OSHKOSH, Wis. – Logan Hermsen (Amherst Junction, WI/Amherst), Dan Squires (Muskego, WI/Wisconsin Lutheran) and Cody Nielsen (Oconto Falls, WI/Oconto Falls) each won by pin as the UW-Stevens Point wrestling team won its opening Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) dual of the season with a 38-9 win over UW-Oshkosh on Tuesday night at Kolf Sports Center.
UW-Stevens Point (1-0, 1-0 WIAC) picked up wins at eight of the 10 weight classes to defeat UW-Oshkosh (1-1, 0-1 WIAC).
Hermsen, Squires and Nielsen recorded pins in the first three matches of the evening to get the Pointers out to an 18-0 lead. Hermsen needed just 1:36 to pin Patrick Reilly at 165 pounds and record his third pin in five matches this season.
UW-Stevens Point also got wins by decision from Bo Seibel (Cambellsport, WI/Kewaskum), Donny Ralston (Ladysmith, WI/Bruce), Jared Kust (Shawano, WI/Shawano), David Granatelli (Appleton, WI/Appleton North) and Anthony Friese (Hortonville, WI/Waupaca). Seibel improved to 4-1 this season with a 16-1 decision over Chris Yaros at 197 pounds. Kust cruised to an 18-2 win over Austin Loos at 141 pounds.
Off a runner-up finish at the Dan Gable Open last weekend, Granatelli recorded an 11-1 decision over Craig Mason at 149 pounds. Friese’s win came over Mark Choinski by a 9-5 score at 157 pounds after Choinski entered the match a team-best 5-2 for the Titans.
UW-Oshkosh’s only wins in the dual came from Jonathan Flores at 125 pounds and Dellas Vandenberg at 133 pounds.
UW-Stevens Point travels to Mequon for the Concordia (Wis.) Open on Saturday, Nov. 21 beginning at 9 a.m.