Oshkosh, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse wrestling team, ranked fifth in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA), improved to 14-3 overall and 3-1 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) with a 46-6 victory at UW-Oshkosh Thursday night in Kolf Sports Center. The Titans fall to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
The Eagles recorded five wins by fall, two by major decision, one by technical fall and one by decision as they earned their 21st straight win over UW-Oshkosh.
Izzy Balsiger, James Bennett and Adam Sheley gave UW-L an 18-0 lead recording three wins by fall. Balsiger, ranked 10th at 125-pounds, opened with a win by fall (3:38) over the Titans' Parker Peterson. Bennet followed with a win by fall (2:01) at 133-pounds over David Rosenau and Sheley, ranked fifth at 141, defeated Justin Schienebeck by fall (2:20).
Brady Schrupp gave the Eagles a 22-0 lead with a win by major decision (8-0) over Dylan Riley at 149-pounds. Ninth-ranked JR Lewis won by fall (2:16) for UW-L at 157-pounds for a 28-0 advantage.
UW-Oshkosh's Nazar Kulchytskyy earned its only victory of the night as he won by fall (1:08) over UW-L's Derek Weinmann at 165-pounds. Kulchytskyy is currently ranked second in Division III.
UW-L's Mitch Anderson made it 32-6 with a major decision (10-1) versus Ben Frieler at 174-pounds and Eric Twohey gave the Eagles a 38-6 lead with a win by fall (4:35) over Dakota Daniels at 184.
Tony Piechowski defeated Korey Kleinhans by technical fall (15-0, 4:35) at 197-pounds and Cody Endres made the final margin of 46-6 with a decision (9-6) over Brandon Clapper at 285.
UW-L returns to action Friday, February 1 at the Pete Willson Wheaton College (Ill.) Invitational starting at 11 a.m.
125: Izzy Balsiger (UWL) Pinned Parker Peterson (UWO), 3:38, 6-0
133: James Bennett (UWL) Pinned David Rosenau (UWO), 2:01, 12-0
141: Adam Sheley (UWL) Pinned Justin Schienebeck (UWO), 2:20, 18-0
149: Brady Schrupp (UWL) Defeated Dylan Riley (UWO), 8-0, 22-0
157: JR Lewis (UWL) Pinned Jacob Moczynski (UWO), 2:16, 28-0
165: Nazar Kulchytskyy (UWO) Pinned Derek Weinmann (UWL), 1:08, 28-6
174: Mitch Anderson Defeated Ben Frieler (UWO), 10-1, 32-6
184: Eric Twohey (UWL) Pinned Dakota Daniels (UWO), 4:35, 38-6
197: Tony Piechowski (UWL) Defeated Korey Kleinhans (UWO), 15-0 (4:35), 43-6
285: Cody Endres (UWL) Defeated Brandon Clapper (UWO), 9-6, 46-6