Badgers Wrestling Notebook: No Zander Wick for Michigan trip

Originally appeared on Wisconsin.Talking10.com on 1/18/18

The Wisconsin wrestling team heads east this weekend to tangle with No. 8 Michigan and Michigan State.

But, according to the latest newsletter from UW head coach Barry Davis, the Badgers will continue to be without the services of Zander Wick, the No. 17 wrestler in the nation at 149 pounds. Continue reading “Badgers Wrestling Notebook: No Zander Wick for Michigan trip”

Crone takes seventh at Midlands Championships

Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 12/31/17

Andrew Crone was the lone Wisconsin starter to place at the 55th Midlands Championships in Hoffman Estates, Ill. this weekend.

The redshirt senior took seventh at 157 pounds and posted a 5-2 record over the course of the two-day event. Saturday marked Crone’s first ever trip to the podium at Midlands in five attempts. Continue reading “Crone takes seventh at Midlands Championships”

Evan Wick quickly establishing himself in Badgers lineup

Originally appeared on wisconsin.talking10.com on 12/28/17

At the beginning of the season, redshirt freshman Evan Wick was given the tall task of replacing one of the most successful wrestlers in University of Wisconsin history.

His predecessor at 165 pounds, Isaac Jordan, was a four-time All-American, two-time Big Ten champion and a former NCAA finalist. Those are certainly big shoes to fill. Continue reading “Evan Wick quickly establishing himself in Badgers lineup”

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. Continue reading “UW-Whitewater hopes to grow from grueling stretch”

Wisconsin wrestling improves to 4-0 with win over Whitewater

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”

Badgers stomp Maryland to open Big Ten slate

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”

Three Badgers place at CKLV

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”

Robertson eyes elusive podium finish in final season

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”

Weekend recap: Badgers crown five champs at Roadrunner Open

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”

Stone ready to step up for UW

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”