SOMERS, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Parkside wrestling squad ushered in its home slate on Wednesday night, defeating in-state nemesis University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 26-18 inside DeSimone Gymnasium.
The Rangers (1-1) stormed out of the gates winning the first two weight classes. Ronzel Darling earned a 17-2 tech fall victory over the Pointers' (2-1) Kris Adams at 125-pounds while Joseph Her pinned Lance Fabry in the 133-pound bout. UWSP claimed the 141 weight class before the Rangers' Brandt Welcher won 10-3 at 149 pounds.
Nick Fishback secured a 16-4 major decision victory at 165-pounds over Ben Thome while Montrail Johnson rolled Dylan Diebitz 19-8 at the 174-pound weight class. Blaine Conner secured the Rangers final win of the night, downing Kane Seubert 18-6 for the major decision.
Davien Willis suffered his first loss of the season at 197-pounds, putting together a gritty performance after sustaining a lower body injury early in the third period. Willis battled into multiple overtimes before eventually falling 2-1.
UW-Parkside returns to the mat on Saturday, heading to Mequon, Wis. for the Concordia Open.
125: Ronzel Darling (UWP) defeated Kris Adams (SP), Tech Fall 17-2
133: Joseph Her (UWP) defeated Lance Fabry (SP), pin 0:49
141: Jared Kust (SP) defeated Adam Yde (UWP), 2-0 decision
149: Brandt Welcher (UWP) defeated John Roycraft (SP), 10-3 decision
157: Jamey Simmons (SP) defeated Daniel Argueta (UWP), pin 3:33
165: Nick Fishback (UWP) defeated Ben Thome (SP), 16-4 major decision
174: Montrail Johnson (UWP) defeated Dylan Diebitz (SP), 19-8 major decision
184: Blaine Conner (UWP) defeated Kane Seubert (SP), 18-6 major decision
197: Dustin Wozniak (SP) defeated Davien Willis (UWP), 2-1 won on tiebreaker
285: Jordan Koranda (SP) defeated Jake Armellani (UWP), pin 2:04