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”

Several top wrestlers competing in football state title games

Originally appeared on wissports.net on 11/15/17

High school wrestling practices officially began across Wisconsin this week.

However, a number of the state’s best wrestlers still had business to attend to on the gridiron.

Continue reading “Several top wrestlers competing in football state title games”

Lakeland tops Concordia in CCIW dual

Originally appeared on wiwrestling.com on 11/9/17

PLYMOUTH — Bonus-point wins from Ian Gioacchini and P.J. Ladd lifted host Lakeland over Concordia (Wis.) 28-19 in a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin dual on Thursday night. Continue reading “Lakeland tops Concordia in CCIW dual”

Badgers wrestling notebook: UW lands five on National Signing Day

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”

UW-Parkside wrestling season preview

Originally appeared on wiwrestling.com on 11/6/17

This offseason was an unfortunately eventful one for the UW-Parkside wrestling program.

Back in June, then-head coach Gregg Lewis stepped down after six seasons. Parkside was in the process of elevating its head wrestling coach from a part-time to full-time position and Lewis wanted to dedicate more time to his family. Continue reading “UW-Parkside wrestling season preview”

Wisconsin wrestling season preview

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”

Super 32 roundup: Laurent wins title, six Wisconsin wrestlers place

Denmark’s Jayden Laurent captured the crown at 148 pounds at Super 32 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Though Super 32 has long been regarded as one of the premier high school wrestling tournaments in the nation, 2017 marked the first year of girls freestyle competition at the event.  Continue reading “Super 32 roundup: Laurent wins title, six Wisconsin wrestlers place”

Red tops White in intrasquad dual

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”