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UW-Whitewater tops UW-Platteville

The No. 12 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team claimed its first five matches Tuesday night en route to a 33-10 triumph over UW-Platteville in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual at Kris Russell Arena.

The Warhawks (3-0 overall, 3-0 WIAC) tallied three pins, one technical fall and one major decision en route to the win over the Pioneers (0-2, 0-1).

Senior Jordan Newman (Blaine, MN/St. John's Military Academy), sophomores Devin Tortorice (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel) and Mike Tortorice (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel) each posted falls to lead UW-Whitewater.

Newman collected his fifth pin and improved to 6-1 on the season at 197 pounds in one minute, 59 seconds against Codey Meyer. He entered the week as the nation's consensus No. 1 wrestler in the weight class.

At 141 pounds, Devin Tortorice (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel) improved to 7-1 on the year with his first pin in two minutes, 32 seconds against UW-Platteville's Luke Pradel. He is ranked 10th in the nation by both the National Wrestling Coaches Association and D3wrestle.com.

Mike Tortorice (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel) closed the dual with a pin in just 13 seconds against Nick Donovan to move to 7-1 on the season at 125 pounds.

Sophomore Wilder Wichman (Watertown, Wis./Johnson Creek) recorded his fifth victory of the season, an 18-2 technical fall in seven minutes against Trevor Harsh at 149 pounds.

Sophomore Hazen Rice (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg) started the dual at 133 pounds with first major decision of the season by a 15-1 score over Chase Katzenmeyer. The nation's consensus No. 10 at 133, Rice improved to 5-1 for the year.

Sophomore Ryder Sigler (Fredonia, Wis./Cedarburg) and freshman Mike Ordonez (River Forest, Ill./Oak Park River Forest) were winners by decision at 165 and 157 pounds, respectively. Sigler (5-2) posted a takedown in the third overtime period to win by sudden victory, while Ordonez (4-2) jumped out to a 6-4 lead in the first period and hung on for a 10-6 triumph.

The Warhawks return to action next week Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Candlewood Suite Duals in La Crosse. The team is scheduled to take on No. 2 Augsburg (Minn.) at 9 a.m., No. 21 Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) at 10:30 a.m. and top-ranked Wartburg (Iowa) at 12 p.m.

Results:
125: Mike Tortorice (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel) d. Nick Donovan (UW-Platteville) by fall, 0:13
133: Hazen Rice (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg) d. Chase Katzenmeyer (UW-Platteville) by major decision, 15-1
141: Devin Tortorice (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel) d. Luke Pradel (UW-Platteville) by fall, 2:23
149: Wilder Wichman (Watertown, Wis./Johnson Creek) d. Trevor Harsh (UW-Platteville) by technical fall, 18-2 (7:00)
157: Mike Ordonez (River Forest, Ill./Oak Park River Forest) d. Dustin Reynolds (UW-Platteville) by decision, 10-6
165: Ryder Sigler (Fredonia, Wis./Cedarburg) d. Isaac Brosinski (UW-Platteville) by decision, 4-2 (SV-1)
174: Jon Goetz (UW-Platteville) d. Nicholas Bonomo (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) by decision, 8-5
184: Grant Wedepohl (UW-Platteville) d. Nick Stencel (Oregon, Ohio/Clay) by major decision, 10-0
197: Jordan Newman (Blaine, MN/St. John's Military Academy) d. Cody Meyer (UW-Platteville) by fall, 1:59
285: D'Andre Johnson (UW-Platteville) d. Dylan Uzumecki (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) by decision, 6-3

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