WHITEWATER, Wis. -- The Warhawk wrestling team recorded three pins, a technical fall and two major decisions in a 43-3 win over UW-Platteville to open the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Season.
Starting at 125 pounds, Zac Denny (Machesney Park, IL/Harlem) put UW-W on the board after grinding out a close 6-5 win over Platteville's Cole Ferguson. Denny led 4-2 after the first period, and then added a point from an escape in the second to head into the final period with a 5-2 lead. Ferguson countered in the third with an escape and then tied the match 5-5 with a takedown with one minute remaining. Denny immediately recorded the escape and held on for the win.
Whitewater extended the lead to 9-0 with a win by forfeit at 133 pounds.
The Pioneers got on the board at 141 pounds with Chase Wiggins' 8-6 win over Maxx Hubbard (Sterling/Newman Central Catholic) but it was all Whitewater from that point on.
Cam Loomis (River Falls/River Falls) posted a 10-5 decision over Jose Collado at 149. The next six bouts ended in extra points for the Warhawks. Tom Gerszewski (Crystal Lake, IL/Crystal Lake South) put things in motion with a pin over Platteville's Aaron Knudtson in just 38 seconds. Jordan Newman (Blaine, MN/St. John's Military Academy) followed with a major decision, 11-2, over Mike Uliana at 165. TJ Decker (Pewaukee/Pewaukee) recorded Whitewater's second pin of the evening stopping the clock at 2:39. Another major decision came at 184 pounds with Ryan Aprahamian (Mukwonago/Mukwonago) recording a 11-0 win over Nathan Schmitz. Shane Siefert (Mundelein, IL/Carmel) registered the technical fall at exactly 5:00 defeating Bryant Etherton 17-1. Anthony Edgren (New Lisbon/New Lisbon) put the final touch on the night with a pin over Kyle Andreae at 2:25 for the final tally of 43-3.
The Warhawks will split their squad this weekend to compete in the Olivet Comet Duals and Concordia (WI) Open. The Duals are hosted by Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan. UW-W opens the duals with a 10:00 match up with Alma followed by Heidelberg at 12:00, Olivet at 2:00 and Ohio Northern at 4:00. The Concordia Open is a regular tournament scheduled for continuous competition throughout the day.
125 Zac Denny (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by decision over Cole Ferguson (Wisconsin-Platteville) 6-5. 3.00 0
133 Trevor Pruett (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) . 6.00 0
141 Chase Wiggins (Wisconsin-Platteville) won by decision over Maxx Hubbard (Wisconsin-Whitewater) 8-6. 0 3.00
149 Cam Loomis (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by decision over Jose Collado (Wisconsin-Platteville) 10-5. 3.00 0
157 Tom Gerszewski (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by pin over Aaron Knudtson (Wisconsin-Platteville) 0:38. 6.00 0
165 Jordan Newman (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by major decision over Mike Uliana (Wisconsin-Platteville) 11-2. 4.00 0
174 Thomas Decker (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by pin over Randy Wade (Wisconsin-Platteville) 2:39. 6.00 0
184 Ryan Aprahamian (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by major decision over Nathan Schmitz (Wisconsin-Platteville) 11-0. 4.00 0
197 Shane Siefert (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by tech fall over Bryant Etherton (Wisconsin-Platteville) 5:00 17-1. 5.00 0
285 Anthony Edgren (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by pin over Kyle Andreae (Wisconsin-Platteville) 2:25. 6.00 0
Dual Meet Score 43.0 3.0