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    Ten Years of: Wisconsin Wrestling (2013-22)

    2x NCAA All-American Eric Barnett (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...Wisconsin!

    NCAA Qualifiers (64)

    2022


    #6 Eric Barnett (125 lbs), #31 Kyle Burwick (133 lbs), #27 Joe Zargo (141 lbs), #3 Austin Gomez (149 lbs), #27 Garrett Model (157 lbs), #4 Dean Hamiti (165 lbs), #29 Chris Weiler (184 lbs), #23 Braxton Amos (197 lbs), #17 Trent Hillger (285 lbs)


    2021

    #19 Eric Barnett (125 lbs), #18 Kyle Burwick (133 lbs), #13 Chris Weiler (184 lbs), #14 Trent Hillger (285 lbs)


    2020

    #2 Seth Gross (133 lbs), #9 Tristan Moran (141 lbs), #26 Cole Martin (149 lbs), #8 Evan Wick (165 lbs), #24 Johnny Sebastian (184 lbs), #6 Trent Hillger (285 lbs)


    2019

    #11 Tristan Moran (141 lbs), #19 Cole Martin (149 lbs), #4 Evan Wick (165 lbs), #15 Ryan Christensen (174 lbs), #22 Mason Reinhardt (184 lbs), #7 Trent Hillger (285 lbs)


    2018

    Eli Stickley (141 lbs), Cole Martin (149 lbs), #14 Andrew Crone (149 lbs), #10 Evan Wick (165 lbs), Ryan Christensen (174 lbs), #11 Ricky Robertson (184 lbs), Hunter Ritter (197 lbs)


    2017

    Johnny Jimenez (125 lbs), Cole Martin (141 lbs), Andrew Crone (149 lbs), TJ Ruschell (157 lbs), #4 Isaac Jordan (165 lbs), Ryan Christensen (174 lbs), Hunter Ritter (184 lbs), #15 Ricky Robertson (197 lbs), #2 Connor Medbery (285 lbs)


    2016

    Johnny Jimenez (125 lbs), #12 Ryan Taylor (133 lbs), #2 Isaac Jordan (165 lbs), Ricky Robertson (174 lbs), Ryan Christensen (184 lbs)


    2015

    #2 Ryan Taylor (133 lbs), Jesse Thielke (141 lbs), #3 Isaac Jordan (165 lbs), #16 Frank Cousins (174 lbs), #15 Ricky Robertson (184 lbs), #12 Timmy McCall (197 lbs), #5 Connor Medbery (285 lbs)


    2014

    #7 Ryan Taylor (125 lbs), #5 Tyler Graff (133 lbs), Rylan Lubeck (149 lbs), #5 Isaac Jordan (157 lbs), Scott Liegel (174 lbs), Jackson Hein (184 lbs), Timmy McCall (197 lbs), #9 Connor Medbery (285 lbs)


    2013

    #3 Tyler Graff (133 lbs), Jackson Hein (197 lbs), #7 Connor Medbery (285 lbs)


    NCAA Champions

    None


    NCAA All-Americans

    2022: Eric Barnett (125 - 7th), Austin Gomez (149 - 4th), Dean Hamiti (165 - 6th)

    2021: Eric Barnett (125 - 8th), Trent Hillger (285 - 6th)

    2019: Evan Wick (165 - 4th), Trent Hillger (285 - 8th)

    2018: Evan Wick (165 - 3rd)

    2017: Isaac Jordan (165 - 4th), Connor Medbery (285 - 2nd)

    2016: Isaac Jordan (165 - 2nd)

    2015: Ryan Taylor (133 - 7th), Isaac Jordan (165 - 7th), Connor Medbery (285 - 4th)

    2014: Tyler Graff (133 - 2nd), Isaac Jordan (157 - 7th)

    2013: Tyler Graff (133 - 3rd)


    NWCA All-Americans

    Seth Gross (133 - First Team)

    Tristan Moran (141 - Second Team)

    Evan Wick (165 - First Team)

    Trent Hillger (285 - First Team)


    NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

    Tristan Moran (2019 - 141)

    Andrew Crone (2017 - 149)

    Ryan Taylor (2016 - 133)

    Timmy McCall (2015 - 197)

    Connor Medbery (2014 - 285)


    Big Ten Champions

    2022: Austin Gomez (149)

    2016: Isaac Jordan (165)

    2015: Isaac Jordan (165)


    Big Ten Runner's Up

    2022: Eric Barnett (125)

    2017: Connor Medbery (285)

    2015: Ryan Taylor (133)

    2014: Tyler Graff (133)


    Dual Record

    2021-22: 12-2

    2021: 1-6

    2019-20: 11-6

    2018-19: 9-6

    2017-18: 7-5

    2016-17: 7-5

    2015-16: 4-8

    2014-15: 9-4

    2013-14: 12-6

    2012-13: 7-8


    Big Ten Tournament Placement

    2021-22: 8th

    2021: 12th

    2019-20: 9th

    2018-19: 7th

    2017-18: 6th

    2016-17: 8th

    2015-16: 8th

    2014-15: 8th

    2013-14: 7th

    2012-13: 10th


    NCAA Tournament Team Placement

    2021-22: 14th (38.5 points)

    2021: 23rd (18.5 points)

    2019-20: No Tournament

    2018-19: 21st (27 points)

    2017-18: 17th (27.5 points)

    2016-17: 13th (39.5 points)

    2015-16: 23rd (20 points)

    2014-15: 17th (32.5 points)

    2013-14: 16th (36 points)

    2012-13: 27th-tie (16.5 points)


    Head Coaching History

    Chris Bono (2018 - Present)

    Barry Davis (1993 - 2018)


    Best Lineup (Comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)


    125 - Eric Barnett: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#6 and #19 seeds), 2x NCAA All-American (7th, 8th), 2022 Big Ten Runner-Up

    133 - Tyler Graff: 4x NCAA All-American (2nd, 3rd, 5th x2), 2014 NCAA Runner-Up, 2x Big Ten Runner-Up

    141 - Tristan Moran: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#9 and #11 seeds), 2020 NWCA Second Team All-American, 2019 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher

    149 - Austin Gomez: 2022 NCAA Qualifier (#3 seed), 2022 NCAA 4th Place, 2022 Big Ten Champion, NCAA Qualifier for Iowa State

    157 - Isaac Jordan: 4x NCAA All-American (#2, #4, #7 x2), 2016 NCAA Runner-Up, 2x Big Ten Champion

    165 - Evan Wick: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#4, #8, and #10 seeds), 2x NCAA All-American (3rd, 4th), 2020 NWCA First Team All-American, 2022 NCAA All-American (3rd) for Cal Poly

    174 - Ryan Christensen: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#15 seed)

    184 - Ricky Robertson: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#11 and #15 x2 seeds)

    197 - Timmy McCall: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#12 seed), 2015 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher

    285 - Connor Medbery: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#2, #5, #7, and #9 seeds), 2x NCAA All-American (2nd, 4th), 2017 NCAA Runner-Up, 2017 Big Ten Runner-Up


    Recruiting

    Number of Big Boarder's Per Year


    2022: #31 Nicolar Rivera (WI), #32 James Rowley (OR), #72 Brock Bobzien (CA), #166 Mikey Tal-Shahar (FL), #233 Felix Lettini (NJ)

    2021: #6 Dean Hamiti (IL), #52 Brooks Empey (WI), #56 Hayden Copass (IL)

    2020: #6 Braxton Amos (WV), #127 Joe Zargo (NJ), #137 Aidan Medora (WI)

    2019: #18 Eric Barnett (WI), #32 Peter Christensen (IL), #38 Kyle Burwick (ND), #84 Josh Otto (WI)

    2018: #51 Jared Krattiger (WI), #67 Jeremy Schoenherr (WI), #90 Tyler Dow (WI)

    2017: #21 Trent Hillger (MI), #88 Devin Bahr (WI)

    2016: #29 Evan Wick (CA), #32 Zander Wick (CA), #110 Jacob Covaciu (WI)

    2015: #26 Hunter Ritter (MD), #92 Eli Stickley (OH), #103 Michael Cullen (IL)

    2014: #22 Ryan Christensen (WA), #50 Johnny Jimenez (IL)

    2013: #39 Ricky Robertson (IL), #150 Jake Stilling (WI), #161 Scott Liegel (WI), #165 Andrew Crone (WI)

    For past teams:

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    Central Michigan

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    Clarion

    Cleveland State

    Columbia

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    CSU Bakersfield

    Davidson

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    Franklin & Marshall

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