UW-Platteville tops UW-Eau Claire

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team earned its first dual win of the season Wednesday, defeating WIAC rival UW-Eau Claire 29-16 at Williams Fieldhouse.

The Pioneers were anchored by wins from Aaric Spencer, Robbie Kerr, Randy Wade and Kyle Andreae. Spencer scored the Pioneers sole pin on the night in the second round of his 157-pound match, and Andreae ended the night with a major decision by scoring seven points in the third round.

The Pioneers return to the mat Saturday at 9 a.m. in Milwaukee for the MSOE Invitational.

Match-by-match breakdown:

125: Cole Ferguson, UW-Platteville wins by forfeit

Team Score: 6-0, UW-Platteville

133: Zach Stenger, UW-Platteville wins forfeit

Team Score: 12-0, UW-Platteville

141: Nathaniel Behnke, UW-Eau Claire wins by forfeit

Team Score: 12-6, UW-Platteville

149: Ryan Seidler, UW-Eau Claire major decision Jose Collado, UW-Platteville, 13-3

Seidler dominated the first period with a pair of takedowns and a two-point and three-point near fall, 9-1. Seidler scores the only points in the second period with a takedown, 11-1, and earns the major decision, winning 13-3.

Team Score: 12-10, UW-Platteville

157: Aaric Spencer, UW-Platteville pin Matt Koch, UW-Eau Claire

Spencer pinned Koch at the 3:46 mark.

Team Score: 18-10, UW-Platteville

165: Robbie Kerr, UW-Platteville defeated Matthew Laugen, UW-Ea Claire, 11-5

Kerr started the bout with takedown, but a reversal by Laugen tied the match. Kerr ended the first period with an escape and a takedown for a 5-2 lead. Laugen started the second with an escape but Kerr stayed on the attack and got a takedown for a 7-3 advantage after two periods. Laugen tried to come back by starting the final period with a reversal, but Kerr stopped the comeback with an escaped and a takedown for a 11-5 victory.

Team Score: 21-10, UW-Platteville

174: Randy Wade, UW-Platteville major decision Jacob Hoffstatter, UW-Eau Claire, 12-4

Wade took down Hoffstatter with 37 seconds left in the first period, but Hoffstatter gets an escape with two seconds left in the period, 2-1. Wade began the second period with an escape then earned a takedown for a 5-1 led. Hoffstatter made it a three-point match with an escape before Wade earned a takedown. Hoffstatter then escaped, but Wade counters with a takedown sealing a 12-4 major decision.

Team Score: 25-10, UW-Platteville

184: Josh Cormican, UW-Eau Claire defeated Nathan Schmitz, UW-Platteville, 8-2

Cormican started the match with a takedown, giving him a 2-0 lead. To start the second round, Cormican secures a reversal then Schmitz gets a reversal of his own for a 4-2 Cormican lead after two rounds. Cormican gets three-point near fall near the end of the third period, and a riding time bonus point gave a Cormican an 8-2 win.

Team Score: 25-13, UW-Platteville

197: Luke Ortscheid, UW-Eau Claire defeated Bryant Etherton, UW-Platteville, 3-1 OT

After a hard-fought first round ended scoreless, Etherton earned an escape, giving him a 1-0 lead at the end of the second round. Ortscheid escaped to start the third, tying the score at 1-1, where it would remain until overtime. In the overtime, Ortscheid secured a last-second takedown to win 3-1

Team Score: 25-16, UW-Platteville

HWT: Kyle Andreae, UW-Platteville major decision Justin Karkula, UW-Eau Claire, 15-7

Karkula started the match with a takedown before Andreae worked a reversal. Karkula then got back into control with a reversal of his own. Andreae escaped and takes a 5-4 lead with a takedown to end the action-packed first round. Karkula tied the match by escaping to start the second round, but Andreae earned a takedown to take a 7-5 lead into the third round. Andreae began the third with an escape, but Karula answered with a takedown, making it 7-6 Andreae. Andreae escaped to put it back to a two-point lead, and then Andreae ends the bout with a takedown and a three-point near-fall, giving him the 15-7 decision.

Final Team Score: 29-16, UW-Platteville


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