Tuesdays with Barry 1-26-17 (Thursday Edition)

By TomM January 26, 2017 17:15

Tuesdays with Barry 1-26-17 (Thursday Edition)

Tuesdays with Barry 1-26-17 (Thursday Edition)

Greetings from Madison! I hope that this email finds you and your family doing well. The Badgers have just finished up a great week and a half of training and are gearing up for a big competition weekend. On Friday night we take on the Nittany Lions of Penn State. Penn State is currently ranked 2 in the country and is coming off a big win in Iowa City.
The match ups for the dual will be:

125- Jens Lantz UR vs. Nick Suriano 3
133- Eli Stickley 20 vs. George Carpenter UR
141- Cole Martin 18 vs. James Guilbon 15
149- Andrew Crone 21 vs. Zain Retherford 1
157- Jared Scharenbrock UR vs. Jason Nolf 1
165- Isaac Jordan 3 vs. Vincenzo Joseph 4
174- Ryan Christensen 24 vs. Mark Hall 11
184- Hunter Ritter 23 vs. Bo Nickal 2
197- Ricky Robertson 14 vs. Matt McCutcheon 9
HWT- Connor Medbery 2 vs. Nick Nevills 4

*Should be some great matchups, highlighted by 3 vs. 4 at 165 and 2 vs. 4 at HWT. We hope to see a big crowd Friday night to support these guys!

Saturday we will have almost half our team competing in Dubuque, Iowa at the Duhawk Open. TJ Ruschell and Johnny Jimenez are heading down to get more matches in for their RPI ranking. To get into this poll you must have 17 matches against Division 1 opponents. To qualify a National Tournament spot for your conference you need to be in the top 26 of the coachs poll and the RPI ranking. We have all TEN wrestlers in top 24 of the coachs poll so this RPI ranking is crucial towards getting our athletes to the NCAA tournament.

Also traveling down to compete will be
133- Michael Cullen
141- Luke Rowh, JJ McClelland
149- Patrick Spray
157- Zander Wick
165- Evan Wick
174- Jacob Covaciu, Santonio Cathery
184- Jake Stiling
197- Mason Reinhardt, Brady Wetter
HWT- Ben Stone

As you can see our redshirts Spray, Wick, Wick, Covaciu, and Wetter have all moved weight classes for this 2nd semester. We want them to continue to focus on getting bigger and stronger and to improve their skills, moving up a weight class will help them do this.

Thanks again for your support of the program we are very thankful for you! Hope to see many of you on Friday! Have a great rest of your week!

On Wisconsin!
Barry Davis and the Wisconsin Wrestling Staff

Photo Credit: UWBadgers.com

By TomM January 26, 2017 17:15
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