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The match with Iowa was a one sided score but was more competitive than the team score made it appear. We had matches at 133, 141, 149, 174 and 285 that were close enough that a takedown in the 3rd period could have changed the outcome in any of those match-ups. We are not yet competing at the level that would put us in a position to win all those matches, but this was much better than last week. Having said that, the bottom line is we need to win the matches we are favored in AND a few more of the toss-ups! I want to thank the Athletic Department staff that promoted the dual and put on the show at the Kohl Center. Also would like to thank everyone that came to the match. It was well attended considering the UW students were not back for the second semester and the Madison area high school teams either had matches that night or a tournament the next morning.
Rutgers and Maryland Road trip
This week we take our second Big Ten road trip to face 8 Rutgers on Friday and Maryland on Sunday. Rutgers has done a good job with getting talent from the local area in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania hotbed of wrestling. They are much like Nebraska with a solid dual meet team. Maryland has had some individual success this year as well.
Wick Twins Interview on uwbadgers.com
Badger Sports Information will post an interview with Badger wrestling recruits, Zander and Evan Wick. This will give you a little insight to the twins that will be joining the Badger program next year. These guys are talented athletes and quality young men. Zander is currently ranked 3 at 145lbs and Evan is 4th at 152lbs in the FLO Wrestling National rankings. Both are the top ranked individuals at their weights in California. Their Coach is John Azevedo. John was an NCAA Champion, World medalist and Assistant Coach for the Badgers in the late 80’s. Go to uwbadgers.com/wrestling when it gets posted late in the day tomorrow to check it out!
Big Ten record
A week ago Iowa defeated Northwestern by a score of 54-0. The maximum a team can score is 60 points. There were some questions regarding if this was the largest victory margin/point total for a Big Ten match. The actual record was set in 1979 when the Badgers defeated Purdue 55-0!
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