cumberland (Wis.) High School he accumulated 140 wins, the second most of any grappler in school history, and broke the program record for single-season wins on two different occasions. Continue reading “Stone ready to step up for UW”
Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 11/8/17
Wednesday was a fruitful day for the Wisconsin wrestling team.
Five recruits inked National Letters of Intent, formally committing to the Badgers as part of the early signing period.
Three of them are ranked nationally by FloWrestling. Continue reading “Badgers wrestling notebook: UW lands five on National Signing Day”
Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 11/6/17
Redshirt sophomore Hunter Ritter placed second at 197 pounds to lead the Wisconsin wrestling team at Sunday’s Michigan State Open in East Lansing. Continue reading “Ritter takes second at MSU Open”
Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 11/2/17
Last season was a step in the right direction for the Wisconsin wrestling team.
Following the Badgers’ first losing season in three years, the 2016-17 UW squad posted a 7-5 dual record, tied for eighth at the Big Ten Championships and finished 19th at the NCAA Tournament.
Continue reading “Wisconsin wrestling season preview”
Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 10/27/17
Madison — Zander Wick and Ryan Christensen each picked up a pair of wins as the Wisconsin wrestling team unofficially opened its season with the Red/White intrasquad scrimmage at the UW Field House Thursday night. Continue reading “Red tops White in intrasquad dual”