UW-Whitewater, ranked eleventh in the D3wrestle.com poll, upped its dual meet record to 5-0 and its win streak to seventeen with a 37-6 win in the Kolf Fieldhouse at UW-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin Friday.
UW-W received a quick, and easy, six points in the opening match of the night with Joe Meylor receiving a forfeit at 125 pounds, giving Meylor his first win of the season. Grant Sutter, ranked ninth by D3wrestle.com, upped Whitewater's lead to 12-0 with a pin of David Rosenau in 2:40. Sutter, 12-1, led 9-1 at the time of the pin.
Jake Fredrickson made it three in a row for Whitewater with an 18-4 win over Justin Schieneback in the 141 pound match. All of Schieneback's points came on escapes at Fredrickson traded for higher points. Fredrickson, 19-4 and ranked seventh by D3wrestle.com, had two near falls in the match as UW-W's lead increased to 16-0.
Elroy Perkin ran the string to four in a row, and a 19-0 Whitewater lead, with a 5-1 win over Mason McMullen at 149. Perkin led 2-1 after period one, and 4-1 after two. Now 20-7, Perkins is in the "contender" list at D3wrestle.com.
Kegan Arthur continued Whitewater's string with a 5-1 win at 157. Arthur and Oshkosh's Thomas Dahlke fought a scoreless first period, but Arthur got the first point on a penalty on Dahlke for stalling in period two. Arthur added a reversal and two more penalty points in period three before Dahlke came back with an escape with time running out. UW-W's margin increased to 22-0 as Arthur improved to 18-6 on the year.
Defending NCAA III champion, and currently ranked number two by D3wrestle.com, Nazr Kulchytskyy got Oshkosh on the board at 165 with a pin in 1:10 of Willie Anaya. Kulchytskyy is 11-1 with seven victories by fall, and his pin made the score 22-6.
The Titans' Dan Schiferel, ranked tenth by D3wrestle.com, got all he could handle from Whitewater's Ryan Aprahamian. Schiferel led 4-2 after one and 5-4 after two. Aprahamian took a 6-5 lead in the third, but Schiferel tied the score at 6-6 with a penalty point with 0:59 left. Aprahamian recorded the upset with a takedown in overtime for an 8-6 victory. Aprahamian, 11-6, upped the Whitewater lead to 25-6.
At 184 pounds the Warhawks' Andrew Pettit and Titans' Jay Howarth needed extra time to reach a decision. After a scoreless first, the match was 2-2 after two periods. Both recorded a pair of reversals in the third to end regulation in a 5-5 tie. Pettit earned a takedown sixteen seconds into the extra period for an 8-6 win. Pettit improved to 16-7, and Whitewater's lead increased to 28-6.
Warhawk Shane Siefert was matched up with Tyler Wetenkamp, in the honorable mention category by D3wrestle.com, at 197 pounds. Seifert, 15-4, made a case for mention in the next poll with a 4-0 win. He led 3-0 after one on a takedown and escape, and added an escape in the second to add three more team points to a 31-6 Whitewater lead.
Whitewater's Anthony Edgren, the sixth Warhawk mentioned in the D3wrestle.com rankings, closed the meet with a pin at 285. Edgren led 8-0, with two three point nearfalls, in period one. He added six more points, to two for Oshkosh's Brandon Clapper, for an 14-2 lead after two periods, and then pinned Clapper at 4:57. Edgren, 14-1, closed out Whitewater's 37-6 win.
125 Joe Meylor, WW, won by forfeit
133 Grant Sutter, WW, pinned David Rosenau, OSH, 2:40
141 Jake Fredrickson, WW, defeated Justin Schienebeck, OSH, 18-4
149 Elroy Perkin, WW, defeated Mason McMullen, OSH, 5-1
157 Kegan Arthur, WW, defeated Thomas Dahlke, OSH, 5-1
165 Nazr Kulchytskyy, OSH, pinned Willie Anaya, WW, 1:10
174 Ryan Aprahamian, WW, defeated Dan Schiferel, OSH, 8-6 in OT
184 Andrew Pettit, WW, defeated Jay Howarth, OSH, 8-6 in OT
197 Shane Siefert, WW, defeated Tyler Wetenkamp, OSH, 4-0
285 Anthony Edgren, WW, pinned Brandon Clapper, OSH, 4:57
UW-W will compete in the National Duals in Springfield, Illinois January 12-13. The Warhawks will host UW-Eau Claire Friday, January 25 at 7:00 in Williams Center.